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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‘Boogas’ and ‘Boulee’ to perform here Aug. 23

LEGION BENEFIT: Bobby “Boogas” Page, left, and V.J. “Boulee” Boulet, along with Swamp Pop Express will perform at the Legion Hall in Rayne to benefit American Legion Post No. 77.

After many years, two of Rayne’s native sons are excited to be coming back to Rayne  to entertain area residents.
Bobby “Boogas” Page and V.J. “Boulee” Boulet, along with Swamp Pop Express will appear at the American Legion Post 77 Hall Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

APPJ to close part of Conrad Road

According to a Nixle alert from the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, the Acadia Parish Police Jury will close Conrad Road Tuesday for the day.

Beginning at 8 a.m. the road will be closed about 1,000 feet ahead of the Crowley Waste Water Treatment Facility.

Crowley police arrest log, Aug. 4-10

Those booked or cited by the Crowley Police Department from Aug. 4 through Aug. 10 were:

• Toby Abshire, 24, Crowley, drug traffic loitering, possession with intent to distribute schedule II narcotics and theft by shoplifting, booked.

Damaris Harmon turns himself in

According to Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson, Damaris Harmon has turned himself into authorities.

Harmon was wanted for first-degree murder in reference to the homicide of Kenneth Drake which occurred Saturday, Aug. 2, in the 1000 block of West Seventh Street. 

District 11 station nears completion

The future site of Fire Protection District 11’s fire station. According to Chief Chad Monceaux it will be open by the end of August weather permitting.

Chief Chad Monceaux, who will be leading Fire Protection District 11 once the new station is operational, has found himself looking at the skies recently. 

Local tracksters compete in Jr. Olympics

Gulf Coast Hurricane Track Club Coach Carlton Austin stands with the four Crowley athletes he brought to the 2014 USATF Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships in Houston, including, from left, Zur’Najah Poullard, Jaleya Wilson, Nilah Sibley and Jordan Matthews.

The Gulf Coast Hurricane Track Club does more than teach young athletes how to run faster and jump higher and farther.

It builds character. It instills confidence. It teaches respect for the sport.

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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.

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Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated their chapter birthday at the home of Connie Jaubert in Lafayette on Oct. 7. Enjoying the day were, from left, Jean Hanks, Brenella Joubert, Glenda Atkinson, Connie Jaubert, Nancy Tislow and Shirley Griffin. Also present but not pictured was Elsie Rowell. Jaubert served a traditional birthday cake for the event.

Members of Laureate Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met in Lafayette at the home of Connie Jaubert on Oct. 7 for their regular meeting and to celebrate the chapter’s birthday.

Obituaries

Ferdinand Joseph Leonards, passed away Friday October 17, 2014. He was surrounded by loved ones in his home, located in Winnie, Texas.  April 12, 1915 marks the date of his birth.

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