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Tammy Fontenot is pictured with a mess of squirrels she killed on a recent hunt. In doing so, she is breaking barriers preventing girls from going hunting in the woods filled with men. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Fontenot)

A Ville Platte huntress

You would not know it to look at her, but nurse Tammy Fontenot has been hunting all her life, tagging along with her father, Sherman, when she was just a little girl.

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Matt Berzas cleans around a grave in the Old Ville Platte Cemetery as part of a grassroots movement of a Facebook group spearheaded by Carla Deville. The members of the group are concerned residents who allege the city is not doing enough to clean its cemeteries. (Gazette photo by Nancy Duplechain)

Old Ville Platte Cemetery gets a clean up from locals

On a Saturday morning, a small group of people gathered together to help clean the Old Ville Platte Cemetery.

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Sixteen-year-old Jillian Rizzuto of Lafayette kisses an alligator she had killed while on her first alligator hunting trip. She is no stranger to hunting deer and ducks in Evangeline Parish, but this was her first ever trip to Miller’s Lake. (Photo courtesy of Greg Rizzuto)

Reptilian hunts

Evangeline Parish is known for its contributions to the Sportsman’s Paradise of Louisiana.


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