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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DA omvestogating possible animal cruelty in Chataignier

Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac is looking into what appears to be an animal cruelty incident reported by a Eunice resident who indicated the incident may have occurred in Chataig

Belaire Cove 25th etouffee cookoff held Sunday

Runnie and Joe Matte, original coordinators of the Belaire Cove Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, pose with accordion player and vocalist Troy Lejeune, son of the late Felton Lejeune, who entertained the crowd at the cookoff for years.

The Belaire Cove Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff carried it’s popular local tradition into its 25th year Sunday, April 27.

Cycle Zydeco visits Mamou

Hundreds of cyclers from around the country and other countries visited Fred’s Lounge in Mamou on Saturday morning, April 26, during their four-day ride through Acadiana.

Late rally falls short for SHHS

Heather Johnson makes an out at third base.

When down 5-0 after three innings, most teams would roll up camp and call it a day. However, not if you are the Lady Trojans of Sacred Heart.

Lady Pirates give PPHS the slip

Alyssa Jackson fires a pitch for PPHS.

Pine Prairie made the short trip to Kaplan Friday afternoon to take on the second-ranked Lady Pirates.

Ville Platte police investigating business break-in

The Ville Platte Police Department is investigating a break-in that occurred Thursday, April 24, and asking residents who may have witnessed the break-in or saw anything suspicious to contact the d

Lady Trojans blast Lady Gators

Gabbie Andrepont smashes a shot right back up the middle for the Lady Trojans.

When the fifth seeded Lady Trojans drew the Lady Gators of Northwood-Lena, they knew they would have no problem winning in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Mamou handles Sterlington, goes to Fisher next

Amber Manuel connects with a pitch.

The 11th seeded team in Class 2A, Mamou, earned a 5-1 win over the Sterlington Lady Panthers Tuesday in Mamou.

Team Velocity wins tourney

Team Velocity, 12-under, won the Brining the Heat Tournament in Alexandria at the Cabrini Sports Complex. The team went undefeated.

Lady Panthers get by Caldwell

Pine Prairie’s offense executed when it counted the most.

Pine Prairie, the 15th seed in Class 3A, slid by the 18th seed Cladwell by a score of 3-2 to advance in the Class 3A playoffs. It was the first ever Class 3A playoff win for the school.

VPPD searching for suspects

The Ville Platte Police Department is asking residents to assist in locating suspects that are currently evading police.


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Terez Alfred runs away from defense

All five parish gridiron squads participated in their annual fall scrimmage on Thursday and Friday.


AUGUST 26, MEETING - Bryan Leach with Ducks Unlimited, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarian Dan Poret, left, and Rotary President David Mayeux.

August 19, Meeting


Wilson “Sno” Thomas Sr.

August 30, 1945 - August 24, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Wilson “Sno” Thomas Sr., 68, of Ville Platte, at Ninth Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 7 p.m., Friday, August 29. Burial will be held in the church cemetery at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 30.

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