Several local fishermen earned cash prize awards for their impressive catches during the Third Annual Crooked Creek Benefit Fishing Tournament on Saturday. The winners are pictured above with Crooked Creek Park Manager Kim Ortego and fishing tournament organizer Collin Courville. From left to right are Ortego, Kyle Soileau, Seth Soileau, Brian Soileau, Brandon Theriot, Marcus Dupree, Brody Bonnette and Courville. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Pictured here are Ville Platte Rotarians as the longest active serving member Brent Coreil cuts the cake during the club’s meeting Tuesday. From left to right are: Back row- Eric Gil, Scott Smith, Jimmy LeBlanc, President Peter Strawitz, Mark Suellentrop, Treasurer Vic Slaven, and Kermit Miller; third row- Annie Fruge, Kip Manuel, Ronnie Landreneau, and Darwan Lazard; second row- Bob Buroker, Dan Poret, Larry Lachney, Past President Wayne Vidrine, Coreil, Dr. Willie Buller, Sergeant-at-Arms Dr. Jerry Veillon, Songmaster Dr. “Joey” Soileau, Richard LeJeune, Debbie McCauley, and Mable Foreman; front row- Secretary Susan Saunders, Annette Johnson, and John Mayeaux. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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