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From left to right are: Rotarian and Executive Director of Evangeline Chamber of Commerce Renee Brown, Chief Executive Officer of One Acadiana Troy Wayman, Evangeline Parish Industrial Development Board President “Tojo” Ward, Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz, and Rebecca Shirley from One Acadiana’s business retention and expansion department. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Expanding its footprint

At its latest round of meetings, the Ville Platte Rotary Club learned about economic development and retention opportunities around the nine-parish Acadiana area as well as ways the club can contin

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Pam Smith, the administrative assistant to Pastor Darwan Lazard at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte, is pictured here in front of the church’s entrance on LaTour Street as she holds a flyer for the Grind Time Academy. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte receives grant to further opportunities for the youth

A grant in the amount of $50 thousand dollars from Governor John Bel Edwards’ office was awarded to Ninth Baptist Church’s Grind Time Academy to provide better opportunities for the youth of Evange


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