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Ghosts of Evangeline’s past

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Pictured here is the old brick house that was the home of Dr. Josiah E. Hawkins in Bayou Chicot. He is pictured on the left with his wife Charity (right) and her niece (center). The house was built in 1840 for the use of a courthouse and was used by Dr. Hawkins as an asylum for his mentally ill patients. (Photo courtesy of Mabel Alice Thompson’s book “Looking Back”)

From The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville to Loyd’s Hall just across Bayou Cocordrie in Meeker, South Louisiana is cluttered with homes that are considered to be haunted.

Former OLQAS pastor Joseph Brennan passes away Friday

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Brennan

The Diocese of Lafayette on Friday announced the passing of one of its priests who has previously served at Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Churches in Ville Platte.

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