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Basile picks up huge win over Elton; win streak now at three

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ELTON -- It has been a tale of two seasons for the Basile Bearcats.
After starting the year at 1-3, Basile had reeled off two wins in a row and was looking to make it three in a row when they travelled down Highway 190 Thursday night to take on long time rival Elton High School.

Ville Platte falls hard to Kinder 49-8

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VILLE PLATTE -- It was not a good night offensively for the Ville Platte High Bulldogs, as they took one on the chin in a 49-8 loss to the Kinder Yellow Jackets here Friday night.

Pine Prairie cannot slip past Eunice

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PINE PRAIRIE -- With playoff implications on the line, the Pine Prairie Panthers are in a must win situation from here on out for the rest of the season.
The Panthers, the No. 24 seed coming into Friday night’s game needed a victory to keep those post-season hopes alive.

Mamou council discusses upcoming Vet. Day Parade

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CROWLEY -- Ever since their big win over Port Barre three weeks ago, the Mamou Demons have not had any luck getting back in the win column this season.
That trend remained, as Mamou was outmanned once again in their 48-0 loss to the Crowley Gents here Friday night.

Basile blasts South Cameron 42-7

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BASILE -- The Basile Bearcats evened their overall record to 3-3 on the season with a 42-7 pasting of the South Cameron Tarpons here Friday night.

Sacred Heart cannot sustain momentum; loses two in a row

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OPELOUSAS -- What looked to be a classic finish to an ever important game in the race for the District 5-1A title, turned into a runaway contest as the Opelousas Catholic Vikings scored 21 points in the second half on their way to a 35-7 win over the Sacred Heart Trojans here Friday night.

Panthers pounce

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Pine Prairie running back JJ Sims (21) breaks free from Mamou High’s Parker Granger (54) while Ethan Granger (10) gives chase. Pine Prairie took advantage of several Mamou miscues on their way to a 42-8 win. Pine Prairie improves to 3-3 and Mamou falls to 1-5. (Gazette photo Nick Jagneaux)

MAMOU – Like a big jungle cat, the Pine Prairie Panthers pounced on three early Mamou Demon miscues and converted them into points, as they rolled to a 42-8 District 5-3A win here Thursday night.

Ville Platte Rotary talks cotton with Louisiana Cotton Festival President

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Pat Derouselle (center) was the guest of Rotarian Bill Brunet (right) as he spoke to the Ville Platte Rotary Club about this year’s events for the Louisiana Cotton Festival. The two are pictured here with Rotary President Wayne Vidrine (left). The festival begins Tuesday, October 10 with the Contradase and ends Sunday, October 15 with the running of the Tournoi. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Pat Derouselle, President of the Louisiana Cotton Festival, was the guest of Rotarian Bill Brunet at Tuesday’s meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club.

Looking Back: September 1961

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With the disappearance of the old DeRouen home from its location on central Main Street, only one residence now remains in that thoroughfare’s principal business district (from its intersection with Court to its intersection with Chataignier Street). The original portion of this old landmark was built about a decade before the Civil War by Bartholomew Coreil. It was acquired at his succession sale by the DeRouen family and was the late residence of the late congressman Rene L. Derouen and his wife.

September 7, 1961


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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


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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


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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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