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.

Armed robbery information sought

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to identify a suspect.
Crowley Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred on Sunday, March 15, at approximately 1:25 a.m. in the 1800 block of Canal Street.

Rotary gets acquainted with ‘the long goodbye’

Michele Veillon, center, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday about Alzheimer’s Disease. Welcoming her were, from left, President Mary Zaunbrecher, and Rotarian Jill Signorelli.

There’s a reason people call Alzheimer’s Disease "the long goodbye."

Benefit creates parking dilemma

For the past two weeks Crowley and Acadia Parish have rallied around the Thompson and Habetz families following the tragic accident on Friday, Marc

Rotarians introduced to world of online retail sales blogging

ONLINE BLOG RETAIL SALES was described of members of the Rayne Rotary Club Thursday, March 12, by Amy Schwarzenbach, center, of Commandress. She was the guest of Natashaz Domagalski, right, and welcomed by President Kyle Broussard, left.

Rayne Rotarians were introduced to the world of online retail sales Thursday, March 12, as Amy Schwarzenbach described the creation of Commandress.

First Communion held at St. Joseph

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION was administered to 51 young members of St. Joesph Catholic Church during a 10 am. Mass on Saturday, March 14.

Fred Gossen honored

AWARD PRESENTATION: The 2015 St. Joseph Award for “That Man Is You” was presented to Frederick J.

Two Vehicle Accident

A two-vehicle accident was responded to Friday morning on The Boulevard near I-10 by Rayne Firemen, Rayne Police and Acadian Ambulance as a driver

Rayne named District Cleanest City Winner

DISTRICT JUDGES WELCOMED - During ceremonies Tuesday morning at City Hall, Rayne welcomed the district judges for the 2015 Cleanest City Contest.

Andrus Fontenot is 2015 Frog Festival Grand Marshal

Andrus Fontenot, 2015 Frog Festival Grand Marshal

Jimmy Prevost, president of the Rayne Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, and Roy Credeur, festival chairman, are announcing Andrus Fontenot wil

Score Superior At Band Festival

Members of the Rayne High School Band displays the trophy received for scoring all ones, rating superior at the 2014-2015 District Band Festival he

Weekend pageants name new Frog Festival queens

NEW FROG FESTIVAL QUEENS NAMED - On Saturday, March 14, the new 2015-2016 Rayne Frog Festival Queens were named during the annual Frog Festival Queen’s Ball held at the Rayne Civic Center. Named to represent the city and the Frog Festival for the coming year are, from left, Jr. Frog Festival Queen Kailey Hollier, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Dana Dupree Fontenot, Frog Festival Queen Carly Chaumont, and Teen Frog Festival Queen Gabrielle “Gabby” Guilbeau.

Not one, but four beautiful young ladies were named new Rayne Frog Festival royalty on Saturday, March 14, during the 2015 Frog Festival Queen’s Pa

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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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