Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Voters of Evangeline Parish are urged to cast their early ballots for the November 4, election this week, as early voting comes to an end on Tuesday, October 28.

Christina Hartzfelds

On October 21, the Ville Platte Police Department asked the public for help in identifying a silver truck and locating the three white males and two white females involved with multiple break-ins of storage buildings on South Chataignier Road.

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

The 2014 4-H Cotton Food Festival got off to a great start at the 20th Annual Cotton Festival 4-H Cotton Commodity Cookery Contest held Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center.

Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Christina Hartzfelds

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

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Crash at Lincoln/Chataignier corner

Two trucks collided at the new four-way stop on the corner of Lincoln Road and Chataignier Street Thursday, October 23. The white Dodge Ram pickup, travelling west on Lincoln Road, collided with the delivery truck as it came from the north side of the roadway. No injuries were reported.

Early voting continues thru Tuesday

Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Voters of Evangeline Parish are urged to cast their early ballots for the November 4, election this week, as early voting comes to an end on Tuesday, October 28.

School/District scores ‘exciting news’ for parish

The biggest, and possibly best, news to come out of the release of school performance scores by the Louisiana Department of Education Tuesday, October 21, is that this school district as a whole has increased its score from a C (76.6) to a B (88.7).

DNA swab leads to mistrial in district court

A mistrial was declared last week in the case against Steveniski Marquelle Frank by 13th Judicial District Judge John Larry Vidrine, who cited the “Brady Rule” as the reason for the mistrial.

Bulldogs travel to face first-ranked Livonia

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are riding high off a two game win streak and the confidence that comes with it. The Bulldogs have beaten district opponents Port Barre and Pine Prairie in the last two weeks.

Trojans host Hornets in district game

The Sacred Heart Trojans are starting to feel that things are coming together as they have won their last two ball games in decisive fashion. This past Friday the Trojan defense flexed its muscles and shut down the False River Gators inside their five yard line on three separate occasions.

Demons seek win in Vinton

The Mamou High Demons are in need of a victory after losing their last five games. The Demons travel to Vinton to take on the Lions Friday night hoping to get that victory.

Bearcats face Trojans in district duel

At this point in the 2014 season, the Basile Bearcat record (6-1, 3-1) was definitely foreseeable. What was probably not foreseeable was that they would have to face an East Beauregard Trojan football team with an identical record. The Trojans have not had much success prior to this season.

MRMC prepared in the event of Ebola infections

Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center will be ready should the Ebola virus ever become an issue in the communities they serve, according to Scott. M. Smith, CEO.

EP school performance scores good overall

On Tuesday, October 21, the Louisiana Department of Education released school performance scores and Evangeline Parish fared well in the report.

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The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are riding high off a two game win streak and the confidence that comes with it.

Lifestyle

The 4-H “Cotton Pickin’ Pet Show” was held on Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center. There were more than 80 pets entered in the show this year.

Obituaries

Robert “Sonny” Spears

June 10, 1935 - October 20, 2014
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for Robert “Sonny” Spears, 79, of Reddell, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 22. Burial will follow in the Durio Cemetery in Eunice.

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