SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

The 2015 Evangeline 4-H Sew-With-Cotton and Spring Clothing Style Show and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Evangeline Parish Volunteers for Family and Community and the Ville Platte Super Wal-Mart was held Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m.

left to right, are Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison, Top Paid Firefighter Derek Marcantel, Top Volunteer Firefighter Zachary Estilette (115 calls), Joseph Bordelon (78 calls), Issac J. Charles Jr. (61 calls), Dwayne Soileau (53 calls), Danny Castille (44 calls), Christopher Soileau (43 calls), Jason Blanchard (40 calls), Paula Landreneau (30 calls) and Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle. Not pictured are Jesse Muse, Jude Fontenot and Mark A. Meyere Jr.

The Ville Platte Volunteer Fire Department held its Annual Awards Night in February. The awards night is something held yearly to honor the top volunteer and paid firefighters. Awards were given to the top 10 volunteer firefighters with the most calls for 2014 and to the top paid firefighter with the most off-duty calls for 2014.

Carolyn Keith

Carolyn Anne Thibodeaux Keith, author of “Saint” Charlene Richard: Her Continuous Consecration to God, will have a book signing at the Evangeline Parish Library’s main branch in Ville Platte on March 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

left to right, are Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison, Top Paid Firefighter Derek Marcantel, Top Volunteer Firefighter Zachary Estilette (115 calls), Joseph Bordelon (78 calls), Issac J. Charles Jr. (61 calls), Dwayne Soileau (53 calls), Danny Castille (44 calls), Christopher Soileau (43 calls), Jason Blanchard (40 calls), Paula Landreneau (30 calls) and Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle. Not pictured are Jesse Muse, Jude Fontenot and Mark A. Meyere Jr.

Carolyn Keith

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Donald G. Ben

August 3, 1954 - February 27, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Donald G. Ben, 60, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mary Theresa Reed

Mary Theresa Reed

January 5, 1940 - March 1, 2015
Funeral services were held for Mary Theresa Reed, 75, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 3. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Mary Jane Reilly

Mary Jane Reilly

March 4, 1935 - February 28, 2015
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Mary Jane Reilly, 79, of Ville Platte, announces her passing.

Janell Fontenot

Janell Fontenot

July 9, 1941 - February 10, 2015
A memorial service was held for Janell Fontenot, 73, of Ville Platte, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pontchatoula on Sunday, February 14. Burial followed in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

Joseph Elix Fontenot Jr.

April 12, 1952 - March 2, 2015
Funeral services were held for Joseph Elix Fontenot Jr., 62, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 4. Burial followed in the M.B. Fontenot Cemetery.

Anna Mae Bourque

January 21, 1943 - February 27, 2015
A memorial service will be held for Anna Mae Bourque, 72, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Friday, March 6.
LaVille Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

The National Nutrition Month® (NNM) is a nutrition education campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and its foundation.

Evangeline Parish 4-H Sew With Cotton Style Show winners announced

SPRING CLOTHING SENIOR COMPLETE OUTFIT DIVISION - Lelia Deville was the parish winner in the Spring Clothing Senior Complete Outfit Division.

The 2015 Evangeline 4-H Sew-With-Cotton and Spring Clothing Style Show and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Evangeline Parish Volunteers for Family and Community and the Ville Platte Super Wal-Mart was held Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m.

Catholic Daughters help residents celebrate

Members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sacred Heart of Jesus Court #1674, visited with residents of Heritage Manor Nursing Home to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Mr. Guillory, Miss Verrett plan April nuptals

Miss Lacy Chantelle Verrett,
Mr. Phillip Michael Guillory

The engagement of Miss Lacy Chantelle Verrett to Mr. Phillip Michael Guillory, the son of Farrell and Pamela Guillory of Eunice, has been announced by her parents, Richard and Laura Betterton and Avery Verrett of Ville Platte.

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Ville Platte High School guard Ja’Kayra Thomas drives to the lane looking to spark the Lady Bulldogs against Abbeville.

Just like your favorite ride at an amusement park, the regional playoff game between Ville Platte and Iota came with all of the thrills one could expect.

Obituaries

August 3, 1954 - February 27, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Donald G. Ben, 60, of Ville Platte, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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