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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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Rotarian Dr. Willie Buller presented a donation from the Ville Platte Rotary Club to Dr. Kimberly Russell, the Chancellor of LSU-E, during the Rotary meeting Tuesday. Pictured here from left to right are Carey Lawson, Director of University Advancement; Meg Heitman assistant director; Dr. Buller; Dr. Russell; Rotarians Annette Johnson and Peggy Tate; and Brenda Saucier, guest of Dr. Buller. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Putting the excitement into LSU-E

Every year since 1984, the Ville Platte Rotary Club has been providing financial support in terms of a Rotary scholarship that is available to students attending LSU in Eunice.


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