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.

Plans for Ragin’ Cajuns athletics continue along

The Rotary Club of Crowley heard an update on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletic Department’s 11-project plan that has been incorporated into the university’s master plan of bettering the university. Director of Athletics Scott Farmer, fourth from left, along with athletic development officers Stefani Lotief and Danika Arenibas, second and third from left, respectively, spoke Tuesday to the club. With them is President Pat Miers, far left, and program organizer Melinda Malmay.

At 10:30 a.m.

Legion Post 77, Auxiliary install officers

HORACE THIBODEAUX of American Legion Arceneaux Post 77 was presented a special 50-year membership plaque for his continuous Legion membership. Making the presentation was Commander David Simon, right. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - Arceneaux Post No. 77 and Auxiliary Unit No.

Mire firemen donate equipment to Lyons Point volunteers

FIRE APPARATUS DONATED: Members of the Mire and Lyons Point Volunteer Fire Departments signal the donation of an fire engine and ambulance, pictured behind them, by the Mire based Fire District 7 to Fire District 8 in Lyons Point. Pictured, from left, are Michael Ardoin, Mire Volunteer Board Secretary Dylan Romero, District 8 Chairman Gerald Sonnier, District 7 Chairman Jackie Prejean, Mire Fire Chief Shannon Richard, Cody Brown, Jake Richard and Olivia Thibodeaux. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

MIRE –– The Mire Volunteer Fire Department, under the direction of Acadia Parish Fire District 7, will donate two pieces of surplus fire apparatus

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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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