Workers repair a downed electrical pole at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.

A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain passed through Acadia Parish early Sunday morning leaving several downed trees, many residents without power, high water in some areas and downed a telephone pole which damaged the Chevron station at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.
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.

Workers repair a downed electrical pole at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.

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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.

Trosclair earns national honor

Irma Trosclair
Principal
South Crowley Elementary

The turnaround at South Crowley in the past few years is getting another national honor, this time, with Principal Irma Trosclair being named one of seven national winners of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.

Crime Stoppers: Police seeking information in trailer theft

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.
The Crowley Police Department is investigating the theft of a black 10-foot utility trailer that occurred in the 300 block of West Walnut Street on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1. The trailer has a rear drop gate and a bent tongue jack.

Still time to see the Acadia Players’ ‘Salem’s Daughter’

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Type Cast members in the Acadia Players’ current production, “Salem’s Daughter,” include, seated from left, Lily Mire (Jennie), Amanda Caldwell (Jennifer), Ashley Turner (Dottie), Hannah Thibodeaux (Marci), Maddie Fulton (Toni); standing, Zack Thibodeaux (Corey), Louis Mire (Mike), Olivia Doucet (Sarah Brooks, Sarah, Detective Brent), Brock Credeur (Sam) and Lauren Babineaux (Heather).

The Acadia Players took the stage this weekend with their autumn production of “Salem’s Daughter,” a chilling tale of suspense that looks at socia

Unofficial results: New sheriff, police jurors voted in

There is finality in the race for Acadia Parish Sheriff.
After months of a hard-fought election, Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson will have a new job in July 2016 when he becomes sheriff.
Gibson carried about 55 percent of the vote over opponents Keith Latiola (40 percent) and Brian Richard (5 percent).

Committee learns of Telemed, receives reports

School board members, from left, David Lalande, Doug LaCombe, Superintendent John Bourque, John Suire and Gene Daigle, along with Milton Simar and Delo Hebert, not pictured, discuss the idea of Telemed use in two parish schools.

Acadia General Hospital may have a way to solve part of two problems with one solution: Telemed.
Currently awaiting news on a grant to fund a pilot program in Acadia Parish, the hospital looks to alleviate some of the stress on its emergency room while helping school attendance simultaneously through the program using the Telemed technology.

Wright briefs Rotarians on general principles of Islam

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, right, thanks Rotarian Lee Wright, left, for his informative program Tuesday.

When Rotarian Lee Wright was thrown the task of organizing the club’s program a couple of weeks ago, it put him in a tight spot.
His original speaker was set to visit the club in November, but Wright was rescheduled and his speaker could not. So, it fell to Wright to pull something out of his “bag of tricks,” which, if anything, includes plenty of informative military briefings sure to educate the local membership of the global organization.
Wright decided to present an informative program on what has become the world’s fastest growing religion: Islam. Current statistics show the religion is expected to rival Christianity by 2050.

Sisters of A&O plan Pink March/Family Fun Day

STREET DRIVE: Members of the Sisters of A&O conducted a Oct. 2-3 street drive in support of their fourth annual “Rayne in Pink” breast cancer awareness march and fun day this weekend on Saturday, October 24. Pictured, from left, are Demetrica Simmons, Gwen Mouton, Kirsten Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, Laressa Reed, Cutrina Jolivette, and Sadie Wheeler. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Sisters of A&O 21st Century Club would like to announce their 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink,” a breast cancer awareness march and fun day. The public event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, for the general public.
The morning activities will begin that morning at the Depot Square where a prayer and balloon release will be held, followed by the 10 a.m. March that will end at the Green Room of the Civic Center Complex where the Fun Day events will begin at 11 a.m.

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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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