Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club will host the 80th Annual Miss Crowley Pageant and the 2016 Teen and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Grand Opera House and will include a live performance by Colby Latiolais and Ambush.
The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office released the following information via Nixle alert. Jordy Thibodeaux, described as a white male wearing a black shirt and gray sweat pants with lots of facial hair and possibly barefoot. Thibodeaux is wanted for shooting at a residence in Mermentau.
CROWLEY - Those looking for some good entertainment in Crowley this Saturday night need look no further than the historic Rice Theatre, where the original play “The Funeral” will be performed.

Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

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.

'I am a leader'

Ross Elementary first graders show off “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” the basis of the Leader in Me program which students, faculty and staff have all taken to at Ross Elementary.

A first grader calls to attention her fellow classmates with one simple word.
“Class?”
“Yes?” they respond in unison.
She calls them to attention once more as they prepare to show off Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to a room full of community and business leaders from across the southern part of the state.
The habits are sandwiched between a sentence that the students are not just saying because they were taught it, but because they believe it.
“I am a leader!”
And it is through that — the Leader in Me Program — that local schools Ross Elementary and Martin Petitjean Elementary, as well as other schools, have really found their way.

Mire-Branch band performs at Walt Disney World Resort

MIRE-BRANCH ELEMENTARY Band entertained resort guest at Epcot Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, April 23.

Orlando, Fla., (April 20, 2015) — Members of Mire & Branch Elementary Schools Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on April 20,

Whether it’s clear or cloudy, Relay is Saturday

There will be no raining on Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015 this year.
After a couple of years of rain forcing Relay’s early closure, this Saturday, Relay For Life will be held at Rayne’s Frog Festival Pavilion, meaning the weather will not stop the fun or the cause Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m.

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Sports

TAKE THIRD AT NATIONALS - Members of the Girl’s Mustang All-Stars (Gators) who attended the 2016 PONY South Zone World Series Tournament held in Youngsville where they placed third among 22 teams were, bottom row, from left, Addison Richard, Ella Guidry, Analie Dupuis, Emily Marks, Abigail Richard; second row, Natalia Zaunbecher, Ani Comeaux, Annabeth Savoy, Kallie Venable, Bailee Royer, Graci Alleman, Macy Dailey; back row, Head Coach Shannon Royer, Assistant Coach Keith Richard and Assistant Coach Donnie Venable.

Not one, but four girl’s all-star teams represented the City of Rayne and the Rayne Recreation Department during the 2016 PONY South Zone World Series over the weekend.

Lifestyle

Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club will host the 80th Annual Miss Crowley Pageant and the 2016 Teen and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held at St. Leo IV Catholic Church, Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. .Mass of Christian Burial for David Bernard Leger, 61, who died Friday, July 22, 2016.

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