Teachers filled the meeting room, as well as the hallways, of the Evangeline Parish School Board Media Center Wednesday night to ask for the return of “step increases.”
The Basile Bearcats waited a week to discover their first opponent in the 2014 LHSAA class 1A playoffs; and now they know. The Bearcats will host the LaSalle High School Tigers Friday night. The Tigers defeated the South Cameron Tarpons 34-0 in this past Friday’s bi-district playoff game.
Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud has filed suit challenging the election results in which she lost re-election to her opponent, Bert Keith Campbell, by a vote of 110 to 106. Cloud’s suit claims that Campbell paid residents for their votes and included several affidavits in the suit to prove her case.


Mamou hoping to bounce back after tough loss

The Mamou Green Demons came into the 2014 season with one goal in mind; to improve every time they play. Friday night against the Pickering Red Devils, the Demons may not have picked up a win but they did take a step toward their goal.

Panthers looking to go 2-0 in young season

The Pine Prairie Panthers are 1-0 on the season after an exciting 12-6 overtime victory over the North Central Hurricanes. The win gives the Panthers some much-needed confidence going into week two. Pine Prairie will travel to play the East Beauregard Trojans on Friday night.

Bearcats run past Trojans in season opener

The Basile Bearcats used the one-two punch of Gabriel Fontenot and Kendrick Ceasar to pull away from the Sacred Heart Trojans Friday in the season opener for both teams.

Bulldogs dominate Crusaders in non-district tilt

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs would use a dominating defense and potent ground attack to subdue the Westminster Crusaders Friday night. The Bulldogs would rack up a total of 548 yards of offense and defensively limit Westminster to 100 total yards.

Panthers earn exciting overtime win over Hurricanes

The Pine Prairie Panthers win their first game of the season in dramatic fashion as they defeated the North Central Hurricanes 12-6 in overtime. An interception by Javon Ardoin on the first play of overtime for North Central sealed the Panther victory.

Red Devils pick up opening win over Mamou

Pickering came into Mamou Friday night to begin the 2014 regular season. The teams traded touchdowns in the beginning before trading turnovers. The teams then traded jabs like two heavyweight fighters in the ring.

VPPD warns residents of IRS scam

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported an IRS scam targeting citizens in this area.

New pathways diploma to prepare grads for workforce

Ted Soileau, with the Evangeline Parish school district, presented information to the school board during its meeting Wednesday, September 3, regarding changes to diplomas and the new career diploma.

EPSB budget better than expected

The Evangeline Parish School Board approved its 2014-2015 fiscal year budget during its meeting Wednesday, September 3.


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The Basile Bearcats waited a week to discover their first opponent in the 2014 LHSAA class 1A playoffs; and now they know. The Bearcats will host the LaSalle High School Tigers Friday night.


NOVEMBER 18, MEETING - Shown, from left, are Ville Platte Rotary Club President David Mayeux, guest speakers Susan Fisher and Ginger LeCompte with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way and Rotarian Mark Suellentrop.

November 18, Meeting


October 6, 1954 - November 14, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Florence Ann Doucet Gallow, 60, of Eunice, at Greater True Light Baptist Church in Eunice at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 22. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Baptist Church Cemetery in Chataignier.

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