Pictured here is the possible old bank building in Chataignier that is on the corner of Martin Luther King and Main Streets. According to the Abandoned Louisiana Facebook page, the building appears to have also been a motorcycle repair/service shop. (Photo courtesy of Charles Lauret)

Larry Lachney is pictured here behind the bar of Gator’s on Main Street Ville Platte. Lachney is preparing to celebrate his business’s 25th anniversary this coming Saturday and has planned a mini-festival that will take place from 8:00 a.m. until close. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Elijah Lewis (left) and Bo John Armand (right) are pictured here on each a side of the Tee Cotton Bowl Trophy as they sit on the field turf of the New Orleans Saints indoor practice facility in Metairie. The Ville Platte High School Bulldogs and the Sacred Heart Trojans were able to practice on the field in preparation for Tee Cotton Bowl XV which is set for August 31 at Soileau-Landry Field. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ross LaFleur of Kary’s Roux holds a jar of roux while standing next to a piece of equipment in the current warehouse. A new warehouse is being built to store items from new product lines. (Gazette photos by Tony Marks)

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