Constable Tim Causey for Ward 4 in Evangeline Parish is pictured on the right as he received his 20 Year of Service Award last year from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (left). (Photo courtesy of Tim Causey)

A peaceful cause

The Founding Fathers of the United States created a government with three separate branches that each have powers distinct from each other to create a system of checks and balances.

Pictured here as leans against one of the newer fire units that is housed in the Ville Platte Fire Department Station on Magnolia Street is retired firefighter Derek Marcantel. He joined the department as a volunteer in 1985 and has been a paid firefighter for the past 23 years. He still plans on serving the department as a volunteer. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Forging truths in the fire

Hollywood through movies and television series has always romanticized the profession of the firefighter for its courage and strength.


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