Robert Reed (right) dressed up as Uncle Sam as he spoke at the Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting that was held at the Northside Civic Center on the eve of Independence Day. He is pictured here with Rotary Vice President Peter Strawitz (left.) (Photo courtesy of Mark Layne/KVPI)

Submarine lessons

With Vacation Bible School taking place at the Family Life Center, the Ville Platte Rotary Club was exiled to the Northside Civic Center and to the South Louisiana Community College- C.B.

Pictured here from left to right are Rotarian Scott Smith, Director of Evangeline Parish 911 and Office of Emergency Preparedness Liz Hill, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

In case of emergencies and epidemics

Before the new administration takes over, Ville Platte Rotary President Wayne Vidrine presided over his final two meetings as the month of June came to a close.

Warren Frey holds up The Eunice News that reported the Frey family’s encounter with three men who found themselves on the defense when the family fought back 47 years ago. (LSN photo by Myra Miller)

A day when the bad guys lost

Events that happened 47 years ago seem like they happened yesterday to Warren Frey of Mowata.

Pictured here from left to right are Outreach Director Suzy Lemoine, incoming Library Director Margie Mealer, outgoing Library Director Mary Foster-Galasso, Rotarian Susan Saunders, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine in his last meeting as president. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Rockin’ the horizons of Rotary

The Ville Platte Rotary Club ended its meetings in May by hearing from Janet Armand, who is the director of nursing at Savoy Medical Center’s psych and detox unit called New Horizons.

Elizabeth Vidos (also known as Lady Chops) is pictured here as she interacts with children Tuesday night to begin the Evangeline Parish Library’s Summer Reading program. Over the course of the program at the main branch in Ville Platte, Vidos exposed the children and their parents to different percussion instruments. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Reading to the beat of a different drum

The Evangeline Parish Library kicked off its Summer Reading program with a performance from the Morgan City native Elizabeth Vidos (also known as Lady Chops), who has performed for 10 years in New


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