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Bishop of Lafayette and Basile native J. Douglas Deshotel (center) is pictured here as he consecrates the Blessed Sacrament during the North Deanery Mass held at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas last Friday night as part of the Diocese of Lafayette’s Centennial Celebration. Members of the clergy joining Bishop Deshotel behind the altar are (from left to right) Fr. Cedric Sonnier, head of centennial committee; Fr. Taj Glodd, parochial vicar of Sacred Heart; Fr. Jared Suire, vicar for the clergy; Fr. Tom Voorhies; pastor of Sacred Heart; Bishop Emeritus Michael Jarrell; Fr. Jim Brady, pastor of St. Landry Catholic Church; Fr. Bill Blanda; master of ceremonies; Fr. Conley Bertand; and Monsignor Bob Romero; former pastor of Sacred Heart and current pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Eunice. Flanking the altar are deacons Dwayne Joubert (left) and Sammy Eisey (right) of St. Landry Catholic Church. The chalice used by Bishop Deshotel was the one belonging to Ville Platte native and St. Landry Catholic Church parishioner Fr. Verbis LaFleur. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Honoring the forebearers of faith

Ville Platte was well represented last Friday night as parishioners and clergy from Sacred Heart of Jesus, St.

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For the Rotary Club’s first meeting in March, the club heard from Evangeline Parish Secretary-Treasurer Donald Bergeron (center) and Gilbert “Winky” Aucoin (left). They are pictured here with, from left to right, Aucoin’s wife “Chicken,” Rotarian Bob Manuel, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Retaining its community roots

As the Ville Platte Rotary Club led off its final meeting of February, the club members voted to approve the new board members for next year.

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Pictured here are JAG students from one of Dianne Johnson’s classes at Ville Platte High School. From left to right are Alex King, Isaiah Gallow, Marques Johnson, Gwantez Thomas, YCP Recruiter Shawn Parker, Allaya Durgin, Kendall Jackson, John Bordelon, and JAG Specialist Dianna Freeman-Johnson. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

JAG meets YCP

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Pictured above is Jamie Roberts, who is the pastor of Turkey Creek Church of Christ. He explained his satisfaction of spreading the word of God to his congregation. (Gazette photo by Lori Butler)

Roberts celebrates five years as pastor

Jamie Roberts is the pastor of Turkey Church of Christ and recently shared how he continues to be a religious leader and what he does to help out the church.

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Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser (right) is pictured here as he presents Emile’s official pardon proclamation to Zatarain’s President Claude Davis (left). (Photo courtesy of Kacey Hill)

Lieutenant Governor Nungesser pardons his second crustacean

The seafood industry drives the economic engine of the state, and, in doing so, is a way of promoting the state to the rest of the nation and the world.

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