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 imvestogating 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

Mamou purchases new mower

The Town of Mamou recently purchased a new zero-turn mower for use in maintaining Town properties and rights-of-way.

Trojans to play in Kiwana’s Jamboree Friday

With a solid performance in their scrimmage on Friday against Houma Christian, the Sacred Heart Trojans are ready to climb back into action.

Early ad offers everything in town for sale

The Weekly Gazette has advertised many products and services through the years, but an advertisement that ran in the newspaper on September 15, 1928, had something very unusual to sell: the entire

Ninety-nine qualify for November 4, election

Ninety-nine candidates qualified for the November 4, election last week. Following is the list of candidates and for which office they will be running:

Turkey Creek digital water mapping project completed

TURKEY CREEK - The Turkey Creek Village Council, during the board’s August 19, regular meeting discussed the completion of Mayor Heather Cloud’s water system map project.

School supplies donated in Mamou

School board member Buck Dupre and Assistant Mamou Police Chief Katina Richard are shown with items recently collected from businesses and individual donors during the recent school supply drive.

EPSB reviews finances, bus transportation

The Evangeline Parish School Board received a brief overview of the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday, August 20, during the board’s regular meeting.

Political rally set

A political rally will be held Thursday, August 21, at Ville Platte’s Northside Civic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free to the public.


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The Evangeline Parish Jamboree will kick off the season for four of the parish gridiron teams Friday night. The jamboree rotation brings it to Ville Platte High School for 2014.


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


August 14, 1936 - August 27, 2014
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services will be held for Kenneth Lee Hogan, 78, of Pine Prairie, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 30. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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