Marie Guidry with Faith House stands in front of the poster board that she uses to educate individuals in Evangeline Parish on domestic abuse. The Faith House organization is based out of Lafayette, but has an office in Ville Platte. If anyone experiencing domestic violence needs help you can call Guidry at (337) 363-8504. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)
Marie Guidry has worked for three years with Faith House, which offers help to women and children living in abusive circumstances, and it has been through her time at the organization’s Ville Platte location that she has discovered that “the women in Evangeline Parish are tough.”
Evangeline Parish voters are taking advantage of this year’s early voting period.
As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the Evangeline Parish Registrar of Voters office revealed that 725 parish residents had already cast their votes for the upcoming Nov. 8th election.
What started out to be a homecoming celebration for the Sacred Heart Trojans, in reality turned out to be a disappointing party, as they fell 12-9 to the West St. Mary Wolfpack this past Friday night.
Ville Platte High running back Dantony Anderson eyes an open lane against Northwest this past Friday night. The Bulldogs wlll take on the Pine Prairie Panthers tomorrow night in Pine Prairie in a crucial game for both teams in terms of securing a playoff berth in Class 3A. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
For the Ville Platte Bulldogs and the Pine Prairie Panthers it all comes down to the last two games of the season to determine if either team will get an extra game and be a part of the 2016 Class 3A playoffs.
Feb. 5, 1981 - Oct. 24, 2016
Funeral services for Charlie Bias will be held on Saturday October, 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Disciples B.C. in Ville Platte with burial in the church cemetery in Ville Platte.
Bias, 35, died October 24, 2016 in Ville Platte.
Jan. 21, 2001 - Oct. 17, 2016
Funeral services for Jaquin Thomas will be held on Saturday October, 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Ninth B.C. in Ville Platte with burial in the church cemetery in Ville Platte.
Thomas, 15, died October 17, 2016 in New Orleans.
Dec. 6, 1958 - Oct. 19, 2016
Funeral services for Doritha Mae Ardoin will be held on Saturday October, 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Owens-Thomas Funeral Home in Ville Platte with burial in New Hope B.C. Cemetery in Ville Platte.
Ardoin, 57, passed away October 19, 2016 in Opelousas.