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

HitNRUN to perform at the 25th Annual Smoked Meat Fest.

Members of the band HitNRun who are coming rock out the Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival include: Standing are from left to right- Kerry Sweeny, Tim Ursin, and George Cavignac; kneeling down in front is L.J. Mailhes. (Photo courtesy of George Cavignac)

By: TONY MARKS
Associate Editor

Cultured education

Louisiana Representative Bernard LeBas shakes hands with Ville Platte Elementary students Alera Seraille (left) and Kaydance Holland (right) at an event to announce the start of French Immerssion at VPE and ME next school year. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Managing Editor

Honors Program

By: TONY MARKS
Associate Editor

Smoked Meat Cookery Contest rules

**** PLEASE NOTE : ANY TEAM THAT DOES NOT TURN IN THEIR DISH(ES) BY 11:30 A.M. WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE!

RULES:

Responding to the call

Jordan McGee pictured here was named Paramedic of the Year for Acadian Ambulance’s Capital Region. He is the son of Shaun and Pam McGee of Ville Platte. (Photo courtesy of Acadian Ambulance)

Ville Platte native Jordan McGee was recently named as Acadian Ambulance Paramedic of the Year for the Capital District. As a result, he was a finalist for the same honor on the Louisiana/Mississippi area.

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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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