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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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. The meeting, which is normally held the second Tuesday of the month, was held a week early to accommodate the mayor’s travel schedule.

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. Just ask the 2014 Ville Platte Major All Stars as they advance to the Dixie Youth World Series in Lexington, South Carolina.

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.

Ville Platte All Stars are PONY national runners-up

Ville Platte Pinto All Stars earn runner-up spot.

The 8 and under PONY national runner up trophy now resides in Ville Platte. The 2014 Ville Platte Pinto All Stars battled their way to the National Championship game, only to fall to the Rayne All Stars by a score of 19-18.

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.

Mamou 8s capture Machine Pitch Regional III World Series

Congratulations to the Mamou eight year olds on their winning the Region III Machine Pitch World Series on July 28. Shown in front, from left, are team members Tavon Deville, Gavin LaFleur, Cailou Thibodeaux, Ethan Soileau, Alex Dick, Dez Skinner, A.J. Arvie, Peyton Berzas, M.J. Kilbarger, Briggs Ardoin, Brady Fontenot, Gavin Jack and Julian Vallier (bat boy). Standing in back, same order, are coaches Allen Dick, Erin Fontenot, John LaFleur and Jacob Berzas (manager). The team had an overall record of 22-2, with 284 runs scored and 113 allowed.

The Mamou eight year-old all-stars captured the Regional World Series on July 28 with a thrilling 15-14 victory over Minden, LA. It was the sixth game for Mamou in three days. They began play on Saturday with a hard fought 8-3 win over Longview, TX.

New main library building passes fire marshal's inspection

Showing the State Fire Marshal Officer Michael Dess Fontenot some documentation, at the new granite circulation desk counter is Opelousas architect Brody Ardoin. Others in the photo are, left to right, Chris Reedy, project superintendent for Patriot Contracting of Houston, Texas; and engineer Ronnie Landreneau.

The new main parish library passed the fire inspection conducted Tuesday, July 29, by Michael Dess Fontenot.

Shooting suspect in custody

Samuel Anderson was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide, according to Ville Platte police.

Annual Back to School Health Fair held at civic center

Shown here are members of the Evangeline Parish Healthy Initiatives Coalition.

The Evangeline Parish Healthy Initiatives Coalition presents its sixth annual Back to School Health Information and Resource Fair Saturday, July 26, at the Northside Civic Center.

First lunches served to elderly at MLK Center

Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine served the lunches during the first day they were provided -- by the Council on Aging -- at the Martin Luther King Center.

The first of the hot meals provided to elderly people were served Monday, July 28, at the Martin Luther King Center.

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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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