New Rotary Club members

New Ville Platte Rotary Club member Richard LeJeune, left, Rotary Club President Peter Strawitz, and new club members Jackie Riche and Renee Tate pose for a photo at the March 7 club meeting. LeJeune works for the Ville Platte location of Ardoin’s Funeral Home, Riche is an employee of Christus St. Francis Health System and handles marketing for Savoy Medical Center and Tate is the community relations manager at Bailey Place in Bunkie. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Lifestyles Editor

Fontenot crowned Farm Bureau queen

Tara Fontenot of Basile was crowned 2017 Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau Queen at the 65th Annual Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau Meeting and Queen’s Contests on March 6.

Dore´ to celebrate 25 years

Pastor Brian Dore´ will celebrate 25 years as leader at New Life Assembly of God next month. Before he became a pastor, Dore led church choirs, sang and led a jail ministry. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Pastor Brian Dore´ will soon celebrate 25 years as leader at New Life Assembly of God next month.
Dore´ recently shared some history about his work as a religious leader and what continues to inspire him to spread the word of God.
Question: When did you become a pastor?

Fly like an eagle

The 12th Annual Eagle Expo was held in Morgan City February 16-18. (LSN photo by Bill Decker)

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City February 16-18. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing.

Mardi Gras at Danyelle’s Early Development

Children at Danyelle’s Early Development in Ville Platte gather for a group photo before the traditional Cajun Mardi Gras Run at their school. Several parents and grandparents attended the event.

Photos by Claudette Olivier
Lifestyles Editor


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