Louisiana Rep. H. Bernard LeBas (D) from District 38 saw his legislation to help alleviate the certified teacher shortage in the state killed in the Senate.

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III Managing Editor
By: ELIZABETH WEST Staff Reporter

Mable Hoffpier assists in serving lunch to a child on Wednesday, as part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) held at Ville Platte High School. (Gazette photos by Nickolas Fontenot)

By: NICKOLAS FONTENOT Staff Reporter

Louisiana Rep. H. Bernard LeBas (D) from District 38 saw his legislation to help alleviate the certified teacher shortage in the state killed in the Senate.

Mable Hoffpier assists in serving lunch to a child on Wednesday, as part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) held at Ville Platte High School. (Gazette photos by Nickolas Fontenot)

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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

Sacred Heart honors athletes at ceremony

Major award winners at the Sacred Heart Trojan athletic banquet held recently. (l to r: Mikey Laughlin; Morgan Manuel and Sean Fontenot)

Sacred Heart High School recently honored their athletes at the annual Trojan athletic banquet. Here are the award recipients in each of the different sports.

Basile athletic awards ceremony held recently

Pictured above are those Basile Athletes that took home the “Whatever It Takes” award for those athletes who played three or more sports.

Basile High School recently honored their athletes at the annual Bearcat athletic ceremony. Here are the award recipients in each of the different sports.

Bulldog competitors rewarded at athletic banquet

Ville Platte High School recently honored their athletes at the annual Bulldog athletic banquet. Here are the award recipients in each of the different sports.

Senior Flag Girls
Kennedy Wilson
Raquel Doulet
Ja’Kyrah Thomas
Brianna Pete
Victoria Miller

MHS students explore animation at Walt Disney World Resort

Students of Mamou High School used the Walt Disney World Resort as a classroom on May 19, when they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series “Exploring Disney Animation History” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Sibley hosting book signing tomorrow

Grace Vidrine Sibley will host a book signing at Ville Platte City Hall (126 E. Main St., Ville Platte) tomorrow, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for her two books, “God’s Unstoppable Favor” and “Embraced by God’s Grace.”

Sylvester graduates with honors

Christopher Sylvester, son of Dr. Carl and Sally Sylvester, graduated from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the Ogden Honors College at Louisisana State University with a bachelor’s of science in biological engineering on May 15.

Careina Ardoin Fontenot

Careina Ardoin Fontenot

September 24, 1927 - May 23, 2015
Funeral services were held for Careina Ardoin Fontenot, 87, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 27. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

Viola Fontenot

May 15, 1922 - May 19, 2015
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services were held for Viola Fontenot, 93, of Temple, Texas, at the Rush Funeral Home Chapel in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 23. Burial followed in the St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Latisha Wilson

August 12, 1978 - May 26, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Latisha Wilson, 36, of Ville Platte, at St. Mark’s Baptist Church in Plaisance at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30. Burial will follow in the Ninth Baptist Church Cemetery in Ville Platte.

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Lifestyle

OPEN HOUSE HELD - Village de Memoire held an open house celebration Thursday, July 2. Many residents, their family members and local dignitaries attended the fun event.

Obituaries

Jimmie "Foo Foo" Fontenot Sr.

September 6, 1934 - June 30, 2015
Funeral services were held for Jimmie “Foo Foo” Fontenot Sr., 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 12 noon, Thursday, July 2. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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