Brother Daniel Holsomback is pictured standing in the pulpit he now preaches from as the new full time pastor of First Baptist Church of Pine Prairie. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

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

Who’s getting married?

(Editor’s Note: The following information was obtained from the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Ville Platte. This information is printed once a month in The Gazette.)
20 couples received licenses in May
May 3, 2017: Cole Byron Tucker and Dakota Faith Messer.

Sheriff shares ways to prevent vehicle thefts

On Monday, Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau released a statement regarding the rise in vehicle thefts that are typically experienced in neighborhoods during the Spring and Summer months.

Driven for a cause

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

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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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