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Get your copy of this week's edition of The Basile Weekly.  Here is a little sneak peek.  Papers available at stores all...
09/03/2020

Get your copy of this week's edition of The Basile Weekly. Here is a little sneak peek. Papers available at stores all around Basile and at Circle K in Eunice. Online edition is at www.evangelinetoday.com For subscription assistance, call 337-363-3939.

The Basile Weekly
09/01/2020

The Basile Weekly

Did you miss last week's edition of The Basile Weekly? It is still available on news stands around town and at www.evangelinetoday.com.

08/31/2020

Copied from the Basile High School News by Administration page

From Superintendent Lazard:

I hope you and your families are safe and well. This has been a challenging year (2020), but I believe together we can and will overcome its obstacles.

All EPSB campuses will be open tomorrow (8-31-2020). We restart using our phase-in plan.

As we done for years, students whose roads are unsafe to travel will be granted a transportation excuse or if their situation warrants, an extenuating circumstances excuse for attendance. Again, as we have done for years, employees who are unable to attend work may draw from their regular bank of sick or personal days.

Please remember we are repeating the phase in schedule and students should ONLY come one day next week.

Did you miss last week's edition of The Basile Weekly?  It is still available on news stands around town and at www.evan...
08/30/2020

Did you miss last week's edition of The Basile Weekly? It is still available on news stands around town and at www.evangelinetoday.com.

Among the stories in this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:New traffic signs erected around Basile HighNew magistrate...
08/20/2020

Among the stories in this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:
New traffic signs erected around Basile High
New magistrate holds first court
Basile and Evangeline Parish hit hard in time of economic distress........Read all about these headlines and more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available at www.evangelinetoday.com. For more information, call 337-363-3939.

08/15/2020
The Basile Weekly

The Basile Weekly

Road or Lane Status: Near parish dump north of Basile
LA 1158, Evangeline Parish, Bridge Closure
Monday, August 10, 2020 10:51 AM
Effective immediately, the bridge on LA 1158, 0.8 miles north of LA 3277, will be closed for repairs until further notice.

The detour will consist of LA 3277 and LA 1159. The detour will be posted.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Among the stories in this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:  Basile High has a new principal;  St. Augustine Church h...
08/14/2020

Among the stories in this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Basile High has a new principal; St. Augustine
Church has a new D.R.E. Read all about it and so much more in your hometown newspaper since 1964.
Go to www.evangelinetoday.com to subscribe to the online edition for only $24 per year. For more information or assistance, call 337-363-3939.

08/11/2020

Road or Lane Status: Near parish dump north of Basile
LA 1158, Evangeline Parish, Bridge Closure
Monday, August 10, 2020 10:51 AM
Effective immediately, the bridge on LA 1158, 0.8 miles north of LA 3277, will be closed for repairs until further notice.

The detour will consist of LA 3277 and LA 1159. The detour will be posted.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

08/08/2020
IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OF THE BASILE WEEKLY:2020 La. Swine Festival cancelled" and "A look back at the history of the Basi...
08/07/2020

IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OF THE BASILE WEEKLY:
2020 La. Swine Festival cancelled" and "A look back at the history of the Basile High School football announcers." Read all about these topics and so much more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available online at www.evangelinetoday.com. For subscription assistance, call 337-363-3939. Get the paper in your email inbox each and every week for only $24 per year.

The Basile Weekly is sharing another piece from the past in this week's issue.  Read all about the story behind Basile H...
07/30/2020

The Basile Weekly is sharing another piece from the past in this week's issue. Read all about the story behind Basile High's first "Bearcat Bus." Available at www.evangelinetoday.com or on news stands around Basile and at Circle K in Eunice. For subscription questions, call 337-363-3939.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:Dave Johnson is appointed new town magistrate.Kenny Burgess is named new may...
07/23/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:
Dave Johnson is appointed new town magistrate.
Kenny Burgess is named new mayor pro-tempore..
The Bearcat wrestlers are honored for their back to back state championships.
Read all about these headline stories and more in the pages of your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available online at www.evangelinetoday.com. For subscription questions, call 337-363-3939.

07/16/2020

CALL FOR FOOD VOUCHERS MONDAY
!!!!

Evangeline Community Action Agency, Inc.
403 West Magnolia Street
Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586-4413
Telephone (337) 363-1306/363-6800
Fax (337) 363-0808
Louisiana Relay Service Number (800) 947-5277
CARLEEN BELLARD
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AVAILABILITY OF FOOD VOUCHER ASSISTANCE
“EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT”
“AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES”

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIVES CAREFULLY BEFORE CALLING:
The Evangeline Community Action Agency, Inc. is announcing the availability of funds through CSBG CARES ACT dedicated to assist low- income households with Food Vouchers. All applications are taken on a first come, first served basis. If you received assistance in 2020, you are not eligible. WE WILL BE TAKING CALLS ON Monday, July 20th 2020 FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 12 NOON & 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (as long as slots are available)

An eligible household is one whose total income is at or below the levels listed in the table below. Applicants must provide, at a minimum, the following documentation at the time the application is taken: (1) copies of each household member’s ACTUAL social security number, (2) current proof(s) of income of all household members, (3) a driver’s license or pictured I.D. of the applicant. If it is determined additional documentation is required, the applicant will be notified at the time of application. Households reporting “Zero Income” may be required to provide additional documentation. All information provided is subject to verification. Intentional misrepresentation of information may result in criminal prosecution of the applicant and anyone assisting in the misrepresentation.

Applications are taken by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, CALL (337)363-1306. No WALK-in appointments!

Household Size
Maximum Income
Per household per month
1
$2127
2
$2873
3
$3620
4
$4367
5
$5113
6
$5860
7
$6607
8
$7353
“HELPING PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES”

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE BASILE WEEKLY:Former Basile resident Murphy Miller, Jr., shares the specialrelationship he...
07/16/2020

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE BASILE WEEKLY:
Former Basile resident Murphy Miller, Jr., shares the special
relationship he had with his godparents. To read the entire story and see more related photos, go to www.evangelinetoday.com. A one day subscription fee is 99 cents. A yearly online subscription is only $24. Get the paper sent to your email's inbox every week. For subscription assistance, call 337-363-3939.

The Basile Weekly
07/14/2020

The Basile Weekly

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE BASILE WEEKLY:*EVANGELINE PARISH OFFERING VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL*VOTING POLL MOVED TO BELTON ...
07/09/2020

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE BASILE WEEKLY:
*EVANGELINE PARISH OFFERING VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
*VOTING POLL MOVED TO BELTON CENTER FOR SATURDAY'S ELECTION
*A LOOK BACK AT THE 1970 TOWN ELECTION
*SUGGESTED READING: THE BEARCAT
Read all about it!!!! and so much more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. To subscribe, go to www.evangelinetoday.com. Only $24 for a year's online subscription. For more information or assistance with your subscription, call 337-363-3939.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:  Headline: Swine Festival Association still planning for November festival....
07/02/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:
Headline: Swine Festival Association still planning for November festival.
Looking back: Read the story about the 1970 school board election and see the political advertisements of the three candidates.
Read what's happening now and look back at what was happening then in the pages of your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available at www.evangelinetoday.com. For subscription questions, call 337-363-3939.

06/29/2020
In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Chaumont takes oath as school board member, Election poll moved to Belton C...
06/25/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Chaumont takes oath as school board member, Election poll moved to Belton Center, and BHS FFA shares success. Read all about these topics and so much more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available online at www.evangelinetoday.com. For online or subscription assistance, call 337-363-3939.

Lilda Lee Klumpp Lampo, 74, a longtime resident of Pearland, Texas, died in her home Saturday, June 13, 2020. By her sid...
06/22/2020

Lilda Lee Klumpp Lampo, 74, a longtime resident of Pearland, Texas, died in her home Saturday, June 13, 2020. By her side was her husband of 53 years, Michael Lampo, Sr.
Lilda was born August 25, 1945, in Eunice, LA and grew up in Basile, LA, where she graduated from the local high school in 1964. After marrying in 1967, she and her husband lived in Pennsylvania until 1981 at which time they moved their family to the Houston area. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and will be deeply missed.
In addition to her Loving husband, Michael Lampo Sr., left behind to mourn her death are her two children, daughter Michelle (Charles) Norris of LaPorte, Texas, and son Michael (Stacie) Lampo, Jr., of League City, Texas. Grandchildren Christopher Norris, Colton Norris, Taylor Yeager, Emma Lampo and Abigail Lampo. Sisters Hilda Klumpp Ortego of Elton, LA and Wilda Klumpp Fontenot (Pat) of Basile, LA and brother Raymond (Cassie) Klumpp of Basile, LA.
Lilda is preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Mabel Klumpp.
A memorial service will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile on Friday, June 26, 2020. A rosary will be recited at 10:45 in the morning followed by a mass at 11:30. Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:  A police budget amendment assures pay, a new administrator is being traine...
06/18/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: A police budget amendment assures pay, a new administrator is being trained at the Basile Care Center, and a local girl enlists in Army National Guard. Read all about these stories and more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available on news stands all around town and at Circle K and Mel's Quik Stop in Eunice. Also available online at www.evangelinetoday.com. Call 337-363-3939 for subscription assistance.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Basile man booked in double homicidePolice budget amendment on special meet...
06/11/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:
Basile man booked in double homicide
Police budget amendment on special meeting agenda tonight
Nick Chaumont is appointed to school board.
Read all about it and so much more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available on news stands all around town and at Circle K in Eunice. Also available at www.evangelinetoday.com. Call 337-363-3939 for more information for subscription information.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:  Chief of Police Allen Ivory, Jr. tells his department that pay may not be ...
06/04/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Chief of Police Allen Ivory, Jr. tells his department that pay may not be forthcoming for any hours worked beginning June 1. Read all about it in your hometown newspaper, available at www.evangelinetoday.com or at news stands all around town.
EXTRA:
Mayor Mark Denette messaged The Basile Weekly today (June 4) with the following statement in relation to the headline story in this week's edition: "I just read the newspaper and I never received a letter from Chief requesting a special meeting to amend his budget dated May 28th neither did Bron, Kristy, or Kenny. I’m waiting on Catina's response. The only thing we received was Latoya's text for a special meeting to amend the PD budget, but no one responded because it may be an ethics violation to do that plus it was already addressed in the regular meeting. I haven't heard from (Chief Ivory) him since the last meeting."
EXTRA:
Officers A.J. Frank, E.J. Fuselier, David Brown, and Devin Gaspard have been volunteering their time to patrol the town since Monday.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:  Special salute to the Basile High School Class of 2020.  World War II vet ...
05/28/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Special salute to the Basile High School Class of 2020. World War II vet runs through Basile on coast to coast fundraiser. Dr. Bobbie Deshotel, Louisiana's longest serving school board member, passes away at age 83. Read all about it and so much more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. Online subscription in your email inbox every week for one year - only $24. For more information, go to www.evangelinetoday.com OR call 337-363-3939.

Does anyone know anything more about the two Sonniers from Basile killed in World War I?  Please message me.
05/24/2020

Does anyone know anything more about the two Sonniers from Basile killed in World War I? Please message me.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:  Police department budget crisis, Local family has 6 fighting COVID-19 in t...
05/21/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Police department budget crisis, Local family has 6 fighting COVID-19 in the medical field, and a Memorial Day salute to Basile's soldiers who died in World War I and World War II. Read all about it and so much more in your hometown newspaper since 1964. Available in your email inbox by subscribing at www.evangelinetoday.com or by calling 337-363-3939. A one year e-edition subscription is only $24 for an entire year. For one issue only - 99 cents.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly:  Finalists named for the Bearcat Pride Award.  Read all about it in your ho...
05/14/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly: Finalists named for the Bearcat Pride Award. Read all about it in your hometown newspaper since 1964. To subscribe, go to www.evangeilnetoday.com or call 337-363-3939. $24 is the yearly fee for an online subscription with the paper sent to your email inbox every week. Don't miss a single issue.

05/14/2020

Acosta Foundation - We are coming to you!

Evangeline Parish Food delivery information for Tuesday, May 19 is listed below.

We will be delivering food packages for those affected by COVID 19. Read below to learn who qualifies and where we will be delivering.

Information needed to receive a package:
A bill showing you reside in Evangeline Parish
Any paperwork showing reduced hours, layoff or closing of business due to COVID 19
Even those who are starting to go back to work will qualify.

TUESDAY MAY 19

Pine Prairie 9:00 am. to 11:00 a.m.
Community Center
1616 Holly Street
Servicing Pine Prairie,Turkey Creek, Bayou Chicot and surrounding areas

Mamou 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m.
Community Complex, (old skating rink)
94 Main Street
Servicing Mamou, Basile and surrounding areas

Ville Platte 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ville Platte Police Department
114 Armand Street
Servicing Ville Platte, Chataignier and surrounding areas

If you know someone who will qualify, please share this information with them!

Thank you from the Acosta Foundation and Evangeline Parish Foundation.

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly, we celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage across America by featuring our ...
05/07/2020

In this week's edition of The Basile Weekly, we celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage across America by featuring our three Basile female council members (Catina Hebert, Kristy Miller, and LaToya Howze). Read all about the history of women in Basile politics and so much more in your hometown newspaper. To subscribe, go to evangelinetoday.com or call 337-363-3939. An online subscription is only $24 for the entire year. Postal subscribers can get the online edition for no additional charge.

Department of Health shares regional data informing decision to extend Stay at Home orderBaton Rouge, La. (May 1, 2020) ...
05/01/2020
Department of Health | State of Louisiana

Department of Health shares regional data informing decision to extend Stay at Home order

Baton Rouge, La. (May 1, 2020) — Governor John Bel Edwards extended Louisiana’s Stay at Home order until May 15 to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Louisiana does not currently meet the White House criteria for entering Phase 1 of reopening.

While Louisiana has seen positive, improving trends statewide in terms of new case growth and new hospitalizations, in several regions across the state, new cases and hospitalizations continue to increase or to remain at an elevated plateau. The White House criteria calls for declining COVID-19-like illnesses, declining case numbers and declining hospitalizations.

Today, the Department of Health is sharing data for each region of the state.

COVID-19-Like Illness (CLI)

CLI is calculated as a percentage of emergency room visits and is reported to the Department by facilities. As of this past weekend when this data was last updated, CLI was decreasing in all the regions.

Cases

Cases are reviewed using epidemic curves provided by the Centers for Disease Control. These specific CDC epi curves calculate the 3-day moving average of daily changes in incidence of infection per 100,000 people; each column represents the day-to-day difference in the 3-day average and is then color-coded based on the slope and low or high incidence. These curves include cases through April 24.

The data shows four areas where we see cases increasing or plateauing: Regions 2 (Baton Rouge area), 4 (Acadiana) and 8 (Monroe) are increasing; Region 9 is plateauing.
Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations are measured using hospitalizations per capita reported to the Department of Health. Hospitalization charts reflect data through April 30, and we are seeing progress.

Our data shows areas that we must continue to monitor: hospitalizations in Regions 2 (Baton Rouge) and 8 (Monroe) are increasing. Hospitalizations are plateauing in Region 6 (Central).

Review regional data on Criteria for Reopening.
About the Louisiana Department of Health

The Louisiana Department of Health strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state residents. The Louisiana Department of Health includes the Office of Public Health, Office of Aging & Adult Services, Office of Behavioral Health, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, and Healthy Louisiana (Medicaid). To learn more, visit www.ldh.la.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or our blog.

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The last week has seen a dramatic increase in the number people testing positive for Covid-19. The Acadiana area, which includes the Diocese of Lafayette, is among the highest areas in the State of Louisiana. I wish to remind all the Faithful of the Diocese that we are still in Phase II of the guidelines for reopening set forth by the State of Louisiana and the Center for Disease Control. Measures to prevent the spread of the virus remain the same: Good hygiene, especially frequent hand washing, staying home if you experience any symptoms, social distancing of six feet, and wearing a mask when in public gatherings. When we gather for Mass, Funerals, Weddings etc., we are in a public gathering. While not mandated by the State of Louisiana yet, I join with my fellow Bishops in Louisiana to strongly urge everyone to wear a mask in Church. This is protection for you and those around you. Infection rates have been spiking in younger adults. While they may not feel sick, they are nevertheless carriers. Many complain that wearing a mask is uncomfortable and bothersome. The temporary inconvenience is worth bearing to protect ones’ own health and those of others. We don’t need a law or mandate to tell us of our Christian calling to Charity and care for the well-being of our neighbor. I therefore appeal to everyone to wear a mask in public including during Church gatherings. All are still dispensed from the obligation of Sunday Mass, but if you attend please wear a mask. Best DOL crest resized Blue Rolfes Director of Communications Diocese of Lafayette 1408 Carmel Drive Lafayette, LA 70501 [email protected] Direct Line--337-261-5612 Mobile--337-344-1403 Effective December 31, 2018, the only address for the Diocese of Lafayette (Immaculata Center) will be our physical address, 1408 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501-5298. If you currently correspond with the diocesan central office via the post office box, please update your records accordingly.
Good morning I write from Turin in Piedmont (Italy) and would be interested to know how you are living in the city of Basile this particularly difficult moment due to the coronavirus. Thank you and greetings. C.B. Turin (Italy)
Does Basile have a curfew?
Come to an Old Fashioned Tent Revival being held in Elton on March 9-14, 2020! 6:00pm Nightly. Location: Koasati Plaza - 1007 Main Street, Elton. Everyone is Welcome - Admission is Free. This event is being hosted by Elton Assembly of God Church and All Nations Camp Meeting. For more info visit our page (www.facebook.com/EltonAssemblyofGod) or call 337-340-5002.
Loved your story about Ruston and it’s ties to Basile! Happy travels! 😉
The Opelousas Walgreens is offering Veterans free flu shots! No appointment is needed. Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday 7am-11pm. Saturday’s and Sunday’s 9am-9pm. Come see us!
Anyone needing a Spring Cleaning on their homes and/or offices? I am your girl! I do anything from vacuuming, sweep/mop, dust, dishes, ext.... I am available Mon -Fri I am new to the Basile area and am looking to pick up some new clients. Please give me a call at 903-274-6567 for your quote and scheduling!
An Old Fashioned Tent Revival is being held in Elton on March 11-16, 2019! 7pm Nightly. Location: Koasati Plaza - 1007 Main Street, Elton. Everyone is Welcome - Admission is Free. This event is being hosted by Elton Assembly of God Church. For more info visit our page (www.facebook.com/EltonAssemblyofGod) or call 337-584-2004.
You may know me or you may not know me, I was formly a Ardoin of basile daughter of Donald and Judy Ardoin , raised in this town graduated with the class of 1990 and very proud of this my classmates were and still are awesome people ! I have a lot of family here and these people have contributed to this town for decades not years......so there is a family in this town that was and is still in need of the basic necessities of life , I am by no means a perfect person but I am a believer and a Christian , no one really knows what has happened in people's lives but human nature allows us to believe false information, such as gossip,we are all sinners on a daily basis there is only one righteous man Jesus Christ !! So from that perspective God has laid it on my heart to help this family ,so I went out on my own and only attempted to speak with people whom I knew and let them know of this family's situation and asked if they could contribute to there needs, there were many giving people the Mayor , Chief of police, teachers,bussinees,towns people, councilman as well as anonymous family , they received food, gifts for the children as well as cash in the amount of 273.50, I will post receipts for all money spent. God's will, will be done 😇😇 Thanks to the those who contributed ! On the other note there was one bussinees in this town that was very rude, although as approached I I asked if I were welcomed they were very acceptive, then suddenly the iwer was very rude and I humbly with Drew my position for God's will had already been done , u see Satan comes to seek ,kill,and destroy, But at this point I realized God had already won , and he always will ! There was one young man there that did contribute ,thank you very much!! With that being said owner I forgive you ,I could go on and on , but I would ask those if you who took time to read this post to read Luke 6:20, Mathew 2 :1-2 and my favorite verse James 1 2-4 , through God all things are possible , and he deserves all the glory and mercy for this day Amen Sincerely Yours Mrs. Guillory 🙏🙏
News flash! The Cleavers have endorsed AJ Frank for Eunice Chief of Police! https://www.facebook.com/marie.deyoung/videos/1900208813361228/
just wondering...were any pics from this years talent show at high school posted? trying to locate some pics
IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding the NEW trash cans & trash can pick up! Please put trash cans out on their regularly schedule day and leave out till end of day. If your trash can does not get switched on that day, no need to leave trash can at the road. NEW trash cans will ONLY be switched on the regularly scheduled trash pick-up days. There is no guarantee what day your trash can will be switch with a new blue one this process is expected to go on until mid-April. Each address will receive ONE new blue can, if you have more than one trash can these extra trash can will continue to be dumped (they will not be switch). If you have any question please call Acadia Parish Landfill at 337-783-4834.