Former Sacred Heart athletic director and head track coach Robert Soileau poses in front of a Trojan and a Blue Jay. Soileau joined the St. Ed’s coaching and teaching staff in January after not being asked to come back to his alma mater last May after 15 years at Sacred Heart. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Everyone goes through major changes in their life, especially with the profession they have chosen.

New Mamou Chief of Police Brent Zackery is looking to protect his hometown with a stronger police presence in the community, and by reaching out to the youths to help them avoid going down the wrong path.
(Gazette photo by Heather Bogard)

MAMOU — Brent Zackery felt that it was God’s plan for him to serve his hometown. “I am a praying man and feel that I was put here for a reason,” Zackery said. “I can’t fail the town or God. I want to give my all to do everything the right way.”

READY FOR A FUN YEAR - The three newly-crowned royal beauties will have a fun-filled year ahead as they travel the state promoting their hometown of Ville Platte at various fairs and festivals. Jr. Miss Ville Platte Adrianna Fall, Miss Ville Platte Lynee West and Teen Miss Ville Platte Jillian Thille are looking forward to beginning their adventure as sister queens together.

By: HEATHER BOGARD Lifestyles Editor

Former Sacred Heart athletic director and head track coach Robert Soileau poses in front of a Trojan and a Blue Jay. Soileau joined the St. Ed’s coaching and teaching staff in January after not being asked to come back to his alma mater last May after 15 years at Sacred Heart. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

New Mamou Chief of Police Brent Zackery is looking to protect his hometown with a stronger police presence in the community, and by reaching out to the youths to help them avoid going down the wrong path.
(Gazette photo by Heather Bogard)

READY FOR A FUN YEAR - The three newly-crowned royal beauties will have a fun-filled year ahead as they travel the state promoting their hometown of Ville Platte at various fairs and festivals. Jr. Miss Ville Platte Adrianna Fall, Miss Ville Platte Lynee West and Teen Miss Ville Platte Jillian Thille are looking forward to beginning their adventure as sister queens together.

Suzanne Johnson Aguillard

Suzanne Johnson Aguillard

June 26, 1920 - May 20, 2016
CHATAIGNIER - Funeral services were held for Suzanne Johnson Aguillard, 95, of Chataignier, at First Baptist Church in Chataignier at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 24. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mary Bernadette Lafleur

Mary Bernadette Lafleur

August 11, 1936 - May 21, 2016
Funeral services will be held for Mary Bernadette Lafleur, 79, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Joseph Floyd Fontenot

Joseph Floyd Fontenot

August 11, 1924 - May 19, 2016
A memorial service will be held for Joseph Floyd Fontenot, 91, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 28. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until time of service on Saturday.

Susan Guillory Taylor

SULPHUR - A memorial service will be held for Susan Guillory Taylor, 68, of Sulphur, at a later date.
A former resident of Ville Platte, Ms. Taylor died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at her residence.

Jr., Teen and Miss Ville Platte queens crowned

READY FOR A FUN YEAR - The three newly-crowned royal beauties will have a fun-filled year ahead as they travel the state promoting their hometown of Ville Platte at various fairs and festivals. Jr. Miss Ville Platte Adrianna Fall, Miss Ville Platte Lynee West and Teen Miss Ville Platte Jillian Thille are looking forward to beginning their adventure as sister queens together.

By: HEATHER BOGARD
Lifestyles Editor

Bent but not broken

Kaleb Fontenot wouldn’t allow himself to be depressed.

Ville Platte Boys & Girls Club will begin summer program at maximum capacity

A banner for the Boys & Girls Club of Ville Platte hangs on the Main Street entrance to the old Evangeline Bank and Trust Company building in Ville Platte. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

The opening of the Ville Platte Boys and Girls Club is just days away, and its summer program is shaping up to be a huge success.

Public school grad rates up 16.6 percent

Senior Kaitlyn Andrepont gestures for her diploma during Pine Prairie High School’s graduation ceremony on May 12. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Darwan Lazard proudly announced that the “Evangeline Parish school system has been recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education for its graduation rate.”
Lazard, who is the school district’s assistant superintendent, shared this news at Wednesday night’s school board meeting.

Pages

Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news from Evangeline Parish. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!

Sports

Former Sacred Heart athletic director and head track coach Robert Soileau poses in front of a Trojan and a Blue Jay. Soileau joined the St. Ed’s coaching and teaching staff in January after not being asked to come back to his alma mater last May after 15 years at Sacred Heart. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Everyone goes through major changes in their life, especially with the profession they have chosen.

Lifestyle

READY FOR A FUN YEAR - The three newly-crowned royal beauties will have a fun-filled year ahead as they travel the state promoting their hometown of Ville Platte at various fairs and festivals. Jr. Miss Ville Platte Adrianna Fall, Miss Ville Platte Lynee West and Teen Miss Ville Platte Jillian Thille are looking forward to beginning their adventure as sister queens together.

By: HEATHER BOGARD Lifestyles Editor

Obituaries

Florence Richard

September 13, 1946 - May 22, 2016
Funeral services will be held for Florence Richard, 69, of Ville Platte, at St. James Baptist Church in Bayou Chicot at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 28. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Evangeline Today

P.O. Drawer 220
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: 337-363-3939
Fax: 337-363-2841

Follow Us