A troubling flurry of burglaries ended in late September after police stepped up night patrols, which resulted in people being charged for walking in the dark without reflective gear on their clothing, Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue told members of the Chamber of Commerce.

61TH ANNUAL QUEEN COTTON COURT - Queen Cotton LXI Karlee Leanne Ferris poses with first runner-up Caroline Frances Cosgrove-Richard.

The 61st annual Queen Cotton Pageant was held Saturday afternoon, October 11, in conjunction with the Cotton Festival. Following the introduction of all Cotton and Tournoi royalty, Karlee Leanne Farris, the 22-year-old daughter of Chad and Jill Farris of Sulphur, was crowned Queen Cotton LXI by outgoing Queen Cotton LX Kaelah Alysse Cobb.

The Sacred Heart offensive unit awaits the play from the sideline against Mamou.

The Sacred Heart Trojans and the Pine Prairie Panthers both come into this contest with a 2-2 record. Both teams have defeated Mamou and both teams have played two games on the road. This is where the similarities between the teams end. This will be a Thursday contest and will take place at Soileau-Landry field. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

61TH ANNUAL QUEEN COTTON COURT - Queen Cotton LXI Karlee Leanne Ferris poses with first runner-up Caroline Frances Cosgrove-Richard.

The Sacred Heart offensive unit awaits the play from the sideline against Mamou.


Mamou looks for first district win Friday

The Mamou Demons are now 1-4 on the season and 0-1 in district play as they lost to Dequincy this past Friday by the score of 40-0. The Demons are now hoping to get back in the win column as they travel to Welsh this Friday.

Bank employees combines Halloween with cancer awareness

Evangeline Bank President Randy Chapman joined the staff in the lobby of the West Main Street bank to pose with a display in pink, in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with a Halloween flavor of creatively decorated pumpkins.

Bulldogs get homecoming victory over Devils

Bulldog senior running back Dayton Jackson scans the field for running room Friday.

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs got one step closer to a playoff spot by defeating the Port Barre Red Devils Friday night by a score of 18-0. With the win, the Bulldogs receive a much-needed 10 power points toward the playoffs.

Trojans storm into North Central to garner win

Sacred Heart tight end Seth Shipp searches for extra yardage earlier this season.

The Trojans of Sacred Heart traveled to face off against the Hurricanes of North Central Friday night. The Sacred Heart Trojans came out on fire, forcing a punt on the opening drive of the game, allowing them to take over at midfield.

DeQuincy rolls past Mamou to open district play

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On this Columbus Day weekend 2014, DeQuincy came into Mamou as the Green Demons crowned a new homecoming queen. In the end, DeQuincy rolled past Mamou with a final score of 40-0 to open up district play with a record of 1-0; while Mamou fell to 0-1.

Panthers no match for seventh-ranked Bears

The Pine Prairie Panthers went into the game against Church Point knowing it would take a whole heck of a lot to upset the seventh-ranked Bears. From the beginning of the game, Church Point left no doubt as to why they are one of the top-ranked schools in 3A football.

Bearcats pound Tarpons to go 2-1 in district play

The Basile Bearcats were not in a good mood after last week’s loss to Hamilton Christian and they were looking to take out their frustrations on someone. Enter the South Cameron Tarpons.

Drivers charged in head-on collision on Highway 10

A two-vehicle accident on Vidrine Road, just west of the flashing traffic lights in Vidrine, occurred shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 9. One of the drivers was charged with no seat belt and no driver’s license, and the other was charged with driving left of center.

Mamou Wal-Mart opening pushed back to January

Despite word of a delay in the grand opening of the new Walmart, the Mamou Town Council received an upbeat jobs report at its regular meeting Wednesday, October 8.

Tournoi president receives Evangeline Bank donation

Evangeline Bank President Randy Chapman, left, presents a big check to the president of the Tournoi, Kent Saucier, on Thursday, October 9. The money goes to the rider who lances all 21 rings during the event.

Voters to decide on 14 amendments in November

There will be 14 constitutional amendments on the November 4, ballot awaiting voters’ input. These amendments can be difficult to understand, so the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana helps to spell out just what you are voting for when it comes to these amendments.

Propane truck crashes on Whiteville Road

A truck went off the road near the intersection of Highway 29 and Cabot Road, north of Ville Platte, and overturned into a ditch just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7.


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The Sacred Heart Trojan blue wall defense stuffs an attempted run earlier this year.

The Sacred Heart Trojan defense stood solid in the face of adversity Friday night helping to preserve a 28-8 win over the False River Gators.


BABY MISS TOURNOI COURT - Winners of the Baby Miss Tournoi division, from left, are Gracie Marie Mayeaux, second runner-up; Queen Brezlyn Paige Bradley; and Lennon A’lise Miller, first runner-up.

The annual Children’s Tournoi Pageant and Junior, Teen and Louisiana Tournoi Queen Pageant were held Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Northside Civic Center.


May 13, 1929 - October 15, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Joseph Vernal Johnson, 85, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., today, October 17. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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