Ville Platte Gazette Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

The stars and bars may be finally fading into history. But that doesn’t mean that racism -- whether it is the out-in-the-open variety or the kind that festers behind closed doors -- is going away anytime soon.

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
BY: TRACEY JAGNEAUX Sports Editor

Ville Platte Gazette Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

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)

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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

VP Rotary Club welcomes recent guests

MAY 19, MEETING - Evangeline Parish 911 Director Liz Hill, center, was the guest speaker for the May 19, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. She is shown with Rotarian Hillery HIll and Rotary President David Mayeux.

The following is a brief synopsis of the recent meetings of the Ville Platte Rotary Club
May 19, Meeting

Chateau des Amis residents enjoy fashion show

Residents of Chateau des Amis held a fasion show on Wednesday, May 27, as part of their Older Americans Month celebration. Winners in the ladies division were Hattie Stalbert and Evertra Soileau, first runner-up.

VP Rotary Club to award scholarship

The Rotary Club of Ville Platte will be awarding a scholarship for students attending the Louisiana Technical College, C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte.

Mr. Gallow, Miss Sampson plan nuptials for June 6

Mr. Sidney Paul Gallow II,
Miss Jamiee Lynn Sampson

The engagement of Miss Jamiee Lynn Sampson to Mr. Sidney Paul Gallow II, the son of Sidney Gallow Sr. and Margaret Gallow of Mamou and the late Pastor Louhilda Gallow, has been announced by her parents, Rosa and Hillman Richard Sr. of Ville Platte and James and Amanda Sampson of Mansura.

police jury expresses annoyance over insurance cancellation

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury, during its monthly committee meeting session Monday, June 1, expressed their displeasure with the company providing insurance for the parish’s fleet of vehicles.

Pastor responds to disturbing letter

Father Jason Vidrine issued a letter in response to a letter of protest he recently received. His letter (below) summarizes the seriousness of the offense presented by the letter he received.

Mamou police report three recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported three recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Dilia Bryant, 1105 Ortego Lane, Mamou, was charged May 29, with loud music, switched license plate, no insurance and contempt of court.

three arrested near MHS on drug charges

Dana McCauley

Three people were arrested, and a six year old was placed with a relative, after Mamou police and sheriff’s deputies searched a residence within three blocks of Mamou High School and found crystal methedrine and synthetic cannabis.

New Ville Platte city royalty crowned

Toddler Miss Ville Platte Savannah Copeland

The Ville Platte Youth Pageant was held Sunday, March 16, at the Northside Civic Center. The newly selected Ville Platte royalty was chosen on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Northside Civic Center in Ville Platte.

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Obituaries

Mavis Vidrine

September 1, 1928 - June 24, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Mavis Vidrine, 86, of Vidrine, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 2 p.m., Friday, June 26. Burial will follow in the Ortego Cemetery.

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