Mike Francis, right, was sworn in as District 4’s Public Service Commissioner by Judge John Trahan, left, Tuesday afternoon at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Holding the Bible for the ceremony is Francis’ wife Sheila Stevens Francis. Francis, a Republican, was elected in November to the position, defeating fellow Republican Reldon Owens and Democrat Mary Werner by garnering 54 percent of the vote.

News

2017 Acadia Parish Farm Bureau Queen Alyssa Nicole Williams

The Acadia Parish Farm Bureau held its annual meeting at its Crowley offices on Sunday, Jan. 8.

A male subject, identified as Corey Cormier, is in stable condition after being the victim in a shooting Sunday morning in the 300 block of Westwood Drive.

A man who had plans to rob a couple of local financial institutions, found that he had “bit off more than he could chew” when he found that the financial institutions were “on his tail.”

Sports

A total of a dozen Wolves were named during 3-4A All-District selections following a most successful 2016 football season.

Rayne High Wrestling Team repeat as Jennings/McCrory/Petitjean Tournament champions.

The Rayne High Wolves repeated as champions of the 2016 Jennings/McCrory/Petitjean Memorial Wrestling Tournament held Saturday, Dec. 3, on the Rayne High campus.

LOOKING FOR AN OPENING - Rayne High’s Tajané Butler (12) looks for an opening during Lady Wolves basketball action for the start of the 2016-2017 basketball season with a 44-28 win over Lafayette Christian Academy. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Both the Wolves and Lady Wolves basketball teams have settled into the 2016-2017 basketball season with both squads seeing improvement as play continues.

Columns

Sitting in an empty committee hearing room in the U.S. Senate in Washington, it struck me: We really are on our own with flood recovery. Three small-business representatives traveled to D.C.

There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory.

Lifestyle

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Kate Bangle, far left, presented a program entitled “Gourds, Gourds, Gourds” at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Attakapas Study Club held at the home of Barbara Lengefeld, far right. Jo-Anne Arnaud and Dot Simon, second and third from left, respectively, served as hostesses for the meeting.

The Attakapas Study Club of Crowley met on Jan. 10 at the home of its president, Barbara Lengefeld.

Jonathan Isaac May and Katelyn Claire Stanford

Byron and Renae Stanford of Iota are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katelyn Claire Stanford of Baton Rouge, to Jonathan Isaac May of Baton Rouge.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque

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