Bryan Leach, regional director with Delta Waterfowl, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He gave Rotarians a brief history of the organization, which was established in 1911.

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 Head Coach Jorie Randle


Bearcats down Bulldogs in battle of defense

Every indication from week one in the regular season pointed to a high-scoring game between Basile and Ville Platte, as both teams scored over thirty points and gained a combined 900-plus yards in

Vikings control Trojans in big win Friday night

The Sacred Heart Trojans set sail Friday night for Donald Gardner Stadium to clash with the Opelousas Catholic Vikings on a night when the 1974 State Champions were honored at half time.

Panther offense sputters in loss to East Beauregard

The Pine Prairie Panthers came into the season knowing that the offense would take some time to grow and mature. Head Coach Yves Prince and his staff were hoping it would happen sooner than later.

Mamou shows offensive power against Tarpons

The Mamou Green Demons came out on fire Friday night and destroyed the South Cameron Tarpons by a score of 33-7. Dylan Duplechain and Daniel Matthews led the way offensively for the Demons.

Residents evacuated due to chemical leak

On September 12, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call regarding a possible chemical spill in the 100 block of Main Street. 0

School district making long-delayed improvements

Rackell Goodley, standing between Superintendent Toni Hamlin and Principal Troy Fontenot, is the Mamou Elementary teacher in the newly painted classroom for students with severe/profound disabilities.

The Evangeline School District is drawing on funds from the sale of timber harvested on its property in the Mamou and Turkey Creek to pay for painting and window replacement at all 12 schools with

Area gets spectacular publicity in cuisine magazine article

The magazine's publisher, Susan Ford, was impressed with the newly refurbished cabins at Chicot State Park. Photos provided courtesy Louisiana Cuisine & Culture magazine, David Gallent, photographer and Culinary Institute of America trained chef.

Last May, Camille Fontenot got a phone call from St. Landry tourism asking for a favor.

SWAT team finds man with assistance of city marshal and VPPD

Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, left, and Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie, right, pose with members of the Lake Charles SWAT team.

The Ville Platte City Marshal’s Warrant Officer Horace Johnson along with Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie assisted the Lake Charles SWAT team in locating a suspect they believed was hiding

Bulldogs, Bearcats square off in offensive showdown

Terez Alfred runs for paydirt behind a block from Dayton Jackson.

It may not be the Fourth of July, but we may just see some offensive fireworks Friday night in Basile as the Bearcats host the Ville Platte Bulldogs in what will be one of the most exciting games o

Trojans look to rebound against Opelousas Catholic

Trojan Tight End Seth Shipp hauls down another catch.

After a tough loss against Basile Friday, the Sacred Heart Trojans are looking to regroup before facing their longtime rival the Opelousas Catholic Vikings. The game is set for 7 p.m.


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Every indication from week one in the regular season pointed to a high-scoring game between Basile and Ville Platte, as both teams scored over thirty points and gained a combined 900-plus yards in


The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sacred Heart of Jesus Court #1674, began its first meeting of the new club year with the installation of new officers by District Regent Betty Soileau from O


Esmee B. Penn

October 2, 1916 - September 9, 2014
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for Esmee B. Penn, 97, of Eunice, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice at 2 p.m., Friday, September 12. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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