gave keynote address: Mary A. Washington delivered the key note address during Monday’s Martin Luther King Day celebration in Rayne. Washington, an advocate for “the basic right to a good education,” was a long-time educator in Lafayette Parish and an officer with the Louisiana Association of Educators. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

‘Hope’ is focus of 2017 city-wide MLK Day celebration

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PLANS UNVEILED: Principles on hand for the formal unveiling of the plans for the $8.5 million expansion project at Rayne Guest Home included, from left, Dwight Hardee, trustee for the Curtis fund; Cathy Guidry Hair; John Guidry, Mary Brown White, Karon Curtis Cook, Sharon Faul, representing the Curtis trust; Ricky Bonin, Guest Home administrator; and Kevin Broussard, architect. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Rayne Guest Home unveils expansion plans

Fifty-one years — to the day — after ground-breaking ceremonies marked the beginning of construction on Rayne Guest Home, announcement was formally made of an expansion program that will more than

Trahan may face more charges

Though it is unknown if Maxine Trahan will face more charges, a Louisiana Legislative Audit has shed more light on the former deputy’s alleged transgressions.
In its report, the legislative auditor found that the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office received $194,900 in seized cash assets form local law enforcement agencies from Jan. 21, 2003, through Feb. 3, 2016, that were not deposited into the District Attorney’s Special Asset Forfeiture Fund, as required by state law.

While many were on hand to see South Louisiana Community College name Elder Outreach as its inaugural Benefactor of the Year, Chancellor Dr. Natalie Harder and Executive Director Lana Fontenot, third and fourth from left, respectively, presented the award to, from left, Elder Outreach’s CEO Chris McMorris and Regional Administrator Jude Sittig.

The students at SLCC-Acadian Campus nurse assistant and practical nursing programs were on hand to thank Elder Outreach for their continued support.

SLCC names Elder Outreach its Benefactor of the Year

There was a bit of theme emerging with the stories that South Louisiana Community College’s Executive Director Lana Fontenot, Chancellor Dr.


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