Videos from the IRS:

Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop

Business Taxes for the Self-Employed

Good Recordkeeping Helps Avoid Headaches

Business Income

 The Arts and Music

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Heymann Performing Arts Center

Louisiana Folk Roots

Evangeline Trail Project

Famous Fred’s Lounge – Mamou

Business

Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce

Better Business Bureau of Acadiana

Community

City of Ville Platte

Town of Mamou

Education and Schools

Evangeline Parish School Board

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

Louisiana Technical College
Charles B. Coreil Campus, Ville Platte

Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE)

Employment

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)

Fairs and Festivals

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

Health and Hospitals

Mercy Regional Center
Ville Platte, LA

Savoy Medical Center
Mamou, LA

History

Acadians
The Center for Cultural & Eco-Tourism

CODOFIL
Council for the Development of French in Louisiana

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Evangeline Parish Public Defender Board

Libraries

Library of Congress

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Newspapers

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

Other Resources

Free DMV Practice Tests

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KVPI Oldies 92.5

Recreation and Tourism

Evangeline Tourism Commission

Chicot State Park

Louisiana State Arboretum

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Acadiana Open Channel/Public Access

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Local FOX Affiliate

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Louisiana Public Broadcasting

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Local NBC Affiliate

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Upcoming Events
Oct
21
Sat
9:30 am Evangeline Genealogical & Histor... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Evangeline Genealogical & Histor... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society will meet Sat. Oct. 21st at 9:30 am at the main library (Ville Platte). Guest speaker, James Douget from Opelousas, has reprinted author Susan Douget’s book “Sous Cette Pierre,[...]
Oct
25
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Oct... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Oct... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mystery Book Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Main Library (Ville Platte) on Wed. Oct. 25th at 10:30 am in the multipurpose room. The book of the month is “Midnight at the[...]
Oct
30
Mon
4:45 pm October 30th 4:45 pm deadline to... @ Mamou Branch Library
October 30th 4:45 pm deadline to... @ Mamou Branch Library
Oct 30 @ 4:45 pm – 4:45 pm
October 30th at 4:45 pm is the deadline for patrons ages 5 through 17 to turn in their entries at the Mamou Branch Library for the Branch’s Halloween Coloring Contest. All entries must have the[...]
Nov
23
Thu
8:00 am Library closed for Thanksgiving ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed for Thanksgiving ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Thursday Nov. 23rd through Sunday Nov. 26th for Thanksgiving break.  Each branch will reopen at its regularly scheduled time on Monday Nov. 27th.
Nov
29
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Nov... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Nov... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wed. Nov. 29th at the main library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 am. The book of the month is “The Drop” by Michael Connelly. Please come and enjoy the fellowship[...]
Dec
6
Wed
all-day Library closed to public for sta... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed to public for sta... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 6 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed to the public all day Wed. Dec. 6th due to staff workshop.
Dec
11
Mon
4:00 pm Library Board meets Dec. 11th at... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Library Board meets Dec. 11th at... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 14th in Mamou has been rescheduled to Dec. 11th in Ville Platte. It will be held at the main library in Ville Platte at 4 pm. The[...]
Dec
22
Fri
8:00 am Library system closed Friday Dec... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library system closed Friday Dec... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Friday Dec. 22nd through Tues. Dec. 26th for the Christmas holidays.  
Dec
29
Fri
8:00 am Library closed Dec. 29th through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed Dec. 29th through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 29 2017 @ 8:00 am – Jan 1 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Friday Dec. 29th through Monday Jan. 1st due to the New Year’s holiday.