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From left to right are Rotarian Kermit Miller, Camille Fontenot from The Hotel Cazan, and Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz. (Gazette photos by Tony Marks)

Of valves and hauntings

After boarding a charter bus for a guided tour of Pine Prairie Energy Center for its Spring Social, the Ville Platte Rotary Club heard from management members of Cameron-Schlumberger in Ville Platt

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April 24, 1969- Gazette editor Sidney Mixon and Managing Editor Johnnie Quinn admire the awards won by the Ville Platte paper in the Better Newspaper Contests at the Louisiana Press Association convention in New Orleans last Friday. The Gazette placed first in General Excellence and third in best use of color in competition with numerous weekly newspapers throughout Louisiana.

Looking Back: April 1959, 1969, and 1979

April 2, 1959

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The Diocese of Lafayette’s High School Principal of the Year Dawn Shipp (left) and Elementary Principal of the Year Virginia Morein (right) are pictured here standing in front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue located in the high school foyer. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Sacred Heart principals named principals of the year

Over the past several years, curriculum and religious formation have undergone changes at both Sacred Heart Elementary and Sacred Heart High School that have resulted in the students becoming more

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Pictured here is outgoing Miss Boggy Bayou Laken Victoria Grouvillia (right) as she crowns Pine Prairie native Joey West (left) as Boggy Bayou King. (All Gazette photos by Elizabeth West)

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Boggy Bayou Queen Riane Elizabeth Motty

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Ms. Boggy Bayou Queen Jenny Foreman

Motty crowned 35th Boggy Bayou Queen; Foreman awarded Ms. title at annual festival

Both of the newly crowned Boggy Bayou royalty have deeply rooted connections to the Pine Prairie area which allow them to best exemplify what the festival means not only to the community but to als


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