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.

Boustany speaks to Rotarians about CASA work

Bridget Edwards Boustany, center, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley about Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children, which she has volunteered her time with for the past two years. Welcoming her Tuesday were, President Mary Zaunbrecher and program organizer Joan Finley.

Often times, when police and/or child services are called to remove a child, or children, from the home, they are left nearly voiceless

Well-known Rayne native releases debut album

Shelly Pellerin Waters' new CD "Drive"

The early years — a little, blonde-haired Rayne girl performing at local festivals and special events —- local fans still remember Shelly Pellerin

Fourth graders visited by KLFY meteorologist

Iota Elementary fourth grade students pose with Heath Morton from KLFY News 10 after Morton spoke to them about the water cycle, hurricanes, tornadoes and much more. The school presented Morton a goodie bag to thank him for his time.

At Iota Elementary, the fourth graders recently-completed SRA (Science Research Associates, Inc.) unit has led to much more than just ba

Police arrest 2, seek 1 in shootings

Arrested were, from left, D'Avondre Williams and Aaronton Williams, and wanted is Damien Guidry.

Crowley Police, with the assistance of the Jennings Police Department, Welsh Police Department and the district attorney’s offices of Ac

Rayne Jaycees host 2014 Annual Diaper Derby

2014 DIAPER DERBY WINNER - The Rayne Jaycees once again hosted the annual Frog Festival Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of the 2014 Rayne Frog Festival. The top racers were, from left, Chairperson Jessica Cahanin, Diaper Power Adeline Graham with mother Aimee Graham, 1st Runner-Up Amie Beslin and mother Mary Beslin, and 2nd Runner-Up Connor Gibson with mother Constance Guillory. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Babies were sitting, laughing, crying and crawling towards the finish line Saturday morning during the Annual Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of

Rayne Christmas royalty crowned

CHRISTMAS ROYALTY NAMED  - The 2014 Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel courts as announced by Gamma Kappa of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority during the S

Proctor makes official visit to Rotary Club of Crowley

Rotary International District 6200 Governor Dr. Ezora Proctor, center, and her husband Rev. James Proctor, far left, made their official visit to their home club of Crowley and recognized two Rotarians who have over 40 years of service to Rotary – Ralph Cowen, front, 48 years; and Kenny Privat, far right, 43 years.

With her stop in Crowley, her home club, Rotary International District 6200 Governor Dr.

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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.

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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