Pictured here is Mamou native Kate Chatelain as she sits in front of some of her contemporary art. She uses the art medium to expose area children to culture in art camps during the summer. (Photo courtesy of Kate Chatelain)
Pictured here is Barry Gautreaux who serves as pastor of Christian Tabernacle on Heritage Road in Pine Prairie. During his 30-plus years in ministry, he has brought the word of God from the throne, to the church, and to the world. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Longino)
Lana Fontenot from South Louisiana Community College (left) discusses economic issues with former Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce President William “Tojo” Ward during One Acadiana’s tour of Evangeline Parish. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Remey Parrott (left) is pictured here as he is wrestling down a steer while his brother Rowdy (right) looks on from atop his horse. The two are practicing for the National Finals Rodeo and the Junior National Finals Rodeo that will be held in Las Vegas this coming December. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
The 2017 version of The Gazette’s football contest came down to the end for both the individual and business versions.
Pine Prairie’s Tucker Holsomback (30) tries to dribble past Ville Platte’s Ernest Roberts (25) in the Evangeline Parish Basketball Tournament Championship game on Saturday. Pine Prairie dethroned Ville Platte with a 56-54 win to take the title. (Gazette photo Tony Marks)
For many people, Christmas time is more of a season of giving gifts to those in need than it is of receiving gifts for themselves.
By TONY MARKS
“Swabby” is pictured here in front of a wall in his home that has paintings by three generations of Soileau’s. The top was done by his dad Aaron, the middle by him, and the bottom by his son Marty. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)