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Arthur Sampson is pictured above as he holds up a Coca-Cola can during Monday’s meeting of the Ville Platte City Council held at the Northside Civic Center. Sampson used the can along with other cans, bottles, and packs of cigarettes to illustrate how people have a choice of what products to buy if the price of another product increases. His argument and demonstration were in response to prior comments made by Councilman Bryant Riggs over the city raising its utility rates. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Utility rates on the rise

The Ville Platte City Council met Monday afternoon at the Northside Civic Center for its regular monthly meeting and unanimously voted to raise utility rates for residents and businesses.

Technology Director for Sacred Heart Schools Yvette Buller is pictured above in her office at the elementary as she holds a custom designed holy water bottle and a custom made door blessing. Both items are used to spread the message of Jesus Christ to others as a form of evangelization. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Evangelization in a bottle

According to the Gospel of Mark, Christ commanded his disciples, before He ascended into Heaven, to “go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every living creature.”

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