YEAR IN READING - First grade and second grade students in Therese Phillips’ class at James Stephens Montessori School in Ville Platte showed off their stars for their successful year in reading. Students were encouraged to try harder when they saw their progress illustrated on computer generated graphs on the bulletin board in the background. At left is teacher Phillips and at right is teaching assistant Janice Vidrine.

Reading is one of the essentials of early childhood education, and among those having success locally by offering recognition was James Stephens Montessori first and second grade teacher Therese Phillips.

Nick LeBas was named Man of the Year and accepts his award from Camille Fontenot.

The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce had its most successful annual banquet on Wednesday, April 29, with an attendance of at least 250 people at the North Side Civic Center.
The storms that passed through Louisiana earlier this week brought with them damaging winds approaching hurricane-force of 70 mph southeast of Evangeline Parish, around Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

YEAR IN READING - First grade and second grade students in Therese Phillips’ class at James Stephens Montessori School in Ville Platte showed off their stars for their successful year in reading. Students were encouraged to try harder when they saw their progress illustrated on computer generated graphs on the bulletin board in the background. At left is teacher Phillips and at right is teaching assistant Janice Vidrine.

Nick LeBas was named Man of the Year and accepts his award from Camille Fontenot.

Lady Trojans suffer second district loss

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. On Tuesday, the Lady Trojans fell to Catholic 4-1 in New Roads.

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.

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Sports

Sacred Heart’s Gabbie Andrepont drives a ball into the outfield. Andrepont was four for six in the quaterfinal game on Friday.

Unbelievable. Amazing. Gut wrenching. Simply put, WOW!

Lifestyle

Here in Louisiana we grow some the best fruits and vegetables one can find due to the right type of soil and climate. And often times we have an abundance of crops. So what to do with the excess?

Obituaries

Peggy Saucier LeBleu

May 24, 1957 - April 25, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services were held for Peggy Saucier LeBleu, 57, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 2 p.m., Monday, April 27. Burial followed in the New St. Ann’s Cemetery.

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