Pictured on the left in the main photo is Danyelle Reed inside of her school on the corner of Chataignier and East Washington Streets in Ville Platte. She has been owning Danyelle’s Early Development Center for the past 35 years. In the top right photo is Jacques Fontenot, and in the bottom right photo is Audrey Caulkins on her birthday as they tried to capture rings in the school’s version of the running of the Tournoi on Friday. (Gazette photos by Tony Marks)

n the shadows of a water tower that welcomes visitors to Ville Platte is the new location of Teet’s Food Store on the west side of town. The new store that is currently being constructed is one of many such projects that are going on at the same time within the city. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Pictured here is the current set of the Three Little Pig signs that are outside the Mamou gas department office at the intersection of La. Highway 13 and La. Highway 104. These signs were done by Savoy Medical Center pharmacist, Kasey Duos after previous signs have been stolen on three occasions. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ninety-two-year-old Ronald McCauley holds up a glass of water while sitting in his home on West Main Street in Ville Platte. He retired last month from the same Te-Mamou Water District that he helped create in the mid-1960s. He also served as the board’s secretary-treasurer for more than five decades. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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