RAYNE - Police are looking for a man who fired several shots into a local business Saturday afternoon. Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly said officers responded to multiple calls just after 1 p.m. Saturday concerning a black male shooting at people at the King City convenience store on West Jeff Davis Avenue.

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CROWLEY – A former Rayne police officer was sentenced to six years at hard labor with three being suspended for lewd behavior with a 13-year-old girl in 2015.

Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club will host the 80th Annual Miss Crowley Pageant and the 2016 Teen and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Grand Opera House and will include a live performance by Colby Latiolais and Ambush.

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Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

Funding for Rayne Veterans Park gets boost

FOR VETERANS PARK: Three donations totalling $4,000 were presented to the Veterans Park Task Force during the July meeting of the Rayne City Council. All three donations were from members of the Privat family. On hand to accept the funds were, from left, veterans Mike Bourque, Robert Comeaux and Larry Guidry, task force chairman; Mayor Chuck Robichaux and veterans Andrus Fontenot, James Montgomery and Bob Landry. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

Funding efforts for the Rayne Veterans Park got an unexpected boost in the form of recent donations from members of the Privat family.

Landfill hours may be reduced

CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Sanitary Landfill may be open only six days a week in the foreseeable future.

Man wanted in Mermentau shooting

The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office released the following information via Nixle alert.
Jordy Thibodeaux, described as a white male wearing a black shirt and gray sweat pants with lots of facial hair and possibly barefoot.

Work starts at long-awaited Rayne Veterans Park

A bulldozer clears ground as work on the long-awaited Rayne Veterans park began late last week. Located at the intersection of Gossen Park Drive and Oak Street, the park will honor veterans of all services.

Work has begun on Veterans Park.
Earth-moving equipment was at the site last Thursday morning (July 7), marking the beginning of construction at the long-awaited park.

Post 77 American Legion, Auxiliary install officers

LEADERSHIP INSTALLED - Installed as the leaders of Arceneaux Post 77’s Legion and Auxiliary were Auxiliary President Bonnie Simon and Post 77 Commander David Simon. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - Arceneaux Post No. 77 and Auxiliary Unit No. 77 of the American Legion held a joint installation of officers Tuesday evening, July 5, at the American Legion Home.
Following the presentation of colors for the 2016 event, Chaplain Robert Comeaux offered the opening prayer. Commander David Simon led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Planning continues for Miss Rayne 2016 pageant; contestants sought

MAKING MISS RAYNE PLANS - The reigning Miss Rayne Victoria Richard, left, and Miss Rayne Pageant Director Suzette Leonards were busy this week making final plans for the 2016 Miss Rayne Pageant slated Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Civic Center. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Final plans are complete and details are being finalized for the 2016 Miss Rayne Pageant, according to Suzette Leonards, pageant director.

Rayne mayor condemns social media accusers

Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux said he will not be intimidated by the organizers of a couple of social media sites who have consistently accused h

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Sports

Registration will begin next week for Rayne’s 2016 season of the city’s flag football and volleyball leagues, as announced by Rayne Recreation Director Dwayne Derise.

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Mrs. Robert Dale Wimberly Jr.

RAYNE - On Saturday, the ninth of July, 2016, at six-thirty in the evening before family and friends, Gretchen Renee Swinkey and Robert Dale Wimberly, Jr.

Obituaries

Frank “Bod” was born in Crowley on Oct. 6, 1934, to Frank Miller Sr. and Marie Courville Miller. He was called to his Heavenly Father on July 26, 2016.

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