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Wright briefs Rotarians on general principles of Islam

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, right, thanks Rotarian Lee Wright, left, for his informative program Tuesday.

When Rotarian Lee Wright was thrown the task of organizing the club’s program a couple of weeks ago, it put him in a tight spot.
His original speaker was set to visit the club in November, but Wright was rescheduled and his speaker could not. So, it fell to Wright to pull something out of his “bag of tricks,” which, if anything, includes plenty of informative military briefings sure to educate the local membership of the global organization.
Wright decided to present an informative program on what has become the world’s fastest growing religion: Islam. Current statistics show the religion is expected to rival Christianity by 2050.

Sisters of A&O plan Pink March/Family Fun Day

STREET DRIVE: Members of the Sisters of A&O conducted a Oct. 2-3 street drive in support of their fourth annual “Rayne in Pink” breast cancer awareness march and fun day this weekend on Saturday, October 24. Pictured, from left, are Demetrica Simmons, Gwen Mouton, Kirsten Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, Laressa Reed, Cutrina Jolivette, and Sadie Wheeler. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Sisters of A&O 21st Century Club would like to announce their 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink,” a breast cancer awareness march and fun day. The public event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, for the general public.
The morning activities will begin that morning at the Depot Square where a prayer and balloon release will be held, followed by the 10 a.m. March that will end at the Green Room of the Civic Center Complex where the Fun Day events will begin at 11 a.m.

‘Healin’ Song’ recorded to help Acadiana (VIDEO)

AMONG HEALIN’ SONG CONTRIBUTORS - Joining Jo-El Sonnier during the recording of “Healin’ Song” were 17 of Acadiana’s best and brightest Cajun and Zydeco musicians and vocalists. Among those participating were, from left, Michael Doucet, Beau Thomas, Jo-El Sonnier and Joel Savoy.

A press conference was held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Acadiana Community Foundation at River Ranch in Lafayette by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne who announced the release of a song and video by Rayne native Jo-El Sonnier, “The Healin’ Song.”
Sonnier wrote and recorded the moving song following the 9/11 tragedies that shock the nation in 2001. But, has never performed it on stage -- until now.

UPDATE: Breaux has been arrested

According to Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson, Johnathan Breaux Jr., one of two men wanted in connection with Sunday's shooting, has been taken in

2 more sought in Sunday shooting

Johnathan D. Breaux Jr. and Jermaine Washington Jr.

The Crowley Police Department needs the public’s help in locating two fugitives wanted in connection with the Sunday morning shooting.

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