Cancer survivors Gale Spell (right) and Greg Richard (left) spoke of their experiences with the disease during opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015, held Saturday night in Rayne.

For Greg Richard, the journey is all too fresh; whereas for Gale Spell, the word was “surreal.” For those that surrounded the stage at the opening of the 2015 Relay For Life of Acadia Parish Saturday evening, the night’s journey was a bit of both and coupled with the pair’s gut-wrenching stories, a little too real.

A large oak tree blocked The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten and caused major power lines, posts and sign damage during the Monday morning storm that swept through the area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

A number of large trees were toppled Monday in the early daylight hours, causing damage throughout the City of Rayne. The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten was remains closed due to a large oak falling and damaging major power lines, posts and signs.

Acadia Parish 4-H agents Kayla Haydel, left in both photos, and Megan Sarver, right in both, presented awards recognizing two individuals in the opening of the 2015 Acadia Parish Achievement Day. In the left photo, center, Julie Hebert, is presented a gift for being named the 2015 honoree. In the right photo, center, Ethan Breaux was presented a frame copy of his winning program cover design entry.

Julie Hebert will be the first to tell you she is a fan of quotes and sayings. So, there was no better time to pull her 4-H-related quotes out of the bag than Friday morning when she was recognized as the 2015 Acadia Parish 4-H Achievement Day honoree.

Cancer survivors Gale Spell (right) and Greg Richard (left) spoke of their experiences with the disease during opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015, held Saturday night in Rayne.

A large oak tree blocked The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten and caused major power lines, posts and sign damage during the Monday morning storm that swept through the area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Acadia Parish 4-H agents Kayla Haydel, left in both photos, and Megan Sarver, right in both, presented awards recognizing two individuals in the opening of the 2015 Acadia Parish Achievement Day. In the left photo, center, Julie Hebert, is presented a gift for being named the 2015 honoree. In the right photo, center, Ethan Breaux was presented a frame copy of his winning program cover design entry.

Kevin Besse earns doctorate

Rayne native Kevin Besse recently received his doctoral degree from the Frances Bolton School of Nursing in Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University.

Rayne businesses invited to Appreciation Night

Rayne businesses that have renewed or purchased a new occupational license in 2015 are invited to attend the Second Annual Rayne Business Appreciat

Get your Girl Scout cookies now

The annual arrival of those delicious Girl Scout Cookies took place Monday, Feb. 23, at The Union Hall.

Rayne High Band presented ‘Instruments A Comin’ award

IN ATTENDANCE FOR AWARD - Special guests in attendance for the presentation of a Instruments A Comin’ Lafayette Award of the Tipitina Foundation, made possible by the Nancy F. Link Foundation worth $60,000 in instruments were, front row, from left, RHS Principal Wendal Prudhomme, RHS Band Director Adrian Alba, Nancy F. Link (Nancy F. Link Foundation), Emily Menard (foundation program manager), and Angela Thompson (Tipitina Foundation); back row, Acadia Parish Superindent John E. Bourque, and School Board member David LaLande. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

On Tuesday, Feb.

Junior, senior courts honored at Rayne Sweetheart Ball

2015 SWEETHEART BALL JUNIOR COURT MEMBERS - Junior court members introduced during the 2015 Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball were, seated from left, Madison Vidal, Alyssa Simoneaux, Cecily Schexnyder, McKenzie Meche, Kristen Meche, Elizabeth Ledet, Claire Hebert, Sydney Guidry, Allie Gossen, Aline Gossen, Mayci Gonzales, Whitney Fontenot, Jillian Boone and Caroline Bergeron; standing, Nicholas Guidry, Michael Gossen, Troy Breaux, Grant Abshire, Nicholas Dore, Damon Comeaux, Brice Meche, Hunter Keely, Jordan Daigle, Ben Zaunbrecher, Cameron Guidry, Ivy Thibodeaux, Dylan Meche, Matthew Touchette and John Besse. Absent is Kate Broussard. (Photo Courtesy/Colin Burnum Photography)

The 2015 Beta Sigma Phi Annual Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Rayne Civic Center by the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters.

Savoie takes fellow Rotarians on historic ride

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, thanks Rotarian David Savoie for his program on the John Deere Battalion.

Rotarian David Savoie finally had the opportunity to do a program he has “been wanting to do” for quite some time.

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CROWLEY - The Northside Christian Warriors had Class 3A Patterson on the ropes early in the two teams’ game Monday evening at Miller Stadium.

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