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.
It wasn’t without its hiccups, but by all indicators, the opening of the 2015-16 school year may have been one of Acadia Parish’s best.

Gay marriage licenses available in Acadia on Wednesday

According to Clerk of Court Robby Barousse and Chief Deputy Clerk Blane Faulk, same-sex couples will be able to get marriage licenses at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office beginning today.
Both say that any delay in the process was not due to any political beliefs, but simply a matter of getting their computers programmed properly.

City’s budget to include raises

Looking at the city of Crowley’s budget for the new fiscal year, there is not much difference than this past year’s, except for one thing civil servants have been in search of for months: a raise.
There is a 4 percent raise for all current full-time employees except for the police, who will receive a 6 percent increase if the budget is ultimately adopted.

Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is nationwide right

In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable.
However, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said not to expect same-sex marriages any time soon in Louisiana.

Rotarians celebrate year, install officers

Far left, Dr. Ezora Proctor, a Crowley Rotarian who served as Rotary International District 6200 Governor during the past year, installed the new officers for the Rotary Club of Crowley’s 2015-16 year. New officers include from left, Pat Miers, president; Tracy Young, president-elect; Susan Comeaux, secretary; Debbie Spallino, treasurer; and Suzy Webb, Michael Doughty, Peggy Sandidge and Kirk Schexnider, members of the board of directors.

After a year of projects and a district conference, you would have thought the Rotary Club of Crowley would have opted for an easy banquet Wednesday night.
That wasn’t the case. With the backdrop of the Grand Opera House, Rotarians welcomed music from Trevin Trahan during its cocktail social prior to the banquet and were eager to enjoy the night with flair.

Students honored during Armstrong Middle program

STUDENT OF THE YEAR - Taylen Daigle was awarded a special trophy during the 2014-2015 end of the school year awards program at Armstrong Middle School by AMS Principal Marshall Thibodeaux as she is commended as the “Student of the Year.” (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Students were honored during the 2014-2015 end of the school year awards program at Armstrong Middle School.

Duson Council discusses costs, possible trash removal fees

CITIZEN AWARDS: Duson Police Chief Kip Judice, left, presented Outstanding Citizen Awards to three young Duson girls during the June town council meeting. Kevia Basile, Ashley Lewis and Taylor Brown were recognized for providing a license plate number and description of a 38-year-old man who attempted to entice a young girl into his truck. The information led to the man’s arrest. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

“We have to do something,” remarked Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux about removal of large amounts of tree branches and excessive trash from curbside

Texas church teams put faith into action in Acadia

youth and adults from around the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church devoted last week undertaking projects to assist Acadia Parish residents. Here, a handicap ramp is being installed.

Rayne, Crowley and Jennings residents have been the benefactors the past week of a “Living Center” composed by 130 young people and adults from th

Tim Prevost named 2015 Lion of the Year

TIM PREVOST, right, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation banquet held Thursday, June 18, at the Legion Home. Making the presentation was John Quebodeaux, committee chairman, left. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Tim Prevost, outgoing president of the Rayne Lions Club, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation

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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.

Lifestyle

SHOWER HONORS HANNAH - Special guests in attendance for a bridal shower held in honor of Hannah Simmons, bride-elect of Robert-Thomas Johnson, were, from left, Matilda Johnaon, grandmother of prospective groom; Bonnie Johnson, mother of prospective groom; Hannah Simmons, bride-elect; Gizell Simmons, mother of bride-elect; Beverly O’Quinn and Edna Simmons, grandmothers of the bride-elect.

The home of Lannie and Paula Richardson of Lafayette was the setting for a wedding shower held in hoor of Hannah Simmons of Lafayette, bride-elect of Robert-Thomas Johnson of Rayne.

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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