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.

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.

2016 Frog Derby Queen crowned, tradition continues

NEW FROG DERBY COURT NAMED - The Rayne Lions Club again hosted the annual Frog Derby Saturday morning of the 2016 Rayne Frog Festival. Named to the new court and participants were, front row, from left, new 2016 Frog Derby Queen Shelby Bordese, new 2016 Frog Jockey Queen Micah Guidry, 1st Maid Skyler Broussard, 2nd Maid Blaire Thibodeaux, and Director Lion Dommie Perez; back row, Lion Tim Prevost, Lion Chairman Luke Beslin and Lion Craig Houston. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Tradition continued Saturday morning of the 2016 Rayne Frog Festival as new royalty was crowned during the annual Rayne Lions Club Frog Derby, the

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Darien Harmon (16) takes a hand-off from Rayne High quarterback Donald Doucet (15) during Friday's 55-38 Homecoming win over DeQuincy. Harmon had 16 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns during the Rayne High win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - In a marathon of a game Friday evening at Wolf Stadium capping off Homecoming Week, the Wolves of Rayne High collected over 600 offensive yards and lit up the scoreboard eight times for a 5

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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