Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

A Reddell woman, who was walking on Highway 13 Friday morning is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Reddell.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. They will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 11, during the 31st Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

Stephen Lafleur

Stephen Lafleur, who was wanted by Mamou police for allegedly beating a woman with a gun and shooting at her vehicle on Monday, has turned himself in. Lafleur’s alleged victim reported that her daughter was at the scene when the incident occurred and Mamou police began searching for him.

Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Stephen Lafleur

Robert Wayne Deville Sr.

Robert Wayne Deville Sr.

September 6, 1952 - March 29, 2015
Funeral services were held for Robert Wayne Deville Sr., 62, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 31. Burial followed in the Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Jimmy Richard

Jimmy RIchard

September 25, 1940 - March 28, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services were held for Jimmy Richard, 74, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 31. Burial followed in the New St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Betty Jean Manley Newsom

June 13, 1932 - March 29, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services were held for Betty Jean Manley Newsom, 82, of Mamou, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. Burial followed in the First Baptist Cemetery.

Rynell “R.B.” Fontenot

September 20, 1939 - March 27, 2015
Funeral services were held for Rynell “R.B.” Fontenot, 75, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Monday, March 30. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Gallow, Miss Lewis plan April nuptials

Miss Fransaya Latay Lewis,
Mr. Ryan O’hara Gallow

The engagement of Miss Fransaya Latay Lewis to Mr. Ryan O’hara Gallow, the son of Eula Gallow and Harry and Elizabeth Fontenot of Ville Platte, has been announced by her parents, Jennifer Lewis and Jessie Whittington of Ville Platte.

Mr. Fontenot, Miss Fuselier announce April ceremony

Miss Meghan Jhon Fuselier,
Mr. Derrick Anthony Fontenot

The engagement of Miss Meghan Jhon Fuselier to Mr. Derrick Anthony Fontenot, the son of Tony and Beth Fontenot of Natchitoches, has been announced by her parents, Leon and Barbara Landreneau of Vidrine.

VP Rotary Club welcomes recent guests

MARCH 10, MEETING - Shown during the March 10, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club, from left, are Rotary President David Mayeux, guest speakers Renee Brown and Ava Morein with the Smoked Meat Festival and Rotarian Annette Johnson.

March 10, Meeting

Mamou police report 12 recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported 12 recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Stephen Lafleur, 57. 104 Western Lane, Lafayette, was charged March 24, with aggravated battery and assault (two counts). Lasfleur was transferred to the parish jail.

Mamou Rotary holds officer elections

Assistant district governor Yvonne Normand, from Opelousas, speaks to Mamou Rotary Club members Wednesday, March 25, before elections were held. Wendy Perkins was elected vice chair, Randy Deshotel, right foreground, was elected club secretary, and Chasity Guillory was elected treasurer.

Lady Trojans suffer second district loss

Sacred Heart third baseman Kara Aguillard tags out a runner.

For the second time in a three-day span the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans have dropped a district contest to the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Lady Hornets. On Tuesday, the Lady Trojans fell to Catholic 4-1 in New Roads.

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Sacred Heart third baseman Kara Aguillard tags out a runner.

For the second time in a three-day span the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans have dropped a district contest to the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Lady Hornets.

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Robert Wayne Deville Sr.

September 6, 1952 - March 29, 2015
Funeral services were held for Robert Wayne Deville Sr., 62, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 31. Burial followed in the Eternal Rest Cemetery.

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