After the passing of Acadia Parish School Board Member Israel Syria on March 19, the board will look to find a temporary resolution to the vacancy left and a permanent one during a special session Wednesday, April 1.

Members of the M.H.S. Alumni Relay Team have been helping Luminaria Chair Thelma Fuselier, far left, set up this year’s Luminaria bags as well as in years past. Helping Fuselier recently were, from left, Connie Frugé, Paula Broussard and Glenda Guillory.

As the sun sets, things are typically just getting started for Relay For Life, but a few hours in, when the darkness truly hits, Relay grasps at your heartstrings.
On Saturday, March 28, at 01:50 a.m., the Rayne Police Department responded to multiple calls-for-service regarding an in-progress shots fired incident at the Frog City Travel Plaza, located at 1418 N. Polk St. in Rayne.

Members of the M.H.S. Alumni Relay Team have been helping Luminaria Chair Thelma Fuselier, far left, set up this year’s Luminaria bags as well as in years past. Helping Fuselier recently were, from left, Connie Frugé, Paula Broussard and Glenda Guillory.

Weekend pageants name new Frog Festival queens

NEW FROG FESTIVAL QUEENS NAMED - On Saturday, March 14, the new 2015-2016 Rayne Frog Festival Queens were named during the annual Frog Festival Queen’s Ball held at the Rayne Civic Center. Named to represent the city and the Frog Festival for the coming year are, from left, Jr. Frog Festival Queen Kailey Hollier, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Dana Dupree Fontenot, Frog Festival Queen Carly Chaumont, and Teen Frog Festival Queen Gabrielle “Gabby” Guilbeau.

Not one, but four beautiful young ladies were named new Rayne Frog Festival royalty on Saturday, March 14, during the 2015 Frog Festival Queen’s Pa

Young Ladies Invited For Frog Derby Orientation

FROG DERBY INVITATION - Rayne Lions Club Chairman Luke Beslin, right, and the reigning Frog Derby Queen Victoria Richard, left, invite young ladies

SLEMCO to award $40,000 in scholarships

SLEMCO is now accepting applications for 20 college scholarships -- each worth $2,000 -- to be awarded in a random drawing at the electric cooperat

One Acadiana holds inaugural banquet

David Callecod of Lafayette General Hospitial is the CEO Advisory to the Council of One Acadian. He speaks to the nearly 1,000 people who attended last week's banquet.

One Acadiana recently brought together nearly 700 business and community leaders from across the nine-parish region at its inaugural Regional Celeb

As Jindal pushes for Common Core exit, Legislators voice opinions

From left, Sens. Jonathan "J.P." Perry and Dan "Blade" Morrish, provided legislative reports to the Acadia Parish School Board's Personnel/Insurance/Curriculum Committee Wednesday night. The senators' spent a vast majority of their report addressing Common Core/PARCC.

For one it could be part of a conspiracy theory (of sort), for the other it’s more a question of administrative trust, but Gov.

For colorectal cancer, early detection is key

Stephen Broussard, left, a colorectal cancer survivor, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, promoting awareness of the disease. He was welcomed by Club President Mary Zaunbrecher, center, and program organizer Trey Signorelli, right.

In life, timing is everything.
For Stephen Broussard, unanswered health questions came to a head in December, 2012.

Stanley reflects on 2014-15 season

Following the 62-48 loss to Anacoco, Midland's head coach William Stanley reflected on the season in an emotionally-charged speech.

Morning Accident on I-10

This vehicle was involved in a one-car accident just east of Rayne in the west-bound lane of I-10, causing delays this morning (Thursday).

Rebels shock Florien to earn spot in finals

Midland's Traven Guidry goes up for a layup during the Rebels' Class B semifinal 67-50 victory over Florien Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. Guidry ended the night with a game high 22 points as well as four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. The Rebels will take on Anacoco Friday at 6 p.m. in the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Class B State Championship game. (Photo by J.C. Webb)

LAKE CHARLES - The Midland Rebels are headed back to the state basketball finals.

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Notre Dame's Madelyn LeJeune was recently named to the LSWA Class 3A girls basketball All-State second team. (Photo by Christell Faul)

University Lab did it again at the Top 28 tournament, winning its second consecutive Class 3A state championships in both girls and boys basketball.

Lifestyle

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Pageant contestants enjoying the reception held for them on Monday, March 23, were, first row from left, Jada M. Young, Zalene Meche, Jer’mynee Andrus, Ty’Rihana J. Clark; second row, Janiah Williams, Khaelin A. Sampson, De’Liyah A. Williams, D’Ziyree Thorne; third row, Rasheed Charles, Ja’Kaiya Jones, Destiny Jones, Erianna LeBlanc, Amari P. Scott and McKenzi L. Gums.

 

Obituaries

Funeral services for Ruby L. Roberts, 65, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Rayne.

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