Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque, right, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting. He talked about the state of education in Acadia Parish as well as the overall picture moving forward as many questions still remain about Common Core and more. Welcoming him were, from left, Program Organizer Adrianne Vidrine and Rotary President Mary Zaunbrecher.

A lot has changed since Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque took over more than a decade ago – curricula, policies and even the school dynamics themselves.
Rayne’s own “Lee” Benoit (born Bradley Dale Joseph Benoit) was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame at ceremonies held in his hometown Friday night. Benoit was inducted at the Le Cajun Award Ceremony held at the Civic Center in Rayne.
According to state police, Interstate 10 eastbound near milepost 85 has been re-opened as recovery work has moved onto the shoulder.

Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque, right, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting. He talked about the state of education in Acadia Parish as well as the overall picture moving forward as many questions still remain about Common Core and more. Welcoming him were, from left, Program Organizer Adrianne Vidrine and Rotary President Mary Zaunbrecher.

Horse Farm presentation heard by Rotarians

From left, Raymond Hébert, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, invited the Rotary Club of Crowley to participate in CFA’s Acadiana Mega Raffle, while program organizer Sandy Melancon and President Mary Zaunbrecher welcomed guest speaker Elizabeth “EB” Brooks to discuss the Horse Farm project in Lafayette.

If only half of the ambitious undertaking of Lafayette Central Park, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Horse Farm, comes to fruition with the project, the city

Residents urged to take precautions

Caroline Kennedy, Gracie Young and Trinity Young munch on snow cones as the heat index in Crowley approached 100 degrees Monday.

It’s no secret that summers in south Louisiana are unforgiving. 

Crowns donated as Crowley pageants near

Ahead of the final month of her reign, Miss Crowley 2013, Allison Hoffpauir, dresses a table full of photos and more memories from her 2013-14 reign. The table, along with others created by Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley, will be on display at City Hall during the month of July. The 2014 Miss Crowley pageants will be held July 26, and the final day to register to compete is Tuesday, July 1. Those interested can register at Crowley City Hall from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club recently accepted donations of the crowns for the 2014 Miss, Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley Queens.

Guidry named 2014 Lion of the Year

2014 LION OF THE YEAR honors were presented to Michael Guidry, left, by Daniel Simoneaux, chairman of the selection committee during the installation banquet of the Rayne club Thursday night.

Michael Guidry, the 2014 recipient of the Rayne Lions Club “Lion of the Year” Award was described as a member “who shows up whenever asked” to work on club projects and events, reported Daniel Simo

New officers installed, Rotarians of the Year named at banquet

Past District 6200 Gov. Clarence Prudhomme, far left, installed the 2014-15 officers and directors at the club’s installation banquet Tuesday night. They were, from left, President-Elect Pat Miers, Secretary Melinda Malmay, Treasurer Troy Breaux, Debbie Spallino (who will be helping out with treasurer duties this year) and Directors Kirk Schexnider, Becky Lamm, Jill Signorelli and Suzy Webb. (Photo by JC Webb)

As the evening drew to a close, the night’s biggest honor – Rotarian of the Year – was still awaited.

Weather doesn’t dampen interest in 2014 Rice Field Day

A group of farmers, rice industry personnel and Rice Research Station personnel gather to await the beginning of Rice Field Day activities Wednesday. The annual event showcases the advances in rice farming as well as provides useful information across the field concerning the industry, legislation and more.

With light rain falling here and there, you might expect the turnout for the 2014 Rice Field Day at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station.

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Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook talks with quarterback Brad Stoma during a game last season. The Pios will travel to Lafayette on Thursday to participate in a scrimmage with St. Thomas More. (Photo by Jason Faul)

CROWLEY – When the Louisiana High School Athletic Association decided to split its football playoffs into two divisions last year — Select and Non-Select — the Notre Dame Pios found themselves thro

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