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Babin crowned Queen Cotton

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Outgoing Queen Cotton Haley Nicole Jett (right) crowns new Queen Cotton Tara Elizabeth Babin of Gonzales. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Tara Elizabeth Babin of Gonzales was crowned Queen Cotton LXIV at Saturday night’s Cotton Coronation.

Spurred to Knighthood

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Former Tournoi rider Gerald Fontenot poses for a picture with the champion’s trophy and spurs that he won during the 1967 Louisiana Tournoi competition. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Every October, on a Sunday afternoon, a group of Tournoi riders get ready to don a knights traditional garb, saddle up on horseback and spear through the seven enemies of cotton.

Mamou council discusses upcoming Vet. Day Parade

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The Mamou Town Council held its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, and centered its discussion around the upcoming Veteran’s Day Parade set to be held in the local community.


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