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ROTARY DAY PROCLAIMED: Members of the Rotary Club of Rayne were on hand Tuesday morning when Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux officially proclaimed Saturday, April 22, as “Rotary Day” in the city of Rayne. On hand to witness the signing of the proclamation were, seated from left, Cynthia Beslin, chairperson, Mayor Robichaux; standing from left, Rotarians DeBorah Smith, Rose Schexnider, club president; Fran Bihm, Cheryl Rivette and grandson Landon Rivette, Ken Arceneaux and Steve Bandy. A number of activities are planned in observance of Rotary Day, including a 5K Ribbit Run and a family-friendly “post-race party” at Depot Square. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Lisa Soileaux)

‘Rotary Day’ proclaimed as Rayne club plans Ribbit Run, post-race events Saturday

Saturday’s second annual Rayne Rotary Club 5K Run — now officially dubbed “Ribbit Run” — will kick off activities of the third Rotary Day observance at The Depot Square.

Gregory Dubois, center, will become the new principal at Rayne Catholic Elementary School effective July 1. Dubois most recently served as assistant principal of Cathedral Carmel Elementary School in Lafayette. Welcoming him to the school are Father Kevin Bordelon, left, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church and RCE Chancellor; and Terry Gros, interim principal.

Dubois named principal at Rayne Catholic

Rayne Catholic Elementary School has named a new principal.

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Acadia Parish 4-H’ers participating in the 2017 Southwest Area Commodity Cookery Contest included, front row from left, Laura Thibodeaux, Madison McGee; back row, Brianna Frey, Brad Monceaux, Colt Monceaux and Hannah LeBlanc.

Reggie Green, a student at Lafayette Christian Academy, sets out his entry.

While their dishes were being judged, students had the opportunity to use a “blender bike” to make healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies using physical activity.

2017 Area Commodity Cookery Contest results announced

Recently, approximately 95 4-H’ers from 11 different parishes, with parents in tow, descended on Acadia Parish for the 2017 Southwest Area Commodity Cookery Contest.

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Liz Williams, President of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, presents the Register Certificate to Robert L Trahan, Director of Sales and Business Development and co-owner of Falcon Rice Mill.

Falcon Rice Mill honored

The National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) is excited to announce that Falcon Rice Mill, the family owned mill that produces Cajun Country Rice in Crowley, is the next listing on their Na

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