The Campbell family, including his children and their children in front of the Charles Campbell Curriculum Annex Building.

Vermilion Parish School board building now: ‘Charles Campbell Curriculum Annex’

Vermilion Parish residents may notice a difference while visiting the school board. Wednesday evening, the school board held a reception dedicating and re-naming the Vermilion Parish School Board Curriculum Annex Building.
The buildings’ new name is the Charles Campbell Annex Building, dedicated to the late Charles Campbell who was a long time school board member. He passed away while in office.
Campbell’s entire career was dedicated to education, part of his career being at UL, but mostly at the VPSB.

KVPI office manager Bonnie Fontenot is pictured here sitting at her desk inside the station for the last time as she retired this week after working for 60 years. Her time at KVPI also included her doing local and state news broadcasts in the afternoon every day at 3:00 p.m. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

At the end of the dial

Ever since Thomas Edison uttered “Mary had a little lamb” into his phonograph as the first ever recording in 1877, the radio medium has brought news, information, and entertainment into homes world wide in large and small markets. One of the small markets to have a local radio station is here in Ville Platte. With some smaller radio stations fading away like their signal and with others being bought up by large media companies, KVPI has remained locally owned and has continuously kept Ville Platte informed since its beginning in 1953.

Assumption Church to celebrate anniversary, plans June events

In conjunction with Diocese of Lafayette celebrating its Centennial, the Assumption Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Mire is celebrating its 64th anniversary as a parish.
Farm houses and the Mire School were the settings for the earliest masses. The church was established as a mission of St. Joseph Parish of Rayne in 1922. The original St. Joseph Church building was dismantled and moved to the newly purchased property in Mire that was to become the future Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Parish.

MEET WITH LT. GOVERNOR - Among the Rayne delegation who met with La. Lt. Governor BIll Nungesser, far left, for his support of the upcoming OST Networking Conference to held in Rayne on June 9 were, from left, Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux, Rayne Chamber President Nikki Link, Dr. C. Eddie Palmer (Conference Chair) and Doug Bourgeois, Assistant Secretary Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

Rayne Chamber to host OST Networking Conference

RAYNE - In what is sure to be a first of many events to come for the Old Spanish Trail Committee, an OST Networking Conference will be held on Saturday, June 9, according to Dr. C. Eddie Palmer, Rayne OST Committee Chairman.
The day-long conference will be held at the Rayne Civic Center Mural Room with a full schedule of events and speakers for the first-ever event for this area.
“We are expecting a good crowd for the conference,” Palmer stated of the June event. “‘Save the dates’ were sent out a while ago and interest is growing, even at the state level.”

MEMORIAL DAY SPEAKER - Retired Command Sgt. Major John Quebodeaux served as guest speaker Sunday morning during the 2018 annual Memorial Day Program presented by American Legion Post and Auxiliary 77 at the Legion Home in Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Memorial Day program honors fallen veterans

RAYNE - Members of American Legion Post No. 77 and its Ladies Auxiliary held 2018 Memorial Day ceremonies Sunday morning, May 27, for those Americans who died in service to America.
Master of ceremonies was Chairman Ray Olinger.
A single bell tone was sounded by Commander David Simon as Robert Comeaux, post chaplain, recited the names of each Legion member who passed away during the past year.
Those remembered were Horace Foreman, Edward Boudreaux, Charles C.J. Melancon, Leroy Joseph Breaux, Elton Adam Bourque and John S. Arceneaux.


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