Via Crowley Police Department's Nixle alert system, Crowley Public Works announces sand bags will be issued until 3 p.m. Friday. Residents of Crowley are eligible and must present a valid driver's license to acquire bags. A maximum of six bags will be issued per license. Contact 337-783-0824 for more information.

The "God Is Love" message painted in large white letters on Kenneth Bertrand's barn has "given a lot of pleasure to a lot of people."

When a woman showed up at his back door a few years ago, Kenneth Bertrand was confused. “She asked me if I remembered her,” said Bertrand with a smile. “I just shook my head and told her ‘no.’”

The Rotary Club of Crowley held its weekly meeting Tuesday. Program organizer Carolyn Barousse, third from left, welcomed Audry Spencer, second from left; Loretta Broussard, far left; and Betty Gums, far right; to the meeting Tuesday to talk about the ETCFE tutoring program.

To say that the past year has been a whirlwind for Audry Spencer may be an understatement. “I’ve received a lot of blessings lately,” she said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley.

The "God Is Love" message painted in large white letters on Kenneth Bertrand's barn has "given a lot of pleasure to a lot of people."

The Rotary Club of Crowley held its weekly meeting Tuesday. Program organizer Carolyn Barousse, third from left, welcomed Audry Spencer, second from left; Loretta Broussard, far left; and Betty Gums, far right; to the meeting Tuesday to talk about the ETCFE tutoring program.

New Crowley royalty crowned

Chosen Saturday night as the new royalty to represent the City of Crowley were, from left, 2014 Junior Miss Crowley Jessica Lutisha Clayton, 2014 Miss Crowley Julian Rene Devillier and 2014 Teen Miss Crowley Victoria Marie Callahan.

There was an abundance of beauty, glitz and glamour in the Rice Capital of America last night as the 2014 Miss Crowley Pageants were held at the Grand Opera House of the South.

2014 Miss Rayne Pageant nears, orientation planned

MISS RAYNE PREPARATIONS - Miss Rayne Chairperson Suzette Leonards, standing, and the reigning Miss Rayne Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, seated, are in the middle of making plans for the upcoming 2014 Miss Rayne Pageant on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Rayne Civic Center. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

 

Work lies ahead for Rotarians in new club year

Rotary Club of Crowley members listen intently as Peggy Sandidge discusses her subcommittee’s ongoing projects, which includes Miss Helen’s Soup Kitchen, the Welcome House and, now, the school supply drive.

Heads of Rotary Club of Crowley committees and subcommittees reported on the 2013-14 club year’s success before taking a look forward into 2014-15.

Driving big rigs a dangerous job

Workers clean up the site of an 18 wheeler accident near Shreveport last year. There have been three accidents involving 18 wheelers in the Acadiana area during the past week.

Last week’s head-on collision between two 18-wheelers was as rare as it was violent.

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Sports

Crowley High freshman Donald Francis brings down a St. Louis running back last week during the Gents’ scrimmage against the Saints in Lake Charles.

CROWLEY – Area prep football fans got a small taste of what is in store for their local teams last week when each of the five Acadia Parish teams participated in their annual scrimmages.

Lifestyle

BRIDAL SHOWER HONOREE - Hosting a bridal shower held in honor of Anna Rebecca LeBlanc, bride-elect of Rabis Nickson, were, seated from left, Norma LeBlanc, honoree’s mother, and Anna LeBlanc, honoree; standing, hosts sisters Karen Minix, Kaisha LeBlanc, Kaylin LeBlanc, Catina LeBlanc and Jana Grant.

 

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley for Ernest Edward LeLeu, 86, who died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. at noon in Baker.

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