Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

A Reddell woman, who was walking on Highway 13 Friday morning is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Reddell.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. They will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 11, during the 31st Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

Stephen Lafleur

Stephen Lafleur, who was wanted by Mamou police for allegedly beating a woman with a gun and shooting at her vehicle on Monday, has turned himself in. Lafleur’s alleged victim reported that her daughter was at the scene when the incident occurred and Mamou police began searching for him.

Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Stephen Lafleur

Panthers fall to Livonia in district contest

Going into Thursday’s game against the Livonia Wildcats, the Pine Prairie Panthers were a perfect 2-0 in district play. Despite leading after four innings, the Panthers gave up seven runs in the fifth inning to fall 9-4 to the Wildcats.

Mamou’s police chief completes training

Mamou Police Chief Robert McGee successfully completed a state mandated management course for new police chiefs earlier this month.

Spring play postponed

Sacred Heart High School’s Spring play, for which a Sunday public performance was scheduled, has been postponed to a later date. The public will be notified once the play has been rescheduled.

Reddell woman struck in fatal crash

Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

A Reddell woman, who was walking on Highway 13 Friday morning is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Reddell.

Lafleur talks to James Stephens students

Third and fourth graders at James Stephens Montessori School heard from State Senator Eric LaFleur Friday morning. Elementary Cunselor Sheila Lawson invited LaFleur to speak as part of the school’s program of introducing students to different components of their communities.

Parish principal, teacher make semi-finals in state educational honors

James Stephens Montessori Principal Cheri Fontenot, left, and Brandi Marcantel, a Vidrine Elementary teacher, will receive top honors at a special Evangeline Parish School Board recognition ceremony Wednesday and are in the running for top state honors. During the program Evangeline Parish School Superintendent Toni Hamlin will recognize them as 2015-16 Elementary Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists.

The Evanngeline Parish School District will have a special event Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m.

2015 Boggy Bayou Festival youth royalty crowned

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. They will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 11, during the 31st Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

Heritage Manor News: Observing Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29, is Palm Sunday. This is the beginning of Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday. The word holy means set apart, unique or one of a kind. Holy Week for Christians is to be observed as a time that is set apart from all other weeks of the year.

Minister’s Corner: The long haul

As we journey down this Christian life, we sometimes get discouraged and we have a tendency to want to give up. I am glad to be able to say to you today that God is much more patient with us than we are with ourselves.

Landscape Creations varies styles to proviude variety of designs

One of the many residences created and maintained by Landscape Creations.

Annette Graser gravitated to gardening before her husband, Randal, did, but they seemed destined to develop their skills into a profession and take it to the public in the form of Landscape Creations in 2006.

Grounds Guys franchisee Dwayne Kelly treasures community

Grounds Guys franchisee Dwayne Kelly, center, begins each work day giving thanks to God with his crew, Blake Fontenot, left, and Curtis Jack.

Dwayne Kelly first got the idea that he would like to do landscaping for a living when he was still working at Roy O. Martin lumber company in the late 2000s. He studied, and got his landscape contractor’s license in 2007.

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Sacred Heart third baseman Kara Aguillard tags out a runner.

For the second time in a three-day span the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans have dropped a district contest to the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Lady Hornets.

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Obituaries

Robert Wayne Deville Sr.

September 6, 1952 - March 29, 2015
Funeral services were held for Robert Wayne Deville Sr., 62, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 31. Burial followed in the Eternal Rest Cemetery.

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