Crowley Alderman Jeff Dore admires a vintage Corvette convertible, which was parked in the median in front of Crowley City Hall on North Parkerson Avenue Saturday morning. The Bayou State Corvette Club was in town, bringing over 20 Corvettes that were parked along the historic drag. Members of the club were given a tour of Crowley City Hall’s Ford Museum as well as the J.D. Miller Museum.

The Bayou State Corvette Club began to line up in front of the Grand Opera House and Crowley City Hall around 10 a.m. on Saturday. By 10:20, the owners of over 20 of a variety of different modeled Corvettes had arrived and were on their way to Crowley City Hall.

KP Gibson, far left, is sworn in by Judge David Smith, far right, as the eighth Acadia Parish Sheriff. With Gibson is his wife Monica, holding the Bible along with youngest son Carter, and Gibson’s eldest son, Cameron.

It’s official now. Sheriff KP Gibson began his first term on Friday after being sworn in by Judge David Smith at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Gibson is only the eighth sheriff in Acadia Parish’s history, a fact that was not lost to the ceremony’s master of ceremonies Assessor James “Jimbo” Petitjean.

From left, Brenda Briggs, Trent Angers and Viola Fontenot, offer their signatures to copies of “Growing Up in South Louisiana” to interested patrons. The book, edited by Angers, features 25 stories from 20 different authors about growing up in South Louisiana, including two by Fontenot and two more by Briggs’ father, Pierre Varmon Daigle. (Photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

There’s a deep-seeded appreciation for history in Crowley and the surrounding area. Look no further than its historical Main Street or district of homes for evidence of that. Or, perhaps, you need look no further than Thursday night at City Hall for the unveiling and launch of “Growing Up in South Louisiana.”

Crowley Alderman Jeff Dore admires a vintage Corvette convertible, which was parked in the median in front of Crowley City Hall on North Parkerson Avenue Saturday morning. The Bayou State Corvette Club was in town, bringing over 20 Corvettes that were parked along the historic drag. Members of the club were given a tour of Crowley City Hall’s Ford Museum as well as the J.D. Miller Museum.

KP Gibson, far left, is sworn in by Judge David Smith, far right, as the eighth Acadia Parish Sheriff. With Gibson is his wife Monica, holding the Bible along with youngest son Carter, and Gibson’s eldest son, Cameron.

From left, Brenda Briggs, Trent Angers and Viola Fontenot, offer their signatures to copies of “Growing Up in South Louisiana” to interested patrons. The book, edited by Angers, features 25 stories from 20 different authors about growing up in South Louisiana, including two by Fontenot and two more by Briggs’ father, Pierre Varmon Daigle. (Photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

Join summer reading fun, movies at Rayne Library

SUMMER READING FUN - Little ones enjoyed the first weekly “Story Time” held every Thursday at the Rayne Library, part of the annual Summer Reading Program. The “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” program is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Rayne Library, while movies can be enjoyed every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Readers of all ages are invited to explore active events like sports and fitness as the Rayne Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during

Rayne Man Charged With Stabbing Nephew

Wilfred Grant

A Rayne man was jailed after he allegedly stabbed his nephew during an altercation outside a convenience store here Wednesday (June 8) night.

Leadership Award recipient has Rayne ties

Dr. Sam Jeong

DALLAS - One of the co-recipients of the 2016 Medical School Student Leadership Award at Seldin College this year has ties to Rayne.

RV DONATION TO VETERANS PARK

Members of the Monaco America RV Club who visited the city May 23-27 during their 2016 visit, presented a donation for the upcoming Veterans Park t

RV DONATION TO DAILY MANNA CENTER

During their recent visit to Rayne, members of the Monaco America RV Club made a donation of needed goods for the Daily Manna Center.

Rice field day June 29 in Crowley

CROWLEY – One of the world’s leading rice geneticists will speak at the annual field day at the LSU AgCenter H.

Ribbon cut for new LEPA plant

RIBBON CUTTING - At the ribbon cutting of the new LEPA electric plant are, from left, Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland, State Rep. Beryl Amedee, Plaquemine Mayor Mary Sue Gulotta, Rayne Mayor Chuck Robichaux, LEPA General Manager Cordell Grand, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, and Al Levron, Terrebonne Parish Manager representing Houma.

MORGAN CITY - The City of Rayne took another step in securing stable electrical rates for its customers for years to come with the formal dedicatio

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Sports

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - Named top fishermen in their age groups during the 2016 Children’s Fishing Derby were, front row, from left, (most fish) Isabella Reiners, Demari Savoy, Mackenzie Olinger, Andrew Credeur; (largest fish) John Guidry, Aiden Maloney, Charlotte Doucet and Austin Lagrange; back row, Dee DeRouen with Acadiana Sportsmen’s League and Suzette Leonards with the City of Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The fishing poles and rod-n-reels were out and about on Saturday, June 18, for the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby held by the City of Rayne on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire (Ken and Lynn Gu

Lifestyle

Malori Elizabeth Heinen and Christopher Paul Avel II

Toni and Blane Heinen of Lafayette are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Malori Elizabeth of Lafayette, to Christopher Paul Avel II of Maurice.

Obituaries

“The Character of a man should not be measured by how or why he falls-but-his character should be measured by how he gets up and stands.” Unknown

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