Local rodeo star Gabe Soileau poses with his championship trophy saddles at his parent’s farm. The 17-year-old Sacred Heart School senior won the state championship and national championship in steer wrestling. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III Managing Editor

Carlee Soileau (left) and Lyla Tolbert are seen hard at work preparing fresh squeezed lemonade to be sold. Soileau cut the lemons in half and then passed them on to Tolbert who then juiced each lemon. By 4 p.m. on Friday, the kids had earned just over $600.00 for the foundation. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST Associate Editor

The oldest cypress treeCypress and black willow trees are seen in Lake Martin during a recent Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tour. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III Managing Editor

Local rodeo star Gabe Soileau poses with his championship trophy saddles at his parent’s farm. The 17-year-old Sacred Heart School senior won the state championship and national championship in steer wrestling. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Carlee Soileau (left) and Lyla Tolbert are seen hard at work preparing fresh squeezed lemonade to be sold. Soileau cut the lemons in half and then passed them on to Tolbert who then juiced each lemon. By 4 p.m. on Friday, the kids had earned just over $600.00 for the foundation. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

The oldest cypress treeCypress and black willow trees are seen in Lake Martin during a recent Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tour. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

breaking news

Adkins leaves Sacred Heart after one season as football coach

Sacred Heart High School will be looking for a new head football coach as Gary Adkins stepped down to take a position at Abbeville High School. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

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

Ville Platte youth summer work program set

The City of Ville Platte has recently initiated its own Ville Platte Youth on the Move Summer Employment Program serving ages 16 to 18 years old, enrolled in high school and residing in the Ville Platte city limits. Application time is now.

SHS protest organizers plan to protest diocese office

A large crowd of parents, students and alumni attended the meeting on Memorial Day.

A large crowd gathered at the Northside Civic Center Monday, May 25, to hear new developments in the efforts of parents of Sacred Heart School students and alumni to remove Principal Diane Fontenot.

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.

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Lifestyle

Joe Guillotte proudly showed off his property in Ville Platte, which is filled with a vegetable garden, many citrus and pecan trees and a wide variety of colorful flowers. Here he stands in front of his outdoor kitchen.

BY: HEATHER BOGARD Lifestyles Editor

Obituaries

Brynn Leigh Reviere

BRYNN LEIGH REVIERE
May 14, 2013 - July 29, 2015

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