Through the courtesy and service of the American Red Cross, a shelter has been set up at the International Rice Festival Building for those displaced by the flooding in Crowley.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has announced that a curfew is imposed tonight for the affected areas of the City of Crowley.
During a morning meeting at state Rep. Jack Montoucet’s office, a group of area leaders, first responders and public officials gathered to address the weekend storm’s aftermath and how to best help parish residents.

ND names 12 to homecoming court

Twelve ladies have been chosen as Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish’s 2015 Homecoming Court. Court members include, clockwise from left, Chaz Gibson, Bethany Leonards, Mima Doucet, Madison Thibodeaux, Caroline Gielen, Sarah Leonards, Julia Schmid, Olivia Barbin, Emily Lucas, Hunter LeBlanc, Grace Hensgens and Tabitha Leonards. The 2015 Queen will crowned during half time activities, Friday, Sept. 25, at Gardiner Memorial Stadium.

Notre Dame High School is pleased to announce the members of the 2015 Homecoming Court.

Edwards legacy discussed by panel

Panelists for the Edwin Edwards governor’s panel included, from left, Michael Martin, Raymond A. Jetson, Isabella Livaudais dela Houssaye, Gus Weill, Beth Courtney (moderator), William C. “Billy” Broadhurst and Leo Honeycutt. A reception was held at Crowley City Hall prior to the discussion held at the Rice Theatre Thursday night. (Photo submitted)

It probably isn’t hard to believe that a man as colorful as Edwin Edwards has many vivid stories that could be told about him.

RHS homecoming queen to be crowned

HOMECOMING COURT AWAITS ANNOUNCEMENT - One of these beautiful seniors will be announced as the new 2015 Rayne High School Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies Friday as the Wolves host Breaux Bridge during the annual Homecoming football game at Wolf Stadium. Homecoming Court members include, from left, Hailey Doucet, Victoria Richard, Erykah Price, Clare Alleman, Whitley Larry, Layni Boudreaux, Charlyne Peltier, Morgan Menard, Emily Dupont and Hannah Doucet. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

One of the 10 lovely young ladies selected to the Rayne High School Homecoming Court will be named the 2015 Homecoming Queen on Friday during halft

Leleux leads talk of the 79th International Rice Festival

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, left, and program organizer Gene Williams, right, thanked Elisabeth Leleux, not pictured, for leading the discussion of the 79th International Rice Festival.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, gather around as organizers with the 79th International Rice Festival tell you about th

Purple Heart recipient shares his Vietnam War experiences

PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT Lloyd King, Jr., center, related his experiences as Vietnam War veteran and as a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for members of the Rayne Rotary Club Thursday, Sept. 10. King was the guest of Cynthia Oliver, left, and welcomed by President Ken Arceneaux, right.

Melvin Finley steps down as pastor; sons to assume Abundant Life roles

NEW PASTORS NAMED: The sons of retiring Pastor Melvin Finley will assume pastoral duties at Abundant LIfe Church. His oldest son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Karen Finley, willl serve as lead pastors of Abundant Life Assembly, while his youngest son and daughter-in-law, Tod and Melanie Finley, will serve as assistant pastors and worship leader.

After 37 years, Pastor Melvin Finley is stepping back as the pastor of Abundant Life Church in Rayne.

Woodmen, Legion to host 9-11 ceremony

The public is invited to participate in a 9-11 Honor and Remembrance Ceremony hosted by Woodmen Life Chapter 31 at the Rayne Depot Square on Friday

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WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

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Paul Major Gagliano

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Major Gagliano of Fort Polk are announcing the birth of a son, Paul Major Gagliano, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for Robert “Tody Boy” Perry, 89, who passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.

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