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French Immersion students from Mamou Elementary (front left) and Ville Platte Elementary (right) sing Christmas carols en français during the police jury meeting Tuesday. In the back, from left, are jurors Bryan Vidrine, Rocky Rider, Eric Soileau, Lamar Johnson, and Ryan Ardoin. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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Ville Platte High’s Ernest Roberts (4) goes up for a jump shot as Sacred Heart’s Jack Lahaye reaches to try and block the attempt. Ville Platte defeated the Trojans 81-34 in the Evangeline Parish Basketball championship. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

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Pictured are FoodNet volunteers from Ville Platte. In the back is Chairman Eugene Fontenot; in the front from left are Gloria Griffin, Sharlene Znamierowski, Dean Fontenot, Ollie Bright, and P. L. Fontenot. (Gazette photo by Nancy Duplechain)

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From left are Ville Platte Gazette Publisher and Rotarian Garland Forman, Ville Platte Rotary President Nicole Wenger, and Chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Doug Ireland. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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Pine Prairie guard Asia George hustles the ball up the court in the Lady Panther’s win over Mamou Wednesday night at the parish basketball tourney. Pine Prairie will play in the finals for the second year in a row Saturday. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

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