The Evangeline Parish Relay For Life was held Saturday, May 2, and Chairperson Connie Lamke stated that many volunteers were on hand to celebrate survivors and raise funding for cancer patients in this parish.

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Kevin Argetsinger is in jail after his home was set on fire three days in a row.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau congratulates Mamou High graduating senior Emily Anne Soileau for being awarded this year’s Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Scholarship (LSHS). Qualifications include academic achievement, leadership and character. Soileau is the daughter of Ranson Paul and Belinda Balfer Soileau.

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Smoked Meat Festival organizers announce schedule

When there’s smoke, it must be time for Le Festival de la Viande Boucanée! For two decades le Festival de la Viande Boucanée (the LA Smoked Meat Festival) has been smoking, with fabulous food, magnificent music, frolic and family fun, and lots of smoke.

Relay for Life a success, despite delay

The Evangeline Parish Relay For Life was held Saturday, May 2, and Chairperson Connie Lamke stated that many volunteers were on hand to celebrate survivors and raise funding for cancer patients in this parish.

Arson victim becomes arson suspect

Kevin Agentsinger

Kevin Argetsinger is in jail after his home was set on fire three days in a row.

Police jury hears about security needs at courthouse

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury heard from the parish’s two district judges about the need for enhanced security in the courthouse because of the potential for violence.

VP Rotary welcomes recent guests

APRIL 28, MEETING - Shelly Mouledous, center, was the guest speaker for the April 28, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarian Nick LeBas, left, and Rotary President David Mayeux

April 28, Meeting

Sheriff names this year's Louisiana Sheriff's scholarship recipient

Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau congratulates Mamou High graduating senior Emily Anne Soileau for being awarded this year’s Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Scholarship (LSHS). Qualifications include academic achievement, leadership and character.

Sheriff's office reports seven recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported seven recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Anthanial Miller, 47, 1916 James Ortego Lane, Mamou, was charged April 29, with theft. Miller bonded out of jail the same day.

Protest at Sacred Heart High seeks to replace principal

Protesters held home-made signs in front of Sacred Heart School

Following a large protest at Sacred Heart School Monday, a delegation of two people concerned with developments at the school went to the Bishop Michael Jarrell’s office Catholic Diocese of Lafayette on Wednesday, May 6.

Lady Trojans drop heartbreaker in quarterfinals

Sacred Heart’s Gabbie Andrepont drives a ball into the outfield. Andrepont was four for six in the quaterfinal game on Friday.

Unbelievable. Amazing. Gut wrenching. Simply put, WOW! These are only a few words that could possibly describe the quarterfinal playoff marathon between the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans and the Mangham Lady Dragons.

Trojans ease through to regional playoff game

Sacred Heart’s Phillip Vidrine jumps out of the way to avoid a tag earlier this season

If the Sacred Heart Trojans could have wished for the perfect bi-district playoff game, they probably would have wished for a mistake free game with plenty of offense and hopefully a chance to get some playing time for some of their bench players. Wish granted.

Panthers exit playoffs after first round loss

Given the way that the Pine Prairie Panthers scraped and clawed their way through the regular and district seasons, it would stand to reason that they would do the same against the Notre Dame Pioneers in their first round playoff matchup on Friday.

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Sacred Heart’s Gabbie Andrepont drives a ball into the outfield. Andrepont was four for six in the quaterfinal game on Friday.

Unbelievable. Amazing. Gut wrenching. Simply put, WOW!

Lifestyle

APRIL 28, MEETING - Shelly Mouledous, center, was the guest speaker for the April 28, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarian Nick LeBas, left, and Rotary President David Mayeux

April 28, Meeting

Obituaries

Joseph Roderick “Rod” Soileau

April 12, 1940 - May 4, 2015
A memorial service will be held for Joseph Roderick “Rod” Soileau, 74, of Lake Charles, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 7.

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