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.

Rayne High Alumni Tourney revived

The Rayne Booster Club is asking for your support for a Rayne High Alumni Tournament to be held July 29-31 at Gossen Memorial Park in Rayne.

Rayne Rotary Club installs officers, honors members at banquet

Rose Schexnider, right, was honored as the 2015-16 Rotarian of the Year during the annual installation banquet Thursday, June 23. Making the presentation to Schexnider, who also was installed as president of the Rotary Club of Rayne, is outgoing president Ken Arceneaux. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

The Rotary Club of Rayne’s new president for the coming year was recognized as the hardest working Rotarian of the past year during the club’s rece

Iconic Rayne café remembered during ‘history field trip’

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 memo

City of Rayne seeks drainage aid

Concerns about the drainage ditch that runs along the eastern edge of Gossen Memorial Park were heard by the First Ward Drainage District board Mon

Planning for the job

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.

Admiring a ’vette

Crowley Alderman Jeff Dore admires a vintage Corvette convertible, which was parked in the median in front of Crowley City Hall on North Parkerson Avenue Saturday morning. The Bayou State Corvette Club was in town, bringing over 20 Corvettes that were parked along the historic drag. Members of the club were given a tour of Crowley City Hall’s Ford Museum as well as the J.D. Miller Museum.

The Bayou State Corvette Club began to line up in front of the Grand Opera House and Crowley City Hall around 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Sheriff Gibson

KP Gibson, far left, is sworn in by Judge David Smith, far right, as the eighth Acadia Parish Sheriff. With Gibson is his wife Monica, holding the Bible along with youngest son Carter, and Gibson’s eldest son, Cameron.

It’s official now.

Stories from the South

From left, Brenda Briggs, Trent Angers and Viola Fontenot, offer their signatures to copies of “Growing Up in South Louisiana” to interested patrons. The book, edited by Angers, features 25 stories from 20 different authors about growing up in South Louisiana, including two by Fontenot and two more by Briggs’ father, Pierre Varmon Daigle. (Photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

There’s a deep-seeded appreciation for history in Crowley and the surrounding area.

17th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby enjoyed by many

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - Named top fishermen in their age groups during the 2016 Children’s Fishing Derby were, front row, from left, (most fish) Isabella Reiners, Demari Savoy, Mackenzie Olinger, Andrew Credeur; (largest fish) John Guidry, Aiden Maloney, Charlotte Doucet and Austin Lagrange; back row, Dee DeRouen with Acadiana Sportsmen’s League and Suzette Leonards with the City of Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The fishing poles and rod-n-reels were out and about on Saturday, June 18, for the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby held by the City of Rayne o

Lions install officers, recognize members

LION OF THE YEAR: Kevin Pugh, left, was presented the prestigious Lion of the Year award by long-time club member Horace Thibodeaux during the club’s recent installation of officers banquet.
(Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

Numerous awards and recognitions were presented as members of the Rayne Lions Club gathered Thursday (June 16) to install a new slate of officers.

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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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