Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common. For probably the first time in Evangeline Parish gridiron history, every high school football program will have new head coaches.
On Tuesday, August 5, Troupe d’Evangeline hosted its latest performance at the Northside Civic Center. The performance of “The Princess and the Pea,” directed by Travis Fontenot, featured a wonderful cast and the crowd enjoyed the performance. In the first photo, the cast is shown.
Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reminds citizens that school will be starting soon and children’s safety is an important issue. Here are a few reminders to help keep all children safe this school year.

Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

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Home gardener grows 14.5-inch cucumber

Norma Catoire Vidrine grew this 14.5-inch cucumber in her small garden at her home in Tate Cove. It’s the largest cucumber she has ever grown. She also grows peppers in her home garden.

Brignac retires from clerk's office after 31 years there

Brignac holds one of his pepper plants that he uses to produce hot sauce. He also grows several other crops next to his home, just east of Ville Platte.

“31 years of working at the Clerk of Court’s office, has come and gone,
And now it’s time to wish J.L. farewell and send him on home.”

EPSB takes action on bus route law

The Evangeline Parish School Board authorized the superintendent and Laidlaw, who provides bus transportation for students, to perform a study on what it would take to conform to the recently passe

VPCC gets good financial news, project updates

RECOGNIZING THE ROCKETS - Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, right, presents plaques to the sixth grade Rockets for their success in the AAU National Tournament in Las Vegas. The sixth grade Rockets placed fourth in the competition.

The Ville Platte City Council received positive reports from various departments during its August monthly meeting Tuesday, August 5.

Team Louisiana prepares for World Series

The Ville Platte Major All Stars were carried in a fire truck down Main Street as they prepare to head to Lexington, South Carolina, to compete in the Dixie Youth World Series. The state champion team will play Saturday, August 9, at 5:45 p.m. against Dillon, South Carolina.

Question: When do expectations become reality? Answer: When you win the State Championship.

VP gets new pressure sewer cleaner

Jay Robertson, with Covington Sales & Service, Inc., shows city workers and Mayor Jennifer Vidrine how to operate the new sewer cleaner.

Ville Platte residents will soon begin to see a rather odd looking piece of machinery in their neighborhoods. They should be glad to see it because it’s the city’s brand new sewer cleaner.

LeBas discusses session, state issues

State Representative Bernard LeBas

State Representative Bernard LeBas said the state’s budget is causing him concerns; and that includes how much income the state receives and how it allocates what does come in.

Mamou 8s capture Machine Pitch Regional III World Series

Congratulations to the Mamou eight year olds on their winning the Region III Machine Pitch World Series on July 28. Shown in front, from left, are team members Tavon Deville, Gavin LaFleur, Cailou Thibodeaux, Ethan Soileau, Alex Dick, Dez Skinner, A.J. Arvie, Peyton Berzas, M.J. Kilbarger, Briggs Ardoin, Brady Fontenot, Gavin Jack and Julian Vallier (bat boy). Standing in back, same order, are coaches Allen Dick, Erin Fontenot, John LaFleur and Jacob Berzas (manager). The team had an overall record of 22-2, with 284 runs scored and 113 allowed.

The Mamou eight year-old all-stars captured the Regional World Series on July 28 with a thrilling 15-14 victory over Minden, LA. It was the sixth game for Mamou in three days.


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Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common.


William Russel Crawford

William Russel Crawford, the son of Patrick and Kathy Crawford of Garden City, New York, celebrated his sixth birthday Tuesday, August 5, 2014, with a party at his home.


September 2, 1943 - August 18, 2014
Funeral services were held for James Byron Foret, 70, of Ville Platte, at the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 20. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

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