Jamison Thomas

On September 14, the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call in which someone claimed they were being followed and shot at by two suspects in a vehicle.

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.

The 1-1 Ville Platte High School Bulldogs have proven to be an offensive enigma so far this season. In the opening game against Westminster, the Bulldogs put up 38 points and over 500 yards of offense in a dominating performance. Last week, against Basile, the Ville Platte offense only managed six points and 218 yards of offense.
Bryan Leach, regional director with Delta Waterfowl, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He gave Rotarians a brief history of the organization, which was established in 1911.

Jamison Thomas

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.

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Trojans exercise Demons in Homecoming victory

Trojan half back Garrett Fontenot looks for running room.

In the foyer of Sacred Heart High School there is a sign that reads “Through these halls walk the finest people in the world… Our students.” Many returned to the Halls of Troy Friday for homecoming

Panthers’ record evened up in loss to Lions

The Pine Prairie Panthers hoped to make history Friday against the Vinton Lions. After a 2-1 start, a victory by the Panthers would give them the most wins in school history.

Bulldogs try to even record against Warriors

Ville Platte High School goes into Friday night’s contest against the Oakdale Warriors needing a victory to even their record for the year.

Basile opens district play against Merryville

The Basile Bearcats have begun the season right on track with last year. Basile now stands undefeated after three games and imposing its will on the St. Edmund Blue Jays Friday night.

Ville Platte men sentenced in truck stop robbery

A Ville Platte man was sentenced last Friday to eight years and nine months in prison for the armed robbery of the Tiger Trax truck stop and casino in Whiteville in April 2011.

Woman’s ‘suspicious death’ under investigation

Latoya Richard

The body of 29-year-old Latoya Richard was found in her home on High School Drive earlier this week after she failed to meet her daughter, who was getting off of the school bus.

Panthers defeat inter-parish rival Demons 24-6

For the second straight year, the Pine Prairie Panthers get bragging rights over the Mamou Green Demons. The final score for this important inter-parish rivalry football game was 24-6.

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Trojan half back Garrett Fontenot looks for running room.

In the foyer of Sacred Heart High School there is a sign that reads “Through these halls walk the finest people in the world… Our students.” Many returned to the Halls of Troy Friday for homecoming

Lifestyle

ROYAL GROUP SHOT - The newly-crowned Mamou Cajun Music Festival queens pose with visiting royals who attended the event to support the contestants.

The First Annual Mamou Cajun Music Festival Pageant was held Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Mamou Recreation Center.

Obituaries

James Albert Reed Sr.

April 6, 1924 - September 24, 2014
Funeral services were held for held for James Albert Reed Sr., 90, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1:30 p.m., Friday, September 26. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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