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Ten of Evangeline Parish’s talented visual art students will have their work on display Monday, April 27, in honor of Artists in the Capitol Day. Artwork will be on display in the Memorial Hall of the state capitol building in Baton Rouge.
On Wednesday night, the Evangeline Parish School Board briefly discussed a proposal from the senate that would repeal business inventory taxes and leave the parish with over $1 million less in tax collections.

Computers collected at city hall for recycling

Ville Platte city employee, left to right, Hillary Edwards, Jessica Thomas and Mildred White display some of the computers people brought to City Hall for delivery to a Baton Rouge recycling company as part of the city’s Earth Day last week.

Inventory tax proposal could leave EP $1 million short

On Wednesday night, the Evangeline Parish School Board briefly discussed a proposal from the senate that would repeal business inventory taxes and leave the parish with over $1 million less in tax collections.

Relay for Life rescheduled

Relay for Life held a 5K Color Run in March.

The Evangeline Parish Relay For Life that was scheduled for April 18, was postponed due to inclement weather. Chairwoman Connie Lamke stated that the committee was working hard behind the scenes to arrange a new date as quickly as possible.

VP Chamber announces nominees

The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce announced its nominees for Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Winners will be awarded at the annual chamber banquet April 29. They are as follows:
Business Person
of the Year

Lady Demons bow out of LHSAA playoffs

Lady Demon Logan Thomas rounds the bases.

The Mamou Lady Demons knew one detail all too well when they took the field on Monday in the first round of the 2015 LHSAA softball playoffs: their opponent, Kinder. The Lady Jackets and the Lady Demons both reside in district 4-2A and have faced each other four times in the last two years.

Lady Trojans take first round playoff game

The Lady Trojans opened the playoffs with a win against Highland Baptist Monday nightbehind three perfectly pitched innings from Elizabeth Soileau. “The game was very well played,” said coach Patrick Richey. “Our whole season has been well played this year.

Trojans remain perfect in district with win

Sacred Heart’s Phillip Vidrine fires a pitch.

The Sacred Heart Trojans moved one step closer to the district championship with a win 6-2 over the St. Ed’s Blue Jays on Monday at Aswell-Cappell field. The Trojans are now 22-3 on the season and more importantly are 4-0 in district competition.

Ville Platte High sweeps parish track meet

Ville Platte’s Antoinette Joseph was named Outstanding Track Athlete.

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were crowned Evangeline Parish track and field champions last Wednesday. The meet was held at Basile High School. Due to the recent rain event, several of the field events were not contested, due to the conditions of the fields and jumping pits.

Lady Panthers advance to regional round

Usually when a team comes into the playoffs as a number 19 seed, that team is thought of as a middle of the road type of softball squad. Tell that to the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers and they would strongly disagree.


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Sacred Heart’s Courtney Vidrine scores against St. Ed’s.

A match-up that looked to be a thrilling showdown on paper did not disappoint the fans that came out to see the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans and the St.


Vidrine Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the third nine-weeks. They are as follows: FIRST GRADE:


August 7, 1934 - April 23, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Perry Lee Fontenot, 80, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

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