The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office released the following information via Nixle alert. Jordy Thibodeaux, described as a white male wearing a black shirt and gray sweat pants with lots of facial hair and possibly barefoot. Thibodeaux is wanted for shooting at a residence in Mermentau.
CROWLEY - Those looking for some good entertainment in Crowley this Saturday night need look no further than the historic Rice Theatre, where the original play “The Funeral” will be performed.

Rev. James and Dr. Ezora Proctor periodically visit Ross Head Start throughout the school year to read to several classes and present the students with books to take home to promote literacy.

Rev. James Proctor and his wife, Crowley Alderwoman Ezora Proctor, have been pillars of the community for as long as most residents can remember.

Rev. James and Dr. Ezora Proctor periodically visit Ross Head Start throughout the school year to read to several classes and present the students with books to take home to promote literacy.

School honor not taken ‘Light’-ly

It was all smiles at Ross Elementary’s Synergy Assembly Friday morning when Principal Paula Cutrera, with the help of some of her students, announced that the school had earned the recognition of being a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

Ross Elementary has become an old pro at The Leader in Me Process in many ways.

Rayne Legion plans December band events

RAYNE - Arceneaux Post 77 of the American Legion has a full slate of entertainment for the month of December, including a special New Year’s Eve ce

Rayne’s historical artifacts featured at ‘Lost Rayne’ book signing event

Author Tony Olinger, who co-authored two previous Arcadia Books, “Images of America – Rayne” and “Images of America - Rayne’s People and Places” with Cheryl Richard Boudreaux, was on hand signing copies of the recently released pictorial history, “Lost Rayne”. The cost of the book is $21.99 each. Here Olinger is personalizes a book for Tony Credeur. Additional copies can be purchased at Olinger’s Radio Shack.(Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

While author Tony Olinger was autographing copies of “Lost Rayne,” the lastest pictorial history of the Frog Capital of the World, some 200 area re

Rayne Christmas Parade Dec. 10

The City of Rayne will host its 2015 annual Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. 

Kennedy talks budgets, health care

Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, left, addresses the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday at its weekly meeting. Running through several points in Louisiana’s budget, Kennedy spent a bulk of his time on health care costs. Club President Pat Miers, right, and program organizer Carolyn Barousse welcomed Kennedy Tuesday.

When John Kennedy, treasurer for the state of Louisiana, spoke at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting Tuesday, he explained he was an open

Area urged to ‘Shop Small’ Saturday

Crowley Main Street businesses are excited to be a part of Small Business Saturday. Representing the many participants are, from left, Connie John, Crowley Main Street; Tori Carriere, Boutique Forty-Six; Alexa Henry, holding Brantly Henry and Bobbi Leonards, Seredipite; Hannah Myers, Brandt’s Jewelry; Michelle Arceneaux, H&R Block; Jean Gaspard, The Gallery; Janet Cuccio, 2nd Time Around; and Candise Hanks, Cramer Equipment and Supply.

While some probably have been unintentionally participating for years, this year will mark the fifth organized Small Business Saturday in Crowley.

MPE receives National ‘Blue Ribbon’ school award

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD - Among the numerous individuals and organizations who provided assistance to Martin Petitjean Elementary for learning skills and donations were also recognized during the Friday morning awards presentation of the National Blue Ribbon Award were, from left, Hunter Hall (Senator Cassidy’s Office), Brian Mouton, Laurie Suire (Project Front Yard), Rayne Mayor Chuck Robichaux, Kim Cummins (MPE Principal), Adam Hensgens (Congressman Boustany’s Office), Francis Touchet (Louisiana Department of Education), Jason Huffman (United Way), Regina Myers (MPE Disciplinarian), Jimbo Petitjean (Acadia Parish Assessor), Francis Bihm (Rayne Chamber of Commerce), John E. Bourque (APSB Superintendent) and Stacey Romero (United Way). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

During the school’s weekly Friday morning pep rally emceed by student leaders of the Leader In Me program, Martin Petitjean Elementary was official

‘One parish, one city, two teams’

From left, Crowley High Coach Josh Fontenot and Notre Dame Coach Lewis Cook each addressed the crowd Tuesday at a citywide pep rally as both teams hope to continue their goal of a championship season.

For Jude Sittig, Angelique Credeur, Cory Gatte, Michelle Veillon and the rest of the group from both Southwind and Encore Healthcare to put togethe

Rayne’s Isaac Toups among ‘Top Chefs’ fall contestants

Rayne native and New Orleans chef Isaac Toups will debut his cooking skills on Top Chef’s new series set to air Dec. 2nd on the Bravo Network.

The popular “Top Chef” series will begin its 13th season on the Bravo Network in December and Rayne residents may by interested in one of this year

The message is 'unity'

Rotary Club of Crowley President-Elect Tracy Young, far right, welcomed members of One Acadiana to the groups lunch meeting Tuesday. They included from left, Anita Begnaud, Missy Bienvenu Andrade, Amy Thibodeaux, Jason El Koubi and Joseph Zanco.

Odds are, at some point Tuesday, you probably crossed paths with Jason El Koubi, president and CEO of One Acadiana.

Acadia Parish Teacher of the Year Luncheon held

TOP TEACHER HONOREES - Teachers of the Year honored during the 2015-2016 Acadia Parish Teacher of the Year Luncheon as top teachers in their grade category as parish finalists were, from left, Janne Crews of Crowley Kindergarten (elementary), Crystal DeMoura of Mire Elementary (middle school) and Ashley Theriot of Iota High (high school). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The 2015-2016 Acadia Parish Teacher of the Year Luncheon was held Tuesday, Nov.

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TAKE THIRD AT NATIONALS - Members of the Girl’s Mustang All-Stars (Gators) who attended the 2016 PONY South Zone World Series Tournament held in Youngsville where they placed third among 22 teams were, bottom row, from left, Addison Richard, Ella Guidry, Analie Dupuis, Emily Marks, Abigail Richard; second row, Natalia Zaunbecher, Ani Comeaux, Annabeth Savoy, Kallie Venable, Bailee Royer, Graci Alleman, Macy Dailey; back row, Head Coach Shannon Royer, Assistant Coach Keith Richard and Assistant Coach Donnie Venable.

Not one, but four girl’s all-star teams represented the City of Rayne and the Rayne Recreation Department during the 2016 PONY South Zone World Series over the weekend.

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Mrs. Joey Bascom Wynn

LAFAYETTE - Hilary Anne Villien and Joey Bascom Wynn were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Friday, the first day of July of 2016, during a Nuptial

Obituaries

Memorial services will be held at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 23, at St.

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