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.

Local officer’s act of kindness goes viral

Officer David Taylor carries a lost boy back to the Crowley Police Department during the Rice Festival. This picture is rapidly spreading on social media, with hundreds of Facebook shares as of Monday.

A picture of Crowley Police Officer David Taylor carrying a lost child from the festival grounds back to the Crowley Police Department is beginning to pick up steam on social media.

Camille Quebodeaux crowned new Rice Queen

Camille Elise Quebodeaux, daughter of Racquel and Kevin Quebodeaux, was crowned the 79th International Rice Festival Queen Saturday morning. Quebodeaux represented the Creole Farmers Market/Ms. St. Martin.

The weather could not have been more beautiful Saturday morning when seven young women took the stage for the 79th International Rice Festival Quee

Rice and Creole Cookery Winners announced

Randy Jemison of the USA Rice Federation, far left, and Letha Vincent, IRF Rice and Creole Cookery Contest chairmen, far right, were on hand to pre

Navarre, Hensgens named Junior Rice royalty Friday

It was a tough decision, but, from left, Emmy Navarre and Charlie Hensgens were eventually chosen Friday as the 79th International Rice Festival’s Junior Rice Queen and King. Navarre is a second grader at South Crowley Elementary and Hensgens is a first grader at St. Michael School.

It certainly was not the easiest of tasks, but after morning interviews and waves to the crowd and judges alike, junior royalty for the Internation

Welcome to our party

While the vendors, work crews and festival officials are busy worrying about putting the finishing touches on the festival grounds for the 79th Int

DU Membership Banquet slated

The 2015 Annual Ducks Unlimited Membership Banquet for the Church Point-Rayne Chapter will be held Tuesday, Oct.

Sign unveiled for Cpl. Matthew Richard Highway

Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, stands beside one of the signs that will officially designate a portion of the Iota Highway (Louisiana Highway 91) as Corporal Matthew Thomas Richard Memorial Highway. The sign was officially unveiled Tuesday.

Along the winding curves of the Iota Highway, south of Iota’s town limits, family, friends, local dignitaries, police officers and more gathered ar

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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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