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.

RV DONATION TO VETERANS PARK

Members of the Monaco America RV Club who visited the city May 23-27 during their 2016 visit, presented a donation for the upcoming Veterans Park t

RV DONATION TO DAILY MANNA CENTER

During their recent visit to Rayne, members of the Monaco America RV Club made a donation of needed goods for the Daily Manna Center.

Rice field day June 29 in Crowley

CROWLEY – One of the world’s leading rice geneticists will speak at the annual field day at the LSU AgCenter H.

Ribbon cut for new LEPA plant

RIBBON CUTTING - At the ribbon cutting of the new LEPA electric plant are, from left, Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland, State Rep. Beryl Amedee, Plaquemine Mayor Mary Sue Gulotta, Rayne Mayor Chuck Robichaux, LEPA General Manager Cordell Grand, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, and Al Levron, Terrebonne Parish Manager representing Houma.

MORGAN CITY - The City of Rayne took another step in securing stable electrical rates for its customers for years to come with the formal dedicatio

Opening ceremonies held for Rayne Rec season

OPENING DAY HONOREES - Honored and paid tribute during the opening day ceremonies for the 2016 Rayne Recreation Summer program were, Collin Tate, Madison Leger, Kate Daigle; standing from left, Rayne Recreation Director Dwayne Derise, Tara Richard and Doretta Gaspard of Chance Leger family, 2016 honoree Tammy Guidry, Chasity Mire and Roscoe Guidry of Coby Guidry family; Brent and April Leger of Chance Leger family. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Due to inclement weather, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rayne Recreation Summer Baseball Softball Program was held Saturday, May 7, at Gossen Me

Post 77 hosts annual Memorial Day services

The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who died in war.

RAYNE - In additional to remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting freedom around the world, veterans and Auxiliary member

Vandals sought at Rayne businesses

Toppled frog statue at Gossen Funeral Home was one of many scenes of vandalism that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.

Rayne Police are investigating a rash of vandalism that occurred over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial dedication held in Rayne

PARKWAY DEDICATED: During dedication ceremonies Thursday morning (May 26) at city hall, Louisiana Highway 35 through Rayne was designated as “Veterans Parkway” in honor of all local and area veterans — active, retired and deceased. Veterans on hand for the unveiling of the signage were, from left, Andrus Fontenot, Mike Bourque, Robert Comeaux, James Montgomery and Larry Guidry, who spearheaded the local efforts. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

Ceremonies held Thursday (May 26) officially designated Louisiana Highway 35 through Rayne as Veterans Parkway.

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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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