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


Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce

Better Business Bureau of Acadiana


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)


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


The Center for Cultural & Eco-Tourism

Council for the Development of French in Louisiana


Evangeline Parish Public Defender Board


Library of Congress



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

Radio Stations

KVPI Oldies 92.5

Recreation and Tourism

Evangeline Tourism Commission

Chicot State Park

Louisiana State Arboretum

Television Stations

Acadiana Open Channel/Public Access

Family Vision

Local FOX Affiliate

Local ABC Affiliate


Local CBS Affiliate

Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Local NBC Affiliate


National Hurricane Center

The Weather Channel

Online Catalog Search
EPL on Facebook
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Upcoming Events
9:00 am Pine Prairie-Bingo @ Pine Prairie Library
Pine Prairie-Bingo @ Pine Prairie Library
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Pine Prairie-Bingo @ Pine Prairie Library
10:30 am Mystery Book Club @ Main Library (Ville Platte)
Mystery Book Club @ Main Library (Ville Platte)
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
4:00 pm Books & Beyond @ Main Library (Ville Platte)
Books & Beyond @ Main Library (Ville Platte)
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Books & Beyond @ Main Library (Ville Platte)