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

Father, son share interests, in and out of work

Cody and Wayne Vidrine

As a heavily overcast dawn broke Tuesday, Becky Blood, who lives along Highway 167 half way between Bayou Chicot and Turkey Creek, heard the distinctive sound of an approaching train.

Tornado activity reported

Becky Blood stands next to a tree that was taken down by the early morning storm Tuesday.

As a heavily overcast dawn broke Tuesday, Becky Blood, who lives along Highway 167 half way between Bayou Chicot and Turkey Creek, heard the distinctive sound of an approaching train.

VPPD captures a ‘most wanted’ Texas fugitive

Corey Fisher

On June 10, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue received information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 10 most wante

Police jury approves road improvement projects

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury approved of a road resurfacing and upgrading plan prepared by the police jury’s engineer over the objections of three jurors who said it unfairly favors the more d

SHHS honors 2013-14 athletes

Left to right are Annamarie Soileau, Ellis Parrott, Courtney Cloud, Wesley Fontenot and Alyssa Menard.

After a sports year where nearly every sport made the post-season, Sacred Heart High School honored their athletes with their annual awards banquet.

Mayor distributes free pepper plants

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine handed out free pepper plants to people who drove past her, behind the Northside Civic Center starting at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6.

EPSB approves millage rates, expenses

The Evangeline Parish School Board approved property tax millage rates for 2014 during its meeting Wednesday, June 4, with the only change coming from the Basile District VII bonds.

VPHS recognizes student athletes of 2013-14

It was a new athletic year at Ville Platte High School. The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were moved up to Class 3A and forced to compete against some very tough schools.

Lack of compromise said to have doomed surrogacy legislation

Dr. Gregory Ardoin welcomes the audience to an educational forum on what birth surrogacy involves. The forum took place last March in the Family Life Center

The organizer of a forum held in Ville Platte in March regarding the issue of surrogate births said the state Legislature narrowly missed an opportunity to reach a compromise on legislation, which


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Terez Alfred sprints for pay dirt against the Mamou High defense.

The Ville Platte Bulldogs came away with a 13-6 victory over the Mamou Demons in the Evangeline Parish Jamboree Friday night.


AUGUST 26, MEETING - Bryan Leach with Ducks Unlimited, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarian Dan Poret, left, and Rotary President David Mayeux.

August 19, Meeting


August 14, 1936 - August 27, 2014
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services will be held for Kenneth Lee Hogan, 78, of Pine Prairie, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 30. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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