Ronald Jenkins, Jr. stands in front of the section of the Ville Platte Walmart store that he knows best, the meat department. Born with only one arm, Jenkins has never allowed that to hinder him from accomplishing the things that some people would assume are impossible for him. (Gazette photo by Brianna Shiver)
Life has taught Ronald Jenkins, Jr. that “everyone has their own cross to bare,” but that doesn’t have to determine what you are able to accomplish.
On July 20, 2016 Pine Prairie Detective Joshua Estes responded to a call involving a man beating a woman and then dragging her into a green minivan and driving away.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Mamou Police Officer Nicole Price Fontenot was dispatched to a Mamou residence in response to an unresponsive child.
Upon arrival, Fontenot said, “The child’s mother was holding the baby in her arms and the little girl was limp.”
The Ville Platte Dixie Youth Major All-Stars hold their South Regional Championship trophy high in the air. Ville Platte now moves on to the state championship for a best two out of three series to be held in Alexandria beginning Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Ville Platte is undefeated this all-star season. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Leger)
Two years ago nine of the 12 players on the Dixie Youth Major All-Stars were one out away from sealing the state title and moving on to the World Series.
Black mold problems at the Liberty Theater were worse than initially thought, Eunice Mayor Scott Fonenot said.
In May the historic theater was closed for repairs to leaks in the roof and to stop moisture problems.