The Crowley Garden Club has announced that it will once again host the Front Door Decorating Contest for the 80th International Rice Festival. The contest, which is open to both businesses and individuals, is intended to promote the International Rice Festival, the rice industry and an interest in floral design.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

FEMA’S Peter Sessum wants to remind the residents of Acadia Parish that they are still working out of the Wells Fargo building on North Parkerson Avenue and that they are still here to answer questions and assist in anyway they can.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

Constitution Week proclaimed

THE POST-SIGNAL / Jeannine LeJeune
On Friday, Sept. 16, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, left, signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 17 through 23 as Constitution Week in the city of Crowley. On hand for the signing was Charlene Guidry LaCombe, Daughters of the American Revolution Acadia Chapter regent.

Constitution Week, celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23, is the commemoration of America’s most important document.

Rayne Woodmen present 9-11 program

U.S. FLAGS PRESENTED - Robert Comeaux, center, president of the local Woodmen of the World Chapter, presented a United States Flag to the Rayne Police Department and the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department during the annual 9-11 Remembrance program held at the Legion Home. Accepting the flags were Rayne Fire Chief Allen “Noochie” Credeur, left, and Rayne Police Lt. Ryan Charles, right. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - During Thursday’s monthly meeting of the local Woodmen of the World Chapter, a solemn ceremony was held at the Legion Home in observance of

Rayne City Council discusses recent flooding

The majority of Monday’s City Council meeting was dedicated to discussions and reports of the recent flooding that blanketed southern Louisiana, i

Homecoming Week proclaimed for Rayne High School

HOMECOMING WEEK PROCLAIMED - During ceremonies Thursday morning at City Hall, Mayor Chuck Robichaux signed the official proclamation declaring Sept. 19-23 as “Rayne High School 2016 Homecoming Week.” School officials and Homecoming Court members on hand for the ceremonies were, seated from left, RHS Principal Wendall Prudhomme, faculty sponsor Mallory Stelly, Mayor Chuck Robichaux, faculty sponsor Paige Dupont, RHS Football Coach Curt Ware; standing, Homecoming Court members Destiny Alleman, Natalie Alleman, Tajané Butler, Kalon Bryd, Jada Castille, Whitney Comeaux, Chloe Duhon, Brailey Guidry, Naomi Istre, Madison Lavergne, Brooklyn Mire, and Blaire Thibodeaux. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

The court has been selected, plans are complete, and alumni of Rayne High will return to their alma mater next week for the 2016 annual Homecoming

LSP arrests Trahan again

Louisiana State Police have once again arrested Maxine Trahan on warrants stemming from theft charges.
Trahan was arrested Wednesday on charges of exploitation of the infirmed and felony theft.

Tradition, faith celebrated

Ledgers and lesson plans from St. Francis School’s earliest days.

Whether it was Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, a Basile native, joking about being in the big city or the numerous attendees reflecting on St.

APSB adopts 2016 millages

The Acadia Parish School Board has finally adopted its adjusted millage rates for Tax Year 2016 after an 8-0 roll call vote.

IHS homecoming court

Twelve Iota High seniors comprise this year’s homecoming court at the school. They include, from left, Alaina Doucet, Maci Stroderd, Keri Fuselier, Rebecca Fantroy, Kaitleen Daigle, Billie Toups, Shydee Johnson, Amber Lindig, Lauryn Daigle, Avery Wriborg, Adrienne Doucet and Olivia Rasberry.

Twelve young ladies from Iota High’s senior class will be recognized this week during Homecoming activities at the school.

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Notre Dame's Wynn Olinger and Garrett Cormier combine for a tackle last week during the Pios' 44-12 victory over Opelousas Catholic in the District 5-2A opener for both teams. (Photo by Jason Faul)

OPELOUSAS – Notre Dame ran for 314 yards and posted 502 yards of total offense in rolling past Opelousas Catholic in the opening game of District 5-2A play for both teams Friday night.

Obituaries

Eugenie “Jeannie”
Ann Bourque
Melancon

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Eugenie “Jeannie” Ann Bourque Melancon, 76, who died Monday Sept.

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