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.
It wasn’t without its hiccups, but by all indicators, the opening of the 2015-16 school year may have been one of Acadia Parish’s best.

New school board begins new term

Members of the Acadia Parish School Board sworn in Monday night included, from left, Delo Hebert, Milton Simar, David Lalande, Doug LaCombe, John Suire, Gene Daigle and James Higginbotham. Board member Israel Syria was unable to attend Monday’s meeting. Administrating the oath of office to the board was attorney Robert Hammond.

Seven opening items saw a new board sworn in, leadership re-elected and many recognized at the Acadia Parish School Boa

‘Arts in the Prairie’ held at Maison Daboval

HOSTED ARTS IN THE PRAIRIE - Serving as hosts and special guests for the Arts in the Prairie Celebration held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Maison Daboval Bed and Breakfest in Rayne by the Rayne Historical District Association were, front row, from left, Aubree Lane Guidry, second row, Gene and Martha Royer, owners/operators; guest speaker Darrell Bourque, and Bart Wild of Wild Productions; back row, Claire Domingue, homemade pie demonstrations. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - The Rayne Historical District Association hosted a special day-long event on Saturday, Dec.

John discusses oil, gas industry

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John discussed the good and bad news facing the oil and gas industry locally, as well as nationally and internationally.

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, Chris John referenced “A Tale of Two Cities” when discussing the oil and gas industry.

Hard freeze expected by mid-week

The line of showers and thunderstorms that drenched Acadia Parish Friday night and Saturday moved out of the area Satur

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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.

Lifestyle

SHOWER HONORS HANNAH - Special guests in attendance for a bridal shower held in honor of Hannah Simmons, bride-elect of Robert-Thomas Johnson, were, from left, Matilda Johnaon, grandmother of prospective groom; Bonnie Johnson, mother of prospective groom; Hannah Simmons, bride-elect; Gizell Simmons, mother of bride-elect; Beverly O’Quinn and Edna Simmons, grandmothers of the bride-elect.

The home of Lannie and Paula Richardson of Lafayette was the setting for a wedding shower held in hoor of Hannah Simmons of Lafayette, bride-elect of Robert-Thomas Johnson of Rayne.

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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