Singing hymns like “Amazing Grace,” a community choir (comprised mostly of members from Crowley and Welsh’s First Presbyterian churches) delighted the packed First Presbyterian Church of Crowley as part of Sunday’s 125th anniversary celebration service.

As candles flickered against stained glass windows in the afternoon, a packed house of worship helped First Presbyterian Church celebrate 125 years of service. “I’m not a prophet, but God told me it’s OK to have fun this afternoon,” said Rev. John Wamsley of Grace Presbyterian Church in Lafayette. Wamsley led the celebration service.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40 – Acadia Parish’s young professionals group – recapping the latest legislative session.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet has been doing this for eight years now, but this year was probably the worst. “It was probably the most grueling and horrible session I have ever been in,” he said.

Windows were blown out their pane at Shetler-Corley.

Thursday evening saw a weather system moved into the area and caused extensive damage to a few businesses in the city of Crowley. Particularly, the 1600 block of North Parkerson Avenue saw a brunt of the damage with signs being dismantled and window panes blown completely out.

Singing hymns like “Amazing Grace,” a community choir (comprised mostly of members from Crowley and Welsh’s First Presbyterian churches) delighted the packed First Presbyterian Church of Crowley as part of Sunday’s 125th anniversary celebration service.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40 – Acadia Parish’s young professionals group – recapping the latest legislative session.

Windows were blown out their pane at Shetler-Corley.

Rayne Rec Baseball, Softball Registration

Registration for the 2015 baseball/softball summer league of the Rayne Recreation Department will begin next week for the upcoming season as announ

Interstate reopens after crash

A two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler and pickup truck near the Rayne-Church Point exit took place Tuesday afternoon, choking eastbound interstate traffic to Crowley. (Photo by Lisa Soileaux, Rayne-Acadian Tribune)

Officers remain on the scene following an afternoon crash that involved a truck and 18-wheeler and sent one to the hospital.

Local, Area Bomb Threats Investigated

During the morning hours Tuesday, Rayne Police investigated a bomb threat made at Mouton Pharmacy (South Adams Ave.).

I-10 Wreck Near Rayne Exit

A two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler and pickup truck near the Rayne-Church Point exit took place at 1:30 p.m.

Rayne Mardi Gras parade rolls Tuesday, Feb. 17

Annette Cutrera appointed new Rayne city clerk

In a busy session Monday night the City Council approved a Mardi Gras parade and appointed a new city clerk.

Rayne Garden Club marks Arbor Day with donation

ARBOR DAY DONATION - Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club and city officials on hand for the 2015 Arbor Day plant donation at The Depot Square were, front row, from left, Garden Club members Judy Guidry, Chairperson Lisa Soileaux, Julia Breaux, Hazel Prevost; back row, city employees Douglas Terro and Foots Senegal, Councilman Calise Michael Doucet, Police Chief Carroll Stelly, Mayor Chuck Robichaux, Councilman Jimmy Fontenot and Councilman Kenneth Guidry. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club made their annual Arbor Day donation on Wednesday, Jan. 28, this year to enhance the Rayne Depot Square.

Tadpole, Deb Pageants scheduled by Jaycees

The Rayne Jaycees are now accepting entries for the 33rd Miss and Mr. Tadpole Pageant and the 12th Deb Frog Festival Queen’s Pageant.

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Sports

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners (Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire) and hosted the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at the ponds located on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire at 8450 Roberts Cove Road (Hwy. 98). Category winners and hosts included, seated from left, Isabella Reiners and Isabella Trahan (0-5 years), Jace Freeman and Drake Bellard (6-8 years); standing front row, Lions Club member Craig Houston, Mackenzie Olinger and William Guidry (9-12 years), Nolan Olinger and Luke Guidry (13-15 years), and City of Rayne Chairman Suzette Leonards; back row, ASL member Joe Guidry, Mayor Chuck Roichaux, and ASL members Charles Trahan and Dee DeRouren. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire, to host the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at

Lifestyle

Mrs. Scott Michael Frugé

The beautiful Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings was the setting for the recent Nuptial Mass uniting Emily Claire Regan of Crowley and Scott Michael Frugé of Welsh.

Obituaries

Emma Lee Sanches, born Dec. 14, 1921, passed away July 28, 2015. She was the daughter of Gaston and Beatrice LeBlanc; wife of Joe; and mother of Gail, Chip, David and Jeff.

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