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.

Scoreboard

Bulldogs host 3A St. Charles

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are hoping that they can get back on the winning side of things after a tough loss against the Oakdale Warriors. The Bulldogs are 1-3 and host the St. Charles Comets in their next contest. St.

Bearcats take 4-0 record on road against Warriors

The Basile Bearcats have won four games in a row, with the offense being up and down throughout the course of every game. The one part of Basile’s football squad that has really played consistently all year has been the defense.

Mamou battles Montgomery on road Thursday

The Mamou Green Demons will travel Thursday to take on the Montgomery Tigers. The Demons are 1-3 on the season after losing to Sacred Heart on Friday. Mamou has played hard all season long; there is no doubt about that.

Mamou battles Montgomery on road Thursday

The Mamou Green Demons will travel Thursday to take on the Montgomery Tigers. The Demons are 1-3 on the season after losing to Sacred Heart on Friday. Mamou has played hard all season long; there is no doubt about that.

Drowning confirmed as cause of death in Richard case

The death of Latoya Richard, who was found by family members in her home last week with her head in a bucket of water, is still under investigation, but police have confirmed that drowning was the cause of death in this case.

Rape victim recalls attack

Teresa Poullard

Ville Platte police continue the search for the man responsible for the early morning rape of 59-year-old Teresa Poullard in her home in the 400 block of Edward “Knotoe” Thomas Jr. Street.

Chief civil deputy charged

An Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office employee, who has been a chief civil deputy in the tax office since 2003, was arrested Wednesday and charged with malfeasance in office and felony theft of about $40,000 over the course of one year.

Trojans exercise Demons in Homecoming victory

Trojan half back Garrett Fontenot looks for running room.

In the foyer of Sacred Heart High School there is a sign that reads “Through these halls walk the finest people in the world… Our students.” Many returned to the Halls of Troy Friday for homecoming as they saw a new queen, Elizabeth Soileau, crowned.

Bulldogs struggle for consistency against Warriors

The Bulldogs traveled the short distance Friday night to battle the Oakdale Warriors. The Bulldogs would fall short by a final score 14-0. The trip may have been short, but the night was long for Ville Platte. The Bulldogs’ offense never pulled it together, only gaining a total of 15 yards.

Bearcat defense stonewalls Panthers in win

To say that the Basile defense was dominating Friday night would be an understatement. The Bearcats held the Merryville Panthers to a meager 23 yards of total offense and an amazing one first down en route to a 29-8 victory. The win raises Basile’s record to a perfect 4-0 on the season.

Panthers’ record evened up in loss to Lions

The Pine Prairie Panthers hoped to make history Friday against the Vinton Lions. After a 2-1 start, a victory by the Panthers would give them the most wins in school history. Unfortunately, the Lions did not cooperate, and came away with the 39-13 win.

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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.

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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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