FEMA’S Peter Sessum wants to remind the residents of Acadia Parish that they are still working out of the Wells Fargo building on North Parkerson Avenue and that they are still here to answer questions and assist in anyway they can.
Whether it was declaring a spare bus with engine issues as surplus or hearing transportation reports, both Acadia Parish School Board committees saw a point of focus become the parish’s transportation situation.
CROWLEY – Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson has announced several recent narcotics arrests made by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office: • Sammy J. Hollier, 50, Crowley, booked: possession of Schedule III, possession of Schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia;

Rotary learns the ins and outs of franchising

The Rotary Club of Crowley recognized one of their own Tuesday as part of Rotary International’s Women in Rotary Club month. The Crowley club’s woman’s pioneer is Alice Whiting, who became the first female Rotary member on Nov. 1, 1993. Presenting her the award were, from left, Melinda Malmay, Nancy Broadhurst, Gwen Foreman, Whiting, Angelique Credeur, President Pat Miers and President-elect Tracy Young.

There is much risk in starting your own business, which probably explains why so many gravitate to the world of franchises.

Funeral director arrested

Joseph Wilturner, owner of Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley, was arrested last week and charged with felony theft.

‘Community Celebration’ honors Lady Wolves

LADY WOLVES HONORED - Members of the Lady Wolves Basketball Team, 2016 State 4A Runners-Up, who were honored during a special “Community Celebration” include, seated from left, Amari Collins, Whitley Larry, Charlesha Dugas, Keysauna Moore, Tajanae Butler; back row, Torianna Charlotte, Asialyn Jolivette, Devin Sias, Tasia Duhon, Ti’esha Young, Janette Wade, Coach Chester Randell and Peyton Randell.

A “Community Celebration” honoring the Rayne High Lady Wolves, 2016 4A State Runners-Up, was held Wednesday, March 23, at the Rayne Civic Center Ba

Head-on crash claims life of Rayne man

Lafayette Parish - On Wednesday, March 30, shortly after 12:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of a two vehicle crash o

Frog Festival Poster Unveiled

FESTIVAL POSTER for the 44th annual Frog Festival was unveiled to the public during the Frog Festival Pageant held Saturday, March 16, in the Civic Center. Flanking its creator Jonathan Reaux of Rayne are Chamber director Jeremy Lavergne, left, and Fran Bihm, the Chamber’s executive director. The signed and numbered posters are now available at the Chamber office for $15 each. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Jeremy Lavergne, Frog Festival Parade chairman, is extending an invitation for everyone to participate in the Rayne Frog Festival Grand Parade on S

Jason Lopez promoted to Major

RAYNE NATIVE Jason Lopez, right, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Ed DeBish, left, oversaw the ceremony and administered the oath of office.

QUANTICO, VA - Jason Lopez, a former sports editor for the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and long-time resident of Rayne, earned promotion to Major in the

Pat Bordes II named 2016 Frog Festival Parade Marshal

PAT BORDES, center, accepts the plaque designating him as the 2016 Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal during Saturday’s queens’ pageant. Making the presentation were Festival Chairman Roy Credeur, left, and Andrus Fontenot, the 2015 parade marshal. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

This year’s Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal Pat Bordes II was cited for his community involvement and contributing to job creation when he was n

Weekend pageants name new Frog Festival queens

NEW FROG FESTIVAL ROYALTY - Selected during Saturday’s Frog Festival Pageant and Ball held at the Rayne Civic Center to represent the City of Rayne and the Frog Festival were, from left, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Rachel Guidry, Miss Frog Festival Queen Drew Racca, Teen Frog Festival Queen Fallyn Gonsoulin, and Jr. Frog Festival Queen Janci Aubé.

Not one, but four beauties were named the new 2016-2017 Rayne Frog Festival royalty on Saturday, March 19, during the 2016 Frog Festival Queen’s Pa

Thursday afternoon close call for family

Due to brisk afternoon winds and the saturated ground resulting from recent rains, a large tree fell across a mobile home located on the 500 block of Section Street Thursday afternoon, trapping six people inside. All occupants, four adults and two children, were rescued from the mobile home, examined and released. Assisting with the rescue were members of the Rayne Police Department, Rayne Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and Acadian Ambulance.

Due to brisk afternoon winds and the saturated ground resulting from recent rains, a large tree fell across a mobile home located on the 500 block

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Darien Harmon (16) takes a hand-off from Rayne High quarterback Donald Doucet (15) during Friday's 55-38 Homecoming win over DeQuincy. Harmon had 16 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns during the Rayne High win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - In a marathon of a game Friday evening at Wolf Stadium capping off Homecoming Week, the Wolves of Rayne High collected over 600 offensive yards and lit up the scoreboard eight times for a 5

Lifestyle

MISS RAYNE COURT AND BEAUTIES - Catherine Castille, center, the new 2016 Miss Rayne, was surrounded by her court and Miss Rayne beauties during the 2016 Miss Rayne Pageant held Sunday at the Rayne Civic Center. Joining the new Miss Rayne were, from left, Meka Cormier, LaShonda Delco, 1st Maid Brooklyn Mire, Breanna Rice, Haylee Young, 2nd Maid Corinne Doucet and 3rd Maid Blair Bergeron. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Complete with costumes and travel decor, “Around The World” was the theme Sunday afternoon as the Rayne Civic Center was the site for the 2016 Miss Rayne Pageant.

Obituaries

Eugenie “Jeannie”
Ann Bourque
Melancon

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Eugenie “Jeannie” Ann Bourque Melancon, 76, who died Monday Sept.

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