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.

Miss Merry Christmas, Master Noel Royalty Named

CHRISTMAS ROYALTY - Master Noel Draken Bellard and Miss Merry Christmas Zoe Traore were selected Christmas royalty Sunday during the 2015 Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel Pageant hosted by the City of Rayne and Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Additional photos and the event story can be found inside on page 7. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the City of Rayne sponsored the 2015 Annual Little Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel Contest on Sunday

Hayes reflects on the lessons of Rotary

Rotary Club of Crowley Pat Miers, left, presented District 6200 Gov. Mike Hayes a small token from the club as well as roses for his wife who was unable to attend.

Any Rotarian can tell you of a moment, or two, or more that imparted valuable knowledge on them.

Gibson: ‘Tax rededication vote vital’

Despite the fact that he will be sworn in as Acadia Parish Sheriff on July 1, Crowley Chief of Police has no intention of slowing the fight for the

Rotarians recognize veterans, Paul Harris Fellows

At a banquet Tuesday night, the Rotary Club of Crowley recognized the veterans in attendance. They were from left, Rev. James Proctor, Rotarian; Dr. Cason delaHoussaye, husband of Rotarian Isabella delaHoussaye; Dr. Thomas “Bo” McNeely and Ralph Cowen, Rotarians; John Miers, husband of Rotarian Pat Miers (president); and Mike McBride and Scott Schumacher, Rotarians.

Gathered in the activities room of Southwind Healthcare and Rehabilitation, the Rotary Club of Crowley had much to be thankful for Tuesday night.

Legion events, programs planned by Post 77

A number of upcoming events were discussed during the November meeting of American Legion’s Arceneaux Post 77 as announced by Commander David Simon

Sisters of A&O present ‘Rayne In Pink’

A large crowd was in attendance for the balloon release held at the Depot Square for the 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink” events and program. Following the balloon release, participants marched to the Civic Center Green Room where the annual 2015 Fun Day was held. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Sisters of A&O 21st Century Club hosted their 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink,” a breast cancer awareness march and fun day held for the entire c

Miss Merry Christmas, Master Noel

Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the City of Rayne, sponsors of the annual Little Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel Contest, have annou

2nd Farmer's Market This Weekend In Rayne

The city of Rayne and the Rayne Chamber of Commerce will host the second Rayne Farmer’s Market this weekend on Saturday, Nov. 14, between 7 a.m.

Parish pipeline ordinance on chopping block

A controversial ordinance that mandates public hearings for pipeline companies crossing Acadia Parish and fines those companies if such hearings ar

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Rayne senior guard Charlesha Dugas

It was almost all about New Orleans when it came to the major awards on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State basketball teams.

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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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