State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40 – Acadia Parish’s young professionals group – recapping the latest legislative session.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet has been doing this for eight years now, but this year was probably the worst. “It was probably the most grueling and horrible session I have ever been in,” he said.

Windows were blown out their pane at Shetler-Corley.

Thursday evening saw a weather system moved into the area and caused extensive damage to a few businesses in the city of Crowley. Particularly, the 1600 block of North Parkerson Avenue saw a brunt of the damage with signs being dismantled and window panes blown completely out.

Built in 1929 to replace the first wood frame structure, the brick and mortar Presbyterian church that many have always known to stand at 321 E. Fourth St. in Crowley is as much part of First Presbyterian Church’s rich 125-year history as the people who helped build it.

When members of the First Presbyterian Church congregation began worshipping together in Crowley in 1890, they could only hope their flock would grow and continue worshipping for many years to come.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40 – Acadia Parish’s young professionals group – recapping the latest legislative session.

Windows were blown out their pane at Shetler-Corley.

Built in 1929 to replace the first wood frame structure, the brick and mortar Presbyterian church that many have always known to stand at 321 E. Fourth St. in Crowley is as much part of First Presbyterian Church’s rich 125-year history as the people who helped build it.

City’s budget to include raises

Looking at the city of Crowley’s budget for the new fiscal year, there is not much difference than this past year’s, except for one thing civil servants have been in search of for months: a raise.
There is a 4 percent raise for all current full-time employees except for the police, who will receive a 6 percent increase if the budget is ultimately adopted.

Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is nationwide right

In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable.
However, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said not to expect same-sex marriages any time soon in Louisiana.

Rotarians celebrate year, install officers

Far left, Dr. Ezora Proctor, a Crowley Rotarian who served as Rotary International District 6200 Governor during the past year, installed the new officers for the Rotary Club of Crowley’s 2015-16 year. New officers include from left, Pat Miers, president; Tracy Young, president-elect; Susan Comeaux, secretary; Debbie Spallino, treasurer; and Suzy Webb, Michael Doughty, Peggy Sandidge and Kirk Schexnider, members of the board of directors.

After a year of projects and a district conference, you would have thought the Rotary Club of Crowley would have opted for an easy banquet Wednesday night.
That wasn’t the case. With the backdrop of the Grand Opera House, Rotarians welcomed music from Trevin Trahan during its cocktail social prior to the banquet and were eager to enjoy the night with flair.

Students honored during Armstrong Middle program

STUDENT OF THE YEAR - Taylen Daigle was awarded a special trophy during the 2014-2015 end of the school year awards program at Armstrong Middle School by AMS Principal Marshall Thibodeaux as she is commended as the “Student of the Year.” (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Students were honored during the 2014-2015 end of the school year awards program at Armstrong Middle School.

Duson Council discusses costs, possible trash removal fees

CITIZEN AWARDS: Duson Police Chief Kip Judice, left, presented Outstanding Citizen Awards to three young Duson girls during the June town council meeting. Kevia Basile, Ashley Lewis and Taylor Brown were recognized for providing a license plate number and description of a 38-year-old man who attempted to entice a young girl into his truck. The information led to the man’s arrest. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

“We have to do something,” remarked Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux about removal of large amounts of tree branches and excessive trash from curbside

Texas church teams put faith into action in Acadia

youth and adults from around the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church devoted last week undertaking projects to assist Acadia Parish residents. Here, a handicap ramp is being installed.

Rayne, Crowley and Jennings residents have been the benefactors the past week of a “Living Center” composed by 130 young people and adults from th

Tim Prevost named 2015 Lion of the Year

TIM PREVOST, right, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation banquet held Thursday, June 18, at the Legion Home. Making the presentation was John Quebodeaux, committee chairman, left. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Tim Prevost, outgoing president of the Rayne Lions Club, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation

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Sports

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners (Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire) and hosted the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at the ponds located on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire at 8450 Roberts Cove Road (Hwy. 98). Category winners and hosts included, seated from left, Isabella Reiners and Isabella Trahan (0-5 years), Jace Freeman and Drake Bellard (6-8 years); standing front row, Lions Club member Craig Houston, Mackenzie Olinger and William Guidry (9-12 years), Nolan Olinger and Luke Guidry (13-15 years), and City of Rayne Chairman Suzette Leonards; back row, ASL member Joe Guidry, Mayor Chuck Roichaux, and ASL members Charles Trahan and Dee DeRouren. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The City of Rayne was again joined by community partners Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club and Maison d’Memoire, to host the 2015 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 11, at

Lifestyle

Colter Allen Wilson and Jennifer Ann LeJeune

Jennifer Ann LeJeune and Colter Allen Wilson, both of Iota, have announced that they are engaged and committed to be wed on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 8, at Bethel Church in Jennings.

Obituaries

Emma Lee Sanches, born Dec. 14, 1921, passed away July 28, 2015. She was the daughter of Gaston and Beatrice LeBlanc; wife of Joe; and mother of Gail, Chip, David and Jeff.

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