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)

Growing Acadia General

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler blames the 10 pounds he’s gained in the past two months on his new home in southwest Louisiana.

4-H’ers learn about co-ops at conference

Adelle Arceneaux, recently recognized as Crowley High School’s Outstanding Member, was one of two to win an interview process that allows she and the other to travel to Tennessee for an educational trip and a return trip on scholarship to the co-op conference next year as a youth ambassador.

Learning about cooperatives and their importance to rural communities was the focus of the 2016 Co-op Leadership Conference at Grant Walker 4-H Edu

Church Point area prepping for capital outlay projects

Superintendent John Bourque presents a plan for capital outlay projects in Church Point School District No. 6, which recently approved a new 10 mills tax for a period of 10 years.

The passage of the new tax in the Church Point area in March must have felt like Christmas to those who have wanted to build in the area.

Final ‘Greetings’ to feature Sweet Crude

Unlike last year, when the weather played such a dominant factor, this year’s Greetings from Levy Park has been a success both musically and financ

The sweetest of changes

From left, Mary Baker and Rhonda Simon share a laugh as they work on decorating many treats, including old favorites and new ones at Ruddock’s Bakery.

There’s something awfully familiar about those Ruddock’s Bakery donuts these days.
A blast from the past, really.

Libby is Business Person of the Year

Lawrence Libby

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Lawrence A. Libby Jr. has been named the Crowley Chamber’s Business Person of the Year for 2016.

Social media touted

Destin Ortego, project coordinator for Opportunity Machine, a business acceleration and incubation center, explains the use of social media to a number of local and area business people Thursday morning at The Green Room in Rayne. The presentation was sponsored by Acadia General Hospital and hosted by OneAcadia.

Facebook can be more than a site on which to follow what your friends are having for lunch, or what your kids, and/or grandkids, are up to these days.

1 arrested in shooting

Raymond L. Celestine IV

A shooting in the Church Point area has left one man dead and a suspect arrested, according to a news release by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office

Outstanding Young Citizens named

From left, Addison Green of Crowley High School, Caleb King of Northside Christian School, and Sybil Lorraine Duncan of Notre Dame High School will be recognized at the May 4 event.

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce has named three outstanding Young Citizens to be honored during the annual Chamber Banquet.
Addison Green of Crowley High School, Caleb King of Northside Christian School, and Sybil Lorraine Duncan of Notre Dame High School will be recognized at the May 4 event.

DOTD postpones service road work

It’s not only Crowley residents who are growing frustrated with the amount of time being taken to make significant progress on Crowley’s service road.
City Engineer Tim Mader, already upset with the many weather delays that have pushed back the project, recently received a letter from Seth Woods, project engineer, Department of Transportation and Development, explaining why there has been “so little work completed on the access road, even though there have been many good weather days.”

Questions surround rampage

Screen capture from Youtube video posted by user Brandon Ford on April 12, 2016.
Ford's video post has received about 9,000 views.

By 9 a.m. Thursday, a man sweeping up between the aisles and another repairing the ice cream freezer were the only signs of the pandemonium which took place Tuesday at the Petro Station at the Estherwood/Iota Exit off of Interstate 10.

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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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