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Ten of Evangeline Parish’s talented visual art students will have their work on display Monday, April 27, in honor of Artists in the Capitol Day. Artwork will be on display in the Memorial Hall of the state capitol building in Baton Rouge.
On Wednesday night, the Evangeline Parish School Board briefly discussed a proposal from the senate that would repeal business inventory taxes and leave the parish with over $1 million less in tax collections.

VP Chamber announces nominees

The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce announced its nominees for Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Winners will be awarded at the annual chamber banquet April 29. They are as follows:
Business Person
of the Year

Lady Demons bow out of LHSAA playoffs

Lady Demon Logan Thomas rounds the bases.

The Mamou Lady Demons knew one detail all too well when they took the field on Monday in the first round of the 2015 LHSAA softball playoffs: their opponent, Kinder. The Lady Jackets and the Lady Demons both reside in district 4-2A and have faced each other four times in the last two years.

Lady Trojans take first round playoff game

The Lady Trojans opened the playoffs with a win against Highland Baptist Monday nightbehind three perfectly pitched innings from Elizabeth Soileau. “The game was very well played,” said coach Patrick Richey. “Our whole season has been well played this year.

Trojans remain perfect in district with win

Sacred Heart’s Phillip Vidrine fires a pitch.

The Sacred Heart Trojans moved one step closer to the district championship with a win 6-2 over the St. Ed’s Blue Jays on Monday at Aswell-Cappell field. The Trojans are now 22-3 on the season and more importantly are 4-0 in district competition.

Ville Platte High sweeps parish track meet

Ville Platte’s Antoinette Joseph was named Outstanding Track Athlete.

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were crowned Evangeline Parish track and field champions last Wednesday. The meet was held at Basile High School. Due to the recent rain event, several of the field events were not contested, due to the conditions of the fields and jumping pits.

Lady Panthers advance to regional round

Usually when a team comes into the playoffs as a number 19 seed, that team is thought of as a middle of the road type of softball squad. Tell that to the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers and they would strongly disagree.

Ville Platte police report seven arrests

The Ville Platte Police Department reported seven arrests recently.
Arrested were the following:
•Jarvice Ardoin, 24, 123 E. Oak St., Ville Platte, was charged April 19, with no reflective gear. Ardoin remained incarcerated on a $200 bond.

Earl Patton Griffith

Earl Patton Griffith

November 21, 1932 - April 19, 2015
BAYOU CHICOT - Funeral services were held for Earl Patton Griffith, 82, of Bayou Chicot, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 22. Burial followed in the Ferguson Cemetery in Bayou Chicot.

Rose Mae Thomas

Rose Mae Thomas

August 21, 1929 - April 15, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Rose Mae Thomas, 85, of Marrero, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25. Burial will follow in the St. Matthew’s Baptist Church Cemetery in Ville Platte.

Debra Decou

Debra Decou

February 22, 1953 - April 19, 2015
EUNICE - Funeral services were held for Debra Decou, 62, of Mamou, at the Quirk and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 21. Burial followed in the Rougeau Cemetery in Eunice.
Mrs. Decou died Sunday, April 19, 2015.

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Sports

Lady Demon Logan Thomas rounds the bases.

The Mamou Lady Demons knew one detail all too well when they took the field on Monday in the first round of the 2015 LHSAA softball playoffs: their opponent, Kinder.

Lifestyle

Vidrine Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the third nine-weeks. They are as follows: FIRST GRADE:

Obituaries

August 7, 1934 - April 23, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Perry Lee Fontenot, 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

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