(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.

Local church hosts district mini-congress

MINI-CONGRESS PARTICIPANTS of the Seventh District Baptist Association, hosted by Starlight Baptist Church, included seated, from left, Rev. Freddie Brown, Rev. Freddie Jack, Pastor Nathan T. Stevens, Association President Gerald W. Perkins, Rev. Joe Green, Jr., and Rev. Joel Green, Sr.; standing, from left, Rev. Arthur Johnson, Rev. Jimmy Stevens, Rev. Keith Alfred, Rev. Albert Tezeno, Rev. William Hornsby, Rev. John Stevens, Association Secretary Martin L. McLendon, and Rev.Carl Sonnier.

The Seventh District Missionary Baptist Association District Mini-Congress of Christian Education was held at Starlight Baptist Church, on October

Eunice Rotary shows off ‘Experience Louisiana’

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, far left, welcomed Eunice Rotarians Pat Dossman, Dwight Jodon and Tony Fuselier to the Crowley club’s meeting Tuesday to talk about the Experience Louisiana Festival.

Sometimes a look back is all you need to look forward.

Boil advisory in Estherwood

The village of Estherwood is now under a boil advisory until further notice.

State Police seize narcotics taken in pharmacy thefts

$3 million worth of narcotics believed linked to a string of pharmacy break-ins, including the burglary of Rayne Pharmacy on Sept. 28, have been seized by State Police. The drugs were discovered in a storage unit in East Baton Rouge after a search warrant was executed on Oct. 23. (Submitted Photo)

Baton Rouge – Approximately $3 million of narcotics believed linked to a string of pharmacy break-ins, including one in Rayne, have been seized by

Zappi talks engineering, partnerships with Rotary Club

Dr. Mark E. Zappi, center, dean of the University of Louisiana of Lafayette’s engineering program, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Welcoming him and his program were President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer Katie Chiasson.

One thing became abundantly evident at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Crowley meeting, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s engineering

78th Rice Festival queen crowned

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

It was a gorgeous morning Saturday as the 78th International Rice Festival Queen was selected from a bevy of outstanding candidates to represent “T

Crowning moment: Vivian Barousse, Cameron Stelly named junior royalty Friday

From left, it was a Redemptorist Catholic sweep when Cameron Stelly and Vivian Barrouse were crowned the Junior King and Queen of the 78th International Rice Festival. Stelly is the son of Kelly Stelly and the late Corey Stelly. Barousse is the daughter of Robby and Mandy Barousse.

The International Rice Festival has new junior royalty that reigned over the 2014 Children’s Parade and will continue to do so throughou

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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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