Vice President Chris Stromer (left) and his dad President Harold Stromer (right) stand behind the counter of the parts department inside Boco’s, which is celebrating 85 years. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Doctor Chris Fontenot stands in front of the mural painted on the side of the old Chris’ Corner building along the railroad tracks. He is holding a copy of his book Acadian Prairie-Theodule. The book’s cover art was done by a 10th grader from Chataignier, Jada Guillory. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Nicole McGregor, inventory and marketing manager for Ville Platte Dodge, is pictured here banging the “Gong for Charity.” Each time a customer buys a vehicle and bangs the gong, the dealership will make a donation to either the Ville Platte Boys and Girls Club or CASA of St. Landry-Evangeline, Inc. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Louisiana in response to flash flooding and severe weather as a result of Tropical Storm Cindy.

Ville Platte Police Arrest Reports

The Ville Platte Police Office reported 8 recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:

Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Reports

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 6 recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:
Emanuel Malbrew, 47, 280 Austin, was arrested on June 19, 2017 for unauthorized use of a moveable. Malbrew remains incarcerated on a bond set at $15,000.00

JASON PAUL FONTENOT

VILLE PLATTE - With great sorrow the family of Jason Paul Fontenot, 38, announces his passing on Saturday June 17, 2017 at his residence in Ville Platte. Memorial services for Mr. Fontenot are pending.
Laville Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Coming into the 2017 NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints were looking to upgrade a defense that has been atrocious the past three years.

Obituaries

VILLE PLATTE - With great sorrow the family of Jason Paul Fontenot, 38, announces his passing on Saturday June 17, 2017 at his residence in Ville Platte. Memorial services for Mr. Fontenot are pending.
Laville Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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