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.

Judge Genovese talks Louisiana’s court system

Judge James T. Genoves of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, center, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. He spoke on the state’s court system. Greeting him were program organizer Judge M’Elise Trahan, left, and President Pat Miers.

Let’s put one thing to rest, Judge James T. Genovese doesn’t care for judicial activism.

Back to school time ... times five

SENIOR YEAR TIMES FIVE - Preparing for their senior year at Rayne High School are the Doucet quintuplets, from bottom to top, Harley, Hailey, Hunter, Haven and Hannah. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

With the start of the new school year just days away, parents from kindergarten to seniors are busy purchasing back-to-school supplies, some more t

A&O, Sisters plan back to school events

The A & O 21st Century Club, Inc., along with support from the Sisters of A & O and 6th Man Sports, will again host the annual Back to Scho

2015 Miss Rayne Pageant set Sept. 26, contestants sought

Madison Vidal, reigning 2014 Miss Rayne

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

Lawn equipment theft from SLCC under investigation

The Crowley Police Department is investigating the felony theft of a yellow 60 inch Hustler Super Z Zero Turn mower and two Kee push mowers stolen during the early morning hours of July 24, from Southwest Louisiana Community College (SLCC), located at 1933 W. Hutchinson Ave. An abandoned trailer that was stolen that same morning from the Crowley City Barn, located on Jack Mitchell Avenue, was recovered at SLCC.

McDowell talks ‘Leader in Me’ with Rotarians

Leah McDowell, a former Martin Petitjean Elementary student, spoke about the Leader in Me Program to the Rotary Club of Corwley, which has effected her life tremendously. On hand Tuesday were, from left, program organizer John Suire, McDowell, Raven Babineaux, President Pat Miers and special guest Superintendent John Bourque.

It isn't often that someone can send a 9-year-old as a replacement speaker and it works perfectly.
Kim Cummins was at one point scheduled to serve as guest speaker for Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley. When she realized she wouldn’t be able to make it, she called upon not only a girl with great knowledge of the Leader in Me Program, but a program participant.
Leah McDowell has long-since been one of Martin Petitjean Elementary School’s shining examples of the great success the program has created. That’s why she has spoken at educational symposiums with 500 or 1,000 educators sitting, staring and listening to her every word.

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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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