Through the courtesy and service of the American Red Cross, a shelter has been set up at the International Rice Festival Building for those displaced by the flooding in Crowley.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has announced that a curfew is imposed tonight for the affected areas of the City of Crowley.
During a morning meeting at state Rep. Jack Montoucet’s office, a group of area leaders, first responders and public officials gathered to address the weekend storm’s aftermath and how to best help parish residents.

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

WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

Lifestyle

Paul Major Gagliano

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Major Gagliano of Fort Polk are announcing the birth of a son, Paul Major Gagliano, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Ruby D. Credeur, 87, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne with Rev. Samuel Fontana as celebrant.

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