Michael Lee is pictured here sitting on the front porch of his business on Main Street in Ville Platte while holding the medals he received while serving in Vietnam. Of the awards he received is the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission in Cambodia. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Members of First Baptist Church of Pine Prairie are pictured working on the second church sanctuary FBCPP has used to host church services during a portion of the local church’s 100 years of history. In the 1980’s the structure was replaced with a larger church sanctuary, which is the current building used for worship services today. (Gazette archive photo)
The latest fire ratings conducted by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana in two areas of Evangeline Parish recently came back with results that either met or exceeded expectations.
Dr. Jerry Veillon is pictured here in his carport holding a tiger head that growls and has flashing eyes. The tiger head is part of a collection of other LSU memorabilia spanning the history of LSU football. Most of the memorabilia was printed and framed by Dr. Veillon. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Several Basile defense lineman take down a Montgomery player during game two of the Class 1-A football playoffs. The Bearcats finished the night with a victory, taking down the Tigers 63 to 40. Basile now prepares to travel to Kentwood to face the No. 3 ranked Kentwood Kangaroos. (Gazette photo by Sylis Manuel)
The annual Louisiana state cross country meet was held at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches this past week.
Basile High quarterback Dawson Ashford (3) hands off to running back Logan David (17) in a game earlier this season. The Bearcats will host the Montgomery Tigers in the second round of the LHSAA Class 1A playoffs tomorrow night. Last year the Bearcats defeated the Tigers 14-8 in this same spot of the post-season. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)
Congressional Aide Jerrie LeDoux (center) to U.S. Congressman from Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District Mike Johnson was the speaker at the Rotary Club’s meeting on Election Day November 6. She is pictured here with Rotarian Bill Brunet (left) and Rotary President Peter Strawitz (right). (Gazette photo by Garland Forman)
As the club closed out the month of October, the Ville Platte Rotary Club heard from one of its own about putting ideas to paper and writing the next great American novel.
By TONY MARKS Associate Editor
November 16, 1978- Voting machine totals in the four precincts in the District 6 school board race were checked last week by interested parties in that election. From left are Donald Soileau, attorney for William “Bill” McBride, the apparent winner; McBride; Clyde Fontenot, attorney for Forrest “Jay” Fontenot Jr.; and Walter Lee, Clerk of Court. The machines in those four precincts were checked with registration books and absentee ballots inside of them. The absentee ballots are scheduled to be recounted today.
Motivational speaker and author Terry “Ranger” Johnson (pictured here) will be bringing his message of success to Ville Platte Thursday at the North Side Civic Center. (Photo courtesy of Terry “Ranger” Johnson)