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Workers are pictured as they work on a roof of a Lake Charles hotel that was damaged by Hurricane Laura. Groups from Ville Platte and Evangeline Parish have been in the city since the hurricane to offer meals, supplies, and other assistance. Donations of supplies and monetary donations are still being accepted across the parish. (Gazette photos by Tony Marks)

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Ville Platte native and McNeese State University alumnus Tim Fontenot (right) hands a plate of jambalaya to an Entergy worker from Jennings. Pictured in the back are Miquel Veillon (left) and Chris Veillon (right).

Of loaves and fish

LAKE CHARLES - One of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall struck the Southwest Louisiana area as a devastating Category 4.


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Ville Platte, LA 70586
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