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.

Chamber Board nominees announced

Members of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce will be electing three board members for the 2016-17 election.
The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to serve a three year term.

Car, Tractor shows set Saturday

The Rice City Classic Car Show, Shine and Stroll and the Antique Tractor and Implement Show are being held in conjunction with each other this Saturday.
With both events — along with a motorcycle show at the MetLife Building — sure to draw a large crowd downtown, Mayor Greg Jones wanted for people to come out and have a good time without forgetting their civic duty.

Rotary learns the ins and outs of franchising

The Rotary Club of Crowley recognized one of their own Tuesday as part of Rotary International’s Women in Rotary Club month. The Crowley club’s woman’s pioneer is Alice Whiting, who became the first female Rotary member on Nov. 1, 1993. Presenting her the award were, from left, Melinda Malmay, Nancy Broadhurst, Gwen Foreman, Whiting, Angelique Credeur, President Pat Miers and President-elect Tracy Young.

There is much risk in starting your own business, which probably explains why so many gravitate to the world of franchises.

Funeral director arrested

Joseph Wilturner, owner of Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley, was arrested last week and charged with felony theft.

‘Community Celebration’ honors Lady Wolves

LADY WOLVES HONORED - Members of the Lady Wolves Basketball Team, 2016 State 4A Runners-Up, who were honored during a special “Community Celebration” include, seated from left, Amari Collins, Whitley Larry, Charlesha Dugas, Keysauna Moore, Tajanae Butler; back row, Torianna Charlotte, Asialyn Jolivette, Devin Sias, Tasia Duhon, Ti’esha Young, Janette Wade, Coach Chester Randell and Peyton Randell.

A “Community Celebration” honoring the Rayne High Lady Wolves, 2016 4A State Runners-Up, was held Wednesday, March 23, at the Rayne Civic Center Ba

Head-on crash claims life of Rayne man

Lafayette Parish - On Wednesday, March 30, shortly after 12:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of a two vehicle crash o

Frog Festival Poster Unveiled

FESTIVAL POSTER for the 44th annual Frog Festival was unveiled to the public during the Frog Festival Pageant held Saturday, March 16, in the Civic Center. Flanking its creator Jonathan Reaux of Rayne are Chamber director Jeremy Lavergne, left, and Fran Bihm, the Chamber’s executive director. The signed and numbered posters are now available at the Chamber office for $15 each. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Jeremy Lavergne, Frog Festival Parade chairman, is extending an invitation for everyone to participate in the Rayne Frog Festival Grand Parade on S

Jason Lopez promoted to Major

RAYNE NATIVE Jason Lopez, right, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Ed DeBish, left, oversaw the ceremony and administered the oath of office.

QUANTICO, VA - Jason Lopez, a former sports editor for the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and long-time resident of Rayne, earned promotion to Major in the

Pat Bordes II named 2016 Frog Festival Parade Marshal

PAT BORDES, center, accepts the plaque designating him as the 2016 Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal during Saturday’s queens’ pageant. Making the presentation were Festival Chairman Roy Credeur, left, and Andrus Fontenot, the 2015 parade marshal. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

This year’s Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal Pat Bordes II was cited for his community involvement and contributing to job creation when he was n

Weekend pageants name new Frog Festival queens

NEW FROG FESTIVAL ROYALTY - Selected during Saturday’s Frog Festival Pageant and Ball held at the Rayne Civic Center to represent the City of Rayne and the Frog Festival were, from left, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Rachel Guidry, Miss Frog Festival Queen Drew Racca, Teen Frog Festival Queen Fallyn Gonsoulin, and Jr. Frog Festival Queen Janci Aubé.

Not one, but four beauties were named the new 2016-2017 Rayne Frog Festival royalty on Saturday, March 19, during the 2016 Frog Festival Queen’s Pa

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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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