(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Moments of coming together have always been the bright spot of national tragedies. Most recently, and locally, it can be seen in “Lafayette Strong” following the shooting last month at The Grand 16 Theatre on Johnson Street.
Lt. Clay Higgins, St. Landry CrimeStoppers’ intimidating media sensation, will be speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Acadian Baptist Center near Richard on Sept 15. Music for the event will be provided by Benji Richard and the emcee will be Gene Lee, a pastor at First Baptist Church of Rayne.
The Crowley Fire Department was awarded an Assistance for Firefighters Grant last week. According to Fire Chief Jody Viator, the grant was a long time coming for the department.

(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Mire-Branch band performs at Walt Disney World Resort

MIRE-BRANCH ELEMENTARY Band entertained resort guest at Epcot Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, April 23.

Orlando, Fla., (April 20, 2015) — Members of Mire & Branch Elementary Schools Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on April 20,

Whether it’s clear or cloudy, Relay is Saturday

There will be no raining on Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015 this year.
After a couple of years of rain forcing Relay’s early closure, this Saturday, Relay For Life will be held at Rayne’s Frog Festival Pavilion, meaning the weather will not stop the fun or the cause Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m.

ASO&C’s Do-Re-ME! program netting great results

The Rotary Club of Crowley welcomed a report from the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music Tuesday on the Do-Re-ME! program that is netting great results thus far. On hand were, from left, Debbie Spallino, program organizer; Iya Tsyrkot and Rebecca Doucet, ASO; and Mary Zaunbrecher, club president.

With just one 30-minute session per week, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music’s Do-Re-ME! program is netting good results.
Their goal of 20 percent increases in student test scores – labeled as aggressive for a low-dose program – are being met.

Raising awareness to veterans’ plight

THE POST-SIGNAL / Howell Dennis
Gulf War veterans Cliff Lee and Paul Gregg have formed a group called Two Veterans On a Mission to raise awareness to the problems that many veterans face upon returning home. On Thursday, they visited The Welcome House, where they discussed veteran homelessness and made a donation. From the left are Lee, Welcome House Director Stacey Miller, Gregg and James Martin, who has been supporting the group’s cause in Acadia Parish.

BY: HOWIE DENNIS

NEWS EDITOR

 

Acadia Parish 4-H Achievement Day set for April 24

Julie Hebert, 2015 honoree

After a year of hard work, 4-H’ers from across Acadia Parish will converge upon Midland High School Friday, April 24, to celebrate the year.
The appropriately titled Achievement Day will provide fun, educational opportunities for 4-H’ers and feature the recognition of Julie Hebert as this year’s honoree and Ethan Breaux of Iota Middle 4-H for his winning theme.
Breaux’s theme, “Let’s Sound Off For 4-H!!!!” takes its cues from the armed forces. His drawing also features the 4-H Pledge and military men carrying modified 4-H flags.

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Sports

PASS COMPLETION - Rayne High quarterback Jaylon Reed tosses a completion during the Wolves’ pre-season scrimmage against Opelousas. The Wolves will face Crowley High tonight (Thursday) during the 2015 Acadia Parish Jamboree. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - The Rayne High Wolves hosted Opelousas High on Friday, Aug. 21, during a pre-season scrimmage at Wolf Stadium.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Vincent Funeral Home - Kaplan honoring the life of Reese Broussard, 64, who died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at his residence.

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