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)

Protective order request dismissed

After accusing Estherwood Mayor Anthony Borill and Acadia Parish Police Jury President Julie Borill of harassment following an alleged months-long intimate relationship with the couple, petitioner John Wesley Brown seemed to wilt under the questioning of Crowley attorney Lyle Fogleman Wednesday morning, resulting in the cases against both being dismissed.

Crowley Rotarians hold annual club assembly

Community Service Committee Chairwoman Melinda Malmay, standing, fields questions about the committee’s work. Chairs of the other committee, seated from left, Susan Comeaux (International Service), Adrianne Vidrine (Youth Service), Scott Privat (Club Service) and Amy Thibodeaux (Vocational Service) also fielded questions during the Rotary Club of Crowley’s club assembly.

Each year in January, the Rotary Club of Crowley takes a break from weekly informative programs to discuss the club’s work and find ways to grow an

Body of fugitive found

Authorities in Acadia Parish are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Crowley man after his body was discovered in a field located in the 6500

True ‘blue’ schools

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.
Of its six nominations, the Louisiana Department of Education has tagged two Acadia Parish schools — Martin Petitjean Elementary School (Rayne) and South Crowley Elementary School — for the national honor.

Energy efficiency project ‘off to good start’

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.”

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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.

Lifestyle

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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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