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.

Rayne House Fire is Total Loss

Members of the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department was called to 906 West Jefferson Davis Ave. Wednesday evening for a house fire.

Rayne child hit on Boulevard during Friday accident

Rayne Police direct traffic following a Friday afternoon accident on The Boulevard near City Hall. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

In an attempt to cross The Boulevard near Rayne City Hall, a child was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2016.

New jury seated

Elected as officers of the Acadia Parish Police Jury for the coming year are, from left, Robert Guidry, vice president; and David Savoy, president.

David Savoy will serve as president of the Acadia Parish Police Jury for the coming year.

UPDATE: Child found safely

UPDATE: Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office announces that the missing 4-year-old child has been located and is safe.
According to a Nixle alert from the sheriff's office, authorities are searching for a 4-year-old child taken early Friday morning.

Mardi Gras time is here, local events planned

The official start of the 2016 Mardi Gras season began this week on the Twelfth Night of Christmas, Jan. 6, and will last until Mardi Gras Day or “Fat Tuesday” on Feb. 9, the day before Ash Wednesday.
During that time, a number of Mardi Gras events, programs, parades and balls will be held and enjoyed by all.

UPDATE: Dupuis in custody

According to authorities, Nicholas James Dupuis, 33, of Crowley was arrested late Tuesday night and is now in police custody on the charges of firs

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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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