Judge John Saunders (right) handles business in the Louisiana Legislature with a familiar face - former Louisiana State Representative and Ville Platte native Luke Soileau - at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Saunders was a senator at the time, and after 17 years in that role, the Ville Platte native was elected to Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals. (Gazette file photo)

For nearly the past five decades, the Honorable Judge John D. Saunders, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, has spent his time fighting for his clients as an attorney and his constituents as a senator and then judge while building life long friendships that have benefited the lives of all Louisiana citizens.

Anderson

Samuel Anderson could possibly get a second chance to plead his case to an Evangeline Parish jury.
Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartique is requesting assistance from the public in locating a suspect wanted for rape. On January 7, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m., an officer with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call involving a possible rape of a 57-year-old Ville Platte resident.

Learned Lessons

Pine Prairie’s Sarah Vidrine (20) and Brittany Bellard (3) clamp down on a Northwest High player during the Lady Panther’s 33-30 District 5-3A win over the Lady Raiders, while teammate Tori Bordelon (5) looks on. Pine Prairie is now 10-6 on the year and 2-1 in district play. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

PINE PRAIRIE -- The Pine Prairie Panthers and the Lady Panthers each found a lesson to learn from after taking on the Northwest Raiders and Lady Raiders here Friday night in key District 5-3A contests.

New trial for convicted murderer?

Anderson

Samuel Anderson could possibly get a second chance to plead his case to an Evangeline Parish jury.

Massages offered at Hotel Cazan

MAMOU — Why leave Evangeline Parish to relax when bliss can be found right in the heart of downtown Mamou?

Clemson extracts revenge on Alabama

With only one second showing on the clock, Clemson Tiger quarterback Deshaun Watson hit slot receiver Hunter Renfrow on a two-yard touchdown pass to seal a 35-31 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide and the 2017 NCAA FBS National Championship title in Tampa Bay on Monday.

Ville Platte gets first district victory; Pine Prairie hauls in win

Pine Prairie guard Tori Bordelon gets ready to play some defense in a game earlier this year. Bordelon and the Lady Panthers defeated Eunice Tuesday night by the score of 45-39. (Gazette file photo)

Two very important opening district contests were held Tuesday night for a pair of Evangeline Parish teams, as the Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs traveled to Church Point to take on the Lady Bears and the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers were on the road to face off against the Eunice Lady Bobcats.

A little too slow

Sacred Heart’s Dulce Miller (4) and Annabeth Briley (20) battle for a loose ball, while Moira Parks (24) looks on in the Lady Trojan’s 55-35 opening district game loss to Notre Dame. Sacred Heart is now 7-10 on the year with the loss. They will face Opelousas Catholic Friday night. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE -- A very slow start and an off night shooting spelled trouble for the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans, as they fell to the Nortre Dame Lady Pioneers 55-35 here Tuesday night in the first District 5-2A contest for both teams.

VPPD looking for rape suspect

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartique is requesting assistance from the public in locating a suspect wanted for rape.

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(Editor’s Note: The following information was obtained from the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Ville Platte. This information is printed once a month in The Gazette.)

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