Mike Francis, right, was sworn in as District 4’s Public Service Commissioner by Judge John Trahan, left, Tuesday afternoon at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Holding the Bible for the ceremony is Francis’ wife Sheila Stevens Francis. Francis, a Republican, was elected in November to the position, defeating fellow Republican Reldon Owens and Democrat Mary Werner by garnering 54 percent of the vote.

News

A male subject, identified as Corey Cormier, is in stable condition after being the victim in a shooting Sunday morning in the 300 block of Westwood Drive.

A man who had plans to rob a couple of local financial institutions, found that he had “bit off more than he could chew” when he found that the financial institutions were “on his tail.”

When Trey Garrick saw a business opportunity in Tanzania, Africa, he had no idea how what was first an opportunity to make money by taking American travelers on tours would lead to what would be a

Sports

A total of a dozen Wolves were named during 3-4A All-District selections following a most successful 2016 football season.

Rayne High Wrestling Team repeat as Jennings/McCrory/Petitjean Tournament champions.

The Rayne High Wolves repeated as champions of the 2016 Jennings/McCrory/Petitjean Memorial Wrestling Tournament held Saturday, Dec. 3, on the Rayne High campus.

LOOKING FOR AN OPENING - Rayne High’s Tajané Butler (12) looks for an opening during Lady Wolves basketball action for the start of the 2016-2017 basketball season with a 44-28 win over Lafayette Christian Academy. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Both the Wolves and Lady Wolves basketball teams have settled into the 2016-2017 basketball season with both squads seeing improvement as play continues.

Columns

Sitting in an empty committee hearing room in the U.S. Senate in Washington, it struck me: We really are on our own with flood recovery. Three small-business representatives traveled to D.C.

There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory.

Lifestyle

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Josie Henry
In an effort to remind youth of the real meaning of Christmas, the Knights of Columbus Sacré Coeur Council 5499 sponsored a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. Winners in the various age categories included, seated from left, Cheyenne Guidry, Jack Dudding, Madalyn Mathiew, Cal Rosinski, Elijah Murphy, Ahna Fontenot, John Ronkartz, London Latiolais; standing from left, Johnny Haines (Knights contest chair), Caitlyn Walker, Sydnie Schexnayder, Lauren Hoffpauir, Caroline Baker, Bernadette Cormier (Ladies Auxiliary chair) and Grand Knight E.J. Mareceaux.

The true “Reason for the Season” is often lost in all the commercialism and hoopla of gift-giving, but members of Sacré Coeur Council 5499, Knights of Columbus, are doing something about that.

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