Turkey Creek’s mayoral seat is still up in the air after the Third Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the district court on Heather Cloud’s lawsuit, in which she claimed her opponent, Bert Campbell, with the assistance of Stanley Leger, offered money and favors for votes in the November 4, election.
On November 21, after 12 a.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision at an apartment complex at 1111 North Chataignier Street in Ville Platte. When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into the apartment building after striking two other vehicles.
The election on December 6, will feature several high profile runoffs from the November 4, election, in addition to two tax renewals.


Mamou shows offensive power against Tarpons

The Mamou Green Demons came out on fire Friday night and destroyed the South Cameron Tarpons by a score of 33-7. Dylan Duplechain and Daniel Matthews led the way offensively for the Demons. Duplechain would finish the night with nine of 12 passing for 165 yards and one touchdown.

Residents evacuated due to chemical leak

On September 12, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call regarding a possible chemical spill in the 100 block of Main Street. 0

School district making long-delayed improvements

Rackell Goodley, standing between Superintendent Toni Hamlin and Principal Troy Fontenot, is the Mamou Elementary teacher in the newly painted classroom for students with severe/profound disabilities.

The Evangeline School District is drawing on funds from the sale of timber harvested on its property in the Mamou and Turkey Creek to pay for painting and window replacement at all 12 schools within its jurisdiction.

Area gets spectacular publicity in cuisine magazine article

The magazine's publisher, Susan Ford, was impressed with the newly refurbished cabins at Chicot State Park. Photos provided courtesy Louisiana Cuisine & Culture magazine, David Gallent, photographer and Culinary Institute of America trained chef.

Last May, Camille Fontenot got a phone call from St. Landry tourism asking for a favor. That favor led to some spectacular publicity in the September/October issue of Louisiana Cuisine & Culture magazine.

Ammonia leak shuts down Main and LaSalle streets in Ville Platte

Louisiana State Police, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Ville Platte Police Department and Ville Platte Fire Department were all out in force Thursday night, shortly before 9 p.m. as an ammonia leak was detected.

SWAT team finds man with assistance of city marshal and VPPD

Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, left, and Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie, right, pose with members of the Lake Charles SWAT team.

The Ville Platte City Marshal’s Warrant Officer Horace Johnson along with Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie assisted the Lake Charles SWAT team in locating a suspect they believed was hiding in Ville Platte.

Bulldogs, Bearcats square off in offensive showdown

Terez Alfred runs for paydirt behind a block from Dayton Jackson.

It may not be the Fourth of July, but we may just see some offensive fireworks Friday night in Basile as the Bearcats host the Ville Platte Bulldogs in what will be one of the most exciting games of the season. Both Basile and Ville Platte are 1-0 coming into the contest.

Trojans look to rebound against Opelousas Catholic

Trojan Tight End Seth Shipp hauls down another catch.

After a tough loss against Basile Friday, the Sacred Heart Trojans are looking to regroup before facing their longtime rival the Opelousas Catholic Vikings. The game is set for 7 p.m. in Opelousas at Donald Gardner Stadium.

Mamou hoping to bounce back after tough loss

The Mamou Green Demons came into the 2014 season with one goal in mind; to improve every time they play. Friday night against the Pickering Red Devils, the Demons may not have picked up a win but they did take a step toward their goal.

Panthers looking to go 2-0 in young season

The Pine Prairie Panthers are 1-0 on the season after an exciting 12-6 overtime victory over the North Central Hurricanes. The win gives the Panthers some much-needed confidence going into week two. Pine Prairie will travel to play the East Beauregard Trojans on Friday night.


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The Basile Bearcats race out onto the field poised and ready to take on the LaSalle Tigers in a LHSAA regional playoff game Friday night, in which the Bearcats defeated the Tigers 38-13.

What is the formula for a regional playoff win? If you ask the Basile Bearcats, they would tell you to dominate the game on the ground and play bend-but-don’t-break defense.


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


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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