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.

Feast of St. Nicholas tradition observed in Roberts Cove

FEAST DAY CELEBRATION: St. Nicholas, portrayed by Jason Zaunbrecher, and his helpers, Black Peter, portrayed by Andrew Habetz, and Santa Claus, portrayed by Mickey Morgan, continued a Roberts Cove tradition of visiting parishioners of St. Leo IV Church on Sunday, Dec. 6. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

For parishioners of St. Leo IV Catholic Church in Roberts Cove, the tradition of celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas was held Sunday, Dec. 6, the actual feast day of St. Nicholas. On that day, the young and not so young eagerly awaited the arrive of St. Nicholas, his helper and companion Black Peter and Santa Claus.

Christmas Parade set to roll Dec. 12 in Duson

Barbara Falcon Breaux
Duson Parade Grand Marshal

DUSON - The Duson welcoming committee is proud to announce that Santa will be in Duson on Saturday, Dec. 12, for the 2015 Annual Duson Christmas Parade.
The parade will begin at 12 noon and will travel down A Street from Toby Mouton Road to First Street, then onto South Richfield back to Toby Mouton Road where the parade ends at the Town Hall.

KC street drive set in Rayne

The Knights of Columbus, Council 1897 of Rayne, will once again coordinate a street drive to benefit Daily Manna Christian Service Center.

BVFD sets food drive on Dec. 11

The Branch Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its seventh annual food drive and pictures with Santa Claus and Sparky on Friday, Dec.

A & O 21st Century Club presents Beautillion

BEAUTILLION COURT INTRODUCED - Members of the 2015 Beautillion Court, including the Beaus and their escorts, introduced during the 19th Annual Beautillion presented by the A & O 21st Century Club of Rayne were, seated from left, escorts Kierra Kemper, Diajh Young, Jalaysia Hebert, Tajane Butler, Shantirra Ceasar, Natasha Roberts and Shandra Jolivette; standing, Beaus Joshua LaBostrie, Jayson Thomas, Jacqco Price, Malik Butler, Notorrious McClelland, Don ‘Dre Wheeler and Dillon Charlot.

The A & O 21st Century Club, Inc. staged its 19th Annual Beautillion on Saturday, Nov.

RHS school-wide fundraiser planned

Rayne High School students, faculty and staff are sponsoring a fundraiser benefitting two school programs, Rayne Alive!

Smile, you may be on PJ camera

Next time you go to a meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury, be sure to smile — you may be on camera.

Police Jury adopts $31.5M budget

It took a little bit of last-minute maneuvering of funds, but the Acadia Parish Police Jury adopted a balanced budget for fiscal 2016 during its fi

Cradeur sworn in as City Clerk

City Attorney Tom Regan swears in Erin Cradeur as Crowley’s City Clerk. Cradeur replaces longtime City Clerk Judy Istre.

The Crowley City Council met Tuesday night for their final meeting of 2015.

Project ‘substantially completed’

The Acadia Parish School Board has declared that the Performance Based Energy Efficiency Services Project conducted by Johnson Controls, Inc.

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Sports

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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