First Student, the company that handles bus transportation for the Evangeline Parish school system, got an earful Wednesday night, May 20, when a parent and school board member Wanda Skinner brought up complaints about a bus driver.

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

The 22nd Annual 4-H Awards and Recognition Program was held Monday, May 11, at the Northside Civic Center. Evangeline Parish’s outstanding youth, organizational leaders, sponsors, parents and activity leaders in the 4-H program were recognized.

Grace Sibley, left introduces the CHOICES presenters at Mamou Upper Elementary School Thursday, May 14, Peter Strawitz, center, and Bob Manuel.

Rotary Club members visited parish schools in mid-May to present workshops in a program called CHOICES, which encourages students not to drop out.

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

Grace Sibley, left introduces the CHOICES presenters at Mamou Upper Elementary School Thursday, May 14, Peter Strawitz, center, and Bob Manuel.

Mamou couple determined to be active citizens

Valli Soileau, 23, was recently invited to attend a meeting of the Mamou Rotary Club as a guest of her mother and had no idea she would leave the meeting as the club’s youngest-ever president.

Mamou police report five recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported five recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Bertneis Edwards, 30, 712 Railroad Ave., Mamou, was charged May 5, with phone harassment.

Former Bulldogs complete spring training

Grambling
quarterback Isaiah Thomas

Another spring training has come and gone for the university football programs around the country.

Fontenot continues pitching success with Pokes

McNeese State University and former Sacred Heart Trojan Kaleb Jon Fontenot dishes another pitch to the plate.

Former Sacred Heart High school standout, Kaleb Jon Fontenot, has racked up a pretty successful season so far on the baseball diamond for the McNeese Cowboys. As of Thursday, Fontenot has accumulated an overall record of 7-3 in 14 appearances on the hill for the Pokes in 2015.

Tate selected to play with elite softball team

Whitney Tate honored with selection.

Whitney Tate, the daughter of Robbie and Christy Tate has been selected to play with an elite travel softball team this summer. The Birmingham Thunderbolts based out of Birmingham, Alabama has selected Tate for their 14 and under squad.

Students’ generosity benefits Haitian family

On Friday, May 1, after the Whole School Mass, Alexis Darbonne, representative from Cross Catholic Outreach, presented a picture of the house that was built with the money Sacred Heart School raised last year during Catholic Schools Week.

Rotary Club works to keep kids in school

Grace Sibley, left introduces the CHOICES presenters at Mamou Upper Elementary School Thursday, May 14, Peter Strawitz, center, and Bob Manuel.

Rotary Club members visited parish schools in mid-May to present workshops in a program called CHOICES, which encourages students not to drop out.

Diocese responds to Sacred Heart protesters

The Diocese of Lafayette released a letter on Thursday, May 14, stating a “Blue Ribbon Committee of disinterested individuals,” will look into demands that Sacred Heart Principal Diane Fontenot be removed, but organizers of the protests that have been occurring in front of the school said that is

Crash on I-49 leaves a husband and wife dead

Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a three vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Interstate 49 northbound, south of the Bunkie exit in Evangeline Parish.

Minister’s Corner: Let God call the shots

The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 7:10, “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” In this passage, Paul is talking about two very different things. First, he talks about a godly sorrow that leads to repentance.

Heritage Manor News: Nursing Home Week fun

Many, many thanks to all who participated, donated, dressed out and cooked for the residents and staff of Heritage Manor during Nursing Home Week. Eloise Meche was honored at the Mother’s Day celebration and presented a plaque for being the Most Active Mother.

Mr. Godeaux, Miss Cloud announce July ceremony

Miss Courtney Annette Cloud,
Mr. Tyla Wayne Godeaux

The engagement of Miss Courtney Annette Cloud to Mr. Tyla Wayne Godeaux, the son of Ray Allen and Kay Godeaux of Point Blue, has been announced by her parents, Mike and Kim Cloud of Ville Platte.

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Sports

Jacob L. Lafleur- Sacred Heart High

With the close of the 2015 baseball season, post-season honors have flooded in for some of the players across the parish.

Lifestyle

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

The 22nd Annual 4-H Awards and Recognition Program was held Monday, May 11, at the Northside Civic Center.

Obituaries

Mary Katherine Fontenot Goldberg

December 21, 1965 - May 9, 2015

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