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Ten of Evangeline Parish’s talented visual art students will have their work on display Monday, April 27, in honor of Artists in the Capitol Day. Artwork will be on display in the Memorial Hall of the state capitol building in Baton Rouge.
On Wednesday night, the Evangeline Parish School Board briefly discussed a proposal from the senate that would repeal business inventory taxes and leave the parish with over $1 million less in tax collections.

Gazette app delivers news right to your phone

The Ville Platte Gazette recently introduced a new mobile application to deliver news and information to its subscribers and those interested in receiving news alerts from throughout Evangeline Parish.

Art of Evangeline Parish students on display Monday

Ten of Evangeline Parish’s talented visual art students will have their work on display Monday, April 27, in honor of Artists in the Capitol Day. Artwork will be on display in the Memorial Hall of the state capitol building in Baton Rouge.

Perry Lee Fontenot

August 7, 1934 - April 23, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Perry Lee Fontenot, 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cynthia Fontenot Bourque

Cynthia Fontenot Bourque

February 24, 1953 - April 22, 2015
Funeral services were held for Cynthia Fontenot Bourque, 62, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Friday, April 24. Burial followed in the Te Mamou Cemetery.

Roland E. Cloutier

August 28, 1925 - April 19, 2015
Funeral services were held for Roland E. Cloutier, 89, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 23.
LaVille Funeral Home of Ville Platte was in charge of arrangements.

Orelia Harrison Griffith

Funeral services will be held for Orelia Harrison Griffith, 82, of Ville Platte, at St. John Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 5 p.m., Friday, April 24. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

Mamou elementary students learn meaning of Earth day

Mamou Elementary fourth graders in Candace Manuel and Amber Aymond classes planted mostly decorative plants last week in observance of Earth Day.

Students at Mamou Elementary School have been observing Earth Day since one of its early projects several years ago -- the planting of the traffic triangle at the intersection of Poinciana and Sixth streets.

Computers collected at city hall for recycling

Ville Platte city employee, left to right, Hillary Edwards, Jessica Thomas and Mildred White display some of the computers people brought to City Hall for delivery to a Baton Rouge recycling company as part of the city’s Earth Day last week.

Inventory tax proposal could leave EP $1 million short

On Wednesday night, the Evangeline Parish School Board briefly discussed a proposal from the senate that would repeal business inventory taxes and leave the parish with over $1 million less in tax collections.

Relay for Life rescheduled

Relay for Life held a 5K Color Run in March.

The Evangeline Parish Relay For Life that was scheduled for April 18, was postponed due to inclement weather. Chairwoman Connie Lamke stated that the committee was working hard behind the scenes to arrange a new date as quickly as possible.

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Sports

Lady Demon Logan Thomas rounds the bases.

The Mamou Lady Demons knew one detail all too well when they took the field on Monday in the first round of the 2015 LHSAA softball playoffs: their opponent, Kinder.

Lifestyle

Vidrine Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the third nine-weeks. They are as follows: FIRST GRADE:

Obituaries

August 7, 1934 - April 23, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Perry Lee Fontenot, 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

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