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Pam Smith, the administrative assistant to Pastor Darwan Lazard at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte, is pictured here in front of the church’s entrance on LaTour Street as she holds a flyer for the Grind Time Academy. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte receives grant to further opportunities for the youth

A grant in the amount of $50 thousand dollars from Governor John Bel Edwards’ office was awarded to Ninth Baptist Church’s Grind Time Academy to provide better opportunities for the youth of Evange

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From left to right are: Richard LeJeune in his final meeting as Ville Platte Rotary Club president, Sergeant Steve Vidrine and Lieutenant Scott Fontenot from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and Rotarian Wayne Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ville Platte Rotary President resigns; club hears about Shriners and hunting regulations

During this week’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, President Richard LeJeune announced that he will be stepping down from the position.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008- Mamou High School’s Homecoming Court for 2008 has been announced. Pictured here, left to right, kneeling, are Naomi Ardoin, Amy Fontenot, Alexis Ortego, Lainey Reed, and Lainey Fontenot. In the back, same order, are Holly Spreyer, Alyssa Davis, Nikki Celestine, Amanda Fontenot, Christine Bondick, Taylor Dupuis, and Hannah Vidrine. Not pictured is Olivia Soileau. (Gazette file photo)

Looking Back: September 1988, 1998, and 2008

September 1, 1988
• Enrollment figures released this week by Evangeline Parish Schools show that the public school system has expected a decline in students.

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From left to right are new Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Regional Medical Center Calvin Green, Rotarian Barbara Buroker, and Rotary President Richard LeJeune. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Rotary refines its image and learns about hospitalization

Over the course of the Rotary Club of Ville Platte’s previous two meetings, club members heard from representatives of organizations who are in the business of caring for the needs of other people.


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