Oct. 6, 1937 - Jan. 15, 2017
EUNICE-Funeral services for Lula Mae Grant, 79, were held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Word Ministries in Eunice. Burial followeed in New Pilgrim Cemetery in Basile. Rev. Greg Fontenot conducted the funeral ceremony.
April 27, 1944 - Jan. 19, 2017
EUNICE~A Celebration of Life for Mary Manuel was celebrated Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Chataignier. Deacon Chuck Ortego officiated.
Spring is just around the corner — flowers will bloom, rain showers will pass and birds will migrate, including bluebirds.
VIlle Platte resident Arthur Sampson holds up the U.S. Department of Justice report, which was released in December, while addressing the council about the DOJ’s findings. After a two year long investigation into the practices at the Ville Platte Police Department and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the DOJ reported that VPPD have performed illegal “investigative holds” at least 700 times while EPSO had done so at least 200 times. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)
At the City of Ville Platte’s council meeting on Tuesday, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, for the first time, publicly addressed the Department of Justice’s report citing the Ville Platte Police Department for performing illegal “investigative holds.”
The Mamou Demons and Lady Demons took to the court in key district contests against Welsh High School Tuesday night.
The Lady Demons maintained their winning ways with a 49-39 victory over the Lady Greyhounds.
The Demons did not fair so well, as Mamou fell to Welsh 63-50.
CHURCH POINT -- Coming into Tuesday night’s game on the road in Church Point, both the Pine Prairie Panther and Lady Panther basketball teams had a mission.
The Ville Platte High coaching staff meets with the team during a time out in Tuesday night’s district contest against Port Barre. The Bulldogs ran past the Red Devils 69-40 to remain undefeated in District 5-3A with a 2-0 record. Ville Platte will play Northwest tomorrow. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)
VILLE PLATTE -- Both the Ville Platte High Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs came into the game against the Port Barre Devils and Lady Devils with a hint of trepidation.