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Power shift

The ebb and flow of political control that has gripped Evangeline Parish has waned after a new dynamic emerged following last Saturday’s elections.

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Eric Guillory is pictured atop his mighty steed General Lee as he tries to spear the seventh and final ring representing silk, which is one of the enemies of cotton. Guillory won the fastest time with an average of 12.26 seconds and won his eighth consecutive Louisiana Tournoi Sunday afternoon. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Eight is great

On a dusty track off in the distance inside the Industrial Park, mighty riders battled their way on horseback to see who would reign supreme as the Grand Knight of the Louisiana Tournoi.

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Ville Platte City Marshal Ronald “T” Doucet passed away this past Sunday morning. Before being elected marshal, Doucet served as an Evangeline Parish Police Juror from District 8 for 14 years. He is pictured alongside a city marshal unit in the parking lot of Ville Platte City Hall. (Gazette file photo)

Doucet loses battle

Ville Platte City Marshal Ronald “T” Doucet passed away Sunday morning at the age of 51. In addition to being city marshal, he was also a former Evangeline Parish police juror.


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