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.

Council OKs permits, bills, 4-way stop

During their April meeting Tuesday evening, the Crowley City Council agreed to several motions including purchasing a new police car to replace one that had been recently totalled; reissuing a beer/liquor permit to A&J Convenience Store on West Hutchinson Avenue; and the moving of a four-way stop sign on West Seventh Street.

Several items approved by APSB

In its routine items, the Acadia Parish School Board approved several committee recommendations.

Jury moving against airport rentor

Rayne Acadian-Tribune Managing Editor Paul Kedinger, left, was recognized for 18 years of reporting on the police jury. Presenting the resolution is P.J. President David Savoy.

The Acadia Parish Police Jury will seek reimbursement of all back rent owed by the operator of a flying service at LeGros Memorial Airport.

Funeral home property ownership questioned

In a surprise to nearly everyone in attendance, a woman told the Crowley City Council Tuesday night that the property recently purchased for a new funeral home in West Crowley is still legally hers.

Linscombe talks rice research, production

President-elect of the Rotary Club of Crowley Tracy Young, right, along with program organizer Michael Hensgens, left, welcomed Dr. Steven Linscombe from the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to discuss the rice industry.

Since Dr. Steve Linscombe, rice breeder and director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, joined LSU in 1982, things have changed mightily in the rice industry.
Now, the industry may not be staring down the best prices, but it is one that sees a future through continued work by the research station and more.
Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, Linscombe explained just how far the industry has come.

Powerlifting team applauded by board

Iota may be relatively new to powerlifting, but it’s no slouch.
Case in point, it is now the American Powerlifting Federation national champions in the co-ed division, and its boys team a national runner-up.

Crowley to choose chief Saturday

When Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson was elected Acadia Parish Sheriff on Oct. 24, 2015, the hard work he’d put into winning the election had finally come to an end.
For Jimmy Broussard and Scott Fogleman, however, Oct. 24 was the day their hard work began.

Progressive: ‘It was a bad week’

Everyone was expecting a fight when the Solid Waste Committee of the Acadia Parish Police Jury discussed recent issues with garbage collection Tuesday night.
Even the chairman of the Solid Waste Committee was hesitant about entering the fray. “I hate to get started with this,” said Richard Faul when the agenda item came up.
But the potential controversy was quickly diffused when officials from Progressive Waste Solutions admitted that there had, indeed, been a noticeable lapse in service of late.

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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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