Utility wires pulled down by a Progressive collection truck hang from the side of a home in Rayne. (Photo submitted)

There is obviously some confusion at Progressive Waste Solutions.  According to Area Marketing Manager Dave Clabo, he hasn’t heard any complaints from Acadia Parish citizens regarding the company’s trash pick ups. 
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is investigating criminal damage which occurred at Louisiana Rice Mill, located at 600 W. First St., during the night of July 24.

The Rotary Club of Crowley met Tuesday and learned about physical therapy from Rotarian Daryl Albro and were invited to the Crowley High Dinner Auction by guest and CHS football coach Josh Fontenot. Present were, from left, President-Elect M’Elise Trahan, Fontenot, Albro and Secretary Melinda Malmay.

In 1914, as the U.S. became involved in World War I, women with a base knowledge set were recruited as reconstruction aides to help with injured veterans.

Utility wires pulled down by a Progressive collection truck hang from the side of a home in Rayne. (Photo submitted)

The Rotary Club of Crowley met Tuesday and learned about physical therapy from Rotarian Daryl Albro and were invited to the Crowley High Dinner Auction by guest and CHS football coach Josh Fontenot. Present were, from left, President-Elect M’Elise Trahan, Fontenot, Albro and Secretary Melinda Malmay.

Board adopts 2014 tax millages; recognizes state fair winners

From left, Arielle Johnson and Shy Vincent placed first at the state social studies fair at the elementary school level while Lilly Smith placed first at the high school level this year.

By a unanimous roll call vote, the Acadia Parish School Board adopted a resolution to adopt the millage rates for the 2014 tax year at its June meeting Monday night.

‘A new era of health care’

The new sign in front of Acadia General Hospital (AGH) was unveiled Monday morning during a ceremony in front of the hospital. Standing in front of the sign are, from left, Caroline Marceaux, AGH chief nursing officer; Charmaine Vidrine, AGH interim CEO; Dr. Cason delaHoussaye, board of directors chairman; Zach Landry, AGH administrative assistant; and David Callecod, president/CEO Lafayette General Health.

If the optimism expressed by the speakers as well as those in attendance is any indication, Monday was a big day for the people in Acadia Parish.

Schexnider returning to Africa

Crowley’s Kirk Schexnider with several children during his visit to Malawi last year. He is looking for community support for his visit this year to help with his travel and building supplies. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Schexnider)

Kirk Schexnider isn’t one to leave a job incomplete.

LEAP, iLEAP scores show improvement

The end of the school year for students means celebrating a year of hard work.
For students, and the teachers that worked hard with them this year, the release of the parish’s LEAP and iLEAP results are definite cause for celebration in Acadia Parish.

Crowley man dies in single-vehicle crash

A single vehicle crash on Interstate 10, west of Crowley, has claimed the life of a Crowley man.
Saturday night, at 6:22 p.m., 26-year-old Kori Sarver of Crowley was driving1999 Ford Mustang eastbound on I-10. For reasons still under investigation, Sarver’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and overturned. Sarver, who was wearing a seatbelt, died as a result of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner.

53 graduate from Midland

Midland High's unofficial valedictorians, the four 4.0 graduates of 2014 receiving their diplomas, from left, were Roxy Richard, Blaire Champagne, Elie Falcon and Katie Woods.

It was a night of recognition and celebration as 53 seniors were awarded diplomas and went from Midland High School seniors to alumni Friday night.

Crowley High bestows 125 with diplomas

Assistant Principal Alton Allen, left, announced the 2014 appointee into the Crowley High School Hall of Fame as Leighton Killmer.

In a packed gym, 125 were given diplomas and graduated from Crowley High School Thursday night to become “citizens of the world,” as Principal Perry Myles put it.

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RAYNE PINTO FROG SOX - Members of the Rayne Pinto Nationals All-Stars, known as the Frog Sox, returned home this week from Schertz, Texas where they participated in the 2014 South Zone World Series. Team members include, kneeling from left, Parker Faust, Wayland Jude Meche, Kainon Suiter, John David Dupont, Grant Simon, Anthony Martin; second row, Hudson Hollier, Noah Meche, Brantley Habetz, John Ronkartz, Dylan Judice, Caiden Meche; back row, coaches Coy Guidry, Jonathan Habetz, Brian Ronkartz, Randy Judice and Jonathan Hebert.

 

By Lisa Soileaux

Lifestyle

MISS RAYNE ORIENTATION - Miss Rayne Chairperson Suzette Leonards and the reigning Miss Rayne Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, seated, welcomed young ladies Monday afternoon at City Hall for the annual Miss Rayne orientation. Among contestants in attendance were, standing from left, Caroline Bergeron and Chantel Delco. Additional information on the upcoming pageant and related activities can be found inside on page 6A. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

 

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