Ville Platte High’s Daylon Jones (No. 21) rounds the corner on a sweep. Jones and the Bulldogs defeated Pine Prairie 28-0 in the Evangeline Parish Jamboree held in Basile on Friday night. Jones rushed for 114 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown against the Panthers. Game two saw the Basile Bearcats take down the Mamou Demons by the same 28-0 score. The parish teams open regular season play this coming Friday night. (Gazette photo by Bruce Campbell)

On a full moon Friday night, four of the five parish football squads came together in Basile trying to get answers to questions about their teams before the season opener next week.

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According to a press release by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, a Ville Platte police officer is in now in the Evangeline Parish Jail and has been charged with three counts of malfeasance in office, extortion and video voyeurism after a complaint was officially filed on Friday, August 18.

(At left) Cynthia Robinson, who works in the Ville Platte High School lunchroom, was in charge of slicing oranges for the student’s choice of fruit on Monday. Robinson is seen slicing oranges with the help of her co-worker Mary Anthony. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Students from nine out of the 12 schools in Evangeline Parish received a treat this school year, free lunch.

Ville Platte High’s Daylon Jones (No. 21) rounds the corner on a sweep. Jones and the Bulldogs defeated Pine Prairie 28-0 in the Evangeline Parish Jamboree held in Basile on Friday night. Jones rushed for 114 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown against the Panthers. Game two saw the Basile Bearcats take down the Mamou Demons by the same 28-0 score. The parish teams open regular season play this coming Friday night. (Gazette photo by Bruce Campbell)

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(At left) Cynthia Robinson, who works in the Ville Platte High School lunchroom, was in charge of slicing oranges for the student’s choice of fruit on Monday. Robinson is seen slicing oranges with the help of her co-worker Mary Anthony. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

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Ville Platte cop arrested by EPSO

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According to a press release by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, a Ville Platte police officer is in now in the Evangeline Parish Jail and has been charged with three counts of malfeasance in office, extortion and video voyeurism after a complaint was officially filed on Friday, August 18.

Messer surrenders

Brandon Messer

The manhunt for Brandon Messer has come to an end.
Messer, who had been on the run since Thursday, August 20, turned himself in to Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office late on Monday, August 24.

pine prairie family dollar employee arrested for felony theft

Pine Prairie Cop Josh Estes arrest Family Dollar employee Lynda Salinas outside of her place of employment Wednesday afternoon.

Pine Prairie Police Department (PPPD) released a statement about the recent arrest of a Pine Prairie Family Dollar employee for felony theft.

3 dead, 9 injured in Lafayette movie theater shooting

Police cars line the street after a shooting at the Grand Theatre 16 in Lafayette on Thursday evening. (Photo by Brad Kemp/Advocate)

Investigators are now pursuing numerous leads that poured in when police released John “Rusty” Russell Houser’s name and photograph Friday morning, the day after he fatally shot two people in a Lafayette movie theater Thursday before killing himself.

Adkins leaves Sacred Heart after one season as football coach

Sacred Heart High School will be looking for a new head football coach as Gary Adkins stepped down to take a position at Abbeville High School.

Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III

Gary Adkins has departed Sacred Heart High School after one season.
The 33-year coaching veteran left his position as head football coach at the Catholic school in Ville Platte after officially accepting the offer to become the new head coach and athletic director at Abbeville High.

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Ville Platte High’s Daylon Jones (No. 21) rounds the corner on a sweep. Jones and the Bulldogs defeated Pine Prairie 28-0 in the Evangeline Parish Jamboree held in Basile on Friday night. Jones rushed for 114 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown against the Panthers. Game two saw the Basile Bearcats take down the Mamou Demons by the same 28-0 score. The parish teams open regular season play this coming Friday night. (Gazette photo by Bruce Campbell)

On a full moon Friday night, four of the five parish football squads came together in Basile trying to get answers to questions about their teams before the season opener next week.

Trojans fall to Bobcats in Nagata Jamboree Friday

The Eunice High Bobcats scored three touchdowns on their first three possessions on the way to a 27-7 victory over the Sacred Heart Trojans in the nightcap of the Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree played Friday at Bobcat Stadium.

Ville Platte cop arrested by EPSO

arry Paul Fontenot

According to a press release by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, a Ville Platte police officer is in now in the Evangeline Parish Jail and has been charged with three counts of malfeasance in office, extortion and video voyeurism after a complaint was officially filed on Friday, August 18.

Feeding children

(At left) Cynthia Robinson, who works in the Ville Platte High School lunchroom, was in charge of slicing oranges for the student’s choice of fruit on Monday. Robinson is seen slicing oranges with the help of her co-worker Mary Anthony. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Students from nine out of the 12 schools in Evangeline Parish received a treat this school year, free lunch.

Rep. Fleming preaches traditional values during meeting at V.P. City Hall

U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R-Louisiana) answers a question from an audience member during a town hall meeting held at Ville Platte City Hall on Wednesday. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

John Fleming preached traditional family values during a town hall meeting held at the Ville Platte City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Onazel “T-Bay” Ned

Onazel “T-Bay” Ned

December 27, 2015 - August 26, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Onazel “T-Bay” Ned, 80, of Ville Platte, at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Monday, August 31. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

John Earl Fontenot Jr.

John Earl Fontenot Jr.

November 2, 1924 - August 26, 2015
GRAND PRAIRIE - Funeral services were held for John Earl Fontenot Jr., 90, of Grand Prairie, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Grand Prairie at 1 p.m., Friday, August 28. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Heritage Manor News: Food programs in activities

There are many reasons why the elderly are at risk for weight loss, decreased appetite, illness, dental problems, cognitive decline and decline in the sense of smell and taste. Incorporating food programs in activities encourages residents to share recipes, reminisce and exchange food ideas.

The Iron Men

By: TRACEY JAGNEAUX
Sports Editor

Dardenne talks about bringing La. together at campaign stop

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne mingled with the crowd of people that attended a Tuesday night campaign rally hosted by the Village of Turkey Creek. Pictured are Penny Johnson and Charlotte Stewart taking their turn speaking with the Lt. Governor. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Associate Editor

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Ville Platte High’s Daylon Jones (No. 21) rounds the corner on a sweep. Jones and the Bulldogs defeated Pine Prairie 28-0 in the Evangeline Parish Jamboree held in Basile on Friday night. Jones rushed for 114 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown against the Panthers. Game two saw the Basile Bearcats take down the Mamou Demons by the same 28-0 score. The parish teams open regular season play this coming Friday night. (Gazette photo by Bruce Campbell)

On a full moon Friday night, four of the five parish football squads came together in Basile trying to get answers to questions about their teams before the season opener next week.

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Onazel “T-Bay” Ned

December 27, 2015 - August 26, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Onazel “T-Bay” Ned, 80, of Ville Platte, at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Monday, August 31. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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