Judge John Saunders (right) handles business in the Louisiana Legislature with a familiar face - former Louisiana State Representative and Ville Platte native Luke Soileau - at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Saunders was a senator at the time, and after 17 years in that role, the Ville Platte native was elected to Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals. (Gazette file photo)

For nearly the past five decades, the Honorable Judge John D. Saunders, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, has spent his time fighting for his clients as an attorney and his constituents as a senator and then judge while building life long friendships that have benefited the lives of all Louisiana citizens.

Anderson

Samuel Anderson could possibly get a second chance to plead his case to an Evangeline Parish jury.
Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartique is requesting assistance from the public in locating a suspect wanted for rape. On January 7, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m., an officer with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call involving a possible rape of a 57-year-old Ville Platte resident.

A lawful lifetime

Judge John Saunders (right) handles business in the Louisiana Legislature with a familiar face - former Louisiana State Representative and Ville Platte native Luke Soileau - at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Saunders was a senator at the time, and after 17 years in that role, the Ville Platte native was elected to Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals. (Gazette file photo)

For nearly the past five decades, the Honorable Judge John D.

Two qualify for Basile Council race

A pair of Basile residents have officially qualified to run for that town’s City Council District One seat, left open by the retirement-resignation of longtime councilman Frank Ceasar Sr.

Mamou Arrests

The Mamou Police Department recently reported the following 9 arrests:
• Leo Edwards, 1611 East Park Apt. 8, Eunice, was arrested December 27, 2016 for theft.
• Leslie Jones, 819 North Reed Rd., Ville Platte, was arrested December 28, 2016 for theft of goods.

VP Bench Warrants

The following individuals failed to appear in the Ville Platte City Court. Bench warrants have been issued by Judge Gregory Vidrine, for these individuals, for their failure to appear in court on traffic tickets and other misdemeanor charges for the months of December 2016.

LSU’s Dupree to take talents to next level

Malachi Dupre is taking the talents he flashed in LSU’s bowl game to the next level.
Dupre, a draft-eligible junior wide receiver, announced his departure to the NFL on Friday, becoming the fourth underclassman from last year’s team to bypass his senior season.

Ville Platte High girls, boys pick up victories at Eunice

Ville Platte forward Miya McKinney (22) grabs a rebound against Pine Prairie Wednesday night. The Lady Bulldogs picked up wins over the Lady Panthers and Eunice this past week. (Gazette file photo)

It was all about the Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs as they dominated around the goal on their way to a 59-26 victory over the Eunice High Lady Bobcats in District 5-3A action Friday at the Bobcat gym.

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(Editor’s Note: The following information was obtained from the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Ville Platte. This information is printed once a month in The Gazette.)

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