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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Sacred Heart earns first win against Gueydan

Most people this time of year go to Gueydan with duck stamps in hand for a guided hunt at Doug’s Hunting Lodge. The Trojans of Sacred Heart; however, went into town with something bigger in mind.

Bearcats dominate Blue Jays to go 3-0

If you asked Basile Head Coach Kevin Bertrand about playing long-time rival St. Edmund’s, he probably would have told you it was important for his team to play well.

Thief steals gasoline from Mamou station

A thief managed to manually shut off a gas pump at the Shell station on Poinciana Street in Mamou and steal hundreds of dollars in gasoline.

Mamou High School evacuated due to bomb threat

School buses were parked along Sixth Street, a block from Mamou High School and students who had been evacuated after a bomb threat to the football field, were they were told by megaphone which bus

Fall festival planning underway in Chataignier

The Chataignier Village Council heard from a village resident who is seeking help from other residents of the area in providing a fall festival featuring family fun events particularly for children

Two charged with attempted first-degree murder

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.

Cotton Festival shirts available

It’s that time of year again; the 61st Annual Louisiana Cotton Festival is just around the corner and T-shirts are now on sale. You can purchase T-shirts at The Flower Patch (650 W.

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Sports

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

Lifestyle

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.

Obituaries

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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