The Basile Police Department responded to a report of a child being struck by a train Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 4 p.m. The incident occurred at the railroad crossing on Magnolia Street in Basile. The Basile police and the fire department responded, along with Acadian Ambulance, who were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Christopher Anderson

Police Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reported the following incidents over the Fourth of July weekend.

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

In DeQuincy, the Mamou Elite 8’s (eight and under) did the thing they do best and went on to win the District Seven Tournament. They played outstanding defense throughout the event and got timely hitting when needed to march through the event with a perfect 6-0 record.

Christopher Anderson

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

Chataignier council fails to draw a quorum

The Chataignier Village Council failed to have a quorum for the third time and was unable to review and approve the village’s 2013-2014 budget and to review and approve the 2014-2015 budget.

Mamou All-Stars take fifth at state

Alex Dick (15) helps to assist on a great defensive play.

The Mamou Elite Eight-year-olds had to come out at least sixth in the Dixie Youth State Pitching Machine Tournament in order to advance to the World Series.

Rain pushes back regionals

With all the rain that moved through the New Orleans and Lafayette area, the Dixie Youth Regionals were postponed to later in the weekend.

VPPD makes four more arrests in Fourth of July fight

Deandre Dangerfield

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported additional charges have been filed in a Fourth of July incident at the Martin Luther King Park (formerly Southside Park) that left one person with a

Mamou Elementary makes classroom improvements

Evamgeline School Superintendant Toni Hamlin, center; Mamou Elementary Principal Troy Fontenot and Assistant Superintendant Darwan Lazard, second and third from left; school board members David Landreneau, Darren Vidrine and Buck Dupre, in rear; and Mamou Elementary school teachers are shown in one of the improved classrooms on Wednesday, July 17.

Thirteen classrooms in the Mamou Elementary third- and fourth-grade classroom building and seven in the first- and second-grade classroom building have had improvements made in a three-phase projec

City places new signs on streets

Before the rains late last week, city crews began putting up red street signs that have the city’s logo.

Authors sign Evangeline book at city hall

Authors Jane Vidrine, left, and Jean Kiesel were at city hall Friday to sign copies of their new pictorial book “Evangeline Parish,” that shows historical photographs of the parish.

Mamou Elementary walls have patriotic, jurassic themes

Students and some of the teachers who pass through the hall of the third and fourth classroom building of Mamou Elementary School may not realize the airbrush artist who decorated the walls now cr

EPSB approves motion for bonds of indebtedness

During its meeting Wednesday night, the Evangeline Parish School Board gave its preliminary approval for $2.5 million in certificates of indebtedness for the parish’s local area network project (on


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The Ville Platte 8u All Stars did well over the summer with an overall record of 20-4, outscoring opponents 321-166. In the Mamou PONY Warmup Tournament, Ville Platte was 4-1.


Cynthia Jack Robinson

Cynthia Jack Robinson of Ville Platte celebrated her 50th birthday Thursday, July 24, 2014. She is the daughter of Ethel L. Moody of Ville Platte.


Rosa Lynn Soileau Holmes

October 14, 1942 - July 18, 2014

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