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

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

Six charged in string of Mamou burglaries

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.

'reborn' babies often mistaken for real ones

Kimberly Fontenot applies a wash to bring out details of creases in a new reborn she started working on.

Some people stumble into their life’s calling and sometimes, people have to work very hard to get started because Christmas is coming up.
That’s what happened to Belaire Cove resident Kimberly Corona Fontenot when her four daughters told her what they wanted for Christmas.

Michael James Allen

Michael James Allen

July 14, 1952 - January 29, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Michael James Allen, 62, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 31. Burial will follow in the Pine Claire Cemetery.

VPE students learn about local government

On January 7, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and Judge Greg Vidrine visited the second grade students at Ville Platte Elementary. The students have been learning about local government and their jobs in the community in their Social Studies class.

Veillon to compete at Queen of Queens

Torian Paige Veillon

The 30th Miss Boggy Bayou Queen, Torian Paige Veillon, the daughter of Kevin and Dalayne Veillon of Ville Platte, will be representing Evangeline Parish as one of the 67 Louisiana Fairs and Festivals queens at this year’s annual LAFF Convention and Queen of Queens Contest, to be held February 5-8

Minister’s Corner: Prejudice should not be named among us

Prejudice, in any form, is ugly. It isolates people and breeds bitterness and contempt. Misunderstandings arise, and prejudice taken to extremes can foster violence. We’ve all witnessed this recently.

Heritage Manor News: February is a short but busy month

Today we, like millions of others, will be watching the Super Bowl. Super Bowl Sunday is a big deal for many individuals, especially those on a pool. Good luck to all! February is a short, but very busy month. This year, Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras are days apart.

Duplechin sisters celebrate birthdays

Sara Elizabeth and Heidi Rae Duplechin, the daughters of Shane and Amanda Duplechin of St. Landry/Lone Pine, recently celebrated their birthdays with a joint party at Chicot State Park on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Crawford brothers celebrate birthdays

Thomas and Matthew Crawford, the sons of Patrick and Kathy Crawford of Garden City, New York, recently celebrated their birthdays with a joint party at their grandparents' home in Belaire Cove on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs collect easy wins

JaQualen Doucet earned 12 points in the game against Church Point.

The district 5-3A season continued in full force Tuesday night for both the Ville Platte Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs, as they hosted Church Point High School. The Lady Bulldogs used a suffocating defense and an opportunistic offense to overpower the Lady Bears 74-28.

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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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