For some years now, Acadia Parish’s dual enrollment programs have been growing. Academically, high schools have offered college math and English courses to college-bound seniors.

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AGH Physicians – “The Healers & Hero’s” – in attendance at the April 15 gala event held at the Grand Opera House were, from left, Dr. Ron Menard, Dr. Mark Dawson, Dr. Dwayne Bergeaux, Dr. Max Trahan, Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, Dr. Pam Darr, Dr. Carl Richard, Dr. Ro Risa Reina, Dr. John Gonzalez, Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Nancy Walker, Dr. Michelle Owens, Dr. Ghayas Qureshi and Dr. James “Jimmy” Oglesby.

More than 350 supporters attended Acadia General Hospital’s 2016 Gala held at the Grand Opera House in Crowley on Friday, April 15. The annual event raised $132,000 to benefit the expansion for the hospital’s new emergency room. Since the inaugural gala in 2015, more than $700,000 has been raised for the capital campaign project.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler blames the 10 pounds he’s gained in the past two months on his new home in southwest Louisiana. “Boudin and cracklins are absolutely crazy good here,” he said as he joked about the changes in his diet since switching to Acadia General.

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AGH Physicians – “The Healers & Hero’s” – in attendance at the April 15 gala event held at the Grand Opera House were, from left, Dr. Ron Menard, Dr. Mark Dawson, Dr. Dwayne Bergeaux, Dr. Max Trahan, Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, Dr. Pam Darr, Dr. Carl Richard, Dr. Ro Risa Reina, Dr. John Gonzalez, Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Nancy Walker, Dr. Michelle Owens, Dr. Ghayas Qureshi and Dr. James “Jimmy” Oglesby.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Area urged to ‘Shop Small’ Saturday

Crowley Main Street businesses are excited to be a part of Small Business Saturday. Representing the many participants are, from left, Connie John, Crowley Main Street; Tori Carriere, Boutique Forty-Six; Alexa Henry, holding Brantly Henry and Bobbi Leonards, Seredipite; Hannah Myers, Brandt’s Jewelry; Michelle Arceneaux, H&R Block; Jean Gaspard, The Gallery; Janet Cuccio, 2nd Time Around; and Candise Hanks, Cramer Equipment and Supply.

While some probably have been unintentionally participating for years, this year will mark the fifth organized Small Business Saturday in Crowley.

MPE receives National ‘Blue Ribbon’ school award

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD - Among the numerous individuals and organizations who provided assistance to Martin Petitjean Elementary for learning skills and donations were also recognized during the Friday morning awards presentation of the National Blue Ribbon Award were, from left, Hunter Hall (Senator Cassidy’s Office), Brian Mouton, Laurie Suire (Project Front Yard), Rayne Mayor Chuck Robichaux, Kim Cummins (MPE Principal), Adam Hensgens (Congressman Boustany’s Office), Francis Touchet (Louisiana Department of Education), Jason Huffman (United Way), Regina Myers (MPE Disciplinarian), Jimbo Petitjean (Acadia Parish Assessor), Francis Bihm (Rayne Chamber of Commerce), John E. Bourque (APSB Superintendent) and Stacey Romero (United Way). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

During the school’s weekly Friday morning pep rally emceed by student leaders of the Leader In Me program, Martin Petitjean Elementary was official

‘One parish, one city, two teams’

From left, Crowley High Coach Josh Fontenot and Notre Dame Coach Lewis Cook each addressed the crowd Tuesday at a citywide pep rally as both teams hope to continue their goal of a championship season.

For Jude Sittig, Angelique Credeur, Cory Gatte, Michelle Veillon and the rest of the group from both Southwind and Encore Healthcare to put togethe

Rayne’s Isaac Toups among ‘Top Chefs’ fall contestants

Rayne native and New Orleans chef Isaac Toups will debut his cooking skills on Top Chef’s new series set to air Dec. 2nd on the Bravo Network.

The popular “Top Chef” series will begin its 13th season on the Bravo Network in December and Rayne residents may by interested in one of this year

The message is 'unity'

Rotary Club of Crowley President-Elect Tracy Young, far right, welcomed members of One Acadiana to the groups lunch meeting Tuesday. They included from left, Anita Begnaud, Missy Bienvenu Andrade, Amy Thibodeaux, Jason El Koubi and Joseph Zanco.

Odds are, at some point Tuesday, you probably crossed paths with Jason El Koubi, president and CEO of One Acadiana.

Acadia Parish Teacher of the Year Luncheon held

TOP TEACHER HONOREES - Teachers of the Year honored during the 2015-2016 Acadia Parish Teacher of the Year Luncheon as top teachers in their grade category as parish finalists were, from left, Janne Crews of Crowley Kindergarten (elementary), Crystal DeMoura of Mire Elementary (middle school) and Ashley Theriot of Iota High (high school). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The 2015-2016 Acadia Parish Teacher of the Year Luncheon was held Tuesday, Nov.

Holiday royalty crowned

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Annalise Marie Arceneaux, daughter of Allison and Timmy Arceneaux, was crowned as the 2015 Miss Merry Christmas Thursday night.

CROWLEY - Annalise Marie Arceneaux, a student at St.

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AGH Physicians – “The Healers & Hero’s” – in attendance at the April 15 gala event held at the Grand Opera House were, from left, Dr. Ron Menard, Dr. Mark Dawson, Dr. Dwayne Bergeaux, Dr. Max Trahan, Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, Dr. Pam Darr, Dr. Carl Richard, Dr. Ro Risa Reina, Dr. John Gonzalez, Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Nancy Walker, Dr. Michelle Owens, Dr. Ghayas Qureshi and Dr. James “Jimmy” Oglesby.

More than 350 supporters attended Acadia General Hospital’s 2016 Gala held at the Grand Opera House in Crowley on Friday, April 15.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian burial for Willie Bernard Jr., 74, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in St. Teresa Catholic Church in Crowley. Father Godwin Imoru will officiate.

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