The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) heard from new LSU Eunice Chancellor Nancy Sorenson. The new chancellor is a native of Indiana and received her master’s degree from the University of Texas. She said “It is an honor to be a part of the LSU system”. She and LSU Eunice Director of University Advancement Carey Lawson reported to Rotary Club members that student enrollment for this semester has increased 2 percent over the same period a year ago. The school has some 3300 students enrolled . She thanked the local Rotary Club for their annual endowment scholarship. Five local students will be awarded $1000 scholarships this year as a result of the rotary funding. LSU Eunice is looking to obtain 12.1 million dollars in state funding for a new science building. The building will house the school’s chemistry and science labs. She also stated that the school is in need of more housing for its students .The housing complex, Bengal Village, is completely sold out with 214 students. She announced that some 300 students were turned away because there were no more housing units available. The school has 800-1,000 students taking on-line courses. The chancellor said the school is proud of its athletic programs with national championship titles. The women’s softball program won the national N.J.C.A.A. championship last year. This past year, the school introduced three new sports: men and women’s soccer and men’s basketball. The two guest speakers were guests of Rotarian Dr. Ted Ardoin.
The Rotary Club of Ville Platte today (Tuesday) heard from two special guests from Sacred Heart Church and School at their weekly meeting. Fr. Tom Voorhies, pastor at Sacred Heart Church and St. Joseph Catholic churches announced that a food drive is now on for the Christian Care and Share Center. Parishioners may drop off their non perishable food items at the church. In School News, the Sacred Heart school student count has increased by 12 students over last year. There are 578 students enrolled at Sacred Heart schools this year. The school has two new teachers: Megan Donovan and Emily Ortego. Last year, the school was awarded over $1.2 million dollars in student scholarships. Kimberly Lejeune, Sacred Heart Development Director reported on the school’s Interact club sponsored by the Rotary Club. She reported that the club is busy with bingo games for seniors at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She would like to invite local Rotary club members to attend the Interact club member meetings and share information about their business and profession. She announced that the “Meet the Trojans” Pep Rally is planned for August 29. The Tee Cotton Bowl is scheduled for Sept. 6 and the school homecoming is set for Nov. 8. The annual Sacred Heart School Foundation benefit dance with music by “One Trick Pony” is scheduled for February 8 at the school gym. The two guest speakers were the invited guests of Rotarian Wayne Vidrine. Club President Nicole Wenger thanked club members for their hard work last week in a service project assisting with the flooring project at “The Refinery” Men’s Shelter in Opelousas.
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Swamp Pop music
The Louisana Swamp Pop Museum is operated by the City of Ville Platte is open to the public every Friday and
Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Come view the amazing artifacts, photos,records, Wall of Fame and hear the music.
Admission charge is $3 adults,
$2 seniors and $1 for children under 12.
The museum is located on
Northwest Railroad Avenue.