78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

It was a gorgeous morning Saturday as the 78th International Rice Festival Queen was selected from a bevy of outstanding candidates to represent “The King and Queen of Grains” throughout the coming year.

Shannon Dietz was named the 2014 International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest Chef de Riz.

From left, it was a Redemptorist Catholic sweep when Cameron Stelly and Vivian Barrouse were crowned the Junior King and Queen of the 78th International Rice Festival. Stelly is the son of Kelly Stelly and the late Corey Stelly. Barousse is the daughter of Robby and Mandy Barousse.

The International Rice Festival has new junior royalty that reigned over the 2014 Children’s Parade and will continue to do so throughout the year. Shelly Godeaux and Antoinette Pete served as emcees for the event and joyfully greeted the eager family and friends on hand 

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

Shannon Dietz was named the 2014 International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest Chef de Riz.

From left, it was a Redemptorist Catholic sweep when Cameron Stelly and Vivian Barrouse were crowned the Junior King and Queen of the 78th International Rice Festival. Stelly is the son of Kelly Stelly and the late Corey Stelly. Barousse is the daughter of Robby and Mandy Barousse.

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Accident shuts down interstate

Update: Louisiana State Police, Troop I, is handling the investigation, with the Acadia Parish Sheriff'so Office assisting. Also assisting are local fire departments. In fact, almost all fire departments, including volunteer fire departments, responded and assisted from throughout Acadia Parish.

Top hospital personnel provide look at Acadia General

Sandy Melancon, far left, and President Mary Zaunbrecher, far right, welcomed personnel from Acadia General Hospital to talk about the changes going on at the hospital since Lafayette General Hospital took over in June. They were, from left, Associate Administrator Zach Landry, CFO Charmaine R. Vidrine and CEO Heather L. Harper.

 If people were looking for change when Lafayette General Hospital took over Crowley’s hospital, they got it as Acadia General Hospital has, and continues to push a change in the culture of the hospital.

New building drawing rave reviews

Burger Zone owner Sheryl Barltett, forefront, enjoys working in the restaurant’s spacious, new kitchen.

Operations are underway at the tall, bright yellow building on North Parkerson Avenue that has been drawing the eyes of Crowley residents for the past several months. 

Horse Farm presentation heard by Rotarians

From left, Raymond Hébert, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, invited the Rotary Club of Crowley to participate in CFA’s Acadiana Mega Raffle, while program organizer Sandy Melancon and President Mary Zaunbrecher welcomed guest speaker Elizabeth “EB” Brooks to discuss the Horse Farm project in Lafayette.

If only half of the ambitious undertaking of Lafayette Central Park, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Horse Farm, comes to fruition with the project, the city of Lafayette and surrounding areas will have a gem for years to come.

Citizens warned of scams

Authorities in the Rice Capital have been made aware of two scams targeting unsuspecting citizens.

Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson presented the two latest scams that his department has been made aware of recently.

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Notre Dame’s Tyler Binder nearly makes a leaping one-handed interception Friday during the Pios’ 41-0 victory over Erath. Binder logged five tackles on the night. (Photo by Christell Faul)

ERATH – A year later, with a new coach, a revised system, a healthy standout runningback and a three game win streak, Erath eerily suffered a nearly identical fate.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the First United Methodist Church for Reena Fleming Wilkerson, 95, who died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.

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