LAFAYETTE -- Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel greeted his new flock with both humor and humility on Friday, April 15, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette during the Celebration of the Eucharist and his Rite of Installation as the seventh Bishop of Lafayette.
On Saturday, April 16, the Ville Platte Fire Department responded to a call for a house fire on Robert F. Kennedy St., and while firemen were able to successfully put out the flames, they were unable to rescue 106-year-old Edward “Knot-Toe” Thomas Jr.
The Sheriff’s Mounted Posse of Evangeline Parish announces the 13th annual Saddle Up For St. Jude Trail Ride to be held April 23, near 3375 Faubourg Road, Washington.
Sacred Heart’s Caroline Fontenot (22) slides into third base safely in the Lady Trojan’s 4-3 win over district rival Opelousas Catholic. Sacred Heart avenged two regular season losses to O.C. With the win the Lady Trojans advance to the regional round of the playoffs. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)
OPELOUSAS -- There is an old adage in sports that says it is hard to beat a team three times in one season.
That adage held true here Monday afternoon, as the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans took sweet revenge on the Opelousas Catholic Lady Vikings in a 4-3 bi-district playoff win.
Pine Prairie senior first baseman Shaina Boutte bears down on a pitch against Berwick in the Lady Panther’s 6-0 opening round win in the 2016 LHSAA playoffs. Pine Prairie will face off against St. James in the second round on Saturday in Pine Prairie. Game time is 2 p.m. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)
PINE PRAIRIE -- It was business as usual for the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers in their 6-0 first round playoff win over Berwick here Saturday evening.
With the win Pin Prairie now advances to the regional round of the playoffs and will host St. James on Saturday.
August 19, 1961 - April 13, 2016
Funeral services will be held for Sandra Wilson, 54, of Ville Platte, at the Owens-Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22. Burial will follow in the Ninth Baptist Church Cemetery.
December 19, 1909 - April 16, 2016
Funeral services will be held for Edward “Knot-Toe” Thomas Jr., 106, of Ville Platte, at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 24. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Thomas died Saturday, April 16, 2016.