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The Cajun Cowboy and the Stirrups band is pictured here performing during last year’s Mamou Cajun Music Festival. From left to right are Lisa Broussard on bass, Renada Broussard on drums, Gerald Broussard, Jr., on accordion, and Gerald “T-Boy” Broussard, Sr., on steel guitar. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Acadia Parish family enjoys playing Cajun music together

The adage of “a family that prays together stays together” has woven its way into common practice.

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Deidra Fruge (right) is pictured here reading to the group of French Immersion students at Mamou Elementary. The students (in no particular order) are Adelyn Lebouef, Molly Ramsey, Braxton Aymond, Emma Miller, Nora Gotreaux, Adam Fontenot, Alannah Bernard, Brooklyn Antoine, Amelia Thibodeaux, Nolan Guillory, Brook Thomas,Allen Williams, Jr., Blaine Duplechin, Tyson Bryan, Daxton Dillard, Ethan Harris, Abram Martel, and Demi Rougeau. Also pictured behind the students are teachers Emilie Dicharry and Christiane Mirabel along with staff members Laura Chapman, Wanda Verrertte, Nina David, and principal Troy Fontenot. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

La française meets le cadien

The culture of Southern France met the culture of South Louisiana as the two came together for a French Day Tuesday evening at Mamou Elementary.

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Other activities at the Louisiana State Arboretum for Arbor Day included learning how to count rings to tell how the age of a tree. Pictured here taking part in this activity is Amy Daigle (daughter of Dr. Kirk Soileau) and her daughter Loreli. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

An arboresque day at the park

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

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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)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is highlighted at a special VP Rotary meeting at the Arboretum

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.

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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.

Looking back: January 1962

January 4, 1962


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