Christopher Charles

Two of three people wanted for the Saturday night burglary in Chataignier turned themselves to the sheriff’s office Wednesday morning. Jeremiah Allison and Katelin Fontenot were behind bars as investigators continued to search for Christopher Charles, who was thought to be in the parish Wednesday afternoon.
Residents of Turkey Creek will once again have a chance to select a mayor on February 21, when the new election will be held. Candidates for the position are Bert K. Campbell (No Party), #169; and Heather Miley Cloud (Republican), #170.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division personnel say Phillip DeSelle will be closely monitored by law enforcement.

Christopher Charles

Lady Trojans remain in district title contention

Gabby Andrepont has been a force this year.

Going into the game against the St. Edmund Lady Jays on Friday, the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans were only one game out of first place in district 5-1A.

Bulldogs rebound with solid win over Wildcats

Ernest Ardoin shows tremendous concentration on the line.

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs went into the game against the Livonia Wildcats hoping to rebound from a tough loss to Pine Prairie on Tuesday. A win by Ville Platte would keep them in the race for the district championship.

Lady Bulldogs score district win over Livonia

Deja McKinney drives in for another uncontested layup.

For a team to have a shot at winning a district championship, two important things must happen; remain undefeated at home and be above .500 on the road. The Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs know this all too well, having won the title in 2013-14.

Pine Prairie pulls out nail biter over Northwest

The Pine Prairie Panthers hosted the Northwest Raiders Friday night. The Panthers would use a full team effort and every second of the clock to pull off a win over Northwest Raiders with a final score of 61-60.

Lady Raiders too much for the Lady Panthers

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers took on the Northwest Lady Raiders Friday night. The Lady Panthers played hard the whole game, but fell short with a final score of 68-35.

Lady Demons dominate in win over Lady Lions

Darelzray Bellard trying to add on points

The Mamou Lady Demons continued to remain perfect in district play as they dominated the Vinton Lady Lions Friday night. The Lady Demons led from the start in a 76-23 win and pushed their record to 17-6 on the year. Most importantly, Mamou moves to 4-0 in district 4-2A play.

Ville Platte man sentenced in truck stop robbery

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Ville Platte man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for taking part in the armed robbery of a St. Landry Parish truck stop casino in which more than $11,000 was taken.

Local man cited for game bird violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged migratory game bird violations on January 18, in Acadia Parish.

KLB accepting grant applications

Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s Healthy Communities grants program will be accepting grant application now until April 10, 2015. Non-profit organizations, youth groups, schools and municipalities are encouraged to apply. Grants vary from $1,000 to $10,000.

DeSelle added to state child predator registry with VP address

Phillip DeSelle

Phillip DeSelle, who was released from prison Thursday, January 22, after serving 24 years for the murder of 11-year-old Averie Grace Evans in Natchitoches, has now been added to the Louisiana Child Predator Registry.

New Cajun and Creole festival planned

Winky Aucoin discusses the new Le Grand Hurrah festival at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday, January 21.

Winky Aucoin briefed members of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce about plans for a new Cajun and Creole cultural festival being planned for Chicot State Park.

Panthers take key district win over Dogs

Dayton Jackson makes a move on offense for the Bulldogs.

A battle of teams with perfect 1-0 records in district 5-3A took place on Tuesday night as the Pine Prairie Panthers hosted the Ville Platte Bulldogs.


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JaQualen Doucet earned 12 points in the game against Church Point.

The district 5-3A season continued in full force Tuesday night for both the Ville Platte Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs, as they hosted Church Point High School.


On January 7, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and Judge Greg Vidrine visited the second grade students at Ville Platte Elementary.


January 7, 1938 - January 25, 2015
EASTON - Funeral services were held for Joseph Sherley Chapman, 77, of Mamou, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 28. Burial followed in the Ortego Cemetery in Easton.

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