The Evangeline Parish Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, was scheduled to be held Saturday, April 18, at the Ville Platte High School football stadium. However, due to weather, the event has been postponed. No new date has been set for this event, but the public will be notified when it is rescheduled.
A passionate discussion about a proposed restaurant and alcohol drew great interest at the Ville Platte City Council earlier this week. The council voted to hold a public meeting on the subject before the regular May meeting to allow more public input on the matter.

2015 Miss Boggy Bayou
Ashlyn Soileau

Ashlyn Soileau, the 19-year-old daughter of Mitch and Angela Soileau of Ville Platte, was crowned Boggy Bayou’s 31st queen on Saturday, April 11, during the annual pageant and festival held at the fairgrounds.

2015 Miss Boggy Bayou
Ashlyn Soileau

Playoffs continue season for three parish teams

Alexis Hammon

The 2015 LHSAA softball playoff brackets were announced on Thursday afternoon. For three Evangeline Parish squads, this means that their seasons will continue.

Trojans continue win streak with key victory

Trojan base runner, Caleb Soileau, slides safely into second.

Even with the weather problems putting a halt to most baseball games across the state, the Sacred Heart Trojans managed to squeeze in an important district game on Wednesday against the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Hornets.

Levier again escapes from authorities in Opelousas

A man wanted for attempted first-degree murder who escaped from deputies in February and was caught in Ville Platte three weeks later has escaped again in Opelousas from St. Landry Sheriff’s Office custody and is believed to be on the run to Tennessee.

fontenot DWI trial set for August 20

A man charged in the January crash that caused the death of Arleen Soileau six hours after being released from jail in Ville Platte on suspected DWI charge the day before has plead not guilty to vehicular homicide.

Larry Chelette

December 10, 1956 - April 14, 2015
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services were held for Larry Chelette, 58, of Turkey Creek, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Friday, April 17. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Minister’s Corner: The oil of the Holy Spirit

In the Bible, oil was used as a symbol for the Holy Spirit. Just as oil was used for healing, for comfort, for illumination and for anointing for specific purposes, the Holy Spirit also heals, comforts, illuminates and consecrates.

Heritage Manor News: Springtime events

Heritage Manor’s King Preston Ardoin and Queen Bobbie McCauley represented the facility at the recent spring pageant in Arnaudville. They competed against 120 area nursing homes. Although they did not place for a title, everyone had a great time and we are very proud of them.

Mr. LeBlanc, Miss Tate set May ceremony

Mr. Jhy Randall LeBlanc,
Miss Jessica Rae Tate

The engagement of Miss Jessica Rae Tate to Mr. Jhy Randall LeBlanc, the son of Randall and Michelle Delcambre LeBlanc of Delcambre, has been announced by her parents, Dwight and Janel Fuselier Tate of St. Martinville.

Mr. Fontenot, Miss Sittig plan June nuptials

Mr. Patrick Harrison Fontenot,
Miss Joni Nicole Sittig

The engagement of Miss Joni Nicole Sittig, the daughter of Maria V. Sittig of Ville Platte and the late Dale Sittig, to Mr. Patrick Harrison Fontenot, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Fontenot of Ville Platte, has been announced by her mother.

Mr. Madden, Miss Jones united in holy matrimony

Mrs. Levi Jared Madden

First Baptist Church in Bossier City provided the setting for a lovely ceremony uniting Miss Darien Michelle Jones and Mr. Levi Jared Madden in holy matrimony, with Pastor Shawn Burch officiating.

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Alexis Hammon

The 2015 LHSAA softball playoff brackets were announced on Thursday afternoon. For three Evangeline Parish squads, this means that their seasons will continue.

Obituaries

December 10, 1956 - April 14, 2015
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services were held for Larry Chelette, 58, of Turkey Creek, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Friday, April 17. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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