First Student, the company that handles bus transportation for the Evangeline Parish school system, got an earful Wednesday night, May 20, when a parent and school board member Wanda Skinner brought up complaints about a bus driver.

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

The 22nd Annual 4-H Awards and Recognition Program was held Monday, May 11, at the Northside Civic Center. Evangeline Parish’s outstanding youth, organizational leaders, sponsors, parents and activity leaders in the 4-H program were recognized.

Grace Sibley, left introduces the CHOICES presenters at Mamou Upper Elementary School Thursday, May 14, Peter Strawitz, center, and Bob Manuel.

Rotary Club members visited parish schools in mid-May to present workshops in a program called CHOICES, which encourages students not to drop out.

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

Grace Sibley, left introduces the CHOICES presenters at Mamou Upper Elementary School Thursday, May 14, Peter Strawitz, center, and Bob Manuel.

Playoffs loom for Evangeline Parish softball teams

The 2015 high school softball season ended yesterday, with all games having to be completed by 10 p.m. last night. Now the LHSAA will sort through all of the records of teams throughout the state and build the bracket for this year’s playoffs.

Proposed restaurant draws crowd at Ville Platte City Council meeting

A passionate discussion about a proposed restaurant and alcohol drew great interest at the Ville Platte City Council earlier this week. The council voted to hold a public meeting on the subject before the regular May meeting to allow more public input on the matter.

Mack Lindsey Thomas Sr.

July 26, 1963 - April 12, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Mack Lindsey Thomas Sr., 51, of Mamou, at Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Mamou at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Cordell Ballansaw Jr.

August 20, 1955 - April 11, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Cordell Ballansaw Jr., 59, of Ville Platte, at St. John Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 5 p.m., Sunday, April 19. Burial will follow in the VA Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

31st annual Boggy Bayou Queen crowned

2015 Miss Boggy Bayou
Ashlyn Soileau

Ashlyn Soileau, the 19-year-old daughter of Mitch and Angela Soileau of Ville Platte, was crowned Boggy Bayou’s 31st queen on Saturday, April 11, during the annual pageant and festival held at the fairgrounds.

Sydney Denae’ Soileau

Sydney Denae' Soileau

September 1, 2000 - April 8, 2015
FAUBOURG - Funeral services were held for Sydney Denae’ Soileau, 14, of Faubourg, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Grand Prairie at 12 noon, Saturday, April 11. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Miss Soileau died Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Walter Lee Sr.

Walter Lee Sr.

September 9, 1921 - April 12, 2015
POINT BLUE - Funeral services were held for Walter Lee Sr., 93, of Point Blue, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 15. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Bessie Ledoux

Bessie Ledoux

February 16, 1920 - April 11, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services were held for Bessie Ledoux, 95, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 3 p.m., Monday, April 13. Burial followed in the New St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Roger Dale Brown

June 3, 1944 - April 11, 2015
Funeral services were held for Roger Dale Brown, 70, of VIlle Platte, at the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Monday, April 13. Burial followed in the Ortego Cemetery.

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Sports

Jacob L. Lafleur- Sacred Heart High

With the close of the 2015 baseball season, post-season honors have flooded in for some of the players across the parish.

Lifestyle

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

The 22nd Annual 4-H Awards and Recognition Program was held Monday, May 11, at the Northside Civic Center.

Obituaries

March 22, 1956 - May 17, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Pastor Lou Hilda Gallow, 59, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23. Burial will follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

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