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ST. JOSEPH CHILI COOKOFF WINNING TEAM - First place winners of the annual St. Joseph Chili Cookoff and Family Fun Day was the team of RCE Campus Ministry with their entry of “Tiger Grub.” Team members were, from left, Collin Moody, Dawson Doucet, Alli Mouton, Cole Leger, Andrew Abshire, Aidan Mouton, James Charles Orillion (chef), Ally Gray, Olivia Schefcik, Kennedy Prejean, Claudia Kibodeaux, Gracie Alleman, Caitlyn Walker, Lizzie Prevost, Alayana Hebert and Kaitlyn Constantin. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

St. Joseph annual Chili Cookoff, Family Fun Day enjoyed

RAYNE - The 2nd Annual St. Joseph Chili Cookoff and Family Fun Day was held Sunday, Oct. 14, on the grounds of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Rayne Catholic Elementary.
A great day was enjoyed by parishioners, teacher, students and the surrounding community as they gathered for a day of fun and competition, in addition to great music, food and fellowship.
Chili Cookoff team winners included:
1st Place - RCE Campus Ministry (Tiger Grub)
2nd Place - Youth Ministry (Kemp’s Most Famous “Fiya” Chili
3rd place - The Chili Ministers (A Bowl for the Soul)

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anniversary committee members - Parishioners serving on the Anniversary Committee for the St. Theresa of the Christ Child Catholic Church observance of its 90th anniversary during a special anniversary Mass and reception on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Duson were, seated from left, Jeanne Simon, Rev. Aaron Melancon (pastor), Mary Simon; standing, Kenny Alleman, Vicki Alleman, Amanda Keyser, Dee and Phillip Stutes, Janice Simar, Deacon Steve Simon, Bennie Cormier and Becky Brasseaux. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

St. Theresa Church celebrates 90th anniversary

DUSON - St. Theresa of the Christ Child Catholic Church observed its 90th anniversary during an anniversary Mass and reception on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Parishioners and friends of St. Theresa attended the “Together We Stand On A Firm Foundation” theme in commemoration of the parish’s anniversary.
Throughout the summer months, St. Theresa honored parish leaders and servants who have passed on, in addition to sharing significant people or events over the long history of the church parish.

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‘Angel’ brand yams with a Rayne connection

RAYNE - The aroma of sweet potatoes baking in the oven on a chilly fall evening -- something Acadiana is experiencing at this time of the year.
For one particular Rayne resident, that sweet smell brings back more memories than most.
Judy Broussard Gautreaux of Rayne remembers that sweet smell very well as her maternal grandfather, Will J. Angelle, was the owner and operator of Angel Brand of Louisiana Porto Rican Yams.

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Michael Nugent

Apparent road rage leads to attempted murder charges

A Rayne man faces attempted murder charges after an apparent road-rage incident Sunday night.
Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson said Michael Nugent, 22, was booked into the parish jail on two counts of attempted second-degree murder afte he allegedly fired a gun at a vehicle.
Gibson said the incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Friday on Louisiana Highway 35 (Branch Highway) north of Rayne.


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