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.

The Clydesdale are coming

To celebrate their 82nd anniversary with Anheuser-Busch this year, the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales team will make multiple appearances while in to

Police Jury committee meeting quick

It took police jurors longer to get to the courthouse for Tuesday night’s committee meetings than the meetings themselves lasted.

Knezek talks seizing opportunity

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, left, and program organizer Isabella dela Houssaye, right, welcomed Erick Knezek to speak on seizing opportunities.

Some see opportunity as mere luck, as in only the lucky ones are afforded opportunity.

Jury candidates talk issues at forum

The candidates for the Acadia Parish Police Jury who participated in Thursday’s Acadia Parish Political Forum were, front row from left, Terry LaCombe, Tony Broussard, Danny Hebert (unopposed), A.J. “Fatty” Broussard, Marron Lollis, Julie Borill, Felton “Tony” Moreau and Ronnie Fabacher. In the back row are, from left, Robert Guidry, David Savoy, Chuck Broussard, Dale Trahan, Kerry Kilgore, Aleke Kanonu Jr., Richard Faul and A.J. “Jay” Credeur.

During the Acadia Parish Political Forum Thursday evening, candidates for the seven police jury seats up for election addressed the Grand Opera Hou

Recognitions, changes discussed at meeting

Principals Kim Cummins, left, and Irma Trosclair, right, accept certificates from the Acadia Parish School Board graciously and speak highly of their faculties and students who they say are the reason that Martin Petitjean Elementary and South Crowley Elementary were recognized among the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

The Acadia Parish School Board has decided it’s time for a change.

Sheriff candidates square off

Candidates for sheriff in the Oct. 24 election — K.P. Gibson, left, and Keith Latiola — squared off in the Candidate Forum sponsored by the Crowley Chamber of Commerce and held Thursday night at The Grand Opera House.

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce hosted its Candidate Forum at the Grand Opera House Thursday night.

Blue Ribbon Award

South Crowley Elementary School Principal Irma Trosclair makes the announcement of the school’s honor to her faculty, staff and students. South Crowley Elementary School and Martin Petitjean Elementary School (Rayne) were each awarded Blue Ribbon recognition from the U.S. Department of Education, officially, Tuesday.

In a process that began last year, two Acadia Parish schools have earned an amazing honor.

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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.

Lifestyle

On Saturday, Sept. 24, approximately 150 people turned out to join in celebrating the 100th birthday of Crowley’s Eva George Clement.

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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