Floyd Soileau, his wife Jinver and their so Chris Soileau accept a framed proclamation from Mayor Jennifer Vidrine. Pictured from left to right are: Chris, Jinver, Floyd, Mayor Vidrine and Suzy Lemoine - who assisted in putting this surprise together. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)
Pictured here are the conditions of a portion of U.S. Hwy 167 N as described in the resolution adopted Tuesday by the Turkey Creek Village Council. This photo was among those attached to the resolution. Copies of the packet were then sent to governing authorities. (Photo courtesy of the Village of Turkey Creek)
The Joe Alleva era at LSU has come to an end as the athletic director stepped down Wednesday to take on new duties as special assistant to the president for donor relations.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (left) poses for a photo with Seventh District Missionary Baptist Association President Reverend Freddie Jack before the start of a special church service hosted to raise money for the three churches recently burned in St. Landry Parish. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)
Pictured above is the Ville Platte High girls’ track team, who came away with the District 5-3A Championship trophy this past Tuesday at the district meet held in Iota. Several of the team members placed fourth or higher in their events and will compete at the regional meet Tuesday at McNeese State University. (Photo courtesy of VPHS)
April 24, 1969- Gazette editor Sidney Mixon and Managing Editor Johnnie Quinn admire the awards won by the Ville Platte paper in the Better Newspaper Contests at the Louisiana Press Association convention in New Orleans last Friday. The Gazette placed first in General Excellence and third in best use of color in competition with numerous weekly newspapers throughout Louisiana.
The Diocese of Lafayette’s High School Principal of the Year Dawn Shipp (left) and Elementary Principal of the Year Virginia Morein (right) are pictured here standing in front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue located in the high school foyer. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)