New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

It was an afternoon of “new” at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting. A new president, Pat Miers, took over the club for the year, and the club heard of a new parishwide initiative that looks to improve its façade and attractiveness to new businesses, new residents and more.
According to Clerk of Court Robby Barousse and Chief Deputy Clerk Blane Faulk, same-sex couples will be able to get marriage licenses at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office beginning today.
Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon has announced several arrests have been made following investigations into unrelated incidents that were reported to the sheriff’s office. • On June 8, deputies responded to a report of a simple burglary in the 5100 block of the Egan Highway near Egan in which numerous items were taken.

New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

True ‘blue’ schools

Acadia Parish Executive Director of Curriculum Margaret Jones, seated left, and standing from left, LDOE Network Leader Frances Touchet and Superintendent of Acadia Parish Schools John Bourque congratulated, Irma Trosclair, seated center, and Kim Cummins, seated right, for their schools nominations as National Blue Ribbons Schools.

Never say that lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, at least not when referring to student achievement and Acadia Parish schools.
You see, it’s not everyday that a school district can boast two National Blue Ribbon schools nominees, but, this year, Acadia Parish does.
Of its six nominations, the Louisiana Department of Education has tagged two Acadia Parish schools — Martin Petitjean Elementary School (Rayne) and South Crowley Elementary School — for the national honor.

Energy efficiency project ‘off to good start’

The first update on the district-wide energy efficiency project for Acadia Parish schools was a glowing one from Chip Moore of Johnson Controls Inc.
“Overall, our project has gotten off to a good start,” he said. “I’m happy with the progress.”

Chamber directors discuss Mardi Gras, financials

SPECIAL GIFT OF APPRECIATION - Mayor Roland Boudreaux (center) was presented a special appreciation plaque during the January meeting of the Rayne Chamber of Commerce by President Jimmy Prevost. Also in attendance who presented a report on the state level was State Representative Jack Montoucet (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

A number of end-of-the year items were discussed during the January 14th meeting of the Rayne Chamber of Commcerce, with the 2015 annual Mardi Gras

Grande Court Ball celebrates "A Night At The Oscars"

REIGN OVER MARDI GRAS BALL - Reigning over the 2015 Rayne Grande Court Mardi Gras Ball held Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Rayne Civic Center by the Rayne Chamber of Commerce were Rayne Grande Court Mardi Gras King IV John Jude Beslin and Rayne Grande Court Mardi Gras Queen Claire Benoit. Additional court photos can be found in the Rayne Acadian-Tribune newspaper or at www.raynetoday.com. (Photo Courtesy/Colin Burnum Photography)

“A Night at the Oscars” was the theme of the 4th Annual Rayne Chamber of Commerce Grande Court Mardi Gras Ball held Saturday, Jan.

Rotarians get cold facts on synthetic marijuana

Jackie Boddye, second from left, shows the effects drugs can have on the body through photos as well as some of the many items being used to conceal drugs in everyday life to interested Rotarians, from left, Crowley Rotary Club President Mary Zaunbrecher, Tracy Young (program organizer) and Vicki Ramos.

For the past year or two, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and various other law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as across t

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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.

Obituaries

Rayne--Dorothy Domingue Broussard, 86, passed peacefully in her sleep in New Iberia on June 27, 2015, at 7:27 a.m. Her husband, Taylor J. Broussard, Jr. of New Iberia preceded her in death.

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