Pictured here with new club President Richard LeJeune (center) are the newest members of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. They are new Director of the Evangeline Parish Library Margie Mealer (left) and new Executive Director of the Evangeline Chamber of Commerce Renee Brown (right). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

New Rotary friends and ways

At this week’s meeting back at the Family Life Center, the Ville Platte Rotary Club welcomes two new members to its ranks.

Pictured here are members of the Opelousas Attakapas Prairie Tribe from Elton who performed a traditional pow-wow during Saturday’s Creole Families Bastille Day Celebration at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center. Bended in the photo is Amy Cormier, and standing is Deputy Chief Minerva Francois. Not pictured are Theresa Gobert and Chief John Nolan Gobert. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

From one comes many

On July 14, 1789, French peasants stormed La Bastille in Paris, France, that doubled as a military fortress as well as a prison.


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