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

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.

Tired of the answer being tax more

Surprise, surprise the State wants more money from the people.
This time around it’s for roads, and the way they expect to receive it is through increasing what we pay to the State in gasoline taxes from 20 cents a gallon to 37.


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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.



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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