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From left to right are Ville Platte Rotary President Richard LeJeune, Rotarian Bob Buroker, and Region IV Emergency Response Coordinator of Louisiana Office of Public Health Karen Buroker. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

VP Rotary “trains” for emergencies

James “Spanky” Vidrine from Union Tank Car in Ville Platte addressed the Ville Platte Rotary Club during its last meeting in August.

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The newly appointed director of Lafayette Utilities System Jeff Stewart is pictured here. He is a former resident of Ville Platte and a 1996 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. (Photo courtesy of LUS)

Powering up

Throughout its 120-year-old history, Lafayette Utilities System has always prided itself on providing electrical, water, and sewer services to the residents of Lafayette and some neighboring areas.

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Darrel LeJeune of Basile (right) receives the J. Blanton Belk Outstanding Up with People Alumnus Award from J. Blanton Belk, the founder of Up with People and the award’s namesake. The presentation was made on Friday, June 29 during the organization’s annual alumni reunion held in Tucson, Ariz. (Photo courtesy of Darrel LeJeune)

Basile native LeJeune wins prestigious Outstanding Alumnus award

For the better part of the past six decades, the Up With People (UWP) educational and performance program has been reaching individuals around the world through its music, message, and service.


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