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.

VPPD Arrest Reports

The Ville Platte Police Department reported recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:
• Landry Roberts, 30, 111 W. Hickory, Ville Platte, was arrested on March 31, 2017, for Remaining After Forbidden and is out on a $500.00 bond.

Put me in coach!!!

Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine gives high fives to members of the Elks Dixie Youth baseball team during Saturday’s opening ceremonies. Every squad from the Dixie Youth baseball leagues, as well as the Ville Platte Girls’ Softball leagues were formally introduced during the ceremonies. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Leaves are back on the trees, flowers are blooming and the pollen is flying like snowflakes in Montana.
No doubt about it, Spring has arrived!!!
And with the re-introduction to the season of renewal, two of the most beloved past times in America abound once again.

PARTSCH: Augusta once again without Tiger’s roar

Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

I was hoping it was an early April Fools’ Day joke.
This past Friday, four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods announced on his Website that he would not be able to play in this year’s tournament due to his back problems.

Trial date set in Greg Tate case

Five and a half years after being accused of criminal conspiracy to commit second degree battery, Joseph “Greg” Tate’s day to face a jury of his peers has been set for August 21, 2017.

Early voting period runs April 15 to 22

Evangeline Parish Registrar of Voters, Lucas Buller, has announced that early voting for the April 29, 2017 election will begin Saturday, April 15th and continue through Saturday, April 22nd excluding Sunday, April 16th.

MPD makes pair of recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department recently made two major arrests within the town’s limits.
On March 14, 2017 MPD officers responded to a female being combative.

Oncologist at Savoy Medical Center addresses Rotary Club

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. Phillips was the guest of rotarian Nick LeBas.

Bench Warrants

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

Lady Panthers seal district title; Trojans earn non-league win

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers are district champions once again.
After defeating Eunice High on the road 17-0, the Lady Panthers finish District 5-3A play with a perfect 10-0 record.
And with that win, Pine Prairie is sure to improve on their No. 5 power point ranking.

Taming the Tiger

Mamou High catcher Angel Menier jumps for joy as she scores the winning run in the Lady Demon’s extra inning 7-6 victory over the DeQuincy Lady Tigers Tuesday afternoon. Mamou is now 7-2 in District 4-2A and will close out league play against Vinton at home on Thursday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

MAMOU -- It was an extra inning affair here Tuesday afternoon, as the Mamou Lady Demons slipped past the DeQuincy Lady Tigers 7-6 in a key District 4-2A contest.

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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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