The Mamou Volunteer Fire Department led the flag raising ceremony.,

People who have been protesting this month on Main Street in front of Sacred Heart School plan to meet at the Northside Civic Center Monday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss issues involved and possible solutions.
First Student, the company that handles bus transportation for the Evangeline Parish school system, got an earful Wednesday night, May 20, when a parent and school board member Wanda Skinner brought up complaints about a bus driver.

The Mamou Volunteer Fire Department led the flag raising ceremony.,

Minister’s Corner: The oil of the Holy Spirit

In the Bible, oil was used as a symbol for the Holy Spirit. Just as oil was used for healing, for comfort, for illumination and for anointing for specific purposes, the Holy Spirit also heals, comforts, illuminates and consecrates.

Heritage Manor News: Springtime events

Heritage Manor’s King Preston Ardoin and Queen Bobbie McCauley represented the facility at the recent spring pageant in Arnaudville. They competed against 120 area nursing homes. Although they did not place for a title, everyone had a great time and we are very proud of them.

Mr. LeBlanc, Miss Tate set May ceremony

Mr. Jhy Randall LeBlanc,
Miss Jessica Rae Tate

The engagement of Miss Jessica Rae Tate to Mr. Jhy Randall LeBlanc, the son of Randall and Michelle Delcambre LeBlanc of Delcambre, has been announced by her parents, Dwight and Janel Fuselier Tate of St. Martinville.

Mr. Fontenot, Miss Sittig plan June nuptials

Mr. Patrick Harrison Fontenot,
Miss Joni Nicole Sittig

The engagement of Miss Joni Nicole Sittig, the daughter of Maria V. Sittig of Ville Platte and the late Dale Sittig, to Mr. Patrick Harrison Fontenot, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Fontenot of Ville Platte, has been announced by her mother.

Mr. Madden, Miss Jones united in holy matrimony

Mrs. Levi Jared Madden

First Baptist Church in Bossier City provided the setting for a lovely ceremony uniting Miss Darien Michelle Jones and Mr. Levi Jared Madden in holy matrimony, with Pastor Shawn Burch officiating.

Relay for Life postponed due to weather

The Evangeline Parish Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, was scheduled to be held Saturday, April 18, at the Ville Platte High School football stadium. However, due to weather, the event has been postponed.

Panthers rally in sixth inning for exciting win

J.T. Joubert prepares for a hit.

This past Saturday, the Pine Prairie Panthers took to the home diamond, hosting a non-district game against the Bolton Bears. The Panthers exploded for six runs in their final at bat to subdue the Bears 10-7. With the win, Pine Prairie improves to 14-7 on the year.

Lady Panthers earn two non-district wins

Alexis Hammond managed to score for her team.

On Saturday, the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers hit the road to Glenmora to play two non-district games. The Lady Panthers scored a close 6-5 win over the Glenmora Lady Wildcats in the first game. Game two saw Pine Prairie blast the Forest Lady Bulldogs 19-3.

Playoffs loom for Evangeline Parish softball teams

The 2015 high school softball season ended yesterday, with all games having to be completed by 10 p.m. last night. Now the LHSAA will sort through all of the records of teams throughout the state and build the bracket for this year’s playoffs.

Proposed restaurant draws crowd at Ville Platte City Council meeting

A passionate discussion about a proposed restaurant and alcohol drew great interest at the Ville Platte City Council earlier this week. The council voted to hold a public meeting on the subject before the regular May meeting to allow more public input on the matter.

Mack Lindsey Thomas Sr.

July 26, 1963 - April 12, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Mack Lindsey Thomas Sr., 51, of Mamou, at Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Mamou at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


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Phillip Vidrine was chosen to participate in the LHSCA all-star game this weekend.

Recent Sacred Heart graduate and outstanding Trojan pitcher, Phillip Vidrine, has been selected to participate in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association all-star baseball series.


March 22, 1956 - May 17, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Pastor Lou Hilda Gallow, 59, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23. Burial will follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

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