Chris Blair, the radio voice of LSU athletics who replaced Jim Hawthorne, addressed the Ville Platte Rotary Club Tuesday. Pictured here from left to right are Rotary President Richard LeJeune, Chris Blair, and Rotarian Bill Brunet. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

A “blairing” voice

With 40 days to go before a new season of LSU Football begins against Miami, the Voice of the Tigers Chris Blair stopped in Ville Platte Tuesday and addressed the meeting of the Rotary Club before

Workers for Michael Waller General Contractor announced they expect to complete work on replacing supports and flooring for a parish landmark on the Courthouse Square by the end of the week. Rotten supports and flooring, seen here, threatened to collapse the cupola and bell which once topped the parish’s original courthouse. To avoid repeating the damage, eight vents were planned to be added to the base to permit air to circulate under the copper-covered flooring. (Gazette photo by Paul Kedinger)

Looking Back: July 1989

July 2,1989

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.


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