Outreach Director of the Evangeline Parish Library Suzy Lemoine is pictured here as she stands between racks of books that line the floor of the new building of the library’s main branch in Ville Platte. Behind her is a zen courtyard featuring a statue donated by Philip and Bonnie Hollier that is an expression of support for the library. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

A storied career

The Acadiana area is known for authors and artists who create colorful pieces of art. Each year the Evangeline Parish Library showcases this art at its Book Fest which takes place at the main branch in Ville Platte.

East Side Water holds court ordered election

Pursuant to a recent decision from the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the East Side Water System held another round of elections for its board of directors Tuesday night.
“We had an election because that’s what the Court of Appeals told us to do,” said Board President Randel Brown. “That was our instructions from the court that we had to have an election on the first Tuesday of September.”
In the election for board president, Brown with his 160 votes defeated former president Todd Deville who garnered 66 votes.

Pine Prairie council discusses new police units at recent meeting

At this month’s council meeting, the Village of Pine Prairie discussed new police units and mosquito control.
Mayor Quint West informed the council that he is upbeat about getting new police units from Bossier City. The mayor also informed the council that town workers have been cleaning the ditches “People have noticed that we have cleaned the ditches and are giving the town a lot of compliments about how great the town looks,” West said.

News notes

Rummage Sale at St. Mathilda Sept. 30
The St. Mathilda Church Altar Society will have a rummage sale beginning at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at the St. Mathilda Catholic Church grounds.
All proceeds from the sales will go to benefit St. Mathilda’s Church repairs and renovations.
For information, more details, call: 457-3286 or 457-3460.


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