State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40 – Acadia Parish’s young professionals group – recapping the latest legislative session.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet has been doing this for eight years now, but this year was probably the worst. “It was probably the most grueling and horrible session I have ever been in,” he said.

Windows were blown out their pane at Shetler-Corley.

Thursday evening saw a weather system moved into the area and caused extensive damage to a few businesses in the city of Crowley. Particularly, the 1600 block of North Parkerson Avenue saw a brunt of the damage with signs being dismantled and window panes blown completely out.

Built in 1929 to replace the first wood frame structure, the brick and mortar Presbyterian church that many have always known to stand at 321 E. Fourth St. in Crowley is as much part of First Presbyterian Church’s rich 125-year history as the people who helped build it.

When members of the First Presbyterian Church congregation began worshipping together in Crowley in 1890, they could only hope their flock would grow and continue worshipping for many years to come.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40 – Acadia Parish’s young professionals group – recapping the latest legislative session.

Windows were blown out their pane at Shetler-Corley.

Built in 1929 to replace the first wood frame structure, the brick and mortar Presbyterian church that many have always known to stand at 321 E. Fourth St. in Crowley is as much part of First Presbyterian Church’s rich 125-year history as the people who helped build it.

Food sale fundraisers addressed

Crowley High School teacher Frederick Arceneaux, addressed the Crowley City Council Tuesday night in front of a standing room only crowd. Most of the people in attendance were on hand to get a clarification on the laws regarding fundraising activities involving food sales.

A standing room crowd filled the Crowley City Council meeting Tuesday night as the city’s governing body discussed the ordinance regarding food fundraisers by local organizations.

No action on parish noise ordinance

A potentially explosive issue was quietly diffused during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury.
A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to learn exactly what the jurors were going to do with the parish noise ordinance, which, as was pointed out during committee meetings a week earlier, failed to properly define a “recognized subdivision” due to a clerical error made when the original ordinance was amended in 2006.

Through tragedy, ‘Christian’s Legacy’ was born

Rotary Club of Crowley Program Organizer Georgie Petitjean, far left, and President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, welcomed, from left, Hans and Jenn Nelson (holding a photo of the late Christian Nelson) Tuesday. The Nelsons created Christian’s Legacy, to promote organ donation following their son’s death and subsequent donation process.

Two years ago Hans and Jenn Nelson received the worst news a parent can think of receiving, their son, Christian, 19 at the time, had been brought

Hospital unveils expansion plans

LEFT: David Callecod, president & CEO of Lafayette General Health, welcomes guests to the inaugural Acadia General Hospital Gala Friday night at the Grand Opera House.
RIGHT: Zack Landry, associate administrator at Acadia General Hospital, outlines plans for the construction of a new emergency room at the Crowley hospital during the inaugural AGH Gala Friday night at the Grand Opera House.

Plans for the construction of a new emergency room and other improvements highlighted the inaugural Acadia General Hospital Gala Friday night at t

From dream to reality

LEFT: Chamber of Commerce Chairman Kerry Gibson announces that Audry Spencer will be named Humanitarian of the Year at the Chamber’s banquet on May 14.
RIGHT: Audry Spencer hugs Robert Cook of Sterling Automotive Group after his company donated a van to the Empowering the Community for Excellence for Learning Center. Spencer had been seeking a van to pick up underprivileged children to bring to her tutorial center.

Audry Spencer surely knew upon waking up Friday morning that it was going to be a good day.

Bruce opens Levy Park series

LEFT: Sean Bruce plays to an appreciative crowd Wednesday evening during Greetings from Levy Park’s first show of the year.
RIGHT: Local artist Brandon Faulk was at Levy Park for Wednesday’s event working on one of his pieces. Faulk also painted a guitar which will be given to the winner of a raffle at the final show of Greetings series. It will be autographed by all four of the event’s performers.
(Photos by Jeannine LeJeune)

When the organizers of Greetings from Levy Park initially announced their plans last year, some thought that the idea was for Crowley to emulate an

Children’s Movie series continues at library

With the weather forecast to be rainy and downright yucky this coming weekend, Saturday will be the perfect time to visit the Crowley library and enjoy the monthly Saturday Morning Children’s Movie.
This Saturday (April 11), “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” will be shown beginning at 10 a.m. The movie is the third installment of the Night at the Museum series.

Opening the dialogue on long term placement

From left, Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, thanks Angelique Credeur (guest speaker) and Rotarian Bertha Mire (program organizer) for Tuesday’s program on long-term and short-term admissions to nursing homes.

There may not be a more difficult and/or awkward conversation to have with a loved one as the one that concerns nursing homes.
Often times, that conversation comes late in the game, when a loved has started changing as a person or has been admitted to a hospital and the need for long-term care has become obvious.
It’s perhaps what makes the discussion so difficult as the needs now outweigh the particular wants of the individual in question.

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CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners (Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire) and hosted the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at the ponds located on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire at 8450 Roberts Cove Road (Hwy. 98). Category winners and hosts included, seated from left, Isabella Reiners and Isabella Trahan (0-5 years), Jace Freeman and Drake Bellard (6-8 years); standing front row, Lions Club member Craig Houston, Mackenzie Olinger and William Guidry (9-12 years), Nolan Olinger and Luke Guidry (13-15 years), and City of Rayne Chairman Suzette Leonards; back row, ASL member Joe Guidry, Mayor Chuck Roichaux, and ASL members Charles Trahan and Dee DeRouren. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire, to host the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at

Lifestyle

Colter Allen Wilson and Jennifer Ann LeJeune

Jennifer Ann LeJeune and Colter Allen Wilson, both of Iota, have announced that they are engaged and committed to be wed on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 8, at Bethel Church in Jennings.

Obituaries

Emma Lee Sanches, born Dec. 14, 1921, passed away July 28, 2015. She was the daughter of Gaston and Beatrice LeBlanc; wife of Joe; and mother of Gail, Chip, David and Jeff.

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