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.

Broussard, Fogleman heading to runoff

And then, there were two.
Out of a field of four -- Oliver Bernard, A. "Jimmy" Broussard, Scott Fogleman and Berton Gauthreaux -- none were able to pull a straight majority of the vote leaving Broussard and Fogleman to duke it out

CPD searching for runaway

The Crowley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

Chief: BB guns a concern

BB guns that have the same look as more powerful, deadly handguns have been confiscated by the Crowley Police Department from area juveniles recently. Chief K.P. Gibson has expressed his concern over these weapons and has asked the community to keep these questionable guns off of Crowley’s streets.

During the last several weeks, officers with the Crowley Police Department have removed guns off of juveniles.

Higgins leaves St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

Capt. Clay Higgins announced Monday that he is resigning from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Higgins returned from a vacation to make the anouncment on the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse.

Funeral home investigated

Authorities are investigating allegations of fraud at Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley.

Chief candidates square off - Part 2

The Historic Rice Theatre was the setting on Wednesday for a second consecutive night of political forums featuring candidates for the office of police chief.

Chief candidates square off - Part 1

Chief of Police candidates, seated from left, Jimmy Broussard, Scott Fogleman and Berton Gauthreaux, listen as Sheral Garrick addresses those at the West Crowley Candidate Forum Tuesday night. Standing behind Garrick is Alderwoman Ezora Proctor, organizer of the West Crowley Political Candidate Forum.

Three of the four candidates in the upcoming Crowley Chief of Police election were on hand at the Martin Luther King Center for the first of two consecutive nights of political forums in which they were able to introduce themselves and their ideas to those in attendance.

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Darien Harmon (16) takes a hand-off from Rayne High quarterback Donald Doucet (15) during Friday's 55-38 Homecoming win over DeQuincy. Harmon had 16 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns during the Rayne High win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - In a marathon of a game Friday evening at Wolf Stadium capping off Homecoming Week, the Wolves of Rayne High collected over 600 offensive yards and lit up the scoreboard eight times for a 5

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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