The Crowley Garden Club has announced that it will once again host the Front Door Decorating Contest for the 80th International Rice Festival. The contest, which is open to both businesses and individuals, is intended to promote the International Rice Festival, the rice industry and an interest in floral design.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

FEMA’S Peter Sessum wants to remind the residents of Acadia Parish that they are still working out of the Wells Fargo building on North Parkerson Avenue and that they are still here to answer questions and assist in anyway they can.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

Queen’s Ball and Honoree Social kicks off IRF season

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

Catherine Castille crowned new 2016 Miss Rayne

MISS RAYNE COURT AND BEAUTIES - Catherine Castille, center, the new 2016 Miss Rayne, was surrounded by her court and Miss Rayne beauties during the 2016 Miss Rayne Pageant held Sunday at the Rayne Civic Center. Joining the new Miss Rayne were, from left, Meka Cormier, LaShonda Delco, 1st Maid Brooklyn Mire, Breanna Rice, Haylee Young, 2nd Maid Corinne Doucet and 3rd Maid Blair Bergeron. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Complete with costumes and travel decor, “Around The World” was the theme Sunday afternoon as the Rayne Civic Center was the site for the 2016 Miss

FEMA's Sessum: 'We're still here'

FEMA’S Peter Sessum wants to remind the residents of Acadia Parish that they are still working out of the Wells Fargo building on North Parkerson A

APSB committees talk buses

Whether it was declaring a spare bus with engine issues as surplus or hearing transportation reports, both Acadia Parish School Board committees sa

Kibodeaux stresses online safety

Rotary Club of Crowley President Tracy Young, left, thanks Georgiana Kibodeaux with Louisiana State Police for her presentation on online dangers for juveniles.

Though she needed to condense her typical hour long presentation down to less than half that time, Georgiana Kibodeaux knew she needed to stick wit

Early voting dates, more announced

Billie Meyer, Acadia Parish registrar of voters, issued a series of press releases on Monday regarding the upcoming Nov.

CHS celebrates homecoming

Eleven Crowley High seniors comprise this year’s homecoming court at the school. They include, first row from left, from left, DeAndre’a Winters, Madelyn Hanks, Vanessa Taylor, Mallarie Leleux, Savannaha Alleman, Alexis Bernard, and Miya Augustus; back row, Saddie Brooks (football sweetheart), Maya Clement, Jeanne Miller, Tra’Naye Brooks and Allison Smith. (Photo courtesy Petry Photography)

Crowley High School will celebrate Homecoming 2016 with the theme “CHS in Wonderland.”

Lafayette escapee captured in Rayne

Shane
Thomas

A Lafayette Parish inmate that walked away from a transitional housing unit was captured by Rayne Police Officers at a local dollar store late last

Rayne High celebrates homecoming

HOMECOMING COURT AND ESCORTS - Members of the 2016 Rayne High Homecoming Court, along with their senior football escorts, are readying for Friday’s Homecoming Game when the Wolves will host DeQuincy High. The special halftime ceremonies will see one of the 12 young ladies crowned the new Homecoming Queen. Court members and their escorts include, front row, from left, Jada Castille, Tajané Butler, Naomie Istre, Madison Lavergne, Brooklyn Mire; second row Chloe Duhon, Brailey Guidry, Blaire Thibodeaux, Whitney Comeaux; third row, Kalon Byrd, Natalie Alleman, Destiny Alleman; first row escorts, Jake Richard, Torin Benoit, Antwuan Espree, Donald Doucet, Cameron Gibson, Gavin Arceneaux; back row, DJ Stelly, Richard Breaux, Cooper Bourque, Timi Bruce and Jaylon Reed. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Traditional events and programs associated with Rayne High’s homecoming week are being enjoyed on and off campus throughout the week.

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Notre Dame's Wynn Olinger and Garrett Cormier combine for a tackle last week during the Pios' 44-12 victory over Opelousas Catholic in the District 5-2A opener for both teams. (Photo by Jason Faul)

OPELOUSAS – Notre Dame ran for 314 yards and posted 502 yards of total offense in rolling past Opelousas Catholic in the opening game of District 5-2A play for both teams Friday night.

Obituaries

Eugenie “Jeannie”
Ann Bourque
Melancon

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Eugenie “Jeannie” Ann Bourque Melancon, 76, who died Monday Sept.

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