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Rotary meets Viande Boucanee’

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Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz and Rotarian Bob Manuel bookend guests Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory of Viande Boucanee, Inc., who informed the audience that the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival is set for June 2-3, 2017. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Bob Manuel presented Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory from Viande Boucanee’, Inc., to the Ville Platte Rotary Club who discussed the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival that is scheduled for June 2-3, 2017.

Oncologist at Savoy Medical Center addresses Rotary Club

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Dr. Tanyanika Phillips, oncologist at Savoy Medical Center, was guest of Nick LeBas and addressed Ville Platte Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 4. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The Ville Platte Rotary Club welcomed medical oncologist at Savoy Medical Center Dr. Tanyanika Phillips at its weekly meeting on April 6, at Main Street Pizza. Phillips was the guest of rotarian Nick LeBas.

2017 Boggy Bayou Festival youth royalty crowned

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BABY MISS COURT - Members of the Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court, from left, are Adalyn Richmond, second runner-up; Baby Miss Boggy Bayou Queen Jolie Deville; and Averie James, first runner-up.

New youth royalty was crowned at the 2017 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. The royalties will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 8, during the 33rd Annual Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

New Rotary Club members

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New Ville Platte Rotary Club member Richard LeJeune, left, Rotary Club President Peter Strawitz, and new club members Jackie Riche and Renee Tate pose for a photo at the March 7 club meeting. LeJeune works for the Ville Platte location of Ardoin’s Funeral Home, Riche is an employee of Christus St. Francis Health System and handles marketing for Savoy Medical Center and Tate is the community relations manager at Bailey Place in Bunkie. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

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