Congressional Aide Jerrie LeDoux (center) to U.S. Congressman from Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District Mike Johnson was the speaker at the Rotary Club’s meeting on Election Day November 6. She is pictured here with Rotarian Bill Brunet (left) and Rotary President Peter Strawitz (right). (Gazette photo by Garland Forman)

VP Rotary hears novel ideas about going to the U.S. Congress

As the club closed out the month of October, the Ville Platte Rotary Club heard from one of its own about putting ideas to paper and writing the next great American novel.
Rotarian Margie Mealer, the director of the Evangeline Parish Library, spoke about a national program going through the month of November called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month.

Grants to fund telehealth services in Acadia Parish

Two grants from USDA Rural Development will fund the expansion of telehealth services in South Louisiana.
The first grant, totaling $272,900, will be issued to Lafayette General Health and will support the expansion of the South Louisiana Telehealth Network to include 18 public schools in Acadia Parish, eight public schools in Vermilion Parish, and two public schools in St. Martin Parish serving 27,000 students combined.
It will also include three parish jails impacting 5,000 inmates.

WoodmenLife Chapter 6 donates to Crowley Christian Care Center

On Oct. 30, WoodmenLife Chapter 6 of Crowley held a food drive for the Crowley Christian Care Center. A total of 84 pounds of dry and canned goods were presented to the center, along with a monetary donation. Present for the donation were, clockwise from left, Alberta John, Thelma Landry, Kitty Seaton and Crowley Christian Care Center Director Marilyn Lawson. Also present but not pictured was Ted Seaton.


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