(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Moments of coming together have always been the bright spot of national tragedies. Most recently, and locally, it can be seen in “Lafayette Strong” following the shooting last month at The Grand 16 Theatre on Johnson Street.
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.

(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

New title, funding and dedication

From the left, Charlotte Jeffers, Sheri Myers and Laurie Suire attended the Film-Com convention in Nashville, Tennessee, to promote the movie “Glitch,” which was formerly named “The Angel Channel.” The movie is set to be filmed in Crowley. (Photo Submitted)

When Sheri Myers came to Crowley in 2011, she had a screenplay, big dreams and had seemingly found the perfect location for a movie she had written

Board to sell surplus parcel of land

The surplus parcel of land adjacent to TLVM Properties, LLC, measuring about 0.68 acres, will be sold by the Acadia Parish School Board to Albarado Properties for $90,050 and will subsequently be sold to Thomas L. McNeely III by Albarado Properties.

It was a saga, of sorts, that started months ago, but now, by action of the Acadia Parish School Board Wednesday night, some finality is coming for

Rayne High Band Banquet honorees

Rayne High band students who were awarded during the 2014-2015 and of the school year band banquet were, seated from left, Victoria Royer, Robyn Ba

JOHN PAUL THE GREAT ACADEMY GRADUATION

The 2015 graduation Mass and ceremony for seniors at John Paul the Great Academy, Lafayette, was celebrated on Saturday, May 16, at St.

Frog Capital Classic Car & Hot Rod show winners listed

CAR SHOW WINNERS AWARDED - Winners named in their categories during the 2015 Annual Frog Capital Classic Car & Hot Rod Show held Saturday, June 6, on the Frog Festival grounds in Rayne were, front row, from left, division winners, Siggy DeRouen - Best of Show, Larry Broussard - Best Interior, Brian Nabbs - Best Paint, James Camille - Best Engine, Kevin Bonin - Best Restored, Jason Escogne - Coolest Cruiser, Blake Marks - Best Rat Rod; back row, committee members, Sonya Simon, Dawn Rosinski, Gary Doucet, Louis “Bee Doo” Meche, Stuart Broussard and Chris Suire. All proceeds will benefit Hero Hunts Disabled Heroes in the local and Acadiana area. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

RAYNE - The Rayne Frog Association presented the 2015 Annual Frog Capital Classic Car & Hot Rod Show on Saturday, June 6, under the pavilion on

Rayne's Post 77 to install new Legion officers

As announced by Post 77 Commander David Simon, the new slate of American Legion officers will be installed during the regular meeting of Arceneaux

Annual Children’s Fishing Derby set by City of Rayne

FISHING DEBRY DONATION - During the June meeting of the Acadiana Sportsmen’s League, the club made a donation to the City of Rayne for the upcoming 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby. Among those on hand for the check presentation were, from left, Buddy Toups, Dee DeRouen, Suzette Leonards representing the City of Rayne, and Joe Guidry. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The City of Rayne is being joined by three community partners, The Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire, to host the 2

Baton Rouge Rotarian speaks on memoir, life

Cheri McDaniel, center, from the Baton Rouge Capital City Rotary Club, reviewed her memoir and the story behind it as she spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Among the club members present were, from left, Melinda Malmay, President Mary Zaunbrecher, Peggy Sandidge and Sprague Williams.

Cheri McDaniel’s book tour for her memoir “He Lays the Stones For Our Steps: Living Life Abundantly in the Face of Adversity” has been winding down

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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.

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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