Jamison Thomas

On September 14, the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call in which someone claimed they were being followed and shot at by two suspects in a vehicle.

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.

The 1-1 Ville Platte High School Bulldogs have proven to be an offensive enigma so far this season. In the opening game against Westminster, the Bulldogs put up 38 points and over 500 yards of offense in a dominating performance. Last week, against Basile, the Ville Platte offense only managed six points and 218 yards of offense.
Bryan Leach, regional director with Delta Waterfowl, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He gave Rotarians a brief history of the organization, which was established in 1911.

Jamison Thomas

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.


SHHS honors 2013-14 athletes

Left to right are Annamarie Soileau, Ellis Parrott, Courtney Cloud, Wesley Fontenot and Alyssa Menard.

After a sports year where nearly every sport made the post-season, Sacred Heart High School honored their athletes with their annual awards banquet.

Mayor distributes free pepper plants

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine handed out free pepper plants to people who drove past her, behind the Northside Civic Center starting at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6.

EPSB approves millage rates, expenses

The Evangeline Parish School Board approved property tax millage rates for 2014 during its meeting Wednesday, June 4, with the only change coming from the Basile District VII bonds.

VPHS recognizes student athletes of 2013-14

It was a new athletic year at Ville Platte High School. The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were moved up to Class 3A and forced to compete against some very tough schools.

Lack of compromise said to have doomed surrogacy legislation

Dr. Gregory Ardoin welcomes the audience to an educational forum on what birth surrogacy involves. The forum took place last March in the Family Life Center

The organizer of a forum held in Ville Platte in March regarding the issue of surrogate births said the state Legislature narrowly missed an opportunity to reach a compromise on legislation, which

Johnson wins another state title

Julia Johnson and her high school golf coach Andrew Wiley were all smiles after the state title.

Julia Johnson, a Pine Prairie native, won the high school state golf championship for the second straight year.

Five killed in head on crash

A two vehicle head-on crash on LA Highway 13 south of Eunice has claimed the lives of five people and left one injured in a local hospital.

Rice farmers need to watch for weevils with warmer weather

DRONES TAKE FLIGHT - Farmers Lucas Berzas, at left, and Neal Lejeune look at an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, at the Evangeline Parish Rice Tour held May 22. Randy Price, LSU AgCenter agricultural engineer, demonstrated a drone to show how it could be used to scout fields. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

Rice farmers should be prepared to deal with their worst insect pest, the rice water weevil, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout, speaking at the Evangeline Parish Rice Tour on May 22

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign underway in Ville Platte

The Ville Platte Police Department has received funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for, and is participating in, the “Click It or Ticket” campaign through Sunday, June 1.


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For the second straight year, the Pine Prairie Panthers get bragging rights over the Mamou Green Demons. The final score for this important inter-parish rivalry football game was 24-6.


The Garden of the Month and Civic Pride Award of Merit for September was selected by a committee from the Magnolia Garden Club. The recipient of the Garden of the Month honor was the home of Dr.


Rita Aucoin Drummond

April 30, 1952 - September 17, 2014
Funeral services were held for Rita Aucoin Drummond, 62, of Ville Platte, at First Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Friday. September 19. Burial followed in the Pine Point Cemetery.

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