Danielle Granger (left) holds up the new Ville Platte High School football jersey for the Tee-Cotton Bowl, while Nicki Bowen (right) holds Sacred Heart School’s new Tee-Cotton Bowl Jersey. Standing between the two ladies is the man who started this special tradition in Ville Platte - Tim Fontenot. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

It is human nature to tear down an endowment, especially one that has been generously handed down by an act of Providence. For we are mere mortals, flawed by our jealousies and our apprehensiveness toward our fellow man. For reasons beyond our comprehension we choose to distrust rather than to embrace our diversity.

Reverend Raymond Brown (center) delivers a passionate message to an audience outside of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse on Wednesday. The civil rights leader came to Evangeline Parish to seek justice for an individual recently killed during a deputy-involved shooting. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

The Evangeline Parish Courthouse lawn was filled with parish residents urging that justice be served in what the group consider the uncalled for death of Dejuan Guillory at the hands of an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy.

Dejuan Guillory

On July 6, 2017, at approximately 4:10 a.m., Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Lafayette Field Office (LSP LFO) responded to a shooting involving an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s deputy in the Mamou area.

Righting a wrong

Danielle Granger (left) holds up the new Ville Platte High School football jersey for the Tee-Cotton Bowl, while Nicki Bowen (right) holds Sacred Heart School’s new Tee-Cotton Bowl Jersey. Standing between the two ladies is the man who started this special tradition in Ville Platte - Tim Fontenot. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

It is human nature to tear down an endowment, especially one that has been generously handed down by an act of Providence. For we are mere mortals, flawed by our jealousies and our apprehensiveness toward our fellow man.

Q&A: New VPHS principal shares her hopes for the school year

Melanie Miller was hired during the summer to become the new principal of Ville Platte High School. She recently shared some highlights in her career as an educator as well as what her goals are for the upcoming school year.

Alternatively structured

The start of a new school year for Evangeline Central School, means the start of a new and more structured way of learning.

Assistance requested in moving French immersion teachers to Louisiana

Evangeline Parish is starting a French Immersion Program for grades Kindergarten through first at Ville Platte Elementary and Mamou Elementary. CODOFIL has recruited three of these teachers from France and are expected to arrive within the next two weeks.

Schooled in education

Three Jagneaux brothers and their wives have devoted their careers to instilling education in young minds. In the process, they have fulfilled their dying father’s wishes.

VP set to sell city property for development of single-family homes

The Ville Platte City Council gave Mayor Jennifer Vidrine the authority to negotiate and conclude sales of city property for the purposes of developing detached single-family homes. It also agreed to review the fines associated with failure to wear reflective gear at night.

Weekly Rotary Minute update

Wayne Vidrine, President of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, is pictured here as he spoke at the weekly meeting Tuesday afternoon. He outlined his vision for the club during the upcoming year including corporate memberships and the future of Chicot State Park. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ville Platte Rotary President Wayne Vidrine advised the club he wants to bring something different to the table at each meeting such as sharing Rotary trivia.

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Sports

RUSTON -- Timing is everything, especially in the arena of sports.

Lifestyle

Wayne Vidrine, President of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, is pictured here as he spoke at the weekly meeting Tuesday afternoon. He outlined his vision for the club during the upcoming year including corporate memberships and the future of Chicot State Park. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ville Platte Rotary President Wayne Vidrine advised the club he wants to bring something different to the table at each meeting such as sharing Rotary trivia.

Obituaries

EUNICE-Funeral services for Mr. DeJuan Markeis Guillory, 27, will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017, at 11:00 A. M. with the visitation beginning at 9:00 A. M. at Zion Traveler’s Baptist Church in Mamou, LA. Burial will be in Word of Faith Memorial Gardens in Reddell, LA. Rev.

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