On Saturday, March 28, at 01:50 a.m., the Rayne Police Department responded to multiple calls-for-service regarding an in-progress shots fired incident at the Frog City Travel Plaza, located at 1418 N. Polk St. in Rayne.

Cary Gordon Bastian

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Rayne man wanted in connection with the simple burglary at a crawfish dock early Thursday morning, March 26, on Hwy 35 south of Rayne.

LEFT: Volunteers working the “Money Tree” portion of the Reality Store begin the work of showing students from Acadia Parish schools, in this case Iota High, what type of financial future they can look forward to if they follow their chosen career paths. RIGHT: Representatives from Acadia General Hospital speak with two students during Thursday’s Career Connections EXPO at the Rice Festival Bulding. Acadia General was one of many businesses and organizations on hand for the event to help sophomores and seniors from schools in Acadia Parish understand what their careers are really like.

Sophomores and seniors from schools across Acadia Parish met in Crowley and pondered majors, chose future paths and learned about real life Thursday. Not set-in-stone futures, but enough to hopefully provide a real look at life outside of their hallowed high school halls.

Cary Gordon Bastian

LEFT: Volunteers working the “Money Tree” portion of the Reality Store begin the work of showing students from Acadia Parish schools, in this case Iota High, what type of financial future they can look forward to if they follow their chosen career paths. RIGHT: Representatives from Acadia General Hospital speak with two students during Thursday’s Career Connections EXPO at the Rice Festival Bulding. Acadia General was one of many businesses and organizations on hand for the event to help sophomores and seniors from schools in Acadia Parish understand what their careers are really like.

Hard freeze expected by mid-week

The line of showers and thunderstorms that drenched Acadia Parish Friday night and Saturday moved out of the area Satur

Guidry in custody

Damien Guidry, who has been sought by the Crowley Police Department for home invasion and attempted murder, was arrested in Jeff Davis P

Anonymous donors provide 28 families with Christmas gifts

CHRISTMAS GIFTS, provided by donors who wish to remain anonymous, filled two rooms in City Hall as Suzette Leonards, right, assisted by her son, Seth, center and his friend, Noah Daigle, organized toys which were destined to brighten Christmas for 28 needy families in Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Twenty-eight local families will have a bright Christmas this year due to the generosity of people who wish to be anonymous, notes Suzette Leonards

Nita McCall wins $750 holiday shopping spree

CHRISTMAS CASH WINNER Nita McCall, left, receives $750 in gift certificates provided by local merchants from Tribune Advertising representative Josie Henry on Monday, Dec. 22. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Nita McCall’s entry was declared the winner of a $750 holiday shopping spree sponsored by the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and local merchants.

Second Chance Paws continues to grow in 5th year

Rotary Club of Crowley program organizer Dana Huval, far left, and Secretary Melinda Malmay, far right, welcomed, from left, Gail Lormand and Angie Foreman from Second Chance Paws to their meeting this week.

Since forming in 2009, there are probably a great deal of dogs running around Acadiana that have Second Chance Paws to thank for their l

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Sports

The Rayne High boys and girls track teams have begun their seasons under the direction of Coach Kaine Guidry.

Lifestyle

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Pageant contestants enjoying the reception held for them on Monday, March 23, were, first row from left, Jada M. Young, Zalene Meche, Jer’mynee Andrus, Ty’Rihana J. Clark; second row, Janiah Williams, Khaelin A. Sampson, De’Liyah A. Williams, D’Ziyree Thorne; third row, Rasheed Charles, Ja’Kaiya Jones, Destiny Jones, Erianna LeBlanc, Amari P. Scott and McKenzi L. Gums.

 

Obituaries

Funeral services for Ruby L. Roberts, 65, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Rayne.

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