Mexican Squealer baby ducks huddle together inside a box after being rescued from a drain on Tuesday by Ville Platte city workers and residents. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III Managing Editor

State law explicitly states that a clearly visible warning label must be affixed to each firework product and must contain concise warning information. The products sold in Gautreaux’s portable firework stand, which is located next to Joe’s Diner in Pine Prairie, all clearly show the appropriate warning labels. (Gazette photo by Nickolas Fontenot)

By: NICKOLAS FONTENOT Staff Reporter

NEW SMOKED MEAT ROYAL BEAUTIES - The newly-crowned Smoked Meat Festival queens, Teen Miss Viande Boucanée McKensie Necole Guillory, Miss Viande Boucanée Kelsey Brianne McDaniel and Ms. Viande Boucanée Deborah Sikes Farmer pose together shortly after being crowned.

The 23rd annual Smoked Meat Festival youth royalty was selected during the pageant held Thursday, June 25, at the Northside Civic Center. Winners and the runners-up were announced as follows:

Mexican Squealer baby ducks huddle together inside a box after being rescued from a drain on Tuesday by Ville Platte city workers and residents. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

State law explicitly states that a clearly visible warning label must be affixed to each firework product and must contain concise warning information. The products sold in Gautreaux’s portable firework stand, which is located next to Joe’s Diner in Pine Prairie, all clearly show the appropriate warning labels. (Gazette photo by Nickolas Fontenot)

NEW SMOKED MEAT ROYAL BEAUTIES - The newly-crowned Smoked Meat Festival queens, Teen Miss Viande Boucanée McKensie Necole Guillory, Miss Viande Boucanée Kelsey Brianne McDaniel and Ms. Viande Boucanée Deborah Sikes Farmer pose together shortly after being crowned.

breaking news

Voorhies replacing Vidrine as Sacred Heart pastor

The Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte will have a new pastor starting next month. Rev. Thomas Voorhies is replacing Rev. Jason Vidrine as pastor of the church. Vidrine is becoming the new pastor at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Krotz Springs. (Gazette photo by Steve Hallam)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Fontenot out at Sacred Heart High School

Sacred Heart High School in Ville Platte will have a new principal once the new school year begins this fall. Diane Fontenot officially resigned as principal on Monday. Bishop of Lafayette Michael Jarrell confirmed the resignation in a press release. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Staff Reporter
& RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Jimmie "Foo Foo" Fontenot Sr.

Jimmie "Foo Foo" Fontenot Sr.

September 6, 1934 - June 30, 2015
Funeral services were held for Jimmie “Foo Foo” Fontenot Sr., 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 12 noon, Thursday, July 2. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Interim fire chief stresses firework safety for holiday weekend

State law explicitly states that a clearly visible warning label must be affixed to each firework product and must contain concise warning information. The products sold in Gautreaux’s portable firework stand, which is located next to Joe’s Diner in Pine Prairie, all clearly show the appropriate warning labels. (Gazette photo by Nickolas Fontenot)

By: NICKOLAS FONTENOT
Staff Reporter

John Nell Deville

John Nell Deville

November 7, 1941 - June 23, 2015
Funeral services were held for John Nell Deville, 73, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gerald Duplechin Sr.

Gerald Duplechin Sr.

December 31, 1949 - June 27, 2015
Funeral services were held for Gerald Duplechin Sr., 65, of Pine Prairie, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

William Guillory Sr.

William Guillory Sr.

October 23, 1926 - June 28, 2015
Funeral services were held for William Guillory Sr., 88, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Marie Jeanetta Soileau Harms

Marie Jeanetta Soileau Harms

MARIE JEANETTA SOILEAU HARMS
December 23, 1942 - June 28, 2015
2 Timothy 4:7- “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have remained faithful.”

Donnie Deville

Donnie Deville

October 29, 1982 - June 29, 2015
Funeral services were held for Donnie Deville, 32, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tracy Campney

Tracy Campney

April 17, 1975 - June 27, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Tracy Campney, 40, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 2.

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NEW SMOKED MEAT ROYAL BEAUTIES - The newly-crowned Smoked Meat Festival queens, Teen Miss Viande Boucanée McKensie Necole Guillory, Miss Viande Boucanée Kelsey Brianne McDaniel and Ms. Viande Boucanée Deborah Sikes Farmer pose together shortly after being crowned.

The 23rd annual Smoked Meat Festival youth royalty was selected during the pageant held Thursday, June 25, at the Northside Civic Center. Winners and the runners-up were announced as follows:

Obituaries

Jimmie "Foo Foo" Fontenot Sr.

September 6, 1934 - June 30, 2015
Funeral services were held for Jimmie “Foo Foo” Fontenot Sr., 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 12 noon, Thursday, July 2. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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