(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Moments of coming together have always been the bright spot of national tragedies. Most recently, and locally, it can be seen in “Lafayette Strong” following the shooting last month at The Grand 16 Theatre on Johnson Street.
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.

(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Gas Rupture During Rayne Road Work

An unknown gas line was ruptured just after noon on Wednesday while workers were busy preparing the road bed for the re-surfacing of American Legio

Broussard speaks of good Rotary Foundation does

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, left, also served as program organizer Tuesday and invited Past Rotary International District 6200 Gov. Linwood Broussard to speak on the Rotary Foundation.

Past Rotary International District 6200 Gov. Linwood Broussard isn’t the guy to speak on the facts of the basics of the Rotary Foundation.

Opera House gearing up for 8th season

Program organizer Amy Thibodeaux, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, right, were both excited to welcome back Grand Opera House Director Kim Gattle to speak on the upcoming season.

For seven seasons, the Grand Opera House has worked to bring great talent to Crowley and improve upon the previous season.
Kim Gattle, director, believes the Opera House is set to do so once again this season, their eighth, which begins in September.

Rayne Rotary Holds Installation Banquet, Members Awarded

STEVE BANDY, right, received the Service Above Self Award from Kyle Broussard during the Rayne Rotary Club’s installation banquet June 25. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

The 2015 recipient of the Rayne Rotarian of the Year Award, Natasha Domagalski, was out of state when she was recognized during the annual officers

Charles Habetz given Bishop’s Medal of Honor

CHARLES HABETZ, center, was presented the Bishop’s Medal and Certificate awarded by Bishop Michael Jarrell by Father Paul Broussard, right, during Mass on Father’s Day. He was joined by his wife, Kay Link Habetz.

Charles Hebetz attended Mass on Father’s Day at St.

Several Acadia winners at 4-H U

Acadia 4-H members Eric LaCombe, Maddie Ardoin, Macie Breaux, Merideth Raspberry and Kathryn LeBlanc came home as state winners from 4-H University.
This was a jubilant accomplishment for Acadia Parish 4-H. The four day LSU AgCenter event, held on the LSU campus recently was packed with competitions, workshops, and socializing with 1,515 4-H’ers from across the state.

Area’s first same-sex wedding conducted in Opelousas

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Claudette Olivier
George White, 84, and John Arabie, 65, of Eunice were married by Acadia Parish Ward 2 Precinct C Justice of the Peace John Wayne Doucet at the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Office in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday. White and Arabie are the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish. The two have been together for 45 years.

BY CLAUDETTE OLIVIER, LSN STAFF WRITER

Let’s talk hybrids

Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

At the opening of the 106th annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Station, there were droves of farmers and industry personnel on hand to learn all they could about the latest advances in rice from researchers and commissioners, professors and more.
And they kept coming as even the weather cooperated for the field tours this year.

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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.

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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