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Pictured here is Mamou native Kate Chatelain as she sits in front of some of her contemporary art. She uses the art medium to expose area children to culture in art camps during the summer. (Photo courtesy of Kate Chatelain)

Brushing up on culture

With the stroke of a paint brush, a Mamou native is doing her part in exposing local children to culture. She does this through art camps during the summer at Mamou High School.

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Pictured here is author Todd Elliott as he holds a copy of his book A Rose by Many Other Names: Rose Cherami and the JFK Assassination during a recent radio interview. The book chronicles Rose Cherami’s time spent in Eunice 48-hours before the JFK Assassination as well its connection with the mob influence along Highway 190. (Photo courtesy of Todd Elliott)

A Rose color conspiracy

Shots rang out in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963, that killed the 35th President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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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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