The Evangeline Parish Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, was scheduled to be held Saturday, April 18, at the Ville Platte High School football stadium. However, due to weather, the event has been postponed. No new date has been set for this event, but the public will be notified when it is rescheduled.
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.

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.

2015 Miss Boggy Bayou
Ashlyn Soileau

Heritage Manor News: Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born near the end of the fourth century in the area of what is now Wales. He was the son of a Catholic deacon. He was 16 years old when he was kidnapped by a group of Irish pirates. He was taken to Ireland as a slave for a sheep farmer for six years.

Mr. Dupre’, Miss Lafleur plan July nuptials

Miss Olivia Brooke Lafleur,
Mr. Michael Seth Dupre’

The engagement of Miss Olivia Brooke Lafleur to Mr. Michael Seth Dupre’, the son of Michael Scott and Amy Dupre’ of Ville Platte, has been announced by her parents, Patrick and Carla Daigle and Charles Dirk Lafleur of Ville Platte.

Johnson found guilty in Rendevous arson trial

A jury found Eric Johnson guilty of aggravated arson and obstruction of justice involving the Rendevous Dinner Club fire in late July 2013, by a jury n Judge Chuck West’s courtroom Thursday, March 12. Johnson was 22 years old when he was arrested about a month after the fire.

Johnson on trial for Rendezvous Club fire

The criminal trial of Eric Johnson on charges of aggravated arson and obstruction of justice involving the burning down of the Rendevous Dinner Club in late July 2013 began earlier this week in District 13 Judge Chuck West’s courtroom.

Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office lists 24 recent arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 24 bookings recently in the parish jail.
Arrested were the following:
•Timothy Brent Mire, 40, 912 Old Highway 13, Reddell, was charged March 4, with domestic abuse battery. Mire’s bond was set at $5,000.

VPPD reports eight recent arrests

The Ville Platte Police Department reported eight arrests recently.
Arrested were the following:
•Jonathan Leday, 20, 3515 Casa Grande, Baton Rouge, was charged March 7, with no reflective gear and possession of marijuana. Leday was released on a $1,150 bond.

Mamou police report 15 recent arrests

MAMOU - The Mamou Police Department reported they made 15 arrests recently.
The following persons were charged:

Trojans successful in Kaplan Tournament

The Sacred Heart Trojans traveled to Kaplan on Friday and Saturday to participate in the Pirate baseball tournament. The Trojans had a successful outing, winning two out of the three games. With the wins, Sacred Heart is now 7-2 on the year.

Demons drop three games at Barbe Tourney

The Mamou Demons traveled to Lake Charles this past weekend to participate in the Barbe Buccaneer Tournament. The Demons faced off against some very tough competition and came away with a 0-3 record. Mamou is now 1-3 on the season. Here is a summary of the games played in the tourney.

Lady Demons lose two in Bunkie Tournament

A trip to Bunkie to participate in the Lady Panther Tournament was on tap for the Mamou Lady Demon softball team this past weekend. The Lady Demons took on the Pineville Lady Rebels and the Jena Lady Giants, losing both games. With the two losses Mamou is now 0-4 on the season.

Panthers take two wins at DeQuincy Tourney

The Pine Prairie Panther baseball team took to the diamond to participate in the DeQuincy tournament over this past weekend. The Panthers played three games in the tourney, winning two out of three games. Pine Prairie is now 3-4 on the season.

Lady Panthers go one for three this weekend

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers took part in the Bunkie Tournament this past weekend and took on some very formidable opponents. The Lady Panthers were able to earn a win out of the three games played to run their record to 3-2 on the season. Here are the results of those games.


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Alexis Hammon

The 2015 LHSAA softball playoff brackets were announced on Thursday afternoon. For three Evangeline Parish squads, this means that their seasons will continue.


December 10, 1956 - April 14, 2015
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services were held for Larry Chelette, 58, of Turkey Creek, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Friday, April 17. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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