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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2 Rayne men arrested for robbery

Trent Duhon and Trevor Duhon.

A disturbance call at a local hotel on the Interstate 10 Frontage Road, has led to two Rayne men being arrested and the removal of four weapons from the streets of Crowley and Rayne. 

Harmon wanted for murder

Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson has released the identity of the victim and suspect of Saturday evening’s homicide which occurred in the 1000 block of West Seventh Street .

The victim was Kenneth Drake of Crowley.

CPD investigating Saturday homicide; APSO arrests 2 in Friday shooting

Local law enforcement agencies have had a busy weekend in Acadia Parish.

The Crowley Police Department reports it is investigating a homicide which occurred at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.

The incident occurred in the 1000 block of West Seventh Street in Crowley.

Daily Manna Center director describes services to Rotarians

DAILY MANNA CENTER director Deacon Tommy Adams, second from left, described the Center’s operations Thursday, July 31, to members of the Rayne Rotary Club. PIctured, from left, are President Kyle Broussard, Adams, Curt Petitjean, and program director Pat Bordes, II.

“We’re fortunate; we have a lot of giving people,” remarked Deacon
Tommy Adams as he described the startup and services provided needy families by the Daily Manna Christian Service Center.

Branch native Dr. Ryan Cradeur opens emergency center in Texas

GRAND OPENING CEREMONIES were held for My Emergency Room 24/7 on July 26 by Dr. Ryan Cradeur, his partners, staff and family members with San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero welcoming the service to the Texas community. (Submitted Photo)

On July 26, a Rayne area native, Ryan David Cradeur, MD conducted a grand opening to his free standing emergency room in San Marcos, Texas.
He and two partners hope to provide quick and efficient patient care.

Early Friday shooting near Rayne

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is presently investigating an early morning shooting that occurred Friday, August 1, near Rayne.

Rayne July building permits are granted

Rayne Building Inspector Mark Daigle reports that four building permits were issued during July, all consisting of remodeling projects.

Lavergne request is denied

The St. Landry Parish man who pleaded guilty to killing two women has been denied a third request for rehearing.

Louisiana students achieve top advanced placement gains in state history

The Louisiana Department of Education announced Thursday the number of college credits earned in 2014 by Louisiana students on Advanced Placement (AP®) exams increased by more than 1,250 credits over results in 2013 – the greatest increase in number of credits earned in state history. 

Rayne’s Brian Mouton among GGR honorees

AMONG HONOREES - Brian Mouton of Rayne, right, was one of 16 honorees recognized during the 2014 Girls and Guys Rock Louisiana Awards Show held at the CajunDome Convention Center. Making the presentation is Terrence Senegal.

 

By LIsa Soileaux

Progressive reports no complaints

Utility wires pulled down by a Progressive collection truck hang from the side of a home in Rayne. (Photo submitted)

There is obviously some confusion at Progressive Waste Solutions. 

According to Area Marketing Manager Dave Clabo, he hasn’t heard any complaints from Acadia Parish citizens regarding the company’s trash pick ups. 

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Sports

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

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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