Cancer survivors Gale Spell (right) and Greg Richard (left) spoke of their experiences with the disease during opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015, held Saturday night in Rayne.

For Greg Richard, the journey is all too fresh; whereas for Gale Spell, the word was “surreal.” For those that surrounded the stage at the opening of the 2015 Relay For Life of Acadia Parish Saturday evening, the night’s journey was a bit of both and coupled with the pair’s gut-wrenching stories, a little too real.

A large oak tree blocked The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten and caused major power lines, posts and sign damage during the Monday morning storm that swept through the area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

A number of large trees were toppled Monday in the early daylight hours, causing damage throughout the City of Rayne. The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten was remains closed due to a large oak falling and damaging major power lines, posts and signs.

Acadia Parish 4-H agents Kayla Haydel, left in both photos, and Megan Sarver, right in both, presented awards recognizing two individuals in the opening of the 2015 Acadia Parish Achievement Day. In the left photo, center, Julie Hebert, is presented a gift for being named the 2015 honoree. In the right photo, center, Ethan Breaux was presented a frame copy of his winning program cover design entry.

Julie Hebert will be the first to tell you she is a fan of quotes and sayings. So, there was no better time to pull her 4-H-related quotes out of the bag than Friday morning when she was recognized as the 2015 Acadia Parish 4-H Achievement Day honoree.

Cancer survivors Gale Spell (right) and Greg Richard (left) spoke of their experiences with the disease during opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015, held Saturday night in Rayne.

A large oak tree blocked The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten and caused major power lines, posts and sign damage during the Monday morning storm that swept through the area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Acadia Parish 4-H agents Kayla Haydel, left in both photos, and Megan Sarver, right in both, presented awards recognizing two individuals in the opening of the 2015 Acadia Parish Achievement Day. In the left photo, center, Julie Hebert, is presented a gift for being named the 2015 honoree. In the right photo, center, Ethan Breaux was presented a frame copy of his winning program cover design entry.

A & O 21st Century Club presents 2014 Beautillion

BEAUTILLION COURT INTRODUCED - Members of the 2014 Beautillion Court, including the Beaus and their escorts, introduced during the 18th Annual Beautillion presented by the A & O 21st Century Club of Rayne were, seated from left, escorts Chalesha Dugas, Tristan Mouton, Jasmine Mouton, Diamond Cole and Taylor Syrie; standing, Beaus Tyrin Gordon, Byron Mouton, De Ante` Carrier, Desmond Cole and Thalamus Livings Jr.

The A & O 21st Century Club, Inc. staged its 18th Annual Beautillion on Saturday, Nov.

Serial offender back in Crowley

In 2010, serial sex offender Lance Barton was sentenced to 25 years at hard labor by Judge Glennon Everett for the crimes of molestation

MHS celebrating homecoming, announces court

Members of the Midland High School 2014 Homecoming Court include, front row from left, Morgan Comeaux, Kayla Meche, Kristy Istre, 2014 Basketball Sweetheart Alysse Vondenstein, Keisha Miller, Taylor Schexnayder, Raven Touchet; back row, Johanna Guilbeaux, Macy Hoffpauir, Kaitlynn Lovelady, Shelbi Monceaux, Brittany Medows, Elizabeth Istre and Maci Premo. Also part of the court, but not picture, is Kelsey Istre.

This Friday’s basketball games for Midland High versus Kaplan will conclude the defending LHSAA Class B champions’ home

Boustany speaks to Rotarians about CASA work

Bridget Edwards Boustany, center, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley about Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children, which she has volunteered her time with for the past two years. Welcoming her Tuesday were, President Mary Zaunbrecher and program organizer Joan Finley.

Often times, when police and/or child services are called to remove a child, or children, from the home, they are left nearly voiceless

Well-known Rayne native releases debut album

Shelly Pellerin Waters' new CD "Drive"

The early years — a little, blonde-haired Rayne girl performing at local festivals and special events —- local fans still remember Shelly Pellerin

Fourth graders visited by KLFY meteorologist

Iota Elementary fourth grade students pose with Heath Morton from KLFY News 10 after Morton spoke to them about the water cycle, hurricanes, tornadoes and much more. The school presented Morton a goodie bag to thank him for his time.

At Iota Elementary, the fourth graders recently-completed SRA (Science Research Associates, Inc.) unit has led to much more than just ba

Police arrest 2, seek 1 in shootings

Arrested were, from left, D'Avondre Williams and Aaronton Williams, and wanted is Damien Guidry.

Crowley Police, with the assistance of the Jennings Police Department, Welsh Police Department and the district attorney’s offices of Ac

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