Crop duster pilot Jonathan Young sits in the cockpit of a plane as it is being loaded with fertilizer for a ryegrass field used to feed cattle before taking off from Central Farmers Flying Service to fertilize land in Evangeline Parish. The Ville Platte native and son of a former crop duster pilot began working with Central Farmers back in January of this year. (Gazette photos by Elizabeth West)

Flying home

After a near 17 year hiatus away from soaring over thousands of acres of farm land in Evangeline Parish, Ville Platte native Jonathan Young has landed back at home to continue the career he was des

The Basile High Bearcat wrestlers and their coaches celebrate their Division III championship after the trophy presentation. (Submitted photo)


The American landscape is woven together with many pieces to form a unique cultural tapestry. Part of these pieces are different accents from different parts of the country.


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