(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.

Rotarians treated to book reading, Christmas songs

As program organizer, and “sound guy” Lee Lawrence, back, looks on author Leif Pederson ended his Rotary program Tuesday with a few Christmas songs.

It was only about one year ago that Leif Pederson was visiting with the Rotary Club of Crowley about his first book and his plans moving

Almost time to head home

Rayne Catholic and Notre Dame High have been among the schools playing host to foreign exchange students from Guatemala for the past seven weeks. This week marks the final week the students will be attending the Acadia Parish schools before heading home Friday. Students include, from left, Gustavo “Gus” Godoy, Nicole Falla, Mario “Andy” Skinner-Klee, Marianelha “Ella” Montepeque, Lourdes Berreondo, Maria Paula Diaz (Rayne Catholic), Diego Reynoso and Helder “Chino” Torres.

For the final week, Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish, St.

Rayne election results told

The Rayne City Council will have a new look for the coming term following Saturday's runoff election.

Rayne Cemetery Vandalism Reported

One of many graves vandalized at St. Joseph Cemetery #2 in Rayne.

On December 2, 2014, Rayne Police Department received a call about several graves located in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2 being vandalized.

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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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