YEAR IN READING - First grade and second grade students in Therese Phillips’ class at James Stephens Montessori School in Ville Platte showed off their stars for their successful year in reading. Students were encouraged to try harder when they saw their progress illustrated on computer generated graphs on the bulletin board in the background. At left is teacher Phillips and at right is teaching assistant Janice Vidrine.

Reading is one of the essentials of early childhood education, and among those having success locally by offering recognition was James Stephens Montessori first and second grade teacher Therese Phillips.

Nick LeBas was named Man of the Year and accepts his award from Camille Fontenot.

The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce had its most successful annual banquet on Wednesday, April 29, with an attendance of at least 250 people at the North Side Civic Center.
The storms that passed through Louisiana earlier this week brought with them damaging winds approaching hurricane-force of 70 mph southeast of Evangeline Parish, around Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

YEAR IN READING - First grade and second grade students in Therese Phillips’ class at James Stephens Montessori School in Ville Platte showed off their stars for their successful year in reading. Students were encouraged to try harder when they saw their progress illustrated on computer generated graphs on the bulletin board in the background. At left is teacher Phillips and at right is teaching assistant Janice Vidrine.

Nick LeBas was named Man of the Year and accepts his award from Camille Fontenot.

Protest at Sacred Heart High seeks to replace principal

Protesters held home-made signs in front of Sacred Heart School

A crowd estimated at more than 200 protested in front of Sacred Heart High School Monday, May 5, against the school’s principal.

Lady Trojans drop heartbreaker in quarterfinals

Sacred Heart’s Gabbie Andrepont drives a ball into the outfield. Andrepont was four for six in the quaterfinal game on Friday.

Unbelievable. Amazing. Gut wrenching. Simply put, WOW! These are only a few words that could possibly describe the quarterfinal playoff marathon between the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans and the Mangham Lady Dragons.

Trojans ease through to regional playoff game

Sacred Heart’s Phillip Vidrine jumps out of the way to avoid a tag earlier this season

If the Sacred Heart Trojans could have wished for the perfect bi-district playoff game, they probably would have wished for a mistake free game with plenty of offense and hopefully a chance to get some playing time for some of their bench players. Wish granted.

Panthers exit playoffs after first round loss

Given the way that the Pine Prairie Panthers scraped and clawed their way through the regular and district seasons, it would stand to reason that they would do the same against the Notre Dame Pioneers in their first round playoff matchup on Friday.

Demons bow out of playoffs at Oak Grove

An up and down baseball season for Mamou came to an end on Friday, as the Demons exited the class 2A playoffs with a 9-4 loss to Oak Grove. Mamou began the season 2-10. However, once district play began, the Demons evened things out to go 7-7 the rest of the way.

JSM first and second grade students honored for success in reading

YEAR IN READING - First grade and second grade students in Therese Phillips’ class at James Stephens Montessori School in Ville Platte showed off their stars for their successful year in reading. Students were encouraged to try harder when they saw their progress illustrated on computer generated graphs on the bulletin board in the background. At left is teacher Phillips and at right is teaching assistant Janice Vidrine.

Reading is one of the essentials of early childhood education, and among those having success locally by offering recognition was James Stephens Montessori first and second grade teacher Therese Phillips.

Ville Platte City Court issues bench warrants for April

The following individuals failed to appear in the Ville Platte City Court. Bench warrants have been issued by Judge Gregory Vidrine for these individuals for their failure to appear in court on traffic tickets and other misdemeanor charges for the month of April.

Smoked Meat Festival calls all connoisseurs

The Gazette and the 2015 Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival are accepting nominations for its “Distinguished Smoked Meat Smoker” contest! Do you have a favorite smoked meat smoker? Learn how you can nominate them for this time-honored Cajun tradition.

Ville Platte Chamber gives out annual awards during banquet

Nick LeBas was named Man of the Year and accepts his award from Camille Fontenot.

The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce had its most successful annual banquet on Wednesday, April 29, with an attendance of at least 250 people at the North Side Civic Center.

Madrigal graduates from fire academy

On Friday, April 17, Ezra Madrigal of the Ward Five Fire Protection District, as well as 23 of his fellow classmates, graduated from a 14-week Recruit Academy held at the Carrol L. Herring LSU-Fire & Emergency Training Institute in Baton Rouge.

Magnolia Garden Club presents monthly awards

Garden of the Month winner Joe Guillotte

The Magnolia Garden Club recently chose the Garden of the Month and Civic Pride awards for the month of April. The recipient of the Garden of the Month was S.J. “Joe” Guillotte. He is 93 years old and tends his own flower garden plus a huge vegetable garden and citrus orchard behind his home.

ground work begins at new OEP center Site

Ground work was taking place as the construction signs went up for the new Evangeline Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness at the industrial park last week after the rains stopped. Kemp Flook, superintendent with M.D.

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Sacred Heart’s Gabbie Andrepont drives a ball into the outfield. Andrepont was four for six in the quaterfinal game on Friday.

Unbelievable. Amazing. Gut wrenching. Simply put, WOW!

Lifestyle

Here in Louisiana we grow some the best fruits and vegetables one can find due to the right type of soil and climate. And often times we have an abundance of crops. So what to do with the excess?

Obituaries

Peggy Saucier LeBleu

May 24, 1957 - April 25, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services were held for Peggy Saucier LeBleu, 57, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 2 p.m., Monday, April 27. Burial followed in the New St. Ann’s Cemetery.

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