Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage. Despite winning in the regional and quarter-final rounds, the Lady Bulldogs found their shots did not stroke the bottom of the net at times.

SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

The 2015 Evangeline 4-H Sew-With-Cotton and Spring Clothing Style Show and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Evangeline Parish Volunteers for Family and Community and the Ville Platte Super Wal-Mart was held Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m.

left to right, are Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison, Top Paid Firefighter Derek Marcantel, Top Volunteer Firefighter Zachary Estilette (115 calls), Joseph Bordelon (78 calls), Issac J. Charles Jr. (61 calls), Dwayne Soileau (53 calls), Danny Castille (44 calls), Christopher Soileau (43 calls), Jason Blanchard (40 calls), Paula Landreneau (30 calls) and Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle. Not pictured are Jesse Muse, Jude Fontenot and Mark A. Meyere Jr.

The Ville Platte Volunteer Fire Department held its Annual Awards Night in February. The awards night is something held yearly to honor the top volunteer and paid firefighters. Awards were given to the top 10 volunteer firefighters with the most calls for 2014 and to the top paid firefighter with the most off-duty calls for 2014.

Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

left to right, are Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison, Top Paid Firefighter Derek Marcantel, Top Volunteer Firefighter Zachary Estilette (115 calls), Joseph Bordelon (78 calls), Issac J. Charles Jr. (61 calls), Dwayne Soileau (53 calls), Danny Castille (44 calls), Christopher Soileau (43 calls), Jason Blanchard (40 calls), Paula Landreneau (30 calls) and Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle. Not pictured are Jesse Muse, Jude Fontenot and Mark A. Meyere Jr.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

The National Nutrition Month® (NNM) is a nutrition education campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and its foundation.

Evangeline Parish 4-H Sew With Cotton Style Show winners announced

SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

The 2015 Evangeline 4-H Sew-With-Cotton and Spring Clothing Style Show and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Evangeline Parish Volunteers for Family and Community and the Ville Platte Super Wal-Mart was held Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m.

Catholic Daughters help residents celebrate

Members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sacred Heart of Jesus Court #1674, visited with residents of Heritage Manor Nursing Home to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Mr. Guillory, Miss Verrett plan April nuptals

Miss Lacy Chantelle Verrett,
Mr. Phillip Michael Guillory

The engagement of Miss Lacy Chantelle Verrett to Mr. Phillip Michael Guillory, the son of Farrell and Pamela Guillory of Eunice, has been announced by her parents, Richard and Laura Betterton and Avery Verrett of Ville Platte.

police jury prepares to act on abandoned properties

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury discussed clearing of abandoned properties during its committee meeting session Monday, March 2, and decided to take action on the problem during its regular monthly meeting on March 9.

Vehicle catches fire at busy intersection Monday

Fire fighters doused this truck’s motor after extinguishing a fire that erupted there shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, in a parking lot at the corner of West Lincoln Street and North Dupre Street.

Mamou police report seven recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported seven recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Teena Austin, 44, 712 Second St., Mamou, was charged February 24, with simple drunk.

Thrilling win advances Lady Bulldogs to quarters

Ville Platte High School guard Ja’Kayra Thomas drives to the lane looking to spark the Lady Bulldogs against Abbeville.

Just like your favorite ride at an amusement park, the regional playoff game between Ville Platte and Iota came with all of the thrills one could expect. The battle between the two Lady Bulldog teams was a back and forth, up and down, gut wrenching contest.

Bulldogs end season with first round loss

Ville Platte High’s Alex Gooden proved to be a key asset for the Bulldogs in the successful 2014-15 hardwood campaign.

Ville Platte High came into the bi-district round of the playoffs on a six-game win streak. The Bulldogs hoped to carry that momentum on the road as they faced off against Madison High Friday night.

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Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held for Joseph Donald Bordelon, 62, of Pine Prairie, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery.

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