Vice President Chris Stromer (left) and his dad President Harold Stromer (right) stand behind the counter of the parts department inside Boco’s, which is celebrating 85 years. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Doctor Chris Fontenot stands in front of the mural painted on the side of the old Chris’ Corner building along the railroad tracks. He is holding a copy of his book Acadian Prairie-Theodule. The book’s cover art was done by a 10th grader from Chataignier, Jada Guillory. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Nicole McGregor, inventory and marketing manager for Ville Platte Dodge, is pictured here banging the “Gong for Charity.” Each time a customer buys a vehicle and bangs the gong, the dealership will make a donation to either the Ville Platte Boys and Girls Club or CASA of St. Landry-Evangeline, Inc. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Ville Platte High rewards students with LEAP celebration

Ville Platte students participated in a LEAP celebration Friday, March 7, at the Ville Platte High gymnasium. The celebration was to reward the students for all the hard work they put into preparing for the LEAP test. Students enjoyed line dancing

Ville Platte students participated in a LEAP celebration Friday, March 7, at the Ville Platte High gymnasium. The celebration was to reward the students for all the hard work they put into preparing for the LEAP test.

Beta Sigma

Laureate Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Nancy Tislow on February 12, to welcome new pledge members to the group. From left are Gloria Cart, new pledge

A pledge ritual was held for new members, Gloria Sommers and Gloria Cart.

Jay Suire visits 3-10 club

Members of the Three Ten Club gathered at the home of Brucie Landry on Tuesday, February 19, for their monthly meeting. Georgie Petitijean and Muff Bier served as co-hostesses.

The Pulse of the Parish

The 911 dispatch center took the following calls from Wednesday, Feb. 27 through Tuesday, Mar 4. Some were handled by municipal police departments, some by volunteer fire companies, some by Acadian Ambulance and some by the Louisiana State Police. The majority fell to the St.

Recent Deaths

CARL LEE LEDOUX

Carl Lee LeDoux, 59, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at his residence in Basile.

Hel is survived by his mother, Alberta Vidrine LeDoux; his son, Brian Jude LeDoux & his wife, Shana; his former wife, Susan Donaldson LeDoux.

Readers Write

Waiting word

Editor, The Eunice News:

I would like to thank everyone who sent emails and letters in support of the Tony Hawks Foundation Skate Park Grant.

Thanks to the Mayor and Council members for the resolution of support.

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Sports

Coming into the 2017 NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints were looking to upgrade a defense that has been atrocious the past three years.

Obituaries

Fontenot

MAMOU – Wayne Fontenot was a kind, caring, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, and a great friend to many. He was an excellent provider for his family; working offshore for many years as a construction foreman. Wayne was known not to waste a moment of his life.

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