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)

Miss Merry Christmas, Master Noel Royalty Named

CHRISTMAS ROYALTY - Master Noel Draken Bellard and Miss Merry Christmas Zoe Traore were selected Christmas royalty Sunday during the 2015 Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel Pageant hosted by the City of Rayne and Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Additional photos and the event story can be found inside on page 7. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the City of Rayne sponsored the 2015 Annual Little Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel Contest on Sunday

Hayes reflects on the lessons of Rotary

Rotary Club of Crowley Pat Miers, left, presented District 6200 Gov. Mike Hayes a small token from the club as well as roses for his wife who was unable to attend.

Any Rotarian can tell you of a moment, or two, or more that imparted valuable knowledge on them.

Gibson: ‘Tax rededication vote vital’

Despite the fact that he will be sworn in as Acadia Parish Sheriff on July 1, Crowley Chief of Police has no intention of slowing the fight for the

Rotarians recognize veterans, Paul Harris Fellows

At a banquet Tuesday night, the Rotary Club of Crowley recognized the veterans in attendance. They were from left, Rev. James Proctor, Rotarian; Dr. Cason delaHoussaye, husband of Rotarian Isabella delaHoussaye; Dr. Thomas “Bo” McNeely and Ralph Cowen, Rotarians; John Miers, husband of Rotarian Pat Miers (president); and Mike McBride and Scott Schumacher, Rotarians.

Gathered in the activities room of Southwind Healthcare and Rehabilitation, the Rotary Club of Crowley had much to be thankful for Tuesday night.

Legion events, programs planned by Post 77

A number of upcoming events were discussed during the November meeting of American Legion’s Arceneaux Post 77 as announced by Commander David Simon

Sisters of A&O present ‘Rayne In Pink’

A large crowd was in attendance for the balloon release held at the Depot Square for the 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink” events and program. Following the balloon release, participants marched to the Civic Center Green Room where the annual 2015 Fun Day was held. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Sisters of A&O 21st Century Club hosted their 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink,” a breast cancer awareness march and fun day held for the entire c

Miss Merry Christmas, Master Noel

Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the City of Rayne, sponsors of the annual Little Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel Contest, have annou

2nd Farmer's Market This Weekend In Rayne

The city of Rayne and the Rayne Chamber of Commerce will host the second Rayne Farmer’s Market this weekend on Saturday, Nov. 14, between 7 a.m.

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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

Mrs. Mark Stuart Brown Jr.

RAYNE - A seven o’clock evening Nuptial Mass was held Saturday, June 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church joining Mayme Elizabeth Cook of Rayne and Mark Stuart Brown Jr.

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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