Kenny Henderson will no longer be the executive director of the LHSAA, effective, Friday, Oct. 24. After several meetings, including two this week, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Executive Committee met again Thursday. Henderson tendered his resignation effective Oct. 24.

Kevin Moody named Civic Cup Award winner.

Businessman Kevin Moody has been named the winner of the 2014 Civic Cup award.
The grades are in and Acadia Parish has improved its District Performance Score and held its “B” letter grade. Up from 87.3 in 2013, Acadia drew an 89.7 DPS in 2014, both of which show the school district as a “B” district. The district is now just ahead of the state average of 89.2.

Kevin Moody named Civic Cup Award winner.


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Citizens warned of scams

Authorities in the Rice Capital have been made aware of two scams targeting unsuspecting citizens.

Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson presented the two latest scams that his department has been made aware of recently.

Residents urged to take precautions

Caroline Kennedy, Gracie Young and Trinity Young munch on snow cones as the heat index in Crowley approached 100 degrees Monday.

It’s no secret that summers in south Louisiana are unforgiving. 

In fact, it isn’t uncommon for a person to fall victim to a heat related illness while taking part in an outdoor activity that isn’t strenuous or unsafe in regular conditions. 

Crowns donated as Crowley pageants near

Ahead of the final month of her reign, Miss Crowley 2013, Allison Hoffpauir, dresses a table full of photos and more memories from her 2013-14 reign. The table, along with others created by Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley, will be on display at City Hall during the month of July. The 2014 Miss Crowley pageants will be held July 26, and the final day to register to compete is Tuesday, July 1. Those interested can register at Crowley City Hall from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club recently accepted donations of the crowns for the 2014 Miss, Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley Queens.

Guidry named 2014 Lion of the Year

2014 LION OF THE YEAR honors were presented to Michael Guidry, left, by Daniel Simoneaux, chairman of the selection committee during the installation banquet of the Rayne club Thursday night.

Michael Guidry, the 2014 recipient of the Rayne Lions Club “Lion of the Year” Award was described as a member “who shows up whenever asked” to work on club projects and events, reported Daniel Simoneaux chairman of the selection committee consisting of  John Quebodeaux and Horace Thibodeaux.

Mega Raffle will benefit Community Foundation of Louisiana

Community Foundation of Louisiana is holding an Acadiana Mega Raffle fund-raising event which will have more than 1,000 prizes  and a 1-in-30 chance of winning with the purchaser of one $100 ticket.

New officers installed, Rotarians of the Year named at banquet

Past District 6200 Gov. Clarence Prudhomme, far left, installed the 2014-15 officers and directors at the club’s installation banquet Tuesday night. They were, from left, President-Elect Pat Miers, Secretary Melinda Malmay, Treasurer Troy Breaux, Debbie Spallino (who will be helping out with treasurer duties this year) and Directors Kirk Schexnider, Becky Lamm, Jill Signorelli and Suzy Webb. (Photo by JC Webb)

As the evening drew to a close, the night’s biggest honor – Rotarian of the Year – was still awaited.

Weather doesn’t dampen interest in 2014 Rice Field Day

A group of farmers, rice industry personnel and Rice Research Station personnel gather to await the beginning of Rice Field Day activities Wednesday. The annual event showcases the advances in rice farming as well as provides useful information across the field concerning the industry, legislation and more.

With light rain falling here and there, you might expect the turnout for the 2014 Rice Field Day at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station.

Think again.



Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Alfred J. Simoneaux, 69, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.

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