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)

Trosclair earns national honor

Irma Trosclair
Principal
South Crowley Elementary

The turnaround at South Crowley in the past few years is getting another national honor, this time, with Principal Irma Trosclair being named one of seven national winners of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.

Crime Stoppers: Police seeking information in trailer theft

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.
The Crowley Police Department is investigating the theft of a black 10-foot utility trailer that occurred in the 300 block of West Walnut Street on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1. The trailer has a rear drop gate and a bent tongue jack.

Still time to see the Acadia Players’ ‘Salem’s Daughter’

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Type Cast members in the Acadia Players’ current production, “Salem’s Daughter,” include, seated from left, Lily Mire (Jennie), Amanda Caldwell (Jennifer), Ashley Turner (Dottie), Hannah Thibodeaux (Marci), Maddie Fulton (Toni); standing, Zack Thibodeaux (Corey), Louis Mire (Mike), Olivia Doucet (Sarah Brooks, Sarah, Detective Brent), Brock Credeur (Sam) and Lauren Babineaux (Heather).

The Acadia Players took the stage this weekend with their autumn production of “Salem’s Daughter,” a chilling tale of suspense that looks at socia

Unofficial results: New sheriff, police jurors voted in

There is finality in the race for Acadia Parish Sheriff.
After months of a hard-fought election, Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson will have a new job in July 2016 when he becomes sheriff.
Gibson carried about 55 percent of the vote over opponents Keith Latiola (40 percent) and Brian Richard (5 percent).

Committee learns of Telemed, receives reports

School board members, from left, David Lalande, Doug LaCombe, Superintendent John Bourque, John Suire and Gene Daigle, along with Milton Simar and Delo Hebert, not pictured, discuss the idea of Telemed use in two parish schools.

Acadia General Hospital may have a way to solve part of two problems with one solution: Telemed.
Currently awaiting news on a grant to fund a pilot program in Acadia Parish, the hospital looks to alleviate some of the stress on its emergency room while helping school attendance simultaneously through the program using the Telemed technology.

Wright briefs Rotarians on general principles of Islam

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, right, thanks Rotarian Lee Wright, left, for his informative program Tuesday.

When Rotarian Lee Wright was thrown the task of organizing the club’s program a couple of weeks ago, it put him in a tight spot.
His original speaker was set to visit the club in November, but Wright was rescheduled and his speaker could not. So, it fell to Wright to pull something out of his “bag of tricks,” which, if anything, includes plenty of informative military briefings sure to educate the local membership of the global organization.
Wright decided to present an informative program on what has become the world’s fastest growing religion: Islam. Current statistics show the religion is expected to rival Christianity by 2050.

Sisters of A&O plan Pink March/Family Fun Day

STREET DRIVE: Members of the Sisters of A&O conducted a Oct. 2-3 street drive in support of their fourth annual “Rayne in Pink” breast cancer awareness march and fun day this weekend on Saturday, October 24. Pictured, from left, are Demetrica Simmons, Gwen Mouton, Kirsten Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, Laressa Reed, Cutrina Jolivette, and Sadie Wheeler. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Sisters of A&O 21st Century Club would like to announce their 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink,” a breast cancer awareness march and fun day. The public event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, for the general public.
The morning activities will begin that morning at the Depot Square where a prayer and balloon release will be held, followed by the 10 a.m. March that will end at the Green Room of the Civic Center Complex where the Fun Day events will begin at 11 a.m.

‘Healin’ Song’ recorded to help Acadiana (VIDEO)

AMONG HEALIN’ SONG CONTRIBUTORS - Joining Jo-El Sonnier during the recording of “Healin’ Song” were 17 of Acadiana’s best and brightest Cajun and Zydeco musicians and vocalists. Among those participating were, from left, Michael Doucet, Beau Thomas, Jo-El Sonnier and Joel Savoy.

A press conference was held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Acadiana Community Foundation at River Ranch in Lafayette by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne who announced the release of a song and video by Rayne native Jo-El Sonnier, “The Healin’ Song.”
Sonnier wrote and recorded the moving song following the 9/11 tragedies that shock the nation in 2001. But, has never performed it on stage -- until now.

UPDATE: Breaux has been arrested

According to Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson, Johnathan Breaux Jr., one of two men wanted in connection with Sunday's shooting, has been taken in

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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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