Christina Hartzfelds

On October 21, the Ville Platte Police Department asked the public for help in identifying a silver truck and locating the three white males and two white females involved with multiple break-ins of storage buildings on South Chataignier Road.

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

The 2014 4-H Cotton Food Festival got off to a great start at the 20th Annual Cotton Festival 4-H Cotton Commodity Cookery Contest held Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center.
A troubling flurry of burglaries ended in late September after police stepped up night patrols, which resulted in people being charged for walking in the dark without reflective gear on their clothing, Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue told members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Christina Hartzfelds

BEEF COOKERY WINNERS - Winners in the Beef Cookery divisions were, from left, Karina Parks, Low Calorie division; Benjamin Fontenot, Quick and Easy Main Dish division; and Emily Deshotel, One Dish Meal division. They are shown with LSU AgCenter County Agent Keith Fontenot.

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Police chief responds to chamber’s burglary concerns

A troubling flurry of burglaries ended in late September after police stepped up night patrols, which resulted in people being charged for walking in the dark without reflective gear on their clothing, Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue told members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Trojan defense key in victory over False River

The Sacred Heart Trojan blue wall defense stuffs an attempted run earlier this year.

The Sacred Heart Trojan defense stood solid in the face of adversity Friday night helping to preserve a 28-8 win over the False River Gators.

Bulldogs wear down Panthers in key district win

Pine Prairie Panthers’ running back Douglas Fontenot sees daylight ahead.

On Thursday night, the Ville Platte High Bulldogs traveled the short distance to Pine Prairie for a parish rivalry game with important playoff implications. The Bulldogs ran past the Panthers with a 25-7 win.

Bearcats sting Hornets in district 4-1A contest

The Basile Bearcats kept their hopes of being one of the top six ranked teams in the LHSAA power rating system alive by destroying the Grand Lake Hornets on Thursday. The Bearcats scored from the opening kickoff and never looked back in defeating the Hornets 56-14.

Mamou now 1-6 after district loss to Welsh

A greyhound dog can reach speeds of 43 mph and is the second fastest land animal behind the cheetah that reaches speeds of up to 75 mph. A greyhound bus weighs in the ballpark of 11 tons. The force of one of these buses is approximately 605,000 newtons.

School board sponsors annual career day in Mamou

Juniors and seniors -- mostly -- from all of the high schools in the parish visited Mamou’s recreational center Thursday, October 16, for the annual Career Day, sponsored by the Evangeline Parish School Board.

EPSB learns performance scores are coming soon

Evangeline Parish School Board Superintendent Toni Hamlin informed board members Wednesday, October 15, that the release of school performance scores, as well as district performance scores, is coming next week.

VPCC delays plan on Sacred Heart School traffic woes

Proposed changes to traffic flow problems at Sacred Heart School were once again delayed following an inconclusive public hearing of the Ville Platte City Council Tuesday afternoon.

Trojans bounce back with first district win

Dylan Scully looks to take the ball up the field for the Trojans earlier this year.

The Sacred Heart Trojans needed a complete win to shake off a disappointing loss to Pine Prairie. Using a potent offense and a bend but don’t break defense, the Trojans took a commanding 46-20 win over the North Central Hurricanes Friday.

Bulldogs, Panthers battle in big district contest

Ville Platte’s defense will need to hold strong against Pine Prairie.

In the past the game between Ville Platte and Pine Prairie would have probably only meant something for the Bulldogs. However, with the Panthers at 3-3 and the Bulldogs coming off of a big district win on Friday, this game has now become one of importance for both squads.

Bearcats travel to Grand Lake Thursday

Basile’s Kendrick Ceasar is key to a Bearcats’ victory.

The Basile Bearcats continue their quest for the district championship Thursday as they travel to Grand Lake to take on the Hornets. Basile is now 2-1 in district play and are one game out of first place behind Hamilton Christian and Elton.

Mamou looks for first district win Friday

The Mamou Demons are now 1-4 on the season and 0-1 in district play as they lost to Dequincy this past Friday by the score of 40-0. The Demons are now hoping to get back in the win column as they travel to Welsh this Friday.

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The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are riding high off a two game win streak and the confidence that comes with it.

Lifestyle

The 4-H “Cotton Pickin’ Pet Show” was held on Wednesday, October 8, at the Ville Platte Civic Center. There were more than 80 pets entered in the show this year.

Obituaries

Robert “Sonny” Spears

June 10, 1935 - October 20, 2014
EUNICE - Funeral services will be held for Robert “Sonny” Spears, 79, of Reddell, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 22. Burial will follow in the Durio Cemetery in Eunice.

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