Christina Hartzfelds

On October 21, the Ville Platte Police Department asked the public for help in identifying a silver truck and locating the three white males and two white females involved with multiple break-ins of storage buildings on South Chataignier Road.

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

The 2014 4-H Cotton Food Festival got off to a great start at the 20th Annual Cotton Festival 4-H Cotton Commodity Cookery Contest held Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center.
A troubling flurry of burglaries ended in late September after police stepped up night patrols, which resulted in people being charged for walking in the dark without reflective gear on their clothing, Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue told members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Christina Hartzfelds

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

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SLCC chancellor answers questions about VP campus’ future

South Louisiana Community College Chancellor Dr. Natalie Harder took more questions than are usually brought up to guest speakers during this month’s Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce meeting, causing a rare extension of the meeting by some 15 minutes Wednesday, August 27.

Tri-parish fair once was popular area event

The tri-parish fair in Eunice was one of the top highlights of the year until the early 1950s. The Weekly Gazette reported on September 1, 1928, that the fair’s 100-page catalogue, listing all of the events and schedules for the fair, was available.

Mamou purchases new mower

The Town of Mamou recently purchased a new zero-turn mower for use in maintaining Town properties and rights-of-way. Pictured above with the new Scag Brand “Turf Tiger” are (left to right) Mayor Ricky Fontenot, Councilman Charles Reed, and Town employee Savalas Noel.

2014 Evangeline Parish Jamboree slated for Friday night

The Evangeline Parish Jamboree will kick off the season for four of the parish gridiron teams Friday night. The jamboree rotation brings it to Ville Platte High School for 2014. The first game will start at 6:00 and will pit the Basile Bearcats against the Pine Prairie Panthers.

Trojans to play in Kiwana’s Jamboree Friday

With a solid performance in their scrimmage on Friday against Houma Christian, the Sacred Heart Trojans are ready to climb back into action. They will get their chance tomorrow night against Central Catholic of Morgan City in the Kiwana’s Jamboree.

DA investigating possible animal cruelty in Chataignier

Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac is looking into what appears to be an animal cruelty incident reported by a Eunice resident who indicated the incident may have occurred in Chataignier.

Early ad offers everything in town for sale

The Weekly Gazette has advertised many products and services through the years, but an advertisement that ran in the newspaper on September 15, 1928, had something very unusual to sell: the entire town of Meridian that had apparently lost it’s only employer.

Ninety-nine qualify for November 4, election

Ninety-nine candidates qualified for the November 4, election last week. Following is the list of candidates and for which office they will be running:

District Judge: Division A
•Gary J. Ortego
•Gilbert Aucoin
•Tony Dupre

Scrimmages provide first look at season ahead

Terez Alfred runs away from defense

All five parish gridiron squads participated in their annual fall scrimmage on Thursday and Friday. Scrimmages are used as tools by the coaches to evaluate their starters as well as any other players that may get playing time.

Turkey Creek digital water mapping project completed

TURKEY CREEK - The Turkey Creek Village Council, during the board’s August 19, regular meeting discussed the completion of Mayor Heather Cloud’s water system map project. Cloud stated that this project has been a passion of hers since she took office.

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The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are riding high off a two game win streak and the confidence that comes with it.

Lifestyle

The 4-H “Cotton Pickin’ Pet Show” was held on Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center. There were more than 80 pets entered in the show this year.

Obituaries

Robert “Sonny” Spears

June 10, 1935 - October 20, 2014
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for Robert “Sonny” Spears, 79, of Reddell, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 22. Burial will follow in the Durio Cemetery in Eunice.

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