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.

Newly-sworn in Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson discusses the outlook for the sheriff’s office with the Rotary Club of Crowley. He discussed some of the changes he has and will make in his first term of office as well as some of the successes he looks to build upon in the future.

There are only a few more days until the term of KP Gibson as Acadia Parish sheriff begins. And that has the man who was sworn in last week excited.
Crowley Alderwoman Dr. Ezora Proctor was one of eight people honored by the publication “Acadiana LifeStyle” as being a “Woman Making a Difference.” The publication stated that those who were honored were a “potpourri of humanitarians, philanthropists, movers and shakers.”

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)

Newly-sworn in Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson discusses the outlook for the sheriff’s office with the Rotary Club of Crowley. He discussed some of the changes he has and will make in his first term of office as well as some of the successes he looks to build upon in the future.

Post 77 plans Legion events, programs

Events were planned during Tuesday’s meeting of American Legion’s Arceneaux Post 77 for the month of December by Commander David Simon.
Nominations for the upcoming Fire Fighter, Law Enforcement Officer, and Educator of the Year are presently being distributed for awards.

Feast of St. Nicholas tradition observed in Roberts Cove

FEAST DAY CELEBRATION: St. Nicholas, portrayed by Jason Zaunbrecher, and his helpers, Black Peter, portrayed by Andrew Habetz, and Santa Claus, portrayed by Mickey Morgan, continued a Roberts Cove tradition of visiting parishioners of St. Leo IV Church on Sunday, Dec. 6. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

For parishioners of St. Leo IV Catholic Church in Roberts Cove, the tradition of celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas was held Sunday, Dec. 6, the actual feast day of St. Nicholas. On that day, the young and not so young eagerly awaited the arrive of St. Nicholas, his helper and companion Black Peter and Santa Claus.

Christmas Parade set to roll Dec. 12 in Duson

Barbara Falcon Breaux
Duson Parade Grand Marshal

DUSON - The Duson welcoming committee is proud to announce that Santa will be in Duson on Saturday, Dec. 12, for the 2015 Annual Duson Christmas Parade.
The parade will begin at 12 noon and will travel down A Street from Toby Mouton Road to First Street, then onto South Richfield back to Toby Mouton Road where the parade ends at the Town Hall.

KC street drive set in Rayne

The Knights of Columbus, Council 1897 of Rayne, will once again coordinate a street drive to benefit Daily Manna Christian Service Center.

BVFD sets food drive on Dec. 11

The Branch Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its seventh annual food drive and pictures with Santa Claus and Sparky on Friday, Dec.

A & O 21st Century Club presents Beautillion

BEAUTILLION COURT INTRODUCED - Members of the 2015 Beautillion Court, including the Beaus and their escorts, introduced during the 19th Annual Beautillion presented by the A & O 21st Century Club of Rayne were, seated from left, escorts Kierra Kemper, Diajh Young, Jalaysia Hebert, Tajane Butler, Shantirra Ceasar, Natasha Roberts and Shandra Jolivette; standing, Beaus Joshua LaBostrie, Jayson Thomas, Jacqco Price, Malik Butler, Notorrious McClelland, Don ‘Dre Wheeler and Dillon Charlot.

The A & O 21st Century Club, Inc. staged its 19th Annual Beautillion on Saturday, Nov.

RHS school-wide fundraiser planned

Rayne High School students, faculty and staff are sponsoring a fundraiser benefitting two school programs, Rayne Alive!

Smile, you may be on PJ camera

Next time you go to a meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury, be sure to smile — you may be on camera.

Police Jury adopts $31.5M budget

It took a little bit of last-minute maneuvering of funds, but the Acadia Parish Police Jury adopted a balanced budget for fiscal 2016 during its fi

Cradeur sworn in as City Clerk

City Attorney Tom Regan swears in Erin Cradeur as Crowley’s City Clerk. Cradeur replaces longtime City Clerk Judy Istre.

The Crowley City Council met Tuesday night for their final meeting of 2015.

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Sports

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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