Fr. Richard Vidrine stands in his home holding up a picture of himself that his mother Nazel had made once he had returned from Vietnam. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

As Americans we are called to give of ourselves and to help our fellow countrymen when they are in need. One Ville Platte native has exemplified this idea from serving in the jungles of Vietnam to serving the Lamb of God as a naval chaplain.

Ville Platte Rice Dryer, Inc. Manager, Felix Morein, is seen checking the grade of rice that was brought into the local rice drying facility to be dried and stored. This process includes running the rice through a machine that removes the hull and then grades the rice. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

You can take the boy out of the farm, but you can’t always take the farm out of the boy. At least those words ring true when speaking about Ville Platte Rice Dryer, Inc. Manager, Felix Morein.

Dr. Brent Ardoin perched himself on an examination table in an exam room located inside his office on Poinciana Street. He spoke about his 30-years of practicing medicine in Mamou and how it has changed over the years. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The name Frank Savoy has become synonymous with medical practice in Mamou over the generations. This is particularly evident by the hospital that bears the name. However, another doctor has left his lasting footprint on the medical scene of the town.

Council OKs $3M bonds for streets

Breaux Bridge — The City Council on March 11 authorized Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme to apply to the State Bond Commission for a $3 million bond issue to resurface all of the city’s streets.

Savoie named to Dean's List

WASHINGTON – Caroline Savoie has been named to the Dean’s List of the School of Arts and Science for the Fall 2007 semester at The Catholic University of America. Caroline earned a grade point average of 3.820 which places her in the top ten percent among all Arts and Science undergraduates.

Acadiana Deaths

CHURCH POINT – Lloyd Smith, 83, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Acadia-St. Landry Hospital in Church Point.

Guidry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky Lee Moore

CROWLEY – Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2008 at Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel for Ricky Lee Moore, 59, who died Monday, March 10, 2008 in Lafayette.

Fr. Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church will conduct the services.

Cama Lee Leger

IOTA – Cama Lee Hebert Leger entered into eternal rest from her home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, March 10, 2008. The Lord blessed this earth with her birth on February 10, 1933 in Iota, Louisiana.

Eugenie Musacchio

CROWLEY – Funeral services will be held at noon, Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel for Eugenie Jaschke Musacchio, 96. Mrs. Musacchio died Sunday, March 9, 2008 in Crowley.

Crowley Council meets Tuesday

By Howell Dennis

CROWLEY - The Crowley City council met Tuesday night to discuss a variety of issues including the awarding of a contract for the Historic Downtown Parkerson project and the purchase of a batting cage for the girl’s field at the recreation center.

Seniors chosen as Featured Athletes of the Month

By Howell Dennis

CROWLEY – Don’t tell John and Louise Webb that they are getting older. The Webbs, of Crowley, have been recently featured as the Featured Athletes of the Month by the Louisiana Senior Olympic Game’s “The Field Post” periodical.

CPD conducts 'check up' calls

By Howell Dennis

CROWLEY – The Crowley Police Department checked up on the city’s registered sex offenders Tuesday morning, making sure that they were living at the address the city had listed and following all the rules that were set for them by the courts.


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Pine Prairie native Julia Johnson signs her name on the dotted line as she commits to the University of Mississippi to play golf. The first year student at Ole Miss will actually enter as a sophomore in terms of college hours acquired. Johnson wants to double major in business. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Johnson)

It has been a tremendous run for Pine Prairie native Julia Johnson.


Ella Ortego sits atop of a desk as she shows off some of the different styles of jewelry that she has made. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Some children spend most of every minute of their free time in front of a television or a computer screen.



October 31, 1977- August 13, 2017
VILLE PLATTE - Memorial services for Lesley Marie Fontenot Brunet, 39, will be held at 10 a.m., today, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church.

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