Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.

Marcus Dupree prepares to yank his line with the hope of snaggin a massive catfish during a recent fishing trip he took with three of his buddies to Simmesport, La.’s Hydroelectirc dam. Dupree snagged one catfish during the trip, while one of the other fishermen caught a spoonbill. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

SIMMESPORT -- If you ask Marcus Dupree, “snaggin is always better at night,” and after a fishing trip to the Mississippi River, it might be safe to say that Marcus knows what he’s talking about.

Pine Prairie High School interim head softball coach Woody Harvey sits in the middle of the team during a batting practice session held at his home on Monday afternoon. Harvey has been serving as the interim coach for Carolyn Deville, the longtime coach of the softball program who is currently battling breast cancer. The team has honored Deville with the pink jerseys (seen in the photo) with the initals CD printed on the back underneath a cross. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

PINE PRAIRIE – The young women of the Pine Prairie High School softball team didn’t realize how much they missed it -- the yelling that is.

East Side Water Board Member election results

With 350 voters turning out the following candidates were elected to the East Side Water System Board: Lee Ray Johnson, who defeated incumbent Steve Vidrine 236 to 126; Randal Brown, who defeated incumbent Todd Deville 221 to 140; and incumbent John Vidrine, who defeated Carol Fontenot 236 to 103

Mrs. B.I. "Te" Moody (1926-2017)

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. Visitation for family friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Geesey Ferguson Funeral Home in Crowley. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church at 2:00 p.m.

Mamou cannot hold on to lead; falls in playoffs

Mamou High catcher Angel Menier waits to apply a tag to a Lake Arthur runner in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. Mamou fell 3-2 to Lake Arthur on Wednesday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

MAMOU -- After not making the playoffs a year ago, the young and talented Mamou Lady Demon softball team was ready to make some huge noise in this year’s postseason.

Momentum lost

Sacred Heart shortstop Karli Fontenot slides into home plate safely after tagging up on an Erin Fontenot sacrifice fly to score the second run of the game against Opelousas Catholic. The Lady Trojans lost 5-3 to the Lady Vikings in the regional round of the Division III playoffs. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

OPELOUSAS -- After gaining a 3-0 lead to start the game, the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans could not carry that momentum farther, as they fell to the Opelousas Catholic Lady Vikings 5-3 in the regional round of the Division III softball playoffs here Thursday afternoon.

‘Snaggin good time’

Marcus Dupree prepares to yank his line with the hope of snaggin a massive catfish during a recent fishing trip he took with three of his buddies to Simmesport, La.’s Hydroelectirc dam. Dupree snagged one catfish during the trip, while one of the other fishermen caught a spoonbill. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

SIMMESPORT -- If you ask Marcus Dupree, “snaggin is always better at night,” and after a fishing trip to the Mississippi River, it might be safe to say that Marcus knows what he’s talking about.

Turkey Creek Council celebrates making final payment on center with ceremonial burning of note

From left to right: Turkey Creek Council members Neal King, Joey Ducote and Kurry Stewart and Mayor Heather Cloud together toss the village’s bank note for their community center into a fire pit to celebrate officially paying off the facility. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

TURKEY CREEK -- The Village of Turkey Creek did things a little differently at their council meeting last Tuesday.

Area Briefs

Keep Evangeline Beautiful Electronic Recycling Project
Keep Evangeline Beautiful, in cooperation with the Evangeline Parish Police Jury and the municipalities of Evangeline Parish is sponsoring a parish wide Electronic Recycling Project.

Pages

Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news from Evangeline Parish. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!

Social Stream

Sports

rojan baseball team took to the diamond to face off against Opelousas Catholic in a district contest Wednesday afternoon.

Lifestyle

Dr. Tanyanika Phillips, oncologist at Savoy Medical Center, was guest of Nick LeBas and addressed Ville Platte Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 4. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The Ville Platte Rotary Club welcomed medical oncologist at Savoy Medical Center Dr. Tanyanika Phillips at its weekly meeting on April 6, at Main Street Pizza.

Obituaries

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.

Evangeline Today

P.O. Drawer 220
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: 337-363-3939
Fax: 337-363-2841

Follow Us