Sunday, September 28, 2008- Mamou High School’s Homecoming Court for 2008 has been announced. Pictured here, left to right, kneeling, are Naomi Ardoin, Amy Fontenot, Alexis Ortego, Lainey Reed, and Lainey Fontenot. In the back, same order, are Holly Spreyer, Alyssa Davis, Nikki Celestine, Amanda Fontenot, Christine Bondick, Taylor Dupuis, and Hannah Vidrine. Not pictured is Olivia Soileau. (Gazette file photo)

Looking Back: September 1988, 1998, and 2008

September 1, 1988
• Enrollment figures released this week by Evangeline Parish Schools show that the public school system has expected a decline in students.

From left to right are new Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Regional Medical Center Calvin Green, Rotarian Barbara Buroker, and Rotary President Richard LeJeune. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Rotary refines its image and learns about hospitalization

Over the course of the Rotary Club of Ville Platte’s previous two meetings, club members heard from representatives of organizations who are in the business of caring for the needs of other people.

Miss Tournoi Queen- Taylor Grace Perrodin. She is the daughter of Brandon and Shannon Joubert and Rory Perrodin. (Photo by Mable Foreman)

Teen Tournoi Queen- Riana Colleen Perrodin. She is the daughter of Clarissa Daigle and Dustin Perrodin. (Photo by Mable Foreman)

PPHS’s Perrodins named 2018 Tournoi Pageant Queens

New royalty was crowned Saturday at the Louisiana Tournoi Pageant. The newly crowned queens were Miss Tournoi Queen Taylor Grace Perrodin and Teen Tournoi Queen Riana Perrodin.

September 14, 1978- Jules Ashlock, Ville Platte attorney and former newspaper publisher, dropped this world record lion while on a hunting trip in Rhodesia in July. This is the largest lion ever killed in the world, measuring nine feet, eight and a half inches and weighing 530 pounds. It was killed with a 270 caliber rifle.

Looking Back: September ‘58, ‘68, and ‘78

September 4, 1958
•Ville Platte High School, along with all other parish schools, will open Monday morning at 8:30 for the 1958-59 session, according to Principal J.D. LaFleur.

From left to right are Ville Platte Rotary President Richard LeJeune, Rotarian Bob Buroker, and Region IV Emergency Response Coordinator of Louisiana Office of Public Health Karen Buroker. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

VP Rotary “trains” for emergencies

James “Spanky” Vidrine from Union Tank Car in Ville Platte addressed the Ville Platte Rotary Club during its last meeting in August.


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