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Ghosts of Evangeline’s past

Pictured here is the old brick house that was the home of Dr. Josiah E. Hawkins in Bayou Chicot. He is pictured on the left with his wife Charity (right) and her niece (center). The house was built in 1840 for the use of a courthouse and was used by Dr. Hawkins as an asylum for his mentally ill patients. (Photo courtesy of Mabel Alice Thompson’s book “Looking Back”)

From The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville to Loyd’s Hall just across Bayou Cocordrie in Meeker, South Louisiana is cluttered with homes that are considered to be haunted.

Former OLQAS pastor Joseph Brennan passes away Friday


The Diocese of Lafayette on Friday announced the passing of one of its priests who has previously served at Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Churches in Ville Platte.

New board members selected in East Side Water election

Newly elected members of the East Side Water System Board of Directors Randel Brown (left) and Lee Ray Johnson (right) are pictured here with a piece of a pipe that was repaired using duct tape during the previous administration. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

East Side Water System held another round of elections Monday night after a quorum of voters was not met for the election in September thus making it invalid.

Marks Post: All Hallow’s Eve

Halloween is this coming Tuesday, and all the younger ghouls and ghosts are getting their buckets ready for all the candy they will receive from going Trick-or-Treat. All the dentists are gearing up for a flood of appointments from all the rotten teeth, but I digress.

Blue wall

VILLE PLATTE – Most of the year the play of the Sacred Heart Trojan offensive unit has been getting all of the headlines. After all, the Trojans came into week nine averaging 37.8 points per game and had scored 40 points or more in five of the eight previous contests.

Bulldogs handle Lions; pick up much needed win

Ville Platte High running back Eligia Charles (3) stiff arms a Kinder defensive player in order to pick up additional yards in a game played earlier this season. Ville Platte defeated Ascension Christian Friday night 33-0. (Gazette photo by Nick Jagneaux)

GONZALES -- In a weather shortened game, the Ville Platte High Bulldogs scored all of the points necessary in the first one and a half quarters, as they rolled past the Ascension Christian Lions 33-0 here Friday night.

Basile squeaks by Grand Lake 16-14

GRAND LAKE – When the game between the Basile Bearcats and Grand Lake Hornets was moved to Thursday night on a day’s notice, because of the impending weather situation, Basile head coach Kevin Bertrand hoped that his team would be able to handle the quick move and play with as much intensity as t

Mamou loses to league leader Church Point; drops to 1-8

CHURCH POINT – Injuries and youth are not a good combination when a team is trying to beat the district leader late in the season.
Unfortunately, the Mamou Demons had to find that out the hard way, as they fell to the Church Point Bears here Friday night by the final score of 53-8.


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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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