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Pictured here from left to right are Ville Platte Rotary Secretary Susan Saunders, Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards, and Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Rotary meets the first lady

The state’s first lady, Donna Edwards, stopped by Tuesday’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club to talk about things happening in the state as well as issues that she and her husband, Governor

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BLACK HISTORY HONOREES - The Greater Golden Light Baptist Church of Basile celebrated Black History Month by recognizing African-American leaders in Evangeline Parish. The presentations were made by the church's pastor and first lady. Pictured from left to right are Debra Fontenot, Chataignier councilwoman; Shelia Joseph, Evangeline Parish school board member; Latoya Howze, Basile councilwoman; Lisa Fontenot, Greater Golden Light First Lady; Greg Fontenot, Great Golden Light pastor; Ricky Fontenot, Mamou mayor; Brent Zachery, Mamou chief of police; Derrell Thomas, Mamou councilman; and Brian Ardoin. (LSN photo by Darrel LeJeune)

Baptist church recognizes parish leaders at Black History service

Greater Golden Light Baptist Church of Basile was the scene for an invigorating spiritual Black History program on Sunday, February 10. The 9 a.m.

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From left to right are LSUE admissions coordinator Patton Griffith, LSUE Interim Chancellor Dr. William Crowe, Rotarian Dr. Willie Buller, and Rotary President Peter Strawitz. Dr. Buller, after the meeting, presented Dr. Crowe a check in the amount of $5,100.00 for the LSUE Scholarship Fund. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Expanding cancer educational opportunities

At its recent meetings in February, the Ville Platte Rotary Club heard from interim chancellor of LSUE Dr.


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