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August 8, 1974 - A NEW LIBRARY COURIER SERVICE began this week under a pilot program which has been dubbed the “Bayou Land Pilot Library System.” Monday morning, the courier service began the first of its twice-weekly rounds in Ville Platte from the central office in Lafayette. The Bayou Land system operates through a 10 parish area. Del Tanner is the official “courier,” and accompanying him on the first run this week was Mrs. Malva H. Huson, director of the Bayou Land system. Present in front of the Evangeline Parish Library for the first arrival Monday morning were, from left, Tanner, Police Jury President Earl John Soileau, Mrs. Nettie Perrodin of the library staff, Mrs. Huson, Mrs. Aimee Guillory, Librarian Mike Janowski, and Miss Rita Monier of the local library.

Looking Back: August 1949, 1974, and 1989

August 4,1949
Malefactors in Evangeline Parish may now be treated to a dose of tear gas- if conditions and circumstances make this treatment necessary.

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John Hamlin (left) and his father Bobby (right) cut up deboned Boston butt steaks this past Saturday morning in an outdoor kitchen behind Bobby’s home in Ville Platte. The cut up meat is then stuffed, ground, and smoked in the family’s smokehouse to make homemade sausage (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Viande boucanée traditions

Traditions run deep in Evangeline Parish. From the way music is performed to the way food is cooked, everything revolves around those traditions.

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Pictured above is Chenile Tezeno, who is a new assistant principal at Ville Platte High School along with Sarah Hamlin LaFleur. She explained her satisfaction of leading her students through a new school year. (Photo courtesy of Chenile Tezeno)

Tezeno celebrates three years as assistant principal

Chenile Tezeno is now an assistant principal at Ville Platte High School and recently shared how she continues to be a leader and what she does to help out the school.


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