Local rodeo star Gabe Soileau poses with his championship trophy saddles at his parent’s farm. The 17-year-old Sacred Heart School senior won the state championship and national championship in steer wrestling. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III Managing Editor

Carlee Soileau (left) and Lyla Tolbert are seen hard at work preparing fresh squeezed lemonade to be sold. Soileau cut the lemons in half and then passed them on to Tolbert who then juiced each lemon. By 4 p.m. on Friday, the kids had earned just over $600.00 for the foundation. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST Associate Editor

The oldest cypress treeCypress and black willow trees are seen in Lake Martin during a recent Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tour. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III Managing Editor

Local rodeo star Gabe Soileau poses with his championship trophy saddles at his parent’s farm. The 17-year-old Sacred Heart School senior won the state championship and national championship in steer wrestling. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Carlee Soileau (left) and Lyla Tolbert are seen hard at work preparing fresh squeezed lemonade to be sold. Soileau cut the lemons in half and then passed them on to Tolbert who then juiced each lemon. By 4 p.m. on Friday, the kids had earned just over $600.00 for the foundation. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

The oldest cypress treeCypress and black willow trees are seen in Lake Martin during a recent Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tour. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

breaking news

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)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

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

Dr. Gardnel "Doc" Sylvester

Dr. Gardnel "Doc" Sylvester

August 11, 1932 - June 20, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Dr. Gardnel “Doc” Sylvester, 82, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 24. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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

Father figure

Former Ville Platte High football star and current Northwestern State wide receiver Cody Jones holds his daughter Khylee while his mother Sandra looks on inside the family’s house. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Ville Platte native named assistant athletic director at McNeese State

Ville Platte native and Sacred Heart alum, Jacob Fontenot, was recently named as the assistant athletic director at McNeese State University. Jacob will assume duties on July 1. (Gazette photo by Tracy Jacneaux)

BY: TRACEY JAGNEAUX
Sports Editor

Irving Murphy Solar

Irving Murphy Solar

July 26, 1952 - June 18, 2015
NEW IBERIA - Funeral services will be held for Irving Murphy Solar, 62, of New Iberia, at the Pellerin Funeral Home Chapel in New Iberia at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 20.

Cherrie Renee Krusynsky Barber

Cherrie Renee Krusynsky Barber

September 2, 1965 - June 16, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Cherrie Renee Krusynsky Barber, 49, of Baton Rouge, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 20. Burial will follow in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

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Lifestyle

Joe Guillotte proudly showed off his property in Ville Platte, which is filled with a vegetable garden, many citrus and pecan trees and a wide variety of colorful flowers. Here he stands in front of his outdoor kitchen.

BY: HEATHER BOGARD Lifestyles Editor

Obituaries

Brynn Leigh Reviere

BRYNN LEIGH REVIERE
May 14, 2013 - July 29, 2015

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