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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Shaqueta McDade withdraws guilty plea

CROWLEY - A bench trial for the Rayne woman whose four children died in a mobile home fire while she was reportedly out at a nightclub will begin on Aug. 4.

Jindal announces action to remove Common Core tests

The state may have not done anything about Common Core this Legislative session, but Gov. Bobby Jindal took executive actions Wednesday to do so.

The governor announced Thursday afternoon that he took action to remove the state from Common Core tests.

Credeur presents ‘Choices 2014’ to Rotary Club

Allen “Noochie” Credeur, left, presented Choices 2014 to the Rotary Club of Crowley at its meeting Tuesday. Welcoming him were club secretary, Judge M’Elise Trahan, and program organizer, Tracy Young.

In its final meeting before the Rotary Club of Crowley will pass the torch of leadership to a new set of officers, the club saw the presentation of “Choices 2014” and were once again impressed.

Police seek bike owner; release suspect information in burglaries

Bicycle recovered by Crowley Police Department. The department is looking for the owner of this bicycle.

Crowley police are investigating a rash of daytime residential burglaries which have occurred in the east area of Crowley. 

In all, six burglaries have occurred with force being used to enter the residents. 

Landfill issues argued by police jury

Two members of the Acadia Parish Police Jury have offered to donate their time and skills to rebuilding a road at the parish sanitary landfill, a move they say will save the parish money on engineering and contract fees.

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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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