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

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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Sports

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

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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