The above image was taken from the local bank’s security footage and shows the individual who is suspected of stealing money from an man after he withdrew money from an ATM. (Photo courtesy of the VPPD)

VPPD in search of man who stole money from an individual at a local ATM

On Friday, Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue reported that he and his department are seeking assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

Pictured here are Rotary President Wayne Vidrine (left) with interim CEO of CLECO Bill Fontenot (center), and Fontenot’s father and Rotarian Leonard Fontenot (right). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Pictured here from left to right are past District Governor Mike Hayes from Westlake, VP Rotary Wayne Vidrine, Pastor of OLQAS Fr. Mitch Guidry, and Assistant District Governor Tim McNabb from Houma. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks

Rotary powers peace advocacy

Rounding out the month of November, the Ville Platte Rotary Club heard from the son of one of its members about CLECO growing the company to better serve the communities as well as hearing about th

Pictured here is Barry Gautreaux who serves as pastor of Christian Tabernacle on Heritage Road in Pine Prairie. During his 30-plus years in ministry, he has brought the word of God from the throne, to the church, and to the world. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Longino)

A pioneering pastor

The pioneer spirit that made this country what it is today is still alive as new churches spring up to help spread the word of God.


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