Vice President Chris Stromer (left) and his dad President Harold Stromer (right) stand behind the counter of the parts department inside Boco’s, which is celebrating 85 years. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Doctor Chris Fontenot stands in front of the mural painted on the side of the old Chris’ Corner building along the railroad tracks. He is holding a copy of his book Acadian Prairie-Theodule. The book’s cover art was done by a 10th grader from Chataignier, Jada Guillory. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Nicole McGregor, inventory and marketing manager for Ville Platte Dodge, is pictured here banging the “Gong for Charity.” Each time a customer buys a vehicle and bangs the gong, the dealership will make a donation to either the Ville Platte Boys and Girls Club or CASA of St. Landry-Evangeline, Inc. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS Associate Editor

Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Reports

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 6 recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:
Emanuel Malbrew, 47, 280 Austin, was arrested on June 19, 2017 for unauthorized use of a moveable. Malbrew remains incarcerated on a bond set at $15,000.00

JASON PAUL FONTENOT

VILLE PLATTE - With great sorrow the family of Jason Paul Fontenot, 38, announces his passing on Saturday June 17, 2017 at his residence in Ville Platte. Memorial services for Mr. Fontenot are pending.
Laville Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

JEANELL “JIJIN” LAVIGNE ARVIE

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanell “JiJin” Lavigne Arvie will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. John Baptist Church with Rev. Freddie Jack officiating. Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. until the time of service.

ELOISE MECHE

MECHE

VILLE PLATTE- Funeral Services were held at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial for Eloise Meche, 89, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church on Tuesday, June, 20, 2017 who passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home of Ville Platte surrounded by her loved ones.

HERMAN WAYNE ORTEGO

VILLE PLATTE - Mr. Herman Wayne Ortego, 66, a resident of Ville Platte passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

VPPD arrests suspect in high speed chase

On Monday at around 3:00 p.m. Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartique released a press release in regard to a high speed chase that occurred on Main Street early Monday morning. The release reads as follows:

A well oiled machine

Vice President Chris Stromer (left) and his dad President Harold Stromer (right) stand behind the counter of the parts department inside Boco’s, which is celebrating 85 years. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

By: TONY MARKS
Associate Editor

MARY “BUTCH” LAFLEUR THOMPSON

Thompson

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 2:00 PM in St. Mary Mother of the Church Catholic Church in Lafayette for Mary Lafleur Thompson, 84, who died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette surrounded by her family.

CHARITY FONTENOT

Fontenot

Charity Fontenot left this world behind and joined the angels in Heaven on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:15 PM at the age of 37.

BRUCE GUILLORY

Guillory

Bruce Guillory, longtime resident of Mamou, La, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017. He was born Ocotber 6, 1923, the son of A.V. “Black” and Evelyn Guillory. He grew up in Pine Point, LA and attended Louisiana State University prior to enlisting in the US Navy.

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Obituaries

Fontenot

MAMOU – Wayne Fontenot was a kind, caring, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, and a great friend to many. He was an excellent provider for his family; working offshore for many years as a construction foreman. Wayne was known not to waste a moment of his life.

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