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.
Another election in Evangeline Parish is facing a challenge; this time it’s the office of Ville Platte Chief of Police.

Franco Doucet

On December 16, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call reporting shots fired on East Beech Street. Upon arrival, officers found Franco Doucet lying on the ground and learned that he had been shot.

Franco Doucet


Pine Prairie Correctional Center honors employees

Pine Prairie Correctional Center Warden Terry Hines thanked employees of the facility for their work during an employee appreciation barbeque at the Pine Prairie Community Center Thursday, July 24.

VP Majors punch ticket for state

Majors dominated the tournament with an undefeated record.

When Ville Platte got to the Wall Pontiff Playground in Metairie, they did not waste much time in letting the locals know they were there for business and not play. The VP Majors met the competition head on and that did not let up.

Super 10’s climb back to take crown

Hayden Fontenot fires a pitch.

In game one of the Super Regionals, Ville Platte met a very talented Gonzales team. The VP boys took a 13-4 win, but took some early sweating to get it done.

Rededication ceremony held at Village De Memoire

State Representative Bernard LaBas speaking at the rededication ceremony. Seated at left are, from left, Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel, Ville Platte City Counselman Mike Perron and EHDOC Executive Director Steve Protulis.

A rededication ceremony at the Village De Memoire Wednesday, July 23, marked the completion of a $2.5 million, eight month renovation of the facility, involving offices and 114 residential units.

last library entertainment for kids is largest

The last entertainment program for kids parish library’s Summer Reading Program was also the largest this year, attracting close to 200 children and adults to see the Bar None Petting Zoo from Church Point Tuesday afternoon, June 22, at the Northside Civic Center’s pavilion.

TV, tornadoes made news in January 1927

•The Weekly Gazette began adding new features as the nation evolved through the early 20th century. Many of these, including news, including sports and fashion news, were provided by national syndicated providers.

Chataignier council fails to draw a quorum

The Chataignier Village Council failed to have a quorum for the third time and was unable to review and approve the village’s 2013-2014 budget and to review and approve the 2014-2015 budget.

Mamou All-Stars take fifth at state

Alex Dick (15) helps to assist on a great defensive play.

The Mamou Elite Eight-year-olds had to come out at least sixth in the Dixie Youth State Pitching Machine Tournament in order to advance to the World Series. With an overall record of 17-1, the Mamou youngsters did just that and placed fifth at the event in Pineville.

Rain pushes back regionals

With all the rain that moved through the New Orleans and Lafayette area, the Dixie Youth Regionals were postponed to later in the weekend.
The Ville Platte Super 10’s were moved to play Saturday morning, rather than Friday at 1 p.m.

VPPD makes four more arrests in Fourth of July fight

Deandre Dangerfield

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported additional charges have been filed in a Fourth of July incident at the Martin Luther King Park (formerly Southside Park) that left one person with a stab wound to the arm.


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Pine Prairie guard Josh Freeman.

The Pine Prairie Panthers and Lady Panthers opened play in their annual tournament on Wednesday.


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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