Bryan Leach, regional director with Delta Waterfowl, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He gave Rotarians a brief history of the organization, which was established in 1911.

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 Head Coach Jorie Randle


VPPD charge one in machete fight, three in burglary

Anthony Marks

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported multiple arrests and is asking for information to assist detectives with an ongoing investigation.
Aggravated Battery

SLCC official: Coreil will expand, not reduce, progrrams

Dr David Volpe, vice chancellor for student affairs, South Louisiana Community College, talks to the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce. Also at the head table are, left to right, state Representative Bernard LeBas; Camille Fontenot, chamber director; Kirk Soileau, chamber president; and next to Volpe is Willie Smith, SLCC vice chancellor for economic and work force development.

A South Louisiana Community College official, speaking at joint meeting of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, assured the large crowd that the Coreil Campus would not close.

Lady Bulldogs make short work of Lady Jags

Breanna Pete takes the ball down the court.

Ville Platte High, the top-rated team in Class 3A, destroyed Thomas Jefferson 70-31 in Thursday night’s opening round game of the playoffs.

Lady Trojans come up short against Tensas

Sacred Heart went to Tensas and gave the higher seed all they could handle. The game started out a little lopsided, but before too long the Lady Trojans were right in it.

Thursday evening storms cause damage, no injuries

Storms late Thursday caused damage to 12 to 15 homes, outdoor kitchens and other structures around Vidrine and Tiger Lane, and caused a tree to fall on a home east of Vidrine on Vidrine Road, trapp

Harlem Ambassadors visiting Evangeline Parish

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine greets the Harlem Ambassadors as they arrived at city hall Wednesday. The mayor introduced the basketball team to City Councilman Mike Perron, left, and, standing next to him, Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel.

The Harlem Ambassadors professional basketball team visited Evangeline to tour the area, stopping by Ville Platte City Hall Wednesday to meet Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and have lunch.

Top ranked VPHS hosts Thomas Jefferson today

When was the last time the Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs were the top ranked team in the playoffs? When was the last time the Lady Bulldogs were in Class 3A?

SHHS, Basile get rolling in Class 1A tonight

For girl’s basketball at the high school level, things are set for the 2014 playoffs in Class 1A. In Evangeline Parish, two teams will get rolling tonight.

No. 9 Mamou hosts Kinder

Mamou earned the ninth seed and will host Kinder, a district opponent, tonight at 6 p.m. to begin the Class 2A playoffs.


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Every indication from week one in the regular season pointed to a high-scoring game between Basile and Ville Platte, as both teams scored over thirty points and gained a combined 900-plus yards in


The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sacred Heart of Jesus Court #1674, began its first meeting of the new club year with the installation of new officers by District Regent Betty Soileau from O


Esmee B. Penn

October 2, 1916 - September 9, 2014
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for Esmee B. Penn, 97, of Eunice, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice at 2 p.m., Friday, September 12. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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