Ville Platte’s Gervis LaFleur speaks at a podium sometime during the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. The longtime Executive Director of Evangeline Community Action Agency (inset) passed away on Monday at the age of 82. (Gazette file photo)

The needs of the community is what was always most important to Gervis LaFleur.

U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany (center) spoke with Randy Jamison (left) and Scotty Fontenot during a campaign stop the U.S. Senator hopeful made in Ville Platte Wednesday. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

With the November 8, 2016 election approaching, politicians are beginning to make campaign stops around the state. The first to make an appearance in Evangeline Parish was United States Senator hopeful Charles Boustany, who visited the Ville Platte Rice Dryer on Wednesday.

Ville Platte Dixie Youth Major All-Star Evan Deshotels gets ready to high five head coach Delaney Fontenot after hitting his first ever home run during last weekend’s Dixie Youth State Championship Series in Alexandria. Ville Platte won its two games by the combined score of 30-4 and advanced to the Dixie Youth World Series in Laurel, Mississippi. That tournament will begin on Saturday, August 6. (Photos courtesy of Christina Courville)

The Ville Platte Dixie Youth Major All-Stars are headed back to the World Series.

Ville Platte’s Gervis LaFleur speaks at a podium sometime during the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. The longtime Executive Director of Evangeline Community Action Agency (inset) passed away on Monday at the age of 82. (Gazette file photo)

U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany (center) spoke with Randy Jamison (left) and Scotty Fontenot during a campaign stop the U.S. Senator hopeful made in Ville Platte Wednesday. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Ville Platte Dixie Youth Major All-Star Evan Deshotels gets ready to high five head coach Delaney Fontenot after hitting his first ever home run during last weekend’s Dixie Youth State Championship Series in Alexandria. Ville Platte won its two games by the combined score of 30-4 and advanced to the Dixie Youth World Series in Laurel, Mississippi. That tournament will begin on Saturday, August 6. (Photos courtesy of Christina Courville)

Community first

Ville Platte’s Gervis LaFleur speaks at a podium sometime during the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. The longtime Executive Director of Evangeline Community Action Agency (inset) passed away on Monday at the age of 82. (Gazette file photo)

The needs of the community is what was always most important to Gervis LaFleur.

Boustany makes campaign stop in V.P.

U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany (center) spoke with Randy Jamison (left) and Scotty Fontenot during a campaign stop the U.S. Senator hopeful made in Ville Platte Wednesday. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

With the November 8, 2016 election approaching, politicians are beginning to make campaign stops around the state. The first to make an appearance in Evangeline Parish was United States Senator hopeful Charles Boustany, who visited the Ville Platte Rice Dryer on Wednesday.

Stuff the Bus drive returns to Ville Platte next week

Pictured from left to right are: City Hall employee Hilda Edwards, Vidrine Elementary Principal Sherral Tezeno, Evangeline Central School Principal Dexter Brown, and Ville Platte Elementary Principal Sally Moreaux standing in front of a school bus parked at the Ville Platte City Hall with school supplies in hand. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

For the third year in a row the City of Ville Platte is helping the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way Stuff the Bus.

EPSO Arrest Reports

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 21 recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:

VPPD, Lartigue humbled by community’s support

The cross pictured above was given to the Ville Platte Police Department as a gift recently. (Photo courtesy of Connie Lamke)

Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue and the rest of the VPPD have been humbled by the recent outpouring of support from the community.

Headed to Mississippi

Ville Platte Dixie Youth Major All-Star Evan Deshotels gets ready to high five head coach Delaney Fontenot after hitting his first ever home run during last weekend’s Dixie Youth State Championship Series in Alexandria. Ville Platte won its two games by the combined score of 30-4 and advanced to the Dixie Youth World Series in Laurel, Mississippi. That tournament will begin on Saturday, August 6. (Photos courtesy of Christina Courville)

The Ville Platte Dixie Youth Major All-Stars are headed back to the World Series.

ROWENA JOHNSON

April. 13, 1943 - July 21, 2016

HORACE ADAMS

Jan. 8, 1921 - July 25, 2016

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