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Keeping pace

If you would have looked at the Basile High win/loss record after the first four games of the 2017 campaign, you might have said it was going to be a long season for the Bearcats as they stood 1-3 overall.

Demons focus on continuing to improve; host Eunice High

Youth can be a blessing and a liability when it comes to high school football programs.
On the one hand, knowing that most of your players will be around for a few years, gives a coaching staff a chance to develop a team.

Ville Platte takes on perennial powerhouse Notre Dame

The Ville Platte High defense gang tackles a Kinder runner this past Friday night. The Bulldogs face Notre Dame tomorrow. (Gazette photo by Nick Jagneaux

It does not get any easier for the Ville Platte High Bulldogs this week.

Spurred to Knighthood

Former Tournoi rider Gerald Fontenot poses for a picture with the champion’s trophy and spurs that he won during the 1967 Louisiana Tournoi competition. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Every October, on a Sunday afternoon, a group of Tournoi riders get ready to don a knights traditional garb, saddle up on horseback and spear through the seven enemies of cotton.

Mamou council discusses upcoming Vet. Day Parade

The Mamou Town Council held its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, and centered its discussion around the upcoming Veteran’s Day Parade set to be held in the local community.

Mr. Hargrave, Miss Schexnayder plan Nov. 25 nuptials

Mr. Kayne Micheal Hargrave,
Miss Lyndsey Nacole Schexnayder

The engagement of Miss Lyndsey Nacole Schexnayder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Maurice Schexnayder of Ville Platte to Mr. Kayne Micheal Hargrave, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell James Hargrave of Maurice, has been announced by their parents.

Scoring fest

The Sacred Heart offensive line gets ready to come off of the ball and help gain positive yardage against the North Central defense. Sacred Heart rolled past North Central 70-22 in a District 5-1A contest to improve to 5-2 on the season. The Trojans will host Slaughter Charter on Friday. (Gazette photo Justin Johnson)

VILLE PLATTE – The Sacred Heart Trojans got back on the winning track in a huge way here Friday night as they rolled to a 70-22 win over the North Central Hurricanes.


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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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