During this week’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, President Richard LeJeune announced that he will be stepping down from the position.
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)
September 1, 1988
• Enrollment figures released this week by Evangeline Parish Schools show that the public school system has expected a decline in students.
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.
New royalty was crowned Saturday at the Louisiana Tournoi Pageant. The newly crowned queens were Miss Tournoi Queen Taylor Grace Perrodin and Teen Tournoi Queen Riana Perrodin.
September 14, 1978- Jules Ashlock, Ville Platte attorney and former newspaper publisher, dropped this world record lion while on a hunting trip in Rhodesia in July. This is the largest lion ever killed in the world, measuring nine feet, eight and a half inches and weighing 530 pounds. It was killed with a 270 caliber rifle.
September 4, 1958
•Ville Platte High School, along with all other parish schools, will open Monday morning at 8:30 for the 1958-59 session, according to Principal J.D. LaFleur.