Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

At the opening of the 106th annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Station, there were droves of farmers and industry personnel on hand to learn all they could about the latest advances in rice from researchers and commissioners, professors and more.

New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

It was an afternoon of “new” at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting. A new president, Pat Miers, took over the club for the year, and the club heard of a new parishwide initiative that looks to improve its façade and attractiveness to new businesses, new residents and more.
According to Clerk of Court Robby Barousse and Chief Deputy Clerk Blane Faulk, same-sex couples will be able to get marriage licenses at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office beginning today.

Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

Welcome House update provided to Rotarians

From left, Rotary Club of Crowley President Elect Pat Miers welcomed representatives from The Welcome House – Director Stacey Miller, Assistant Director Debbie Broussard and resident Sara Ramos – who provided a look inside the facility and more.

When it was his turn to organize the program for the day, Rotarian Ron Lawson realized that with a number of new member

9/11 ‘Honor & Remembrance’ ceremony held in Rayne

U.S. FLAG RAISED - Members of Arceneaux Post 77 of the local American Legion raised the flag and then lowered to half mast during ceremonies held Thursday at the Rayne Depot Square for the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

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Rayne High School Homecoming Week proclaimed

HOMECOMING WEEK PROCLAIMED - During ceremonies Tuesday morning at City Hall, Mayor Roland Boudreaux signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 15-19 as “Rayne High School Homecoming Week.” School officials and Homecoming Court members on hand for the ceremonies were, seated from left, Norellie Fontenot, Mayor Roland Boudreax, Paige Dupont, RHS Football Coach Curt Ware; standing, Homecoming Court members Shelli Alleman, Caroline Bergeron, Madison David, Jacie Fontenot, Whitney Fontenot, Tristan Mouton, Cecily Schexnyder, Ashley Thibodeaux, Madison Vidal and Tanner Wilson. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

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Rotarians get crash course in Acadia Parish history

William Thibodeaux, left, presented to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday a history of the formation of Acadia Parish. Welcoming him were, from left, President Mary Zaunbrecher and program organizer Ken Goss.

In anything political, a bit of shadiness and tawdriness can always be found if you look deep enough.

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Sports

RAYNE TAKES CROWLEY TOURNAMENT - Members of the Rayne Mustang Girls 10 and Under All-Stars (Wreckers) who claimed second place over the weekend all-star tournament held in Crowley were, seated from left, Macy Dailey, Victoria Peltier; kneeling, Claudia Kibodeaux, Analie Dupuis, Kate Daigle, Bailee Royer, Addison Richard; standing front row, Karlee Daigle, Graci Alleman, Elizabeth Comeaux, Addyson Gautreaux, Kamrie Breaux, Grayci Dupuis, Amelia Dailey, coach Dusty Stelly; standing back row, head coach Shannon Royer, coach McKenzie Dailey and coach Troy Kibodeaux.

Despite cancelled tounaments the previous weekend, Mother Nature cooperated over the weekend, allowing all Rayne all-star teams to participate in local and area tournaments.

Lifestyle

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
The Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., recently installed new officers for 2015-2017. Those installed include, seated from left, Cheryl Lewis, chaplain; Latikka Charles, first vice president; Yvonne Mills, president; LaQuanta Evans, recording secretary; Vicky Milson, parliamentarian; standing, Audry Spencer, assistant financial secretary; LaTanya Evans, assistant treasurer; Charlesetta Andrus, treasurer; Bertha Stevens, sergeant-at-arms; Michelle Calloway, journalist; and Ruth Wilson, financial secretary.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2, at 3 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Lafayette for Nancy S.

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