MAMOU – Like a big jungle cat, the Pine Prairie Panthers pounced on three early Mamou Demon miscues and converted them into points, as they rolled to a 42-8 District 5-3A win here Thursday night.
Pat Derouselle (center) was the guest of Rotarian Bill Brunet (right) as he spoke to the Ville Platte Rotary Club about this year’s events for the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The two are pictured here with Rotary President Wayne Vidrine (left). The festival begins Tuesday, October 10 with the Contradase and ends Sunday, October 15 with the running of the Tournoi. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Pat Derouselle, President of the Louisiana Cotton Festival, was the guest of Rotarian Bill Brunet at Tuesday’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club.
With the disappearance of the old DeRouen home from its location on central Main Street, only one residence now remains in that thoroughfare’s principal business district (from its intersection with Court to its intersection with Chataignier Street). The original portion of this old landmark was built about a decade before the Civil War by Bartholomew Coreil. It was acquired at his succession sale by the DeRouen family and was the late residence of the late congressman Rene L. Derouen and his wife.
September 7, 1961
There is an old saying that cotton is the fabric of our lives. This is none truer than for Ville Platte resident Lynn Landreneau, who has compiled the rich history of the Louisiana Cotton Festival into two volumes of work.