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.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler blames the 10 pounds he’s gained in the past two months on his new home in southwest Louisiana. “Boudin and cracklins are absolutely crazy good here,” he said as he joked about the changes in his diet since switching to Acadia General.

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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.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Higgins leaves St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

Capt. Clay Higgins announced Monday that he is resigning from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Higgins returned from a vacation to make the anouncment on the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse.

Funeral home investigated

Authorities are investigating allegations of fraud at Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley.

Chief candidates square off - Part 2

The Historic Rice Theatre was the setting on Wednesday for a second consecutive night of political forums featuring candidates for the office of police chief.

Chief candidates square off - Part 1

Chief of Police candidates, seated from left, Jimmy Broussard, Scott Fogleman and Berton Gauthreaux, listen as Sheral Garrick addresses those at the West Crowley Candidate Forum Tuesday night. Standing behind Garrick is Alderwoman Ezora Proctor, organizer of the West Crowley Political Candidate Forum.

Three of the four candidates in the upcoming Crowley Chief of Police election were on hand at the Martin Luther King Center for the first of two consecutive nights of political forums in which they were able to introduce themselves and their ideas to those in attendance.

PSC rejects Cleco sale by 3-2 vote

The Louisiana Public Service Commission Wednesday rejected a $4.9 billion bid by a consortium of international investors to buy Cleco Power LLC.

New State Standards focus for committee

Among the few items in the Acadia Parish School Board’s committee meetings Monday night was a quick run-through of the proposed Louisiana State Standards that will be voted on by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education next week.

Rotary talks about Welcome House during Homeless Awareness Week

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far left, thanked all parties involved in Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley which focused on Homeless Awareness Week and The Welcome House. Participating Tuesday were, from left, Joe Freeland, program organizer and co-speaker; Jeannine LeJeune, vocational speaker; and Mary Zaunbrecher, program co-speaker.

Without fanfare, an awareness week is being observed throughout the area by those who live with the plight of homelessness.

Junior, senior courts honored at Sweetheart Ball

Junior Court young ladies and gentlemen for the 2016 Annual Sweetheart Ball are presented by ladies of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rayne Civic Center.

The 2016 Beta Sigma Phi Annual Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rayne Civic Center by the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters.

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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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