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Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel (left) was the speaker at April’s first meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club and talked about new things at his office. He is pictured here with Rotarian Maggie Ortego (center) and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine (right). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Meeting those who serve

By: TONY MARKS
Associate Editor

Bishop of Lafayette and Basile native J. Douglas Deshotel (center) is pictured here as he consecrates the Blessed Sacrament during the North Deanery Mass held at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas last Friday night as part of the Diocese of Lafayette’s Centennial Celebration. Members of the clergy joining Bishop Deshotel behind the altar are (from left to right) Fr. Cedric Sonnier, head of centennial committee; Fr. Taj Glodd, parochial vicar of Sacred Heart; Fr. Jared Suire, vicar for the clergy; Fr. Tom Voorhies; pastor of Sacred Heart; Bishop Emeritus Michael Jarrell; Fr. Jim Brady, pastor of St. Landry Catholic Church; Fr. Bill Blanda; master of ceremonies; Fr. Conley Bertand; and Monsignor Bob Romero; former pastor of Sacred Heart and current pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Eunice. Flanking the altar are deacons Dwayne Joubert (left) and Sammy Eisey (right) of St. Landry Catholic Church. The chalice used by Bishop Deshotel was the one belonging to Ville Platte native and St. Landry Catholic Church parishioner Fr. Verbis LaFleur. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Honoring the forebearers of faith

Ville Platte was well represented last Friday night as parishioners and clergy from Sacred Heart of Jesus, St.

For the Rotary Club’s first meeting in March, the club heard from Evangeline Parish Secretary-Treasurer Donald Bergeron (center) and Gilbert “Winky” Aucoin (left). They are pictured here with, from left to right, Aucoin’s wife “Chicken,” Rotarian Bob Manuel, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Retaining its community roots

As the Ville Platte Rotary Club led off its final meeting of February, the club members voted to approve the new board members for next year.

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