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Fr. Keith Pellerin, the pastor of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Kinder, is pictured here as he delivers the homily during the Mass for the 59th anniversary of the death of his fourth cousin Charlene Richard. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks

Annual mass is held in memory of ‘The Little Cajun Saint’

When the Cajun and Creole ancestors of those currently living in South Louisiana first arrived, they brought with them vestiges of the ways of life from their native homeland.

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Mary Foster-Galasso is pictured here in the center as she unfurls a sign for the mutil-purpose room that now bears her name. She is pictured with some of the library board members. From left to right are Police Jury President Ryan “LeDay” Williams, Gaynell Coates, and Sandra Jacobs. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

A new chapter in life

The last day of July meant the last day on the job for Mary Foster-Galasso as executive director of the Evangeline Parish Library.

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Chris Blair, the radio voice of LSU athletics who replaced Jim Hawthorne, addressed the Ville Platte Rotary Club Tuesday. Pictured here from left to right are Rotary President Richard LeJeune, Chris Blair, and Rotarian Bill Brunet. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

A “blairing” voice

With 40 days to go before a new season of LSU Football begins against Miami, the Voice of the Tigers Chris Blair stopped in Ville Platte Tuesday and addressed the meeting of the Rotary Club before

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Workers for Michael Waller General Contractor announced they expect to complete work on replacing supports and flooring for a parish landmark on the Courthouse Square by the end of the week. Rotten supports and flooring, seen here, threatened to collapse the cupola and bell which once topped the parish’s original courthouse. To avoid repeating the damage, eight vents were planned to be added to the base to permit air to circulate under the copper-covered flooring. (Gazette photo by Paul Kedinger)

Looking Back: July 1989

July 2,1989

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Robert Reed (right) dressed up as Uncle Sam as he spoke at the Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting that was held at the Northside Civic Center on the eve of Independence Day. He is pictured here with Rotary Vice President Peter Strawitz (left.) (Photo courtesy of Mark Layne/KVPI)

Submarine lessons

With Vacation Bible School taking place at the Family Life Center, the Ville Platte Rotary Club was exiled to the Northside Civic Center and to the South Louisiana Community College- C.B.


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