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 Garden Club marks Arbor Day with donation

ARBOR DAY DONATION - Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club and city officials on hand for the 2015 Arbor Day plant donation at The Depot Square were, front row, from left, Garden Club members Judy Guidry, Chairperson Lisa Soileaux, Julia Breaux, Hazel Prevost; back row, city employees Douglas Terro and Foots Senegal, Councilman Calise Michael Doucet, Police Chief Carroll Stelly, Mayor Chuck Robichaux, Councilman Jimmy Fontenot and Councilman Kenneth Guidry. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club made their annual Arbor Day donation on Wednesday, Jan. 28, this year to enhance the Rayne Depot Square.

Tadpole, Deb Pageants scheduled by Jaycees

The Rayne Jaycees are now accepting entries for the 33rd Miss and Mr. Tadpole Pageant and the 12th Deb Frog Festival Queen’s Pageant.

Krewe de Joie de Vie presents inaugural Mardi Gras Ball

KREWE DE JOIE DE VIE ROYAL COURT - Members of the inaugural Krewe de Joie de Vie royal court introduced during the 2015 Mardi Gras Ball were, from left, Co-Captain Nikki Link, Jerry Bergeron, Cheryl Guidry, Crystal Frederick, King Louis I Jack Nickel, Queen Anna I Michelle Koury, Kim DeVille, Rusti Morel and Captain Paige Dupont.

“High On Life” was the theme on Saturday, Jan. 24, for the Krewe de Joie de Vie 2015 Margi Gras Ball held at the Ballroom in Crowley.

City Represented at D.C. Mardi Gras Ball

Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau is introduced during the 67th Annual Mystick Krewe of Louisianans Mardi Gras Ball held in Washington, D.C.

The Rayne Frog Festival and the City of Rayne was well-represented by Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau as she attended the 67th Mystick Krewe of

State of Community: Good

Those who spoke and helped to put on the Crowley Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community luncheon included, from left, Kerry Gibson, Chamber President/CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Cindy Miller, Acadia Parish School Superintendent John Bourque, Acadia Parish Police Jury President Julie Borill, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Isabella delaHoussaye, Kevin Spell and Justin Lee.

During a luncheon at the Town Club on Friday, the Crowley Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth “State of the Community” address.

Caravan of horse-drawn buggies arrives here

If you were traveling in Rayne Tuesday morning, you might have encountered a group of horse drawn buggies and carriages stopped at City Hall.

Rayne Garden Club marks Arbor Day with donation

ARBOR DAY DONATION - Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club and city officials on hand for the 2015 Arbor Day plant donation at The Depot Square were, front row, from left, Garden Club members Judy Guidry, Chairperson Lisa Soileaux, Julia Breaux, Hazel Prevost; back row, city employees Douglas Terro and Foots Senegal, Councilman Calise Michael Doucet, Police Chief Carroll Stelly, Mayor Chuck Robichaux, Councilman Jimmy Fontenot and Councilman Kenneth Guidry.

Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club made their annual Arbor Day donation on Wednesday, Jan. 28, this year to enhance the Rayne Depot Square.

Bouree tourney winners listed

BOUREE TOURNAMENT winners included, seated from left, Dudley Simon, first; Darla Bryson, second; and Ron Duhon, third; standing from left, are Elderberries contact person Elaine Myers; Peggy Trahan, fourth place winner; Lucille Gautreaux, fifth place; and director Jeanette Leger. Not pictured is Greg
Arabie, sixth place winner.

The Elderberries Senior Group’s Semi- annual bouree tournament was held Saturday, Jan. 31.

Rayne native honored by Hammond hospital

Alison Camp

General Surgery Charge Nurse Alison Camp, RN, has been honored in Hammond with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

Volunteer firemen install officers

FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS were installed Monday night. Pictured, first rowl from left are Allen “Noochie” Credeur, Phil Hebert, Toby Credeur, Michael Cormier, Joseph Credeur, Derek LeBlanc and Jeremy Labauve; second row, Joey Thibodeaux, Brandon Dupuis, Brett Alleman, Jake Venable, Trevor Meche, Josh Stelly, Josh Hollier, Eric Menard, and Chad Credeur; third row, Ryan Charles, Justin Granger, Carroll Stelly, Russel Nero, Nobert Benoit and Johnathan Hebert. Wade Hollier, kneeling, is department mascot.

Officers of the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department were installed by Judge Jim Cunningham during their annual banquet Monday night.

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RAYNE ATHLETES HONORED - Rayne High School seniors honored with plaques during the end of the school year 2014-2015 Athletic Awards Program were, seated from left, Madalyn Dupont - softball, Layni

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