Kevin Moody named Civic Cup Award winner.

Businessman Kevin Moody has been named the winner of the 2014 Civic Cup award.
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.

Kevin Moody named Civic Cup Award winner.

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.

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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.

Rotarians get crash course in Acadia Parish history

William Thibodeaux, left, presented to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday a history of the formation of Acadia Parish. Welcoming him were, from left, President Mary Zaunbrecher and program organizer Ken Goss.

In anything political, a bit of shadiness and tawdriness can always be found if you look deep enough.

Why should the birth of Acadia Parish be any different?

Robichaux talks draft, signing process and more

Tuesday, the Rotary Club of Crowley welcomed UL Lafayette Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux, left, to its meeting where he discussed the baseball program’s current state. Welcoming him was President Mary Zaunbrecher.

Last year was a great year for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette athletically with baseball, softball, football and basketball all reaching postseason play.

Boustany speaks to Crowley Lions Club gathering

Rep. Charles Boustany spoke to the Crowley Lions Club and other during a luncheon at the Rice Palace on Tuesday. From the left are, Lions Club President Bryan Borill, Boustany, Lion Ann Mire and Lion Tim Mader.

Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, addressed area residents during a Crowley Lions Club luncheon at the Rice Palace on Tuesday, speaking enthusiastically about how Louisiana is faring well — thriving in certain areas — while most other states are suffering economic problems.

Sand bags available in Crowley until 3 p.m. Friday

Via Crowley Police Department's Nixle alert system, Crowley Public Works announces sand bags will be issued until 3 p.m. Friday.

Residents of Crowley are eligible and must present a valid driver's license to acquire bags. A maximum of six bags will be issued per license.

A touch-up after over two decades

The "God Is Love" message painted in large white letters on Kenneth Bertrand's barn has "given a lot of pleasure to a lot of people."

When a woman showed up at his back door a few years ago, Kenneth Bertrand was confused.

“She asked me if I remembered her,” said Bertrand with a smile. “I just shook my head and told her ‘no.’”

Spencer updates club on tutoring program progress

The Rotary Club of Crowley held its weekly meeting Tuesday. Program organizer Carolyn Barousse, third from left, welcomed Audry Spencer, second from left; Loretta Broussard, far left; and Betty Gums, far right; to the meeting Tuesday to talk about the ETCFE tutoring program.

To say that the past year has been a whirlwind for Audry Spencer may be an understatement.

“I’ve received a lot of blessings lately,” she said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley.

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GETTING IT THROUGH - Rayne High’s Katie Benoit gets a spike past an Iota defender during their win last week. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

 

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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