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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Chataignier, parish schools adopt innovations

David Ardoin, teacher and assistant principal at Chataignier Elementary School, and his daughter, Kennedy, a fifth grader, are shown in front of the school’s sign, funded by the Chataignier High Alumni a couple of years ago.

Innovation seems like the right word to describe changes at parish schools lately, such as the ones that are encouraging Chataignier Elementary School students to not only achieve academically, but also to help each other and the wider community as schools in the parish make improvements.

Pine Prairie Correctional Center honors employees

Pine Prairie Correctional Center Warden Terry Hines thanked employees of the facility for their work during an employee appreciation barbeque at the Pine Prairie Community Center Thursday, July 24.

VP Majors punch ticket for state

Majors dominated the tournament with an undefeated record.

When Ville Platte got to the Wall Pontiff Playground in Metairie, they did not waste much time in letting the locals know they were there for business and not play. The VP Majors met the competition head on and that did not let up.

Super 10’s climb back to take crown

Hayden Fontenot fires a pitch.

In game one of the Super Regionals, Ville Platte met a very talented Gonzales team. The VP boys took a 13-4 win, but took some early sweating to get it done.

Rededication ceremony held at Village De Memoire

State Representative Bernard LaBas speaking at the rededication ceremony. Seated at left are, from left, Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel, Ville Platte City Counselman Mike Perron and EHDOC Executive Director Steve Protulis.

A rededication ceremony at the Village De Memoire Wednesday, July 23, marked the completion of a $2.5 million, eight month renovation of the facility, involving offices and 114 residential units.

last library entertainment for kids is largest

The last entertainment program for kids parish library’s Summer Reading Program was also the largest this year, attracting close to 200 children and adults to see the Bar None Petting Zoo from Church Point Tuesday afternoon, June 22, at the Northside Civic Center’s pavilion.

TV, tornadoes made news in January 1927

•The Weekly Gazette began adding new features as the nation evolved through the early 20th century. Many of these, including news, including sports and fashion news, were provided by national syndicated providers.

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. With an overall record of 17-1, the Mamou youngsters did just that and placed fifth at the event in Pineville.

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.
The Ville Platte Super 10’s were moved to play Saturday morning, rather than Friday at 1 p.m.

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 stab wound to the arm.

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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.

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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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