Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

A Reddell woman, who was walking on Highway 13 Friday morning is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Reddell.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds. They will be presented at the Queen’s Pageant set for Saturday, April 11, during the 31st Boggy Bayou Festival in Pine Prairie.

Stephen Lafleur

Stephen Lafleur, who was wanted by Mamou police for allegedly beating a woman with a gun and shooting at her vehicle on Monday, has turned himself in. Lafleur’s alleged victim reported that her daughter was at the scene when the incident occurred and Mamou police began searching for him.

Louisiana State Troopers and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel examine the crash site.

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Stephen Lafleur

Cloud re-elected as Turkey Creek mayor

Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Miley Cloud, who challenged November’s election results when she lost by four votes and accused her opponent of vote buying, has now won her re-election.

Bertrand questions Eastside Water operation

James Bertrand, owner of a bonding service in Ville Platte, said he was recently hired as a private investigator to look into the Eastside Water System and the way its board conducts business.

Panthers win district championship in overtime

Pine Prairie’s Allen Myles has helped lead the Panthers to the district title.

They say that every game counts in the regular season. This may be true, but some games count for a whole lot more than just a win or a loss. Take Friday’s game between the Pine Prairie Panthers and the Port Barre Red Devils.

Bulldogs close out regular season with win

VPHS guard Ernest Ardoin netted 15 points in their 83-41 win over Northwest.

Going into Friday night’s game against the Northwest Raiders, the Ville Platte Bulldogs were needing a win for two purposes; a chance to create a tie for the district championship and an increase in power points.

Lady Bulldogs dominate in first round of playoffs

Lady Bulldog guard Ja’Kayra Thomas.

Having been to the Top 28 tournament two of the last three years, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs know that you have to at least win your first playoff game. The Lady Bulldogs started slow, but ramped up their game in the second half to dominate the Abbeville Lady Wildcats 66-51.

Lady Trojans exit playoffs after first round

Lady Trojan senior guard Natalie Earles.

The Sacred Heart Lady Trojans traveled to Baton Rouge on Thursday hoping to upset the Lady Chargers of Madison Prep and score a first round playoff win. The Lady Trojans have not gone beyond the bi-district round of the playoffs in some time.

Lady Demons end season with playoff loss

The Mamou Lady Demons hosted the opening round of the basketball playoffs Thursday night as the Vikings came North by Northeast. The theme of the first half was the Demons forcing turnovers, but they could not capitalize as the ball rattled off the rim.

Mamou house fire a tptal loss for family of four

Lieutenants Latosha Douget and Chris Paul look at donations received Friday, February 20, for the family that lost everything in a fire two days before.

It can take a tragedy to bring out the best in the human spirit of giving, and that’s just what happened last week in Mamou.

Paul Grant Guillory

August 28, 1962 - February 19, 2015
POINT BLUE - Funeral services will be held for Paul Grant Guillory, 52, of Point Blue, at the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 6:30 p.m., Friday, February 20.
LaVille Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

Melba Ruth Deshotel

Melba Ruth Deshotel

December 11, 1942 - February 19, 2015
VIDRINE - Funeral services will be held for Melba Ruth Deshotel, 72, of Vidrine, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 12 noon, Saturday, February 21. Burial will follow in the Platin Cemetery in Vidrine.

Effie Jane Deville

Effie Jane Deville

January 24, 1956 - February 17, 2015
Funeral services were held for Effie Jane Deville, 59, of Ville Platte, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 19. Burial followed in the Eternal Rest Cemetery.

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Sports

Josh LaHaye fires a pitch from the mound.

The Sacred Heart baseball team went into the Rayne High School Tournament riding an eight game win streak. The Trojans continued their winning ways by gaining two more wins this past weekend.

Lifestyle

BABY MISS COURT - Members of the 2015 Baby Miss Boggy Bayou court are shown here. They are, from left, Baby Miss Lauryn Blaire Fruge; Paige Nicole Mayer, first runner-up; and Arabella Manuel, second runner-up.

Six new queens and three kings were selected on Saturday, March 21, at the 2015 Boggy Bayou Youth Pageant held at the fairgrounds.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held for Roy James Thomas, 50, at the Owens-Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Ville Platte at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28. Burial will follow in the St. Matthew Cemetery.
Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

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