Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common. For probably the first time in Evangeline Parish gridiron history, every high school football program will have new head coaches.
On Tuesday, August 5, Troupe d’Evangeline hosted its latest performance at the Northside Civic Center. The performance of “The Princess and the Pea,” directed by Travis Fontenot, featured a wonderful cast and the crowd enjoyed the performance. In the first photo, the cast is shown.
Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reminds citizens that school will be starting soon and children’s safety is an important issue. Here are a few reminders to help keep all children safe this school year.

Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

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DA omvestogating possible animal cruelty in Chataignier

Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac is looking into what appears to be an animal cruelty incident reported by a Eunice resident who indicated the incident may have occurred in Chataig

Early ad offers everything in town for sale

The Weekly Gazette has advertised many products and services through the years, but an advertisement that ran in the newspaper on September 15, 1928, had something very unusual to sell: the entire

Ninety-nine qualify for November 4, election

Ninety-nine candidates qualified for the November 4, election last week. Following is the list of candidates and for which office they will be running:

Turkey Creek digital water mapping project completed

TURKEY CREEK - The Turkey Creek Village Council, during the board’s August 19, regular meeting discussed the completion of Mayor Heather Cloud’s water system map project.

School supplies donated in Mamou

School board member Buck Dupre and Assistant Mamou Police Chief Katina Richard are shown with items recently collected from businesses and individual donors during the recent school supply drive.

EPSB reviews finances, bus transportation

The Evangeline Parish School Board received a brief overview of the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday, August 20, during the board’s regular meeting.

Political rally set

A political rally will be held Thursday, August 21, at Ville Platte’s Northside Civic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free to the public.

New faces guide parish gridiron teams

Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common.

Louisiana exits Dixie Youth World Series

HOMERUN CLUB - The “Homerun Club” from Game Two is shown above, left to right: Cade Foret, Dino Deshotels, Daegan Mitchell and Noah Soileau. (Photos submitted by Sandy Leger)

The Louisiana Dixie Majors exited the World Series Tournament on Tuesday after a 12-7 loss to South Carolina.


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Terez Alfred runs away from defense

All five parish gridiron squads participated in their annual fall scrimmage on Thursday and Friday.


AUGUST 26, MEETING - Bryan Leach with Ducks Unlimited, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarian Dan Poret, left, and Rotary President David Mayeux.

August 19, Meeting


Wilson “Sno” Thomas Sr.

August 30, 1945 - August 24, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Wilson “Sno” Thomas Sr., 68, of Ville Platte, at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 7 p.m., Friday, August 29. Burial will be held in the church cemetery at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 30.

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