Gregory Elliott is pictured here. The native and resident of Beaver was inducted into the LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction this past April. He is the son of the late Besse and Jesse Elliott. (Photo courtesy of Gregory Elliott)

Throughout history countless citizens from small towns across the country as well immigrants from lands overseas have sought the American dream of achieving prosperity and success. This dream is still alive today and is realized for a native of rural Evangeline Parish Gregory Elliott.

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.

CHAUNCEY JAMES FONTENOT

Fontenot

MAMOU ~ It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Chauncey Fontenot announces his passing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the age of 30.

Engineered for success

Gregory Elliott is pictured here. The native and resident of Beaver was inducted into the LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction this past April. He is the son of the late Besse and Jesse Elliott. (Photo courtesy of Gregory Elliott)

Throughout history countless citizens from small towns across the country as well immigrants from lands overseas have sought the American dream of achieving prosperity and success. This dream is still alive today and is realized for a native of rural Evangeline Parish Gregory Elliott.

VPPD arrests one for using counterfeit money

On July 18, 2017, the Ville Platte Police Department made two arrests.
The first involved the use of counterfeit money at a local business on East Main Street.

Swamp Poppin’ produce along the tracks

Ville Platte city worker James Bordelon shows off some okra growing at the City Garden. According to Bordelon, he picks three five-gallon buckets of okra at a time. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The City of Ville Platte is known for producing goods and services that have put the city on the world’s stage such as smoked meat and Swamp Pop Music. The city is also becoming known for producing its own produce.

Hey Ole Miss, have I got a new head coach for you!!

It has happened again.
Another high profile college coach has resigned amidst controversial circumstances.
This time it is Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze that paid the ultimate price, having to resign his position because of what he claims was a “misdialed” number.

Huge experience

GULF SHORES, AL -- When a team reaches one of their pre-season goals, anything beyond that is considered lagniappe.
For the VPGSA 8U All-Stars, a trip to the USSSA World Series was one of those goals the team had set for themselves before the all-star season began.

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.

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Sports

It has happened again.
Another high profile college coach has resigned amidst controversial circumstances.

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

Fontenot

MAMOU ~ It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Chauncey Fontenot announces his passing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the age of 30.

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