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.

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.

Acadia Players’ ‘Holy Ground’ opens Friday night

THE POST-SIGNAL / Jeannine LeJeune
Taking the stage in the Acadia Players’ production of “Holy Ground” are, seated from left, Shage Guynes, Eric Drake, Louis MIre, Andrew Mire, Jude Schexnyder; standing, Taylor Fontenot, Frank Andrus Jr., Alyson Hetzel, Jason Werth Jr., Samantha Leger, Ron Ronkartz, Lily Mire, Amanda Caldwell.

The Acadia Players have a new production premiering this weekend, and it sure is an interesting one.

Sunday shooting reported at Rayne Burger King

RAYNE - Rayne Chief of Police Carroll J. Stelly announced his Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a shooting that occurred today (Sunday) in Rayne.

At 1:01 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016, Rayne Police officers responded to a call of shots fired at Burger King. Upon their arrival, officers discovered the victim had been transported in a personal vehicle to Acadia General Hospital in Crowley where he is undergoing surgery. The victim of the shooting today was the same victim shot on Sunday, May 8, 2016 on Holt Street in Rayne.

Monday night shooting leaves 1 injured

After a Monday night shooting, one is injured and schools are on lock down.
According to the Crowley Police Department, authorities are currently seeking shooting suspect near Kathy Meadows Apartments. Schools in the area were advised to lock down until further notice.

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Rayne's Trent Winbush dives for the endzone as he scored the winning touchdown for the Wolves Friday, recording a 28-27 win over the Eunice Bobcats. Winbush recorded 123 rushing yards on 25 carries during the Rayne win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

From the cool, Friday night air to the scoreless first quarter, a true football fan knew Rayne’s 28-27 win over Eunice High was going to be the things that Friday night football was made of.

Lifestyle

On Saturday, Sept. 24, approximately 150 people turned out to join in celebrating the 100th birthday of Crowley’s Eva George Clement.

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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