After all the ice and snow from days before had melted, families from the surrounding areas made their way to the Louisiana State Arboretum for the annual observance of Arbor Day on a springlike da
Pictured here in front of the welcome sign of the J.D. “Prof” LaFleur Nature Center inside the Louisiana State Arboretum are from left to right: left side- Rotarian Larry Lachney, Interact Club coordinator at Sacred Heart Kimberly Lejeune, and Ville Platte Rotary President Wayne Vidrine; right side- Mary Margaret Gil and her father Rotarian Eric Gil. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
A scheduling conflict at the Family Life Center caused the meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club Tuesday to be moved to the place that was the focal point of the club’s previous meeting.
Charred rubble is all that remained of the James Stephen Home Economics cottage following a fire Tuesday night. The severe cold hampered firemen in their attempt to save the building, although they were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the parish branch library located approximately 10 feet from the building. School officials could not estimate the loss in dollars and cents, but said the building and its contents were covered by insurance.
January 4, 1962
With the temperatures hovering below the freezing mark over the first days of the year, area residents are questioning how the winter weather will affect their plants and gardens.
Pictured here from a mission in 2016 from front to back are: Carol Fontenot, Sela Fontenot, Tim Fontenot, Wayne Fruge, Sylvia Fontenot, Warren Fontenot, and Winston LaFleur. LaFleur again this year is leading the group on another mission trip to Honduras. (Photo courtesy of Winston LaFleur)
For the last nine years, Winston LaFleur has been making a yearly trek to a little town that is in the mountainous country of Honduras.