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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ALERT: APPJ closes Iota-area bridge

Through the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office's Nixle alert system, the Acadia Parish Police Jury has advised the public of an Iota-area bridge closure.

The bridge on Connie Road west of the Iota Highway (Highway 91) is now closed indefinitely to thru traffic.

Qualifying begins Wednesday

For those on the fence about running for any number of the political offices on the November ballot, the time to make that decision is drawing near.

Capital City Press buys LSN papers

Capital City Press, the parent company of The Advocate, and Louisiana State Newspapers have completed an agreement for The Advocate to acquire the assets of four community weekly newspapers in the greater Baton Rouge area.

2nd suspect caught

Via Nixle alert, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office announced that the second suspect sought in an alleged aggravated assault Thursday afternoon has been caught.

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Rayne's A&O, Sisters host Back to School Event/Family Fun Day

A & O AND SISTERS HOST FAMILY EVENT - Members of the A&O 21st Century Club and the Sisters of A&O who hosted the 2014 Back to School Event and Family Fun Day were, seated, Sisters of A & O members Sadie Wheeler, Mahilda Beverly, Cutina Jolivette, Kristen Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, De De Simmons, Anna Mae Randall, Rosa Mouton, Gwen Mouton, and Larissa Arceneaux; standing, A & 0 Members Cleveland Guidry, Jeremy Thomas, Phil Woods, Reggie Mouton, Chris Duhon, William Board, Eric Jolivette, Wallace Young, Brian Seth Mouton, Ezzie Charles, Lester Washington, Jessie White and Felton Charles.

 

By Lisa Soileaux

Sporting clay shoot to benefit state Lions Children’s Camp

RAYNE LIONS CLUB members were invited to participate in a sporting clay shoot to benefit the Louisianaae Lions Camp Thursday night, Aug. 7. by Kelly Suire, center a member of the Louisiana Lions Camp Staff Alumni Association, who was accompanied by her husband, Terry, left, and welcomed by President Tim Prevost.



A sporting clay shoot to benefit the Louisiana Lions Camp was described for local Lions Club members Thursday, Aug. 7, by by Kelly Suire.

Section 8 director Leonards describes housing program

SUZETTE LEONARDS, executive director of the Rayne Section 8 Housing Program, center, described the program to Rayne Rotary Club members on Thursday, Aug. 7. She is pictured with Fran Bihm, program coordinator, left, and President Kyle Broussard.

“I don’t want them to think that Section 8 is permanent; it’s not a lifestyle,” remarked Suzette Leonards, executive director of the city’s Section 8 Housing Program, during her presentation to members of the Rayne Rotary Club.

KC Council plans Labor Day raffle

FIRST TICKET SOLD: Father Kendal Faulk, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, right, purchased the first Knights of Columbus raffle ticket from Albert Johnson, grand knight of Council 1897.

Rayne’s Knights of Columbus Council 1897 announces the drawing for its annual Labor Day raffle will be held on Sept. 1.
First prize will be a stainless steel gas grill, propane cylinder, grill cover, BBQ utensil set and ribeye steaks donated by an anonymous KC member.

Charlene Richard Mass held

CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY MASS - The 55th Anniversary of Charlene Richard’s death was celebrated on Friday, August 8 at a 6 p.m. mass at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard. Fr. Bill Melancon of Erath was the celebrant. Others are from left, Deacon Tim Markentel, Fr Alphonse Tynese, Fr. Melancon, Msgr. Robert Romero and Korey Lavergne.

Council acts on state grant to upgrade pump station

After four repeated attempts to secure funds to solve the problem of manholes overflowing on Section Street, the Rayne City Council approved eight resolutions Monday night to qualify for a Louisiana Community Block Grant to upgrade the Carver pump station and install a new pipeline directly to th

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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.

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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