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.

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Garage sales to be held Saturday, April 5

Ville Platte Christian Missions -- a nondenominational and non-pollitical civic organization -- is having a community garage sale Saturday, April 5, from 7 a.m.

VPPD officers undergo camera training

All Ville Platte police officers received new Veho Muvi minicameras they will wear at all times while on duty.

McKinney, Doulet lead 5-3A platoon

Breanna Pete (11) earned a slot on the All-Defensive Team

It was an amazing playoff season for the Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs.

Chamber briefed by Hospice of Louisiana speakers

The guest speakers during this week’s Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce meeting were three representatives of Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, based in Eunice.

Lady Panther softball heating up

Alyssa Jackson fires off a pitch against Port Barre.

It is another season on the diamond for the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers and legendary Head Coach Carolyn Deville.

SHHS softball getting on track

Heather Fontenot makes a play at second base for the Lady Trojans.

After a slow start, the Lady Trojans of Sacred Heart rebounded to get a pair of wins over Pitkin High School. Sacred Heart dropped 10-0 losses to Iota and Mamou and then fell to Comeaux 8-7.

Mamou council considers new police hiring policy

Just after the Mamou Town Council adjourned Wednesday, District Judge Thomas Fuselier swears in Tim Fontenot, who is an assistant parish district attorney, as the new Mamou court magistrate.

The Mamou Town Council discussed the need to ensure people hired as full-time police officers pass drug and psychological testing, during its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 12.

EPSB sees lower tax collections, honors teachers

Chief Financial Officer Amy Lafleur with the Evangeline Parish School Board discussed a near $1 million decrease in tax collections during the board’s meeting Wednesday, March 12.

State Runner-Up looks forward

Deja McKinney will be one of the players that Doulet looks to for leadership on and off the court next season.

After an amazing season, the 2014 Class 3A State Runners-Up are taking some time off, but not before they reflect on a season that may have been one of the best in Ville Platte High School history.

Trojans blaze through first three games

The Sacred Heart pitching staff kept their opponents off of the scoreboard through three straight games.

Sacred Heart blasted through their first three games of the season by a combined score of 34-0 against Hamilton Christian, Merryville and Pine Prairie.


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Trojan half back Garrett Fontenot looks for running room.

In the foyer of Sacred Heart High School there is a sign that reads “Through these halls walk the finest people in the world… Our students.” Many returned to the Halls of Troy Friday for homecoming


ROYAL GROUP SHOT - The newly-crowned Mamou Cajun Music Festival queens pose with visiting royals who attended the event to support the contestants.

The First Annual Mamou Cajun Music Festival Pageant was held Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Mamou Recreation Center.


James Albert Reed Sr.

April 6, 1924 - September 24, 2014
Funeral services were held for held for James Albert Reed Sr., 90, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1:30 p.m., Friday, September 26. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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