Acadia 4-H members Eric LaCombe, Maddie Ardoin, Macie Breaux, Merideth Raspberry and Kathryn LeBlanc came home as state winners from 4-H University.

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Claudette Olivier
George White, 84, and John Arabie, 65, of Eunice were married by Acadia Parish Ward 2 Precinct C Justice of the Peace John Wayne Doucet at the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Office in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday. White and Arabie are the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish. The two have been together for 45 years.

BY CLAUDETTE OLIVIER, LSN STAFF WRITER Their relationship may be a 45-year-old history, but John Arabie and George White made history Tuesday morning as the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish.

Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

At the opening of the 106th annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Station, there were droves of farmers and industry personnel on hand to learn all they could about the latest advances in rice from researchers and commissioners, professors and more.

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Claudette Olivier
George White, 84, and John Arabie, 65, of Eunice were married by Acadia Parish Ward 2 Precinct C Justice of the Peace John Wayne Doucet at the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Office in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday. White and Arabie are the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish. The two have been together for 45 years.

Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

Rayne Mardi Gras parade rolls Tuesday, Feb. 17

Annette Cutrera appointed new Rayne city clerk

In a busy session Monday night the City Council approved a Mardi Gras parade and appointed a new city clerk.

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.

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Sports

RAYNE TAKES CROWLEY TOURNAMENT - Members of the Rayne Mustang Girls 10 and Under All-Stars (Wreckers) who claimed second place over the weekend all-star tournament held in Crowley were, seated from left, Macy Dailey, Victoria Peltier; kneeling, Claudia Kibodeaux, Analie Dupuis, Kate Daigle, Bailee Royer, Addison Richard; standing front row, Karlee Daigle, Graci Alleman, Elizabeth Comeaux, Addyson Gautreaux, Kamrie Breaux, Grayci Dupuis, Amelia Dailey, coach Dusty Stelly; standing back row, head coach Shannon Royer, coach McKenzie Dailey and coach Troy Kibodeaux.

Despite cancelled tounaments the previous weekend, Mother Nature cooperated over the weekend, allowing all Rayne all-star teams to participate in local and area tournaments.

Lifestyle

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
The Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., recently installed new officers for 2015-2017. Those installed include, seated from left, Cheryl Lewis, chaplain; Latikka Charles, first vice president; Yvonne Mills, president; LaQuanta Evans, recording secretary; Vicky Milson, parliamentarian; standing, Audry Spencer, assistant financial secretary; LaTanya Evans, assistant treasurer; Charlesetta Andrus, treasurer; Bertha Stevens, sergeant-at-arms; Michelle Calloway, journalist; and Ruth Wilson, financial secretary.

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