The Hotel Cazan is located at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in downtown Mamou. After nearly six months of being closed, the hotel has reopened under a new ownership group. The hotel’s main building was built in 1911 and originally served as a bank for the small Cajun town. (Gazette photos by Raymond Partsch III)

MAMOU – Valerie Cahill realized that her own personal experience of Cajun culture had been limited.

Mamou head coach Mark Temple talks strategy with his team Monday night. The Lady Demons defeated Episcopal 44-34 in the second round of the LHSAA playoffs and will advance to the quarterfinals this Thursday against North Caddo in Vivian. Game time is 6 p.m. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

MAMOU – If patience is a virtue, then the Mamou Lady Demons are surely a virtuous group. The Lady Demons used a 16-point fourth quarter run to pull away from the Episcopal Lady Knights and take a 44-34 regional playoff win here Monday night.

Ronnie Arnaud has been in the restaurant business since he was 17 years old. The longtime restaurateur opened up his latest eatery, Allons Manger, inside the historic Bank of Ville Platte building on Main Street. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Ronnie Arnaud fell in love at first sight. The object of Arnaud’s affection though wasn’t a gorgeous woman, it was instead one of Ville Platte’s historical buildings, the historic Bank of Ville Platte located at 102 W. Main Street.

The Hotel Cazan is located at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in downtown Mamou. After nearly six months of being closed, the hotel has reopened under a new ownership group. The hotel’s main building was built in 1911 and originally served as a bank for the small Cajun town. (Gazette photos by Raymond Partsch III)

Mamou head coach Mark Temple talks strategy with his team Monday night. The Lady Demons defeated Episcopal 44-34 in the second round of the LHSAA playoffs and will advance to the quarterfinals this Thursday against North Caddo in Vivian. Game time is 6 p.m. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Ronnie Arnaud has been in the restaurant business since he was 17 years old. The longtime restaurateur opened up his latest eatery, Allons Manger, inside the historic Bank of Ville Platte building on Main Street. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Hundreds take part in early voting for upcoming March 5th election

More than 300 Evangeline Parish residents have taken advantage of the early voting period for the upcoming March 5, 2016 election.
As of 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, a total of 335 voters, either in person or by mail, had cast their votes for the election.

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The Hotel Cazan is located at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in downtown Mamou. After nearly six months of being closed, the hotel has reopened under a new ownership group. The hotel’s main building was built in 1911 and originally served as a bank for the small Cajun town. (Gazette photos by Raymond Partsch III)

MAMOU – Valerie Cahill realized that her own personal experience of Cajun culture had been limited.

VPPD Arrest Reports

The Ville Platte Police Department reported five recent bookings into the city jail. Arrested were the following persons:

Ville Platte, Mamou earn playoff berths

Before the LHSAA boys basketball playoffs were announced on Monday, both the Ville Platte High Bulldogs and the Mamou Demons knew that they would draw tough first round opponents.

Ville Platte bows out of playoffs with heartbreaking loss

BATON ROUGE – Disappointing, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching.
No matter how you describe it, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs’ last-second 54-53 loss to University High here Monday night was indescribable.

Patience pays off

Mamou head coach Mark Temple talks strategy with his team Monday night. The Lady Demons defeated Episcopal 44-34 in the second round of the LHSAA playoffs and will advance to the quarterfinals this Thursday against North Caddo in Vivian. Game time is 6 p.m. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

MAMOU – If patience is a virtue, then the Mamou Lady Demons are surely a virtuous group.
The Lady Demons used a 16-point fourth quarter run to pull away from the Episcopal Lady Knights and take a 44-34 regional playoff win here Monday night.

Mamou Rotary Club announces gardens of the season winners

The Mamou Rotary Club recently announced its residential and business gardens of the season. In the first photo, the residence of Police Chief Allen Noel and his wife, Shirley, was chosen as the residential garden of the season. In the second photo, the office of Dr. Andrew J. Minardi Jr.

Gilbert Ray Deshotel

Gilbert Ray Deshotel

January 6, 1935 - February 19, 2016
Funeral services were held for Gilbert Ray Deshotel, 81, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Monday, February 22. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

A dream come true

Ronnie Arnaud has been in the restaurant business since he was 17 years old. The longtime restaurateur opened up his latest eatery, Allons Manger, inside the historic Bank of Ville Platte building on Main Street. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Ronnie Arnaud fell in love at first sight.
The object of Arnaud’s affection though wasn’t a gorgeous woman, it was instead one of Ville Platte’s historical buildings, the historic Bank of Ville Platte located at 102 W. Main Street.

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Sports

Before the LHSAA boys basketball playoffs were announced on Monday, both the Ville Platte High Bulldogs and the Mamou Demons knew that they would draw tough first round opponents.

Lifestyle

Rick Nesbitt holds up two 45 rpm records that include Bill Haley’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” song at a recent Eunice Kiwanis Club meeting.
(LSN photo by Harlan Kirgan)

By: HARLAN KIRGAN LSN Newspapers

Obituaries

Gilbert Ray Deshotel

January 6, 1935 - February 19, 2016
Funeral services were held for Gilbert Ray Deshotel, 81, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Monday, February 22. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

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