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.

Final ‘Greetings’ to feature Sweet Crude

Unlike last year, when the weather played such a dominant factor, this year’s Greetings from Levy Park has been a success both musically and financ

The sweetest of changes

From left, Mary Baker and Rhonda Simon share a laugh as they work on decorating many treats, including old favorites and new ones at Ruddock’s Bakery.

There’s something awfully familiar about those Ruddock’s Bakery donuts these days.
A blast from the past, really.

Libby is Business Person of the Year

Lawrence Libby

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Lawrence A. Libby Jr. has been named the Crowley Chamber’s Business Person of the Year for 2016.

Social media touted

Destin Ortego, project coordinator for Opportunity Machine, a business acceleration and incubation center, explains the use of social media to a number of local and area business people Thursday morning at The Green Room in Rayne. The presentation was sponsored by Acadia General Hospital and hosted by OneAcadia.

Facebook can be more than a site on which to follow what your friends are having for lunch, or what your kids, and/or grandkids, are up to these days.

1 arrested in shooting

Raymond L. Celestine IV

A shooting in the Church Point area has left one man dead and a suspect arrested, according to a news release by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office

Outstanding Young Citizens named

From left, Addison Green of Crowley High School, Caleb King of Northside Christian School, and Sybil Lorraine Duncan of Notre Dame High School will be recognized at the May 4 event.

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce has named three outstanding Young Citizens to be honored during the annual Chamber Banquet.
Addison Green of Crowley High School, Caleb King of Northside Christian School, and Sybil Lorraine Duncan of Notre Dame High School will be recognized at the May 4 event.

DOTD postpones service road work

It’s not only Crowley residents who are growing frustrated with the amount of time being taken to make significant progress on Crowley’s service road.
City Engineer Tim Mader, already upset with the many weather delays that have pushed back the project, recently received a letter from Seth Woods, project engineer, Department of Transportation and Development, explaining why there has been “so little work completed on the access road, even though there have been many good weather days.”

Questions surround rampage

Screen capture from Youtube video posted by user Brandon Ford on April 12, 2016.
Ford's video post has received about 9,000 views.

By 9 a.m. Thursday, a man sweeping up between the aisles and another repairing the ice cream freezer were the only signs of the pandemonium which took place Tuesday at the Petro Station at the Estherwood/Iota Exit off of Interstate 10.

P.J. president: ‘Things haven’t changed’

Frustration with the solid waste collection service being provided by Progressive Waste Solutions was more than evident during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury.

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Sports

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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