(File photo) The future of these modular buildings, once used to house prisoners at the Acadia Parish Jail, will once again be the topic of discussion when the police jury meets on Sept. 8.

CROWLEY - They declared them surplus and tried to sell them — twice — but there were no takers. Then they talked about having them demolished and hauled off.

Acadia General Hospital CEO Heather Harper spoke to the Crowley Lions Club on Tuesday. Harper touted the numerous upgrades and her plans for the future of the hospital. From the left are Crowley Lion Ann Mire, Harper and Lions Club President Bryan Borill.

The improvements made during Heather Harper’s first year as CEO of Acadia General Hospital have been obvious and well-documented. “I notice it as soon as I walk through the doors,” said Crowley Alderman Bryan Borill. “They used to not even greet you. And it’s the same thing throughout the building.”

“Skygazers with Baby on Box” - oil on canvas

During the month of September, visitors to The Gallery in Crowley will find themselves immersed in a magic world of fantastical flowers and whimsical birds, all of which are the creation of Dr. Lyn Fontenot.

(File photo) The future of these modular buildings, once used to house prisoners at the Acadia Parish Jail, will once again be the topic of discussion when the police jury meets on Sept. 8.

Acadia General Hospital CEO Heather Harper spoke to the Crowley Lions Club on Tuesday. Harper touted the numerous upgrades and her plans for the future of the hospital. From the left are Crowley Lion Ann Mire, Harper and Lions Club President Bryan Borill.

“Skygazers with Baby on Box” - oil on canvas

Bertrand talks planning, preparing for ‘Semester at Sea’

Shea Bertrand, second from left, was welcomed to the Rotary Club of Crowley’s meeting Tuesday by Rotarians, from left, Mary Zaunbrecher (president), Peggy Sandidge and Kirk Schexnider. Bertrand spoke about his plans to partake in the Semester at Sea program.

Shea Bertrand has spent a good chunk of his young life helping others.

'Great experience'

Members of the M.H.S. Alumni Relay Team have been helping Luminaria Chair Thelma Fuselier, far left, set up this year’s Luminaria bags as well as in years past. Helping Fuselier recently were, from left, Connie Frugé, Paula Broussard and Glenda Guillory.

As the sun sets, things are typically just getting started for Relay For Life, but a few hours in, when the darkness truly hits, Relay grasps at your heartstrings.
It is then, typically at 9 p.m., that all the lights are turned off and the only light that lines the track are those from bags and torches honoring cancer survivors, recognizing caregivers and remembering someone who has lost his or her life to cancer.

Spending the day learning what the future may hold

LEFT: Volunteers working the “Money Tree” portion of the Reality Store begin the work of showing students from Acadia Parish schools, in this case Iota High, what type of financial future they can look forward to if they follow their chosen career paths. RIGHT: Representatives from Acadia General Hospital speak with two students during Thursday’s Career Connections EXPO at the Rice Festival Bulding. Acadia General was one of many businesses and organizations on hand for the event to help sophomores and seniors from schools in Acadia Parish understand what their careers are really like.

Sophomores and seniors from schools across Acadia Parish met in Crowley and pondered majors, chose future paths and learned about real life Thursda

‘CHOICES’ message impacts RHS students

CONSEQUENCES OF DISTRACTED driving were detailed for students of Rayne High School during the showing of a mock accident scene Friday morning. Speaking were, from left, Reggie Shaw, who has the distinction of being the first driver in the U.S. charged with distracted driving; Joel Feldman, who created a memorial foundation for his daughter killed by a distracted driver; mother Betty with her daughter, Liz Marks who was severely injured while reading a text from her mother while driving; Jennifer Smith, a national advocate against distracted driving; Coordinator Maxine Trahan, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Department; and Co-Chairman Allen “Noochie’ Credeur of the Rayne Police Department. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

The accident scene was staged, but the emotions were real as the 4th installation of CHOICES unfolded in Rayne last week.

Duson Council names Judice as police chief

Kip Judice appointed Duson Police Chief

Kip Judice, a 30-year veteran of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department was appointed Duson’s new police chief during the Town Council meeting M

NAUW ANNUAL TEA HELD, PREPARE FOR PAGEANT

The 2015 Annual NAUW Tea was recently held by the Rayne Branch of the National Association of University Women at the Southside Community Center in

Rayne High crawfish boil

The 2015 Annual Rayne High School Crawfish Boil will be held Wednesday, April 22, at the school’s north gym.

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Sports

PASS COMPLETION - Rayne High quarterback Jaylon Reed tosses a completion during the Wolves’ pre-season scrimmage against Opelousas. The Wolves will face Crowley High tonight (Thursday) during the 2015 Acadia Parish Jamboree. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - The Rayne High Wolves hosted Opelousas High on Friday, Aug. 21, during a pre-season scrimmage at Wolf Stadium.

Lifestyle

“Skygazers with Baby on Box” - oil on canvas

During the month of September, visitors to The Gallery in Crowley will find themselves immersed in a magic world of fantastical flowers and whimsical birds, all of which are the creation of Dr.

Obituaries

Patricia “Pat” Smith Granger, 75, of Lake Charles died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, on Monday, Aug.

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