IN CUSTODY - Left to right, in back, Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Billy Wolff, EPSO Detective Stanley Washington, Ville Platte City Marshal Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, Ronald Francis and Easton Sheldon bring fugitive Theobegi Levier into the Evangeline Parish Jail. (Photo by Mable Foreman)

Theobegi Levier, wanted in St. Landry Parish for attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery, was captured Wednesday, February 25, in Ville Platte.
Evangeline Parish public defenders were hit recently as part of the state’s $5.4 million budget cut, leading to a decrease of $100,000 in funding locally.
After several days of talking to CenturyLink, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine was pleased to report that the store located in Ville Platte, which was facing closure, will remain open.

IN CUSTODY - Left to right, in back, Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Billy Wolff, EPSO Detective Stanley Washington, Ville Platte City Marshal Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, Ronald Francis and Easton Sheldon bring fugitive Theobegi Levier into the Evangeline Parish Jail. (Photo by Mable Foreman)

Lady Demons dominate in win over Lady Lions

Darelzray Bellard trying to add on points

The Mamou Lady Demons continued to remain perfect in district play as they dominated the Vinton Lady Lions Friday night. The Lady Demons led from the start in a 76-23 win and pushed their record to 17-6 on the year. Most importantly, Mamou moves to 4-0 in district 4-2A play.

Ville Platte man sentenced in truck stop robbery

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Ville Platte man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for taking part in the armed robbery of a St. Landry Parish truck stop casino in which more than $11,000 was taken.

Local man cited for game bird violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged migratory game bird violations on January 18, in Acadia Parish.

KLB accepting grant applications

Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s Healthy Communities grants program will be accepting grant application now until April 10, 2015. Non-profit organizations, youth groups, schools and municipalities are encouraged to apply. Grants vary from $1,000 to $10,000.

DeSelle added to state child predator registry with VP address

Phillip DeSelle

Phillip DeSelle, who was released from prison Thursday, January 22, after serving 24 years for the murder of 11-year-old Averie Grace Evans in Natchitoches, has now been added to the Louisiana Child Predator Registry.

Donald Clarence LeBlex

February 18, 1952 - January 22, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services will be held for Donald Clarence LeBlex, 62, of Mamou, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 24. Burial will follow in the Pine Point Cemetery.

Lajuana Deshotel

PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services are pending for Lajuana Deshotel, 53, of Pine Prairie, who died Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at her residence.
Rush Funeral Home of Oakdale will be in charge of arrangements.

Hilda Fontenot DeBaillon

Hilda Fontenot DeBaillon

July 13, 1924 - January 21, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Hilda Fontenot DeBaillon, 90, of Ville Platte at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 24. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Linda Rose Dupuis

Linda Rose Dupuis

November 8, 1946 - January 20, 2015
LUMBERTON, Texas - A life-honoring service will be held for Linda Rose Dupuis, 68, of Mamou, at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton, Texas, at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 24.

Angela “Richelle” Singleton Conley

Angela “Richelle” Singleton Conley

March 7, 1968 - January 14, 2015
LAKE CHARLES - With great sadness and heavy hearts, the family of Angela “Richelle” Singleton Conley, 46, of Lake Charles, announces her passing on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Mr. Boudreaux, Miss Broussard united in holy matrimony

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Jude Boudreaux

Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church in Lafayette provided the setting for a lovely 7 p.m. ceremony Friday, December 12, uniting Miss Madeline Kate Broussard and Mr. Benjamin Jude Boudreaux in holy matrimony, with Father Bryce Sibley officiating.

VFW Post #3803 donates monthly resident barbecue

VFW Post #3803 and the Ladies’ Auxiliary prepared the monthly donated barbecue meal for residents of Heritage Manor on January 14. This month’s meal was sponsored by CenturyLink. They also presented the organization’s annual donation for resident bingo games for the upcoming year.

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Obituaries

Beryl Joy Israel Cunningham

March 25, 1927 - February 7, 2015
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Funeral services were held for Beryl Joy Israel Cunningham, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, at St. David’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio at 10 a.m., Friday, February 20. Inurnment followed at the Sunset Memorial Park.

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