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Notes to a son

Band members of the group Blue Junction are pictured here in Kerry Bourgeois’ home studio. Pictured from left to right are: Top row- Danny Guillory of Port Barre, Peter Sylvester of Grand Prairie, and David Sylvester of Grand Prairie; Bottom row- Dean Sylvester of Grand Prairie, Alex “Sonny” Chapman of Ville Platte, and Kerry Bourgeois of Andrepont. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Fathers tend to leave notes of encouragement and hope for their sons when they are going through a tough time. One local father, however, is taking a different spin on this approach and is stringing together musical notes of hope for his 19-year-old son who has a brain tumor.

Escaped inmate captured by VPPD Friday


On Friday, Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported that an inmate was captured after escaping from the city jail around 11:30 a.m. on August 18, 2017.
The inmate was Jordan Semien of 119 East Pine Street, Ville Platte.

VPPD arrests one for attempt second degree murder


Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue recently reported the arrest of 18-year-old Nathan Thomas, Jr., of 1122 Edward Knotoe Thomas Street, for a shooting incident that occurred where one individual was hit by a bullet in the leg.


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