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Linscombe talks rice research, production

President-elect of the Rotary Club of Crowley Tracy Young, right, along with program organizer Michael Hensgens, left, welcomed Dr. Steven Linscombe from the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to discuss the rice industry.

Since Dr. Steve Linscombe, rice breeder and director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, joined LSU in 1982, things have changed mightily in the rice industry.
Now, the industry may not be staring down the best prices, but it is one that sees a future through continued work by the research station and more.
Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, Linscombe explained just how far the industry has come.

Rotary learns the ins and outs of franchising

The Rotary Club of Crowley recognized one of their own Tuesday as part of Rotary International’s Women in Rotary Club month. The Crowley club’s woman’s pioneer is Alice Whiting, who became the first female Rotary member on Nov. 1, 1993. Presenting her the award were, from left, Melinda Malmay, Nancy Broadhurst, Gwen Foreman, Whiting, Angelique Credeur, President Pat Miers and President-elect Tracy Young.

There is much risk in starting your own business, which probably explains why so many gravitate to the world of franchises.

Rotary talks about Welcome House during Homeless Awareness Week

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far left, thanked all parties involved in Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley which focused on Homeless Awareness Week and The Welcome House. Participating Tuesday were, from left, Joe Freeland, program organizer and co-speaker; Jeannine LeJeune, vocational speaker; and Mary Zaunbrecher, program co-speaker.

Without fanfare, an awareness week is being observed throughout the area by those who live with the plight of homelessness.

Impact of CNCS evident

Program organizer Joan Finley, left, and Rotary President Pat Miers, right, welcomed Vickie Schenk to the club’s luncheon to speak on the Corporation for National and Community Service.

For many years now, Vickie Schenk has worked to promote the Corporation for National and Community Service and its work.

Rotarians assemble

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers leads the discussion at the club’s assembly Tuesday. Club assemblies provide overviews of the club’s activities as well as look to the future for ideas and plans.

Even a brief run through of the Rotary Club of Crowley’s committees, sub-committees and annual activities will show you that the club is steaming a

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