Pictured here standing among the pro-life garden on the grounds of Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Chucrh is the Pro-Life Coordinator Stephanie Andrus with her children. The crosses in the garden represent children who were aborted As coordinator, she is in charge of the annual Pro-Life Walk that will parade down Main Street Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. mass at OLQAS. From left to right are: Top row- Isabelle (10), John Paul (12), Stephanie, Piper (14), Marian (20 months), Alanna “Kit Kat” (19), and Daniel (16); Bottom row- Michael (4) and William (7). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser spent time this week touring the conditions of Chicot State Park and addressing the Ville Platte Rotary Club. Pictured here on the front porch of Governor Jimmie Davis’ house inside the park from left to right are Rotarian Dr. Joey Soileau, Lieutenant Governor Nungesser, “Chicken” Aucoin with Prairie Heritage, Inc., State Representative Bernard LeBas, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Susan Fontenot, owner of Mikey’s Donuts in Ville Platte, is pictured here with a freshly made King Cake on the Thursday before the Feast of the Epiphany. The King Cake is decorated with the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold and with a strand of beads. Inserted into the cake is a plastic baby representing the Christ child. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The hearse carrying the body of Dejuan Guillory is pictured here as it leaves the scene of the L’Anse Meg area where he was shot and killed last July. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Pictured is Eugene Manuel as he sits in one of the original booths at the Holiday Lounge in Mamou, which his father T-Ed Manuel opened 60 years ago. The booths, which were originally in the old Archway Lounge in Opelousas, were purchased by T-Ed for the Holiday Lounge in the 1950’s. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Pictured here is the mosaic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus inside the newly renovated church of the same name here in Ville Platte after the 6:30 a.m. mass on Wednesday. Above and lining the mosaic are newly installed light fixtures which brighten the beauty of the mosaic. The walls around the mosaic are newly painted which adds to the attractiveness of the completed work. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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