BASILE – Gavin Christ got the best of his old man.

Mamou High School senior Kade Chatelain works on a laptop inside the school’s library known as “The Den.” In the past two and half years, Chatelain has written, produced and directed 33 videos which can be found on the Facebook page MHS Vids. More than a few of the videos have been viewed thousands of times. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

MAMOU – Kade Chatelain uncovered his passion for filmmaking while trying to kill some time. The Mamou High School senior football letterman had suffered an injury during his sophomore season back in 2014. The injury sidelined him for a few weeks as he was held out of both practice and games.

The front entrance to the old Heritage Manor Nursing Home location at 220 South Thompson Street. The property was donated to the City of Ville Platte last October and will be used to house the Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club, when the organization reopens for this coming summer. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

The Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club will once again be opening its doors to the children of Evangeline Parish.

The take down

BASILE – Gavin Christ got the best of his old man.

VP Civil Service Board discusses exams scores for fire training position

At a recent Ville Platte Civil Service meeting, the board reviewed exam scores from the three applicants vying for the newly created position of Fire Safety Training Officer.
During the board’s January meeting, three applicants were approved to take the required exam.

Mamou moves on to quarterfinals with big win over Lakeview

Mamou High’s Tavia Gallow (24) drives the lane for an easy lay-up. The Lady Demons will take on Rapides tonight in a quarterfinal match-up at Rapides High School. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

MAMOU – The Mamou Lady Demons earned a berth in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state basketball championship by beating Lakeview, 67-54, Monday evening.
Eighth-seeded Mamou will travel to Lecompte to face the top-ranked Rapides Lady Mustangs on Thursday.

Inside job

Ville Platte senior center Tyreonna Doucet (35) goes up high for the opening jump against a Wossman defender. Doucet scored 37 points in the Lady Bulldog’s regional playoff win over the Lady Wildcats. Ville Platte will host Iowa in the quarterfinals tonight. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE – If Ville Platte High had trouble getting the ball inside the paint in their first round playoff game this past Thursday, that was not the case Monday night as the Lady Bulldogs scored 54 of their 69 points on the inside to roll past the Wossman Lady Wildcats 69-47 in a Class 3A reg


July 2, 1955 - Feb. 18, 2017
VILLE PLATTE- Funeral services for Donald Ray Green, 61, will be 4 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2017 with a visitation from 2 p.m. until time of services at St. John Baptist Church. Committal will be Monday, February 27th at 10 a.m. in St. John Cemetery.


Feb. 4, 1926 - Feb. 18, 2017
Funeral services for Laura Mae Fontenot were held February 20, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of All Saints in Ville Platte. Father Mitchell Guidry officiated.


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After delaying the release of the 2017 boy’s basketball bracket due to appeals from member schools, the LHSAA has finally gone public with the playoff picture.


2017 St. Landry Parish Women With Heart recipient Lena Charles, left, and 2017 Evangeline Parish Women With Heart recipient Dianna Freeman-Johnson pose of a photo during the United Way’s annual Women With Heart luncheon in Opelousas. (Gazette photo by Mabel Foreman)

Dianna Freeman Johnson of Ville Platte was named the 2017 Evangeline Parish Women With Heart recipient at the annual United Way Women With Heart luncheon.


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