After two months of discussion on student transportation as well as several months of discussion on the BoardDocs program, the Acadia Parish School Board finally voted on the measures Monday night. Both received unanimous approval.
The Louisiana Department of Education has announced 101 proposed members of four committees of educators and other experts who will review and develop learning expectations for Louisiana students in English and mathematics.
June marks the first anniversary since Acadia General Hospital became a part of the Lafayette General Health system. Since the hospital, formerly American Legion Hospital, became a part of the LGH system, the improvements made have been obvious to both patients and employees.

From dream to reality

LEFT: Chamber of Commerce Chairman Kerry Gibson announces that Audry Spencer will be named Humanitarian of the Year at the Chamber’s banquet on May 14.
RIGHT: Audry Spencer hugs Robert Cook of Sterling Automotive Group after his company donated a van to the Empowering the Community for Excellence for Learning Center. Spencer had been seeking a van to pick up underprivileged children to bring to her tutorial center.

Audry Spencer surely knew upon waking up Friday morning that it was going to be a good day.

Bruce opens Levy Park series

LEFT: Sean Bruce plays to an appreciative crowd Wednesday evening during Greetings from Levy Park’s first show of the year.
RIGHT: Local artist Brandon Faulk was at Levy Park for Wednesday’s event working on one of his pieces. Faulk also painted a guitar which will be given to the winner of a raffle at the final show of Greetings series. It will be autographed by all four of the event’s performers.
(Photos by Jeannine LeJeune)

When the organizers of Greetings from Levy Park initially announced their plans last year, some thought that the idea was for Crowley to emulate an

Children’s Movie series continues at library

With the weather forecast to be rainy and downright yucky this coming weekend, Saturday will be the perfect time to visit the Crowley library and enjoy the monthly Saturday Morning Children’s Movie.
This Saturday (April 11), “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” will be shown beginning at 10 a.m. The movie is the third installment of the Night at the Museum series.

Opening the dialogue on long term placement

From left, Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, thanks Angelique Credeur (guest speaker) and Rotarian Bertha Mire (program organizer) for Tuesday’s program on long-term and short-term admissions to nursing homes.

There may not be a more difficult and/or awkward conversation to have with a loved one as the one that concerns nursing homes.
Often times, that conversation comes late in the game, when a loved has started changing as a person or has been admitted to a hospital and the need for long-term care has become obvious.
It’s perhaps what makes the discussion so difficult as the needs now outweigh the particular wants of the individual in question.

Proctor named to school board

Rev. James Proctor

For the next six months, a Proctor will be back on the Acadia Parish School Board.
Just a different one this time.
For years, Dr. Ezora Proctor was a part of the school board. Now her husband, Rev. James Proctor will be, at least temporarily, in service in District 1.

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RAYNE ATHLETES HONORED - Rayne High School seniors honored with plaques during the end of the school year 2014-2015 Athletic Awards Program were, seated from left, Madalyn Dupont - softball, Layni

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Duncan Paul Myers and April Julia Simon

April Julia Simon and Duncan Paul Myers, both of Crowley, have announced that they are engaged and committed to be wed on the evening of Saturday, June 6.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne for Lillian L.

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