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.

Robichaux focuses on growth as a person with team

UL Lafayette Coach Tony Robichaux, third from left, spoke on the behind-the-scenes work Ragin’ Cajuns baseball does with the players to make them better people. With him are, from left, vocational speaker Alice Whiting, President Pat Miers and program organizer Melinda Malmay.

Tony Robichaux knows that, without his hometown of Crowley and God, he wouldn’t be where he is today.

In the darkest times, a light shone

(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Moments of coming together have always been the bright spot of national tragedies. Most recently, and locally, it can be seen in “Lafayette Strong” following the shooting last month at The Grand 16 Theatre on Johnson Street.
But, 10 years ago, an entire nation rallied around Louisiana’s beloved New Orleans and Acadia Parish was among those to rally.

Higgins to speak in Richard

Lt. Clay Higgins, St. Landry CrimeStoppers’ intimidating media sensation, will be speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Acadian Baptist Center near Richard on Sept 15.

Miss Rayne Pageant set, contestants sought

Young ladies interested in competing for Miss Rayne 2015 are being invited to attend an orientation at Rayne City Hall in the Council Chambers, 801

RHS band student tours with La. Stars Drum/Bugle

Rayne High’s Nick Arnaud prior to one of many performances this summer with the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corp.

Most high school students look forward to summer break to sleep in, family vacations, and just taking it easy as they prepare for the coming school

Local WOW Chapter Donates US Flags

WOW DONATES AMERICAN FLAGS - The local lodge of the Woodmen of the World (WOW) presented Mire Elementary School with a donation of several U.S.

Good reports for school’s opening

It wasn’t without its hiccups, but by all indicators, the opening of the 2015-16 school year may have been one of Acadia Parish’s best.

Miss Rayne Pageant Plans Continue

MISS RAYNE PAGEANT PLANS - Miss Rayne Director Suzette Leonards, left, and the reigning Miss Rayne Madison Vidal, right, continue plans for the upc

A&O, Sisters host back to school events/Family Fun Day

A & O AND SISTERS HOST FAMILY EVENT - Members of the A&O 21st Century Club and the Sisters of A&O who hosted the 2015 Back to School Event and Family Fun Day were, seated, Sisters of A & O members Cutina Jolivette, Gwendolyn Mouton, Anna Mae Randall, Rose Mouton, Danielle Reed, Marjorie Baptiste, Dee De Simmons, Kristen Jolivette, Larissa Arceneaux, Nicole Anderson; second row, Brian Mouton, Ezzie Charles, Lester Washington, Wallace Young, Reggie Mouton, Alex Guidry, Chris Duhon, Jeremy Thomas, Cleveland Guidry, William Board; top row, Phil Woods, Devico Charles, Tim Mayfield, Toby Chevis, Dwayne Smith and Jessie White. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The 13th Annual City-Wide Back to School Event and Family Fun Day. was held Sunday, Aug.

2015 Festival poster unveiled

Members of the International Rice Festival Board gathered at the Rice Palace Tuesday night for the unveiling of the official 2015 festival poster which was painted by Tony Bernard. Front row from left, Roxie Viator, Patty Simon, Elisabeth Leleux and Troy Perry. Standing are Kevin Spell, Jay Suire, Jody Viator, Chad Monceaux, 2014 Queen Ali Hoffpauir, Connie Nutt and Stella Morgan. (Submitted Photo)

On Tuesday evening at the Rice Palace in Crowley, the people that annually put on Crowley’s biggest show gathered for the unveiling of the official

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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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