IN CUSTODY - Left to right, in back, Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Billy Wolff, EPSO Detective Stanley Washington, Ville Platte City Marshal Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, Ronald Francis and Easton Sheldon bring fugitive Theobegi Levier into the Evangeline Parish Jail. (Photo by Mable Foreman)

Theobegi Levier, wanted in St. Landry Parish for attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery, was captured Wednesday, February 25, in Ville Platte.
Evangeline Parish public defenders were hit recently as part of the state’s $5.4 million budget cut, leading to a decrease of $100,000 in funding locally.
After several days of talking to CenturyLink, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine was pleased to report that the store located in Ville Platte, which was facing closure, will remain open.

IN CUSTODY - Left to right, in back, Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Billy Wolff, EPSO Detective Stanley Washington, Ville Platte City Marshal Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, Ronald Francis and Easton Sheldon bring fugitive Theobegi Levier into the Evangeline Parish Jail. (Photo by Mable Foreman)

Yvette Soileau

Yvette Soileau

March 6, 1962 - January 30, 2015
Funeral services were held for Yvette Soileau, 52, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Monday, February 2. Burial followed in the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Mamou.

Local author donates books to Evangeline Parish Library

Local author, Boisy Pitre, has been an avid and passionate advocate for the Color Computer for nearly 30 years. In 1992, he joined Microware Systems Corporation, the makers of OS-9, as a software engineer and has worked in the industry ever since.

Two Non-Blondes radio show hosts visit Ville Platte Rotary Club

FEBRUARY 3, MEETING - The hosts of the Two Non-Blondes show on KVPI visited the February 3, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. Shown, from left, are Stephanie Ware, Rotary President David Mayeux and Jennifer Meylian.

February 3, Meeting
Rotarian Allan Farr invited Jennifer Meylian and Stephanie Ware, hosts of “The 2 Non-Blondes Cafe with Jenn and Steph” on KVPI, to address the February 3, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club.

Mamou police report four recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported four recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Tyronne Joseph, 39, 1032 Oak Patch, Ville Platte, was charged January 28, with simple assault. Joseph bonded out of jail the same day.

Sacred Heart sweeps False River in district play

Seth Shipp drives down the baseline looking to create points.

On Friday night, the district 5-1A season continued in Ville Platte as the Sacred Heart Trojans and Lady Trojans hosted False River Academy. The Lady Trojans scored off of the opening tip and never relinquished the lead in a 48-30 win over the Lady Gators.

Lady Bulldogs continue district dominance

Miya McKinney soars over an opponent.

The Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs have not lost a district game in a very long time. That dominance continued on Friday as the Lady Bulldogs had no trouble in a 62-39 win over the Northwest Lady Raiders.

Mamou Demons picks up key district win over Kinder

Mamou Green Demons hosted the Kinder Yellow Jackets in a key district match-up Friday night.
The Green Demon fans packed the gym with Mardi Gras spirit. With a complete team effort, Mamou scored a 65-49 win.

Six charged in string of Mamou burglaries

Norris Dick Jr.

Three Mamou men and three juveniles have been charged in a string of over 20 home and car burglaries that occurred over the last three months.

Fatal crash on Chicot Park Road

According to Louisiana State Police, Michael Fontenot, 47, of Duson, was charged Thursday afternoon for DWI (first offense), careless operation and open container and was bonded out only six hours before his involvement in a crash on Highway 3402 (Chicot Park Road) that claimed the life of 52-yea

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Beryl Joy Israel Cunningham

March 25, 1927 - February 7, 2015
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Funeral services were held for Beryl Joy Israel Cunningham, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, at St. David’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio at 10 a.m., Friday, February 20. Inurnment followed at the Sunset Memorial Park.

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