Liz Pleasant
Acadia Parish Volunteer of the Year

A volunteer at a Rayne school has been recognized for her untiring record of service. During a reception held Tuesday, June 14, at White Oaks Plantation in Baton Rouge, Rayne’s Lizbeth Pleasant was honored as the 2016 Acadia Parish Volunteer of the Year.
For a 42-year-old man, Staff Sgt. Heath C. Leleux has led a life that most elderly men would be proud of.
CROWLEY - A release party for a book that tells what life was like growing up in South Louisiana in the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s will be held Thursday, June 23.

Liz Pleasant
Acadia Parish Volunteer of the Year

2015 Frog Derby Queen crowned, tradition continues at Frog Festival

NEW FROG DERBY COURT NAMED - The Rayne Lions Club again hosted the annual Frog Derby Saturday morning of the 2015 Rayne Frog Festival. Named to the new court and participants were, front row, from left, outgoing Frog Derby Queen Victoria Richard, new 2015 Frog Derby Queen Catherine Castille, new 2015 Frog Jockey Queen Corrine Doucet, outgoing Frog Jockey Queen Cailey Morgan, Lion Chairman Luke Beslin; back row, Lion John Jude Beslin, Lion Tim Prevost, co-director Lion Linda Credeur, and director Dommie Perez. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Tradition continued Saturday morning of the 2015 Rayne Frog Festival as Catherine Castille was crowned Frog Derby Queen, the long-time event held s

Rayne Jaycees host 2015 Annual Diaper Derby at Frog Festival

2015 DIAPER DERBY WINNER - The Rayne Jaycees once again hosted the annual Frog Festival Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of the 2015 Rayne Frog Festival. The top racers and guests were, front row, from left, Miss Tadpole Ashlyn Baudin, Deb Frog Festival Queen Alyssa Theriot, Mr. Tadpole Lake Hamlin; back row, Diaper Derby Winner Annabelle Credeur, 2nd place Lee-Michael Guidry, 3rd place Maddox Aucoin, and chairperson Angela LeBlanc. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The crowd was cheering and babies were crawling towards the finish line during the 2015 Annual Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of the 43rd Frog

Visitors enjoy ‘Hoppin’ Good Time’ at 2015 Frog Festival

FROG RACING WINNERS in the Frog Festival’s children’s division included, from left, Anni Mire, first with her frog Spice; London Bourque, second, with his frog named A Frog; and McKenna Sellers, third with her frog Alyssa. They were joined by Jaycees Brain Petitjean and Robert Pellessier. The competition is sponsored by the Rayne Jaycees and the Rayne Acadian-Tribune, (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Frogs were hopping and so were their handlers as the annual Frog Jumping and Racing Contest took center stage around high noon during the 2015 Annu

Ebonites host ‘A Spring Bouquet of Debs’

DEBUTANTES AND ESCORTS - Members of the 20154 Debutante Court and their escorts introduced during Saturday’s introductions and ball held at the Rayne Civic Center of the Ebonite Civic and Social Club, Inc. were seated from left, (Debs) Bailey Kristian Thomas, Charlesha Jenee Dugas, Cierra Monique Harmon, Queen La’shonda Delco, DaKea j’nae Cole, KaWani Reneé Cormier and Jacquanna Michaelle Marie Steiner; standing, (Escorts) Deion Handy, Jacqeu Price, Drakkar Broussard, Dondre Whheler, Tyrin Gordon, Darius Delco and Zyon Mouton.

RAYNE - La’shonda Nicolette Delco was named the 2015 Debutante Queen on Saturday, May 2, during the annual Debutante Introductions and Ball hosted

Committee recommends renewal

Jeff Polzien, owner of Student Transportation Specialists, LLC, addresses the Budget/Finance Committee and other board members during Wednesday night’s meeting.

Most nights, committee meetings for the Acadia Parish School Board clock-in under an hour in total. That was not the case Wednesday night.

Early Morning Fire Destroys Cyn City Saloon

INSIDE CLAIMED TOTAL LOSS - State Fire Marshal and Acadia Parish Sheriff vehicles were on the site of an early Wednesday morning blaze at Cyn City

Rotarians get viewing of emotionally poignant ‘CHOICES’

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, thanks Chad Monceaux, center, and Maxine Trahan for their presentation of CHOICES at Tuesday’s club meeting.

As the music built to a crescendo, the scene grew darker.

Rayne Hosting 43rd Annual Frog Festival

A ROYAL INVITATION: Frog Festival royalty inviting everyone to attend this weekend’s 2015 Rayne Frog Festival (May 6-9) are, from left, Deb Frog Festival Queen Janci Aube, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Haley Willis, Miss Tadpole Riley Dugas, Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau, Jr. Frog Festival Queen Payton Broussard and Teen Frog Festival Queen Caroline Bergeron.

The planning is complete! Invitations have been issued, and now it’s time for the 43rd Annual Rayne Frog Festival May 6-9!

To renew or not to renew

From left, David Lalande and Doug LaCombe listen as another board member expresses his opinion on renewing a contract with Student Transportation Specialists. The board must make a decision by next month’s meeting as its current deal with STS ends July 1.

For several minutes Monday night, the Acadia Parish School Board had no answers for a dilemma it finds itself in regarding student transportation.

Leaders, achievers recognized

As the school year winds down, it is no surprise that the honors for Acadia Parish students keep adding up.

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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

Lifestyle

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

Jeanette Elizabeth Hornsby

Roberts Cove - A Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanette Elizabeth Ardoin Hornsby, 61, of Kinder, will be celebrated on Thursday, June 30, at 2 p.m. in St.

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