Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Voters of Evangeline Parish are urged to cast their early ballots for the November 4, election this week, as early voting comes to an end on Tuesday, October 28.

Christina Hartzfelds

On October 21, the Ville Platte Police Department asked the public for help in identifying a silver truck and locating the three white males and two white females involved with multiple break-ins of storage buildings on South Chataignier Road.

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

The 2014 4-H Cotton Food Festival got off to a great start at the 20th Annual Cotton Festival 4-H Cotton Commodity Cookery Contest held Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center.

Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Christina Hartzfelds

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

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Magazine hosts Louisiana top chefs at Chicot Park

Austin Kirzner, chef at The Red Fish Grill on Bourbon Street in his native New Orleans, boils crawfish as he describes his culinary style Monday.

The publisher and editors of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine brought some of the state’s premier chefs to Chicot Stte Park to spend two nights in three newly renovated cabins from Sunday afternoon, May 19, until Tuesday morning.

Mamou students receive D.A.R.E. certificates, T-shirts

Distributing D.A.R.E. T-shirts to fifth and sixth graders Monday were Assistant Chief Katina Richard, right, Sgt. Chris Paul and Doug Fontenot, assistant principal, left.

Assistant Mamou Police Chief Katina Richard presented D.A.R.E. T-shirts and certificates to 176 fifth and sixth graders during ceremonies at the Mamou High gym the morning of Monday, May 19.

Trojans earn 1A Runner-Up

Evan Mire started off the game with a hit.

They accomplished a feat that had not been done since 1993. The Sacred Heart Trojans Baseball team made it to the state finals and had a shot to earn the state title. They ran up against a very good Cedar Creek team that had a very good offense.

Joseph takes third at 3A State Track Meet

Ville Platte High School competed in the Class 3A State Track and Field Meet for the first time in nearly two decades. The VPHS track squad had been very dominant in Class 2A, but as a small school in 3A, they have run into some obstacles.

Lady Trojans place at 1A State Track Meet

Sacred Heart Head Track Coach and Athletic Director Robert Soileau took five hard working young Trojan athletes to the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet. The event took place at Bernie Moore Stadium at LSU in Baton Rouge.

Mamou council gets good news about jobs

After the monthly meeting of the Mamou Town Council Wednesday, May 14, Mayor Ricky Fontenot said “Jobs, jobs and more jobs are coming to Mamou.”

Trojans shock the 1A World

The Sacred Heart Trojans erupt in celebration after their win.

The heavily favored Ouachita Christian Eagles came to Ville Platte with an impressive 23-9 overall record. They were also carrying the Class 1A top seed, which is almost a sure ride into the state tournament each year. However, someone forgot to tell the Eagles that No.

VP Council discusses activities for seniors, youngsters

Receiving Student of the Year awards from Mayor Vidrine during the Ville Platte City Council meeting were, left to right, Kamryn West, Bayou Chicot Elementary School; Elizabeth Ortego, Basile High School; and Cameron Berzas, Basile High School. The students are shown with their family and, a right, back row, the mayor.

New activities for the elderly and young people in the community were among issues discussed during the monthly meeting of the Ville Platte City Council Tuesday afternoon.

Parish OEP presents hurricane preparedness program

The director of the Evangeline Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, Liz Hill, discussed ways to ensure preparations are made in advance of this year’s hurricane season, which begins June 1, and runs through November.

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Sports

The Sacred Heart defense took control in the second half against Catholic of Pointe Coupee Friday night and gave the Trojans a chance to win late in the game.

In one of the wildest games in Sacred Heart history, the Trojans gave every ounce of energy and pride in a heartbreaking loss to Catholic of Pointe Coupee at Soileau-Landry field by a score of 55-5

Lifestyle

The 4-H “Cotton Pickin’ Pet Show” was held on Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center. There were more than 80 pets entered in the show this year.

Obituaries

Robert “Sonny” Spears

June 10, 1935 - October 20, 2014
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for Robert “Sonny” Spears, 79, of Reddell, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 22. Burial will follow in the Durio Cemetery in Eunice.

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