Crowley residents were awakened Sunday morning, when a strong thunderstorm system passed through the area leaving a path of destruction in it’s wake.
PINEVILLE – As part of Cleco’s approved sale earlier this year, customers are set for a bill credit beginning in July. It is then that the electric utility will give its customers a $475 credit that will likely cover several months of free electricity for the average customer.
While the Acadia Parish School Board is always excited to congratulate its students, Monday night it had an opportunity to thank and applaud several of its educators.

Camille Quebodeaux crowned new Rice Queen

Camille Elise Quebodeaux, daughter of Racquel and Kevin Quebodeaux, was crowned the 79th International Rice Festival Queen Saturday morning. Quebodeaux represented the Creole Farmers Market/Ms. St. Martin.

The weather could not have been more beautiful Saturday morning when seven young women took the stage for the 79th International Rice Festival Quee

Rice and Creole Cookery Winners announced

Randy Jemison of the USA Rice Federation, far left, and Letha Vincent, IRF Rice and Creole Cookery Contest chairmen, far right, were on hand to pre

Navarre, Hensgens named Junior Rice royalty Friday

It was a tough decision, but, from left, Emmy Navarre and Charlie Hensgens were eventually chosen Friday as the 79th International Rice Festival’s Junior Rice Queen and King. Navarre is a second grader at South Crowley Elementary and Hensgens is a first grader at St. Michael School.

It certainly was not the easiest of tasks, but after morning interviews and waves to the crowd and judges alike, junior royalty for the Internation

Welcome to our party

While the vendors, work crews and festival officials are busy worrying about putting the finishing touches on the festival grounds for the 79th Int

DU Membership Banquet slated

The 2015 Annual Ducks Unlimited Membership Banquet for the Church Point-Rayne Chapter will be held Tuesday, Oct.

Sign unveiled for Cpl. Matthew Richard Highway

Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, stands beside one of the signs that will officially designate a portion of the Iota Highway (Louisiana Highway 91) as Corporal Matthew Thomas Richard Memorial Highway. The sign was officially unveiled Tuesday.

Along the winding curves of the Iota Highway, south of Iota’s town limits, family, friends, local dignitaries, police officers and more gathered ar

Safety emphasized during festival

With the opening of the 79th version of the International Rice Festival just two days away, Crowley Chief of Police K.P.

Who will be the next queen?

Julian Rene Devillier, Camille Quebodeaux, Ashley Thibodeaux

The candidates vying for the title of 79th International Rice Festival Queen have been announced, and the young women are set to take the stage on

Branch announces winners, express thanks for Family Fun Day, Cook-Off

BRANCH COOK-OFF WINNERS - Among the winners of the Rice and Gravy Cook-Off announced during the Branch Volunteer Fire Department’s 2015 Family Fun Day Benefit were, from left, Jackie Prejean, Kevin Lowry, Chuck Terro, Frank Meche, Jenyth Stelly, Deandre Stelly, Allyson Stelly and Lisa Mathews.

The 2015 Branch Volunteer Fire Department Family Fun Day Benefit and Rice and Gracy Cookoff was held Saturday, Sept.

First RHS lettermen’s jacket donated to school

SCHOOL DONATION - Rayne High Principal Wendall Prudhomme, right, accepts one of the very first lettermen’s jackets presented to a Rayne High athlete from John Tubb, a 1955 Rayne High graduate and a member of the first group to receive a RHS lettermen’s jacket. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The school year was 1952-53, when high school football was the only thing you looked forward to on Friday evenings.

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Sports

Iota’s Teri Johnson reaches first base on an infield single Friday during the Lady Dogs’ 3-0 loss to Kaplan in a Class 3A quarterfinal contest at Sulphur’s Frasch Park. (D. Sexton)

SULPHUR -  Abbey Trahan is a name the Iota Lady Bullodgs would just as soon never hear again.

Lifestyle

Kollie and Darryl Doucet of Crowley are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Claire Doucet of Estherwood, to Devin Paul Hoffpauir of Estherwood.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota for Ronnie “Bert” Bertrand, 54, who died Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. in Egan.

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