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)

Celebrating Presbyterian’s history

Singing hymns like “Amazing Grace,” a community choir (comprised mostly of members from Crowley and Welsh’s First Presbyterian churches) delighted the packed First Presbyterian Church of Crowley as part of Sunday’s 125th anniversary celebration service.

As candles flickered against stained glass windows in the afternoon, a packed house of worship helped First Presbyterian Church celebrate 125 years of service.

New laws are in effect

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.
Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40, Acadia Parish’s group of young professionals. He recapped the recent legislative session, touching on the budget and bills of local interest and much more.

Property damaged in severe storm

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.

St. Leo feast day observed

BISHOP GLENN JOHN PREVOST of the Diocese of Lake Charles and a former pastor of St. Leo IV Church was among the religious who participated in the celebration Sunday, July 19, in Roberts Cove marking the feast day of St. Leo IV, patron saint of the congregation. Pictured in front, from left, are Sister Margaret Ohlenforst, Sister Clare Cramer and Sister, Mildred Leonards, while standing, from left, are Father Paul Broussard, the pastor, Joshua LeBlanc, Bishop Provost, Father William Blanda, pastor of St. Peter Church in New Iberia who celebrated the Mass, and Deacon Jay Bergeron of Lafayette. Not pictured is Seminarian Brent Didier, a member of the St. Leo IV parish.

Looking good for 125

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 gr

AG opines in favor of student coverage

After months of confusion, the dust is settling in the student right to privacy laws presented by Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington.

Boys/Girls State held at Northwestern, Rayne’s Alleman attends

PREPARE FOR BOYS STATE TRIP - Rayne’s Evan Alleman, center, joins other Acadia Parish students for their trip to Natchitoches for their participation in the 2015 Boys State program held on the Northwestern State University campus

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Boys and Louisiana Girls State leadership and citizenship programs took place on the campus of Northwestern State Univ

2015 Children’s Fishing Derby winners announced

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

Rotary Club assembles plan for new year

Lily Smith, a senior at Crowley High, recently participated in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) Camp and spoke Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s meeting.

At the beginning of every Rotary year, it’s tasked to the president of the club and its members to formulate a plan to create a successful year.
Tuesday, that was Crowley’s assignment in lieu of a typical meeting.
There was, however, a guest speaker on hand.

Family keepsake goes national

David and Wendy Moore with a copy of their family cookbook "Moore Recipes to Love."

David Moore’s passion for cooking was not handed down from a family of restauranteurs, nor was it from living in an area known for it’s wonderful cuisine.
Quite simply, it was born out of necessity.

Miss Crowley royalty crowned

2015 Junior Miss Crowley Jadyn Devillier, 2015 Miss Crowley Heather Trahan and 2015 Teen Miss Crowley Alyssa Williams

CROWLEY - The Grand Opera House was filled with beauty and glamour Saturday night as it served as the venue for the 2015 Miss, Teen Miss and Junior

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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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