James Stephens Montessori Principal Cheri Fontenot, left, and Brandi Marcantel, a Vidrine Elementary teacher, will receive top honors at a special Evangeline Parish School Board recognition ceremony Wednesday and are in the running for top state honors. During the program Evangeline Parish School Superintendent Toni Hamlin will recognize them as 2015-16 Elementary Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists.
The Evanngeline Parish School District will have a special event Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m.
Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. They will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 11, during the 31st Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.
(Editor’s Note: The following information was obtained from the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Ville Platte. This information is printed once a month in The Gazette.)
Sunday, March 29, is Palm Sunday. This is the beginning of Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday. The word holy means set apart, unique or one of a kind. Holy Week for Christians is to be observed as a time that is set apart from all other weeks of the year.
As we journey down this Christian life, we sometimes get discouraged and we have a tendency to want to give up. I am glad to be able to say to you today that God is much more patient with us than we are with ourselves.