Sacred Heart junior Remey Parrott wrestles a steer to the ground in a previous rodeo competition. Parrott and four other Evangeline Parish cowboys will compete at the International Youth Rodeo Finals in Shawnee, Okla. starting today (Photo courtesy of Tammy Parrott)

BY: TRACEY JAGNEAUX Sports Editor

Louisiana Rep. H. Bernard LeBas (D) from District 38 saw his legislation to help alleviate the certified teacher shortage in the state killed in the Senate.

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

Sacred Heart junior Remey Parrott wrestles a steer to the ground in a previous rodeo competition. Parrott and four other Evangeline Parish cowboys will compete at the International Youth Rodeo Finals in Shawnee, Okla. starting today (Photo courtesy of Tammy Parrott)

Louisiana Rep. H. Bernard LeBas (D) from District 38 saw his legislation to help alleviate the certified teacher shortage in the state killed in the Senate.

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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

Residents enjoy Father’s Day outing

Residents of Heritage Manor enjoyed their annual Father’s Day outing to the Alexandria Zoo followed by lunch at Ryan’s. Shown seated in front, from left, are Jack Deville, Ammich Stagg, Preston Ardoin and Andrus Chapman.

Mr. Montelaro, Miss Fontenot united in holy matrimony

Mr. and Mrs. Salvadore Ricardo Montelaro

Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte provided the setting for a lovely 6:30 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, May 2, 2015, uniting Miss Sarah Nicole Fontenot and Mr. Salvadore Ricardo Montelaro in holy matrimony, with Father Mitchell Guidry officiating.

Jimmie "Foo Foo" Fontenot Sr.

Jimmie "Foo Foo" Fontenot Sr.

September 6, 1934 - June 30, 2015
Funeral services were held for Jimmie “Foo Foo” Fontenot Sr., 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 12 noon, Thursday, July 2. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Interim fire chief stresses firework safety for holiday weekend

State law explicitly states that a clearly visible warning label must be affixed to each firework product and must contain concise warning information. The products sold in Gautreaux’s portable firework stand, which is located next to Joe’s Diner in Pine Prairie, all clearly show the appropriate warning labels. (Gazette photo by Nickolas Fontenot)

By: NICKOLAS FONTENOT
Staff Reporter

John Nell Deville

John Nell Deville

November 7, 1941 - June 23, 2015
Funeral services were held for John Nell Deville, 73, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gerald Duplechin Sr.

Gerald Duplechin Sr.

December 31, 1949 - June 27, 2015
Funeral services were held for Gerald Duplechin Sr., 65, of Pine Prairie, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

William Guillory Sr.

William Guillory Sr.

October 23, 1926 - June 28, 2015
Funeral services were held for William Guillory Sr., 88, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Marie Jeanetta Soileau Harms

Marie Jeanetta Soileau Harms

MARIE JEANETTA SOILEAU HARMS
December 23, 1942 - June 28, 2015
2 Timothy 4:7- “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have remained faithful.”

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OPEN HOUSE HELD - Village de Memoire held an open house celebration Thursday, July 2. Many residents, their family members and local dignitaries attended the fun event.

Obituaries

Jimmie "Foo Foo" Fontenot Sr.

September 6, 1934 - June 30, 2015
Funeral services were held for Jimmie “Foo Foo” Fontenot Sr., 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 12 noon, Thursday, July 2. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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