Via a Nixle alert, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office advises the public that the Department of Transportation and Development will close the Pontoon Bridge in Estherwood at 2 p.m. The bridge will be reopened as soon as conditions improve.

Workers clean up the site of an 18 wheeler accident near Shreveport last year. There have been three accidents involving 18 wheelers in the Acadiana area during the past week.

Last week’s head-on collision between two 18-wheelers was as rare as it was violent. While several first responders that the Post-Signal spoke with had worked multiple collisions involving 18-wheelers, none could remember a rig crossing the median and striking another head-on.

The cargo atop an 18-wheeler is lodged under the Rayne overpass. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - At approximately 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) an 18-wheeler traveling south on Hwy 35 struck the underside of the I-10 overpass causing damage to the inside lane. Travelers are expected to encounter some delays and are urged to avoid the area. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Workers clean up the site of an 18 wheeler accident near Shreveport last year. There have been three accidents involving 18 wheelers in the Acadiana area during the past week.

The cargo atop an 18-wheeler is lodged under the Rayne overpass. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RYLA participants reflect on time at camp

From left, Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher and program organizer Peggy Sandidge welcome this year’s RYLA participants, Adam Couture and Michael Bray, and, not pictured, Nicole Taylor. The three spoke of their time at RYLA and what they learned.

For roughly four days, three Crowley High School students joined over 60 other people (including camp sponsors) in Lake Fausse Pointe for this year’s RYLA Camp.

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Sports

RAYNE BOYS PINTO FROG SOX RUNNERS-UP - Members of the Rayne Boys Pinto Frog Sox baseball team comprised of all-star members of the 2014 Rayne Recreation summer league were awarded the runner-up banner during their Super Regionals held over the weekend in Youngsville, qualifying for their Zone Tournament for the 8-and-Under World Series next week in Schertz, Texas near San Antonio. Team members and coaches are, kneeling from left, Hudson Hollier, Parker Faust, Dylan Judice, Grant Simon; standing, Anthony Martin, Kainon Suiter, John David Dupont, Caiden Meche, John Ronkartz, Noah Meche, Brantley Habetz, Wayland Jude Meche; back row, coaches Randy Judice, Jonathon Hebert, Jonathan Habetz, Coy Guidry and Brian Ronkartz.

 

By Lisa Soileaux

Lifestyle

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Among those from the Crowley area attending the 115th annual Rice Millers Convention were, front row from left, Adam Trahan, Jake Fulton, Evelyn Fulton, Anna Claire Trahan, Alex Trahan, Rusty Fulton (Jr. Rice Festival King); back row, Bobby Hanks (Louisiana Rice Mill), Rob Trahan (Falcon Rice Mill), Jennifer Trahan (Falcon Rice Mill), Dwayne Fulton (Falcon Rice Mill), Christine Fulton (Falcon Rice Mill), Connie Falcon (Falcon Rice Mill), 77th International Rice Festival Queen Hailey Hensgens, Janet Hebert (International Rice Festival Board), Joan Hensgens, Madeline Fulton and Ryan Fulton.

 

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