After taking action and recommending considering the Community Eligibility Program, the Acadia Parish School Board has called a special session for Monday, Aug. 25, to decide its fate for the 2014-15 school year.
The following is the full list of qualifers that will appear on various ballots across Acadia Parish this November: (D) - Democrat (R) - Republican (L) - Libertarian (O) - Other (NP) - No Party (i) - Incumbent  
Via the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office's Nixle alert system, the Acadia Parish Police Jury has advised the public of the reopening of a bridge in the parish. The bridge on Gumpoint Road, just south of Cole Gully Road, was reopened Friday afternoon.

Qualifying begins Wednesday

For those on the fence about running for any number of the political offices on the November ballot, the time to make that decision is drawing near.

Capital City Press buys LSN papers

Capital City Press, the parent company of The Advocate, and Louisiana State Newspapers have completed an agreement for The Advocate to acquire the assets of fo

2nd suspect caught

Via Nixle alert, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office announced that the second suspect sought in an alleged aggravated assault Thursday afternoon has been caught.


Rayne's A&O, Sisters host Back to School Event/Family Fun Day

A & O AND SISTERS HOST FAMILY EVENT - Members of the A&O 21st Century Club and the Sisters of A&O who hosted the 2014 Back to School Event and Family Fun Day were, seated, Sisters of A & O members Sadie Wheeler, Mahilda Beverly, Cutina Jolivette, Kristen Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, De De Simmons, Anna Mae Randall, Rosa Mouton, Gwen Mouton, and Larissa Arceneaux; standing, A & 0 Members Cleveland Guidry, Jeremy Thomas, Phil Woods, Reggie Mouton, Chris Duhon, William Board, Eric Jolivette, Wallace Young, Brian Seth Mouton, Ezzie Charles, Lester Washington, Jessie White and Felton Charles.


Sporting clay shoot to benefit state Lions Children’s Camp

RAYNE LIONS CLUB members were invited to participate in a sporting clay shoot to benefit the Louisianaae Lions Camp Thursday night, Aug. 7. by Kelly Suire, center a member of the Louisiana Lions Camp Staff Alumni Association, who was accompanied by her husband, Terry, left, and welcomed by President Tim Prevost.

A sporting clay shoot to benefit the Louisiana Lions Camp was described for local Lions Club members Thursday, Aug. 7, by by Kelly Suire.

Section 8 director Leonards describes housing program

SUZETTE LEONARDS, executive director of the Rayne Section 8 Housing Program, center, described the program to Rayne Rotary Club members on Thursday, Aug. 7. She is pictured with Fran Bihm, program coordinator, left, and President Kyle Broussard.

“I don’t want them to think that Section 8 is permanent; it’s not a lifestyle,” remarked Suzette Leonards, executive director of the city’s Section 8 Housing Program, during her presentation to mem

KC Council plans Labor Day raffle

FIRST TICKET SOLD: Father Kendal Faulk, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, right, purchased the first Knights of Columbus raffle ticket from Albert Johnson, grand knight of Council 1897.

Rayne’s Knights of Columbus Council 1897 announces the drawing for its annual Labor Day raffle will be held on Sept. 1.

Charlene Richard Mass held

CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY MASS - The 55th Anniversary of Charlene Richard’s death was celebrated on Friday, August 8 at a 6 p.m. mass at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard. Fr. Bill Melancon of Erath was the celebrant. Others are from left, Deacon Tim Markentel, Fr Alphonse Tynese, Fr. Melancon, Msgr. Robert Romero and Korey Lavergne.

Council acts on state grant to upgrade pump station

After four repeated attempts to secure funds to solve the problem of manholes overflowing on Section Street, the Rayne City Council approved eight resolutions Monday night to qualify for a Louisian



(LSN photo by Barry Spears)

In the approximately 60 plays Iota’s first team offense and defense played Thursday night, head coach Neal


BABY SHOWER HOSTS - Serving as baby hosts for a baby shower in honor of Mrs. Tyler (Melissa) Thibault were, from left, Mary-Kathryn D. McGuffee, Annette O. Simon, Maggie Doucet, maternal grandmother-to-be Margaret L. Doucet, honoree Melissa D. Thibault, paternal grandmother-to-be Beth D. Wren, Lauren Thibault and Margaret G. Doucet.



Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 22, at an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Catholic Church honoring the life of Gregory Joseph Leonards, 65, who died Sunday, Aug.

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