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LAFAYETTE - Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lafayette for Faye Isabelle L. Broussard, 78, who passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at her residence in Lafayette.

Breakfast at Maggie’s

Maggie Eades (pictured here) stands on the front porch of a house that will become a bed and breakfast in Ville Platte. The house is on South Soileau Street and was the office of Judge Dore. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

When people think of bed and breakfasts in Louisiana, they tend to think of ones in the Garden District of New Orleans or along the Cane River in Natchitoches. But now, thanks to the efforts of Maggie Eades, there will soon be one here in Ville Platte on South Soileau Street.

Second half show

VILLE PLATTE -- On Homecoming night at Bulldog Stadium, Ville Platte High welcomed the Oakdale Warriors with a similar 1-3 record. Both teams had a case of the yips in the first half as the home team led 6-0 at intermission, but the Bulldogs pulled away and won 24-0.

West: Our leaders never learn

Do our “leaders” in Baton Rouge ever learn?
Amendment No. 3 on the October 14th ballot proves that the answer to that question is obviously no.

Velazquez sentenced for re-entry into U.S.

An illegal immigrant by the name of Arturo Olalde-Velazquez has been sentenced to four months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of re-entry by alien following removal.

The science of Fleas and Flies

The past and the present of the annual Flea Fly game met Monday during the first night of registration in the Lion’s Club building as former coach Dess Fontenot (right) crowns current player Jules Bischoff (left) with his helmet. Bischoff is the son of Julius and Alaina Launey Bischoff. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Out of the ashes of one civic organization in Ville Platte survived a youth football game that has grown in popularity as it continues to attract generations of Fleas and Flies.


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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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