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)
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)
Jalen Deville (center) hangs on the cross on the Sacred Heart High School stage while playing the part of Jesus with students playing Roman soldiers as well as members of the crowd during the school’s Passion play Tuesday. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
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)