Crowley Alderman Jeff Dore admires a vintage Corvette convertible, which was parked in the median in front of Crowley City Hall on North Parkerson Avenue Saturday morning. The Bayou State Corvette Club was in town, bringing over 20 Corvettes that were parked along the historic drag. Members of the club were given a tour of Crowley City Hall’s Ford Museum as well as the J.D. Miller Museum.

The Bayou State Corvette Club began to line up in front of the Grand Opera House and Crowley City Hall around 10 a.m. on Saturday. By 10:20, the owners of over 20 of a variety of different modeled Corvettes had arrived and were on their way to Crowley City Hall.

KP Gibson, far left, is sworn in by Judge David Smith, far right, as the eighth Acadia Parish Sheriff. With Gibson is his wife Monica, holding the Bible along with youngest son Carter, and Gibson’s eldest son, Cameron.

It’s official now. Sheriff KP Gibson began his first term on Friday after being sworn in by Judge David Smith at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Gibson is only the eighth sheriff in Acadia Parish’s history, a fact that was not lost to the ceremony’s master of ceremonies Assessor James “Jimbo” Petitjean.

From left, Brenda Briggs, Trent Angers and Viola Fontenot, offer their signatures to copies of “Growing Up in South Louisiana” to interested patrons. The book, edited by Angers, features 25 stories from 20 different authors about growing up in South Louisiana, including two by Fontenot and two more by Briggs’ father, Pierre Varmon Daigle. (Photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

There’s a deep-seeded appreciation for history in Crowley and the surrounding area. Look no further than its historical Main Street or district of homes for evidence of that. Or, perhaps, you need look no further than Thursday night at City Hall for the unveiling and launch of “Growing Up in South Louisiana.”

Crowley Alderman Jeff Dore admires a vintage Corvette convertible, which was parked in the median in front of Crowley City Hall on North Parkerson Avenue Saturday morning. The Bayou State Corvette Club was in town, bringing over 20 Corvettes that were parked along the historic drag. Members of the club were given a tour of Crowley City Hall’s Ford Museum as well as the J.D. Miller Museum.

KP Gibson, far left, is sworn in by Judge David Smith, far right, as the eighth Acadia Parish Sheriff. With Gibson is his wife Monica, holding the Bible along with youngest son Carter, and Gibson’s eldest son, Cameron.

From left, Brenda Briggs, Trent Angers and Viola Fontenot, offer their signatures to copies of “Growing Up in South Louisiana” to interested patrons. The book, edited by Angers, features 25 stories from 20 different authors about growing up in South Louisiana, including two by Fontenot and two more by Briggs’ father, Pierre Varmon Daigle. (Photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

School Board budget on par

The Acadia Parish School Board is set to adopt a tight budget for fiscal year 2016-17 budget Monday.

2016 Frog Derby Queen crowned, tradition continues

NEW FROG DERBY COURT NAMED - The Rayne Lions Club again hosted the annual Frog Derby Saturday morning of the 2016 Rayne Frog Festival. Named to the new court and participants were, front row, from left, new 2016 Frog Derby Queen Shelby Bordese, new 2016 Frog Jockey Queen Micah Guidry, 1st Maid Skyler Broussard, 2nd Maid Blaire Thibodeaux, and Director Lion Dommie Perez; back row, Lion Tim Prevost, Lion Chairman Luke Beslin and Lion Craig Houston. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Tradition continued Saturday morning of the 2016 Rayne Frog Festival as new royalty was crowned during the annual Rayne Lions Club Frog Derby, the

10 Notre Dame grads rank summa cum laude

Ten 2016 graduates of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish will graduate Summa Cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA in the Honors Curriculum on Friday, May

44th Frog Festival a ‘great success’

NEW FROG DERBY ROYALTY - Named Saturday morning during the 44th Annual Frog Festival were the new 2016 Frog Derby Queen Shelby Bordes, left, and 2016 Frog Jockey Queen Micah Guidry, right, one of many events enjoyed during the 2016 Rayne Frog Festival. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The weather was great, the frogs were plentiful and the attendance was near — if not — record-setting for this past weekend’s 44th annual Rayne Fro

Constantin elevated to Eagle Scout at recent Honor Court

New Eagle Scout Draker Constantin joined by his parents, Dineen and David Constantin and Scoutmaster Lee Hebert.

Among the honors bestowed during a recent Court of Honor held at the Rayne Fire Station, Drake Constantin was elevated to the rank of Eagle, the hi

Inaugural Law Enforcement Conference topic of OneBreakfast

ONEBREAKFAST ATTENDEES: Among those attending the recent OneBreakfast session in the Mural Room in Rayne were, front from left, Carl Thibodeaux, Church Point assistant chief of police; Iota Chief Damon Daigle; OneAcadia board members Danny Nugier, Chris LeBas, Kim Bernard, and Tom Trahan; back from left, Scott Privat, assistant district attorney, 15th Judicial District; Tony Olinger, Rayne Police Department; Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux; Crowley Chief-elect Jimmy Broussard; Duson Chief Kip Judice; Rayne Chief Carrol Stelly; Crowley Chief and Acadia Parish Sheriff-elect K.P. Gibson; Church Point Chief Albert Venable; Pat Bordes, OneAcadia board chairman; and Bryan Francis, OneAcadia board and Public Safety Committee chairman. Not pictured is Laurie Suire, OneAcadia president and CEO.

RAYNE - The City of Rayne recently hosted OneAcadia’s OneBreakfast, a regular gathering of Acadia Parish Law Enforcement leaders.

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Sports

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - Named top fishermen in their age groups during the 2016 Children’s Fishing Derby were, front row, from left, (most fish) Isabella Reiners, Demari Savoy, Mackenzie Olinger, Andrew Credeur; (largest fish) John Guidry, Aiden Maloney, Charlotte Doucet and Austin Lagrange; back row, Dee DeRouen with Acadiana Sportsmen’s League and Suzette Leonards with the City of Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The fishing poles and rod-n-reels were out and about on Saturday, June 18, for the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby held by the City of Rayne on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire (Ken and Lynn Gu

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Mrs. Mark Stuart Brown Jr.

RAYNE - A seven o’clock evening Nuptial Mass was held Saturday, June 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church joining Mayme Elizabeth Cook of Rayne and Mark Stuart Brown Jr.

Obituaries

“The Character of a man should not be measured by how or why he falls-but-his character should be measured by how he gets up and stands.” Unknown

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