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)

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.

Raises for city employees talked

A special meeting of the Crowley City Council’s Revenue and Finance Committee was held Thursday afternoon to consider a proposed pay increase for the city’s employees.

Raises for city employees talked

A special meeting of the Crowley City Council’s Revenue and Finance Committee was held Thursday afternoon to consider a proposed pay increase for the city’s employees.

Act 3, Jump Start changing La. education

In two separate reports, the Acadia Parish School Board learned that two of the state’s education programs will mean more administrative duties on its end.

APSO identifies suspect

Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Plaquemine man wanted in connection with a shooting here Saturday

Relay pulls out all the stops

Cancer survivors Gale Spell (right) and Greg Richard (left) spoke of their experiences with the disease during opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015, held Saturday night in Rayne.

For Greg Richard, the journey is all too fresh; whereas for Gale Spell, the word was “surreal.”

Rayne City Crews Clear Monday Morning Storm Debris

A large oak tree blocked The Boulevard at Central Rayne Kindergarten and caused major power lines, posts and sign damage during the Monday morning storm that swept through the area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

A number of large trees were toppled Monday in the early daylight hours, causing damage throughout the City of Rayne.

Hebert recognized with gifts, songs at Achievement Day

Acadia Parish 4-H agents Kayla Haydel, left in both photos, and Megan Sarver, right in both, presented awards recognizing two individuals in the opening of the 2015 Acadia Parish Achievement Day. In the left photo, center, Julie Hebert, is presented a gift for being named the 2015 honoree. In the right photo, center, Ethan Breaux was presented a frame copy of his winning program cover design entry.

Julie Hebert will be the first to tell you she is a fan of quotes and sayings.
So, there was no better time to pull her 4-H-related quotes out of the bag than Friday morning when she was recognized as the 2015 Acadia Parish 4-H Achievement Day honoree.

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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

“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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