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.

Let the construction begin!

Several area officials, politicians and people who helped to make the I-10 Service Road a reality were on hand for ceremonial ground breaking activities held inside Crowley City Hall Wednesday morning. From the left are Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson, Mary Melancon, Chris John, Bill Oliver (DOTD), Judge M’elise Trahan, Todd Whiting, David Bratton, Bill Fontenot, Greg Johnson, Mayor Greg Jones,U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jeff Dore, Lyle Fogleman, OneAcadia’s Laurie Suire, Kitty Valdetero, Dr. Ezora Proctor, Ben Mader, Elliot Dore, City Engineer Tim Mader, Bryan Borill, Kay Fruge, Tim Monceaux, Faye Hoffpauer, Joan Hoffpauer, Kathy Arceneaux and Gwen Hanks.

For a day that began with high winds and heavy rains, things couldn’t have been more beautiful inside the Crowley City Hall building.
A ceremonial groundbreaking event for the long awaited Interstate 10 Service Road was held with a long list of area dignitaries.

Rayne Catholic Elementary Promotion Mass, Students Honored

Rayne Catholic Elementary 2014-2015 eighth grade class promoted.

Rayne Catholic Elementary 2014-2015 eighth grade students were promoted to high school during Thursday’s Promotional Mass held May 21 at St.

Legion Post 77 marks Memorial Day 2015

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES were held Sunday morning, May 24, by members of American Legion Post #77 and its Ladies Auxiliary. Pictured, seated from left, are Ray Olinger, master of ceremonies; Leo Spaetgens, guest speaker; Robert Comeaux, chaplain; Bobby Alleman, vice commander; and David Simon, commander, while standing, from left, are Auxiliary members Joyce Lyons, Grace Guidry, Bonnie Simon and Louisa Thibodeaux. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Leo Spaetgens cited the lost of loved ones who gave their lives to preserve democracy during his speech Sunday morning to those gathered at the Ame

Rotarians learn more about hydraulic fracturing

Program director Dr. Bo McNeely, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, thanked Louis Buatt for his informative presentation on hydraulic fracturing during Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday.

In Louisiana, there’s no industry like the oil and gas industry.

Rayne High School graduates 142 seniors

RAYNE HIGH GRADS HONORED - Members of the 20154 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the distinguished title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) to Whitney Fontenot (left) and Ivy Thibodeaux (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Rayne High School graduated a total of 142 seniors during the 2015 commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m.

Alligator Found Within Rayne City Limits

Cody LeBlanc holds an alligator found under a trailer located inside the fenced area at LeBlanc Trailer Sales on Branche Street Tuesday, May 12.

Schexnider offers landscaping tips to his fellow Rotarians

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer M’Elise Trahan, right, thank their fellow Rotarian, Kirk Schexnider for his program on landscaping and gardening.

Rotarians at their wits end with their lawn and landscapes were in luck Tuesday as Kirk Schexnider provided several tips as part of his program at

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Sports

Iota’s Teri Johnson reaches first base on an infield single Friday during the Lady Dogs’ 3-0 loss to Kaplan in a Class 3A quarterfinal contest at Sulphur’s Frasch Park. (D. Sexton)

SULPHUR -  Abbey Trahan is a name the Iota Lady Bullodgs would just as soon never hear again.

Lifestyle

Kollie and Darryl Doucet of Crowley are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Claire Doucet of Estherwood, to Devin Paul Hoffpauir of Estherwood.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota for Ronnie “Bert” Bertrand, 54, who died Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. in Egan.

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