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Rotary heads to the putting green

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Nickie Toups (center) addressed the Ville Platte Rotary Club about the Eunice Rotary Golf Tournament benefitting the EuniceCommunity Health Center. She is pictured here along with Rotary President Wayne Vidrine (left) and Rotarian Dan Poret (right) (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Nickie Toups serves as administrator of Eunice Manor Nursing Home and chairs the Eunice Rotary Golf Tournament, and she was the guest of Dan Poret at this week’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club.

4-H gives it the old college try

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The group of students from Evangeline Parish who attended 4-H University are pictured here on the steps of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. From left to right are as follows: Top Row- Sam Gil, Daniel Paul, Drew Latour, Sam Hollier, Trey Bieber, Wesley Lejeune, Reid Eastin, James Wilson, Sean Eastin, Todd Fontenot; Second Row from top-Kim Deville, Connor Soileau, Lyana Freeman, Moira Parks, Allison Bello, Elizabeth McDaniel, Daniel Fontenot, James Barnes; Third Row from top- Pam Fonetnot, Rayna Fontenot, Hallie Daire, Olivia Guillory, Amelia Moran, Camille Bergeron, Madison Fontenot, Andrew Fontenot, Drew Vidrine, Cole Briley, John Micheal Fontenot; Bottom Row- Angie Fontenot, Evan Miller, Charley Bieber, Jade Alfred, Morgan Fontenot, Alyson Fontenot, Gabrielle Fontenot, Monty Fontenot, Jose Deshotel, Andrew Fontenot (Photo courtesy of Kim Deville)

Evangeline Parish was again well represented at LSU in Baton Rouge for the 103rd Annual 4-H University. Thirty-four students from the parish went in all, and 14 came back placing at the state level in their competitions.

Presidential reflections of Rotary

The past, present, and future came together as outgoing Rotary President Peter Strawitz and newly installed President Wayne Vidrine discussed projects aimed at the growth of Ville Platte’s club.

A milestone on the prairie

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Pictured here from left to right for the ribbon cutting are as follows: Front Row- Johnny Poullard, Kelly Tezeno Eva Shillow, Anita Soileau, Crystal Rider, Director of Nursing Janet Armand, Joshua Bertrand, Celeste Sam Ben, Chief Nursing Officer Laurie Manuel, and Brian Lahaye; Back Row- Ryan Angelle, Officer Johnny Freeman, Assistant Chief Phyllis Soileau, Chief Brent Zachary, Clinical Services Director Tom Houdek, Vice President of Operations Sherman Fookes, Father David Hebert, Danny Lahaye, Ricky Delafosse, and Nanette Roy. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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Rotary jumps on the bandwagon

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Outgoing Rotary President Peter Strawitz (left) and Rotarian Dr. Hosea (Joey) Soileau (center) on behalf of Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and the City of Ville Platte present a gift basket to the new athletic director at UL-L Dr. Bryan Maggard (right). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s new Athletic Director Dr. Bryan Maggard was the guest speaker at the Ville Platte Rotary Club’s meeting on Tuesday.


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