Judge Thomas Fuselier dismissed, on Thursday, December 18, the challenge to Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue’s qualifications to run for chief of police, based on his place of residence, brought by Linton Fontenot and Glenn Leleux, who ran against Lartigue for chief of police in this year’s elections.
The trial of John Deville on arson charges involving the fire that destroyed the Rondevous Dinner Club last year has been postponed until June 8, in order for court documents to be finalized.
Residents and staff of Heritage Manor Nursing Home held its annual big Christmas party Wednesday afternoon, December 17. Many gifts were presented and much food was enjoyed, as well as live Cajun music. A great time was had by all.


Walk against domestic violence held here Tuesday

A large crowd of people showed up at the courthouse Tuesday, October 21, where they began their walk in observation of Domestic Violence Awarenmess Month. A vigil followed the walk, with Randy Deshotel, parish clerk of court, as master of ceremonies.

Ville Platte police search for storage unit thieves

Police are searching for the occupants of this silver Ford Sport Trac.

On October 21, the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of a storage building break-in in the area of South Chataignier Road. Officers and detectives learned that multiple lockers were broken into and many items were taken.

Police chief responds to chamber’s burglary concerns

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.

Trojan defense key in victory over False River

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.

Bulldogs wear down Panthers in key district win

Pine Prairie Panthers’ running back Douglas Fontenot sees daylight ahead.

On Thursday night, the Ville Platte High Bulldogs traveled the short distance to Pine Prairie for a parish rivalry game with important playoff implications. The Bulldogs ran past the Panthers with a 25-7 win.

Bearcats sting Hornets in district 4-1A contest

The Basile Bearcats kept their hopes of being one of the top six ranked teams in the LHSAA power rating system alive by destroying the Grand Lake Hornets on Thursday. The Bearcats scored from the opening kickoff and never looked back in defeating the Hornets 56-14.

Mamou now 1-6 after district loss to Welsh

A greyhound dog can reach speeds of 43 mph and is the second fastest land animal behind the cheetah that reaches speeds of up to 75 mph. A greyhound bus weighs in the ballpark of 11 tons. The force of one of these buses is approximately 605,000 newtons.

School board sponsors annual career day in Mamou

Juniors and seniors -- mostly -- from all of the high schools in the parish visited Mamou’s recreational center Thursday, October 16, for the annual Career Day, sponsored by the Evangeline Parish School Board.

EPSB learns performance scores are coming soon

Evangeline Parish School Board Superintendent Toni Hamlin informed board members Wednesday, October 15, that the release of school performance scores, as well as district performance scores, is coming next week.

VPCC delays plan on Sacred Heart School traffic woes

Proposed changes to traffic flow problems at Sacred Heart School were once again delayed following an inconclusive public hearing of the Ville Platte City Council Tuesday afternoon.

Trojans bounce back with first district win

Dylan Scully looks to take the ball up the field for the Trojans earlier this year.

The Sacred Heart Trojans needed a complete win to shake off a disappointing loss to Pine Prairie. Using a potent offense and a bend but don’t break defense, the Trojans took a commanding 46-20 win over the North Central Hurricanes Friday.


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Sacred Heart’s Sean Fontenot burned up the nets in the first quarter with 16 points, including four three-point baskets.

How do you stop a 6’5”, 250 pound opposing center? For the undersized Sacred Heart Trojans, there was no answer.


Roy Ledoux Fontenot

October 16, 1917 - December 16, 2014
Funeral services were held for Roy Ledoux Fontenot, 97, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 18. Burial followed in the Old Ville Platte Cemetery.

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