Highlights of the Past
40 years ago
... Members of the Iota Elementary 4-H Club taking part in a community service project by helping the Iota PTC Halloween Carnival make silk roses and yarn dogs were Jonathan Doucet, Gary Reed, Scott Roy, Dale Roy, Dale Bogard, Louis Leger, Rachel Guillory, Sandy Murphy, Jeanette Fruge, Shelly Miller, Tammie Miller.
... Members of the Midland High School FFA Senior Dairy Judging team who recently attended 1979 Rice Festival Livestock Show were Ralph Thibodeaux, Scott Guidry, Jerry LaCombe and Kevin Cormier.
... Miss Nancy de la Houssaye, marketing researcher, has been named Young Career Women by the Crowley Business and Professional Women’s Club and will represent the organization in statewide competition to be held at the convention of May of 1980.
... Kimberly Rachelle Smith, daughter of Betty Miller and Leonard Smith, won Christmas Festival Queen and overall queen in New Iberia.
... The Crowley High School graduating class of 1964 staged its 30-year reunion on Rice Festival Weekend. The group rode in the Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon. Those in attendance included Burton Suire, Joanie Melancon Schendel, Lois Richard, Barbara Guillot, Fay Hillard, Barbara Magnon Guilbeau, Kathy Sonnier McElfresh, Anne Taylor Vidrine, Linda Richard Martin, Barbara Viator Richard, Peggy Prejean Roy, Mary Martha Loewer Weingard, Lee Wayne Hollier, Robbie Bossley Guidry, Margaret Monceaux Stewart, Susan Denais Prudhomme, Clarice Gotreaux Boullion, Elizabeth Prather Landry, Millie Boswell Mire, Ann D’Aquin Palombo, Sherry Burr Thomason, Bobby Quibodeaux, James Frazier, Skip Hukill, Donald (Bubba) Burgess, Roger Farmer, Johnny Konkle, Carlton Charles, Gene Wager, Dickie Winrock, John Hubert Jaschke, Dale Taylor, Tommy Guidry, Daryl Reynolds, Jerry Dronet, Wade Stewart, Jerry Bertrand and Ronnie Naquin.
... The Child Activity Club held a Halloween Carnival at the home of Cheri Dore. Hosting the party were Nicole Comeaux, Veronica Savoie, Theresa Reggie, Melise Trahan, Flo Faulk, and Cheri Dore. Among the children attending included, Meghan and Mark Alleman, Katie, Amanda, Lane and Tommy Anzalone, Lauren Casanova, Andre Comeaux, Genny and Gus de la Houssaye, Chelsea and Samantha Dore, Tim and Beth Everett, Laurie, Brook, and Kevin Gardiner, Emily and Patrick Hensgens, Mitch John, Alexander and Max John, Jenny, Mamie and Courtney Melancon, Jacob Meyer, John and Caroline Nickel, John Thomas and Will Ohlenforst, Lauren, Andrea and Kelli Pinac, Mary Doris, Frem Reggie, Matthew Savoie, Lacey and Caroline Savoie, Chase, William and Andrew Schumacher, Karen, John, Mark and Lauren Stefanski and Adrienne and Andre Trahan.
... First grade students of Cassie Ronkartz’s class completed a bat-themed project. Those students include Keith Vincent, Graclyn Andrepont, Braylan Brown, Julien Doucet, Christopher Fontenot, Landon Fruge and Jacqulyn Jones, Saige Matte, Brad Comeaux, Gabriel Thibodeaux, Bryson Brosette, Treylyn Goodmen, Kathren LeJeune, Amber Fontenot, Lexis Doucet and Rebecca LaFleur.