Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

A Reddell woman, who was walking on Highway 13 Friday morning is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Reddell.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. They will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 11, during the 31st Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

Stephen Lafleur

Stephen Lafleur, who was wanted by Mamou police for allegedly beating a woman with a gun and shooting at her vehicle on Monday, has turned himself in. Lafleur’s alleged victim reported that her daughter was at the scene when the incident occurred and Mamou police began searching for him.

Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Stephen Lafleur

Local business owner charged with home invasion

The owner of Sooner Towing and Auto Salvage in Ville Platte and his son were arrested last weekend by St. Landry Parish deputies and charged with in a home invasion in that parish.

Ellis Joseph "Shorty" Deville

Ellis Joseph “Shorty” Deville

December 26, 1937 - February 22, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Ellis Joseph “Shorty” Deville, 77, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 26. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Emma Joyce Soileau

Emma Joyce Soileau

February 14, 1939 - February 22, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Emma Joyce Soileau, 76, of Ville Platte, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Thursday, February 26. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Charles Darrell Chaumont

Charles Darrell Chaumont

July 30, 1934 - February 22, 2015
BASILE - Funeral services were held for Charles Darrell Chaumont, 80, of Basile, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 24. Burial followed in the St. Augustine Mausoleum.

Boggy Bayou Festival pageants planned

Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant to be held
Saturday, March 21
The 2014 Boggy Bayou Festival (BBF) youth pageants are set for Saturday, March 21, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Boggy Bayou Festival stage.

New signs placed on Chataignier roads

People who live in -- or pass through -- Chataignier will notice some new signs, starting with new welcome signs on Highwat 29 coming from Eunice and from Ville Platte. The village also replaced nearly all of the street signs and the sign in front of the village hall.

Mamou police report seven recent arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported seven recent bookings into the town jail. Arrested were the following persons:
•Racquel Freeman, 25, 928 W. First St., Port Arthur, Texas, was charged February 20, with simple assault. No bonding information was available.

Cloud re-elected as Turkey Creek mayor

Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Miley Cloud, who challenged November’s election results when she lost by four votes and accused her opponent of vote buying, has now won her re-election.

Bertrand questions Eastside Water operation

James Bertrand, owner of a bonding service in Ville Platte, said he was recently hired as a private investigator to look into the Eastside Water System and the way its board conducts business.

Panthers win district championship in overtime

Pine Prairie’s Allen Myles has helped lead the Panthers to the district title.

They say that every game counts in the regular season. This may be true, but some games count for a whole lot more than just a win or a loss. Take Friday’s game between the Pine Prairie Panthers and the Port Barre Red Devils.

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Sacred Heart third baseman Kara Aguillard tags out a runner.

For the second time in a three-day span the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans have dropped a district contest to the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Lady Hornets.

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Obituaries

Funeral services will be held for Roy James Thomas, 50, at the Owens-Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28. Burial will follow in the St. Matthew Cemetery.
Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

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