The Rotary Club of Crowley wrapped up its participation in a zone project, “Rotary Has Heart.” Showing off some of the collected items that will be donated to the Crowley Christian Care Center are, from left, Rotarian Rev. James Proctor, Marilyn Lawson (CCCC) and Rotarians Peggy Sandidge, Mary Zaunbrecher (Crowley club president) and Dr. Ezora Proctor (District 6200 governor).

There was much to be done at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley. First, the club presented a Vocational Award to a man well-known to many in Crowley who have had a delivery through UPS – Reginald “Reggie” Laviolette. “I just want to start by saying ‘Thank you all’,” said Laviolette.
Residents of the district that elected Israel G. Syria to represent them for another four years last November are growing concerned that their voices are not being heard, according to Superintendent John E. Bourque.

The Acadia Parish School Board opened its February meeting to a packed meeting room. On hand for opening items were many of the Students of the Year. All were recognized at the meeting before enjoying a reception and gift bags in the adjacent building.

As evident by the packed meeting room, it was a night to recognize high-achieving students in the parish at Monday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish School Board.

The Rotary Club of Crowley wrapped up its participation in a zone project, “Rotary Has Heart.” Showing off some of the collected items that will be donated to the Crowley Christian Care Center are, from left, Rotarian Rev. James Proctor, Marilyn Lawson (CCCC) and Rotarians Peggy Sandidge, Mary Zaunbrecher (Crowley club president) and Dr. Ezora Proctor (District 6200 governor).

The Acadia Parish School Board opened its February meeting to a packed meeting room. On hand for opening items were many of the Students of the Year. All were recognized at the meeting before enjoying a reception and gift bags in the adjacent building.

Rayne's A&O, Sisters host Back to School Event/Family Fun Day

A & O AND SISTERS HOST FAMILY EVENT - Members of the A&O 21st Century Club and the Sisters of A&O who hosted the 2014 Back to School Event and Family Fun Day were, seated, Sisters of A & O members Sadie Wheeler, Mahilda Beverly, Cutina Jolivette, Kristen Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, De De Simmons, Anna Mae Randall, Rosa Mouton, Gwen Mouton, and Larissa Arceneaux; standing, A & 0 Members Cleveland Guidry, Jeremy Thomas, Phil Woods, Reggie Mouton, Chris Duhon, William Board, Eric Jolivette, Wallace Young, Brian Seth Mouton, Ezzie Charles, Lester Washington, Jessie White and Felton Charles.

 

Sporting clay shoot to benefit state Lions Children’s Camp

RAYNE LIONS CLUB members were invited to participate in a sporting clay shoot to benefit the Louisianaae Lions Camp Thursday night, Aug. 7. by Kelly Suire, center a member of the Louisiana Lions Camp Staff Alumni Association, who was accompanied by her husband, Terry, left, and welcomed by President Tim Prevost.


Section 8 director Leonards describes housing program

SUZETTE LEONARDS, executive director of the Rayne Section 8 Housing Program, center, described the program to Rayne Rotary Club members on Thursday, Aug. 7. She is pictured with Fran Bihm, program coordinator, left, and President Kyle Broussard.

“I don’t want them to think that Section 8 is permanent; it’s not a lifestyle,” remarked Suzette Leonards, executive director of the city’s Section

KC Council plans Labor Day raffle

FIRST TICKET SOLD: Father Kendal Faulk, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, right, purchased the first Knights of Columbus raffle ticket from Albert Johnson, grand knight of Council 1897.

Rayne’s Knights of Columbus Council 1897 announces the drawing for its annual Labor Day raffle will be held on Sept. 1.

Charlene Richard Mass held

CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY MASS - The 55th Anniversary of Charlene Richard’s death was celebrated on Friday, August 8 at a 6 p.m. mass at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard. Fr. Bill Melancon of Erath was the celebrant. Others are from left, Deacon Tim Markentel, Fr Alphonse Tynese, Fr. Melancon, Msgr. Robert Romero and Korey Lavergne.

‘Boogas’ and ‘Boulee’ to perform here Aug. 23

LEGION BENEFIT: Bobby “Boogas” Page, left, and V.J. “Boulee” Boulet, along with Swamp Pop Express will perform at the Legion Hall in Rayne to benefit American Legion Post No. 77.

After many years, two of Rayne’s native sons are excited to be coming back to Rayne  to entertain area residents.

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Notre Dame’s Grace Doucet turns on a pitch Saturday during the Lady Pios’ 8-0 victory over St. Joseph’s during the St. Thomas More Tournament. (Photo by Jason Faul)

LAFAYETTE – The Notre Dame Lady Pios picked up a pair of victories over the weekend at the St. Thomas More Tournament.

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Cast members in the Crowley High School Drama Club’s upcoming production of “Robin Hood and His Merry Men” include, front row from left, Madeline Kibodeaux, Cole-Ryan Henry; second row, Alyssa Huval, Sarah Hanks, Savana Green, Julia Sittig, Tra’Naye Brooks, Casey Benoit, Alaina Kibodeaux; third row, Caleb Henry, Tony Arsement, Aaron Booty, Maggie Arsement, Justin Simon, Brock Credeur, Kendrick Francis; fourth row, Kameryn Richard, Shawn Jackson, Doshia Byers, Tristin Robinson, Jasmine LeMaire, Maya Clement, Katelyn Richard, Luke Arsement, Alexis Bernard, Addison Green, Eric Lacombe, Jake Grotefend, Sara Arsement, and Hana Arsement. Also working on the production but not pictured are Courtney Suire and Samantha Leger.

 

Obituaries

Rayne- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Widdley “T-Boy” J. LaGrange, Sr., 80, on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, LA with Rev.

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