The 1963-64 cheerleaders for Sacred Heart are Barbara Rozas, Louise Riehl, Connie Tatman, head cheerleader Diana Coreil, and Charlene Coreil.

Looking Back: April 1963

April 4, 1963
• Representative Eddie Perron said that he was much encouraged over the prospects of getting a junior college located in Evangeline parish because of the great enthusiasm shown for the college by civic groups and parish and municipal governing bodies.
Resolutions have been sent to Senator Jack C. Fruge by many civic organizations, the school board, police jury, Mamou Rotary, and others urging him to introduce a resolution at the meeting of State Board of Education directing State Superintendent Shelby Jackson to institute an immediate survey of the need for a junior college in this area of Louisiana.
• The Mamou Rotary Club at its Wednesday noon meeting and luncheon elected new officers and a board of directors for its 1963-64 term. Officers for the ensuing year were Elvin LaHaye, president; Nelson Beauregard, vice president; Cliff Duplechin, secretary, treasurer; and Jack Tate, sergeant-at-arms.

April 11, 1963
• Police Jury President John Andrus said he was told by Welfare Department officials that the Evangeline Food Stamp program would continue without interruption. Any ‘bugs’ in the program would have been eliminated at the forthcoming session of the Louisiana Legislature.
• Special devotions and ceremonies for Holy Week commemorating the passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, were announced by Rev. J.A. LeBlanc, pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church. Special services began on Palm Sunday and had continued throughout that Easter Sunday, Rev. LeBlanc stated. The observance of Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
April 18, 1963
• Wilson Shuff, Mamou, who served as Service Officer of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for Evangeline Parish for the past 17 and one-half years prior to his retirement recently, was honored at the regular meeting of Mamou American Legion Post.
Shuff was presented with a citation and a plaque from the LA Dept. of Veterans Affairs for outstanding service to veterans during his term of office. The plaque was presented to Shuff by Hal A. Burgess, director of the State Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

April 25, 1963
• Seven priests of the Diocese of Lafayette, including Rev. J. A. LeBlanc, pastor of the St. Ann Catholic Church of Mamou, participated in a joint observance of their 25th ordination anniversary with an 11:00 a.m. Mass Monday in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.

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