An Evangeline Parish school bus, parked at City Hall, waits to be filled with school supplies. The bus is being used to stuff all donated school supplies in while donations are still being accepted for the Stuff the Bus drive, which benefits the public school students and teachers of Evangeline Parish. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST Associate Editor

The ecstasy of winning and the agony of defeat. Ville Platte Majors Head Coach Stokie Fontenot dives into the celebratory dog pile after winning the state title while a player from Winnsboro walks off the field in disappointment. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Leger)

BY: TRACEY JAGNEAUX Sports Editor

In the first photo, Mamou Rotary Club President Valli Soileau, left, congratulates Mamou High School Principal Liz Chatelain on the excellent job of beautifying the school grounds during the summer break. The second photo is a look at the freshly-landscaped front entrance to the main high school building. The remaining photos display close up views of the matching landscaped beds located on both sides of the walkway leading to the main entrance of the school. (Gazette photos by Heather Bogard)

The Mamou Rotary Club has reinstated its Garden of the Season awards by presenting the first awards to Mamou High School and the residence of Alvin C. and Cynthia Lavigne.

An Evangeline Parish school bus, parked at City Hall, waits to be filled with school supplies. The bus is being used to stuff all donated school supplies in while donations are still being accepted for the Stuff the Bus drive, which benefits the public school students and teachers of Evangeline Parish. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

The ecstasy of winning and the agony of defeat. Ville Platte Majors Head Coach Stokie Fontenot dives into the celebratory dog pile after winning the state title while a player from Winnsboro walks off the field in disappointment. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Leger)

In the first photo, Mamou Rotary Club President Valli Soileau, left, congratulates Mamou High School Principal Liz Chatelain on the excellent job of beautifying the school grounds during the summer break. The second photo is a look at the freshly-landscaped front entrance to the main high school building. The remaining photos display close up views of the matching landscaped beds located on both sides of the walkway leading to the main entrance of the school. (Gazette photos by Heather Bogard)

breaking news

Adkins leaves Sacred Heart after one season as football coach

Sacred Heart High School will be looking for a new head football coach as Gary Adkins stepped down to take a position at Abbeville High School. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Voorhies replacing Vidrine as Sacred Heart pastor

The Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte will have a new pastor starting next month. Rev. Thomas Voorhies is replacing Rev. Jason Vidrine as pastor of the church. Vidrine is becoming the new pastor at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Krotz Springs. (Gazette photo by Steve Hallam)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Fontenot out at Sacred Heart High School

Sacred Heart High School in Ville Platte will have a new principal once the new school year begins this fall. Diane Fontenot officially resigned as principal on Monday. Bishop of Lafayette Michael Jarrell confirmed the resignation in a press release. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Staff Reporter
& RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Time to fill up

An Evangeline Parish school bus, parked at City Hall, waits to be filled with school supplies. The bus is being used to stuff all donated school supplies in while donations are still being accepted for the Stuff the Bus drive, which benefits the public school students and teachers of Evangeline Parish. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Associate Editor

World Series Bound!

The ecstasy of winning and the agony of defeat. Ville Platte Majors Head Coach Stokie Fontenot dives into the celebratory dog pile after winning the state title while a player from Winnsboro walks off the field in disappointment. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Leger)

BY: TRACEY JAGNEAUX
Sports Editor

Robert “Ringo” Winston Fontenot

Robert “Ringo” Winston Fontenot

November 11, 1938 - July 29, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Robert “Ringo” Winston Fontenot, 76, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 30. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Preston Ardoin

December 18, 1931 - July 26, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Preston Ardoin, 83, of Ville Platte, at the Owens-Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 1. Burial will follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Joyce Fontenot Tate

Joyce Fontenot Tate

December 27, 1920 - July 24, 2015
Funeral services were held for Joyce Fontenot Tate, 94, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Monday, July 27. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

Delores Pitre Chapman

Delores Pitre Chapman

February 16, 1938 - July 26, 2015
Funeral services were held for Delores Pitre Chapman, 77, of Belaire Cove, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 28. Burial followed in the B.J. Fontenot Cemetery.

Shane Brown

Shane Brown

April 25, 1973 - July 24, 2015
Funeral services were held for Shane Brown, 42, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Monday, July 27. Burial followed in the Fontenot Cemetery.

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The ecstasy of winning and the agony of defeat. Ville Platte Majors Head Coach Stokie Fontenot dives into the celebratory dog pile after winning the state title while a player from Winnsboro walks off the field in disappointment. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Leger)

BY: TRACEY JAGNEAUX
Sports Editor

Lifestyle

In the first photo, Mamou Rotary Club President Valli Soileau, left, congratulates Mamou High School Principal Liz Chatelain on the excellent job of beautifying the school grounds during the summer break. The second photo is a look at the freshly-landscaped front entrance to the main high school building. The remaining photos display close up views of the matching landscaped beds located on both sides of the walkway leading to the main entrance of the school. (Gazette photos by Heather Bogard)

The Mamou Rotary Club has reinstated its Garden of the Season awards by presenting the first awards to Mamou High School and the residence of Alvin C. and Cynthia Lavigne.

Obituaries

Robert “Ringo” Winston Fontenot

November 11, 1938 - July 29, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Robert “Ringo” Winston Fontenot, 76, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 30. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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