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VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 am in Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Ville Platte, for Cassius Clay Johnson, 30, who entered eternal life on Thursday, September 21, 2017.


Funeral services for Mrs. Orelia Carter will be held today, September 28, 2017 at the Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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MAMOU- It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Mercedes D. West, announces her passing on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Opelousas General Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m..


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MAMOU- Funeral Services was held at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanne Gahn, 82, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Monday, September, 25, 2017. Jeanne passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Savoy Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones.

Hunting manually

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Kip Manuel (pictured here) stands behind his home as he shows off his traditional bow that he uses to hunt deer and hogs locally. He also uses it to kill black bears on hunting trips in the northern part of Canada. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ville Plattians are known for their time spent hunting the woods of the Sportsmen’s Paradise. From the Cajun Passover that is the opening weekend of squirrel season to the last weekend of muzzleloader season, this has become a rite of passage from one generation to the next.

Potential drop in school scores discussed at recent meeting

The anticipated school performance scores were discussed at the Evangeline Parish School Board’s meeting on Wednesday.
Currently the Evangeline Parish School District has six schools whose SPS gives them an A, four that are B schools, and one C school.

Chataignier council proposes four new ordinances to give pay raises

Proposed ordinances that would increase the pay for mayor, board of aldermen, clerk, and village administrator received the votes necessary to advance to the next stage of the adoption process at the monthly meeting of the Chataignier Village Council Monday night.

The Marks Post: The Great Flood of 2013

The area has been impacted it seems by one flood after another since last August. Thursday of this week was the fourth anniversary of a lesser known flood in Baton Rouge where the only victim was my 2009 Dodge Avenger.

Mr. Cumella, Jr, Miss Fontenot united in Holy Matrimony

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Mrs. Charles Vincent Cumella, Jr.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte provided the setting for a lovely 6:30 p.m. ceremony Saturday, May 6, 2017, uniting Miss Jessica Lynn Fontenot and Charles Vincent Cumella, Jr., in Holy Matrimony, with Father Kenneth Michels and Deacon Derek Ducote officiating.


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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.