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.

Velazquez indicted by federal grand jury

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.

St. Landry woman sentenced to 57 months

On February 14, 2017, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Misty Johnson, of St. Landry, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for stealing more than $116,000.00 from her former employer - an Opelousas-based medical imaging business.

Bradleys celebrate 52 years

Dorothy and Jimmie Bradley Sr. of St. Landry celebrated 52 years of marriage on February 13, 2017.
The couple married February 13, 1965 at the bride’s mother’s home in Bayou Chicot.
The couple has three daughters and three sons.

Looking Back

This week, we take a look back at April 1957.

SALLY ANN FONTENOT

SALLY ANN FONTENOT
June 13, 1939 - Feb. 7, 2017

ETHEL D. GUILLORY

Nov. 7, 1926 - Feb. 11, 2017
Ville Platte – A Mass of Christian Burial for Ethel D. Guillory was held Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Pine Prairie. Father Kenneth Mayne officiated the services. Burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery Mausoleum.

JOYCELYN FONTENOT FUSELIER

Dec. 1, 1930 - Feb. 11, 2017
Ville Platte – A Mass of Christian Burial for Joycelyn F. Fuselier was held Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Father Tom Voorhies officiated the services. Burial followed at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.

HILMA O’QUIN SLOCUM

Jan. 29, 1922 - Feb. 10, 2017
Funeral services for Hilma O’Quin Slocum were held Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the chapel of Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home. Bro. Steve Brown officiated. Burial followed in the Griffin Hills Cemetery in Lone Pine.

Playoff pairings released for girls basketball

Evangeline Parish girls basketball teams found out their playoff fates on Monday.
The LHSAA released its brackets for the high school girls state basketball playoffs, and three of the parish’s five teams will start the postseason at home.

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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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