LSN STAFF PHOTO / Claudette Olivier
George White, 84, and John Arabie, 65, of Eunice were married by Acadia Parish Ward 2 Precinct C Justice of the Peace John Wayne Doucet at the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Office in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday. White and Arabie are the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish. The two have been together for 45 years.

BY CLAUDETTE OLIVIER, LSN STAFF WRITER Their relationship may be a 45-year-old history, but John Arabie and George White made history Tuesday morning as the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish.

Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

At the opening of the 106th annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Station, there were droves of farmers and industry personnel on hand to learn all they could about the latest advances in rice from researchers and commissioners, professors and more.

New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

It was an afternoon of “new” at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting. A new president, Pat Miers, took over the club for the year, and the club heard of a new parishwide initiative that looks to improve its façade and attractiveness to new businesses, new residents and more.

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Claudette Olivier
George White, 84, and John Arabie, 65, of Eunice were married by Acadia Parish Ward 2 Precinct C Justice of the Peace John Wayne Doucet at the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Office in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday. White and Arabie are the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish. The two have been together for 45 years.

Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

Texas church teams put faith into action in Acadia

youth and adults from around the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church devoted last week undertaking projects to assist Acadia Parish residents. Here, a handicap ramp is being installed.

Rayne, Crowley and Jennings residents have been the benefactors the past week of a “Living Center” composed by 130 young people and adults from th

Tim Prevost named 2015 Lion of the Year

TIM PREVOST, right, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation banquet held Thursday, June 18, at the Legion Home. Making the presentation was John Quebodeaux, committee chairman, left. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Tim Prevost, outgoing president of the Rayne Lions Club, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation

New title, funding and dedication

From the left, Charlotte Jeffers, Sheri Myers and Laurie Suire attended the Film-Com convention in Nashville, Tennessee, to promote the movie “Glitch,” which was formerly named “The Angel Channel.” The movie is set to be filmed in Crowley. (Photo Submitted)

When Sheri Myers came to Crowley in 2011, she had a screenplay, big dreams and had seemingly found the perfect location for a movie she had written

Board to sell surplus parcel of land

The surplus parcel of land adjacent to TLVM Properties, LLC, measuring about 0.68 acres, will be sold by the Acadia Parish School Board to Albarado Properties for $90,050 and will subsequently be sold to Thomas L. McNeely III by Albarado Properties.

It was a saga, of sorts, that started months ago, but now, by action of the Acadia Parish School Board Wednesday night, some finality is coming for

Rayne High Band Banquet honorees

Rayne High band students who were awarded during the 2014-2015 and of the school year band banquet were, seated from left, Victoria Royer, Robyn Ba

JOHN PAUL THE GREAT ACADEMY GRADUATION

The 2015 graduation Mass and ceremony for seniors at John Paul the Great Academy, Lafayette, was celebrated on Saturday, May 16, at St.

Frog Capital Classic Car & Hot Rod show winners listed

CAR SHOW WINNERS AWARDED - Winners named in their categories during the 2015 Annual Frog Capital Classic Car & Hot Rod Show held Saturday, June 6, on the Frog Festival grounds in Rayne were, front row, from left, division winners, Siggy DeRouen - Best of Show, Larry Broussard - Best Interior, Brian Nabbs - Best Paint, James Camille - Best Engine, Kevin Bonin - Best Restored, Jason Escogne - Coolest Cruiser, Blake Marks - Best Rat Rod; back row, committee members, Sonya Simon, Dawn Rosinski, Gary Doucet, Louis “Bee Doo” Meche, Stuart Broussard and Chris Suire. All proceeds will benefit Hero Hunts Disabled Heroes in the local and Acadiana area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

RAYNE - The Rayne Frog Association presented the 2015 Annual Frog Capital Classic Car & Hot Rod Show on Saturday, June 6, under the pavilion on

Rayne's Post 77 to install new Legion officers

As announced by Post 77 Commander David Simon, the new slate of American Legion officers will be installed during the regular meeting of Arceneaux

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RAYNE TAKES CROWLEY TOURNAMENT - Members of the Rayne Mustang Girls 10 and Under All-Stars (Wreckers) who claimed second place over the weekend all-star tournament held in Crowley were, seated from left, Macy Dailey, Victoria Peltier; kneeling, Claudia Kibodeaux, Analie Dupuis, Kate Daigle, Bailee Royer, Addison Richard; standing front row, Karlee Daigle, Graci Alleman, Elizabeth Comeaux, Addyson Gautreaux, Kamrie Breaux, Grayci Dupuis, Amelia Dailey, coach Dusty Stelly; standing back row, head coach Shannon Royer, coach McKenzie Dailey and coach Troy Kibodeaux.

Despite cancelled tounaments the previous weekend, Mother Nature cooperated over the weekend, allowing all Rayne all-star teams to participate in local and area tournaments.

Lifestyle

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
The Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., recently installed new officers for 2015-2017. Those installed include, seated from left, Cheryl Lewis, chaplain; Latikka Charles, first vice president; Yvonne Mills, president; LaQuanta Evans, recording secretary; Vicky Milson, parliamentarian; standing, Audry Spencer, assistant financial secretary; LaTanya Evans, assistant treasurer; Charlesetta Andrus, treasurer; Bertha Stevens, sergeant-at-arms; Michelle Calloway, journalist; and Ruth Wilson, financial secretary.

Obituaries

William Vincent Thompson, 78, died surrounded by his family on June 30, 2015, in Seabrook, Texas. Billy was born on May 27, 1937, in Breaux Bridge to Henry Brooks and Mary Narrow Thompson.

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