Midnight Wednesday is the deadline for buying a ticket for the first Acadiana Mega Raffle Early Bird Drawing. Community Foundation of Acadiana is holding the Acadiana Mega Raffle fund-raising event which will have more than 1,000 prizes and a 1-in-30 chance of winning with the purchaser of one $100 ticket.
The Basile Police Department responded to a report of a child being struck by a train Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 4 p.m. The incident occurred at the railroad crossing on Magnolia Street in Basile. The Basile police and the fire department responded, along with Acadian Ambulance, who were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Christopher Anderson

Police Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reported the following incidents over the Fourth of July weekend.

Christopher Anderson

Mamou All-Stars take fifth at state

Alex Dick (15) helps to assist on a great defensive play.

The Mamou Elite Eight-year-olds had to come out at least sixth in the Dixie Youth State Pitching Machine Tournament in order to advance to the World Series.

Rain pushes back regionals

With all the rain that moved through the New Orleans and Lafayette area, the Dixie Youth Regionals were postponed to later in the weekend.

VPPD makes four more arrests in Fourth of July fight

Deandre Dangerfield

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported additional charges have been filed in a Fourth of July incident at the Martin Luther King Park (formerly Southside Park) that left one person with a

Mamou Elementary makes classroom improvements

Evamgeline School Superintendant Toni Hamlin, center; Mamou Elementary Principal Troy Fontenot and Assistant Superintendant Darwan Lazard, second and third from left; school board members David Landreneau, Darren Vidrine and Buck Dupre, in rear; and Mamou Elementary school teachers are shown in one of the improved classrooms on Wednesday, July 17.

Thirteen classrooms in the Mamou Elementary third- and fourth-grade classroom building and seven in the first- and second-grade classroom building have had improvements made in a three-phase projec

City places new signs on streets

Before the rains late last week, city crews began putting up red street signs that have the city’s logo.

Authors sign Evangeline book at city hall

Authors Jane Vidrine, left, and Jean Kiesel were at city hall Friday to sign copies of their new pictorial book “Evangeline Parish,” that shows historical photographs of the parish.

Mamou Elementary walls have patriotic, jurassic themes

Students and some of the teachers who pass through the hall of the third and fourth classroom building of Mamou Elementary School may not realize the airbrush artist who decorated the walls now cr

EPSB approves motion for bonds of indebtedness

During its meeting Wednesday night, the Evangeline Parish School Board gave its preliminary approval for $2.5 million in certificates of indebtedness for the parish’s local area network project (on

VPPD searches for suspect

On July 13, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Ville Platte Police Department received a call reporting an armed robbery at a local business on East Main Street.

VP Majors seek regional title

Its been a while since Ville Platte has made it big at the Dixie Youth Majors level.

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Sports

Alex Dick (15) helps to assist on a great defensive play.

The Mamou Elite Eight-year-olds had to come out at least sixth in the Dixie Youth State Pitching Machine Tournament in order to advance to the World Series.

Lifestyle

Residents of Prairie Manor participated in the Louisiana Nursing Home Association’s Region III Senior Olympics in Lafayette on July 12.

Obituaries

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