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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Demons outgunned by Lions in district contest

Mamou High senior Daniel Matthews has been an all-around threat on offense, defense and special teams for the Demons in 2014.

The Mamou Demons took their 1-6 record on the road to Vinton High School in hopes of adding a second win of the season. It was not to be for Mamou, as the Lions amassed 512 total yards on offense in a 40-19 victory. The loss now puts the Demon record at 1-7 overall and 0-3 in district.

Bearcats score late in thrilling win over Trojans

The Basile Bearcats and the East Beauregard Trojans came into Friday’s contest with identical records. Both squads had lost to Hamilton Christian. Both squads had very similar stats, so one could expect the showdown between these district 4-1A opponents to be a thrilling game to watch.

Crash at Lincoln/Chataignier corner

Two trucks collided at the new four-way stop on the corner of Lincoln Road and Chataignier Street Thursday, October 23. The white Dodge Ram pickup, travelling west on Lincoln Road, collided with the delivery truck as it came from the north side of the roadway. No injuries were reported.

Early voting continues thru Tuesday

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.

School/District scores ‘exciting news’ for parish

The biggest, and possibly best, news to come out of the release of school performance scores by the Louisiana Department of Education Tuesday, October 21, is that this school district as a whole has increased its score from a C (76.6) to a B (88.7).

DNA swab leads to mistrial in district court

A mistrial was declared last week in the case against Steveniski Marquelle Frank by 13th Judicial District Judge John Larry Vidrine, who cited the “Brady Rule” as the reason for the mistrial.

Bulldogs travel to face first-ranked Livonia

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are riding high off a two game win streak and the confidence that comes with it. The Bulldogs have beaten district opponents Port Barre and Pine Prairie in the last two weeks.

Trojans host Hornets in district game

The Sacred Heart Trojans are starting to feel that things are coming together as they have won their last two ball games in decisive fashion. This past Friday the Trojan defense flexed its muscles and shut down the False River Gators inside their five yard line on three separate occasions.

Demons seek win in Vinton

The Mamou High Demons are in need of a victory after losing their last five games. The Demons travel to Vinton to take on the Lions Friday night hoping to get that victory.

Bearcats face Trojans in district duel

At this point in the 2014 season, the Basile Bearcat record (6-1, 3-1) was definitely foreseeable. What was probably not foreseeable was that they would have to face an East Beauregard Trojan football team with an identical record. The Trojans have not had much success prior to this season.

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The Sacred Heart Defense will be called upon to help bring a playoff berth.

The Sacred Heart Trojans will take their 4-4 record on the road to Bastrop as they take on Beekman Charter.

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OCTOBER 14, MEETING - Bill Rodair, center, was the guest speaker for the October 14, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarians Mitch Fontenot, left, and Peter Strawitz.

October 14, Meeting

Obituaries

December 12, 1943 - October 26, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Clifton Marks, 70, of Ville Platte, at the Owens-Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 1. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Opelousas.

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