Judge Joel Davis again dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud, in the same courtroom he dismissed the lawsuit earlier this month. Both were civil hearings and did not involve juries.
Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table. She was very appreciative of the basket. In the first photo, she is shown with her basket.
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.


Child struck by train in Basile

The Basile Police Department responded to a report of a child being struck by a train Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 4 p.m.

Fourth of July weekend busy for VPPD

Christopher Anderson

Police Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reported the following incidents over the Fourth of July weekend.

VP Super 10’s reach the finals

Amarion Watson slides safely into second.

In Moss Bluff, the Ville Platte Super 10’s have had a wild tournament thus far. From blowout games, to the heat and even wild and unruly fans, the VP youngsters have had to deal with a lot of adversity. However, they overcame it all and made their way into the finals.

VP Majors uncontested thus far

In Ville Platte, the Majors are rolling through the District Tournament and thus far, they have not been contested. They have 10-run ruled three out of four opponents and have scored 12 or more runs in every game thus far.

Mamou Elite 8’s all set for state

After taking a week off, the Mamou Pitching Machine All-Stars are all set to head to Pineville. They will be competing in the Louisiana State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine All-Star Tournament.

City council votes down gift basket ordinance

Vegetables harvested from the community garden, next to the Swamp Pop Museum, were on display at the Ville Platte City Council meeting room during the council’s monthly meeting Tuesday, July 8. The vegetables were picked earlier the same day, and will be on sale during this Friday’s farmers market at Ortego Park that will begin at 5 p.m.

The Ville Platte City Council, during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 8, decided to take no action on a proposed ordinance that would require council members receive quarterly reports of the cost of gift baskets the city provides during special occasions.

Yo-yo artist visits parish

Professional yo-yo performer, juggler and magician brought his act to children and parents at the various branch libraries this week and, shown here, to the Northside Civic Center on Tuesday, July 8. Noel has entertained audiences around the world.

Local jiu-jitsu expert wins Texas championship

Joshua Ortego, 34, of Ville Platte, won the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Texas Championship in the bantam weight expert division in Huntsville, Texas, on Saturday, June 28.

City of Ville Platte calls public hearing

The City of Ville Platte will be holding a public hearing Tuesday, July 8, at 4:45 p.m. for public comment on an ordinance for a quarterly report to councilman on the cost of gift baskets promoting local products made in the City of Ville Platte.


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If it was not amazing enough that the Basile Bearcats have now made it to the quarterfinals of the LHSAA playoffs three years in a row, what may be more amazing is that their opponent will be the s


Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table.


Rudy Guillory

September 22, 1933 - November 25, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Rudy Guillory, 81, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 29. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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