The Basile Police Department responded to a report of a child being struck by a train Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 4 p.m. The incident occurred at the railroad crossing on Magnolia Street in Basile. The Basile police and the fire department responded, along with Acadian Ambulance, who were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Christopher Anderson

Police Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reported the following incidents over the Fourth of July weekend.

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

In DeQuincy, the Mamou Elite 8’s (eight and under) did the thing they do best and went on to win the District Seven Tournament. They played outstanding defense throughout the event and got timely hitting when needed to march through the event with a perfect 6-0 record.

Christopher Anderson

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

KFLA prepares to say "Hello Acadiana" live from Ville Platte

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine talks with Dwight Dugas, KFLA mews director, as a TV crew prepares for the live broadcast on Wednesday from the pavilion at the Northside Civic Center, while city employees make other preparations.

Photo is in “Steve 050714 (KFLA)” folder

Trojans stomp Rams, move on

Keaton Tate swipes second base with a head-first slide.

In Sacred Heart’s first round game of the Class 1A playoffs, they stomped the Rams of West St. John 14-1. The win moves the Trojans into the second round, where they will hit the road.

SHHS Tennis getting hot at the right time

2014 SHHS TENNIS TEAM - Standing, left to right, are Andrew Dupre, Ardyn Parks, Anne Christian Ardoin, Catherine Poche, Amy Sylvester, Moira Parks, Morgan Manuel, and Landon Fontenot. Kneeling, same order, are Ben Johnson, Alec Fontenot, Chris Vidrine, Conner Fontenot, Kyle LaFleur, and Seth Manuel. Not Shown are Emily Vidrine, Kelsey McDaniel and Grant Lee. The head coach is Debbie LaFleur and the Assistant coach is Dr. Scott Parks.

The Sacred Heart tennis unit is getting hot at the right time and the results are showing.

Spring planting at community garden begins

Local officials and residents celebrated the start of the second year of planting spring crops at the Community Garden, next to the Swamp Pop Museum on Railroad Street Wednesday afternoon.

Trojans draw Rams for home opener

Caleb Soileau connects with a pitch and drives it to the opposite field in a recent contest.

After competing in a very tough district, the Sacred Heart Trojans have earned a spot in the Class 1A Baseball Playoffs.

Trojans work hard in district, qualify for regional events

Mary Gil placed in the shot put and she advanced to regionals.

Several hardworking Trojan athletes performed well at the District 6-1A Track and Field Meet, which was held at Port Allen High School.

Vidrine takes McNeese Classic with javelin

John Paul Vidrine won his First NCAA meet Saturday, April 12th. Only a true freshman, he has been very competitive and successful.

Lady Demons blanked by Fisher

Mamou’s offense hit the ball hard all day Saturday. However, they hit it right at the Fisher defenders all game long.

Going into their second round game with Fisher, the Mamou Lady Demons felt as though they had a good chance to win.

Belaire Cove 25th etouffee cookoff held Sunday

Runnie and Joe Matte, original coordinators of the Belaire Cove Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, pose with accordion player and vocalist Troy Lejeune, son of the late Felton Lejeune, who entertained the crowd at the cookoff for years.

The Belaire Cove Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff carried it’s popular local tradition into its 25th year Sunday, April 27.

Cycle Zydeco visits Mamou

Hundreds of cyclers from around the country and other countries visited Fred’s Lounge in Mamou on Saturday morning, April 26, during their four-day ride through Acadiana.


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Majors dominated the tournament with an undefeated record.

When Ville Platte got to the Wall Pontiff Playground in Metairie, they did not waste much time in letting the locals know they were there for business and not play.


Cynthia Jack Robinson

Cynthia Jack Robinson of Ville Platte celebrated her 50th birthday Thursday, July 24, 2014. She is the daughter of Ethel L. Moody of Ville Platte.


Rosa Lynn Soileau Holmes

October 14, 1942 - July 18, 2014

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