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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Hudl.com is changing prep football preparations

From left, Gerald Dill, Rotary Club of Crowley program organizer for Tuesday’s meeting, and President Mary Zaunbrecher, welcomed Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook and defensive coordinator James McCleary to talk about the school’s usage of Hudl.com.

If two history lessons weren’t enough, the Rotary Club of Crowley headed back to high school Tuesday to see how things have changed for prep football.

Crowley High homecoming activities, court announced

Selected as the 2014 Crowley High School Homecoming Court were, front row from left, Katelyn Richard, 2014 Football Sweetheart Hannah Abshire, Madison LeJeune; back row, Kelsey Milson, Dana’ Plummer, Nicole Taylor, Teara Breaux, Madelynn LeBouef, Melaina Doughty, and Bailee Villejoin. The court will be announced and the 2014 queen crowned during halftime of the Gents’ game against the Opelousas Tigers at Gardiner Memorial Stadium, Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.

Crowley High School will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with the theme “Ladies and Gents: Greater Than Gatsby.”

CHS students will celebrate the week with class spirit competitions and dress-up days. 

‘This is only the beginning’

From the left front row, Senator Mary Landrieu, ULL President Joseph Savoie, Acadia Parish Police Jury Member A.J. "Fatty" Broussard, State Representative Jack Montoucet and Ramesh Kolluru help cut the ribbon during the Cleco Alternative Energy Center’s grand opening. Standing in the back is Crowley Mayor Greg Jones.

After years of planning and preparation, the Cleco Alternative Energy Center held its grand opening at the Crowely facility Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: LA 13 reopened, expect intermitten closures

State police advise that motorists should expect shoulder work and intermittent lane closures along Louisiana Highway 13 between Thevis Road and Schultz Road as workers continue to clean up from this morning's crash that claimed at least one life.

Mire provides ‘Images’ book teaser to Rotarians

Ann Mire, left, signs one of her books, “Images of America: Crowley” for Chris Brammer, center, while Pat Miers, right, awaits her turn following the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting. Mire presented a program on her newly published book that definitely appeared to pique the interest of the Rotarians as a group eagerly awaited a chance to purchase copies after the meeting.

Ann Mire has quite the soft spot for history, particularly the history of this city.

“If you’re ever looking for an old picture, call me, I probably know where to look,” she said.

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Rayne's Trevon Fontenot nabs a catch Friday as the Wolves collected a 20-13 district win over Eunice High, improving their district slate to 2-1 on the season. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

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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

Obituaries

The family of Kurt Jeffrey Artman, 57, sadly announces his passing. Kurt passed away at Camelot Place in Crowley on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, and has been cremated.

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