Jordan McGee pictured here was named Paramedic of the Year for Acadian Ambulance’s Capital Region. He is the son of Shaun and Pam McGee of Ville Platte. (Photo courtesy of Acadian Ambulance)

Ville Platte native Jordan McGee was recently named as Acadian Ambulance Paramedic of the Year for the Capital District. As a result, he was a finalist for the same honor on the Louisiana/Mississippi area.

Donald J. Launey, Jr.

A former Ville Platte city court judge passed away Tuesday night after a lengthy illness at the age of 71.
Surprise, surprise the State wants more money from the people. This time around it’s for roads, and the way they expect to receive it is through increasing what we pay to the State in gasoline taxes from 20 cents a gallon to 37.

Responding to the call

Jordan McGee pictured here was named Paramedic of the Year for Acadian Ambulance’s Capital Region. He is the son of Shaun and Pam McGee of Ville Platte. (Photo courtesy of Acadian Ambulance)

Ville Platte native Jordan McGee was recently named as Acadian Ambulance Paramedic of the Year for the Capital District. As a result, he was a finalist for the same honor on the Louisiana/Mississippi area.

Tired of the answer being tax more

Surprise, surprise the State wants more money from the people.
This time around it’s for roads, and the way they expect to receive it is through increasing what we pay to the State in gasoline taxes from 20 cents a gallon to 37.

EPSO employee arrested for theft

Former employee of the Evangeline Parish sheriff’s office Bobbie Jo Fontenot (center) is pictured here after she entered the Evangeline Parish Courthouse Wednesday morning to turn herself into the sheriff’s office. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

On Wednesday, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed that an employee with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Civil Department was arrested that morning around 9:30 a.m. on the charge of felony theft.

Reeling in repairs

Collin Courville spent a morning seeing if the fish were biting at Crooked Creek Recreation Area. Courville and his parents, who own The Bait Stand in Pine Prairie, have partnered with Crooked Creek to host a fishing tournament for the purpose of raising money for the Evangeline Parish park. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Managing Editor

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Coming into the 2017 NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints were looking to upgrade a defense that has been atrocious the past three years.

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Ville Platte Rotary President Peter Strawitz and Rotarian Bob Manuel bookend guests Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory of Viande Boucanee, Inc., who informed the audience that the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival is set for June 2-3, 2017. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Bob Manuel presented Renee Brown and Samantha Guillory from Viande Boucanee’, Inc., to the Ville Platte Rotary Club who discussed the 25th Annual Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival that is scheduled fo

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