READY FOR A FUN YEAR - The three newly-crowned royal beauties will have a fun-filled year ahead as they travel the state promoting their hometown of Ville Platte at various fairs and festivals. Jr. Miss Ville Platte Adrianna Fall, Miss Ville Platte Lynee West and Teen Miss Ville Platte Jillian Thille are looking forward to beginning their adventure as sister queens together.

By: HEATHER BOGARD Lifestyles Editor
Kaleb Fontenot wouldn’t allow himself to be depressed.

A banner for the Boys & Girls Club of Ville Platte hangs on the Main Street entrance to the old Evangeline Bank and Trust Company building in Ville Platte. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

The opening of the Ville Platte Boys and Girls Club is just days away, and its summer program is shaping up to be a huge success.

READY FOR A FUN YEAR - The three newly-crowned royal beauties will have a fun-filled year ahead as they travel the state promoting their hometown of Ville Platte at various fairs and festivals. Jr. Miss Ville Platte Adrianna Fall, Miss Ville Platte Lynee West and Teen Miss Ville Platte Jillian Thille are looking forward to beginning their adventure as sister queens together.

A banner for the Boys & Girls Club of Ville Platte hangs on the Main Street entrance to the old Evangeline Bank and Trust Company building in Ville Platte. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

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Bishop Deshotel

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel speaks to his new flock on Friday -- the Catholics of the Diocese of Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of JW Walker Photography)

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.

VP house fire claims life of 106-year-old

Ville Platte firefighters responded to a house fire at 1089 Robert F. Kennedy Drive in Ville Platte around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday after neighbors reported smoke coming from the home. (Gazette photo by Tracy Jagneaux)

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.

13th Annual St. Jude Trail Ride set for Saturday

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.

Chataignier Council discusses agrees to new 9-1-1 agreement

At Chataignier’s council meeting last Monday, the village’s council members discussed the proposed intergovernmental agreement with 9-1-1 that needed to be approved if the village wished to have 9-1-1 provide services for dispatching non-emergency calls for the Village of Chataignier.

Not done yet

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 shuts out Berwick in Class 3A opening round

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.

Woodrow Veillon

Woodrow Veillon

June 17, 1920 - April 19, 2016
Funeral services will be held for Woodrow Veillon, 95, of Chataignier, at the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 23.

Sandra Wilson

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.

Edward “Knot-Toe” Thomas Jr.

Edward “Knot-Toe” Thomas Jr.

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.

Ruby Gautreaux Duos

Ruby Gautreaux Duos

February 18, 1921 - April 16, 2016
Funeral services were held for Ruby Gautreaux Duos, 95, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 3 p.m., Monday, April 18. Burial followed in the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum.

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READY FOR A FUN YEAR - The three newly-crowned royal beauties will have a fun-filled year ahead as they travel the state promoting their hometown of Ville Platte at various fairs and festivals. Jr. Miss Ville Platte Adrianna Fall, Miss Ville Platte Lynee West and Teen Miss Ville Platte Jillian Thille are looking forward to beginning their adventure as sister queens together.

By: HEATHER BOGARD Lifestyles Editor

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