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.

SLEMCO to award $40,000 in scholarships

SLEMCO is now accepting applications for 20 college scholarships -- each worth $2,000 -- to be awarded in a random drawing at the electric cooperat

One Acadiana holds inaugural banquet

David Callecod of Lafayette General Hospitial is the CEO Advisory to the Council of One Acadian. He speaks to the nearly 1,000 people who attended last week's banquet.

One Acadiana recently brought together nearly 700 business and community leaders from across the nine-parish region at its inaugural Regional Celeb

As Jindal pushes for Common Core exit, Legislators voice opinions

From left, Sens. Jonathan "J.P." Perry and Dan "Blade" Morrish, provided legislative reports to the Acadia Parish School Board's Personnel/Insurance/Curriculum Committee Wednesday night. The senators' spent a vast majority of their report addressing Common Core/PARCC.

For one it could be part of a conspiracy theory (of sort), for the other it’s more a question of administrative trust, but Gov.

For colorectal cancer, early detection is key

Stephen Broussard, left, a colorectal cancer survivor, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, promoting awareness of the disease. He was welcomed by Club President Mary Zaunbrecher, center, and program organizer Trey Signorelli, right.

In life, timing is everything.
For Stephen Broussard, unanswered health questions came to a head in December, 2012.

Stanley reflects on 2014-15 season

Following the 62-48 loss to Anacoco, Midland's head coach William Stanley reflected on the season in an emotionally-charged speech.

Morning Accident on I-10

This vehicle was involved in a one-car accident just east of Rayne in the west-bound lane of I-10, causing delays this morning (Thursday).

Rebels shock Florien to earn spot in finals

Midland's Traven Guidry goes up for a layup during the Rebels' Class B semifinal 67-50 victory over Florien Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. Guidry ended the night with a game high 22 points as well as four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. The Rebels will take on Anacoco Friday at 6 p.m. in the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Class B State Championship game. (Photo by J.C. Webb)

LAKE CHARLES - The Midland Rebels are headed back to the state basketball finals.

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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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