Acadia Parish’s 2015 Junior Livestock Show and Sale came to a close Saturday with champions recognized and prize-winning animals bought by local buyers. The following grand champions were recognized and their animals purchased Saturday: • Hog: Dylan Breaux, Iota High. Bought for $2,500 by NJ Hebert Trucking, Inc.

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.
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.”

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.

New building drawing rave reviews

Burger Zone owner Sheryl Barltett, forefront, enjoys working in the restaurant’s spacious, new kitchen.

Operations are underway at the tall, bright yellow building on North Parkerson Avenue that has been drawing the eyes of Crowley resident

Horse Farm presentation heard by Rotarians

From left, Raymond Hébert, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, invited the Rotary Club of Crowley to participate in CFA’s Acadiana Mega Raffle, while program organizer Sandy Melancon and President Mary Zaunbrecher welcomed guest speaker Elizabeth “EB” Brooks to discuss the Horse Farm project in Lafayette.

If only half of the ambitious undertaking of Lafayette Central Park, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Horse

Residents urged to take precautions

Caroline Kennedy, Gracie Young and Trinity Young munch on snow cones as the heat index in Crowley approached 100 degrees Monday.

It’s no secret that summers in south Louisiana are unforgiving. 

Crowns donated as Crowley pageants near

Ahead of the final month of her reign, Miss Crowley 2013, Allison Hoffpauir, dresses a table full of photos and more memories from her 2013-14 reign. The table, along with others created by Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley, will be on display at City Hall during the month of July. The 2014 Miss Crowley pageants will be held July 26, and the final day to register to compete is Tuesday, July 1. Those interested can register at Crowley City Hall from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club recently accepted donations of the crowns for the 2014 Miss, Teen Miss and Junior

Guidry named 2014 Lion of the Year

2014 LION OF THE YEAR honors were presented to Michael Guidry, left, by Daniel Simoneaux, chairman of the selection committee during the installation banquet of the Rayne club Thursday night.

Michael Guidry, the 2014 recipient of the Rayne Lions Club “Lion of the Year” Award was described as a member “who shows up whenever asked” to work

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BIG BLOCK - Rayne’s Whitley Larry records a block during Lady Wolves’ district basketball action. The Wolves and Ladies will travel to Beau Chene Friday for another district contest. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The Wolves and Ladies traveled to Eunice on Friday for district basketball action.

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THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among the youths taking part in the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Musical were, front row from left, Jamaia Evans, Ariel Webster, Jakyjah Hawkins, Briane Melandon, Maryah Senegal; back row, Sabria Baker, Breanna Handy, Joshua Richard, Rachelle Reed and Tyra Thomas.

The National Association of University Women, Crowley Branch, hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Musical on Sunday, Jan. 18, at Agape New Vision Ministry Church in Crowley.

Obituaries

Joseph R. Meaux, 87, a longtime resident of Crowley, died peacefully on the morning of Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Encore Nursing Home. Mr.

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