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.

Schexnider talks missions; Vocational Award presented

The Rotary Club of Crowley wrapped up its participation in a zone project, “Rotary Has Heart.” Showing off some of the collected items that will be donated to the Crowley Christian Care Center are, from left, Rotarian Rev. James Proctor, Marilyn Lawson (CCCC) and Rotarians Peggy Sandidge, Mary Zaunbrecher (Crowley club president) and Dr. Ezora Proctor (District 6200 governor).

There was much to be done at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley.

Board recognizes top students

The Acadia Parish School Board opened its February meeting to a packed meeting room. On hand for opening items were many of the Students of the Year. All were recognized at the meeting before enjoying a reception and gift bags in the adjacent building.

As evident by the packed meeting room, it was a night to recognize high-achieving students in the parish at Monday night’s meeting of the Acadia Pa

Kevin Besse earns doctorate

Rayne native Kevin Besse recently received his doctoral degree from the Frances Bolton School of Nursing in Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University.

Rayne businesses invited to Appreciation Night

Rayne businesses that have renewed or purchased a new occupational license in 2015 are invited to attend the Second Annual Rayne Business Appreciat

Get your Girl Scout cookies now

The annual arrival of those delicious Girl Scout Cookies took place Monday, Feb. 23, at The Union Hall.

Rayne High Band presented ‘Instruments A Comin’ award

IN ATTENDANCE FOR AWARD - Special guests in attendance for the presentation of a Instruments A Comin’ Lafayette Award of the Tipitina Foundation, made possible by the Nancy F. Link Foundation worth $60,000 in instruments were, front row, from left, RHS Principal Wendal Prudhomme, RHS Band Director Adrian Alba, Nancy F. Link (Nancy F. Link Foundation), Emily Menard (foundation program manager), and Angela Thompson (Tipitina Foundation); back row, Acadia Parish Superindent John E. Bourque, and School Board member David LaLande. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

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Junior, senior courts honored at Rayne Sweetheart Ball

2015 SWEETHEART BALL JUNIOR COURT MEMBERS - Junior court members introduced during the 2015 Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball were, seated from left, Madison Vidal, Alyssa Simoneaux, Cecily Schexnyder, McKenzie Meche, Kristen Meche, Elizabeth Ledet, Claire Hebert, Sydney Guidry, Allie Gossen, Aline Gossen, Mayci Gonzales, Whitney Fontenot, Jillian Boone and Caroline Bergeron; standing, Nicholas Guidry, Michael Gossen, Troy Breaux, Grant Abshire, Nicholas Dore, Damon Comeaux, Brice Meche, Hunter Keely, Jordan Daigle, Ben Zaunbrecher, Cameron Guidry, Ivy Thibodeaux, Dylan Meche, Matthew Touchette and John Besse. Absent is Kate Broussard. (Photo Courtesy/Colin Burnum Photography)

The 2015 Beta Sigma Phi Annual Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Rayne Civic Center by the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters.

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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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