Larry Doucet of Doucet’s Family Hair Care has a collage of items including old barber’s tools and Hadacol bottles in shadow boxes on the business’s walls. Doucet, 73, has been a barber since the 1960’s. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Beatles not only changed music, but they forever changed hairstyles across the United States and even here in Louisiana.

Northwestern State safety Darius Poullard strips the football out of the hands of Southeastern Louisiana quarterback D’Shaie Landor last season. The former Ville Platte High star is coming off a season as he was either second or first on the team in tackles, tackles for a loss, sacks and forced fumbles. (Photo courtesy of Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services)

Darius Poullard possesses many attributes that make him an impact football player.

Ville Platte’s Gervis LaFleur speaks at a podium sometime during the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. The longtime Executive Director of Evangeline Community Action Agency (inset) passed away on Monday at the age of 82. (Gazette file photo)

The needs of the community is what was always most important to Gervis LaFleur.

Larry Doucet of Doucet’s Family Hair Care has a collage of items including old barber’s tools and Hadacol bottles in shadow boxes on the business’s walls. Doucet, 73, has been a barber since the 1960’s. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)

Northwestern State safety Darius Poullard strips the football out of the hands of Southeastern Louisiana quarterback D’Shaie Landor last season. The former Ville Platte High star is coming off a season as he was either second or first on the team in tackles, tackles for a loss, sacks and forced fumbles. (Photo courtesy of Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services)

Ville Platte’s Gervis LaFleur speaks at a podium sometime during the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. The longtime Executive Director of Evangeline Community Action Agency (inset) passed away on Monday at the age of 82. (Gazette file photo)

Liberty Theater closing to repair water damage

Water problems have developed from the three down spouts on the south side of the theater. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Rendez-vous des Cajuns show at the Liberty Theater is closing until water damage is repaired, Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said.
The shows will continue at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve at 250 West Park Ave., Eunice

Not quite enough

LSU’s Kramer Robertson (3) is congratulated by teammates Bryce Jordan (25) and Greg Deichman (7) after hitting a home run in the sixth inning of the Tiger’s 11-8 win over Mississippi St. earlier this season. LSU will host a NCAA regional tournament starting Friday at Alex Box Stadium. (Advocate photo by Patrick Denis)

For only the second time in the last five games, the LSU rally opposum failed to come through, as the Tigers bowed out of the SEC Tournament, losing to Florida in the semi-finals 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

WEST: A carefree weekend with an old friend

Gazette Associate Editor Elizabeth West

I felt like a kid again this weekend, and it couldn’t have happened without the help of my best friend Rayna.

Mamou Arrest Reports

The Mamou Police Department reported 41 recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Darlene G. Thibodeaux, 1676 Mariaum Road, Mamou, was arrested on April 26, 2016 for forgery and theft.

EPSO Arrest Reports

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported nine recent bookings into the parish jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Rodney Freeman Jr., 616 S. Soileau St., Ville Platte, was arrested on March 28, 2016 for simple burglary. Freeman’s bond was set at $45,000.00.

UL-L takes home Sunbelt Tournament title for third year in a row

In a first for any Sunbelt Conference team, the number 17 ranked UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns became the only team in the history of the conference to win three conference tournament titles in a row, as the Cajuns shutout Georgia Southern 5-0 in the championship game on Sunday.

NCAA baseball regionals has a Louisiana flavor

With the announcement of the 64 team field of the NCAA Division I baseball tournament on Monday, one could not help but notice that Louisiana is well represented.
Five teams from the state will have the opportunity to advance and try to make it to the ulimate prize; a trip to Ohmaha.

LSU softball team advances to second WCWS in two years

The LSU Lady Tigers showed just how far their program has advanced after rallying from a one game deficit in the Super Regionals to take a 2-1 series win over James Madison and advance to thier second Women’s College World Series in a row.

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Northwestern State safety Darius Poullard strips the football out of the hands of Southeastern Louisiana quarterback D’Shaie Landor last season. The former Ville Platte High star is coming off a season as he was either second or first on the team in tackles, tackles for a loss, sacks and forced fumbles. (Photo courtesy of Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services)

Darius Poullard possesses many attributes that make him an impact football player.

Lifestyle

Yvonne Johnson, left, as Ouiser Boudreaux, and Melanie Soileau, as Annelle Dupuy, in the Troupe d’ Evangeline’s recent production of Steel Magnolias at the Ville Platte Civic Center. (Photo courtesy of Janice Fontenot)

Troupe d’ Evangeline is looking for some additional temporary homes to meet, rehearse and stage plays until their donated building is ready to use.

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Obituaries

May 22, 1954- July 29, 2016
Funeral services for Ret. Lt. Linda Brown, 62, will be held Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas. Visiting hours be observed from 6 p.m. Friday until service time.

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