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Bobbie “Doc” Deshotel is pictured in 2018 as he reminisces about the near half a century he has spent as an Evangeline Parish School Board Member by looking through a scrapbook that his granddaughter Sarah made for him. Doc was the longest serving school board member in the State of Louisiana, and he will remain the longest serving in history due to the fact that in 2008 term limits were placed on school board members. He passed away Friday, May 22, at the age of 83. (Gazette file photo)

Dr. Deshotel passes

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Since the fall of 2018, Ville Platte Gazette editor Tony Marks (Sacred Heart Class of 2000) has been leading a Come Lord Jesus group of eight students from Sacred Heart High School. The group of students graduated from the Halls of Troy this year on Sunday, May 10. Marks was able to attend the graduation ceremony on the football field because he was livestreaming on the school’s Facebook page. Pictured is Marks (center) with his Come Lord Jesus group. From left are Jacques Leger, Tyler Mire, Jack LaHaye, Brad Hesnor, Tyler Perron, Sam Hollier, Vic Parks, and Michael Monier. (Photo by Fr. Blake Dubroc)

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