The Soileau native Keith Frank is pictured here with his usual Cowboy hat and accordion. He has been performing Zydeco music since the late 1980s after performing with his dad Preston Frank. He is now working on recording new music and continues to perform worldwide. (Photo courtesy of Keith Frank)
Kyle Spears of Mamou is pictured here standing in front of his red and white 802 air tractor that he uses as part of his business called Tri-Air Farms. Spears runs four other air tractors as well as a Bell 206 helicopter while planting, fertilizing, and applying fungicide from the sky. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Damaged soybeans as the result of excess moisture at harvest time. Many farmers are having trouble selling their soybeans because the damage amount exceeds the limits set by buyers. (Photo by Todd Spivey/LSU AgCenter)
Basile High quarterback Dawson Ashford (3) keeps the ball after faking a handoff to running back Andre Reed (7). The Bearcats are 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in District 4-1A play. They host Elton tomorrow night. (Photo courtesy of Tonya Ortego)
The engagement of Miss Makayla Childers, daughter of Kimberly Fontenot of Ville Platte and Matthew Childers of Bayou Chicot, to Mr.
Pam Smith, the administrative assistant to Pastor Darwan Lazard at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte, is pictured here in front of the church’s entrance on LaTour Street as she holds a flyer for the Grind Time Academy. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)