ROBERTS COVE - The 2016 Annual Roberts Cove Germanfest will be held on the grounds of St. Leo IV Catholic Church (7212 Roberts Cove Road) on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. The church is located approximately 3 miles from Interstate 10, Exit 87, then left on Louisiana Highway 98.
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.

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.

Opening ceremonies held for Rayne Rec season

OPENING DAY HONOREES - Honored and paid tribute during the opening day ceremonies for the 2016 Rayne Recreation Summer program were, Collin Tate, Madison Leger, Kate Daigle; standing from left, Rayne Recreation Director Dwayne Derise, Tara Richard and Doretta Gaspard of Chance Leger family, 2016 honoree Tammy Guidry, Chasity Mire and Roscoe Guidry of Coby Guidry family; Brent and April Leger of Chance Leger family. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Due to inclement weather, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rayne Recreation Summer Baseball Softball Program was held Saturday, May 7, at Gossen Me

Post 77 hosts annual Memorial Day services

The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who died in war.

RAYNE - In additional to remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting freedom around the world, veterans and Auxiliary member

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.

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UP FOR KILL - Emma Pastor goes up for a kill during Rayne HIgh volleyball action. The Lady Wolves will host Northwest High today (Thursday) during a district contest. Pastor recorded 16 kills during the win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The Lady Wolves Volleyball Team began their district slate on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with a five-set win over Crowley High.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Crowley for Norman Lee Saxton, 61, who died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.

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