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.

Miss Rayne Pageant set, contestants sought

Young ladies interested in competing for Miss Rayne 2015 are being invited to attend an orientation at Rayne City Hall in the Council Chambers, 801

RHS band student tours with La. Stars Drum/Bugle

Rayne High’s Nick Arnaud prior to one of many performances this summer with the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corp.

Most high school students look forward to summer break to sleep in, family vacations, and just taking it easy as they prepare for the coming school

Local WOW Chapter Donates US Flags

WOW DONATES AMERICAN FLAGS - The local lodge of the Woodmen of the World (WOW) presented Mire Elementary School with a donation of several U.S.

Miss Rayne Pageant Plans Continue

MISS RAYNE PAGEANT PLANS - Miss Rayne Director Suzette Leonards, left, and the reigning Miss Rayne Madison Vidal, right, continue plans for the upc

A&O, Sisters host back to school events/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 2015 Back to School Event and Family Fun Day were, seated, Sisters of A & O members Cutina Jolivette, Gwendolyn Mouton, Anna Mae Randall, Rose Mouton, Danielle Reed, Marjorie Baptiste, Dee De Simmons, Kristen Jolivette, Larissa Arceneaux, Nicole Anderson; second row, Brian Mouton, Ezzie Charles, Lester Washington, Wallace Young, Reggie Mouton, Alex Guidry, Chris Duhon, Jeremy Thomas, Cleveland Guidry, William Board; top row, Phil Woods, Devico Charles, Tim Mayfield, Toby Chevis, Dwayne Smith and Jessie White. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The 13th Annual City-Wide Back to School Event and Family Fun Day. was held Sunday, Aug.

2015 Festival poster unveiled

Members of the International Rice Festival Board gathered at the Rice Palace Tuesday night for the unveiling of the official 2015 festival poster which was painted by Tony Bernard. Front row from left, Roxie Viator, Patty Simon, Elisabeth Leleux and Troy Perry. Standing are Kevin Spell, Jay Suire, Jody Viator, Chad Monceaux, 2014 Queen Ali Hoffpauir, Connie Nutt and Stella Morgan. (Submitted Photo)

On Tuesday evening at the Rice Palace in Crowley, the people that annually put on Crowley’s biggest show gathered for the unveiling of the official

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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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