Acadia Parish’s 2015 Junior Livestock Show and Sale came to a close Saturday with champions recognized and prize-winning animals bought by local buyers. The following grand champions were recognized and their animals purchased Saturday: • Hog: Dylan Breaux, Iota High. Bought for $2,500 by NJ Hebert Trucking, Inc.

Acadia Parish Executive Director of Curriculum Margaret Jones, seated left, and standing from left, LDOE Network Leader Frances Touchet and Superintendent of Acadia Parish Schools John Bourque congratulated, Irma Trosclair, seated center, and Kim Cummins, seated right, for their schools nominations as National Blue Ribbons Schools.

Never say that lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, at least not when referring to student achievement and Acadia Parish schools. You see, it’s not everyday that a school district can boast two National Blue Ribbon schools nominees, but, this year, Acadia Parish does.
The first update on the district-wide energy efficiency project for Acadia Parish schools was a glowing one from Chip Moore of Johnson Controls Inc. “Overall, our project has gotten off to a good start,” he said. “I’m happy with the progress.”

Acadia Parish Executive Director of Curriculum Margaret Jones, seated left, and standing from left, LDOE Network Leader Frances Touchet and Superintendent of Acadia Parish Schools John Bourque congratulated, Irma Trosclair, seated center, and Kim Cummins, seated right, for their schools nominations as National Blue Ribbons Schools.

New school board begins new term

Members of the Acadia Parish School Board sworn in Monday night included, from left, Delo Hebert, Milton Simar, David Lalande, Doug LaCombe, John Suire, Gene Daigle and James Higginbotham. Board member Israel Syria was unable to attend Monday’s meeting. Administrating the oath of office to the board was attorney Robert Hammond.

Seven opening items saw a new board sworn in, leadership re-elected and many recognized at the Acadia Parish School Boa

‘Arts in the Prairie’ held at Maison Daboval

HOSTED ARTS IN THE PRAIRIE - Serving as hosts and special guests for the Arts in the Prairie Celebration held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Maison Daboval Bed and Breakfest in Rayne by the Rayne Historical District Association were, front row, from left, Aubree Lane Guidry, second row, Gene and Martha Royer, owners/operators; guest speaker Darrell Bourque, and Bart Wild of Wild Productions; back row, Claire Domingue, homemade pie demonstrations. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - The Rayne Historical District Association hosted a special day-long event on Saturday, Dec.

John discusses oil, gas industry

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John discussed the good and bad news facing the oil and gas industry locally, as well as nationally and internationally.

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, Chris John referenced “A Tale of Two Cities” when discussing the oil and gas industry.

Hard freeze expected by mid-week

The line of showers and thunderstorms that drenched Acadia Parish Friday night and Saturday moved out of the area Satur

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Sports

BIG BLOCK - Rayne’s Whitley Larry records a block during Lady Wolves’ district basketball action. The Wolves and Ladies will travel to Beau Chene Friday for another district contest. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The Wolves and Ladies traveled to Eunice on Friday for district basketball action.

Lifestyle

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among the youths taking part in the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Musical were, front row from left, Jamaia Evans, Ariel Webster, Jakyjah Hawkins, Briane Melandon, Maryah Senegal; back row, Sabria Baker, Breanna Handy, Joshua Richard, Rachelle Reed and Tyra Thomas.

The National Association of University Women, Crowley Branch, hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Musical on Sunday, Jan. 18, at Agape New Vision Ministry Church in Crowley.

Obituaries

Joseph R. Meaux, 87, a longtime resident of Crowley, died peacefully on the morning of Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Encore Nursing Home. Mr.

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