Judge Joel Davis again dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud, in the same courtroom he dismissed the lawsuit earlier this month. Both were civil hearings and did not involve juries.
Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table. She was very appreciative of the basket. In the first photo, she is shown with her basket.
Turkey Creek’s mayoral seat is still up in the air after the Third Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the district court on Heather Cloud’s lawsuit, in which she claimed her opponent, Bert Campbell, with the assistance of Stanley Leger, offered money and favors for votes in the November 4, election.


Items on the ballot for December 6, listed

The election on December 6, will feature several high profile runoffs from the November 4, election, in addition to two tax renewals.

Gobble Gully co-owner is chamber guest speaker

Chamber members learned that land at the corner of Tate Cove and Industrial Parke roads is being cleared for a large industrial warehouse and conference center.

The guest speaker at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday, November 19, was Rhonda Butler, co-owner of the new Gobble Gully Paintball north of Turkey Creek.

Chataignier council discusses various grants for town improvements

The Chataignier Villate Council, during its monthly meeting Monday, November 17, voted to apply for the state’s Local Government Assistance Grant (LGAP) of $25,000 by the deadline on December 19, and use the grant to pay for improvements to the town’s aging sewer lines.

EPSB addresses teachers’ pay demands

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.”

VP man sentenced to over eight years

Ronald Doomes

LAFAYETTE - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Ville Platte man was sentenced Friday, November 14, to 102 months in prison for the armed robbery of more than $11,000 from a truck stop and casino in St. Landry Parish.

‘Christmas Comes Alive’ dates changed

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The date of this event was changed due to the December 6, election. It will now be held on December 19.)
The Ville Platte Police Department will be hosting it’s second annual “Christmas Comes Alive” toy giveaway on Friday, December 19.

Blood donors to get Hunter Organge T-Shirts

Blood donors –For the hunter in you, Thanksgiving week is your opportunity to receive a special “hunter” orange, hunting-themed T-shirt to celebrate the hunting season.

Bearcats face Tigers in regional playoff game

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.

Lady Trojans look to reach the postseason

The Sacred Heart Lady Trojan basketball team has made the playoffs the last three years in a row. And, the last three years in a row, the Lady Trojans have bowed out after a first round loss.

Trojans seeking shot at playoffs this season

The Sacred Heart Trojan basketball team is looking to accomplish something that has not happened a whole lot over the past several years; make the LHSAA playoffs. Head Coach Gerald Cayer has a really good mix of players with different levels of experience to reach that goal.

Judge dismisses Turkey Creek mayor's suit

Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud says she will appeal a ruling made by a judge in court Monday, November 17, dismissing her lawsuit that sought to overturn the town’s mayoral election, asserting her opponent in the election won by paying voters to vote for him.

Mamou Christmas parade scheduled

Mamou’s Cajun Christmas parade, the most unique parade of its kind in all of Acadiana, will be held Sunday, December 7. Parade time will be at 2 p.m.


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If it was not amazing enough that the Basile Bearcats have now made it to the quarterfinals of the LHSAA playoffs three years in a row, what may be more amazing is that their opponent will be the s


Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table.


Cathy Freeman

Funeral services will be held for Cathy Freeman, 49, of Ville Platte, at Disciples Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 29. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.
Ms. Freeman died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

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