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Pictured here from left to right are Rotarian Scott Smith, Director of Evangeline Parish 911 and Office of Emergency Preparedness Liz Hill, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

In case of emergencies and epidemics

Before the new administration takes over, Ville Platte Rotary President Wayne Vidrine presided over his final two meetings as the month of June came to a close.

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Warren Frey holds up The Eunice News that reported the Frey family’s encounter with three men who found themselves on the defense when the family fought back 47 years ago. (LSN photo by Myra Miller)

A day when the bad guys lost

Events that happened 47 years ago seem like they happened yesterday to Warren Frey of Mowata.

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Pictured here from left to right are Outreach Director Suzy Lemoine, incoming Library Director Margie Mealer, outgoing Library Director Mary Foster-Galasso, Rotarian Susan Saunders, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine in his last meeting as president. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Rockin’ the horizons of Rotary

The Ville Platte Rotary Club ended its meetings in May by hearing from Janet Armand, who is the director of nursing at Savoy Medical Center’s psych and detox unit called New Horizons.

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Elizabeth Vidos (also known as Lady Chops) is pictured here as she interacts with children Tuesday night to begin the Evangeline Parish Library’s Summer Reading program. Over the course of the program at the main branch in Ville Platte, Vidos exposed the children and their parents to different percussion instruments. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Reading to the beat of a different drum

The Evangeline Parish Library kicked off its Summer Reading program with a performance from the Morgan City native Elizabeth Vidos (also known as Lady Chops), who has performed for 10 years in New

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Ninety-five graduating seniors received their diplomas from Ville Platte High School at the school’s 52nd commencement exercises. Raymond Aucoin, parish school superintendent, delivered the principle address. Superintendent LeRoy Soileau took part in the program, and the actual diplomas were awarded by Principal Yves Soileau. Class valedictorian was Judith Fuselier, and Darryl McManus was the salutatorian. Large numbers of parents, relatives, and friends were present for the colorful exercises.

Looking Back: May 1960

May 5, 1960


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