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Paint the church pink

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Joyce Latigue (left) poses for a picture with cancer survivor Daniel Cassimer (right) while Sisters on the Go spent an afternoon decorating the church for its upcoming Pink Sunday Service for breast cancer awareness. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

For Joyce Latigue, finding out her 22-year-old daughter had breast cancer completely changed her life. The diagnosis is one that has now also changed the life of other locals who have suffered from cancer and those still suffering today.

A real New Orleans Saint

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These five members of the Sisters of the Holy Family have all served Ville Platte at one point since the 1960s. They are (l. to r.) Sr. Clara Mae Jackson, Sr. Rita Darensbourg (currently serving), Sr. Edna Mae Jones, Sr. Agnes Marie Sampia, and Sr. Lucille Stelly (currently serving). (Gazette photo by Nicholas Jagneaux)

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