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)

Vandals sought at Rayne businesses

Toppled frog statue at Gossen Funeral Home was one of many scenes of vandalism that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.

Rayne Police are investigating a rash of vandalism that occurred over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial dedication held in Rayne

PARKWAY DEDICATED: During dedication ceremonies Thursday morning (May 26) at city hall, Louisiana Highway 35 through Rayne was designated as “Veterans Parkway” in honor of all local and area veterans — active, retired and deceased. Veterans on hand for the unveiling of the signage were, from left, Andrus Fontenot, Mike Bourque, Robert Comeaux, James Montgomery and Larry Guidry, who spearheaded the local efforts. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

Ceremonies held Thursday (May 26) officially designated Louisiana Highway 35 through Rayne as Veterans Parkway.

AgCenter hosting series of meetings

The LSU AgCenter is hosting a series of meetings for rice farmers in south and north Louisiana over the next couple of months.

2016 Flower Show Hosted by Rayne Garden Club

OVERALL DESIGN WINNER - Sepha Guidry’s design in the creative line floral design category was awarded the Designer’s Choice Overall Award during the 2016 Annual Flower Show presented by the Rayne Garden Club. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Rayne Garden Club hosted its 2016 Annual Flower Show, “Spread A Little Sunshine,” on Friday, April 29, at Rayne City Hall.

Notre Dame High graduates 94 seniors

CATHOLIC ACTION AWARDS, the most prestigious award presented to a student by Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish, was presented to Sabrina Lynn Hanks and Jules Grant Broussard during the 2016 Notre Dame High School commencement exercises on Friday, May 20, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point. Making the presentations were Fr. Mikel Polson, left, and Fr. Matthew Higginbotham, right. (LSN staff photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

CHURCH POINT - With hosts of family and friends in attendance, 94 young men and women were graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish

Arrest made in May 15 shooting

Terill K. Bradley

A Eunice man has been arrested inn connection with a shooting here that left one man hospitalized.

Rayne Police Memorial unveiled, dedicated

MEMORIAL UNVEILED: Capt. Tony Olinger and Lt. Allen “Noochie” Credeur (both hidden) and Lt. Ryan Charles unveil the police memorial during ceremonies Monday in front of the Rayne Police Station. The monument memorializes three fallen Rayne officers — Marshal Americus Vespicus Lyons, Night Officer Donnie Landry Ousse Sr. and Night Officer Albert P. Guidry. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

In memory of three fallen officers, a marble memorial was unveiled during solemn ceremonies Monday in front of the Rayne Police Station.

Rayne High School graduates 138

Rayne High School graduated a total of 138 seniors during the 2016 commencement exercises held at 9:30 a.m.

School Board budget on par

The Acadia Parish School Board is set to adopt a tight budget for fiscal year 2016-17 budget Monday.

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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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