Jamison Thomas

On September 14, the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call in which someone claimed they were being followed and shot at by two suspects in a vehicle.

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.

The 1-1 Ville Platte High School Bulldogs have proven to be an offensive enigma so far this season. In the opening game against Westminster, the Bulldogs put up 38 points and over 500 yards of offense in a dominating performance. Last week, against Basile, the Ville Platte offense only managed six points and 218 yards of offense.
Bryan Leach, regional director with Delta Waterfowl, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He gave Rotarians a brief history of the organization, which was established in 1911.

Jamison Thomas

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.

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Johnson wins another state title

Julia Johnson and her high school golf coach Andrew Wiley were all smiles after the state title.

Julia Johnson, a Pine Prairie native, won the high school state golf championship for the second straight year.

Five killed in head on crash

A two vehicle head-on crash on LA Highway 13 south of Eunice has claimed the lives of five people and left one injured in a local hospital.

Rice farmers need to watch for weevils with warmer weather

DRONES TAKE FLIGHT - Farmers Lucas Berzas, at left, and Neal Lejeune look at an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, at the Evangeline Parish Rice Tour held May 22. Randy Price, LSU AgCenter agricultural engineer, demonstrated a drone to show how it could be used to scout fields. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

Rice farmers should be prepared to deal with their worst insect pest, the rice water weevil, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout, speaking at the Evangeline Parish Rice Tour on May 22

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign underway in Ville Platte

The Ville Platte Police Department has received funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for, and is participating in, the “Click It or Ticket” campaign through Sunday, June 1.

Fontenot earns slot on 2014 LHSCA West Roster

Wesley Fontenot will play in Denham Springs this weekend.

Sacred Heart graduate Wesley Fontenot was named to the Louisiana High School All-Star game recently.

New book features images of Evangeline Parish

The cover of the new book about the history of Evangeline Parish shows Main Street in Ville Platte. The photo was taken about 1905, before Evangeline Parish existed.

A book that went on sale Monday, May 26, features more than 200 vintage images of Evangeline Parish.

SHHS puts nine on 5-1A SB unit

Elizabeth Soileau - Infield

The Sacred Heart Lady Trojans had an amazing season in 2014. They finished as the Co-District 5-1A Champions and made it to the second round of the playoffs.

2014 NCAA Pairings show set for Monday

The NCAA College Baseball Pairings Selection Show is set for Monday, May 26th, at 11 a.m. The event will take place on ESPNU for Division One Schools.

SLCC Coreil Campus has open house Friday for high school students

The students heard a presentation by Dr. Shania Riser, right, who is a SLCC career and transfer adviser, as Carleen Jones, campus administrator, left, looks on.

High school students throughout Evangeline Parish were invited to an open house at South Louisiana Community College’s C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte Friday, May 23.

World War II veteran has Memorial Day memories

Iway Manual wears five ribbons and a combat star on his VFW cap. He joined the VFW in 1947.

Iway Manuel is among the dwindling ranks of World War II veterans. The Village de Memoire resident will turn 89 in September.

World War II veteran has Memorial Day memories

Iway Manual wears five ribbons and a combat star on his VFW cap. He joined the VFW in 1947.

Iway Manuel is among the dwindling ranks of World War II veterans. The Village de Memoire resident will turn 89 in September.

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Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.

The 1-1 Ville Platte High School Bulldogs have proven to be an offensive enigma so far this season.

Obituaries

Leola Vidrine

November 8, 1923 - September 13, 2014
BELAIRE COVE - Graveside funeral services were held for Leola Vidrine, 90, at the Sacred Heart of Belaire Cove Mausoleum at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 16.

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