A number of large trees were toppled Monday in the early daylight hours, causing damage throughout the City of Rayne.
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.
A first grader calls to attention her fellow classmates with one simple word.
“Yes?” they respond in unison.
She calls them to attention once more as they prepare to show off Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to a room full of community and business leaders from across the southern part of the state.
The habits are sandwiched between a sentence that the students are not just saying because they were taught it, but because they believe it.
“I am a leader!”
And it is through that — the Leader in Me Program — that local schools Ross Elementary and Martin Petitjean Elementary, as well as other schools, have really found their way.
There will be no raining on Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015 this year.
After a couple of years of rain forcing Relay’s early closure, this Saturday, Relay For Life will be held at Rayne’s Frog Festival Pavilion, meaning the weather will not stop the fun or the cause Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Crowley welcomed a report from the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music Tuesday on the Do-Re-ME! program that is netting great results thus far. On hand were, from left, Debbie Spallino, program organizer; Iya Tsyrkot and Rebecca Doucet, ASO; and Mary Zaunbrecher, club president.
With just one 30-minute session per week, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music’s Do-Re-ME! program is netting good results.
Their goal of 20 percent increases in student test scores – labeled as aggressive for a low-dose program – are being met.