The 4-H Egg, Poultry and Pecan contests are scheduled for Monday, November 10. These contests are sponsored by Paul’s Meat Market and Grocery and Jack Miller’s Food Products.

Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Voters of Evangeline Parish are urged to cast their early ballots for the November 4, election this week, as early voting comes to an end on Tuesday, October 28.

Christina Hartzfelds

On October 21, the Ville Platte Police Department asked the public for help in identifying a silver truck and locating the three white males and two white females involved with multiple break-ins of storage buildings on South Chataignier Road.

Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Christina Hartzfelds

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Panthers looking to go 2-0 in young season

The Pine Prairie Panthers are 1-0 on the season after an exciting 12-6 overtime victory over the North Central Hurricanes. The win gives the Panthers some much-needed confidence going into week two. Pine Prairie will travel to play the East Beauregard Trojans on Friday night.

Bearcats run past Trojans in season opener

The Basile Bearcats used the one-two punch of Gabriel Fontenot and Kendrick Ceasar to pull away from the Sacred Heart Trojans Friday in the season opener for both teams.

Bulldogs dominate Crusaders in non-district tilt

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs would use a dominating defense and potent ground attack to subdue the Westminster Crusaders Friday night. The Bulldogs would rack up a total of 548 yards of offense and defensively limit Westminster to 100 total yards.

Panthers earn exciting overtime win over Hurricanes

The Pine Prairie Panthers win their first game of the season in dramatic fashion as they defeated the North Central Hurricanes 12-6 in overtime. An interception by Javon Ardoin on the first play of overtime for North Central sealed the Panther victory.

Red Devils pick up opening win over Mamou

Pickering came into Mamou Friday night to begin the 2014 regular season. The teams traded touchdowns in the beginning before trading turnovers. The teams then traded jabs like two heavyweight fighters in the ring.

VPPD warns residents of IRS scam

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported an IRS scam targeting citizens in this area.

New pathways diploma to prepare grads for workforce

Ted Soileau, with the Evangeline Parish school district, presented information to the school board during its meeting Wednesday, September 3, regarding changes to diplomas and the new career diploma.

EPSB budget better than expected

The Evangeline Parish School Board approved its 2014-2015 fiscal year budget during its meeting Wednesday, September 3.

Trojans host Bearcats in important season opener

Trojan defense swarms ball carrier.

As opening games go, the contest between Sacred Heart and Basile on Friday will be one with far-reaching implications. A victory by either team will not only go a long way toward gaining confidence but will also be used as a spring board into the power ratings. Game time is set for 7 p.m.


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The Sacred Heart Defense will be called upon to help bring a playoff berth.

The Sacred Heart Trojans will take their 4-4 record on the road to Bastrop as they take on Beekman Charter.


OCTOBER 28, MEETING - Felicia Manuel with Ville Platte Iron Works, center, was the guest speaker for the October 28, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. She is shown with, from left, Steven Smith and Nick Ortego with Ville Platte Iron Works, Rotarian Wayne Vidrine and Ville Platte Rotary Club President David Mayeux.

During the October 28, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, Rotarian Wayne Vidrine invited Felicia Manuel, co-owner of Ville Platte Iron Works, to give a brief history of and update on the busi


Shirley Mae Brown

September 16, 1939 - October 30, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Shirley Mae Brown, 74, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 1. Burial will follow in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

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