Associate Editor Tony Marks (left) and Managing Editor Elizabeth West (right) flash the awards they received at this year's Louisiana Press Association's Better Newspaper Competition. (Photo by Tina Partsch)
Katelyn Stagg (center) is pictured here with her brother Ethan (left) and her sister Emily (right) as they place ears of corn into a crawfish sack at the corn field in Whiteville. The Stagg siblings hand pick the corn and sell the ears as a way of rasing money for college. The older Stagg will be attending LSU-A in the fall for nursing before going to school to be a nurse anesthetist. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
KVPI office manager Bonnie Fontenot is pictured here sitting at her desk inside the station for the last time as she retired this week after working for 60 years. Her time at KVPI also included her doing local and state news broadcasts in the afternoon every day at 3:00 p.m. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Newly hired Executive Director of the Evangeline Parish Library Margie Mealer is pictured here as she selects a book by Tom Clancy from the shelves of the main branch in Ville Platte. Mealer will assume the duties on August 5, 2018, following the retirement of Mary Foster-Galasso. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will induct 11 former athletes and two sports journalists during its celebration scheduled for June 30 in Natchitoches.
Former Sacred Heart and current Louisiana College hurler, Phillip Vidrine, reaches back before bringing the heat to the plate in a game earlier this season. Vidrine was named on the Southwest Conference’s Honorable Mention team after posting a 1-1 record and four saves in 42 innings of work. (Photo courtesy of Louisiana College SID)
YOUNGSVILLE -- The Diamond Divas, a Ville Platte based travel softball team, have taken home their first tournament title of the spring/summer season with a first place finish at Fastpitch America
Ville Platte third baseman Darwin Lewis flies high to catch a line drive in an East Sub-District game this past weekend. Ville Platte took home the first place trophy after going 4-2 in tournament play. The All-Stars will travel to Dequincy on June 21 to compete in the Dixie Youth District Tournament. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagenaux)
Pictured here from left to right are Outreach Director Suzy Lemoine, incoming Library Director Margie Mealer, outgoing Library Director Mary Foster-Galasso, Rotarian Susan Saunders, and Rotary President Wayne Vidrine in his last meeting as president. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
The Ville Platte Rotary Club ended its meetings in May by hearing from Janet Armand, who is the director of nursing at Savoy Medical Center’s psych and detox unit called New Horizons.
By TONY MARKS
Elizabeth Vidos (also known as Lady Chops) is pictured here as she interacts with children Tuesday night to begin the Evangeline Parish Library’s Summer Reading program. Over the course of the program at the main branch in Ville Platte, Vidos exposed the children and their parents to different percussion instruments. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
The Evangeline Parish Library kicked off its Summer Reading program with a performance from the Morgan City native Elizabeth Vidos (also known as Lady Chops), who has performed for 10 years in New
By TONY MARKS
Ninety-five graduating seniors received their diplomas from Ville Platte High School at the school’s 52nd commencement exercises. Raymond Aucoin, parish school superintendent, delivered the principle address. Superintendent LeRoy Soileau took part in the program, and the actual diplomas were awarded by Principal Yves Soileau. Class valedictorian was Judith Fuselier, and Darryl McManus was the salutatorian. Large numbers of parents, relatives, and friends were present for the colorful exercises.