Judge Thomas Fuselier dismissed, on Thursday, December 18, the challenge to Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue’s qualifications to run for chief of police, based on his place of residence, brought by Linton Fontenot and Glenn Leleux, who ran against Lartigue for chief of police in this year’s elections.
The trial of John Deville on arson charges involving the fire that destroyed the Rondevous Dinner Club last year has been postponed until June 8, in order for court documents to be finalized.
Residents and staff of Heritage Manor Nursing Home held its annual big Christmas party Wednesday afternoon, December 17. Many gifts were presented and much food was enjoyed, as well as live Cajun music. A great time was had by all.


Demons come up short in overtime loss to Bears

The Mamou Demons travelled to Church Point on Tuesday to take on the Bears. The Demons overcame a slow start to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The effort to send the game into overtime drained Mamou, as they fell 62-59 in the extra period.

Man wanted for Ville Platte murder captured in Texas

Reokinski Thomas

Authorities in Texas have captured a man wanted in the July 22, 2013, shooting death of 32-year-old Joseph John of Ville Platte, who was shot in front of a relative's home.

Cabot employees collect 800 pounds of clothing

Rhonda Deshotels’ office is taken over by some 800 pounds of clothing donated by Cabot Corporation employees. Shown here are most of the clothing. More bags of clothing fill a closet and are piled up in other parts of her office.

Cabot Corporation employees Rhonda Deshotels and Monica Aucoin wanted to find a new way to help the community during the holidays, so they went to the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to get some ideas.

Turkey creek mayor election date announced

A new election for Turkey Creek mayor has been set for February 21. Candidates in the election are again incumbant Heather Cloud and Bert Campbell.

fire fighters give tips on holiday safety

As we head into the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Ville Platte Fire Department and the Evangeline Pariswh Fire District 2 chiefs, officers and fire fighters want to remind the public of some safety tops regarding Christmas trees and fireworks.

EPSB bids farewell to school board member

The Evangeline Parish School Board took time during its meeting Wednesday, December 10, to bid farewell to David Landreneau, outgoing District Six school board member.

VPCC accepts donation for Boys/Girls Club

The Eastern Seventh District Association presents the city with a $1,225 check for the Ville Platte Boys and Girls Club.

At its regular December meeting, the Ville Platte City Council joyfully received more than $2,000 in donations toward the Boys and Girls Club, which is currently in the process of receiving a new home.

Parish gridiron heroes named to All-District teams

Success in any endeavor sometimes comes in small increments. For this year’s Evangeline Parish football teams, success came in many forms. Basile found their success in a season marked by returning to the quarterfinals. Pine Prairie won more games this year than in the history of their program.

Ville Platte cruises to win over Westminster

The Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs hosted the Westminster Lady Crusaders in a non-district tilt here Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs moved out to a 10 point advantage in the first quarter and were never threatened in a 64-36 win.

Police jury takes up cultural preservation at French meeting

CODOFIL Executive Director Charles Larroque talks about the importance of preserving our cultural traditions.

Some people struggled to communicate at the Police Jury’s annual French meeting this week, but most sailed fluently through their business or had practiced and were prepared.

State police investigating death following domestic altercation

Keenan Ardoin

The Louisiana State Police have taken over the investigation into the death of a Ville Platte man who died after Ville Platte police were called to a report of a domestic altercation early shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, on Oak Street.


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Sacred Heart’s Sean Fontenot burned up the nets in the first quarter with 16 points, including four three-point baskets.

How do you stop a 6’5”, 250 pound opposing center? For the undersized Sacred Heart Trojans, there was no answer.


Roy Ledoux Fontenot

October 16, 1917 - December 16, 2014
Funeral services were held for Roy Ledoux Fontenot, 97, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 18. Burial followed in the Old Ville Platte Cemetery.

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