Kyle Spears of Mamou is pictured here standing in front of his red and white 802 air tractor that he uses as part of his business called Tri-Air Farms. Spears runs four other air tractors as well as a Bell 206 helicopter while planting, fertilizing, and applying fungicide from the sky. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Aerial Applications

Crop dusting has been a vital part of agribusiness in Louisiana for generations.

Pastor and City Councilman Freddie Jack is pictured here as he sits inside the sanctuary of his church St. John Baptist Church in Ville Platte. He is holding in his hands his Lifetime Achievement Award that he won from My Brother’s Keeper in recognition of his many accomplishments. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Seasonal achievements

God calls people at different times to bring about His kingdom on earth, and a Ville Platte native heard this call to become a pastor and city councilman.


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