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Services set for Milo Nickel, Sr., longtime President/COO of LSN

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Milo A. Nickel, Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church for Milo Addison Nickel, Sr., 85, who passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. prior to the services.

VP Council continues discussions about developing single-family housing

Continuing her program of making land available for developing single-family homes, at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the Ville Platte City Council gave Mayor Jennifer Vidrine the authority to exchange a city-owned property with a privately-owned tract of land, contingent an apprais

Blast off to Mars

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Alyssa Carson stands in front of a board showing a book about Mars and pictures of her during her time training to be an astronaut. She spoke Saturday at the main branch of the Evangeline Parish Library to a group of summer readers and their parents. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Man has always been fascinated with science fiction. Part of this fascination is finding little green men from Mars in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey. Chuck Jones fed off of this when he created his popular Marvin the Martian character on Looney Tunes.

EPSO requests assistance in locating missing 3-year-old

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Sophia Marie Sidwell.

MAMOU, LA – The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a 3 year old female toddler identified as Sophia Marie Sidwell (DOB 6/4/14).
The EPSO Investigative Division released a statement on Tuesday regarding this matter.


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