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.

2017 Boggy Bayou Festival youth royalty crowned

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court, from left, are Adalyn Richmond, second runner-up; Baby Miss Boggy Bayou Queen Jolie Deville; and Averie James, first runner-up.

New youth royalty was crowned at the 2017 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. The royalties will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 8, during the 33rd Annual Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

A pint-sized pro

Raylee Jo Young sits with two of her horses at her recent birthday party, which was cowgirl themed. The seven-year-old, who is the daughter of Jeramy and Leah Young of Pine Prairie, at such a young age is already making a big name for herself on the rodeo scene.
(Photo courtesy of Leah Young)

She may be just a child, but when you put Raylee Jo Young in a rodeo arena, the second grader has a way of performing like a pro.

Communities hold candlelight vigil for Addyson Bertrand

Local communities came together on Thursday night for a candlelight vigil at the Pine Prairie ballpark for three-year-old Addyson Bertrand, who passed away on Tuesday after being left in her mother’s car.

Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club registration set for April 4-6

Registration for the Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club’s Summer Program has been set for April 4th through the 6th.
Registration will be held between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. on those three days and registration will not be extended. Registration will take place at 342 Main Street.

City hosting Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

The City of Ville Platte is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. at the Northside Civic Center. Residents are encouraged to please bring their own basket. There will be prizes, games and music.
For more information, please call City Hall at (337) 363-2939.

EPSO ARREST REPORTS

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 24 recent bookings into the parish jail. Arrested were the following persons:
• Kenderrick Lamb, 25, 922 S. Railroad Ave. Opelousas, was arrested on March 1, 2017 for theft. Lamb remains incarcerated on a $15,000.00 bond.

VPPD ARREST REPORTS

The Ville Platte Police Department reported recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:
• Anthony Collins, 18, 604 N. E. Railroad Ave., Ville Platte, was arrested on March 15, 2017, for Simple Battery and is out on a $1000.00 bond.

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rojan baseball team took to the diamond to face off against Opelousas Catholic in a district contest Wednesday afternoon.

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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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