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 Police Chief Neal Lartigue reminds citizens that school will be starting soon and children’s safety is an important issue. Here are a few reminders to help keep all children safe this school year.

Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

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DA omvestogating possible animal cruelty in Chataignier

Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac is looking into what appears to be an animal cruelty incident reported by a Eunice resident who indicated the incident may have occurred in Chataig

Accident Monday sends one to hospital

The driver of this car involved in a single-vehicle accident late during the morning of Monday, February 3, was taken by ambulance to a Lafayette hospital.

Jurors discuss road signs, road names during committee meeting

Judge Thomas Fuselier swore in Vanessa Perron Deshotel of Mamou as Ward 3 constable just before the Evangeline Parish Police Jury committee meeting session on Monday, February 3. Deshotel will serve the remaining term of her late husband, Joe Deshotel. That four-year term ends in October.

Road name changes and road sign theft were among the issues taken up during the monthly committee meetings of the Evangeline Parish Police Jury Monday, February 3.

Lady Trojans earn league win over SEH

With the arctic blasts affecting schools and sports recently, local schools had to do what they could in order to keep their district schedules on track. At Sacred Heart, it was no exception.

Grand Mamou Sports begins facelift at ballpark

Dugouts received new looks and roofs all around the ball park.

The Grand Mamou Sports Association has been busy over the last couple of months. They have started making major renovations at the Mamou Baseball and Softball Complex.

Little Free Libraries sprouting in Evangeline Parish

Suzy Lemoine, left, and Linda Lebsack show the parish's first Little Free Library.

The Evangeline Parish Library is joining a movement spreading worldwide to literally put books into the community through “Little Free Libraries.”

Chamber discusses concerns with Coreil Campus

Concerns about South Louisiana Community College’s Coreil Campus just north of Ville Platte dominated the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday, January 27.

Snow, freezing rain in this week's forecast

Because of expected freezing and snow, all public schools in the parish and Sacred Heart Elementary and High schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory issued

Louisiana State Police is closely monitoring the winter weather that is forecasted for the upcoming days and urge citizens across the state to keep abreast of the latest weather and travel conditio

Bulldogs nip Panthers in league tilt

The Ville Platte Bulldogs started their version of the District 5-3A schedule in boy’s basketball last week.

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory

Presently rain and/or sleet along with cold weather throughout Louisiana has created hazardous driving conditions.

Hard freeze expected again tonight

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is seeing winter precipitation ending across parts of the region.


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Terez Alfred runs away from defense

All five parish gridiron squads participated in their annual fall scrimmage on Thursday and Friday.


AUGUST 26, MEETING - Bryan Leach with Ducks Unlimited, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarian Dan Poret, left, and Rotary President David Mayeux.

August 19, Meeting


Wilson “Sno” Thomas Sr.

August 30, 1945 - August 24, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Wilson “Sno” Thomas Sr., 68, of Ville Platte, at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 7 p.m., Friday, August 29. Burial will be held in the church cemetery at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 30.

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