FEMA’S Peter Sessum wants to remind the residents of Acadia Parish that they are still working out of the Wells Fargo building on North Parkerson Avenue and that they are still here to answer questions and assist in anyway they can.
Whether it was declaring a spare bus with engine issues as surplus or hearing transportation reports, both Acadia Parish School Board committees saw a point of focus become the parish’s transportation situation.
CROWLEY – Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson has announced several recent narcotics arrests made by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office: • Sammy J. Hollier, 50, Crowley, booked: possession of Schedule III, possession of Schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia;

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.

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.

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Sports

Darien Harmon (16) takes a hand-off from Rayne High quarterback Donald Doucet (15) during Friday's 55-38 Homecoming win over DeQuincy. Harmon had 16 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns during the Rayne High win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - In a marathon of a game Friday evening at Wolf Stadium capping off Homecoming Week, the Wolves of Rayne High collected over 600 offensive yards and lit up the scoreboard eight times for a 5

Lifestyle

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Members of the Crowley chapter of the Homeland Civic and Social Organization on hand for the organization’s annual “Crowley Day” event were, kneeling from left, Ollie Bias, Anthony Bias; first row standing, William Angel (president of the Houston Crowley Reunited Social and Charity Club), Theresa Thomas, Nelwyn Bolden (president), Lou Grant, Stephanie Goodwin, Marie Breaux, Sheral Garrick (events coordinator), Howard Guillory (founder); second row standing, J.D. Barley, Milton Goodwin (parliamentarian) and Walter Andrus (assistant secretary).

Once again this year the Crowley chapter of the Homeland Civic and Social Organization saw its annual Labor Day weekend event, “Crowley Day,” now in its 18th year, turn out to be a success.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for John Herman Schultz Jr., 77, who died Sept. 20, 2016, in Crowley.

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