Collin Courville spent a morning seeing if the fish were biting at Crooked Creek Recreation Area. Courville and his parents, who own The Bait Stand in Pine Prairie, have partnered with Crooked Creek to host a fishing tournament for the purpose of raising money for the Evangeline Parish park. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST Managing Editor

Ted Buller, who farms 1200 acres of rice and 1100 acres of soybeans off the Pine Point Rd, gazes out at some of his rice fields that are still under water a week after the “devastating” flooding that hit the area. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Farmers throughout Evangeline Parish took a massive hit to their crop production with the widespread flooding that inundated the area because of heavy rains that fell within a few days of each other in late April and early May.
Ville Platte Deputy Marshal Arthur Lee Phillips was arrested by Jeff Davis Sheriff’s detectives on Monday in connection with a prostitution incident that occurred over the weekend in Fenton, La.

VP Bench Warrants

The following individuals failed to appear in the Ville Platte City Court. Bench warrants have been issued by Judge J. Gregory Vidrine, for these individuals, for their failure to appear in court on traffic tickets and other misdemeanor charges for the month of April, 2017.

VPPD Arrests

The Ville Platte Police Department reported nine recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:
• Jermaine Larnette, 40, 1612 Kembo, Ville Platte, was arrested on April 27, 2017, for Theft and remains incarcerated on a $500.00 bond.

Rotary meets Viande Boucanee’

Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz and Rotarian Bob Manuel bookend guests Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory of Viande Boucanee, Inc., who informed the audience that the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival is set for June 2-3, 2017. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Bob Manuel presented Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory from Viande Boucanee’, Inc., to the Ville Platte Rotary Club who discussed the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival that is scheduled for June 2-3, 2017.

Rain, rain go away

A house along Veterans Memorial Highway in the Mamou area sits in what looks like a pond for a front yard on Thursday after a second round of thunderstorms hits Evangeline Parish in just four days. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Less than a week after a significant portion of Evangeline Parish experienced heavy flooding, the area once again was blasted with severe weather on Wednesday and early Thursday morning.

Honoring the good

The Evangeline Parish School Board’s meeting held on Thursday was a night spent recognizing the good happening throughout the parish’s school district.

A promise to make your newspaper even better

From day one as Associate Editor at the Ville Platte Gazette I have always done my best to provide our readers with a newspaper they can be proud of, and tomorrow I will continue to do the same but with the new title of Managing Editor.

Rising water

A local resident stands on his front porch surveying the rising water around his Ville Platte home on Sunday, April 30, 2017, after a massive rainfall left many parts of Evangeline Parish under water. (Photo courtesy of Arthur Sampson)

It didn’t just rain last weekend in Evangeline Parish, it poured.

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Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz and Rotarian Bob Manuel bookend guests Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory of Viande Boucanee, Inc., who informed the audience that the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival is set for June 2-3, 2017. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Bob Manuel presented Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory from Viande Boucanee’, Inc., to the Ville Platte Rotary Club who discussed the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival that is scheduled fo

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