Teachers filled the meeting room, as well as the hallways, of the Evangeline Parish School Board Media Center Wednesday night to ask for the return of “step increases.”
The Basile Bearcats waited a week to discover their first opponent in the 2014 LHSAA class 1A playoffs; and now they know. The Bearcats will host the LaSalle High School Tigers Friday night. The Tigers defeated the South Cameron Tarpons 34-0 in this past Friday’s bi-district playoff game.
Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud has filed suit challenging the election results in which she lost re-election to her opponent, Bert Keith Campbell, by a vote of 110 to 106. Cloud’s suit claims that Campbell paid residents for their votes and included several affidavits in the suit to prove her case.

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Lady Bulldogs eyeing another state title run

The Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs have a bad taste in their mouths. A loss in the state championship game to University High has been in the back of Ville Platte’s mind all off season.

Bulldogs have high expectations

If you ask Ville Platte High Head Basketball Coach Tommy Jones, this basketball season is one of improving upon last year’s record. Last season, the Bulldogs had a very mediocre year by Ville Platte High standards.

Turkey Creek mayor claims election fraud

Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud has filed suit challenging the election results in which she lost re-election to her opponent, Bert Keith Campbell, by a vote of 110 to 106.

Mamou Council faces budget woes, financial shortfall

The Mamou Town Council received some bad, but understandable, financial news at its regular November meeting last week. There will be a public hearing on two budget proposal ordinances and on a pay raise for the mayor before the next regular meeting on December 10.

Superintendent addresses teacher concerns over salaries

Evangeline Parish School Board Superintendent Toni Hamlin met with principals and teacher representatives from each of the parish’s schools Thursday, November 13, after teachers began protesting a rumored three percent raise for Hamlin while their salaries were stagnant.

Goodley charged with murder

Christopher Goodley

Christopher Goodley, 21, who was taken into custody after the murder of his grandmother, 80-year-old Delsy Williams, has finally been officially charged with first-degree murder.

Teachers protest lack of pay increases

Teachers picket outside the Evangeline Parish School Board Office over salary concerns.

Teachers and other school staff were in front of the school district office on Te Mamou Road beginning at noon Monday, November 10, holding signs complaining of a lack of cost of living pay increases.

Bearcats enter playoffs focused and confident

The Basile Bearcats knew that the 2014 season would be a grind, especially having to play in one of the toughest 1A districts in the state. That season has taken its toll on the Bearcats, as they have faced injuries throughout the year.

Police locate missing teen

The Ville Platte Police Department has ended its search for Ville Platte teenager Olshimer McCoy, 15, who went missing Friday, November 7.
McCoy, who was suspected to have run away, returned home Tuesday, November 11, to the Gabriel Villa Apartment complex.

T-Boy wins fourth straight peoples choice first place in boudin cook-off

T-Boy, right, his son T-Brent, left, and employee Eric Soileau take a quick break from preparing meat for sale at T-Boy’s Slaughter House and Meat Market.

When you have something that’s really good and the demand for it is growing all the time, you don’t -- you probably can’t -- improve on it.

Police jury hears report on road improvement project

Donald Bergeron, police jury secretary.treasurer, raises the flag on Veterans Day on the police jury office's new flagpole.

Road work is about to begin that is funded with a 2 percent tax approved by voters to pay for a 15-year bond issue.
The parish’s consulting engineer, Ronnie landreneau, said contracts for the work will be signed and certified by the end of this month.

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The Basile Bearcats waited a week to discover their first opponent in the 2014 LHSAA class 1A playoffs; and now they know. The Bearcats will host the LaSalle High School Tigers Friday night.

Lifestyle

NOVEMBER 18, MEETING - Shown, from left, are Ville Platte Rotary Club President David Mayeux, guest speakers Susan Fisher and Ginger LeCompte with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way and Rotarian Mark Suellentrop.

November 18, Meeting

Obituaries

October 6, 1954 - November 14, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Florence Ann Doucet Gallow, 60, of Eunice, at Greater True Light Baptist Church in Eunice at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 22. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Baptist Church Cemetery in Chataignier.

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