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Larry Fontenot (right) is seen sifting through cleaned sweet potatoes before they were boxed and sold to local consumers last Thursday. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

A sweet harvest

With sweet potato harvest nearing its end, local farmer Larry Fontenot compares the business during this time of year to “running a crawfish plant during Holy Week.”
Larry said, “Everybody wants a sack of crawfish during the Lenten season. For us, everybody wants their box of potatoes before Thanksgiving.”

Swine Festival starts Friday

The 51st La. Swine Festival is this weekend here in little Basile.

This community event, as always, has the full support of the local schools, as students are dismissed from classes at midday to attend Kiddie Day at the fair. This week’s football game has been moved to Thursday night to encourage everyone to attend Friday night’s talent show and Geno Delafosse’s concert under the Pig Barn.


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