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.

EPSO searching for two involved in recent vehicle pursuit

On Tuesday, Sheriff Eddie Soileau released the following statement in regard to a Ville Platte Police Department vehicle pursuit that occurred on Monday, April 17, 2017.
The release stated the following:

‘A better living’

Indalecio Ramos reviews work at his desk at Pine Prairie Correctional Center. The 39-year-old, who immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of four, has been in charge of the GEO prison facility for approximately a year now. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Associate Editor

Easter Sunday message from Bishop Deshotel

Hello and happy Easter to everyone. Today my dear people Christians all over the world celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The essential point of all history.

School Board discusses upcoming tax renewals

At Wednesday night’s Evangeline Parish School Board meeting, the school district’s superintendent Darwan Lazard took time to remind the board about the upcoming election, where residents will vote on tax renewals.

Mamou Council appoints Tate as town’s magistrate

The Mamou Town Council Wednesday night appointed Kelly Tate as new town magistrate after Timmy J. Fontenot stepped down from the position. Mayor Ricky Fontenot thanked retired Judge Tom Fusilier for serving in the interim. “He did a very good job,” Fontenot said.

Coincidental Journeys

Steve Hallam poses in front of his living room fireplace. Sitting atop the mantle are The Mayflower and USS Constitution. Nestled between the ships is a model of the Continental Army. As Hallam pointed out, “George (Washington) is over here. Here is the boyking Marquis De Lafayette and then Rochambleu with his ubiqitous maps.” (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

A series of coincidences has led Steve Hallam a world away to Ville Platte, La., and has led him to publish his father’s memoirs as a diplomat in the U.S. State Department.

Repainted pride

The reflection of light can be seen on the underneath portion of the blade of the helicopter on display at the War Memorial at Evangeline Parish Courthouse Square in downtown Ville Platte. The helicopter, as well as two artillery guns, were cleaned and repainted over the weekend by soldiers at Camp Beauregard in Pineville. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

J.D. Soileau is proud that he fought during the Vietnam War for the country he loved, and still does love.

Good Friday message from Bishop Deshotel

Bishop Deshotel

Hello everyone, Good Friday is observed all over the world by Christians, who recall the momentous event of Jesus being tried, suffering and dying on the cross for the salvation of the world.

Slaughter trial date set for June 19

On Tuesday, Larry Slaughter appeared before Judge Chuck West for a motion hearing where his attorney Jacob Fusilier requested that Judge Gary Ortego be recused from presiding over Slaughter’s upcoming trial for second degree murder.

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rojan baseball team took to the diamond to face off against Opelousas Catholic in a district contest Wednesday afternoon.

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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.

Obituaries

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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