Candidates lined up to officially throw their hats into the ring when qualifying for the Nov. 4 “Super Tuesday” elections opened Wednesday morning.
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is investigating burglaries that occurred at Radio Shack and AT&T Wireless located at 753 Odd Fellows Rd. on Aug. 19, at approximately 4:10 a.m.

Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque, right, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting. He talked about the state of education in Acadia Parish as well as the overall picture moving forward as many questions still remain about Common Core and more. Welcoming him were, from left, Program Organizer Adrianne Vidrine and Rotary President Mary Zaunbrecher.

A lot has changed since Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque took over more than a decade ago – curricula, policies and even the school dynamics themselves.

Acadia Parish Superintendent of Schools John Bourque, right, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s weekly meeting. He talked about the state of education in Acadia Parish as well as the overall picture moving forward as many questions still remain about Common Core and more. Welcoming him were, from left, Program Organizer Adrianne Vidrine and Rotary President Mary Zaunbrecher.

New officers installed, Rotarians of the Year named at banquet

Past District 6200 Gov. Clarence Prudhomme, far left, installed the 2014-15 officers and directors at the club’s installation banquet Tuesday night. They were, from left, President-Elect Pat Miers, Secretary Melinda Malmay, Treasurer Troy Breaux, Debbie Spallino (who will be helping out with treasurer duties this year) and Directors Kirk Schexnider, Becky Lamm, Jill Signorelli and Suzy Webb. (Photo by JC Webb)

As the evening drew to a close, the night’s biggest honor – Rotarian of the Year – was still awaited.

Weather doesn’t dampen interest in 2014 Rice Field Day

A group of farmers, rice industry personnel and Rice Research Station personnel gather to await the beginning of Rice Field Day activities Wednesday. The annual event showcases the advances in rice farming as well as provides useful information across the field concerning the industry, legislation and more.

With light rain falling here and there, you might expect the turnout for the 2014 Rice Field Day at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station.

Break in burglaries case

Jarius Watson and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested Saturday in connection with the burglary-string in the Historic District area of Crowley.

Alert citizens along with a quick action of the responding officer have led to the break in a string of residential burglaries in east Crowley over the past weekend. 

Shaqueta McDade withdraws guilty plea

CROWLEY - A bench trial for the Rayne woman whose four children died in a mobile home fire while she was reportedly out at a nightclub will begin on Aug. 4.

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BABY SHOWER HOSTS - Serving as baby hosts for a baby shower in honor of Mrs. Tyler (Melissa) Thibault were, from left, Mary-Kathryn D. McGuffee, Annette O. Simon, Maggie Doucet, maternal grandmother-to-be Margaret L. Doucet, honoree Melissa D. Thibault, paternal grandmother-to-be Beth D. Wren, Lauren Thibault and Margaret G. Doucet.

 

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 22, at an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Catholic Church honoring the life of Gregory Joseph Leonards, 65, who died Sunday, Aug.

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