The grades are in and Acadia Parish has improved its District Performance Score and held its “B” letter grade. Up from 87.3 in 2013, Acadia drew an 89.7 DPS in 2014, both of which show the school district as a “B” district. The district is now just ahead of the state average of 89.2.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

One thing became abundantly evident at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Crowley meeting, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s engineering program is a huge asset to the state.

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

It was a gorgeous morning Saturday as the 78th International Rice Festival Queen was selected from a bevy of outstanding candidates to represent “The King and Queen of Grains” throughout the coming year.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

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Ross Elem. participates in site visit

Ross Elementary School is a part of the “Leader In Me” Program by Steven Covey – taken from the 7 Habits of Successful Students.

This week, the United Way of Acadiana Vision Council Board made a site visit to Ross Elementary to see the program in action.

Chamber announces Legislative Luncheon

The Crowley and Rayne Chambers of Commerce are inviting the public to attend the Acadia Parish Legislative Luncheon. The event is free to the public and will be held at The Ballroom of Crowley, 123 E. Third St., on Monday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jindal addresses gathering

On Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal addressed a large gathering at The Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, telling them that “he believes the 21st century belongs to the United States.” 

Condemnations moving forward

The Crowley City Council met Tuesday night to consider several issues including the condemnation of properties in the city, the cosponsorship of the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office’s CHOICES program and a beer/liquor license for Burger Zone. 

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Notre Dame’s Tyler Binder nearly makes a leaping one-handed interception Friday during the Pios’ 41-0 victory over Erath. Binder logged five tackles on the night. (Photo by Christell Faul)

ERATH – A year later, with a new coach, a revised system, a healthy standout runningback and a three game win streak, Erath eerily suffered a nearly identical fate.

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Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated their chapter birthday at the home of Connie Jaubert in Lafayette on Oct. 7. Enjoying the day were, from left, Jean Hanks, Brenella Joubert, Glenda Atkinson, Connie Jaubert, Nancy Tislow and Shirley Griffin. Also present but not pictured was Elsie Rowell. Jaubert served a traditional birthday cake for the event.

Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met in Lafayette at the home of Connie Jaubert on Oct. 7 for their regular meeting and to celebrate the chapter’s birthday.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Alfred J. Simoneaux, 69, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.

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