The Ville Platte Police Department is asking residents to assist in locating suspects that are currently evading police. Chief Neal Lartigue asks that you call in if you see these suspects but do not try to detain them on your own.

2014 Miss Boggy Bayou
Torian Paige Veillon

Torian Paige Veillon, the 17-year-old daughter of Kevin and Dalayne Veillon of Ville Platte, was crowned Saturday afternoon, April 5, as Boggy Bayou’s 30th queen. The annual pageant was held during the 30th Annual Boggy Bayou Festival at the fairgrounds April 3-5.

Boggy Bayou Festival Board President Bernice Ardoin and artist Tony Bernard unveil the poster commemorating the festival's 30th anniversary.

To commemorate its 30th anniversary, The Boggy Bayou Festival Board had a poster created to depict the festival’s meaning. Lafayette artist Tony Bernard created the poster that features a fleur de lis with a bayou scene inside. On Monday, March 31, members of the Boggy Bayou board unveiled the special festival poster.

2014 Miss Boggy Bayou
Torian Paige Veillon

Boggy Bayou Festival Board President Bernice Ardoin and artist Tony Bernard unveil the poster commemorating the festival's 30th anniversary.

Joshua Castille named one of eight Louisiana Young Heroes

Joshua Castille, shown here with Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, was one of this year’s recipients of the Louisiana Young Heroes Awards.

Joshua “Josh” Castille, an 18-year-old Ville Platte resident who is a senior at Sacred Heart High School, was one of eight Louisiana young people who received recognition as Louisiana Young Heroes

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His final words last season were, “Next year, its Sulphur or bust.” That was Sacred Heart Head Coach Doug Guillory’s final words after a 6-3 loss to St.

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(Editor’s Note: This is the continuation of this article from the Sunday, April 13, paper.) Electric Energy (fourth - sixth grades):

Obituaries

A memorial service will be held for Charles Weathersby, 86, of Ville Platte, at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 25.

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