PARTSCH: UNO embodies the survive and advance spirit

Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

Survive and advance.
That phrase is often used at this time of the year when the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament dominates the national sports conscience, as 68 teams attempt to win the national championship, or at least reach the Final Four.

PARTSCH: A man chasing his childhood dream

Ville Platte Gazette Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

I wanted to be Dale Murphy.
There was nothing that I wanted more as a small boy growing up than to wear No. 3 and play right field for the Atlanta Braves, well except maybe having the G.I. Joe aircraft carrier from the Sears Wish Book magically appear underneath my Christmas tree.

WEST: Parish residents deserve justice too

There is a man by the name of Arturo Velazques that has crossed the border between the United States and Mexico multiple times illegally. That man chose to make Evangeline Parish his home, and an American citizen helped him do it.


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