Mamou High School senior Kade Chatelain works on a laptop inside the school’s library known as “The Den.” In the past two and half years, Chatelain has written, produced and directed 33 videos which can be found on the Facebook page MHS Vids. More than a few of the videos have been viewed thousands of times. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

MAMOU – Kade Chatelain uncovered his passion for filmmaking while trying to kill some time. The Mamou High School senior football letterman had suffered an injury during his sophomore season back in 2014. The injury sidelined him for a few weeks as he was held out of both practice and games.

The front entrance to the old Heritage Manor Nursing Home location at 220 South Thompson Street. The property was donated to the City of Ville Platte last October and will be used to house the Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club, when the organization reopens for this coming summer. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

The Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club will once again be opening its doors to the children of Evangeline Parish.

Velazquez

Illegal immigrant Arturo Olalde-Velazquez, 32, is now facing charges not only from the State of Louisiana for vehicular homicide, but also from the United States of America. On December 14, 2016, Velazquez was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with one count of re-entry by an alien following removal.

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Boy's Basketball Brackets Delayed

The LHSAA has delayed the announcement of the 2017 boy's basketball bracket announcement until sometime Wednesday evening.

Boy's Basketball Brackets Delayed

The LHSAA has delayed the announcement of the 2017 boy's basketball bracket announcement until sometime Wednesday evening.

In the spotlight

Mamou High School senior Kade Chatelain works on a laptop inside the school’s library known as “The Den.” In the past two and half years, Chatelain has written, produced and directed 33 videos which can be found on the Facebook page MHS Vids. More than a few of the videos have been viewed thousands of times. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

MAMOU – Kade Chatelain uncovered his passion for filmmaking while trying to kill some time.

Mamou lawsuit

The City of Ville Platte isn’t the only municipality facing law suits because of actions on the part of their law enforcement officers.

Pine Prairie comes up short on road at Erath

ERATH – In their first playoff game in four years the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers made the trek down south to Erath as the No. 19 seed in hopes of stealing a win on the road.

Despite shooting woes, Mamou advances

Mamou High head basketball coach Denetra Allison-Lewis gives direction to her players during a time out in an game played earlier this sesason. Mamou defeated South Plaquemines 60-49 in their first round playoff game Thursday night. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

MAMOU – Despite shooting just 12.5 percent from the floor, the Mamou Lady Demons held on for a 60- 49 Bi-District playoff win against the South Plaquemines Lady Hurricanes.

Sacred Heart girls pick up first playoff victory since 2002

Sacred Heart’s Moira Parks (24) plays some tough defense against a Ouachita Christian player in their Division III opening round playoff game on Thursday night. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

VILLE PLATTE –The Sacred Heart girls basketball team is no longer a Lady Trojan in waiting.

Next team up

Ville Platte’s Kealogah Calvin (23) rises above a Franklin defender for a shot, while teammate Tyreonna Doucet (35) awaits a possible rebound. The Lady Bulldogs rolled past the Lady Hornets 56-33 Thursday night to claim a first round playoff win. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE – What started as a slow start for the Ville Platte High in their bi-district playoff contest, turned into a 23 point win here Thursday night, as the Lady Bulldogs sprinted past the Franklin Lady Hornets 56-33.

A lesson in architecture

Ville Platte Rotary Club member Nicole Fruge, left, club President Peter Strawitz, and guest speaker Jill Stevens with Jill Stevens Architecture in Ville Platte gather for a photo at the February 14 Rotary Club meeting. Stevens, who is orginally from Ville Platte, does both commercial and residential architecture, including new construction, additions and renovations and construction documents. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Jill Stevens, owner of Jill Stevens Architecture in Ville Platte, was the guest speaker at the February 14 meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club.

A new home

The front entrance to the old Heritage Manor Nursing Home location at 220 South Thompson Street. The property was donated to the City of Ville Platte last October and will be used to house the Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club, when the organization reopens for this coming summer. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

The Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club will once again be opening its doors to the children of Evangeline Parish.

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The LHSAA has delayed the announcement of the 2017 boy's basketball bracket announcement until sometime Wednesday evening.

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Ville Platte Rotary Club member Nicole Fruge, left, club President Peter Strawitz, and guest speaker Jill Stevens with Jill Stevens Architecture in Ville Platte gather for a photo at the February 14 Rotary Club meeting. Stevens, who is orginally from Ville Platte, does both commercial and residential architecture, including new construction, additions and renovations and construction documents. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Jill Stevens, owner of Jill Stevens Architecture in Ville Platte, was the guest speaker at the February 14 meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club.

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