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Several local fishermen earned cash prize awards for their impressive catches during the Third Annual Crooked Creek Benefit Fishing Tournament on Saturday. The winners are pictured above with Crooked Creek Park Manager Kim Ortego and fishing tournament organizer Collin Courville. From left to right are Ortego, Kyle Soileau, Seth Soileau, Brian Soileau, Brandon Theriot, Marcus Dupree, Brody Bonnette and Courville. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Dupree, Bonnette claim first at third Annual Crooked Creek Benefit Fishing Tournament

Fishermen from across the parish tried their luck at bass fishing on Saturday, March 16th, as they took part in the Third Annual Crooked Creek Benefit Fishing Tournament.

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Pictured in the top photo are Ville Platte Elementary French Immersion students. In the back row from left to right are Geovhnnoi Freeman, Isabella Briley, Majesty Soileau, K’vante Williams, Elijah Buxton, Jamiree Thomas, Dureya McCoy, Aaliyah James, and Ja Corian Poullard. In the front row, same order, are Zakirah Freeman, Jayla Poullard, Journey Lacroix, Samyriah Chapman, Joseph Manuel and Landon Lacroix. (Gazette photos by Elizabeth West)

A French filled night

Ville Platte Elementary hosted its second French Immersion Night for the community on Tuesday, March 12, and showcased French Immersion students and teachers who shared a little about themselves to


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