Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque, right, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting. He talked about the state of education in Acadia Parish as well as the overall picture moving forward as many questions still remain about Common Core and more. Welcoming him were, from left, Program Organizer Adrianne Vidrine and Rotary President Mary Zaunbrecher.

A lot has changed since Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque took over more than a decade ago – curricula, policies and even the school dynamics themselves.
Rayne’s own “Lee” Benoit (born Bradley Dale Joseph Benoit) was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame at ceremonies held in his hometown Friday night. Benoit was inducted at the Le Cajun Award Ceremony held at the Civic Center in Rayne.
According to state police, Interstate 10 eastbound near milepost 85 has been re-opened as recovery work has moved onto the shoulder.

Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque, right, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting. He talked about the state of education in Acadia Parish as well as the overall picture moving forward as many questions still remain about Common Core and more. Welcoming him were, from left, Program Organizer Adrianne Vidrine and Rotary President Mary Zaunbrecher.

Rotarians learn about state’s Youth Challenge Program

Master Sgt. Richard Bullock, left, and Col. Michael Borrel, right, presented the program at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Crowley meeting, discussing the Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program. Helping welcome Bullock and Borrel were, center from left, Rotarian Isabella delaHoussaye and President-Elect and program organizer, Mary Zaunbrecher.

For many at-risk teenagers, life doesn’t hold a lot of hope and opportunities.

Board adopts 2014 tax millages; recognizes state fair winners

From left, Arielle Johnson and Shy Vincent placed first at the state social studies fair at the elementary school level while Lilly Smith placed first at the high school level this year.

By a unanimous roll call vote, the Acadia Parish School Board adopted a resolution to adopt the millage rates for the 2014 tax year at its June meeting Monday night.

‘A new era of health care’

The new sign in front of Acadia General Hospital (AGH) was unveiled Monday morning during a ceremony in front of the hospital. Standing in front of the sign are, from left, Caroline Marceaux, AGH chief nursing officer; Charmaine Vidrine, AGH interim CEO; Dr. Cason delaHoussaye, board of directors chairman; Zach Landry, AGH administrative assistant; and David Callecod, president/CEO Lafayette General Health.

If the optimism expressed by the speakers as well as those in attendance is any indication, Monday was a big day for the people in Acadia Parish.

Schexnider returning to Africa

Crowley’s Kirk Schexnider with several children during his visit to Malawi last year. He is looking for community support for his visit this year to help with his travel and building supplies. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Schexnider)

Kirk Schexnider isn’t one to leave a job incomplete.

LEAP, iLEAP scores show improvement

The end of the school year for students means celebrating a year of hard work.
For students, and the teachers that worked hard with them this year, the release of the parish’s LEAP and iLEAP results are definite cause for celebration in Acadia Parish.

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Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook talks with quarterback Brad Stoma during a game last season. The Pios will travel to Lafayette on Thursday to participate in a scrimmage with St. Thomas More. (Photo by Jason Faul)

CROWLEY – When the Louisiana High School Athletic Association decided to split its football playoffs into two divisions last year — Select and Non-Select — the Notre Dame Pios found themselves thro

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