The grades are in and Acadia Parish has improved its District Performance Score and held its “B” letter grade. Up from 87.3 in 2013, Acadia drew an 89.7 DPS in 2014, both of which show the school district as a “B” district. The district is now just ahead of the state average of 89.2.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

One thing became abundantly evident at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Crowley meeting, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s engineering program is a huge asset to the state.

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

It was a gorgeous morning Saturday as the 78th International Rice Festival Queen was selected from a bevy of outstanding candidates to represent “The King and Queen of Grains” throughout the coming year.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

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Hudl.com is changing prep football preparations

From left, Gerald Dill, Rotary Club of Crowley program organizer for Tuesday’s meeting, and President Mary Zaunbrecher, welcomed Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook and defensive coordinator James McCleary to talk about the school’s usage of Hudl.com.

If two history lessons weren’t enough, the Rotary Club of Crowley headed back to high school Tuesday to see how things have changed for prep football.

Crowley High homecoming activities, court announced

Selected as the 2014 Crowley High School Homecoming Court were, front row from left, Katelyn Richard, 2014 Football Sweetheart Hannah Abshire, Madison LeJeune; back row, Kelsey Milson, Dana’ Plummer, Nicole Taylor, Teara Breaux, Madelynn LeBouef, Melaina Doughty, and Bailee Villejoin. The court will be announced and the 2014 queen crowned during halftime of the Gents’ game against the Opelousas Tigers at Gardiner Memorial Stadium, Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.

Crowley High School will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with the theme “Ladies and Gents: Greater Than Gatsby.”

CHS students will celebrate the week with class spirit competitions and dress-up days. 

‘This is only the beginning’

From the left front row, Senator Mary Landrieu, ULL President Joseph Savoie, Acadia Parish Police Jury Member A.J. "Fatty" Broussard, State Representative Jack Montoucet and Ramesh Kolluru help cut the ribbon during the Cleco Alternative Energy Center’s grand opening. Standing in the back is Crowley Mayor Greg Jones.

After years of planning and preparation, the Cleco Alternative Energy Center held its grand opening at the Crowely facility Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: LA 13 reopened, expect intermitten closures

State police advise that motorists should expect shoulder work and intermittent lane closures along Louisiana Highway 13 between Thevis Road and Schultz Road as workers continue to clean up from this morning's crash that claimed at least one life.

Mire provides ‘Images’ book teaser to Rotarians

Ann Mire, left, signs one of her books, “Images of America: Crowley” for Chris Brammer, center, while Pat Miers, right, awaits her turn following the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting. Mire presented a program on her newly published book that definitely appeared to pique the interest of the Rotarians as a group eagerly awaited a chance to purchase copies after the meeting.

Ann Mire has quite the soft spot for history, particularly the history of this city.

“If you’re ever looking for an old picture, call me, I probably know where to look,” she said.

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Notre Dame’s Tyler Binder nearly makes a leaping one-handed interception Friday during the Pios’ 41-0 victory over Erath. Binder logged five tackles on the night. (Photo by Christell Faul)

ERATH – A year later, with a new coach, a revised system, a healthy standout runningback and a three game win streak, Erath eerily suffered a nearly identical fate.

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Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated their chapter birthday at the home of Connie Jaubert in Lafayette on Oct. 7. Enjoying the day were, from left, Jean Hanks, Brenella Joubert, Glenda Atkinson, Connie Jaubert, Nancy Tislow and Shirley Griffin. Also present but not pictured was Elsie Rowell. Jaubert served a traditional birthday cake for the event.

Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met in Lafayette at the home of Connie Jaubert on Oct. 7 for their regular meeting and to celebrate the chapter’s birthday.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Alfred J. Simoneaux, 69, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.

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