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.

No one injured in accident Monday near Point Blue

The driver of this truck, owned by the City of Ville Platte, lost control when the truck’s front left tire had a blowout near Point Blue on LA 29, north of Chataignier on Monday, March 24.

Bulldogs, Panthers earn spots on 5-3A squad

Allen Myles (5) was selected to the 5-3A first team

The All-District 5-3A basketball team was selected toward the end of the season.

Garage sales to be held Saturday, April 5

Ville Platte Christian Missions -- a nondenominational and non-pollitical civic organization -- is having a community garage sale Saturday, April 5, from 7 a.m.

VPPD officers undergo camera training

All Ville Platte police officers received new Veho Muvi minicameras they will wear at all times while on duty.

McKinney, Doulet lead 5-3A platoon

Breanna Pete (11) earned a slot on the All-Defensive Team

It was an amazing playoff season for the Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs.

Chamber briefed by Hospice of Louisiana speakers

The guest speakers during this week’s Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce meeting were three representatives of Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, based in Eunice.

Lady Panther softball heating up

Alyssa Jackson fires off a pitch against Port Barre.

It is another season on the diamond for the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers and legendary Head Coach Carolyn Deville.

SHHS softball getting on track

Heather Fontenot makes a play at second base for the Lady Trojans.

After a slow start, the Lady Trojans of Sacred Heart rebounded to get a pair of wins over Pitkin High School. Sacred Heart dropped 10-0 losses to Iota and Mamou and then fell to Comeaux 8-7.

Mamou council considers new police hiring policy

Just after the Mamou Town Council adjourned Wednesday, District Judge Thomas Fuselier swears in Tim Fontenot, who is an assistant parish district attorney, as the new Mamou court magistrate.

The Mamou Town Council discussed the need to ensure people hired as full-time police officers pass drug and psychological testing, during its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 12.

EPSB sees lower tax collections, honors teachers

Chief Financial Officer Amy Lafleur with the Evangeline Parish School Board discussed a near $1 million decrease in tax collections during the board’s meeting Wednesday, March 12.

State Runner-Up looks forward

Deja McKinney will be one of the players that Doulet looks to for leadership on and off the court next season.

After an amazing season, the 2014 Class 3A State Runners-Up are taking some time off, but not before they reflect on a season that may have been one of the best in Ville Platte High School history.


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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.


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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