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.

Rev. James and Dr. Ezora Proctor periodically visit Ross Head Start throughout the school year to read to several classes and present the students with books to take home to promote literacy.

Rev. James Proctor and his wife, Crowley Alderwoman Ezora Proctor, have been pillars of the community for as long as most residents can remember.

Rev. James and Dr. Ezora Proctor periodically visit Ross Head Start throughout the school year to read to several classes and present the students with books to take home to promote literacy.

Opera House gearing up for 8th season

Program organizer Amy Thibodeaux, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, right, were both excited to welcome back Grand Opera House Director Kim Gattle to speak on the upcoming season.

For seven seasons, the Grand Opera House has worked to bring great talent to Crowley and improve upon the previous season.
Kim Gattle, director, believes the Opera House is set to do so once again this season, their eighth, which begins in September.

Rayne Rotary Holds Installation Banquet, Members Awarded

STEVE BANDY, right, received the Service Above Self Award from Kyle Broussard during the Rayne Rotary Club’s installation banquet June 25. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

The 2015 recipient of the Rayne Rotarian of the Year Award, Natasha Domagalski, was out of state when she was recognized during the annual officers

Charles Habetz given Bishop’s Medal of Honor

CHARLES HABETZ, center, was presented the Bishop’s Medal and Certificate awarded by Bishop Michael Jarrell by Father Paul Broussard, right, during Mass on Father’s Day. He was joined by his wife, Kay Link Habetz.

Charles Hebetz attended Mass on Father’s Day at St.

Several Acadia winners at 4-H U

Acadia 4-H members Eric LaCombe, Maddie Ardoin, Macie Breaux, Merideth Raspberry and Kathryn LeBlanc came home as state winners from 4-H University.
This was a jubilant accomplishment for Acadia Parish 4-H. The four day LSU AgCenter event, held on the LSU campus recently was packed with competitions, workshops, and socializing with 1,515 4-H’ers from across the state.

Area’s first same-sex wedding conducted in Opelousas

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Claudette Olivier
George White, 84, and John Arabie, 65, of Eunice were married by Acadia Parish Ward 2 Precinct C Justice of the Peace John Wayne Doucet at the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Office in the Eunice Municipal Complex on Tuesday. White and Arabie are the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish. The two have been together for 45 years.

BY CLAUDETTE OLIVIER, LSN STAFF WRITER

Let’s talk hybrids

Drs. Herry Utomo and James “Jim” Oard talk about their advances in rice breeding over the past year and what they will be focusing on in the upcoming year. The duo were the fifth of six stops along the field tour that focused on weed control, rice breeding, pathology, entomology, hybrid breeding and genetics and agronomy, during the annual Rice Research Station Field Day Wednesday.

At the opening of the 106th annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Station, there were droves of farmers and industry personnel on hand to learn all they could about the latest advances in rice from researchers and commissioners, professors and more.
And they kept coming as even the weather cooperated for the field tours this year.

Rotary Club of Crowley hears about Project Front Yard

New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

It was an afternoon of “new” at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting.
A new president, Pat Miers, took over the club for the year, and the club heard of a new parishwide initiative that looks to improve its façade and attractiveness to new businesses, new residents and more.
Project Front Yard, which got its start in Lafayette about three years ago, has since expanded into other areas of Acadiana, and as announced recently, is making its way into Acadia Parish.

Gay marriage licenses available in Acadia on Wednesday

According to Clerk of Court Robby Barousse and Chief Deputy Clerk Blane Faulk, same-sex couples will be able to get marriage licenses at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office beginning today.
Both say that any delay in the process was not due to any political beliefs, but simply a matter of getting their computers programmed properly.

Relay For Life to host Wrap-Up party

After a busy year, Relay For Life of Acadia Parish 2015 will be celebrating its year and its participants this week.

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.

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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.

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Mrs. Joey Bascom Wynn

LAFAYETTE - Hilary Anne Villien and Joey Bascom Wynn were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Friday, the first day of July of 2016, during a Nuptial

Obituaries

Memorial services will be held at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 23, at St.

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