Cancer survivors Gale Spell (right) and Greg Richard (left) spoke of their experiences with the disease during opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015, held Saturday night in Rayne.

For Greg Richard, the journey is all too fresh; whereas for Gale Spell, the word was “surreal.” For those that surrounded the stage at the opening of the 2015 Relay For Life of Acadia Parish Saturday evening, the night’s journey was a bit of both and coupled with the pair’s gut-wrenching stories, a little too real.

A large oak tree blocked The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten and caused major power lines, posts and sign damage during the Monday morning storm that swept through the area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

A number of large trees were toppled Monday in the early daylight hours, causing damage throughout the City of Rayne. The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten was remains closed due to a large oak falling and damaging major power lines, posts and signs.

Acadia Parish 4-H agents Kayla Haydel, left in both photos, and Megan Sarver, right in both, presented awards recognizing two individuals in the opening of the 2015 Acadia Parish Achievement Day. In the left photo, center, Julie Hebert, is presented a gift for being named the 2015 honoree. In the right photo, center, Ethan Breaux was presented a frame copy of his winning program cover design entry.

Julie Hebert will be the first to tell you she is a fan of quotes and sayings. So, there was no better time to pull her 4-H-related quotes out of the bag than Friday morning when she was recognized as the 2015 Acadia Parish 4-H Achievement Day honoree.

Cancer survivors Gale Spell (right) and Greg Richard (left) spoke of their experiences with the disease during opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015, held Saturday night in Rayne.

A large oak tree blocked The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten and caused major power lines, posts and sign damage during the Monday morning storm that swept through the area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Acadia Parish 4-H agents Kayla Haydel, left in both photos, and Megan Sarver, right in both, presented awards recognizing two individuals in the opening of the 2015 Acadia Parish Achievement Day. In the left photo, center, Julie Hebert, is presented a gift for being named the 2015 honoree. In the right photo, center, Ethan Breaux was presented a frame copy of his winning program cover design entry.

Notre Dame High School graduates 111 Friday

Receiving Notre Dame’s highest honor, the Catholic Action Award, this year were, from left, Amy Boudreaux and Brent Didier, They were presented the award by, from left, Msgr. Jeff DeBlanc and the Rev. Matthew Higginbotham.

With numerous family and friends in attendance, 111 young men and women became the newest graduates of Notre Dame High

Stringfellow talks sleep apnea with Rotarians

Dr. Paul Stringfellow, center, was on hand for the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting to talk about sleep apnea with the group. Program organizer Brent Benson, left, and Past-President Elliot Doré welcomed Stringfellow.

Years ago, sleep apnea was a moment’s discussion in medical school and the public didn’t see it as a real medical condi

Parish raises funds for cancer at Relay For Life

Members of Boy Scouts Troop 70 led the way for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2014’s survivors’ lap as part of opening ceremonies. The troop, along with Girls Scout Troop 2345, also presented the colors during the ceremony.

The weather held out, but a busy weekend dampened attendance at Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2014.

Woodlawn’s anonymous patriot

For the past few months, an unknown person(s) has been placing American flags at the grave sites of U.S. service veterans.

At first the American flags began to appear at the gravesites of veterans along the boulevard near the entrance of Wood

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Crowley's Zack Breaux waits for a pitch during a recent game. Breaux and the Gents will play host to Riverdale today at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

CROWLEY – The Crowley Gents’ baseball team recently wrapped up one of the best regular season finishes in school history, going 23-3 against a rouged slate that included a district that earned five

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