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.

Leleux leads talk of the 79th International Rice Festival

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, left, and program organizer Gene Williams, right, thanked Elisabeth Leleux, not pictured, for leading the discussion of the 79th International Rice Festival.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, gather around as organizers with the 79th International Rice Festival tell you about th

Purple Heart recipient shares his Vietnam War experiences

PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT Lloyd King, Jr., center, related his experiences as Vietnam War veteran and as a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for members of the Rayne Rotary Club Thursday, Sept. 10. King was the guest of Cynthia Oliver, left, and welcomed by President Ken Arceneaux, right.

Melvin Finley steps down as pastor; sons to assume Abundant Life roles

NEW PASTORS NAMED: The sons of retiring Pastor Melvin Finley will assume pastoral duties at Abundant LIfe Church. His oldest son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Karen Finley, willl serve as lead pastors of Abundant Life Assembly, while his youngest son and daughter-in-law, Tod and Melanie Finley, will serve as assistant pastors and worship leader.

After 37 years, Pastor Melvin Finley is stepping back as the pastor of Abundant Life Church in Rayne.

Woodmen, Legion to host 9-11 ceremony

The public is invited to participate in a 9-11 Honor and Remembrance Ceremony hosted by Woodmen Life Chapter 31 at the Rayne Depot Square on Friday

Legion events planned by Post 77

A number of upcoming events were discussed during Tuesday’s meeting of American Legion’s Arceneaux Post 77,.

DU Sponsor Banquet slated

The Church Point-Rayne Chapter of Ducks Unlimited has announced its 2015 Annual Sponsor’s Banquet will be held Wednesday, Sept.

New Jr. Duck Festival Queen

Congratulations are extended to Payton Broussard, daughter of Stuart and Angie Broussard of Rayne, who was crowned the 2015 Jr.

Jury flooded with drainage issues

Whether or not to approve the development of a subdivision in the Mire area that is prone to flooding, but not actually in a designated “Flood Zone

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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

Willis James
Credeur

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel for Willis James Credeur, 68, who died Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016, at Rayne Guest Home.

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