Some of Chef Terryl Jackson’s culinary students watch Fendrous “Snap” Ardoin, an employee at Paul’s Meat Market, show how sausage is done at the local store. Looking on as Snap cuts links of sausages are from left to right: Assatta Robinson, Tori Fontenot, Chyanne LeBleu and Carley Cloud. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

After 30-plus years in the food service industry, Chef Terryl Jackson can still remember the desire he had to be a chef in the kitchen at as young as eight-years-old.

John B. “Cayou” Pitre (top) has passed on the tradition of baseball to his son John (middle) and his grandson Wade (bottom). Pitre has been involved in the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth organizations for the past 40 plus years and continues to do so as an assistant coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

If you are a male Ville Platte native, there is one tradition that you have probably been a part of at some point in your life. That tradition is playing baseball. In particular, being part of the Dixie Youth organization.

Kermit Miller and his son Christian Miller hold up Jack Miller’s products inside the office in front of a painting of Kermit’s father Jack Miller, the man who created the now famous sauce. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

What makes Jack Miller’s Bar-B-Que Sauce so unique? If you take a moment to look on the ingredients on the label of the famed sauce, produced and bottled in Ville Platte, it appears like any other Bar-B-Que sauce.

Some of Chef Terryl Jackson’s culinary students watch Fendrous “Snap” Ardoin, an employee at Paul’s Meat Market, show how sausage is done at the local store. Looking on as Snap cuts links of sausages are from left to right: Assatta Robinson, Tori Fontenot, Chyanne LeBleu and Carley Cloud. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

John B. “Cayou” Pitre (top) has passed on the tradition of baseball to his son John (middle) and his grandson Wade (bottom). Pitre has been involved in the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth organizations for the past 40 plus years and continues to do so as an assistant coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Kermit Miller and his son Christian Miller hold up Jack Miller’s products inside the office in front of a painting of Kermit’s father Jack Miller, the man who created the now famous sauce. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Leading with humility

Duplechain finishes stellar career at Mamou; moves on to next level:

Ville Platte youth royalty crowned

WEE BABY MISS COURT - Members of the Wee Baby Miss Ville Platte court, from left, were Queen Anna Claire Grace Johns; Brennah Norred, first runner-up; Addison Kate Lee, second runner-up; and Roque Phillips, third runner-up.

By: HEATHER BOGARD
Lifestyles Editor

Mr. West, Miss Atkinson plan June 4th nuptials

Miss Brittany Danielle Atkinson,
Mr. Aaron William West

The engagement of Miss Brittany Danielle Atkinson to Mr. Aaron William West, the son of Quint and Roxane West of Pine Prairie, has been announced by her parents, Scott and Paulette Atkinson of Glenmora.

Heritage Manor News: Benefits of pet therapy

(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by Patricia Duplechin, resident activity director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. This column runs every Sunday in The Gazette.)

Ola Marie Thomas

Ola Marie Thomas

November 3, 1929 - May 24, 2016
Funeral services were held for Ola Marie Thomas, 86, of Fort Worth, Texas, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 12 noon, Friday, May 27. Burial followed in the Vandenburg Cemetery in Bayou Chicot.

George Franklin “Frog” Coleman

George Franklin “Frog” Coleman

December 6, 1947 - May 25, 2016
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for George Franklin “Frog” Coleman, 68, of Eunice, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 28. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery.

Mary Louella Laneaux

Mary Louella Laneaux

May 21, 1934 - May 24, 2016
Funeral services were held for Mary Louella Laneaux, 82, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Friday, May 27. Burial followed in the Old Ville Platte Cemetery.

Moving forward

Former Sacred Heart athletic director and head track coach Robert Soileau poses in front of a Trojan and a Blue Jay. Soileau joined the St. Ed’s coaching and teaching staff in January after not being asked to come back to his alma mater last May after 15 years at Sacred Heart. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Everyone goes through major changes in their life, especially with the profession they have chosen.

LSU, UL-L advance to Super Regionals Friday

Louisiana will be well represented in the Super Regional round of the NCAA Division I softball championships this coming weekend, as perennial powerhouses LSU and UL-Lafayette moved on with regional championships this past weekend.

LSU-E softball wins another NJCAA World Series title

CLINTON, Mississippi — With their backs against the wall, the Lady Bengals came out swinging.
After fallling 9-0 in the first game Saturday, LSU Eunice responded with a 12-4 victory over Jones County Junior College to capture the 2016 NJCAA Divsion II softball championship.

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It was another fantastic tournament for the VPGSA 10 and under all-stars, as they took home the PONY sectional title this past weekend.

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NATCHITOCHES – Nine hundred forty-eight Northwestern State University students were named to the Honor List for the Spring 2016 semester.

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