The grades are in and Acadia Parish has improved its District Performance Score and held its “B” letter grade. Up from 87.3 in 2013, Acadia drew an 89.7 DPS in 2014, both of which show the school district as a “B” district. The district is now just ahead of the state average of 89.2.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

One thing became abundantly evident at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Crowley meeting, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s engineering program is a huge asset to the state.

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

It was a gorgeous morning Saturday as the 78th International Rice Festival Queen was selected from a bevy of outstanding candidates to represent “The King and Queen of Grains” throughout the coming year.

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

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2014 Project Pink Pageants, raffle planned

PROJECT PINK RAFFLE - Miss Project Pink Sidney Fontenot displays the Seraphim Angel to be raffled at the 2014 Project Pink events on October 4th at the Rayne Civic Center.

 

Welcome House update provided to Rotarians

From left, Rotary Club of Crowley President Elect Pat Miers welcomed representatives from The Welcome House – Director Stacey Miller, Assistant Director Debbie Broussard and resident Sara Ramos – who provided a look inside the facility and more.

When it was his turn to organize the program for the day, Rotarian Ron Lawson realized that with a number of new members over the past few years, many may not be too familiar with the club’s work with The Welcome House.

City of Crowley, NAACP to offer free flu shots

On Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. until noon,  the Acadia Parish Chapter of the NAACP 6692 and the City of Crowley are joining forces with Walgreen’s for their annual Free Flu Shot Campaign.

9/11 ‘Honor & Remembrance’ ceremony held in Rayne

U.S. FLAG RAISED - Members of Arceneaux Post 77 of the local American Legion raised the flag and then lowered to half mast during ceremonies held Thursday at the Rayne Depot Square for the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - During a 9 a.m. solemn ceremony held at the Depot Square, the local chpater of the Woodmen of the World observed the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks of 2001.

Legion plans September dance

Positive reports of recent events held at the Legion Home were given during Tuesday’s meeting of Arceneaux Post 77, American Legion.

Rayne High School Homecoming Week proclaimed

HOMECOMING WEEK PROCLAIMED - During ceremonies Tuesday morning at City Hall, Mayor Roland Boudreaux signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 15-19 as “Rayne High School Homecoming Week.” School officials and Homecoming Court members on hand for the ceremonies were, seated from left, Norellie Fontenot, Mayor Roland Boudreax, Paige Dupont, RHS Football Coach Curt Ware; standing, Homecoming Court members Shelli Alleman, Caroline Bergeron, Madison David, Jacie Fontenot, Whitney Fontenot, Tristan Mouton, Cecily Schexnyder, Ashley Thibodeaux, Madison Vidal and Tanner Wilson. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The court has been selected, plans are complete, and Rayne High alumni are making plans to return to their alma mater next week for Homecoming programs and activities.

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Notre Dame’s Tyler Binder nearly makes a leaping one-handed interception Friday during the Pios’ 41-0 victory over Erath. Binder logged five tackles on the night. (Photo by Christell Faul)

ERATH – A year later, with a new coach, a revised system, a healthy standout runningback and a three game win streak, Erath eerily suffered a nearly identical fate.

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Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated their chapter birthday at the home of Connie Jaubert in Lafayette on Oct. 7. Enjoying the day were, from left, Jean Hanks, Brenella Joubert, Glenda Atkinson, Connie Jaubert, Nancy Tislow and Shirley Griffin. Also present but not pictured was Elsie Rowell. Jaubert served a traditional birthday cake for the event.

Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met in Lafayette at the home of Connie Jaubert on Oct. 7 for their regular meeting and to celebrate the chapter’s birthday.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Alfred J. Simoneaux, 69, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.

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