Christopher Charles

UPDATE: Christopher Charles is now in police custody after turning himself in.
Residents of Turkey Creek will once again have a chance to select a mayor on February 21, when the new election will be held. Candidates for the position are Bert K. Campbell (No Party), #169; and Heather Miley Cloud (Republican), #170.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division personnel say Phillip DeSelle will be closely monitored by law enforcement.

Christopher Charles

Two arrests made in forestry equipment theft and damage case

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) investigators say two Beauregard Parish men are charged with theft of forestry equipment and criminal property damage following a joint investigation with Evangeline Parish detectives.

Turkey Creek Council talks annexation

TURKEY CREEK - The Turkey Creek Village Council, during the board’s October 21, regular meeting, discussed the annexation into the Turkey Creek limits requested by resident Rhonda Butler and other residents in her area.

Trick or treat times set

Trick or Treat times have been set in Evangeline Parish. They are:
•Ville Platte - Friday, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ville Platte will also hold a Halloween celebration at city hall tonight, October 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Trojans hit the road to face Beekman Charter

The Sacred Heart Defense will be called upon to help bring a playoff berth.

The Sacred Heart Trojans will take their 4-4 record on the road to Bastrop as they take on Beekman Charter. This game is a fill-in game for Pointe Coupee Central, which was recently shut down because it was a failing school.

Bulldogs host Bears with playoffs in sight

Bulldog receiver Shabby Moore and the rest of the offense need consistency.

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs went into last week’s game against second-ranked Livonia hoping to sneak past the heavily favored Wildcats. Even though the 21-0 score did not favor the Bulldogs, Livonia came out of the game knowing they had just been through a war.

Demons try to earn second win against Tigers

For the Mamou Demons, a second win would go a long way salvaging a rebuilding season. The Demons lost to the Vinton Lions this past Friday by a score of 40-12. Mamou is now 1-7 on the year and will host the Lake Arthur Tigers on Thursday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Panthers battle Livonia

The 12-6 loss suffered at the hands of the Northwest Raiders has the Pine Prairie Panthers still grasping for that ever-elusive first playoff game.

Bearcats, Indians duel

The Basile Bearcats and the Elton Indians have battled each other for decades. With the schools only three miles apart from each other, the game between the two rivals is one that a person should experience themselves once in their lifetime.

Mamou Elementary's Prime Time getting kids, families into books

Storyteller Sylvia Davis gives Mamou Lower Elementary School students an animated reading of one of the books assigned to them to read, as part of the Prime Time Family Reading Program. At left is Nina David, who asks the students questions to get them involved in a discussion about the story.

Mamou Lower Elementary School students recently completed this fall’s six-week Prime Time Family Reading Program that gets students and their families involved in reading together at home.

Trojans lose late in wild shootout with Hornets

The Sacred Heart defense took control in the second half against Catholic of Pointe Coupee Friday night and gave the Trojans a chance to win late in the game.

In one of the wildest games in Sacred Heart history, the Trojans gave every ounce of energy and pride in a heartbreaking loss to Catholic of Pointe Coupee at Soileau-Landry field by a score of 55-51. Both teams combined for almost 1,100 yards of total offense in the game.

Bulldogs give valiant effort in loss to Wildcats

Ville Platte senior Oxabien Serie has been a consistent performer on offense and defense for the Bulldogs.

Ville Platte High came into this district game Friday night like giants after beating division foes Port Barre and Pine Prairie in consecutive weeks. Livonia came into the game as royals of Class 2A. The Wildcats are state runners-up from a year ago and are ranked first in the current polls.

Raiders edge Panthers in key district matchup

Pine Prairie senior running back Douglas Fontenot has provided plenty of offense for the Panthers so far this season.

Pine Prairie and Northwest came into the game Friday night with both teams needing a district win. However, the victory went to Northwest Raiders with a final score 12-6.


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JaQualen Doucet earned 12 points in the game against Church Point.

The district 5-3A season continued in full force Tuesday night for both the Ville Platte Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs, as they hosted Church Point High School.


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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