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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.

Mr. Gallow, Miss Lewis plan April nuptials

Miss Fransaya Latay Lewis,
Mr. Ryan O’hara Gallow

The engagement of Miss Fransaya Latay Lewis to Mr. Ryan O’hara Gallow, the son of Eula Gallow and Harry and Elizabeth Fontenot of Ville Platte, has been announced by her parents, Jennifer Lewis and Jessie Whittington of Ville Platte.

Mr. Fontenot, Miss Fuselier announce April ceremony

Miss Meghan Jhon Fuselier,
Mr. Derrick Anthony Fontenot

The engagement of Miss Meghan Jhon Fuselier to Mr. Derrick Anthony Fontenot, the son of Tony and Beth Fontenot of Natchitoches, has been announced by her parents, Leon and Barbara Landreneau of Vidrine.

VP Rotary Club welcomes recent guests

MARCH 10, MEETING - Shown during the March 10, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, from left, are Rotary President David Mayeux, guest speakers Renee Brown and Ava Morein with the Smoked Meat Festival and Rotarian Annette Johnson.

March 10, Meeting

Mamou police report 12 recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported 12 recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Stephen Lafleur, 57. 104 Western Lane, Lafayette, was charged March 24, with aggravated battery and assault (two counts). Lasfleur was transferred to the parish jail.

Mamou Rotary holds officer elections

Assistant district governor Yvonne Normand, from Opelousas, speaks to Mamou Rotary Club members Wednesday, March 25, before elections were held. Wendy Perkins was elected vice chair, Randy Deshotel, right foreground, was elected club secretary, and Chasity Guillory was elected treasurer.

Lady Trojans suffer second district loss

Sacred Heart third baseman Kara Aguillard tags out a runner.

For the second time in a three-day span the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans have dropped a district contest to the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Lady Hornets. On Tuesday, the Lady Trojans fell to Catholic 4-1 in New Roads.

Panthers fall to Livonia in district contest

Going into Thursday’s game against the Livonia Wildcats, the Pine Prairie Panthers were a perfect 2-0 in district play. Despite leading after four innings, the Panthers gave up seven runs in the fifth inning to fall 9-4 to the Wildcats.

Mamou’s police chief completes training

Mamou Police Chief Robert McGee successfully completed a state mandated management course for new police chiefs earlier this month.

Spring play postponed

Sacred Heart High School’s Spring play, for which a Sunday public performance was scheduled, has been postponed to a later date. The public will be notified once the play has been rescheduled.

Reddell woman struck in fatal crash

Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

A Reddell woman, who was walking on Highway 13 Friday morning is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Reddell.


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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.


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


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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