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

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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

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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

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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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KVPI Oldies 92.5

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Evangeline Tourism Commission

Chicot State Park

Louisiana State Arboretum

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Acadiana Open Channel/Public Access

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Upcoming Events
May
15
Tue
1:00 pm Library Board meets Tues. May 15th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Library Board meets Tues. May 15th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tuesday May 15th at 1 pm at the main library.  The meeting is open to the public and public comments are welcomed. Agenda items expected include finalist interviews[...]
May
26
Sat
all-day No Saturday hours at Main Library M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
No Saturday hours at Main Library M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 26 all-day
The main library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 26th through Monday May 28th, reopening at regular hours Tues. May 29th.
May
28
Mon
all-day Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 28 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Monday May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.
May
29
Tue
all-day Summer Reading Pre Registration Beg... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Summer Reading Pre Registration Beg... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 29 all-day
Tuesday May 29th is the first day of pre-registration for Summer Reading at the main library and all branches.  Please note that no prizes will be given out until Friday May 1st.
Jun
5
Tue
10:00 am Chatty the Mime at Turkey Creek Bra... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Chatty the Mime at Turkey Creek Bra... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime will entertain at the Turkey Creek Branch on Tues. June 5th at 10 a.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 pm Chatty the Mime performs twice at t... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Chatty the Mime performs twice at t... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) on Tues. June 5th at 2 pm and 6 pm.  Both performances are free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an[...]
6:00 pm Chatty the Mime has 6 pm show at ma... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Chatty the Mime has 6 pm show at ma... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) at 2 pm and again at 6 pm on Tues. June 5th.  The event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied[...]
Jun
6
Wed
10:00 am Chatty the Mime performs at Prescot... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Chatty the Mime performs at Prescot... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime performs at the Prescott Branch in Pine Prairie on Wed. June 6th at 10 am.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 pm Chatty the Mime performs at Mamou T... @ Mamou Teen Center
Chatty the Mime performs at Mamou T... @ Mamou Teen Center
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the Mamou Teen Center Wed. June 6th at 2 pm.  The event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Jun
7
Thu
10:00 am Chatty the Mime performs at Basile ... @ Basile Branch Library
Chatty the Mime performs at Basile ... @ Basile Branch Library
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime performs at the Basile Branch Library Thurs. June 7th at 10 am.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.