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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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.

Ville Platte police search for fatal shooting suspect

Ville Platte police are searching for a man who they say is suspected of shooting a woman to death inside the K&T’s Meat Market and Grocery on Lincoln Road some time before noon Monday. The man being sought is a black male wearing a white T-shirt, camouflage pants and a red bandanna.

Super 10s finish as state runners-up

Ville Platte and Shreveport worked hard to put themselves in a position to win the 2014 Louisiana State Championship at the AAA (Super 10's) level. In the best of three series, Ville Platte took the first game, while Shreveport found a way to win the second contest.

Majors headed to World Series!

The 2014 Louisiana State Champions, the Ville Platte Majors!

Back in September, Thomas Scully predicted this year’s Ville Platte Dixie Majors Team would go to the World Series in Lexington, South Carolina. At the time, Scully was not even the head coach of the group. He just had a feeling.

Super 10’s, Shreveport move to Game 3

In a best of three series, it is hard for a coaching staff to prepare for game three, also known as the “if necessary” game. No coach wants that game to take place. You’d prefer to win the first two and move on.

Chataignier, parish schools adopt innovations

David Ardoin, teacher and assistant principal at Chataignier Elementary School, and his daughter, Kennedy, a fifth grader, are shown in front of the school’s sign, funded by the Chataignier High Alumni a couple of years ago.

Innovation seems like the right word to describe changes at parish schools lately, such as the ones that are encouraging Chataignier Elementary School students to not only achieve academically, but also to help each other and the wider community as schools in the parish make improvements.

Pine Prairie Correctional Center honors employees

Pine Prairie Correctional Center Warden Terry Hines thanked employees of the facility for their work during an employee appreciation barbeque at the Pine Prairie Community Center Thursday, July 24.

VP Majors punch ticket for state

Majors dominated the tournament with an undefeated record.

When Ville Platte got to the Wall Pontiff Playground in Metairie, they did not waste much time in letting the locals know they were there for business and not play. The VP Majors met the competition head on and that did not let up.

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Sports

The Sacred Heart defense took control in the second half against Catholic of Pointe Coupee Friday night and gave the Trojans a chance to win late in the game.

In one of the wildest games in Sacred Heart history, the Trojans gave every ounce of energy and pride in a heartbreaking loss to Catholic of Pointe Coupee at Soileau-Landry field by a score of 55-5

Lifestyle

The 4-H “Cotton Pickin’ Pet Show” was held on Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center. There were more than 80 pets entered in the show this year.

Obituaries

Robert “Sonny” Spears

June 10, 1935 - October 20, 2014
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for Robert “Sonny” Spears, 79, of Reddell, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 22. Burial will follow in the Durio Cemetery in Eunice.

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