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.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler blames the 10 pounds he’s gained in the past two months on his new home in southwest Louisiana. “Boudin and cracklins are absolutely crazy good here,” he said as he joked about the changes in his diet since switching to Acadia General.

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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.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Sandbags available today in Crowley

Mayor Greg A. Jones announced that the City of Crowley Public Works department will issue sand bags today until 6 p.m.

Students recognized at board’s meeting

Acadia Parish’s Students of the Year, from left, Wyatt Manuel (12th grade), Sarah Henry (fifth grade) and Hannah Henderson (eighth grade) look on as they are introduced to the large crowd on hand Monday night.

Red carpet and all, the district’s Students of the Year from fifth, eighth and 12th grade were lauded with grand applause to open, and close, Monday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish School Board.

Notre Dame production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a winner

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Performing in Notre Dame High School’s production of “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” were, seated from left, Sarah Sarver, Bethany Leonards, Abram Broussard, Casey Benoit; kneeling, Madeline Fulton, Cole Zaunbrecher, Corinne Doucet, Seth Harson, Abigail Kilgore, Skyler Broussard, Sabrina Hanks (student director); first row standing, Evan Hebert, Luke Dupree, Alyssa Williams, Chloe Sibley, Brookelynn Herr, Sarah Sarver, Michaela Jabusch, Samantha Leger, Sidney Gilder; second row standing, Elizabeth Kibodeaux and Grant Broussard.

For years now, the Notre Dame High School Drama Club has produced some outstanding theater, and this year’s “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beas

Broussard, Fogleman heading to runoff

And then, there were two.
Out of a field of four -- Oliver Bernard, A. "Jimmy" Broussard, Scott Fogleman and Berton Gauthreaux -- none were able to pull a straight majority of the vote leaving Broussard and Fogleman to duke it out

CPD searching for runaway

The Crowley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

Chief: BB guns a concern

BB guns that have the same look as more powerful, deadly handguns have been confiscated by the Crowley Police Department from area juveniles recently. Chief K.P. Gibson has expressed his concern over these weapons and has asked the community to keep these questionable guns off of Crowley’s streets.

During the last several weeks, officers with the Crowley Police Department have removed guns off of juveniles.

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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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