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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Louisiana loses heartbreaker to South Carolina

The Louisiana Dixie Youth All-Stars suffered only their second defeat of the season with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to South Carolina in the World Series on Saturday.

Home gardener grows 14.5-inch cucumber

Norma Catoire Vidrine grew this 14.5-inch cucumber in her small garden at her home in Tate Cove. It’s the largest cucumber she has ever grown. She also grows peppers in her home garden.

Brignac retires from clerk's office after 31 years there

Brignac holds one of his pepper plants that he uses to produce hot sauce. He also grows several other crops next to his home, just east of Ville Platte.

“31 years of working at the Clerk of Court’s office, has come and gone,
And now it’s time to wish J.L. farewell and send him on home.”

EPSB takes action on bus route law

The Evangeline Parish School Board authorized the superintendent and Laidlaw, who provides bus transportation for students, to perform a study on what it would take to conform to the recently passe

VPCC gets good financial news, project updates

RECOGNIZING THE ROCKETS - Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, right, presents plaques to the sixth grade Rockets for their success in the AAU National Tournament in Las Vegas. The sixth grade Rockets placed fourth in the competition.

The Ville Platte City Council received positive reports from various departments during its August monthly meeting Tuesday, August 5.

Team Louisiana prepares for World Series

The Ville Platte Major All Stars were carried in a fire truck down Main Street as they prepare to head to Lexington, South Carolina, to compete in the Dixie Youth World Series. The state champion team will play Saturday, August 9, at 5:45 p.m. against Dillon, South Carolina.

Question: When do expectations become reality? Answer: When you win the State Championship.

VP gets new pressure sewer cleaner

Jay Robertson, with Covington Sales & Service, Inc., shows city workers and Mayor Jennifer Vidrine how to operate the new sewer cleaner.

Ville Platte residents will soon begin to see a rather odd looking piece of machinery in their neighborhoods. They should be glad to see it because it’s the city’s brand new sewer cleaner.

LeBas discusses session, state issues

State Representative Bernard LeBas

State Representative Bernard LeBas said the state’s budget is causing him concerns; and that includes how much income the state receives and how it allocates what does come in.


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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.



Minerva Granger Baker

September 2, 1932 - August 20, 2014
MAMOU - Funeral services will be held for Minerva Granger Baker, 81, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 10 a.m., Friday, August 22. Burial will follow in the New St. Ann’s Cemetery.

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