Toddler Miss Ville Platte Savannah Copeland

The Ville Platte Youth Pageant was held Sunday, March 16, at the Northside Civic Center. The newly selected Ville Platte royalty was chosen on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Northside Civic Center in Ville Platte.
Veterans in Ville Platte recognized Memorial Day Monday, May 25, with a special ceremony held at the Evangeline Parish Courthouse.

A large crowd of parents, students and alumni attended the meeting on Memorial Day.

A large crowd gathered at the Northside Civic Center Monday, May 25, to hear new developments in the efforts of parents of Sacred Heart School students and alumni to remove Principal Diane Fontenot.

Toddler Miss Ville Platte Savannah Copeland

A large crowd of parents, students and alumni attended the meeting on Memorial Day.

Lafleur talks to James Stephens students

Third and fourth graders at James Stephens Montessori School heard from State Senator Eric LaFleur Friday morning. Elementary Cunselor Sheila Lawson invited LaFleur to speak as part of the school’s program of introducing students to different components of their communities.

Parish principal, teacher make semi-finals in state educational honors

James Stephens Montessori Principal Cheri Fontenot, left, and Brandi Marcantel, a Vidrine Elementary teacher, will receive top honors at a special Evangeline Parish School Board recognition ceremony Wednesday and are in the running for top state honors. During the program Evangeline Parish School Superintendent Toni Hamlin will recognize them as 2015-16 Elementary Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists.

The Evanngeline Parish School District will have a special event Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m.

2015 Boggy Bayou Festival youth royalty crowned

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.

Heritage Manor News: Observing Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29, is Palm Sunday. This is the beginning of Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday. The word holy means set apart, unique or one of a kind. Holy Week for Christians is to be observed as a time that is set apart from all other weeks of the year.

Minister’s Corner: The long haul

As we journey down this Christian life, we sometimes get discouraged and we have a tendency to want to give up. I am glad to be able to say to you today that God is much more patient with us than we are with ourselves.

Landscape Creations varies styles to proviude variety of designs

One of the many residences created and maintained by Landscape Creations.

Annette Graser gravitated to gardening before her husband, Randal, did, but they seemed destined to develop their skills into a profession and take it to the public in the form of Landscape Creations in 2006.

Grounds Guys franchisee Dwayne Kelly treasures community

Grounds Guys franchisee Dwayne Kelly, center, begins each work day giving thanks to God with his crew, Blake Fontenot, left, and Curtis Jack.

Dwayne Kelly first got the idea that he would like to do landscaping for a living when he was still working at Roy O. Martin lumber company in the late 2000s. He studied, and got his landscape contractor’s license in 2007.

New bilingual street signs going up

City crews are putting up new street signs showing the French names of the streets below the English spelling. City employee Kenneth Green is shown placing new street sign in front of City Hall, at the corner of Railroad and Main streets on Thursday.

Trojans extend win streak with wins at Rayne Tourney

Josh LaHaye fires a pitch from the mound.

The Sacred Heart baseball team went into the Rayne High School Tournament riding an eight game win streak. The Trojans continued their winning ways by gaining two more wins this past weekend. Sacred Heart defeated Hanson 8-0 in the first game and then took care of Rayne 15-10.

Demons split games at New Iberia Tournament

The Mamou High Demons traveled to New Iberia to participate in the New Iberia Senior High baseball tournament this past weekend. Mamou moves to 2-10 on the year after splitting two games in the tournament. The Demons lost to Catholic of New Iberia 7-2 and defeated New Iberia 6-5.

Evangeline Parish weekly baseball round-up

The following are game summaries for baseball games played this past week by the parish baseball teams.
Sacred Heart
vs. Glenmora


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Major award winners at the Sacred Heart Trojan athletic banquet held recently. (l to r: Mikey Laughlin; Morgan Manuel and Sean Fontenot)

Sacred Heart High School recently honored their athletes at the annual Trojan athletic banquet. Here are the award recipients in each of the different sports.


Toddler Miss Ville Platte Savannah Copeland

The Ville Platte Youth Pageant was held Sunday, March 16, at the Northside Civic Center.


Careina Ardoin Fontenot

September 24, 1927 - May 23, 2015
Funeral services were held for Careina Ardoin Fontenot, 87, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 27. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

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