From Vietnam to the Lamb

Fr. Richard Vidrine stands in his home holding up a picture of himself that his mother Nazel had made once he had returned from Vietnam. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

As Americans we are called to give of ourselves and to help our fellow countrymen when they are in need. One Ville Platte native has exemplified this idea from serving in the jungles of Vietnam to serving the Lamb of God as a naval chaplain.

A break down of the October election ballot

Parish residents will take to the polls on October 14, 2017 to vote for or against three proposed state constitutional amendments.
Amendment No. 1 on a voter’s ballot will be an amendment that would provide an exemption of property taxes for construction sites.

Turkey Creek prepares for new park lights

The Turkey Creek Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday and centered most of its discussion around installing more lights at the Village’s community park.

EPSO Arrests

The Evangeline Sheriff’s Office Department reported nine recent bookings into the parish jail. Arrested were the following persons:

Tournoi Pageants set for September 9

Tournoi Youth
Pageant set
The 2017 Louisiana Tournoi Youth Pageant will be held Saturday, September 9, at the Ville Platte North Side Civic Center beginning at 9:00 a.m.


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