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Fontenot crowned Farm Bureau queen

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Tara Fontenot of Basile was crowned 2017 Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau Queen at the 65th Annual Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau Meeting and Queen’s Contests on March 6.

Dore´ to celebrate 25 years

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Pastor Brian Dore´ will celebrate 25 years as leader at New Life Assembly of God next month. Before he became a pastor, Dore led church choirs, sang and led a jail ministry. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Pastor Brian Dore´ will soon celebrate 25 years as leader at New Life Assembly of God next month.
Dore´ recently shared some history about his work as a religious leader and what continues to inspire him to spread the word of God.
Question: When did you become a pastor?

Fly like an eagle

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The 12th Annual Eagle Expo was held in Morgan City February 16-18. (LSN photo by Bill Decker)

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City February 16-18. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing.

Mardi Gras at Danyelle’s Early Development

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Children at Danyelle’s Early Development in Ville Platte gather for a group photo before the traditional Cajun Mardi Gras Run at their school. Several parents and grandparents attended the event.

Photos by Claudette Olivier
Lifestyles Editor

A Woman With Heart

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2017 St. Landry Parish Women With Heart recipient Lena Charles, left, and 2017 Evangeline Parish Women With Heart recipient Dianna Freeman-Johnson pose of a photo during the United Way’s annual Women With Heart luncheon in Opelousas. (Gazette photo by Mabel Foreman)

Dianna Freeman Johnson of Ville Platte was named the 2017 Evangeline Parish Women With Heart recipient at the annual United Way Women With Heart luncheon.


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