LEFT: Volunteers working the “Money Tree” portion of the Reality Store begin the work of showing students from Acadia Parish schools, in this case Iota High, what type of financial future they can look forward to if they follow their chosen career paths. RIGHT: Representatives from Acadia General Hospital speak with two students during Thursday’s Career Connections EXPO at the Rice Festival Bulding. Acadia General was one of many businesses and organizations on hand for the event to help sophomores and seniors from schools in Acadia Parish understand what their careers are really like.

Sophomores and seniors from schools across Acadia Parish met in Crowley and pondered majors, chose future paths and learned about real life Thursday. Not set-in-stone futures, but enough to hopefully provide a real look at life outside of their hallowed high school halls.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Rayne man wanted in connection with the simple burglary at a crawfish dock early Thursday morning on Highway 35 south of Rayne.
According to reports, Crowley Police arrested a man Wednesday evening who was being sought for making domestic threats. Initial reports say that the man armed himself - possibly with a knife - and a small standoff ensued. But, police were able to talk the man down and he was arrested without incident. No injuries were reported.

LEFT: Volunteers working the “Money Tree” portion of the Reality Store begin the work of showing students from Acadia Parish schools, in this case Iota High, what type of financial future they can look forward to if they follow their chosen career paths. RIGHT: Representatives from Acadia General Hospital speak with two students during Thursday’s Career Connections EXPO at the Rice Festival Bulding. Acadia General was one of many businesses and organizations on hand for the event to help sophomores and seniors from schools in Acadia Parish understand what their careers are really like.

SLEMCO to award $40,000 in scholarships

SLEMCO is now accepting applications for 20 college scholarships -- each worth $2,000 -- to be awarded in a random drawing at the electric cooperat

One Acadiana holds inaugural banquet

David Callecod of Lafayette General Hospitial is the CEO Advisory to the Council of One Acadian. He speaks to the nearly 1,000 people who attended last week's banquet.

One Acadiana recently brought together nearly 700 business and community leaders from across the nine-parish region at its inaugural Regional Celeb

As Jindal pushes for Common Core exit, Legislators voice opinions

From left, Sens. Jonathan "J.P." Perry and Dan "Blade" Morrish, provided legislative reports to the Acadia Parish School Board's Personnel/Insurance/Curriculum Committee Wednesday night. The senators' spent a vast majority of their report addressing Common Core/PARCC.

For one it could be part of a conspiracy theory (of sort), for the other it’s more a question of administrative trust, but Gov.

For colorectal cancer, early detection is key

Stephen Broussard, left, a colorectal cancer survivor, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, promoting awareness of the disease. He was welcomed by Club President Mary Zaunbrecher, center, and program organizer Trey Signorelli, right.

In life, timing is everything.
For Stephen Broussard, unanswered health questions came to a head in December, 2012.

Stanley reflects on 2014-15 season

Following the 62-48 loss to Anacoco, Midland's head coach William Stanley reflected on the season in an emotionally-charged speech.

Morning Accident on I-10

This vehicle was involved in a one-car accident just east of Rayne in the west-bound lane of I-10, causing delays this morning (Thursday).

Rebels shock Florien to earn spot in finals

Midland's Traven Guidry goes up for a layup during the Rebels' Class B semifinal 67-50 victory over Florien Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. Guidry ended the night with a game high 22 points as well as four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. The Rebels will take on Anacoco Friday at 6 p.m. in the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Class B State Championship game. (Photo by J.C. Webb)

LAKE CHARLES - The Midland Rebels are headed back to the state basketball finals.

Theunissen descendants gather for reunion

REUNION HONOREES - Members of the eldest generation, survving children of Joseph Daniel Theunissen and Helen Meyer Theunissen, in attendance for the Theunissen family reunion were, from left, Matilda Johnson, Hilda Haure and Louise Landry, all of Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The St. Leo Catholic Church Hall in Roberts Cove served as the setting on Saturday, Feb.

Rayne High HOSA students place at State Conference, qualify for HOSA Nationals

QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS - Members of the Rayne High School chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) recently attended the 2015 State HOSA Conference in Alexandria with all participating delegates placing and qualifying for nationals in their respective competitions. HOSA members attending were, front row, from left, Megan Marcantel, Cheryln Fusilier, Caroline Bergeron, Lindsey Runner, Kaleigh Cormier, Destini Carrier; back row, Whitney Fontenot, Charlyne Peltier, Evan Alleman, Mallory Runner, Brooklynn Mire and sponsor Cassie Ancelet.

Members of the Rayne High School chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) attended the 2014-2015 State HOSA Conference held in Alex

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Sports

The Rayne High boys and girls track teams have begun their seasons under the direction of Coach Kaine Guidry.

Obituaries

Funeral services for Ruby L. Roberts, 65, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Rayne.

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