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.

High winds, rain batter Acadia

Workers repair a downed electrical pole at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.

A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain passed through Acadia Parish early Sunday morning leaving several downed trees, many

Acadia General Hospital 2016 Gala raises $132,000

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AGH Physicians – “The Healers & Hero’s” – in attendance at the April 15 gala event held at the Grand Opera House were, from left, Dr. Ron Menard, Dr. Mark Dawson, Dr. Dwayne Bergeaux, Dr. Max Trahan, Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, Dr. Pam Darr, Dr. Carl Richard, Dr. Ro Risa Reina, Dr. John Gonzalez, Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Nancy Walker, Dr. Michelle Owens, Dr. Ghayas Qureshi and Dr. James “Jimmy” Oglesby.

More than 350 supporters attended Acadia General Hospital’s 2016 Gala held at the Grand Opera House in Crowley on Friday, April 15.

Growing Acadia General

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler speaks on the ongoing work at the hospital. External and internal renovations and work along with changing services are just scratching the surface of the many things the hospital is working toward accomplishing this year.

Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO Don Trexler blames the 10 pounds he’s gained in the past two months on his new home in southwest Louisiana.

4-H’ers learn about co-ops at conference

Adelle Arceneaux, recently recognized as Crowley High School’s Outstanding Member, was one of two to win an interview process that allows she and the other to travel to Tennessee for an educational trip and a return trip on scholarship to the co-op conference next year as a youth ambassador.

Learning about cooperatives and their importance to rural communities was the focus of the 2016 Co-op Leadership Conference at Grant Walker 4-H Edu

Church Point area prepping for capital outlay projects

Superintendent John Bourque presents a plan for capital outlay projects in Church Point School District No. 6, which recently approved a new 10 mills tax for a period of 10 years.

The passage of the new tax in the Church Point area in March must have felt like Christmas to those who have wanted to build in the area.

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

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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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