First Student, the company that handles bus transportation for the Evangeline Parish school system, got an earful Wednesday night, May 20, when a parent and school board member Wanda Skinner brought up complaints about a bus driver.

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

The 22nd Annual 4-H Awards and Recognition Program was held Monday, May 11, at the Northside Civic Center. Evangeline Parish’s outstanding youth, organizational leaders, sponsors, parents and activity leaders in the 4-H program were recognized.

Grace Sibley, left introduces the CHOICES presenters at Mamou Upper Elementary School Thursday, May 14, Peter Strawitz, center, and Bob Manuel.

Rotary Club members visited parish schools in mid-May to present workshops in a program called CHOICES, which encourages students not to drop out.

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

Grace Sibley, left introduces the CHOICES presenters at Mamou Upper Elementary School Thursday, May 14, Peter Strawitz, center, and Bob Manuel.

Ville Platte Elementary students enjoy fun day

Friday started out on the cool side but it didn’t take long for the temperatures to climb high enough for Ville Platte Elementary fifth and sixth graders to get a taste of the summer during Fun Day.

Ville Platte Elementary students enjoy fun day

Friday started out on the cool side but it didn’t take long for the temperatures to climb high enough for Ville Platte Elementary fifth and sixth graders to get a taste of the summer during Fun Day.

Pastor Lou Hilda Gallow

March 22, 1956 - May 17, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Pastor Lou Hilda Gallow, 59, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23. Burial will follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Safety is Key this Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer for many of us in Louisiana and travelers will be taking to the roads to visit family and friends.

EdMay Richard celebrates 104th birthday on mothers day

One-hundred-four-year-old Edmay has accumulated many photos of her family in her Park Avenue home where she has lived since the 1960s.

Mothers Day has been a special day for Edmay Richard and her friends and family because she was born on that day 104 years ago, within a year of Evangeline Parish’s formation by the Legislature.

chamber hears from new walmart manager

The new manager of the Ville Platte Walmart introduced himself to people attending the monthly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

District honors doled out to parish players

Jacob L. Lafleur- Sacred Heart High

With the close of the 2015 baseball season, post-season honors have flooded in for some of the players across the parish. The push for perfection has reaped benefits for both teams and individuals.

Ex-Lady Bulldog, Brianna Pete, commits to L.C.

Recent Ville Platte High graduate and former Lady Bulldog hard court general, Brianna Pete has decided to further her basketball career by committing to play at Louisiana College in Pineville.

First Student under fire for alleged incident

First Student, the company that handles bus transportation for the Evangeline Parish school system, got an earful Wednesday night, May 20, when a parent and school board member Wanda Skinner brought up complaints about a bus driver.

Viola Brown

March 17, 1929 - May 12, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Viola Brown, 86, of Ville Platte, at St. Paul Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 23. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Sports

Jacob L. Lafleur- Sacred Heart High

With the close of the 2015 baseball season, post-season honors have flooded in for some of the players across the parish.

Lifestyle

4-H JR. LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT - Tre’ Fontenot, 4-H Junior Leadership President, posed with 4-H Youth Agent Tina Guillory and Extension Agent Todd Fontenot.

The 22nd Annual 4-H Awards and Recognition Program was held Monday, May 11, at the Northside Civic Center.

Obituaries

March 22, 1956 - May 17, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Pastor Lou Hilda Gallow, 59, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23. Burial will follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

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