NEW SMOKED MEAT ROYAL BEAUTIES - The newly-crowned Smoked Meat Festival queens, Teen Miss Viande Boucanée McKensie Necole Guillory, Miss Viande Boucanée Kelsey Brianne McDaniel and Ms. Viande Boucanée Deborah Sikes Farmer pose together shortly after being crowned.

The 23rd annual Smoked Meat Festival youth royalty was selected during the pageant held Thursday, June 25, at the Northside Civic Center. Winners and the runners-up were announced as follows:

Ville Platte Gazette Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

The stars and bars may be finally fading into history. But that doesn’t mean that racism -- whether it is the out-in-the-open variety or the kind that festers behind closed doors -- is going away anytime soon.

The Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte will have a new pastor starting next month. Rev. Thomas Voorhies is replacing Rev. Jason Vidrine as pastor of the church. Vidrine is becoming the new pastor at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Krotz Springs. (Gazette photo by Steve Hallam)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III Managing Editor

NEW SMOKED MEAT ROYAL BEAUTIES - The newly-crowned Smoked Meat Festival queens, Teen Miss Viande Boucanée McKensie Necole Guillory, Miss Viande Boucanée Kelsey Brianne McDaniel and Ms. Viande Boucanée Deborah Sikes Farmer pose together shortly after being crowned.

Ville Platte Gazette Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

The Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte will have a new pastor starting next month. Rev. Thomas Voorhies is replacing Rev. Jason Vidrine as pastor of the church. Vidrine is becoming the new pastor at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Krotz Springs. (Gazette photo by Steve Hallam)

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Voorhies replacing Vidrine as Sacred Heart pastor

The Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte will have a new pastor starting next month. Rev. Thomas Voorhies is replacing Rev. Jason Vidrine as pastor of the church. Vidrine is becoming the new pastor at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Krotz Springs. (Gazette photo by Steve Hallam)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

Fontenot out at Sacred Heart High School

Sacred Heart High School in Ville Platte will have a new principal once the new school year begins this fall. Diane Fontenot officially resigned as principal on Monday. Bishop of Lafayette Michael Jarrell confirmed the resignation in a press release. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Staff Reporter
& RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

John Nell Deville

John Nell Deville

November 7, 1941 - June 23, 2015
Funeral services were held for John Nell Deville, 73, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gerald Duplechin Sr.

Gerald Duplechin Sr.

December 31, 1949 - June 27, 2015
Funeral services were held for Gerald Duplechin Sr., 65, of Pine Prairie, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

William Guillory Sr.

William Guillory Sr.

October 23, 1926 - June 28, 2015
Funeral services were held for William Guillory Sr., 88, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Marie Jeanetta Soileau Harms

Marie Jeanetta Soileau Harms

MARIE JEANETTA SOILEAU HARMS
December 23, 1942 - June 28, 2015
2 Timothy 4:7- “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have remained faithful.”

Donnie Deville

Donnie Deville

October 29, 1982 - June 29, 2015
Funeral services were held for Donnie Deville, 32, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tracy Campney

Tracy Campney

April 17, 1975 - June 27, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Tracy Campney, 40, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 2.

Prenella Ann Jones

September 6, 1965 - June 29, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Prenella Ann Jones, 49, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 4. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery in Eunice.

Twenty-third annual Smoked Meat Festival royalty crowned

NEW SMOKED MEAT ROYAL BEAUTIES - The newly-crowned Smoked Meat Festival queens, Teen Miss Viande Boucanée McKensie Necole Guillory, Miss Viande Boucanée Kelsey Brianne McDaniel and Ms. Viande Boucanée Deborah Sikes Farmer pose together shortly after being crowned.

The 23rd annual Smoked Meat Festival youth royalty was selected during the pageant held Thursday, June 25, at the Northside Civic Center. Winners and the runners-up were announced as follows:

PARTSCH: Removing the stars and bars won’t put an end to racism

Ville Platte Gazette Managing Editor Raymond Partsch III

The stars and bars may be finally fading into history. But that doesn’t mean that racism -- whether it is the out-in-the-open variety or the kind that festers behind closed doors -- is going away anytime soon.

Voorhies replacing Vidrine as Sacred Heart pastor

The Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte will have a new pastor starting next month. Rev. Thomas Voorhies is replacing Rev. Jason Vidrine as pastor of the church. Vidrine is becoming the new pastor at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Krotz Springs. (Gazette photo by Steve Hallam)

BY: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
Managing Editor

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NEW SMOKED MEAT ROYAL BEAUTIES - The newly-crowned Smoked Meat Festival queens, Teen Miss Viande Boucanée McKensie Necole Guillory, Miss Viande Boucanée Kelsey Brianne McDaniel and Ms. Viande Boucanée Deborah Sikes Farmer pose together shortly after being crowned.

The 23rd annual Smoked Meat Festival youth royalty was selected during the pageant held Thursday, June 25, at the Northside Civic Center. Winners and the runners-up were announced as follows:

Obituaries

John Nell Deville

November 7, 1941 - June 23, 2015
Funeral services were held for John Nell Deville, 73, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

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