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May 4, 1998 - Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie recently formed a Royal Ambassador organization, registered with the Brotherhood Department of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Pictured here following the formal initiation ceremony last week of the new group are members, front row, from left, Ann Cason - director of the group, Braxton Willis, Matthias Petersen, Matthew Manuel, David Longino and Bo Sands; back row, from left, Kyle Fontenot, Cody Kordish, Buddy Deville, Peter Cheramie and Chris Willis. (photo submitted)

Looking Back: May 1969, 1979, and 1989

May. 1, 1969

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Pictured here are the Evangeline Parish 4-H scholarship winners. From left to right are Gabrielle Fontenot, Iyana Freeman, Reid Eastin, and Sean Eastin. Fontenot was also recognized as the Farm Bureau Outstanding 4-H member. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Head, heart, hands, health on display

The annual Evangeline Parish 4-H Award’s Night was again held Tuesday at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center where the outstanding achievers were recognized.

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The donation from Cabot to the Evangeline Foundation was presented Friday, May 3, outside the facility. From left to right are Cabot Human Resources Manager Claudia Jenkins, Evangeline Parish Schools Supervisor Grace Sibley, Cabot Facility General Manager and Foundation board member Mark Suellentrop, Foundation President Matt Marcantel, Foundation board member Rhonda Butler, Foundation board member Dr. Gwen Fontenot, Evangeline Parish Schools Supervisor Linda LaFleur, and Evangeline Parish Schools Superintendant Darwan Lazard. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Educational opportunities, foster children, and orphans discussed at recent Ville Platte Rotary meetings

The Rotarians from Ville Platte were the first ones to hear about a donation to help the teachers in Evangeline Parish.

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May 5, 1949- The Immaculate Conception Sodalists are shown above presenting Sister Joan of Arc, of Sacred Heart Parochial School, with a bouquet and gift as she prepares to leave for Mission Work in India. She has taught school here for the past 10 years. She will make the journey by boat and plane. Left to right are: Rita Rae Buller, Norma Latour, Sr. Joan of Arc, Harold Stromer, all of Ville Platte, and Beth Dubus of Lafayette.

Looking Back: May 1929, 1939, and 1949

May 11, 1929
Mrs. W. Harvey and Mrs. F. DeRouen sold hats that were Ladies Hats were $1.29, and children’s hats were .98.


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