Floyd Soileau, his wife Jinver and their so Chris Soileau accept a framed proclamation from Mayor Jennifer Vidrine. Pictured from left to right are: Chris, Jinver, Floyd, Mayor Vidrine and Suzy Lemoine - who assisted in putting this surprise together. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)
Former law enforcement officer Michael Kevin Fontenot proudly announced his candidacy for Evangeline Parish Sheriff in the upcoming election on October 12, 2019.
Mamou High’s Dacia Richard is greeted at home plate after blasting a three-run home run against Berwick. The Lady Demons have reached the state semi-finals for the first time in history after a 14-4 pounding of Berwick on Saturday. Mamou faces Caldwell Parish High School tomorrow in Sulphur. (Gazette photo by Sawyer Jagneaux)
BERWICK -- It seems that history is the favorite subject for the Mamou Lady Demon softball team, because the annals continue to be re-written.
Pictured here are the conditions of a portion of U.S. Hwy 167 N as described in the resolution adopted Tuesday by the Turkey Creek Village Council. This photo was among those attached to the resolution. Copies of the packet were then sent to governing authorities. (Photo courtesy of the Village of Turkey Creek)
Despite some very fruitful seasons, both the Mamou Demons and the Pine Prairie Panthers were unable to make it happen in the first round of the Class 3A baseball playoffs.
Pictured above is the Ville Platte High girls’ track team, who came away with the District 5-3A Championship trophy this past Tuesday at the district meet held in Iota. Several of the team members placed fourth or higher in their events and will compete at the regional meet Tuesday at McNeese State University. (Photo courtesy of VPHS)
April 24, 1969- Gazette editor Sidney Mixon and Managing Editor Johnnie Quinn admire the awards won by the Ville Platte paper in the Better Newspaper Contests at the Louisiana Press Association convention in New Orleans last Friday. The Gazette placed first in General Excellence and third in best use of color in competition with numerous weekly newspapers throughout Louisiana.
The Diocese of Lafayette’s High School Principal of the Year Dawn Shipp (left) and Elementary Principal of the Year Virginia Morein (right) are pictured here standing in front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue located in the high school foyer. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)