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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Robichaux talks draft, signing process and more

Tuesday, the Rotary Club of Crowley welcomed UL Lafayette Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux, left, to its meeting where he discussed the baseball program’s current state. Welcoming him was President Mary Zaunbrecher.

Last year was a great year for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette athletically with baseball, softball, football and basketball all reaching postseason play.

Boustany speaks to Crowley Lions Club gathering

Rep. Charles Boustany spoke to the Crowley Lions Club and other during a luncheon at the Rice Palace on Tuesday. From the left are, Lions Club President Bryan Borill, Boustany, Lion Ann Mire and Lion Tim Mader.

Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, addressed area residents during a Crowley Lions Club luncheon at the Rice Palace on Tuesday, speaking enthusiastically about how Louisiana is faring well — thriving in certain areas — while most other states are suffering economic problems.

Sand bags available in Crowley until 3 p.m. Friday

Via Crowley Police Department's Nixle alert system, Crowley Public Works announces sand bags will be issued until 3 p.m. Friday.

Residents of Crowley are eligible and must present a valid driver's license to acquire bags. A maximum of six bags will be issued per license.

A touch-up after over two decades

The "God Is Love" message painted in large white letters on Kenneth Bertrand's barn has "given a lot of pleasure to a lot of people."

When a woman showed up at his back door a few years ago, Kenneth Bertrand was confused.

“She asked me if I remembered her,” said Bertrand with a smile. “I just shook my head and told her ‘no.’”

Spencer updates club on tutoring program progress

The Rotary Club of Crowley held its weekly meeting Tuesday. Program organizer Carolyn Barousse, third from left, welcomed Audry Spencer, second from left; Loretta Broussard, far left; and Betty Gums, far right; to the meeting Tuesday to talk about the ETCFE tutoring program.

To say that the past year has been a whirlwind for Audry Spencer may be an understatement.

“I’ve received a lot of blessings lately,” she said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley.

Myrta Fair Craig Press Box dedicated

MYRTA FAIR CRAIG PRESS BOX - Among those in attendance for the official sign dedication for the Myrta Fair Craig Press Box at Rayne High School were, front row, from left, Grace Hayes Craig, Bob Craig, B.I. Moody, Fair Craig Hash, Kim Craig Jones, Jim Craig Sr. representing their late dad, Jim Craig, and RHS Principal Wendall Prudomme; second row, Bobby Craig, Dr. Ed Milligan, Milo Nickel, Laura King Milligan, Reggie Milligan; top row, Lindsey Milligan Beggs, Emerson Milligan and Peyton Milligan. Attending but absent from picture are Sherry Day Craig, Baylor Beggs, Sawyer Beggs, Bo and Debbie Clement King, Kerri and Michael King, and Craig and Angela King, and grandchildren, Caleb King, Addison and Aidan Gonzalez. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

 

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Madison Elise Vidal crowned new Miss Rayne

NEW MISS RAYNE CROWNED - Madison Elise Vidal is crowned Miss Rayne 2014 by last year’s honoree, Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, during Saturday’s pageant held at the Rayne City Center by the City of Rayne. Additional pictures and story of the event can be found inside on page 7. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

 

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Notre Dame’s Tyler Binder nearly makes a leaping one-handed interception Friday during the Pios’ 41-0 victory over Erath. Binder logged five tackles on the night. (Photo by Christell Faul)

ERATH – A year later, with a new coach, a revised system, a healthy standout runningback and a three game win streak, Erath eerily suffered a nearly identical fate.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the First United Methodist Church for Reena Fleming Wilkerson, 95, who died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.

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