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.

Several area officials, politicians and people who helped to make the I-10 Service Road a reality were on hand for ceremonial ground breaking activities held inside Crowley City Hall Wednesday morning. From the left are Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson, Mary Melancon, Chris John, Bill Oliver (DOTD), Judge M’elise Trahan, Todd Whiting, David Bratton, Bill Fontenot, Greg Johnson, Mayor Greg Jones,U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jeff Dore, Lyle Fogleman, OneAcadia’s Laurie Suire, Kitty Valdetero, Dr. Ezora Proctor, Ben Mader, Elliot Dore, City Engineer Tim Mader, Bryan Borill, Kay Fruge, Tim Monceaux, Faye Hoffpauer, Joan Hoffpauer, Kathy Arceneaux and Gwen Hanks.

For a day that began with high winds and heavy rains, things couldn’t have been more beautiful inside the Crowley City Hall building. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for the long awaited Interstate 10 Service Road was held with a long list of area dignitaries.

Several area officials, politicians and people who helped to make the I-10 Service Road a reality were on hand for ceremonial ground breaking activities held inside Crowley City Hall Wednesday morning. From the left are Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson, Mary Melancon, Chris John, Bill Oliver (DOTD), Judge M’elise Trahan, Todd Whiting, David Bratton, Bill Fontenot, Greg Johnson, Mayor Greg Jones,U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jeff Dore, Lyle Fogleman, OneAcadia’s Laurie Suire, Kitty Valdetero, Dr. Ezora Proctor, Ben Mader, Elliot Dore, City Engineer Tim Mader, Bryan Borill, Kay Fruge, Tim Monceaux, Faye Hoffpauer, Joan Hoffpauer, Kathy Arceneaux and Gwen Hanks.

Schexnider offers landscaping tips to his fellow Rotarians

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer M’Elise Trahan, right, thank their fellow Rotarian, Kirk Schexnider for his program on landscaping and gardening.

Rotarians at their wits end with their lawn and landscapes were in luck Tuesday as Kirk Schexnider provided several tips as part of his program at

Northside Christian School confers 15 diplomas

Presented plaques in recognition of earning a 4.0 grade point average at Northside Christian School’s graduation by Principal Randy Trahan, second from left, were, from left, Delaney Rivera, Abigail Howie and Brooke Thompson.

In a special afternoon ceremony, 15 seniors from Northside Christian School became graduates of their school and were set to embark on the next cha

2015 Frog Derby Queen crowned, tradition continues at Frog Festival

NEW FROG DERBY COURT NAMED - The Rayne Lions Club again hosted the annual Frog Derby Saturday morning of the 2015 Rayne Frog Festival. Named to the new court and participants were, front row, from left, outgoing Frog Derby Queen Victoria Richard, new 2015 Frog Derby Queen Catherine Castille, new 2015 Frog Jockey Queen Corrine Doucet, outgoing Frog Jockey Queen Cailey Morgan, Lion Chairman Luke Beslin; back row, Lion John Jude Beslin, Lion Tim Prevost, co-director Lion Linda Credeur, and director Dommie Perez. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Tradition continued Saturday morning of the 2015 Rayne Frog Festival as Catherine Castille was crowned Frog Derby Queen, the long-time event held s

Rayne Jaycees host 2015 Annual Diaper Derby at Frog Festival

2015 DIAPER DERBY WINNER - The Rayne Jaycees once again hosted the annual Frog Festival Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of the 2015 Rayne Frog Festival. The top racers and guests were, front row, from left, Miss Tadpole Ashlyn Baudin, Deb Frog Festival Queen Alyssa Theriot, Mr. Tadpole Lake Hamlin; back row, Diaper Derby Winner Annabelle Credeur, 2nd place Lee-Michael Guidry, 3rd place Maddox Aucoin, and chairperson Angela LeBlanc. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The crowd was cheering and babies were crawling towards the finish line during the 2015 Annual Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of the 43rd Frog

Visitors enjoy ‘Hoppin’ Good Time’ at 2015 Frog Festival

FROG RACING WINNERS in the Frog Festival’s children’s division included, from left, Anni Mire, first with her frog Spice; London Bourque, second, with his frog named A Frog; and McKenna Sellers, third with her frog Alyssa. They were joined by Jaycees Brain Petitjean and Robert Pellessier. The competition is sponsored by the Rayne Jaycees and the Rayne Acadian-Tribune, (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Frogs were hopping and so were their handlers as the annual Frog Jumping and Racing Contest took center stage around high noon during the 2015 Annu

Ebonites host ‘A Spring Bouquet of Debs’

DEBUTANTES AND ESCORTS - Members of the 20154 Debutante Court and their escorts introduced during Saturday’s introductions and ball held at the Rayne Civic Center of the Ebonite Civic and Social Club, Inc. were seated from left, (Debs) Bailey Kristian Thomas, Charlesha Jenee Dugas, Cierra Monique Harmon, Queen La’shonda Delco, DaKea j’nae Cole, KaWani Reneé Cormier and Jacquanna Michaelle Marie Steiner; standing, (Escorts) Deion Handy, Jacqeu Price, Drakkar Broussard, Dondre Whheler, Tyrin Gordon, Darius Delco and Zyon Mouton.

RAYNE - La’shonda Nicolette Delco was named the 2015 Debutante Queen on Saturday, May 2, during the annual Debutante Introductions and Ball hosted

Committee recommends renewal

Jeff Polzien, owner of Student Transportation Specialists, LLC, addresses the Budget/Finance Committee and other board members during Wednesday night’s meeting.

Most nights, committee meetings for the Acadia Parish School Board clock-in under an hour in total. That was not the case Wednesday night.

Early Morning Fire Destroys Cyn City Saloon

INSIDE CLAIMED TOTAL LOSS - State Fire Marshal and Acadia Parish Sheriff vehicles were on the site of an early Wednesday morning blaze at Cyn City

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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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Hostesses for the Three-Ten Club’s final meeting of the year were, from left, M’elise Trahan, Bobbie delaHoussaye, Sandy Melancon and Suzanne Gray.

Members of the Three-Ten Club met on the evening of Tuesday, May 19, at the Crowley home of M’elise Trahan for their last meeting of the club year.

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“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
— II Timothy 4:7

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