(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Moments of coming together have always been the bright spot of national tragedies. Most recently, and locally, it can be seen in “Lafayette Strong” following the shooting last month at The Grand 16 Theatre on Johnson Street.
Lt. Clay Higgins, St. Landry CrimeStoppers’ intimidating media sensation, will be speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Acadian Baptist Center near Richard on Sept 15. Music for the event will be provided by Benji Richard and the emcee will be Gene Lee, a pastor at First Baptist Church of Rayne.
The Crowley Fire Department was awarded an Assistance for Firefighters Grant last week. According to Fire Chief Jody Viator, the grant was a long time coming for the department.

(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

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.

Krewe de Joie de Vie presents inaugural Mardi Gras Ball

KREWE DE JOIE DE VIE ROYAL COURT - Members of the inaugural Krewe de Joie de Vie royal court introduced during the 2015 Mardi Gras Ball were, from left, Co-Captain Nikki Link, Jerry Bergeron, Cheryl Guidry, Crystal Frederick, King Louis I Jack Nickel, Queen Anna I Michelle Koury, Kim DeVille, Rusti Morel and Captain Paige Dupont.

“High On Life” was the theme on Saturday, Jan. 24, for the Krewe de Joie de Vie 2015 Margi Gras Ball held at the Ballroom in Crowley.

City Represented at D.C. Mardi Gras Ball

Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau is introduced during the 67th Annual Mystick Krewe of Louisianans Mardi Gras Ball held in Washington, D.C.

The Rayne Frog Festival and the City of Rayne was well-represented by Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau as she attended the 67th Mystick Krewe of

State of Community: Good

Those who spoke and helped to put on the Crowley Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community luncheon included, from left, Kerry Gibson, Chamber President/CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Cindy Miller, Acadia Parish School Superintendent John Bourque, Acadia Parish Police Jury President Julie Borill, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Isabella delaHoussaye, Kevin Spell and Justin Lee.

During a luncheon at the Town Club on Friday, the Crowley Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth “State of the Community” address.

Caravan of horse-drawn buggies arrives here

If you were traveling in Rayne Tuesday morning, you might have encountered a group of horse drawn buggies and carriages stopped at City Hall.

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.

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

Bouree tourney winners listed

BOUREE TOURNAMENT winners included, seated from left, Dudley Simon, first; Darla Bryson, second; and Ron Duhon, third; standing from left, are Elderberries contact person Elaine Myers; Peggy Trahan, fourth place winner; Lucille Gautreaux, fifth place; and director Jeanette Leger. Not pictured is Greg
Arabie, sixth place winner.

The Elderberries Senior Group’s Semi- annual bouree tournament was held Saturday, Jan. 31.

Rayne native honored by Hammond hospital

Alison Camp

General Surgery Charge Nurse Alison Camp, RN, has been honored in Hammond with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

Volunteer firemen install officers

FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS were installed Monday night. Pictured, first rowl from left are Allen “Noochie” Credeur, Phil Hebert, Toby Credeur, Michael Cormier, Joseph Credeur, Derek LeBlanc and Jeremy Labauve; second row, Joey Thibodeaux, Brandon Dupuis, Brett Alleman, Jake Venable, Trevor Meche, Josh Stelly, Josh Hollier, Eric Menard, and Chad Credeur; third row, Ryan Charles, Justin Granger, Carroll Stelly, Russel Nero, Nobert Benoit and Johnathan Hebert. Wade Hollier, kneeling, is department mascot.

Officers of the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department were installed by Judge Jim Cunningham during their annual banquet Monday night.

‘CHOICES’ set for fourth installment

PLANNING SESSION: Representatives of agencies which will participate in the production of the fourth annual ‘CHOICES” held a planning session at the Rayne fire station recently in advance of the mock automobile accident to be staged in Rayne in March.

The perils of distracted and drunk driving will again be driven home to Acadia Parish teenagers via the fourth annual CHOICES program, sponsored jo

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Sports

PASS COMPLETION - Rayne High quarterback Jaylon Reed tosses a completion during the Wolves’ pre-season scrimmage against Opelousas. The Wolves will face Crowley High tonight (Thursday) during the 2015 Acadia Parish Jamboree. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - The Rayne High Wolves hosted Opelousas High on Friday, Aug. 21, during a pre-season scrimmage at Wolf Stadium.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Vincent Funeral Home - Kaplan honoring the life of Reese Broussard, 64, who died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at his residence.

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