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.

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.

PSC rejects Cleco sale by 3-2 vote

The Louisiana Public Service Commission Wednesday rejected a $4.9 billion bid by a consortium of international investors to buy Cleco Power LLC.

New State Standards focus for committee

Among the few items in the Acadia Parish School Board’s committee meetings Monday night was a quick run-through of the proposed Louisiana State Standards that will be voted on by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education next week.

Rotary talks about Welcome House during Homeless Awareness Week

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far left, thanked all parties involved in Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley which focused on Homeless Awareness Week and The Welcome House. Participating Tuesday were, from left, Joe Freeland, program organizer and co-speaker; Jeannine LeJeune, vocational speaker; and Mary Zaunbrecher, program co-speaker.

Without fanfare, an awareness week is being observed throughout the area by those who live with the plight of homelessness.

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Sports

UP FOR KILL - Emma Pastor goes up for a kill during Rayne HIgh volleyball action. The Lady Wolves will host Northwest High today (Thursday) during a district contest. Pastor recorded 16 kills during the win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The Lady Wolves Volleyball Team began their district slate on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with a five-set win over Crowley High.

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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