Band members of the group Blue Junction are pictured here in Kerry Bourgeois’ home studio. Pictured from left to right are: Top row- Danny Guillory of Port Barre, Peter Sylvester of Grand Prairie, and David Sylvester of Grand Prairie; Bottom row- Dean Sylvester of Grand Prairie, Alex “Sonny” Chapman of Ville Platte, and Kerry Bourgeois of Andrepont. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Fathers tend to leave notes of encouragement and hope for their sons when they are going through a tough time. One local father, however, is taking a different spin on this approach and is stringing together musical notes of hope for his 19-year-old son who has a brain tumor.
The Evangeline Parish School Board received good news concerning its budget during the board’s meeting last Wednesday.
The Tee Cotton Bowl returns to Bulldog Stadium on September 1 after a four year absence, and it was the subject of this week’s meeting of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce and Evangeline Parish Tourism.
Members of the Louisiana Cotton Association have been working on the 64th annual La Cotton Festival, which will be observed on October 10 through October 15, 2017.
They are pleased to announce the royalty for the 64th Louisiana Cotton Festival:
Executive Director of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce and Evangeline Parish Tourism Camille Fontenot (center) was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. She is pictured here with Rotary President Wayne Vidrine (left) and Rotarian Peggy Tate (right). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Economic development and tourism were the main topics of this week’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club as the executive director of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce and Evangeline Parish Tourism, Camille Fontenot was the guest speaker.
The Sacred Heart starting defensive unit works on the game plan for their scheduled scrimmage against Bunkie. The scrimmage, played on Friday, gives the Trojans a chance to find out just how ready the team is for the upcoming season and to possibly see some hidden talents. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux
Hard to believe, but the LHSAA High School football season is inching upon us everyday.
As Americans we are called to give of ourselves and to help our fellow countrymen when they are in need. One Ville Platte native has exemplified this idea from serving in the jungles of Vietnam to serving the Lamb of God as a naval chaplain.
Parish residents will take to the polls on October 14, 2017 to vote for or against three proposed state constitutional amendments.
Amendment No. 1 on a voter’s ballot will be an amendment that would provide an exemption of property taxes for construction sites.