From left to right are Rotarian Eric Gil, Evangeline Parish Assistant Extension Agent Kim Deville, Sam Gil from Sacred Heart 4-H, Jose Deshotel from St. Ed’s 4-H, and Rotary President-elect Nicole Wenger. (Gazette photos by Tony Marks)

VP Rotary experiences pediatric care for head, heart, hands, and health

The Ville Platte Rotary Club, during its latest round of meetings before Thanksgiving, welcomed home a native pediatrician and learned from parish 4-H students about the value of joining the organi

Congressional Aide Jerrie LeDoux (center) to U.S. Congressman from Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District Mike Johnson was the speaker at the Rotary Club’s meeting on Election Day November 6. She is pictured here with Rotarian Bill Brunet (left) and Rotary President Peter Strawitz (right). (Gazette photo by Garland Forman)

VP Rotary hears novel ideas about going to the U.S. Congress

As the club closed out the month of October, the Ville Platte Rotary Club heard from one of its own about putting ideas to paper and writing the next great American novel.

November 16, 1978- Voting machine totals in the four precincts in the District 6 school board race were checked last week by interested parties in that election. From left are Donald Soileau, attorney for William “Bill” McBride, the apparent winner; McBride; Clyde Fontenot, attorney for Forrest “Jay” Fontenot Jr.; and Walter Lee, Clerk of Court. The machines in those four precincts were checked with registration books and absentee ballots inside of them. The absentee ballots are scheduled to be recounted today.

Looking Back: November 1958, 1968, and 1978

November 6, 1958

Motivational speaker and author Terry “Ranger” Johnson (pictured here) will be bringing his message of success to Ville Platte Thursday at the North Side Civic Center. (Photo courtesy of Terry “Ranger” Johnson)

“Ranger” Johnson brings his motivational message to Ville Platte

During the Evangeline Parish School Board’s Parent Involvement Day slated for Thursday at the North Side Civic Center, parents and students will be able to hear a motivational message from an indiv

From left to right are: Rotarian and Executive Director of Evangeline Chamber of Commerce Renee Brown, Chief Executive Officer of One Acadiana Troy Wayman, Evangeline Parish Industrial Development Board President “Tojo” Ward, Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz, and Rebecca Shirley from One Acadiana’s business retention and expansion department. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Expanding its footprint

At its latest round of meetings, the Ville Platte Rotary Club learned about economic development and retention opportunities around the nine-parish Acadiana area as well as ways the club can contin


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