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Pictured above is Kevin West, who is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Ville Platte, as he stands inside the church’s sanctuary. He explained his satisfaction of spreading the word of God to his congregation. (Photo courtesy of Kevin West)

West celebrates 20 years as pastor

Kevin West is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Ville Platte and recently shared how he continues to be a religious leader and what he does to help out the church.

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Pictured here is the Illinois fiddle player Dennis Stroughmatt who will performing his brand of French music at this year’s Le Grand Hoorah. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Stroughmatt)

Illinois lagniappe

As members of the Francophone world descend on Chicot State Park for Le Grand Hoorah, they will be delighted to many authentic sights and sounds of the French culture.

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Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel (left) was the speaker at April’s first meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club and talked about new things at his office. He is pictured here with Rotarian Maggie Ortego (center) and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine (right). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Meeting those who serve

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