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Former Evangeline Parish District Attorney Brent Coreil (at the podium) addresses the Ville Platte City Council on the issue of crime in the city during a public meeting held at the Civic Center Thursday. From left in the front are Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, Councilman Lionel Anderson, and Chief of Police Neal Lartigue. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Vox populi

Frustrated residents and council members clashed over the topic of crime plaguing the City of Ville Platte at a meeting held Thursday night at the Northside Civic Center.

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Fr. Tom Voorhies (center) lifts the Blessed Sacrament during the 80th Anniversary Mass held Tuesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel in Belaire Cove. From left in the back are Fr. Blake Duroc, Fr. Taj Glodd, Fr. Jason Vidrine, and Fr. Richard Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Four scores of faith are celebrated in Belaire Cove

Eighty years ago, along a gravel road in the rural southeastern part of Evangeline Parish not far from the St.

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Rhonda LeJeune holds a copy of her book The Lovable Huggable Dog... Lucy Finds Her Purpose while posing with her dog Chance. (Gazette photo by Nancy Duplechain)

A girl and her dog

Rhonda B. LeJeune is an educator and school guidance counselor in Evangeline Parish.


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