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.

Post 77 accepts memorial book in honor of Acadia Parish soldiers

SPECIAL PUBLICATION DONATED: During the August meeting of Arceneaux Post 77, American Legion, Commander David Simon, left, accepts a new publication, “Acadia Parish Soldiers Who Died In Wartime Service of the United States 1917-2011” by Allen Welch of Crowley Post 15, also representing the Point de L’Eglise Acadia Genealogical & Historial Society, whose members compiled the historical keepsake. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

During the monthly meeting of Arceneaux Post 77 held Tuesday, Aug.

Rayne officers ‘humbled’ by Baton Rouge experience

TWO RAYNE PATROL OFFICERS, Jeremy Abshire, left, and Kyle Seaux, right, were among the law enforcement officers from across the state who volunteered their services in Baton Rouge following the July 17 ambush shooting there that left three officers dead and three more wounded. With the local officers is Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

Rayne Patrol Officers Jeremy Abshire and Kyle Seaux said they wouldn’t trade the two days they spent in Baton Rouge for anything.

Police jury zips through agenda

CROWLEY - It took a little less than an hour for the Acadia Parish Police Jury to zip through a fairly routine agenda Tuesday, bogging down only wh

Community says ‘thank-you’ to Rayne police

POLICE RECOGNITION: Al and Burgundy Olivier, who spearheaded the program to present “thank-you” bags to all full-time employees of the Rayne Police Department, are thanked by Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly, right, following the ceremony Friday morning at the department’s CID building. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

In the wake of the July 17 shooting that took the lives of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers and wounded three others, the state — and, in

CP arrested for domestic incident

A Church Point police officer was arrested Saturday and continues to sit in jail stemming from a domestic incident in the town.

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Darien Harmon (16) takes a hand-off from Rayne High quarterback Donald Doucet (15) during Friday's 55-38 Homecoming win over DeQuincy. Harmon had 16 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns during the Rayne High win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - In a marathon of a game Friday evening at Wolf Stadium capping off Homecoming Week, the Wolves of Rayne High collected over 600 offensive yards and lit up the scoreboard eight times for a 5

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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