Through the courtesy and service of the American Red Cross, a shelter has been set up at the International Rice Festival Building for those displaced by the flooding in Crowley.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has announced that a curfew is imposed tonight for the affected areas of the City of Crowley.
During a morning meeting at state Rep. Jack Montoucet’s office, a group of area leaders, first responders and public officials gathered to address the weekend storm’s aftermath and how to best help parish residents.

High winds, rain batter Acadia

Workers repair a downed electrical pole at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.

A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain passed through Acadia Parish early Sunday morning leaving several downed trees, many

Acadia General Hospital 2016 Gala raises $132,000

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AGH Physicians – “The Healers & Hero’s” – in attendance at the April 15 gala event held at the Grand Opera House were, from left, Dr. Ron Menard, Dr. Mark Dawson, Dr. Dwayne Bergeaux, Dr. Max Trahan, Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, Dr. Pam Darr, Dr. Carl Richard, Dr. Ro Risa Reina, Dr. John Gonzalez, Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Nancy Walker, Dr. Michelle Owens, Dr. Ghayas Qureshi and Dr. James “Jimmy” Oglesby.

More than 350 supporters attended Acadia General Hospital’s 2016 Gala held at the Grand Opera House in Crowley on Friday, April 15.

Growing Acadia General

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler blames the 10 pounds he’s gained in the past two months on his new home in southwest Louisiana.

4-H’ers learn about co-ops at conference

Adelle Arceneaux, recently recognized as Crowley High School’s Outstanding Member, was one of two to win an interview process that allows she and the other to travel to Tennessee for an educational trip and a return trip on scholarship to the co-op conference next year as a youth ambassador.

Learning about cooperatives and their importance to rural communities was the focus of the 2016 Co-op Leadership Conference at Grant Walker 4-H Edu

Church Point area prepping for capital outlay projects

Superintendent John Bourque presents a plan for capital outlay projects in Church Point School District No. 6, which recently approved a new 10 mills tax for a period of 10 years.

The passage of the new tax in the Church Point area in March must have felt like Christmas to those who have wanted to build in the area.

Final ‘Greetings’ to feature Sweet Crude

Unlike last year, when the weather played such a dominant factor, this year’s Greetings from Levy Park has been a success both musically and financ

The sweetest of changes

From left, Mary Baker and Rhonda Simon share a laugh as they work on decorating many treats, including old favorites and new ones at Ruddock’s Bakery.

There’s something awfully familiar about those Ruddock’s Bakery donuts these days.
A blast from the past, really.

Libby is Business Person of the Year

Lawrence Libby

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Lawrence A. Libby Jr. has been named the Crowley Chamber’s Business Person of the Year for 2016.

Social media touted

Destin Ortego, project coordinator for Opportunity Machine, a business acceleration and incubation center, explains the use of social media to a number of local and area business people Thursday morning at The Green Room in Rayne. The presentation was sponsored by Acadia General Hospital and hosted by OneAcadia.

Facebook can be more than a site on which to follow what your friends are having for lunch, or what your kids, and/or grandkids, are up to these days.

1 arrested in shooting

Raymond L. Celestine IV

A shooting in the Church Point area has left one man dead and a suspect arrested, according to a news release by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office

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Sports

WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

Lifestyle

Paul Major Gagliano

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Major Gagliano of Fort Polk are announcing the birth of a son, Paul Major Gagliano, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for Robert “Tody Boy” Perry, 89, who passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.

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