Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage. Despite winning in the regional and quarter-final rounds, the Lady Bulldogs found their shots did not stroke the bottom of the net at times.

SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

The 2015 Evangeline 4-H Sew-With-Cotton and Spring Clothing Style Show and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Evangeline Parish Volunteers for Family and Community and the Ville Platte Super Wal-Mart was held Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m.

left to right, are Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison, Top Paid Firefighter Derek Marcantel, Top Volunteer Firefighter Zachary Estilette (115 calls), Joseph Bordelon (78 calls), Issac J. Charles Jr. (61 calls), Dwayne Soileau (53 calls), Danny Castille (44 calls), Christopher Soileau (43 calls), Jason Blanchard (40 calls), Paula Landreneau (30 calls) and Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle. Not pictured are Jesse Muse, Jude Fontenot and Mark A. Meyere Jr.

The Ville Platte Volunteer Fire Department held its Annual Awards Night in February. The awards night is something held yearly to honor the top volunteer and paid firefighters. Awards were given to the top 10 volunteer firefighters with the most calls for 2014 and to the top paid firefighter with the most off-duty calls for 2014.

Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

left to right, are Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison, Top Paid Firefighter Derek Marcantel, Top Volunteer Firefighter Zachary Estilette (115 calls), Joseph Bordelon (78 calls), Issac J. Charles Jr. (61 calls), Dwayne Soileau (53 calls), Danny Castille (44 calls), Christopher Soileau (43 calls), Jason Blanchard (40 calls), Paula Landreneau (30 calls) and Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle. Not pictured are Jesse Muse, Jude Fontenot and Mark A. Meyere Jr.

College news

Lady Bulldog playoff run ends in semi-finals

Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage.

Trojans, Demons participate in weekend tourneys

The Sacred Heart Trojans and the Mamou Demons got some tournament playing time this weekend, despite the weather. The Trojans traveled to Oak Hill and the Demons were in Kinder to participate in their respective tournaments. Here is a rundown of the games played by Sacred Heart and Mamou.

Lady Panthers win two in Northwood tournament

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers traveled to Shreveport on Saturday to participate in the Northwood-Shreveport softball tournament. The Lady Panthers battled frigid temperatures and snow and ice to pick up two wins on the day. Here is a summary of both contests.
Pine Prairie vs. Minden

EPSB joins lawsuit for MFP funding

The Evangeline Parish School Board voted to join a request for the 2.75 percent MFP (Minimum Foundation Program) funding increase for the 2013-2014 school year that school districts across the state have not received.

Joseph Donald Bordelon

Funeral services will be held for Joseph Donald Bordelon, 62, of Pine Prairie, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Donald G. Ben

August 3, 1954 - February 27, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Donald G. Ben, 60, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mary Theresa Reed

Mary Theresa Reed

January 5, 1940 - March 1, 2015
Funeral services were held for Mary Theresa Reed, 75, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 3. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Mary Jane Reilly

Mary Jane Reilly

March 4, 1935 - February 28, 2015
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Mary Jane Reilly, 79, of Ville Platte, announces her passing.

Janell Fontenot

Janell Fontenot

July 9, 1941 - February 10, 2015
A memorial service was held for Janell Fontenot, 73, of Ville Platte, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pontchatoula on Sunday, February 14. Burial followed in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

Joseph Elix Fontenot Jr.

April 12, 1952 - March 2, 2015
Funeral services were held for Joseph Elix Fontenot Jr., 62, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 4. Burial followed in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

Anna Mae Bourque

January 21, 1943 - February 27, 2015
A memorial service will be held for Anna Mae Bourque, 72, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Friday, March 6.
LaVille Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

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Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held for Joseph Donald Bordelon, 62, of Pine Prairie, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery.

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