13th Judicial District Judge Chuck West sits in his office donning hunting attire instead of his traditional black robe. Unlike your typical hunter, the thing West enjoys most about the sport is getting to participate in it with his two children. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

For most hunters, their greatest memories from partaking in one of Louisiana’s most beloved sports consist of killing their first banded duck or finally bagging that buck of a lifetime.

The house located at 724 Calcasieu Street in Ville Platte remains taped off on Monday afternoon after a fire engulfed the structure early Sunday morning. The fire claimed the life of 62-year-old James Malveaux. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

That distinctive smell of ash lingers in the humid air, while an eerie silence hangs overhead. The house that is situated on the corner of Calcasieu and West Hickory Streets in Ville Platte remains taped off days after a blaze claimed the life of the man who called the house his home -- James Malveaux.

Former Sacred Heart School baseball star Kaleb Fontenot poses with his mother Bridget after his baseball jersey was retired at last Friday’s football game. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Kaleb Jon Fontenot returned to Soileau-Landry Field at Sacred Heart School last Friday night to have his baseball jersey retired.

13th Judicial District Judge Chuck West sits in his office donning hunting attire instead of his traditional black robe. Unlike your typical hunter, the thing West enjoys most about the sport is getting to participate in it with his two children. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

The house located at 724 Calcasieu Street in Ville Platte remains taped off on Monday afternoon after a fire engulfed the structure early Sunday morning. The fire claimed the life of 62-year-old James Malveaux. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Former Sacred Heart School baseball star Kaleb Fontenot poses with his mother Bridget after his baseball jersey was retired at last Friday’s football game. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Mr. Johnson, Miss Limoges plan October nuptials

The engagement of Miss Kimberlyn Nicole Limoges to Mr. Logan Alexander Johnson, the son of Jody and Leslie Johnson of Grand Prairie, has been announced by her parents, Karen Antilla of Pine Prairie and Joseph Limoges of Vidrine.

S.W. “BILLY” PRUDHOMME

Nov. 4, 1940 - Sept. 21, 2016
VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services for Mr. S.W. “Billy” Prudhomme, 75, were held Friday, September 23, 2016 at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Fr. Mitch Guidry officiated.

TRICIA ROBERT ARDOIN

Nov. 19, 1967 - Sept. 17, 2016
CHATAIGNIER - Funeral services for Tricia Robert Ardoin, 48, were held at Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Vandenburg Cemetery. Fr. Tom Voorhies officiated.

School Board accepts low bid to construct new tech building

At Wednesday night’s Evangeline Parish School Board meeting, the board accepted the low bid for the construction of a brand new technology building for the district.
The lowest bid received came from Bayou Rapides Corporation out of Alexandria and was for $418,698.

Engulfed in flames

The house located at 724 Calcasieu Street in Ville Platte remains taped off on Monday afternoon after a fire engulfed the structure early Sunday morning. The fire claimed the life of 62-year-old James Malveaux. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

That distinctive smell of ash lingers in the humid air, while an eerie silence hangs overhead.

Former Trojan Fontenot has baseball jersey retired at SHS

Former Sacred Heart School baseball star Kaleb Fontenot poses with his mother Bridget after his baseball jersey was retired at last Friday’s football game. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Kaleb Jon Fontenot returned to Soileau-Landry Field at Sacred Heart School last Friday night to have his baseball jersey retired.

Ville Platte man dies in crash on Highway 13 early Sunday

A two vehicle crash on La. Highway 13 early Sunday morning claimed the life of 31-year-old Dustin Vidrine of Ville Platte.
According to a Louisiana State Police Troop I press release, the crash occurred “shortly after 2:20 a.m.” on September 18th “on La. 13 near Gilbert Road.”

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JEANERETTE – Despite a dominant first half performance, the Sacred Heart Trojans had to come back from a three-point halftime deficit to pick up a 32-16 win over the Jeanerette Tigers here Thursday

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Obituaries

Nov. 4, 1940 - Sept. 21, 2016
VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services for Mr. S.W. “Billy” Prudhomme, 75, were held Friday, September 23, 2016 at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Fr. Mitch Guidry officiated.

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