Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.

Marcus Dupree prepares to yank his line with the hope of snaggin a massive catfish during a recent fishing trip he took with three of his buddies to Simmesport, La.’s Hydroelectirc dam. Dupree snagged one catfish during the trip, while one of the other fishermen caught a spoonbill. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

SIMMESPORT -- If you ask Marcus Dupree, “snaggin is always better at night,” and after a fishing trip to the Mississippi River, it might be safe to say that Marcus knows what he’s talking about.

Pine Prairie High School interim head softball coach Woody Harvey sits in the middle of the team during a batting practice session held at his home on Monday afternoon. Harvey has been serving as the interim coach for Carolyn Deville, the longtime coach of the softball program who is currently battling breast cancer. The team has honored Deville with the pink jerseys (seen in the photo) with the initals CD printed on the back underneath a cross. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

PINE PRAIRIE – The young women of the Pine Prairie High School softball team didn’t realize how much they missed it -- the yelling that is.

For Coach Carolyn

Pine Prairie High School interim head softball coach Woody Harvey sits in the middle of the team during a batting practice session held at his home on Monday afternoon. Harvey has been serving as the interim coach for Carolyn Deville, the longtime coach of the softball program who is currently battling breast cancer. The team has honored Deville with the pink jerseys (seen in the photo) with the initals CD printed on the back underneath a cross. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

PINE PRAIRIE – The young women of the Pine Prairie High School softball team didn’t realize how much they missed it -- the yelling that is.

Sen. LaFleur supports proposed gas tax bill

BATON ROUGE – The promised House Bill 632, which would increase Louisiana’s gas tax by 17 cents per gallon, was officially filed on Tuesday during the 2017 La. Regular Legislative Session.

Pine Prairie Council working on improving ditch drainage

The Village of Pine Prairie is working on improving its drainage.
During the village’s monthly meeting held Thursday, April 13, Mayor Quint West informed the council of the work that has been done to the village’s drainage ditches.

Rotary Club acknowledges KVPI for receiving awards

(Left to right) Ville Platte Rotary Club President Peter Strawitz, KVPI News Director Stephaine Ware, Uptown Cakes owner Lisa Crane, KVPI’s Mark Layne and Rotary Club member Jimmy LeBlanc pose for a photo after Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

At Tuesday’s Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting, Mark Layne from KVPI acknowledged that his radio station won “radio station of the year for the seventh year in a row” as well as the award for outstanding morning show the Non-Blonde Cafe.

J.Y. SAM JR.

January 13, 1974 - April 14, 2017
VILLE PLATTE – Funeral services for J. Y. Sam, Jr.,43, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Disciples Baptist Church in Ville Platte. Burial will be in St. Matthew B. C. Cemetery in Ville Platte.

MILDRED ANN THOMAS

September 29, 1970 - April 4, 2017
EUNICE – Funeral services for Mildred Ann Thomas, 46, will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Owens-Thomas Funeral Home in Eunice.

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Dr. Tanyanika Phillips, oncologist at Savoy Medical Center, was guest of Nick LeBas and addressed Ville Platte Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 4. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The Ville Platte Rotary Club welcomed medical oncologist at Savoy Medical Center Dr. Tanyanika Phillips at its weekly meeting on April 6, at Main Street Pizza.

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Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.

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