Sacred Heart junior Remey Parrott wrestles a steer to the ground in a previous rodeo competition. Parrott and four other Evangeline Parish cowboys will compete at the International Youth Rodeo Finals in Shawnee, Okla. starting today (Photo courtesy of Tammy Parrott)

BY: TRACEY JAGNEAUX Sports Editor

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

Sacred Heart junior Remey Parrott wrestles a steer to the ground in a previous rodeo competition. Parrott and four other Evangeline Parish cowboys will compete at the International Youth Rodeo Finals in Shawnee, Okla. starting today (Photo courtesy of Tammy Parrott)

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.

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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

Turkey Creek to hold first ‘Trade Day’ Saturday

The Village of Turkey Creek will host its first “Trade Day” this Saturday, May 2, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Drouet Park.
Mayor Heather Cloud said the Trade Days will continue through October 2015, with one being held on the first Saturday of each month.

Lady Trojans prepare for state tournament

Elizabeth Soileau

For the second time in the last four years the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans have earned a spot at the LHSAA state softball tournament, also known as the Fastpitch 56 Tournament, in Sulphur.

Panthers ride Joubert’s perfection to victory

Panther pitcher J.T. Joubert getting ready to throw a pitch against Port Barre. Joubert threw a perfect game on Sunday.

It’s something that does not happen very often in professional or college baseball, much less in high school diamond play. But, Pine Prairie’s J.T. Joubert accomplished a feat that all pitcher’s dream about: a perfect game.

Parish baseball teams advance to post-season

Pine Prairie’s Dylan Doucet will lead the Panthers into the playoffs against Notre Dame on Friday.

Three of the four Evangeline Parish Baseball teams have advanced to the 2015 LHSAA baseball playoffs. Sacred Heart, Pine Prairie and Mamou have all earned spots in their respective brackets and will begin play this week.

Ville Platte track teams sweep district crowns

Ville Platte High’s Tyler Fontenot gets ready to start the 400 meter relay.

The Ville Platte High boys and girls track teams swept the district track championships last Wednesday at Church Point. The boys took the title scoring 143 points, 33 points more than the second place team Livonia. The girls edged out Port Barre by a four point margin 152-148 to take the crown.

Parish fitness meet team competes at state

The Evangeline Parish fitness team poses for a picture after the state meet. (L to R: Asia George, Kayden Coward, Hanna Monier, Jerez Edwards, Kendrilyn Fontenot and Darrell Guilbeaux)

The Evangeline Parish elementary fitness meet team competed at the state competition this past Saturday in Baton Rouge at the Bernie Moore Indoor Track Facility on the campus of LSU. The team participated in a number of events throughout the day and placed fourth overall in the state.

Mamou Rotary Club interviews students for scholarships

Six Mamou High seniors were interviewed by members of the Mamou Rotary Club during their Wednesday, April 29, meeting. One female and one male student will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Peggy Saucier LeBleu

Peggy Saucier LeBleu

May 24, 1957 - April 25, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services were held for Peggy Saucier LeBleu, 57, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 2 p.m., Monday, April 27. Burial followed in the New St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Sally Elizabeth Blackmon

Sally Elizabeth Blackmon

January 13, 1972 - April 25, 2015
BAYOU CHICOT - Funeral services were held for Sally Elizabeth Blackmon, 43, of Pine Prairie, at the Turkey Creek United Pentecostal Church at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 28. Burial followed in the Vandenburg Cemetery in Bayou Chicot.

Carl Adrian Hebert

Carl Adrian Hebert

September 4, 1944 - April 27, 2015
TURKEY CREEK - Funeral services will be held for Carl Adrian Hebert, 70, of Mamou, at the Rush Funeral Home Chapel in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 30. Burial will follow in the Turkey Creek Cemetery.

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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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