Videos from the IRS:

Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop

Business Taxes for the Self-Employed

Good Recordkeeping Helps Avoid Headaches

Business Income

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Acadiana Center for the Arts

Heymann Performing Arts Center

Louisiana Folk Roots

Evangeline Trail Project

Famous Fred’s Lounge – Mamou

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Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce

Better Business Bureau of Acadiana

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Diocese of Lafayette, Office of Catholic Schools

Sacred Heart School
Catholic K-12 School in Ville Platte

Christian Heritage Academy
Christian K-12 school in Ville Platte

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Charles B. Coreil Campus, Ville Platte

Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE)

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Office of State Examiner: Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board
Provides information on testing schedules, PDF exam study guides and a classification index of positions available within our local Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service System.

Louisiana Workforce Development Office (LAWorks)

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Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week
April 15-22, 2011 (at Chicot Park)

Smoked Meat Festival
Held the last full week in June

Louisiana Cotton Festival
October 12 thru 17, 2010

Louisiana Swine Festival
Held in Basile, LA

Mamou Cajun Country Mardi Gras

Mamou Cajun Music Festival

Mamou Veteran’s Day Parade

Boggy Bayou Festival, Pine Prairie
This three day festival is held the 1st full weekend in April, except when Easter falls on that date.  In that event the festival is held the last weekend in March

Belaire Cove Crawfish Etoufée Cookoff
Held first Sunday after Easter

Louisiana Book Festival

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Mercy Regional Center
Ville Platte, LA

Savoy Medical Center
Mamou, LA

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Council for the Development of French in Louisiana

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EvangelineToday.com
Website for Evangeline Today: Ville Platte Gazette, Mamou Acadian Press, and Basile Weekly:

Bonnes Nouvelles
A monthly good news and local history paper with special editions for Evangeline and Vermilion Parish, great for local events and in depth local historic articles

Opelousas Daily World

The Eunice News

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Upcoming Events
Dec
12
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Dec
16
Mon
8:00 am “Fine Free” December 16 through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
“Fine Free” December 16 through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 16 2019 @ 8:00 am – Jan 16 2020 @ 6:46 am
"Fine Free" December 16 through January 16 @ Evangeline Parish Library
“Fine Free” Period is from December 16, 2019, through January 15, 2020.   For more information, call 337-363-1369 or the branch nearest you.
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Dec
17
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:00 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)
Dec
19
Thu
10:00 am Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Story Hour Ages 0-5 December 19th – Merry Christamas!  Come take your picture with Santa!          
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Mamou Library is hosting Christmas crafting Thursday 12/19/2019 @ 3:30pm
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Dec
23
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Dec
24
Tue
8:00 am Library system (main library and al... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library system (main library and al... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm
Library system (main library and all branches) closed Tue. Dec. 24th through Thur. Dec. 26th for Christmas break @ Evangeline Parish Library
The main library and all branches are closed Tue. Dec. 24th through Thur. Dec. 26th for Christmas break.  We wish everybody a very merry Christmas.
Dec
30
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Dec
31
Tue
8:00 am Library closed Dec. 31st through Ja... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed Dec. 31st through Ja... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 am – Jan 1 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Library closed Dec. 31st through Jan. 1st @ Evangeline Parish Library
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Tuesday Dec. 31st through Wednesday Jan. 1st due to the New Year’s holiday.
Jan
2
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jan 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Jan
6
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jan 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]