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Festival seeking talent show and cook off contestants

There are many activities that make up the annual La. Swine Festival held in Basile every first weekend of November. Several of those activities are competitions such as the pig chase, the boudin eating contest, the hog calling contest, the talent show, and the cook off.

36 Students receive Perfect Attendance at Mamou Elementary

At Mamou Elementary School Kindergarten through Fourth Grade had an outstanding list of students who had perfect attendance in the first nine weeks of school.
Kindergarten
Adam Fontenot, Nevaeh Johnson, Jayden Lewis, and Wes Reed.
First grade

Who’s getting married?

(Editor’s Note: The following information was obtained from the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Ville Platte. This information is printed once a month in The Gazette.)

Head of the class

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 achievements.

Pillar of salt

Assistant Facility Manager of Pine Prairie Energy Company Kyle Fontenot holds a core sample of salt that is used to store natural gas deep under the facility in Easton, La. He is pictured here in front of a sign depicting the size of one of Pine Prairie Energy Company’s five caverns. The cavern is 300-feet in diameter and could fit just inside LSU’s Tiger Stadium. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

For thousands of years, salt has been sitting under the surface of an area that is nestled off of Louisiana Highway 13 in the small community of Easton. This salt sat there untapped until Pine Prairie Energy Company came along and began to carve caverns out of the salt to store natural gas.

Hearing set for February 2018 in Russell Rubin case

In response to a decision handed down by the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal, the State of Louisiana through the Evangeline Parish District Attorney Office filed a motion to keep a defendant in jail for life without the possibility of parole.

MAJORIE MANUEL FONTENOT

Fontenot

Marjorie Manuel Fontenot, age 87, a resident of Thibodaux, passed away on October 21, 2017. Marjorie was a retired instructor from Louisiana Technical College, Lafourche Campus.

RANDOLPH HARWELL

Harwell

VILLE PLATTE- Funeral Services was held at 1:00 p.m. for Randolph Harwell, 92, at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, who passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Lane Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones.

Famed Louisiana musician Fats Domino dead at age 89

New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer Fats Domino died yesterday, October 25, 2017, at the age of 89.
According to the New York Times, Domino’s death was “confirmed by his brother-in-law and former road manager Reggie Hall, who said he had no other details.”

Trick or treat times set for across the parish

With October drawing to a close, children across Evangeline Parish are gearing up to don their favorite Halloween costumes.
Municipalities in the parish have announced the following Trick-or-Treat times for the young ghouls and ghosts:

Ville Platte Rotary Club hears about its Articles of Incorporation and about insurance management

Ville Platte Mayor and Rotarian Jennifer Vidrine presented a gift basket to Vickie Dufrene who is an insurance manager for the Louisiana Department of Insurance. Pictured here from left to right are Rotary President Wayne Vidrine, Mayor Vidrine, Dufrene, and Rotarian Lisa Deshotel. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The Ville Platte Rotary Club at recent meetings heard from one of its own members about the organization’s Articles of Incorporation and heard from an insurance manager from the State Department of Insurance about free medicare counseling.

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Sports

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

Lifestyle

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

Obituaries

Rushing

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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