Kenneth “The Frogman” LeBlanc sits in his living room holding a photo of his days as a professional wrestler. In the other hand, the Thibodeaux native and current Ville Platte resident hold a jar of Cajun Partie Sauce, which LeBlanc helps distribute. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Kenneth LeBlanc still remembers the disbelief he felt the first time he watched himself wrestle on television.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Camille Fontenot addresses the crowd in front of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse during a ceremony about the new Zydeco Cajun Prairie Trails & Byways signs back in March. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Camille Fontenot has a passion for Ville Platte. Fontenot said, “I love Ville Platte. It’s my home. I was brought up here. I know a little bit about everything here. I know almost every family. My husband is my high school sweetheart. “I love people, and I’ve got a great love for Ville Platte. I hope never to leave here.”
It looks like Louisiana is jumping on the band wagon when it comes to growing and producing medical marijuana, and Louisiana State University will be the first to take a crack at it.

Kenneth “The Frogman” LeBlanc sits in his living room holding a photo of his days as a professional wrestler. In the other hand, the Thibodeaux native and current Ville Platte resident hold a jar of Cajun Partie Sauce, which LeBlanc helps distribute. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Camille Fontenot addresses the crowd in front of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse during a ceremony about the new Zydeco Cajun Prairie Trails & Byways signs back in March. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

LORETTA BROWN

Feb. 27, 1940 - Nov. 24, 2016
VILLE PLATTE – A Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta Brown was held Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Father Tom Voorhies officiated the service.

Holiday weight maintenance

Shane Darbonne with Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Center was the guest speaker at the November 22 Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting.

Turkey Creek murder suspect arrested in Oklahoma

Leland Hamm has been arrested in Oklahoma.
KOKI Fox 23 News in Oklahoma reported on Friday night that Hamm had been arrested in a parking lot of a Lowe’s in the town of Owasso, Oklahoma. Hamm is wanted in connection with the July 1 murder of a Shreveport man at home in Turkey Creek.

Parish hoops tourney schedule, state cross country results told

The 2016 Evangeline Parish basketball tournament schedule has been released and Pine Prairie High School will be the host for this year’s event.
The tournament will begin on Wednesday afternoon when the Basile Lady Bearcats square off against the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans at 3:30 p.m.

Fowl ending

Sacred Heart’s Sydney Shiver gets a shot off in traffic against Oakdale in the finals of the annual Sacred Heart Turkey Tournament. The Lady Trojans fell to the Lady Warriors 57-37 to take second place. It was the first loss of the season for Sacred Heart. They are now 4-1 on the year. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE - It wasn’t the best of endings for two of the parish hoops teams, as the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans and the Pine Prairie Panthers both fell in the annual Sacred Heart Turkey Tournament finals here Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Chamber

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Camille Fontenot addresses the crowd in front of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse during a ceremony about the new Zydeco Cajun Prairie Trails & Byways signs back in March. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Camille Fontenot has a passion for Ville Platte.
Fontenot said, “I love Ville Platte. It’s my home. I was brought up here. I know a little bit about everything here. I know almost every family. My husband is my high school sweetheart.

Growing business

It looks like Louisiana is jumping on the band wagon when it comes to growing and producing medical marijuana, and Louisiana State University will be the first to take a crack at it.

EPSO Arrests, VPPD Arrests

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

Area Briefs

CASA Awareness Informational:

Mr. Johnson, Miss Limoges united in holy matrimony

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington provided the setting for a lovely evening ceremony on Saturday, October 29, 2016 uniting Miss Kimberlyn Nicole Limoges and Mr. Logan Alexander Johnson in holy matrimony, with Father Jared Suire officiating.

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Sports

BUNKIE - The Ville Platte High Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs earned a split decision here Friday night, as the Bulldogs blasted the Panthers 76-49 and the Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lady Panthers 72-67

Lifestyle

Shane Darbonne with Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Center was the guest speaker at the November 22 Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting.

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Obituaries

June 30, 1987 - Nov. 27, 2016
MAMOU- A Mass of Christian Burial for Lindsey Lee Frederick was celebrated on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Mamou. Rite of Committal followed in the New St. Ann Cemetery with Father Gil Dutel as Celebrant.

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