Evangeline Parish School District recognized its Teachers of the Year (TOY) and Principal of the Year Wednesday night at Ville Platte High’s auditorium. Each TOY was presented with a desk clock for their hard work. From left to right are: Evangeline Parish School Board Supervisor Grace Sibley, Superintendent Toni Hamlin, Vidrine Elementary Principal Sherryl Tezeno, Elementary TOY at Vidrine Elementary Katrina Ardoin, and Assistant Superintendent Darwan Lazard. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Before holding the Evangeline Parish School Board meeting on Wednesday night, school board members, faculty, students, and individuals from the community gathered at Ville Platte High’s auditorium to recognize the district’s teachers (TOY) and principal of the year.

Ville Platte High’s Rondrekus Ben sprints down the track at practice on Tuesday in preparation for the 2016 state track meet to be held Thursday-Saturday. Ben will compete in the 400 meter dash, after placing first at the regional meet in Abbeville last Thursday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

After a grueling track season in 2016, several area athletes have competed well enough to earn the right to go for the gold at the 2016 LHSAA state track and field meet this coming week. Classes 1A, B and C will compete on Thursday. Classes 3A and 2A have their competition on Friday, while 5A and 4A begin on Saturday.

A baby bottle filled with green liquid believed to be codeine was found during a recent drug bust by the Ville Platte Police Department. (Photo courtesy of Connie Lamke)

The Ville Platte Police Department turned a night of providing crowd control into a multiple drug arrests. In a release by VPPD, officers were at a local business located on Tate Cove Road working crowd control when officers detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from a parked vehicle in the parking lot.

Evangeline Parish School District recognized its Teachers of the Year (TOY) and Principal of the Year Wednesday night at Ville Platte High’s auditorium. Each TOY was presented with a desk clock for their hard work. From left to right are: Evangeline Parish School Board Supervisor Grace Sibley, Superintendent Toni Hamlin, Vidrine Elementary Principal Sherryl Tezeno, Elementary TOY at Vidrine Elementary Katrina Ardoin, and Assistant Superintendent Darwan Lazard. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Ville Platte High’s Rondrekus Ben sprints down the track at practice on Tuesday in preparation for the 2016 state track meet to be held Thursday-Saturday. Ben will compete in the 400 meter dash, after placing first at the regional meet in Abbeville last Thursday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

A baby bottle filled with green liquid believed to be codeine was found during a recent drug bust by the Ville Platte Police Department. (Photo courtesy of Connie Lamke)

Time for teachers

Evangeline Parish School District recognized its Teachers of the Year (TOY) and Principal of the Year Wednesday night at Ville Platte High’s auditorium. Each TOY was presented with a desk clock for their hard work. From left to right are: Evangeline Parish School Board Supervisor Grace Sibley, Superintendent Toni Hamlin, Vidrine Elementary Principal Sherryl Tezeno, Elementary TOY at Vidrine Elementary Katrina Ardoin, and Assistant Superintendent Darwan Lazard. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Before holding the Evangeline Parish School Board meeting on Wednesday night, school board members, faculty, students, and individuals from the community gathered at Ville Platte High’s auditorium to recognize the district’s teachers (TOY) and principal of the year.

Baton Rouge bound

Ville Platte High’s Rondrekus Ben sprints down the track at practice on Tuesday in preparation for the 2016 state track meet to be held Thursday-Saturday. Ben will compete in the 400 meter dash, after placing first at the regional meet in Abbeville last Thursday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

After a grueling track season in 2016, several area athletes have competed well enough to earn the right to go for the gold at the 2016 LHSAA state track and field meet this coming week.

EPSO arrests Dupre House fire suspect

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Patraveyanna George on April 25, 2016 after she became a suspect in the recent burning of the Dupre House, located on Main Street in Ville Platte.

Mother transported back to Mamou on kidnapping charge

Mamou Police transported Elaine Freeman to the city’s jail last Monday. Officers Brandon Stagg and Phyllis Soileau escorted Freeman into the jail to be booked. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

One week after Elaine Freeman abducted 12-year old Jalon Bradley from Mamou High School, the Mamou Police Department transported the 34-year old back to Mamou from Hinds County, Mississippi where she was being held by law enforcement.

Crowd control service leads to large drug bust for VPPD

A baby bottle filled with green liquid believed to be codeine was found during a recent drug bust by the Ville Platte Police Department. (Photo courtesy of Connie Lamke)

The Ville Platte Police Department turned a night of providing crowd control into a multiple drug arrests.

VPPD arrests juveniles for break-ins

The Ville Platte Police Department has arrested four juveniles in connection of multiple vehicles being broken into at a parking lot at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church during Sunday mass.

Winnie Tate Nicks

July 2, 1931 - May 3, 2016
KILGORE, Texas - Funeral services will be held for Winnie Tate Nicks, 84, of Kilgore, Texas, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kilgore, Texas, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Mausoleum.

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Ville Platte High’s Rondrekus Ben sprints down the track at practice on Tuesday in preparation for the 2016 state track meet to be held Thursday-Saturday. Ben will compete in the 400 meter dash, after placing first at the regional meet in Abbeville last Thursday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

After a grueling track season in 2016, several area athletes have competed well enough to earn the right to go for the gold at the 2016 LHSAA state track and field meet this coming week.

Lifestyle

WINNERS OF THE 1978 COTTON CLOTH CONTEST - The Cotton Cloth court was selected during a pageant held February 18. The girl’s court consisted of, shown in the bottom row from left, Kimberly Darbonne, princess; April Shea Lejeune, lady; Desarae Fontenot, countess; Tobie Fontenot, duchess; and Melissa Lavergne, alternate. Shown in the top row, the boy’s court consisted of, from left, Jared Lavergne, prince; Joey Adam Fontenot, lord; Scott Doucet, count; Michael Fontenot, duke; and David Guy Fontenot, alternate.

By: HEATHER BOGARD Lifestyles Editor

Obituaries

July 2, 1931 - May 3, 2016
KILGORE, Texas - Funeral services will be held for Winnie Tate Nicks, 84, of Kilgore, Texas, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kilgore, Texas, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Mausoleum.

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