Norris Dick Jr.

Three Mamou men and three juveniles have been charged in a string of over 20 home and car burglaries that occurred over the last three months.
According to Louisiana State Police, Michael Fontenot, 47, of Duson, was charged Thursday afternoon for DWI (first offense), careless operation and open container and was bonded out only six hours before his involvement in a crash on Highway 3402 (Chicot Park Road) that claimed the life of 52-year-old Arleen Soileau of Ville Platte.
Three Mamou men and three juveniles have been charged in a string of over 20 home and car burglaries that occurred over the last three months.

Norris Dick Jr.

DeSelle to be closely monitored by police

Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division personnel say Phillip DeSelle will be closely monitored by law enforcement.

Early registration for mamou mardi gras run open

Early registration has begun at the Mamou police station for the Mamou children’s Mardi Gras run that will take place Sunday, February 15.
Registration on the day of the run will be from 7 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. at the skating rink. The entry fee is $10 per child, up to $25 per family.

Women's Leadership Council looking for honorees in parish

Nominations are being sought by the St. Landry -- Evangeline United Way Women’s Leadership Council for one female honoree to be selected from each of the two parishes served by the organization.

Harlem Ambassadors coming to town

A member of the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team scores a basket (Photo courtesy St. Landry-Evangeline United Way).

Hoops and hijinks are coming to Ville Platte on Wednesday, February 11, when our very own local challengers, Team United, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. at Ville Platte High School.

Trojans improve district record with win Friday

Christopher Tate drives the baseline to start up the offense.

A win over the St. Edmund Blue Jays on Friday would keep the Sacred Heart Trojans in the hunt for a long awaited district title. The Trojans came into the contest with a 2-1 district record, one game behind league-leading North Central.

Lady Trojans remain in district title contention

Gabby Andrepont has been a force this year.

Going into the game against the St. Edmund Lady Jays on Friday, the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans were only one game out of first place in district 5-1A.

Bulldogs rebound with solid win over Wildcats

Ernest Ardoin shows tremendous concentration on the line.

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs went into the game against the Livonia Wildcats hoping to rebound from a tough loss to Pine Prairie on Tuesday. A win by Ville Platte would keep them in the race for the district championship.

Lady Bulldogs score district win over Livonia

Deja McKinney drives in for another uncontested layup.

For a team to have a shot at winning a district championship, two important things must happen; remain undefeated at home and be above .500 on the road. The Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs know this all too well, having won the title in 2013-14.

Pine Prairie pulls out nail biter over Northwest

The Pine Prairie Panthers hosted the Northwest Raiders Friday night. The Panthers would use a full team effort and every second of the clock to pull off a win over Northwest Raiders with a final score of 61-60.

Lady Raiders too much for the Lady Panthers

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers took on the Northwest Lady Raiders Friday night. The Lady Panthers played hard the whole game, but fell short with a final score of 68-35.


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Seth Shipp drives down the baseline looking to create points.

On Friday night, the district 5-1A season continued in Ville Platte as the Sacred Heart Trojans and Lady Trojans hosted False River Academy.


On January 7, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and Judge Greg Vidrine visited the second grade students at Ville Platte Elementary.


Michael James Allen

July 14, 1952 - January 29, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Michael James Allen, 62, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 31. Burial will follow in the Pine Claire Cemetery.

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