Kenneth “The Frogman” LeBlanc sits in his living room holding a photo of his days as a professional wrestler. In the other hand, the Thibodeaux native and current Ville Platte resident hold a jar of Cajun Partie Sauce, which LeBlanc helps distribute. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Kenneth LeBlanc still remembers the disbelief he felt the first time he watched himself wrestle on television.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Camille Fontenot addresses the crowd in front of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse during a ceremony about the new Zydeco Cajun Prairie Trails & Byways signs back in March. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Camille Fontenot has a passion for Ville Platte. Fontenot said, “I love Ville Platte. It’s my home. I was brought up here. I know a little bit about everything here. I know almost every family. My husband is my high school sweetheart. “I love people, and I’ve got a great love for Ville Platte. I hope never to leave here.”
It looks like Louisiana is jumping on the band wagon when it comes to growing and producing medical marijuana, and Louisiana State University will be the first to take a crack at it.

Kenneth “The Frogman” LeBlanc sits in his living room holding a photo of his days as a professional wrestler. In the other hand, the Thibodeaux native and current Ville Platte resident hold a jar of Cajun Partie Sauce, which LeBlanc helps distribute. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Camille Fontenot addresses the crowd in front of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse during a ceremony about the new Zydeco Cajun Prairie Trails & Byways signs back in March. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Mamou falls to 0-8 with loss to Welsh

MAMOU – Facing another top five team in Class 2A, the Mamou Demons have not had an easy go of it for the second week in a row, as they fell hard to the Welsh Greyhounds 42-2 here Friday night.

Ville Platte’s sloppy performance leads to Northwest victory

Ville Platte High’s Martin Jason (10) tries to break the tackle of Northwest High defender Jamarcus Collins (1). The Bulldogs took a hard 54-6 loss from the Raiders to fall to 4-4 on the season and 1-2 in District 5-3A. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

VILLE PLATTE - It was a sloppy loss in more ways than one.
A combination of mud and poor execution doomed the Ville Platte Bulldogs, who lost 54-6 to the undefeated Northwest Raiders Friday evening.

Same old story

The Sacred Heart Trojan defense led by freshman tackle Michael Monier (92) gang tackles West St. Mary running back Tristan Harris (10). Sacred Heart fell to West St. Mary 12-9 to drop to 4-4 on the year and 1-4 in District 5-2A. The Trojans will host Catholic of New Iberia this coming Friday. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

VILLE PLATTE - If Sacred Heart can point to one factor in their 12-9 homecoming loss to West St. Mary, it has to be the numerous mistakes committed by the Trojans.
According to Trojan head coach Josh Haper, its the same old story just a different chapter.

Sir Lancelot

Rider Eric Guillory holds up his lance after he picked up all seven rings on his final run of Sunday’s Louisiana Tournoi. Guillory lanced 20 out of 21 rings to claim his fifth straight Louisiana Tournoi championship. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

The sun began to slowly set in the distance on Sunday evening as groups of family, friends and spectators crowded the dusty infield at The Industrial Park in Ville Platte.

Chataignier forms events committee

CHATAIGNIER — The Chataignier Village Council moved to create an events committee for the village at Monday’s council meeting.

Turkey Creek residents set to receive a refund

TURKEY CREEK — Residents of Turkey Creek can expect a refund after the village’s secretary Melissa Ferguson realized she had over charged for services that the Department of Health (DHH) provides.

Jett crowned Queen Cotton

King Cotton Curtis Joubert, of Eunice, poses with Jett after her crowning. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Haley Nicole Jett of Anacoco was crowned Queen Cotton LXIII at Saturday night’s Cotton Coronation.
Jett said, after she was crowned, “I still don’t know what to think. I’m still in shock.”

KIM J. DAIGLE

Sept. 23, 1954 - Oct. 11, 2016
VILLE PLATTE - A Memorial Service for Kim J. Daigle will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 21 at First Baptist Church in Ville Platte.
Daigle passed away October 11, 2016 after a short illness.

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BUNKIE - The Ville Platte High Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs earned a split decision here Friday night, as the Bulldogs blasted the Panthers 76-49 and the Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lady Panthers 72-67

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Shane Darbonne with Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Center was the guest speaker at the November 22 Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting.

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Obituaries

June 30, 1987 - Nov. 27, 2016
MAMOU- A Mass of Christian Burial for Lindsey Lee Frederick was celebrated on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Mamou. Rite of Committal followed in the New St. Ann Cemetery with Father Gil Dutel as Celebrant.

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