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Pieces of Brecky's life

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When Brecky Lavigne’s daughter left for college, Lavigne turned her child’s old room into a workspace. Here Lavigne works on a tiki warrior mosaic. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Stand in one place too long, and Brecky Thomas Lavigne might turn you into a work of art.
Lavigne, of Tate Cove, said, “My children joke, ‘If we don’t move, she will mosaic us!’”

ResCare executive director speaks at Jan. 31 Rotary Club meeting

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ResCare Opelousas Executive Director Monique Hicks, left, Ville Platte Rotary Club President Peter Strawitz, ResCare Opelousas Customer Service Supervisor, Anissa Griffith, Rotary Club member Mabel Foreman and Barbara Blood with Ville Platte Home Health gather for a photo at the January 31 Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Monique Hicks, executive director of ResCare HomeCare of Opelousas, was the guest speaker at the January 31 Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting.

Lavergnes celebrate 50 years

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John R. and Anna Lavergne of Ville Platte celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary January 28, 2017.
Anna, the former Anna Lee Fontenot of Ville Platte, and John were married in 1967 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte. Fr. Joseph Brennan officiated the ceremony.

Timeless in timber

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Magnolia Mound Plantation, located in Baton Rouge, was built around 1791. The home, still at its original location, sits on what was once a 900-acre Spanish land grant deeded to James Hillen in 1786. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

A step into Magnolia Mound Plantation can take one back more than 200 years into Louisiana’s history, but the moment you set foot on the high ridge the colonial house rests on just east of the Mighty Mississippi, you step back more than 1.8 million years.

Rotary Club learns about Social Security

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Ville Platte Rotary Club President Peter Strawitz, lawyer Winky Aucoin, and Rotary member Leonard Fontenot gather for a photo at the January 17 meeting. Aucoin has practiced law since 1972. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Local lawyer Gilbert “Winky” Aucoin was the guest speaker at the January 17, 2016 Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting.
Aucoin has practiced law since 1972, and he worked with his late brother and fellow lawyer Preston Aucoin for 18 years.

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