Jimmy Broussard was still getting acclimated to his new office Tuesday morning. Broussard will be sworn in as Crowley’s Chief of Police today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Crowley City Court building.

Jimmy Broussard has worn many hats in the city of Crowley over the years; reverend of the First Presbyterian Church of Crowley, former president of the Acadia Players and, the one that gave him the desire to pursue the position he is being sworn into today, former Crowley Police Officer.

From left, orthopedic surgeon Paul Novakovich, M.D., and neurologist Damon Patterson, M.D.

Lafayette General Health is expanding medical services in Crowley by bringing in two experienced specialists to offer clinical services.

Memories of Paco’s - : Favorite memories of Paco’s Café was heard during a “history field trip” sponsored Saturday morning by local historial Tony Olinger. The event was held in the original Paco’s Café building in the 200 block of South Adams Avenue in Rayne and featured strong coffee and a “Closest to Paco’s Biscuit” contest, won by Paco’s grandson and namesake, Louis Borne, left, presented an etched rolling pin by Olinger, right. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Gone was the long counter and the strong smell of coffee brewing on the stove, but the temporary “re-opening” of Paco’s Saturday morning was a memorable event for many.

Jimmy Broussard was still getting acclimated to his new office Tuesday morning. Broussard will be sworn in as Crowley’s Chief of Police today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Crowley City Court building.

From left, orthopedic surgeon Paul Novakovich, M.D., and neurologist Damon Patterson, M.D.

Memories of Paco’s - : Favorite memories of Paco’s Café was heard during a “history field trip” sponsored Saturday morning by local historial Tony Olinger. The event was held in the original Paco’s Café building in the 200 block of South Adams Avenue in Rayne and featured strong coffee and a “Closest to Paco’s Biscuit” contest, won by Paco’s grandson and namesake, Louis Borne, left, presented an etched rolling pin by Olinger, right. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Funeral home investigated

Authorities are investigating allegations of fraud at Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley.

Chief candidates square off - Part 2

The Historic Rice Theatre was the setting on Wednesday for a second consecutive night of political forums featuring candidates for the office of police chief.

Chief candidates square off - Part 1

Chief of Police candidates, seated from left, Jimmy Broussard, Scott Fogleman and Berton Gauthreaux, listen as Sheral Garrick addresses those at the West Crowley Candidate Forum Tuesday night. Standing behind Garrick is Alderwoman Ezora Proctor, organizer of the West Crowley Political Candidate Forum.

Three of the four candidates in the upcoming Crowley Chief of Police election were on hand at the Martin Luther King Center for the first of two consecutive nights of political forums in which they were able to introduce themselves and their ideas to those in attendance.

PSC rejects Cleco sale by 3-2 vote

The Louisiana Public Service Commission Wednesday rejected a $4.9 billion bid by a consortium of international investors to buy Cleco Power LLC.

New State Standards focus for committee

Among the few items in the Acadia Parish School Board’s committee meetings Monday night was a quick run-through of the proposed Louisiana State Standards that will be voted on by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education next week.

Rotary talks about Welcome House during Homeless Awareness Week

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far left, thanked all parties involved in Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley which focused on Homeless Awareness Week and The Welcome House. Participating Tuesday were, from left, Joe Freeland, program organizer and co-speaker; Jeannine LeJeune, vocational speaker; and Mary Zaunbrecher, program co-speaker.

Without fanfare, an awareness week is being observed throughout the area by those who live with the plight of homelessness.

Junior, senior courts honored at Sweetheart Ball

Junior Court young ladies and gentlemen for the 2016 Annual Sweetheart Ball are presented by ladies of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rayne Civic Center.

The 2016 Beta Sigma Phi Annual Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rayne Civic Center by the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters.

Post 77 February Legion meeting held

The short agenda for the February meeting of Arceneaux Post 77, American Legion, held Tuesday was breezed through as noted by Commander David Simon

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TOURNAMENT CHAMPS - The Rayne 8U (Pinto Girls) All-Stars played in the their Pony Sectional Tournament over the weekend (June 24-26) in Ville Platte where they placed first by beating Ville Platte All-Stars in the championship. Team members are: (bottom row) Lanie Marks, Eva Myer, Tatum Hill, Saylr Mouton, Audrey Mahaffey, Analiese Guidry, and Tylee Alleman (middle row) Hayden Cary, Cate Guidry, Ashlyn Habetz, Ashley Little, Audra Savoy, Ahni Dailey, and Alyssa Bertrand (top row) coaches Wesley Guidry, Mark Alleman, Charlie Bach and Amy Marks.

The 2016 all-star season continued over the weekend with softball and baseball teams representing the Rayne Recreation in area tournaments.

Lifestyle

Joey Wynn - HIlary Villien

Mr. Gary and Mrs. Vanessa Villien of Maurice are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Anne Villien, to Joey Bascom Wynn, son of Mr. William and Mrs.

Obituaries

Claudia “Miss Lou” Thibodeaux

RAYNE - Funeral services were held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m.

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