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.

BOGGY BAYOU: Pine Prairie Mayor crowned king

Pine Prairie Mayor Quint West will be crowned Boggy Bayou Festival King at this year’s festival. (Gazette photo by Bernice Ardoin)

Often in small towns, leaders will wear many “hats.”
Not too often though the headpiece includes a crown.
At this year’s Boggy Bayou Festival, Quint West, Pine Prairie’s new mayor, will be crowned 2017 king.

BOGGY BAYOU: Lavergne, Fontenot selected as festival’s senior king & queen

Prairie Manor Nursing Home residents Calvin Lavergne and Ethel Fontenot have been named Sr. Boggy Bayou King and Sr. Boggy Bayou Queen.
(Gazette photo by Bernice Ardoin)

Each year, employees at Prairie Manor Nursing Home select a Senior Boggy Bayou King and Queen to represent the nursing home throughout the year. This year was no different.

BOGGY BAYOU: Dupre will serve as opening act on Saturday

One of Boggy Bayou Festival’s favorite all-time entertainers, Ashton Dupre and the Last Call Band, will be opening for Saturday night’s headliner this year, Charley Rivers.
Ashton Dupre and his band will take the stage on Saturday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m.

BOGGY BAYOU: Rivers headlines Saturday night

Country music singer Charley Rivers has been selected to headline the 33rd Annual Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.
Rivers will take the stage on Saturday night, April 8, from 10 p.m. till 12:30 a.m.

BOGGY BAYOU: Attales is ‘fired up’ about taking stage

Mitch Attales is “fired up” about entertaining at this year’s Boggy Bayou Festival.
Mitch and his band, the Burn House Band, will take the stage at the festival on Friday, April 7, starting at 6 p.m.

BOGGY BAYOU: PPE winners named in coloring contest

Pictured here are first place winners in this year’s Boggy Bayou Coloring Contest, sponsored by the festival board. They are, from left, Adalynn Fontenot - preschool, Ella Godwin - kindergarten, Anna Hazelton - first grade, Aiden Bruney - second grade, Lexie Fontenot - third grade, and Ava Moras - fourth grade. Queen Shelbi Rials, right, presented the awards. (Gazette photo by Bernice Ardoin)

Winners have been named in the 2017 Boggy Bayou Festival coloring contest, sponsored each year for students at Pine Prairie Elementary.

Boggy Bayou: Carnival tickets for festival are now on sale

This year’s Boggy Bayou Festival carnival tickets are now on sale at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Pine Prairie. Those who wish to take advantage of the pre-sale tickets can save $3 on each one purchased. The tickets are $15 now through April 5th and will be sold for $18 each at the festival.

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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.

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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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