For women, questions get a lot harder as they age. As they grow up, long-gone are the days of “Will you go to prom with me?” and “What color dress should I wear?”

Morse Elementary is helping bring awareness to Rare Disease Day, and, in particular, Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy.

At Morse Elementary, there are many special children, but Thursday, the student body, faculty and staff of the school rallied around one that is asking for Acadiana’s help.

IN ATTENDANCE FOR AWARD - Special guests in attendance for the presentation of a Instruments A Comin’ Lafayette Award of the Tipitina Foundation, made possible by the Nancy F. Link Foundation worth $60,000 in instruments were, front row, from left, RHS Principal Wendal Prudhomme, RHS Band Director Adrian Alba, Nancy F. Link (Nancy F. Link Foundation), Emily Menard (foundation program manager), and Angela Thompson (Tipitina Foundation); back row, Acadia Parish Superindent John E. Bourque, and School Board member David LaLande. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, during a students of the Rayne High School Band were surprised to learn they were the recipients of a donation from the Tipitina's Foundation. Rayne High is the first in the Lafayette region and 95th school in the state to receive a donation since the formation of the foundation.

Morse Elementary is helping bring awareness to Rare Disease Day, and, in particular, Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy.

IN ATTENDANCE FOR AWARD - Special guests in attendance for the presentation of a Instruments A Comin’ Lafayette Award of the Tipitina Foundation, made possible by the Nancy F. Link Foundation worth $60,000 in instruments were, front row, from left, RHS Principal Wendal Prudhomme, RHS Band Director Adrian Alba, Nancy F. Link (Nancy F. Link Foundation), Emily Menard (foundation program manager), and Angela Thompson (Tipitina Foundation); back row, Acadia Parish Superindent John E. Bourque, and School Board member David LaLande. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

2014 Miss Rayne Pageant nears, orientation planned

MISS RAYNE PREPARATIONS - Miss Rayne Chairperson Suzette Leonards, standing, and the reigning Miss Rayne Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, seated, are in the middle of making plans for the upcoming 2014 Miss Rayne Pageant on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Rayne Civic Center. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

 

Work lies ahead for Rotarians in new club year

Rotary Club of Crowley members listen intently as Peggy Sandidge discusses her subcommittee’s ongoing projects, which includes Miss Helen’s Soup Kitchen, the Welcome House and, now, the school supply drive.

Heads of Rotary Club of Crowley committees and subcommittees reported on the 2013-14 club year’s success before taking a look forward in

Driving big rigs a dangerous job

Workers clean up the site of an 18 wheeler accident near Shreveport last year. There have been three accidents involving 18 wheelers in the Acadiana area during the past week.

Last week’s head-on collision between two 18-wheelers was as rare as it was violent.

18-wheeler crashes into Rayne overpass

The cargo atop an 18-wheeler is lodged under the Rayne overpass. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - At approximately 1:30 p.m.

Rayne gas rupture causes I-10 stutdown

Rayne Police block off I-10 traffic during Tuesday afternoon wreck and gas rupture. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - In addition to a major traffic fatality on I-10 west of Rayne, local authorities were called to the northeast portion of the the city at th

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Sports

Midland’s Brooke Comeaux pulls up for a shot Tuesday during the Lady Rebels’ 37-28 Class B regional playoff loss at Anacoco. Comeaux scored eight points in the loss.

ANACOCO – The Midland Lady Rebels had their chances Tuesday in their Class B regional playoff showdown with Anacoco.
In fact, they had numerous chances.

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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.

 

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