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.


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