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.

Jason Lopez promoted to Major

RAYNE NATIVE Jason Lopez, right, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Ed DeBish, left, oversaw the ceremony and administered the oath of office.

QUANTICO, VA - Jason Lopez, a former sports editor for the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and long-time resident of Rayne, earned promotion to Major in the

Pat Bordes II named 2016 Frog Festival Parade Marshal

PAT BORDES, center, accepts the plaque designating him as the 2016 Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal during Saturday’s queens’ pageant. Making the presentation were Festival Chairman Roy Credeur, left, and Andrus Fontenot, the 2015 parade marshal. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

This year’s Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal Pat Bordes II was cited for his community involvement and contributing to job creation when he was n

Weekend pageants name new Frog Festival queens

NEW FROG FESTIVAL ROYALTY - Selected during Saturday’s Frog Festival Pageant and Ball held at the Rayne Civic Center to represent the City of Rayne and the Frog Festival were, from left, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Rachel Guidry, Miss Frog Festival Queen Drew Racca, Teen Frog Festival Queen Fallyn Gonsoulin, and Jr. Frog Festival Queen Janci Aubé.

Not one, but four beauties were named the new 2016-2017 Rayne Frog Festival royalty on Saturday, March 19, during the 2016 Frog Festival Queen’s Pa

Thursday afternoon close call for family

Due to brisk afternoon winds and the saturated ground resulting from recent rains, a large tree fell across a mobile home located on the 500 block of Section Street Thursday afternoon, trapping six people inside. All occupants, four adults and two children, were rescued from the mobile home, examined and released. Assisting with the rescue were members of the Rayne Police Department, Rayne Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and Acadian Ambulance.

Due to brisk afternoon winds and the saturated ground resulting from recent rains, a large tree fell across a mobile home located on the 500 block

Project Pink planned April 10

Project Pink 2016 Chairman Theresa Prather announces the 18th annual “Project Pink”, Breast Cancer Awareness event, will be held Sunday, April 10,

Police make arrest in attempted homicide

Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson reports that investigators with the Crowley Police Department have made an arrest regarding an attempted homicide from December 2014, which occurred in the 900 block of Ross Avenue.

Have fun at ‘The Awesome 80s Prom’ this weekend

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Cast members of “The Awesome 80s Prom” include, front row from left, Da’Markus Zenon, Emma Istre, Kaleb Sharon, Reginald Allen, Ashley Turner; back row, Kimberly Sharon, Tori Bourque, Lily Mire, Jason Werth Jr., Amanda Caldwell, Kiara Brown, Morgan Narby, Taya Hollier, Jennifer Mire and Robyn LaPointe. The production team includes Waylon Gotte (director), Jeannine LeJeune (assistant director), P.E. Ronkartz (producer), Samantha Leger (lights and sound and hair and makeup) and Olivia Doucet (hair and makeup).

The Acadia Players are ready to take the stage Friday night, this time with “The Awesome 80s Prom.”

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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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