John B. “Cayou” Pitre (top) has passed on the tradition of baseball to his son John (middle) and his grandson Wade (bottom). Pitre has been involved in the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth organizations for the past 40 plus years and continues to do so as an assistant coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

If you are a male Ville Platte native, there is one tradition that you have probably been a part of at some point in your life. That tradition is playing baseball. In particular, being part of the Dixie Youth organization.

Kermit Miller and his son Christian Miller hold up Jack Miller’s products inside the office in front of a painting of Kermit’s father Jack Miller, the man who created the now famous sauce. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

What makes Jack Miller’s Bar-B-Que Sauce so unique? If you take a moment to look on the ingredients on the label of the famed sauce, produced and bottled in Ville Platte, it appears like any other Bar-B-Que sauce.

Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil is seen in the foreground of the “The Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana” mural at the Museum of the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

ST. MARTINVILLE -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized the Acadians’ exile to Louisiana in the fictional poem “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie.”

John B. “Cayou” Pitre (top) has passed on the tradition of baseball to his son John (middle) and his grandson Wade (bottom). Pitre has been involved in the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth organizations for the past 40 plus years and continues to do so as an assistant coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Kermit Miller and his son Christian Miller hold up Jack Miller’s products inside the office in front of a painting of Kermit’s father Jack Miller, the man who created the now famous sauce. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil is seen in the foreground of the “The Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana” mural at the Museum of the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Passing on tradition

John B. “Cayou” Pitre (top) has passed on the tradition of baseball to his son John (middle) and his grandson Wade (bottom). Pitre has been involved in the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth organizations for the past 40 plus years and continues to do so as an assistant coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

If you are a male Ville Platte native, there is one tradition that you have probably been a part of at some point in your life. That tradition is playing baseball. In particular, being part of the Dixie Youth organization.

Landreneau named new softball coach at McNeese State

LAKE CHARLES —McNeese State officially introduced James Landreneau as its new head softball coach at a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse in front of family members, friends, and fans.

A legacy of sauce

Kermit Miller and his son Christian Miller hold up Jack Miller’s products inside the office in front of a painting of Kermit’s father Jack Miller, the man who created the now famous sauce. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

What makes Jack Miller’s Bar-B-Que Sauce so unique?
If you take a moment to look on the ingredients on the label of the famed sauce, produced and bottled in Ville Platte, it appears like any other Bar-B-Que sauce.

Louisiana Up Close: Acadians forced exile on display at Museum of the Acadian Memorial

Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil is seen in the foreground of the “The Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana” mural at the Museum of the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

ST. MARTINVILLE -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized the Acadians’ exile to Louisiana in the fictional poem “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie.”

Pharmacy held up in Pine Prairie

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PINE PRAIRIE -- Fuselier’s Pharmacy in Pine Prairie was robbed by an armed suspect first thing Thursday morning while six employees, and a high school senior shadowing the pharmacist, were inside.

Crash in Mamou claims man’s life

A single vehicle crash on Friday claimed the life of 22-year-old Brian Anderson of Mamou.
Louisiana State Police Troop I was on the scene to investigate the crash that took place shortly before 1:30 a.m. near Mayeauxville Rd.

VPPD Arrest Reports

The Ville Platte Police Department reported five recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
• Alice Arvie, 43, 511 W. Long St., Ville Platte, was arrested on June 9, 2016 for theft of goods. Arvie was released from jail on a $500.00 bond.

EPSO Arrest Reports

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 15 recent bookings into the parish jail. Arrested were the following persons:

Ville Platte’s Blood named 2016 Miss Smoked Meat

2016 Teen Miss Smoked Meat Zoe Anne Courville (Gazette photo by Mabel Foreman)

Zoe Anne Courville, Alison Renee Blood and Jacqueline Shiloh-Gradnigo all took home queen titles in the Smoked Meat Festival Pageants on Sunday.
Blood, the 20-year-old daughter of Marsha and Jimbo Blood of Ville Platte, was named Miss Smoked Meat.

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John B. “Cayou” Pitre (top) has passed on the tradition of baseball to his son John (middle) and his grandson Wade (bottom). Pitre has been involved in the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth organizations for the past 40 plus years and continues to do so as an assistant coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

If you are a male Ville Platte native, there is one tradition that you have probably been a part of at some point in your life. That tradition is playing baseball.

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2016 Teen Miss Smoked Meat Zoe Anne Courville (Gazette photo by Mabel Foreman)

Zoe Anne Courville, Alison Renee Blood and Jacqueline Shiloh-Gradnigo all took home queen titles in the Smoked Meat Festival Pageants on Sunday.

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Obituaries

Chad Mitchell Dupre

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Chad Mitchell Dupre

April 25, 1966- June 23, 2016
A memorial service for Chad Mitchell Dupre will be held in Ville Platte at later date.
Dupre, 50, a resident of Denham Springs and a native of Ville Platte, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2016 in Denham Springs. He was a heavy equipment operator.

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