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.

Festival Poker Run riders brave storms during 3-hour jaunt Saturday morning

Poker Run Organizers: Chairing and organizing Saturday morning’s Frog Festival Poker Run were Clint Morgan, chairman, and Dawn Gerbine, co-chair, on motorcycles; kneeling Evan Perez, Maggie Reed; second row from left, Karen Dupont and Stephanie Leger; back from left, Fran Bihm, Roy Credeur, Keith Vienne, Mona Vienne, Steve Bandy, Blaine Dupont, Wayne Leger and Michele Autin. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Participants in Saturday’s Frog Festival Poker Run gave a whole new meaning to the term “storm troopers.”

USDA Rural Development funding programs explained

AT RAYNE PRESENTATION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, presented information on various funding programs available to individuals, businesses and governmental entities during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at Rayne City Hall. Among those in attendance were, from left, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Ricky Hulin, construction analyst, USDA/RD; Charles Miniex, area director, USDA/RD; Callie F. Francois, community programs specialist, USDA/RD; Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, sponsors of the event; Morse Mayor Darlene Thibodeaux, Church Point Mayor Russell Stelly and Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

There are more projects out there funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, than most people think.

Flooding rain storms sweep across parish

RESCUE SERVICE: Emergency vehicles drive through high water in the Mire area Sunday following a line of severe weather that swept through the area. Personnel with the Mire Volunteer Fire Department rescued five people and a pet during Sunday’s actions.

ACADIA PARISH - A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain swept across Acadia Parish Saturday and Sunday, leaving several downe

Frog Festival Blood Drive May 9

The 2016 Frog Festival Blood Drive will be held on Monday, May 9, from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Rayne Chamber of Commerce.

Jury questions opening of pontoon bridge

CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Police Jury has a couple of questions concerning the operation of the pontoon bridge on Louisiana Highway 91 in Estherw

Bordes' named 2016 Golden Festival royalty

LORETTA AND PAT BORDES were named the 2016 Golden Frog Festival Queen and King during a recent reception held at Rayne City Hall hosted by ABWA's Cajun Hospitality Chapter of Rayne. They were crowned by last year's honorees, Mary Alice and Michael Pastor.

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

Rayne High, NDHS graduations set

Plans are complete for the 2016 graduating classes of Rayne High School and Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish.

Debutante Ball planned this weekend in Rayne

In preparation of this weekend’s 2016 Debutante Introductions and Ball, the Ebonite Civic and Social Club of Rayne, Inc., hosted its annual Debutan

Severe weather hits

Crowley residents were awakened Sunday morning, when a strong thunderstorm system passed through the area leaving a path of destruction in it’s wak

Educators recognized Monday

While the Acadia Parish School Board is always excited to congratulate its students, Monday night it had an opportunity to thank and applaud severa

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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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