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.

10 Notre Dame grads rank summa cum laude

Ten 2016 graduates of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish will graduate Summa Cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA in the Honors Curriculum on Friday, May

44th Frog Festival a ‘great success’

NEW FROG DERBY ROYALTY - Named Saturday morning during the 44th Annual Frog Festival were the new 2016 Frog Derby Queen Shelby Bordes, left, and 2016 Frog Jockey Queen Micah Guidry, right, one of many events enjoyed during the 2016 Rayne Frog Festival. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The weather was great, the frogs were plentiful and the attendance was near — if not — record-setting for this past weekend’s 44th annual Rayne Fro

Constantin elevated to Eagle Scout at recent Honor Court

New Eagle Scout Draker Constantin joined by his parents, Dineen and David Constantin and Scoutmaster Lee Hebert.

Among the honors bestowed during a recent Court of Honor held at the Rayne Fire Station, Drake Constantin was elevated to the rank of Eagle, the hi

Inaugural Law Enforcement Conference topic of OneBreakfast

ONEBREAKFAST ATTENDEES: Among those attending the recent OneBreakfast session in the Mural Room in Rayne were, front from left, Carl Thibodeaux, Church Point assistant chief of police; Iota Chief Damon Daigle; OneAcadia board members Danny Nugier, Chris LeBas, Kim Bernard, and Tom Trahan; back from left, Scott Privat, assistant district attorney, 15th Judicial District; Tony Olinger, Rayne Police Department; Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux; Crowley Chief-elect Jimmy Broussard; Duson Chief Kip Judice; Rayne Chief Carrol Stelly; Crowley Chief and Acadia Parish Sheriff-elect K.P. Gibson; Church Point Chief Albert Venable; Pat Bordes, OneAcadia board chairman; and Bryan Francis, OneAcadia board and Public Safety Committee chairman. Not pictured is Laurie Suire, OneAcadia president and CEO.

RAYNE - The City of Rayne recently hosted OneAcadia’s OneBreakfast, a regular gathering of Acadia Parish Law Enforcement leaders.

Annual Children’s Fishing Derby slated June 11 in Rayne

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY DONATION - Dee DeRouen, left, and Mitch Monceaux, right, presented Suzette Leonards a donation on behalf of the Acadiana Sportsmen’s League and the National Wild Turkey Federation to help sponsor the 2016 Annual Children’s Catch and Release Fishing Derby slated Saturday, June 11, at Maison de Memoire near Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The City of Rayne will be joined by a number of community partners to presented the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 11, at t

Ebonites host ‘Spring Bouquet of Debs’

DEBUTANTES AND ESCORTS - Members of the 2016 Debutante Court and their escorts introduced during Saturday’s introductions and ball held at the Rayne Civic Center of the Ebonite Civic and Social Club, Inc. were front row, from left, Miss Congeniality Mar’Shay Sias, Queen Haylee Young, 1st Runner-Up Tarya Kanonu; standing, (escorts) Dondre Wheeler, Desmond Harmon and Jont’e Morrison. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

RAYNE - Haylee Young, was named the 2016 Debutante Queen on Saturday, May 7, during the annual Debutante Introductions and Ball hosted by the Eboni

Bandy named Acadian-Tribune managing editor

Steve Bandy
Managing Editor
Rayne Acadian-Tribune

Steve Bandy has been named managing editor of The Rayne Acadian-Tribune. He succeeds Paul Kedinger in the position.

Jurors delay decision on legal counsel

CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Police Jury will wait for an attorney general’s opinion before deciding whether or not to accept District Attorney Keit

Golden Frog Festival royal couple crowned in Rayne

GOLDEN FESTIVAL ROYALTY: Pat and Loretta Bordes were crowned 27th Golden Fog Festival Royalty during a reception in their honor Saturday at Rayne City Hall. The couple will be honored during the 44th annual Rayne Frog Festival May 11-14. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Winford “Pat” Bordes and Loretta Ann Couville Bordes will reign as the 27th Golden Frog Festival King and Queen.

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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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