Twelve vie for queen’s crown

Stephanie Becnel

The 2013 contestants vying for the 77th International Rice Festival Queen’s title have been announced by Janet Hebert,

Festival Blood Drive Monday

United Blood Service’s Anne Laughlin hosted a luncheon at Fezzo’s Restaurant on Wednesday to thank those who helped her organize the International Rice Festival Community Blood Drive, which is being held on Monday at the International Rice Festival Building. From the left are 77th International Rice Festival President Romona Credeur, Laughlin, Dwayne Fulton (Falcon Rice Mill), Robbie Trahan (Falcon Rice Mill), Volunteer Blood Drive Coordinator Mike Pastor and Tom Dew (Falcon Rice Mill).

Area residents will have the opportunity to celebrate life and the Rice Festival festivities by joining in the annual I

Turn lane project underway

Department of Transportation and Development workers bury a dual culvert underneath the side of westbound lane of Oddfellows Road. The culverts will be paved over to create a turn lane for drivers headed north on Parkerson Avenue/Hwy. 13.

Area drivers who have been experience the recent delays headed west on Oddfellows Road can take some consolation in the fact that the road’s traffi

Unrestrained driver dies in crash

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Wednesday night, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single-vehicle crash on US Highway 90 west of LA Highway 91 which clai

A.G. request was never sent

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The long-awaited opinion from the state Attorney General regarding fire protection responsibilities outside the Crowley

Convertibles need for Rice Festival

The International Rice Festival is looking for convertible automobiles for the children’s parade and the grand parade.

Code, noise concerns voiced to Jury

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A Mire family has been struggling for a year and a half with the noise from a welding shop next door to their house and



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Rayne's Trent Winbush dives for the endzone as he scored the winning touchdown for the Wolves Friday, recording a 28-27 win over the Eunice Bobcats. Winbush recorded 123 rushing yards on 25 carries during the Rayne win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

From the cool, Friday night air to the scoreless first quarter, a true football fan knew Rayne’s 28-27 win over Eunice High was going to be the things that Friday night football was made of.


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Trent Jaymes McFarlain and Sara Ann Hogan

Mary Hogan and Edward and Jackie Thibodeaux, all of Morse, along with Troy and Julie Hebert of Iota and Marlon and Tricia McFarlain of Evangeline, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthco


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Wayne Timothy Hoffpauir, 58, of Houston, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 29th, 2016, surrounded by family and friends in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.