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

EPSO Arrests

The Ville Platte Police Department reported nine recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:

Food for families June distribution

The Evangeline Community Action Agency, Inc., and Food for Families/Food for Seniors will be distributing the food boxes in the month of June. Distribution will be at the following sites at the following dates and times:
Basile: June 1, 2017 - Town Hall - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Evangeline Parish 4-H announces award recipients

Evangeline Parish 4-H held an awards night recently to recognize recipients of a variety of 4-H awards. Following is a highlight of the winners:
Junior Award
of Excellence
Andrew Fontenot- Sacred Heart Elementary.
Key Club

Court Street brawl results in three arrests

The Ville Platte Police Department spent Monday afternoon diffusing an argument turned physical altercation, which resulted in the arrest of one male and two female subjects.


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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.



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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