Judge Joel Davis again dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud, in the same courtroom he dismissed the lawsuit earlier this month. Both were civil hearings and did not involve juries.
Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table. She was very appreciative of the basket. In the first photo, she is shown with her basket.
Turkey Creek’s mayoral seat is still up in the air after the Third Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the district court on Heather Cloud’s lawsuit, in which she claimed her opponent, Bert Campbell, with the assistance of Stanley Leger, offered money and favors for votes in the November 4, election.


Demons, Panthers square off with hopes of second win

The Mamou Green Demons and the Pine Prairie Panthers square off Friday with more than bragging rights on the line. Both teams come into this inter-parish rivalry game 1-1.

Bearcats look to stay perfect against St. Edmund’s

Basile quarterback Mark Ivory hands the ball off to running back Kendrick Ceasar.

The Basile Bearcats and the St. Edmund Blue Jays are all too familiar with each other. These long-time rivals have had some knock out, drag out battles over the years. Some of those battles have been really nasty.

Bearcats down Bulldogs in battle of defense

Every indication from week one in the regular season pointed to a high-scoring game between Basile and Ville Platte, as both teams scored over thirty points and gained a combined 900-plus yards in their first games.

Vikings control Trojans in big win Friday night

The Sacred Heart Trojans set sail Friday night for Donald Gardner Stadium to clash with the Opelousas Catholic Vikings on a night when the 1974 State Champions were honored at half time.

Panther offense sputters in loss to East Beauregard

The Pine Prairie Panthers came into the season knowing that the offense would take some time to grow and mature. Head Coach Yves Prince and his staff were hoping it would happen sooner than later.

Mamou shows offensive power against Tarpons

The Mamou Green Demons came out on fire Friday night and destroyed the South Cameron Tarpons by a score of 33-7. Dylan Duplechain and Daniel Matthews led the way offensively for the Demons. Duplechain would finish the night with nine of 12 passing for 165 yards and one touchdown.

Residents evacuated due to chemical leak

On September 12, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call regarding a possible chemical spill in the 100 block of Main Street. 0

School district making long-delayed improvements

Rackell Goodley, standing between Superintendent Toni Hamlin and Principal Troy Fontenot, is the Mamou Elementary teacher in the newly painted classroom for students with severe/profound disabilities.

The Evangeline School District is drawing on funds from the sale of timber harvested on its property in the Mamou and Turkey Creek to pay for painting and window replacement at all 12 schools within its jurisdiction.

Area gets spectacular publicity in cuisine magazine article

The magazine's publisher, Susan Ford, was impressed with the newly refurbished cabins at Chicot State Park. Photos provided courtesy Louisiana Cuisine & Culture magazine, David Gallent, photographer and Culinary Institute of America trained chef.

Last May, Camille Fontenot got a phone call from St. Landry tourism asking for a favor. That favor led to some spectacular publicity in the September/October issue of Louisiana Cuisine & Culture magazine.

Ammonia leak shuts down Main and LaSalle streets in Ville Platte

Louisiana State Police, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Ville Platte Police Department and Ville Platte Fire Department were all out in force Thursday night, shortly before 9 p.m. as an ammonia leak was detected.

SWAT team finds man with assistance of city marshal and VPPD

Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, left, and Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie, right, pose with members of the Lake Charles SWAT team.

The Ville Platte City Marshal’s Warrant Officer Horace Johnson along with Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie assisted the Lake Charles SWAT team in locating a suspect they believed was hiding in Ville Platte.

Bulldogs, Bearcats square off in offensive showdown

Terez Alfred runs for paydirt behind a block from Dayton Jackson.

It may not be the Fourth of July, but we may just see some offensive fireworks Friday night in Basile as the Bearcats host the Ville Platte Bulldogs in what will be one of the most exciting games of the season. Both Basile and Ville Platte are 1-0 coming into the contest.


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If it was not amazing enough that the Basile Bearcats have now made it to the quarterfinals of the LHSAA playoffs three years in a row, what may be more amazing is that their opponent will be the s


Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table.


Rudy Guillory

September 22, 1933 - November 25, 2014
Funeral services will be held for Rudy Guillory, 81, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 29. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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