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Chris Fontenot signs a copy of one of his recent books at the Library Fest held on the grounds of the main branch of the Evangeline Parish Library in Ville Platte. (Gazette photo by Nancy Duplechain)

Putting pen to paper

The Evangeline Parish Library held its Library Fest on Saturday, November 7, on the grounds of the main branch in Ville Platte.

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CATHOLIC DAUGHTER DONATION - Catholic Daughters of Court Sacred Heart of Jesus sponsored the annual Pumpkin Decorating Activity at Heritage Manor of Ville Platte. Although they could not enter the facility, they furnished pumpkins, decorations, and snacks for the event. Pictured from left are Activities Director Patricia Duplechin with Catholic Daughters Faye Lafleur, Janice Soileau, Monette Richardson, Fannie Soileau, Terry Fontenot, Barbara Vidrine, and Annette Fontenot. (Photo courtesy of Fannie Soileau)

Catholic Daughters are on the move, says regent

(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by Fannie Soilau, regent of Catholic Daughter, Court Sacred Heart of Jesus #1674.)

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From left are Mitch Pellerin from Freedom Behavioral; Rotarian Eric Gil; Holly Fontenot, a licensed clinical social worker with Freedom Behavioral; and Rotary President Peter Strawitz. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Getting clinical

The Rotary Club of Ville Platte closed out the month of October by hearing from Holly Fontenot, who is a licensed clinical social worker at Freedom Behavioral here in Ville Platte.

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MANY OF THE old timers who are still around have warm memories of “Ethel,” the first fire truck owned by the Ville Platte Fire Department. The 1927 American La France was bought new in that year, and it was only fitting for Chief Milton Reed to name the truck after his only daughter, Ethel. The original fire truck was retired from service many years ago but is still standing in the City Barn.

Looking Back to Thursday, Nov. 7, 1968

For many years, there have been those in Ville Platte who have fulfilled their boyhood dreams of becoming a brave fireman willing to sacrifice their lives and limbs for the thrill of being part of


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