Ville Platte native Shannon Simien salutes the flag at the veteran memorial outside the Evangeline Parish Courthouse. Simien, who has been employed as an officer at Evangeline Central School, worked his last day at the school on Wednesday because he will be deployed overseas for six month this summer to a country which he cannot name. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Jordan LaHaye is pictured above as she sits in a rocking chair on the front porch of the home on Heritage Road belonging to her parents Marcellus and Chantel LaHaye. She is holding copies of the two magazines for which she writes. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The front of the old C.M. Miller General Merchandise Store that faces Highway 13 in Reddell is pictured here. The building, that originally was built in 1937, is currently being torn down to be used for recycled wood. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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