Reverend Raymond Brown (center) delivers a passionate message to an audience outside of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse on Wednesday. The civil rights leader came to Evangeline Parish to seek justice for an individual recently killed during a deputy-involved shooting. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)
The Evangeline Parish Courthouse lawn was filled with parish residents urging that justice be served in what the group consider the uncalled for death of Dejuan Guillory at the hands of an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy.
BILOXI -- The Ville Platte Gazette earned a whopping total of 23 awards, including six first-place honors, from the Louisiana Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Biloxi on Saturday.
Vic Slaven of Kolder, Champagne, Slaven and Company complimented the Evangeline Parish Police Jury on a very good Annual Audit Report for the 2016 fiscal year.
A new fire truck was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Evangeline Parish Fire District Number Two, Ward One.
LAKE CHARLES -- For the Ville Platte Girl’s Softball Association 10U Select All-Star team, preparing for their appearance in the USSSA National Tournament beginning on July 19 is a big must.
SHREVEPORT -- To break a record, any record, is a tremendous feat. To set a record is even more impressive.
That is just what the Ville Platte Dixie Youth T-Ball All-Stars did here this weekend at the State Tournament.
RAYVILLE -- Going 6-1-1 in a tournament usually puts a team in the thick of things for shot at a championship.
Nickie Toups serves as administrator of Eunice Manor Nursing Home and chairs the Eunice Rotary Golf Tournament, and she was the guest of Dan Poret at this week’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club.
EUNICE-Funeral services for Mr. DeJuan Markeis Guillory, 27, will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017, at 11:00 A. M. with the visitation beginning at 9:00 A. M. at Zion Traveler’s Baptist Church in Mamou, LA. Burial will be in Word of Faith Memorial Gardens in Reddell, LA. Rev.