Ninety-two-year-old Ronald McCauley holds up a glass of water while sitting in his home on West Main Street in Ville Platte. He retired last month from the same Te-Mamou Water District that he helped create in the mid-1960s. He also served as the board’s secretary-treasurer for more than five decades. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Towering high over the area located between Ville Platte and Bayou Chicot is a water tower that serves the customers of the Te-Mamou Water System.