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Evangelizing through nature

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Author Jo Ann Guillory Crumling visited the main branch of the Evangeline Parish Library for a book signing. She is pictured here sitting in the branch’s activity room holding a copy of her children’s book entitled Alex the Caterpillar. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Christians are called by God to spread the good news of the Gospels. This process called evangelization has taken many forms throughout the life of the Church. A local author has found a new avenue of this through a children’s book.

Looking back: Thursday, August 6, 1981

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Newly elected officers for the 1981 Louisiana Cotton Festival are, from left, seated Lynn Landreneau, treasurer - historian; Sarah Webb, secretary; from left, standing, Gilbert "Winky" Aucoin, president; Kenneth Webb, first vice president; Dan Poret, second vice president; and Paul Sandau, publicity director. The officers were elected last Thursday night at a meeting of the association in the Evangeline Bank Civic Room.

• Members of the Louisiana Cotton Festival Association were informed that the 1981 Louisiana Cotton Festival is scheduled for Thursday, October 8th, through Sunday, October 11th.

Voisins celebrate 50 years

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Everett and Carmen Voisin of Milton on their wedding day, July 22, 1967, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte

Carmen and Everett Voisin of Milton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 22, 2017.
Carmen, the former Carmen Smith of Ville Platte, and Everett were married in 1967 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte. Fr. Joseph Brennan officiated the ceremony.

Right on Main Street in Ville Platte

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Ville Platte City Councilman Mike Perron thumbs through a scrapbook of old newspaper clippings as he reminisced on life in Ville Platte during the 1950s and 1960s. He talked about his memories of the drive-ins, the night clubs, the five-and-dime stores, and G. Ardoin's and Evangeline Furniture. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Main Street is the lifeline of any city in America. It is the source that pumps out business to the rest of the city. If it dries up, then the city will follow suit.

Weekly Rotary Minute update

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Wayne Vidrine, President of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, is pictured here as he spoke at the weekly meeting Tuesday afternoon. He outlined his vision for the club during the upcoming year including corporate memberships and the future of Chicot State Park. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ville Platte Rotary President Wayne Vidrine advised the club he wants to bring something different to the table at each meeting such as sharing Rotary trivia.


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