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.

Newly-sworn in Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson discusses the outlook for the sheriff’s office with the Rotary Club of Crowley. He discussed some of the changes he has and will make in his first term of office as well as some of the successes he looks to build upon in the future.

There are only a few more days until the term of KP Gibson as Acadia Parish sheriff begins. And that has the man who was sworn in last week excited.
Crowley Alderwoman Dr. Ezora Proctor was one of eight people honored by the publication “Acadiana LifeStyle” as being a “Woman Making a Difference.” The publication stated that those who were honored were a “potpourri of humanitarians, philanthropists, movers and shakers.”

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)

Newly-sworn in Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson discusses the outlook for the sheriff’s office with the Rotary Club of Crowley. He discussed some of the changes he has and will make in his first term of office as well as some of the successes he looks to build upon in the future.

Progressive: ‘It was a bad week’

Everyone was expecting a fight when the Solid Waste Committee of the Acadia Parish Police Jury discussed recent issues with garbage collection Tuesday night.
Even the chairman of the Solid Waste Committee was hesitant about entering the fray. “I hate to get started with this,” said Richard Faul when the agenda item came up.
But the potential controversy was quickly diffused when officials from Progressive Waste Solutions admitted that there had, indeed, been a noticeable lapse in service of late.

Chamber Board nominees announced

Members of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce will be electing three board members for the 2016-17 election.
The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to serve a three year term.

Car, Tractor shows set Saturday

The Rice City Classic Car Show, Shine and Stroll and the Antique Tractor and Implement Show are being held in conjunction with each other this Saturday.
With both events — along with a motorcycle show at the MetLife Building — sure to draw a large crowd downtown, Mayor Greg Jones wanted for people to come out and have a good time without forgetting their civic duty.

Rotary learns the ins and outs of franchising

The Rotary Club of Crowley recognized one of their own Tuesday as part of Rotary International’s Women in Rotary Club month. The Crowley club’s woman’s pioneer is Alice Whiting, who became the first female Rotary member on Nov. 1, 1993. Presenting her the award were, from left, Melinda Malmay, Nancy Broadhurst, Gwen Foreman, Whiting, Angelique Credeur, President Pat Miers and President-elect Tracy Young.

There is much risk in starting your own business, which probably explains why so many gravitate to the world of franchises.

Funeral director arrested

Joseph Wilturner, owner of Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley, was arrested last week and charged with felony theft.

‘Community Celebration’ honors Lady Wolves

LADY WOLVES HONORED - Members of the Lady Wolves Basketball Team, 2016 State 4A Runners-Up, who were honored during a special “Community Celebration” include, seated from left, Amari Collins, Whitley Larry, Charlesha Dugas, Keysauna Moore, Tajanae Butler; back row, Torianna Charlotte, Asialyn Jolivette, Devin Sias, Tasia Duhon, Ti’esha Young, Janette Wade, Coach Chester Randell and Peyton Randell.

A “Community Celebration” honoring the Rayne High Lady Wolves, 2016 4A State Runners-Up, was held Wednesday, March 23, at the Rayne Civic Center Ba

Head-on crash claims life of Rayne man

Lafayette Parish - On Wednesday, March 30, shortly after 12:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of a two vehicle crash o

Frog Festival Poster Unveiled

FESTIVAL POSTER for the 44th annual Frog Festival was unveiled to the public during the Frog Festival Pageant held Saturday, March 16, in the Civic Center. Flanking its creator Jonathan Reaux of Rayne are Chamber director Jeremy Lavergne, left, and Fran Bihm, the Chamber’s executive director. The signed and numbered posters are now available at the Chamber office for $15 each. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Jeremy Lavergne, Frog Festival Parade chairman, is extending an invitation for everyone to participate in the Rayne Frog Festival Grand Parade on S

Jason Lopez promoted to Major

RAYNE NATIVE Jason Lopez, right, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Ed DeBish, left, oversaw the ceremony and administered the oath of office.

QUANTICO, VA - Jason Lopez, a former sports editor for the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and long-time resident of Rayne, earned promotion to Major in the

Pat Bordes II named 2016 Frog Festival Parade Marshal

PAT BORDES, center, accepts the plaque designating him as the 2016 Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal during Saturday’s queens’ pageant. Making the presentation were Festival Chairman Roy Credeur, left, and Andrus Fontenot, the 2015 parade marshal. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

This year’s Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal Pat Bordes II was cited for his community involvement and contributing to job creation when he was n

Weekend pageants name new Frog Festival queens

NEW FROG FESTIVAL ROYALTY - Selected during Saturday’s Frog Festival Pageant and Ball held at the Rayne Civic Center to represent the City of Rayne and the Frog Festival were, from left, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Rachel Guidry, Miss Frog Festival Queen Drew Racca, Teen Frog Festival Queen Fallyn Gonsoulin, and Jr. Frog Festival Queen Janci Aubé.

Not one, but four beauties were named the new 2016-2017 Rayne Frog Festival royalty on Saturday, March 19, during the 2016 Frog Festival Queen’s Pa

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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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