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.

Breaking the waves

Tulane’s Kendall Ardoin (No. 89) pulls down a pass during a recent practice. The former Ville Platte High star (inset) is competing for a tight end spot on the Green Wave’s depth chart. (Photo courtesy of Tulane)

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Savoy Medical Center unveils Fookes as its new president

Sherman Fookes (left) shakes hands with Mamou Mayor Ricky Fontenot Wednesday after Fookes was unveiled as the new president of Savoy Medical Center. (Gazette photo by Heather Bogard)

By: HEATHER BOGARD
Lifestyles Editor

Ville Platte High: Bulldogs looking for fresh faces to fill voids

The four horsemen for Ville Platte High, Daylon Jones (21), Vondarius Freeman (51), Tralan Thomas (56) and Terez Alfred (4) will try to lead the Bulldogs back to the playoffs. The quartet return with an abundance of leadership, having started in 2014. (Gazette photo by Bruce Campbell)

By: NICK JAGNEAUX
Staff Reporter

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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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Obituaries

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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