RAYNE - Police are looking for a man who fired several shots into a local business Saturday afternoon. Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly said officers responded to multiple calls just after 1 p.m. Saturday concerning a black male shooting at people at the King City convenience store on West Jeff Davis Avenue.

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CROWLEY – A former Rayne police officer was sentenced to six years at hard labor with three being suspended for lewd behavior with a 13-year-old girl in 2015.

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.

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Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

Sunday shooting reported at Rayne Burger King

RAYNE - Rayne Chief of Police Carroll J. Stelly announced his Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a shooting that occurred today (Sunday) in Rayne.

At 1:01 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016, Rayne Police officers responded to a call of shots fired at Burger King. Upon their arrival, officers discovered the victim had been transported in a personal vehicle to Acadia General Hospital in Crowley where he is undergoing surgery. The victim of the shooting today was the same victim shot on Sunday, May 8, 2016 on Holt Street in Rayne.

Monday night shooting leaves 1 injured

After a Monday night shooting, one is injured and schools are on lock down.
According to the Crowley Police Department, authorities are currently seeking shooting suspect near Kathy Meadows Apartments. Schools in the area were advised to lock down until further notice.

Festival Poker Run riders brave storms during 3-hour jaunt Saturday morning

Poker Run Organizers: Chairing and organizing Saturday morning’s Frog Festival Poker Run were Clint Morgan, chairman, and Dawn Gerbine, co-chair, on motorcycles; kneeling Evan Perez, Maggie Reed; second row from left, Karen Dupont and Stephanie Leger; back from left, Fran Bihm, Roy Credeur, Keith Vienne, Mona Vienne, Steve Bandy, Blaine Dupont, Wayne Leger and Michele Autin. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Participants in Saturday’s Frog Festival Poker Run gave a whole new meaning to the term “storm troopers.”

USDA Rural Development funding programs explained

AT RAYNE PRESENTATION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, presented information on various funding programs available to individuals, businesses and governmental entities during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at Rayne City Hall. Among those in attendance were, from left, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Ricky Hulin, construction analyst, USDA/RD; Charles Miniex, area director, USDA/RD; Callie F. Francois, community programs specialist, USDA/RD; Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, sponsors of the event; Morse Mayor Darlene Thibodeaux, Church Point Mayor Russell Stelly and Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

There are more projects out there funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, than most people think.

Flooding rain storms sweep across parish

RESCUE SERVICE: Emergency vehicles drive through high water in the Mire area Sunday following a line of severe weather that swept through the area. Personnel with the Mire Volunteer Fire Department rescued five people and a pet during Sunday’s actions.

ACADIA PARISH - A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain swept across Acadia Parish Saturday and Sunday, leaving several downe

Frog Festival Blood Drive May 9

The 2016 Frog Festival Blood Drive will be held on Monday, May 9, from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Rayne Chamber of Commerce.

Jury questions opening of pontoon bridge

CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Police Jury has a couple of questions concerning the operation of the pontoon bridge on Louisiana Highway 91 in Estherw

Bordes' named 2016 Golden Festival royalty

LORETTA AND PAT BORDES were named the 2016 Golden Frog Festival Queen and King during a recent reception held at Rayne City Hall hosted by ABWA's Cajun Hospitality Chapter of Rayne. They were crowned by last year's honorees, Mary Alice and Michael Pastor.

Winford “Pat” Bordes and Loretta Ann Couville Bordes will reign as the 27th Golden Frog Festival King and Queen.

Rayne High, NDHS graduations set

Plans are complete for the 2016 graduating classes of Rayne High School and Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish.

Debutante Ball planned this weekend in Rayne

In preparation of this weekend’s 2016 Debutante Introductions and Ball, the Ebonite Civic and Social Club of Rayne, Inc., hosted its annual Debutan

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Sports

Registration will begin next week for Rayne’s 2016 season of the city’s flag football and volleyball leagues, as announced by Rayne Recreation Director Dwayne Derise.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Robert Dale Wimberly Jr.

RAYNE - On Saturday, the ninth of July, 2016, at six-thirty in the evening before family and friends, Gretchen Renee Swinkey and Robert Dale Wimberly, Jr.

Obituaries

Frank “Bod” was born in Crowley on Oct. 6, 1934, to Frank Miller Sr. and Marie Courville Miller. He was called to his Heavenly Father on July 26, 2016.

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