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.
L’ANSE MEG -- Since the recent deputy-involved shooting occurred in Evangeline Parish, many have asked why the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy was in the L’Anse Meg area during the early morning hours of July 6, 2017.
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.
At the Evangeline Parish School Board meeting on Wednesday, board members heard from Mike Holt with Yeager, Watson & Associates, who shared that it was time to replace damaged floors at two schools in the district.
The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce grew by four as new members were accepted at the monthly meeting Wednesday. The meeting was also the last Chamber meeting at Main Street Pizza.
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.
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.