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Woman of the Year Maggie Thevenot Eades (middle) receive their plaques from the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Renee Brown (right). (Gazette photos by Tony Marks)

A youthful experience

With the dawning of a new day for the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce on the horizon, area individuals and businesses were honored Wednesday night for their efforts in making the community a uniq

Pictured here from left to right are Assistant Superintendent of Schools Michael Lombas, Elementary Teacher of the Year Heather Demoruelle, Superintendent of Schools Darwan Lazard, and Evangeline Parish School Board President Wayne Dardeau. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Pictured from left to right are Assistant Superintendent of Schools Mike Lombas, High school Teacher of the Year Mitzi Fontenot, Middle School TOY Elizabeth “Yvette” Jagneaux, Superintendent of Schools Darwan Lazard and Evangeline Parish School Board President Wayne Dardeau during a recent event hosted at Ville Platte High where the district’s TOY’s were honored.. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Evangeline Parish Teachers of the Year honored with special gala last Thursday

The stars were shining bright inside the Ville Platte High School Auditorium as Teachers of the Year and Principals were honored by the Evangeline Parish School Board for being super terrific amaz

Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau (left) presents Sacred Heart School senior Dreu Fontenot (right) with the 2018 Sheriff’s Scholarship on Thursday. Fontenot is the son of Tony and Cindy Fontenot and Leon “T-Joe” Fontenot, all of Ville Platte. (Gazette photos by Elizabeth West)

SHS’s Dreu Fontenot awarded scholarship from Sheriff Soileau

On Thursday, Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau announced that Sacred Heart senior Dreu Benjamin Fontenot was named this year’s recipient of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship.

The front of the old C.M. Miller General Merchandise Store that faces Highway 13 in Reddell is pictured here. The building, that originally was built in 1937, is currently being torn down to be used for recycled wood. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Recycled Reddell treasures

Towering over Highway 13 in Reddell is a building that was originally the C.M. Miller General Merchandise Store.

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