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)

Chamber directors discuss Mardi Gras, financials

SPECIAL GIFT OF APPRECIATION - Mayor Roland Boudreaux (center) was presented a special appreciation plaque during the January meeting of the Rayne Chamber of Commerce by President Jimmy Prevost. Also in attendance who presented a report on the state level was State Representative Jack Montoucet (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

A number of end-of-the year items were discussed during the January 14th meeting of the Rayne Chamber of Commcerce, with the 2015 annual Mardi Gras

Grande Court Ball celebrates "A Night At The Oscars"

REIGN OVER MARDI GRAS BALL - Reigning over the 2015 Rayne Grande Court Mardi Gras Ball held Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Rayne Civic Center by the Rayne Chamber of Commerce were Rayne Grande Court Mardi Gras King IV John Jude Beslin and Rayne Grande Court Mardi Gras Queen Claire Benoit. Additional court photos can be found in the Rayne Acadian-Tribune newspaper or at www.raynetoday.com. (Photo Courtesy/Colin Burnum Photography)

“A Night at the Oscars” was the theme of the 4th Annual Rayne Chamber of Commerce Grande Court Mardi Gras Ball held Saturday, Jan.

Rotarians get cold facts on synthetic marijuana

Jackie Boddye, second from left, shows the effects drugs can have on the body through photos as well as some of the many items being used to conceal drugs in everyday life to interested Rotarians, from left, Crowley Rotary Club President Mary Zaunbrecher, Tracy Young (program organizer) and Vicki Ramos.

For the past year or two, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and various other law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as across t

In Teen Scene: All's fair in love, war and cupcakes

The winning displays and cakes from each Food and Nutrition Class at Iota High did not disappoint; (1) the Mardi Gras Float cupcakes were as tasty as they were fun atop their homemade float in second hour; (2) the Beach Bash cupcakes brought the beach right to fourth hour; and (3) the fun of the circus was on full display in fifth hour.

Note: This is a special look inside 'Teen Scene', a semi-annual special edition that features and focuses on teenagers in the parish.

Crowley honors King's dream

Dr. Ricky E. Carter, pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church, was the keynote speaker at Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The event, sponsored by the Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is annually held at the Martin Luther King Center in Crowley on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

While offices and schools were closed Monday, the city of Crowley took a moment to reflect on the message Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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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