Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club will host the 80th Annual Miss Crowley Pageant and the 2016 Teen and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Grand Opera House and will include a live performance by Colby Latiolais and Ambush.
The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office released the following information via Nixle alert. Jordy Thibodeaux, described as a white male wearing a black shirt and gray sweat pants with lots of facial hair and possibly barefoot. Thibodeaux is wanted for shooting at a residence in Mermentau.
CROWLEY - Those looking for some good entertainment in Crowley this Saturday night need look no further than the historic Rice Theatre, where the original play “The Funeral” will be performed.

Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

Judge Genovese talks Louisiana’s court system

Judge James T. Genoves of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, center, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. He spoke on the state’s court system. Greeting him were program organizer Judge M’Elise Trahan, left, and President Pat Miers.

Let’s put one thing to rest, Judge James T. Genovese doesn’t care for judicial activism.

APSO makes carnal knowledge arrest

(Photo courtesy of Jades-APSO)

Investigators with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Morse man and charged him with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile followin

Back to school time ... times five

SENIOR YEAR TIMES FIVE - Preparing for their senior year at Rayne High School are the Doucet quintuplets, from bottom to top, Harley, Hailey, Hunter, Haven and Hannah. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

With the start of the new school year just days away, parents from kindergarten to seniors are busy purchasing back-to-school supplies, some more t

A&O, Sisters plan back to school events

The A & O 21st Century Club, Inc., along with support from the Sisters of A & O and 6th Man Sports, will again host the annual Back to Scho

Lawn equipment theft from SLCC under investigation

The Crowley Police Department is investigating the felony theft of a yellow 60 inch Hustler Super Z Zero Turn mower and two Kee push mowers stolen during the early morning hours of July 24, from Southwest Louisiana Community College (SLCC), located at 1933 W. Hutchinson Ave. An abandoned trailer that was stolen that same morning from the Crowley City Barn, located on Jack Mitchell Avenue, was recovered at SLCC.

McDowell talks ‘Leader in Me’ with Rotarians

Leah McDowell, a former Martin Petitjean Elementary student, spoke about the Leader in Me Program to the Rotary Club of Corwley, which has effected her life tremendously. On hand Tuesday were, from left, program organizer John Suire, McDowell, Raven Babineaux, President Pat Miers and special guest Superintendent John Bourque.

It isn't often that someone can send a 9-year-old as a replacement speaker and it works perfectly.
Kim Cummins was at one point scheduled to serve as guest speaker for Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley. When she realized she wouldn’t be able to make it, she called upon not only a girl with great knowledge of the Leader in Me Program, but a program participant.
Leah McDowell has long-since been one of Martin Petitjean Elementary School’s shining examples of the great success the program has created. That’s why she has spoken at educational symposiums with 500 or 1,000 educators sitting, staring and listening to her every word.

Committee recommendations get green light

Seven recommendations by the Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum and Budget and Finance committees were unanimously approved as the Acadia Parish S

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.

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Sports

TAKE THIRD AT NATIONALS - Members of the Girl’s Mustang All-Stars (Gators) who attended the 2016 PONY South Zone World Series Tournament held in Youngsville where they placed third among 22 teams were, bottom row, from left, Addison Richard, Ella Guidry, Analie Dupuis, Emily Marks, Abigail Richard; second row, Natalia Zaunbecher, Ani Comeaux, Annabeth Savoy, Kallie Venable, Bailee Royer, Graci Alleman, Macy Dailey; back row, Head Coach Shannon Royer, Assistant Coach Keith Richard and Assistant Coach Donnie Venable.

Not one, but four girl’s all-star teams represented the City of Rayne and the Rayne Recreation Department during the 2016 PONY South Zone World Series over the weekend.

Lifestyle

Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club will host the 80th Annual Miss Crowley Pageant and the 2016 Teen and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held at St. Leo IV Catholic Church, Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. .Mass of Christian Burial for David Bernard Leger, 61, who died Friday, July 22, 2016.

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