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CROWLEY - Three years ago, when a gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. — including 19 elementry school children — Crowley residents Jimmy Broussard and Chad Monceaux organized a candlelight vigil to pray for those who had died and their families.
Seven recommendations by the Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum and Budget and Finance committees were unanimously approved as the Acadia Parish School Board made quick work of its August meeting’s agenda.

Let the construction begin!

Several area officials, politicians and people who helped to make the I-10 Service Road a reality were on hand for ceremonial ground breaking activities held inside Crowley City Hall Wednesday morning. From the left are Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson, Mary Melancon, Chris John, Bill Oliver (DOTD), Judge M’elise Trahan, Todd Whiting, David Bratton, Bill Fontenot, Greg Johnson, Mayor Greg Jones,U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jeff Dore, Lyle Fogleman, OneAcadia’s Laurie Suire, Kitty Valdetero, Dr. Ezora Proctor, Ben Mader, Elliot Dore, City Engineer Tim Mader, Bryan Borill, Kay Fruge, Tim Monceaux, Faye Hoffpauer, Joan Hoffpauer, Kathy Arceneaux and Gwen Hanks.

For a day that began with high winds and heavy rains, things couldn’t have been more beautiful inside the Crowley City Hall building.
A ceremonial groundbreaking event for the long awaited Interstate 10 Service Road was held with a long list of area dignitaries.

Rayne Catholic Elementary Promotion Mass, Students Honored

Rayne Catholic Elementary 2014-2015 eighth grade class promoted.

Rayne Catholic Elementary 2014-2015 eighth grade students were promoted to high school during Thursday’s Promotional Mass held May 21 at St.

Legion Post 77 marks Memorial Day 2015

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES were held Sunday morning, May 24, by members of American Legion Post #77 and its Ladies Auxiliary. Pictured, seated from left, are Ray Olinger, master of ceremonies; Leo Spaetgens, guest speaker; Robert Comeaux, chaplain; Bobby Alleman, vice commander; and David Simon, commander, while standing, from left, are Auxiliary members Joyce Lyons, Grace Guidry, Bonnie Simon and Louisa Thibodeaux. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Leo Spaetgens cited the lost of loved ones who gave their lives to preserve democracy during his speech Sunday morning to those gathered at the Ame

Rotarians learn more about hydraulic fracturing

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.

Rayne High School graduates 142 seniors

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.

Alligator Found Within Rayne City Limits

Cody LeBlanc holds an alligator found under a trailer located inside the fenced area at LeBlanc Trailer Sales on Branche Street Tuesday, May 12.

Rayne High graduation, class day set

Of the 142 graduates of Rayne High School who will receive their high school diplomas Saturday, May 23, at the 9:30 a.m.

Schexnider offers landscaping tips to his fellow Rotarians

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer M’Elise Trahan, right, thank their fellow Rotarian, Kirk Schexnider for his program on landscaping and gardening.

Rotarians at their wits end with their lawn and landscapes were in luck Tuesday as Kirk Schexnider provided several tips as part of his program at

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Sports

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners (Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire) and hosted the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at the ponds located on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire at 8450 Roberts Cove Road (Hwy. 98). Category winners and hosts included, seated from left, Isabella Reiners and Isabella Trahan (0-5 years), Jace Freeman and Drake Bellard (6-8 years); standing front row, Lions Club member Craig Houston, Mackenzie Olinger and William Guidry (9-12 years), Nolan Olinger and Luke Guidry (13-15 years), and City of Rayne Chairman Suzette Leonards; back row, ASL member Joe Guidry, Mayor Chuck Roichaux, and ASL members Charles Trahan and Dee DeRouren. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire, to host the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at

Lifestyle

Mrs. Scott Michael Frugé

The beautiful Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings was the setting for the recent Nuptial Mass uniting Emily Claire Regan of Crowley and Scott Michael Frugé of Welsh.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Merlin J.

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