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.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. They will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 11, during the 31st Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

Stephen Lafleur

Stephen Lafleur, who was wanted by Mamou police for allegedly beating a woman with a gun and shooting at her vehicle on Monday, has turned himself in. Lafleur’s alleged victim reported that her daughter was at the scene when the incident occurred and Mamou police began searching for him.

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

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Stephen Lafleur

Lady Bulldog playoff run ends in semi-finals

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.

Trojans, Demons participate in weekend tourneys

The Sacred Heart Trojans and the Mamou Demons got some tournament playing time this weekend, despite the weather. The Trojans traveled to Oak Hill and the Demons were in Kinder to participate in their respective tournaments. Here is a rundown of the games played by Sacred Heart and Mamou.

Lady Panthers win two in Northwood tournament

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers traveled to Shreveport on Saturday to participate in the Northwood-Shreveport softball tournament. The Lady Panthers battled frigid temperatures and snow and ice to pick up two wins on the day. Here is a summary of both contests.
Pine Prairie vs. Minden

EPSB joins lawsuit for MFP funding

The Evangeline Parish School Board voted to join a request for the 2.75 percent MFP (Minimum Foundation Program) funding increase for the 2013-2014 school year that school districts across the state have not received.

Joseph Donald Bordelon

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.

Donald G. Ben

August 3, 1954 - February 27, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Donald G. Ben, 60, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mary Theresa Reed

Mary Theresa Reed

January 5, 1940 - March 1, 2015
Funeral services were held for Mary Theresa Reed, 75, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 3. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Mary Jane Reilly

Mary Jane Reilly

March 4, 1935 - February 28, 2015
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Mary Jane Reilly, 79, of Ville Platte, announces her passing.

Janell Fontenot

Janell Fontenot

July 9, 1941 - February 10, 2015
A memorial service was held for Janell Fontenot, 73, of Ville Platte, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pontchatoula on Sunday, February 14. Burial followed in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

Joseph Elix Fontenot Jr.

April 12, 1952 - March 2, 2015
Funeral services were held for Joseph Elix Fontenot Jr., 62, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 4. Burial followed in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

Anna Mae Bourque

January 21, 1943 - February 27, 2015
A memorial service will be held for Anna Mae Bourque, 72, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Friday, March 6.
LaVille Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

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Sports

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.

Lifestyle

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held for Roy James Thomas, 50, at the Owens-Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28. Burial will follow in the St. Matthew Cemetery.
Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

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