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Sacred Heart blasts Slaughter Charter; picks up win No. 6

VILLE PLATTE -- For the second week in a row the Sacred Heart Trojans took care of business and blasted past their opponent, as they took a 47-14 win over district opponent Slaughter Charter.
With the win, Sacred Heart improved to 6-2 on the year and 3-2 in league play.

Ville Platte goes down to Notre Dame

CROWLEY -- When you play in probably the toughest district in all of Class 2A football, getting wins in league play is a difficult challenge week in and week out.

Mamou outgunned by Eunice 53-8

MAMOU -- Moving up to Class 3A has not been an easy transition for the Mamou Demons this season.

DOTD receives additional federal funds

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has recently received $60.8 million in addition federal fund for highway projects.

A stud breeding victory

Pictured is the 2017 Tournoi Champion Eric Guillory during his first round of this year’s competition. The Vidrine native earned his sixth straight Tournoi title with a total of 20 caught rings. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

A stud can be defined as a place where horses are bred. However, if you consider the Guillory family compound a stud, then they are breeding Tournoi champions instead of horses.

Edwards, Schroder force run off set for Nov. 18

In a less heralded election than expected with an unofficial 13.5 percent voter turnout statewide, the lone Democrat in the race for State Treasurer Derrick Edwards forced a runoff with Republican John Schroder.

Babin crowned Queen Cotton

Outgoing Queen Cotton Haley Nicole Jett (right) crowns new Queen Cotton Tara Elizabeth Babin of Gonzales. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Tara Elizabeth Babin of Gonzales was crowned Queen Cotton LXIV at Saturday night’s Cotton Coronation.


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Three Evangeline parish football teams have worked their way into the post-season and will begin their quest for the State Championship this coming Friday night, as the LHSAA reveled the 2017 playo


Judy Stewart is pictured here with her family in front of a wall inside The Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., that bears the names of the alumni who were named to the Hall of Distinguished Educators. She along with other alumni were inducted on October 21. Pictured here in the back is Bart Stewart, Jr., and from left to right in the front are Bart Stewart, Sr., Candace Frazier, Judy Stewart, and Jeff Stewart. (Photo courtesy of Candace Frazier)

The Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., has recognized alumni who have shown outstanding professional achievemen



Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lanell Rushing was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 in the Pine Prairie Christian Tabernacle. Reverends Barry Gautreaux, Johnny Wilkinson and Chris Juneau officiatied.

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