Through the courtesy and service of the American Red Cross, a shelter has been set up at the International Rice Festival Building for those displaced by the flooding in Crowley.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has announced that a curfew is imposed tonight for the affected areas of the City of Crowley.
During a morning meeting at state Rep. Jack Montoucet’s office, a group of area leaders, first responders and public officials gathered to address the weekend storm’s aftermath and how to best help parish residents.

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.

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

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Sports

WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

Lifestyle

Paul Major Gagliano

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Major Gagliano of Fort Polk are announcing the birth of a son, Paul Major Gagliano, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for Robert “Tody Boy” Perry, 89, who passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.

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