Program director Dr. Bo McNeely, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, thanked Louis Buatt for his informative presentation on hydraulic fracturing during Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday.

In Louisiana, there’s no industry like the oil and gas industry. Tuesday, at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting, Louis Buatt looked to provide perspective on the industry and, in particular, the volatile issue of hydraulic fracturing.
Project Front Yard is coming to Acadia Parish. The community beautification initiative, launched in Lafayette in the fall of 2014, encourages individuals, businesses and government to take pride in their community by cleaning up, sprucing up and standing up for a cleaner, greener and more welcoming appearance.

RAYNE HIGH GRADS HONORED - Members of the 20154 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the distinguished title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) to Whitney Fontenot (left) and Ivy Thibodeaux (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Rayne High School graduated a total of 142 seniors during the 2015 commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, May 23, in the Rayne High north gym. Highlight of the commencement ceremonies was the naming of Whitney Fontenot and Ivy Thibodeaux as Mr. and Miss RHS of 2015.

Program director Dr. Bo McNeely, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, thanked Louis Buatt for his informative presentation on hydraulic fracturing during Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday.

RAYNE HIGH GRADS HONORED - Members of the 20154 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the distinguished title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) to Whitney Fontenot (left) and Ivy Thibodeaux (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

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

Rayne Hosting 43rd Annual Frog Festival

A ROYAL INVITATION: Frog Festival royalty inviting everyone to attend this weekend’s 2015 Rayne Frog Festival (May 6-9) are, from left, Deb Frog Festival Queen Janci Aube, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Haley Willis, Miss Tadpole Riley Dugas, Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau, Jr. Frog Festival Queen Payton Broussard and Teen Frog Festival Queen Caroline Bergeron.

The planning is complete! Invitations have been issued, and now it’s time for the 43rd Annual Rayne Frog Festival May 6-9!

To renew or not to renew

From left, David Lalande and Doug LaCombe listen as another board member expresses his opinion on renewing a contract with Student Transportation Specialists. The board must make a decision by next month’s meeting as its current deal with STS ends July 1.

For several minutes Monday night, the Acadia Parish School Board had no answers for a dilemma it finds itself in regarding student transportation.

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EMERITUS AWARD - Marc Dupuy Jr. (right) is presented the Sportsman Emeritus Award by Ken Bordelon during the 2015 Acadiana Sportsman’s League Banquet. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The 2015 Acadiana Sportsmen's League Banquet was held Saturday, May 2, at the LSU/Ag Center in Crowley.
Among the presentations completed during the evening were:

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This summer, the Acadia Players will be trying something new with a poetry workshop, “Unlock the Poet within You,” scheduled for June 22-26.

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