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November 16, 1978- Voting machine totals in the four precincts in the District 6 school board race were checked last week by interested parties in that election. From left are Donald Soileau, attorney for William “Bill” McBride, the apparent winner; McBride; Clyde Fontenot, attorney for Forrest “Jay” Fontenot Jr.; and Walter Lee, Clerk of Court. The machines in those four precincts were checked with registration books and absentee ballots inside of them. The absentee ballots are scheduled to be recounted today.

Looking Back: November 1958, 1968, and 1978

November 6, 1958

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Motivational speaker and author Terry “Ranger” Johnson (pictured here) will be bringing his message of success to Ville Platte Thursday at the North Side Civic Center. (Photo courtesy of Terry “Ranger” Johnson)

“Ranger” Johnson brings his motivational message to Ville Platte

During the Evangeline Parish School Board’s Parent Involvement Day slated for Thursday at the North Side Civic Center, parents and students will be able to hear a motivational message from an indiv

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From left to right are: Rotarian and Executive Director of Evangeline Chamber of Commerce Renee Brown, Chief Executive Officer of One Acadiana Troy Wayman, Evangeline Parish Industrial Development Board President “Tojo” Ward, Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz, and Rebecca Shirley from One Acadiana’s business retention and expansion department. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Expanding its footprint

At its latest round of meetings, the Ville Platte Rotary Club learned about economic development and retention opportunities around the nine-parish Acadiana area as well as ways the club can contin


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