Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common. For probably the first time in Evangeline Parish gridiron history, every high school football program will have new head coaches.
On Tuesday, August 5, Troupe d’Evangeline hosted its latest performance at the Northside Civic Center. The performance of “The Princess and the Pea,” directed by Travis Fontenot, featured a wonderful cast and the crowd enjoyed the performance. In the first photo, the cast is shown.
Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reminds citizens that school will be starting soon and children’s safety is an important issue. Here are a few reminders to help keep all children safe this school year.

Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

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School supplies donated in Mamou

School board member Buck Dupre and Assistant Mamou Police Chief Katina Richard are shown with items recently collected from businesses and individual donors during the recent school supply drive.

EPSB reviews finances, bus transportation

The Evangeline Parish School Board received a brief overview of the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday, August 20, during the board’s regular meeting.

Political rally set

A political rally will be held Thursday, August 21, at Ville Platte’s Northside Civic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free to the public.

New faces guide parish gridiron teams

Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common.

Louisiana exits Dixie Youth World Series

HOMERUN CLUB - The “Homerun Club” from Game Two is shown above, left to right: Cade Foret, Dino Deshotels, Daegan Mitchell and Noah Soileau. (Photos submitted by Sandy Leger)

The Louisiana Dixie Majors exited the World Series Tournament on Tuesday after a 12-7 loss to South Carolina.

Mamou cracking down on unsightly properties

Mamou is cracking down on abandoned, and often hazardous, structures on properties in the town. About a half dozen structures have been demolished so far.

Police jury proclaims honor for winning Mamou team

Evangeline Parish Police Jury President Ryan Ardoin, left, presented the Mamou Machine Pitch Dixie Youth team and their coaches with a proclamation in their honor.

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury approved of a proclamation declaring August 11, 2014, Mamou Machine Pitch Dixie Youth World Champion Day.

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Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common.

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Joseph Elsie Dupre

October 1, 1938 - August 21, 2014
PLAISANCE - Funeral services will be held for Joseph Elsie Dupre, 75, of Plaisance, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Grand Prairie at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 26. Burial will follow in the St. Andrew Cemetery in Plaisance

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