Susan Fontenot, owner of Mikey’s Donuts in Ville Platte, is pictured here with a freshly made King Cake on the Thursday before the Feast of the Epiphany. The King Cake is decorated with the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold and with a strand of beads. Inserted into the cake is a plastic baby representing the Christ child. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

An epiphany of dough

Twelve nights after Christmas is the Feast of the Epiphany which begins the Mardi Gras season.

The hearse carrying the body of Dejuan Guillory is pictured here as it leaves the scene of the L’Anse Meg area where he was shot and killed last July. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

The inset photo shows Deputy LaFleur’s injuries. (File Photo)

A house along Veterans Memorial Highway in the Mamou area sits in what looks like a pond for a front yard after a second round of thunderstorms hit Evangeline Parish in just four days. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Top stories of 2017

Evangeline Parish once again generated some memorable stories in 2017, and Ville Platte was no exception


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