Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Friday, February 9, 2018, issued a call for a 17-day special session of the Louisiana Legislature, which is set to begin tomorrow, February 19, 2018, and must
After experiencing massive flooding across the parish over the last two years, it was announced on Wednesday that Evangeline Parish was awarded $1.9 million to fund a local retention project.
The Mamou council spent a large portion of its meeting on Thursday addressing issues concerning the council’s decision to allow out of town vendors at this year’s Mamou Mardi Gras celebration.
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)
Hollywood through movies and television series has always romanticized the profession of the firefighter for its courage and strength.
By: ELIZABETH WEST