Pictured here are members of the Opelousas Attakapas Prairie Tribe from Elton who performed a traditional pow-wow during Saturday’s Creole Families Bastille Day Celebration at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center. Bended in the photo is Amy Cormier, and standing is Deputy Chief Minerva Francois. Not pictured are Theresa Gobert and Chief John Nolan Gobert. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Robert Reed, a former U.S. Navy Yeoman on a submarine and former postal service employee, is pictured here dressed as Uncle Sam gives a salute while standing beside a Navy flag in his front yard. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Pictured here is the possible old bank building in Chataignier that is on the corner of Martin Luther King and Main Streets. According to the Abandoned Louisiana Facebook page, the building appears to have also been a motorcycle repair/service shop. (Photo courtesy of Charles Lauret)

Larry Lachney is pictured here behind the bar of Gator’s on Main Street Ville Platte. Lachney is preparing to celebrate his business’s 25th anniversary this coming Saturday and has planned a mini-festival that will take place from 8:00 a.m. until close. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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