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Festival Poker Run riders brave storms during 3-hour jaunt Saturday morning

Poker Run Organizers: Chairing and organizing Saturday morning’s Frog Festival Poker Run were Clint Morgan, chairman, and Dawn Gerbine, co-chair, on motorcycles; kneeling Evan Perez, Maggie Reed; second row from left, Karen Dupont and Stephanie Leger; back from left, Fran Bihm, Roy Credeur, Keith Vienne, Mona Vienne, Steve Bandy, Blaine Dupont, Wayne Leger and Michele Autin. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Participants in Saturday’s Frog Festival Poker Run gave a whole new meaning to the term “storm troopers.”

USDA Rural Development funding programs explained

AT RAYNE PRESENTATION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, presented information on various funding programs available to individuals, businesses and governmental entities during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at Rayne City Hall. Among those in attendance were, from left, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Ricky Hulin, construction analyst, USDA/RD; Charles Miniex, area director, USDA/RD; Callie F. Francois, community programs specialist, USDA/RD; Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, sponsors of the event; Morse Mayor Darlene Thibodeaux, Church Point Mayor Russell Stelly and Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

There are more projects out there funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, than most people think.

Flooding rain storms sweep across parish

RESCUE SERVICE: Emergency vehicles drive through high water in the Mire area Sunday following a line of severe weather that swept through the area. Personnel with the Mire Volunteer Fire Department rescued five people and a pet during Sunday’s actions.

ACADIA PARISH - A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain swept across Acadia Parish Saturday and Sunday, leaving several downe

Frog Festival Blood Drive May 9

The 2016 Frog Festival Blood Drive will be held on Monday, May 9, from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Rayne Chamber of Commerce.

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