Program director Dr. Bo McNeely, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, thanked Louis Buatt for his informative presentation on hydraulic fracturing during Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday.

In Louisiana, there’s no industry like the oil and gas industry. Tuesday, at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting, Louis Buatt looked to provide perspective on the industry and, in particular, the volatile issue of hydraulic fracturing.
Project Front Yard is coming to Acadia Parish. The community beautification initiative, launched in Lafayette in the fall of 2014, encourages individuals, businesses and government to take pride in their community by cleaning up, sprucing up and standing up for a cleaner, greener and more welcoming appearance.

RAYNE HIGH GRADS HONORED - Members of the 20154 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the distinguished title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) to Whitney Fontenot (left) and Ivy Thibodeaux (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Rayne High School graduated a total of 142 seniors during the 2015 commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, May 23, in the Rayne High north gym. Highlight of the commencement ceremonies was the naming of Whitney Fontenot and Ivy Thibodeaux as Mr. and Miss RHS of 2015.

Program director Dr. Bo McNeely, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, thanked Louis Buatt for his informative presentation on hydraulic fracturing during Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday.

RAYNE HIGH GRADS HONORED - Members of the 20154 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the distinguished title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) to Whitney Fontenot (left) and Ivy Thibodeaux (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Proctor named to school board

Rev. James Proctor

For the next six months, a Proctor will be back on the Acadia Parish School Board.
Just a different one this time.
For years, Dr. Ezora Proctor was a part of the school board. Now her husband, Rev. James Proctor will be, at least temporarily, in service in District 1.

Bertrand talks planning, preparing for ‘Semester at Sea’

Shea Bertrand, second from left, was welcomed to the Rotary Club of Crowley’s meeting Tuesday by Rotarians, from left, Mary Zaunbrecher (president), Peggy Sandidge and Kirk Schexnider. Bertrand spoke about his plans to partake in the Semester at Sea program.

Shea Bertrand has spent a good chunk of his young life helping others.

'Great experience'

Members of the M.H.S. Alumni Relay Team have been helping Luminaria Chair Thelma Fuselier, far left, set up this year’s Luminaria bags as well as in years past. Helping Fuselier recently were, from left, Connie Frugé, Paula Broussard and Glenda Guillory.

As the sun sets, things are typically just getting started for Relay For Life, but a few hours in, when the darkness truly hits, Relay grasps at your heartstrings.
It is then, typically at 9 p.m., that all the lights are turned off and the only light that lines the track are those from bags and torches honoring cancer survivors, recognizing caregivers and remembering someone who has lost his or her life to cancer.

Spending the day learning what the future may hold

LEFT: Volunteers working the “Money Tree” portion of the Reality Store begin the work of showing students from Acadia Parish schools, in this case Iota High, what type of financial future they can look forward to if they follow their chosen career paths. RIGHT: Representatives from Acadia General Hospital speak with two students during Thursday’s Career Connections EXPO at the Rice Festival Bulding. Acadia General was one of many businesses and organizations on hand for the event to help sophomores and seniors from schools in Acadia Parish understand what their careers are really like.

Sophomores and seniors from schools across Acadia Parish met in Crowley and pondered majors, chose future paths and learned about real life Thursda

‘CHOICES’ message impacts RHS students

CONSEQUENCES OF DISTRACTED driving were detailed for students of Rayne High School during the showing of a mock accident scene Friday morning. Speaking were, from left, Reggie Shaw, who has the distinction of being the first driver in the U.S. charged with distracted driving; Joel Feldman, who created a memorial foundation for his daughter killed by a distracted driver; mother Betty with her daughter, Liz Marks who was severely injured while reading a text from her mother while driving; Jennifer Smith, a national advocate against distracted driving; Coordinator Maxine Trahan, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Department; and Co-Chairman Allen “Noochie’ Credeur of the Rayne Police Department. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

The accident scene was staged, but the emotions were real as the 4th installation of CHOICES unfolded in Rayne last week.

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EMERITUS AWARD - Marc Dupuy Jr. (right) is presented the Sportsman Emeritus Award by Ken Bordelon during the 2015 Acadiana Sportsman’s League Banquet. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The 2015 Acadiana Sportsmen's League Banquet was held Saturday, May 2, at the LSU/Ag Center in Crowley.
Among the presentations completed during the evening were:

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This summer, the Acadia Players will be trying something new with a poetry workshop, “Unlock the Poet within You,” scheduled for June 22-26.

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