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)
Chief Neal Lartigue along with the staff of the Ville Platte Police Department have announced that they are collecting school supplies for elementary schools inside the city limits.
Pictured here with new club President Richard LeJeune (center) are the newest members of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. They are new Director of the Evangeline Parish Library Margie Mealer (left) and new Executive Director of the Evangeline Chamber of Commerce Renee Brown (right). (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Ville Platte’s John Aaron Soileau takes a cut at a ball during a game earlier this season. Ville Platte finished as the runner-up at the Dixie Youth South Regional Tournament this past weekend. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)
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Thomas Scully talks to the Sacred Heart softball team after a game this past season. Scully has coached since 1992 when he started as an assistant on the Barbe Buccaneer football staff. (Photo courtesy of Ross Boudreaux)
Robert Reed (right) dressed up as Uncle Sam as he spoke at the Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting that was held at the Northside Civic Center on the eve of Independence Day. He is pictured here with Rotary Vice President Peter Strawitz (left.) (Photo courtesy of Mark Layne/KVPI)
With Vacation Bible School taking place at the Family Life Center, the Ville Platte Rotary Club was exiled to the Northside Civic Center and to the South Louisiana Community College- C.B.
By TONY MARKS Associate Editor
Pictured here from left to right are Rotarian Scott Smith, Director of Evangeline Parish 911 and Office of Emergency Preparedness Liz Hill, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)