Kevin Moody named Civic Cup Award winner.

Businessman Kevin Moody has been named the winner of the 2014 Civic Cup award.
The grades are in and Acadia Parish has improved its District Performance Score and held its “B” letter grade. Up from 87.3 in 2013, Acadia drew an 89.7 DPS in 2014, both of which show the school district as a “B” district. The district is now just ahead of the state average of 89.2.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

One thing became abundantly evident at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Crowley meeting, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s engineering program is a huge asset to the state.

Kevin Moody named Civic Cup Award winner.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

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Myrta Fair Craig Press Box dedicated

MYRTA FAIR CRAIG PRESS BOX - Among those in attendance for the official sign dedication for the Myrta Fair Craig Press Box at Rayne High School were, front row, from left, Grace Hayes Craig, Bob Craig, B.I. Moody, Fair Craig Hash, Kim Craig Jones, Jim Craig Sr. representing their late dad, Jim Craig, and RHS Principal Wendall Prudomme; second row, Bobby Craig, Dr. Ed Milligan, Milo Nickel, Laura King Milligan, Reggie Milligan; top row, Lindsey Milligan Beggs, Emerson Milligan and Peyton Milligan. Attending but absent from picture are Sherry Day Craig, Baylor Beggs, Sawyer Beggs, Bo and Debbie Clement King, Kerri and Michael King, and Craig and Angela King, and grandchildren, Caleb King, Addison and Aidan Gonzalez. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

 

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Madison Elise Vidal crowned new Miss Rayne

NEW MISS RAYNE CROWNED - Madison Elise Vidal is crowned Miss Rayne 2014 by last year’s honoree, Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, during Saturday’s pageant held at the Rayne City Center by the City of Rayne. Additional pictures and story of the event can be found inside on page 7. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

 

By Lisa Soileaux

Board to decide on food program

After taking action and recommending considering the Community Eligibility Program, the Acadia Parish School Board has called a special session for Monday, Aug. 25, to decide its fate for the 2014-15 school year.

Gumpoint Road Bridge reopened

Via the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office's Nixle alert system, the Acadia Parish Police Jury has advised the public of the reopening of a bridge in the parish.

The bridge on Gumpoint Road, just south of Cole Gully Road, was reopened Friday afternoon.

Bourque talks education at Rotary Club meeting

Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque, right, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting. He talked about the state of education in Acadia Parish as well as the overall picture moving forward as many questions still remain about Common Core and more. Welcoming him were, from left, Program Organizer Adrianne Vidrine and Rotary President Mary Zaunbrecher.

A lot has changed since Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque took over more than a decade ago – curricula, policies and even the school dynamics themselves.

Benoit inducted into Hall of Fame

Rayne’s own “Lee” Benoit (born Bradley Dale Joseph Benoit) was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame at ceremonies held in his hometown Friday night.

Benoit was inducted at the Le Cajun Award Ceremony held at the Civic Center in Rayne.

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GETTING IT THROUGH - Rayne High’s Katie Benoit gets a spike past an Iota defender during their win last week. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

 

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Alfred J. Simoneaux, 69, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.

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