EUNICE — The dress rehearsal didn’t go as planned for St. Edmund as Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earned a 20-0 win over the Blue Jays in the finale of the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.
Two things were proven for all of the teams participating in the 2016 Evangeline Parish Jamboree; there were flashes of good solid football and there is a lot of room for improvement.
Sept. 13, 1930 - Aug. 24, 2016
The 2016 Tournoi Festival pageant has been canceled due to the recent flooding in the parish and across the southern portion of the state.
Rains from the weekend of Aug. 13 reflooded rice fields that had been previously drained in anticipation of harvest time. Several farmers began harvesting rice again a few days after the flood, and more than a week later, many were still harvesting in muddier-than-usual conditions. (Gazette photo by Claudette Olivier)
POINT BLUE — Point Blue farmer Mitch Soileau started letting his rice fields drain at the end of July in anticipation of the August harvest time, but Mother Nature decided to flood the fields all over again the weekend of August 13.
CHURCH POINT — If it weren’t for the efforts of the Cajuns Ladies of Church Point, The Le Vieux Presbytere could have very well been moved out of the small town or simply would have been demolished.