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.

Aaron Hagger

An investigation into alleged sex crimes has led to the arrest of a Crowley man. Crowley Police have arrested Aaron Hagger, 49, of Crowley.

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 the club’s weekly meeting. Speaking on rainy weather, flowers and weeds specifically before fielding questions, Schexnider offered much insight into the world of landscaping.

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)

Aaron Hagger

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.

ASO&C’s Do-Re-ME! program netting great results

The Rotary Club of Crowley welcomed a report from the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music Tuesday on the Do-Re-ME! program that is netting great results thus far. On hand were, from left, Debbie Spallino, program organizer; Iya Tsyrkot and Rebecca Doucet, ASO; and Mary Zaunbrecher, club president.

With just one 30-minute session per week, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music’s Do-Re-ME! program is netting good results.
Their goal of 20 percent increases in student test scores – labeled as aggressive for a low-dose program – are being met.

Raising awareness to veterans’ plight

THE POST-SIGNAL / Howell Dennis
Gulf War veterans Cliff Lee and Paul Gregg have formed a group called Two Veterans On a Mission to raise awareness to the problems that many veterans face upon returning home. On Thursday, they visited The Welcome House, where they discussed veteran homelessness and made a donation. From the left are Lee, Welcome House Director Stacey Miller, Gregg and James Martin, who has been supporting the group’s cause in Acadia Parish.

BY: HOWIE DENNIS

NEWS EDITOR

 

Acadia Parish 4-H Achievement Day set for April 24

Julie Hebert, 2015 honoree

After a year of hard work, 4-H’ers from across Acadia Parish will converge upon Midland High School Friday, April 24, to celebrate the year.
The appropriately titled Achievement Day will provide fun, educational opportunities for 4-H’ers and feature the recognition of Julie Hebert as this year’s honoree and Ethan Breaux of Iota Middle 4-H for his winning theme.
Breaux’s theme, “Let’s Sound Off For 4-H!!!!” takes its cues from the armed forces. His drawing also features the 4-H Pledge and military men carrying modified 4-H flags.

Food sale fundraisers addressed

Crowley High School teacher Frederick Arceneaux, addressed the Crowley City Council Tuesday night in front of a standing room only crowd. Most of the people in attendance were on hand to get a clarification on the laws regarding fundraising activities involving food sales.

A standing room crowd filled the Crowley City Council meeting Tuesday night as the city’s governing body discussed the ordinance regarding food fundraisers by local organizations.

No action on parish noise ordinance

A potentially explosive issue was quietly diffused during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury.
A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to learn exactly what the jurors were going to do with the parish noise ordinance, which, as was pointed out during committee meetings a week earlier, failed to properly define a “recognized subdivision” due to a clerical error made when the original ordinance was amended in 2006.

Through tragedy, ‘Christian’s Legacy’ was born

Rotary Club of Crowley Program Organizer Georgie Petitjean, far left, and President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, welcomed, from left, Hans and Jenn Nelson (holding a photo of the late Christian Nelson) Tuesday. The Nelsons created Christian’s Legacy, to promote organ donation following their son’s death and subsequent donation process.

Two years ago Hans and Jenn Nelson received the worst news a parent can think of receiving, their son, Christian, 19 at the time, had been brought

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Sports

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:

Lifestyle

The cast members of “Into the Woods” deliver excellent individual performances while also combining for a strong whole.

By Saja Hoffpauir
Lifestyles Editor
“Into the Woods,” the first play presented by the newly-formed Bayou Broadway Productions is, in a word, outstanding.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne for Marie Miller, 75, who passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 5:49 a.m.

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