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Hwy. 13 showdown

In terms of rivalries, Mamou and Pine Prairie have only been at it for as long as the Panthers have fielded a football team. Despite that, the two schools have brought that rivalry to high, albeit friendly, level over the past 10 years.

Breakfast at Maggie’s

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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

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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.

Velazquez sentenced for re-entry into U.S.

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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

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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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