Nine trucks and 21 volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire at 1366 Lee Street in Ville Platte at 2:11 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison said the fire was the result of a heater malfunction while the owner, Gene Latour, was away from the house. No one was injured in the fire, but the house was destroyed.

Allen Thomas

Before daylight broke Friday morning, the Mamou Police Department was out in the streets on a warrant round-up, looking for eight individuals who had warrants on narcotics charges.

Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage. Despite winning in the regional and quarter-final rounds, the Lady Bulldogs found their shots did not stroke the bottom of the net at times.

Allen Thomas

Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

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Firefighters quickly take control of fire on Lee Street

Nine trucks and 21 volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire at 1366 Lee Street in Ville Platte at 2:11 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Interim Fire Chief Chris Harrison said the fire was the result of a heater malfunction while the owner, Gene Latour, was away from the house.

Margaret Malinda Thomas Russell

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. - Funeral services were held for Margaret Malinda Thomas Russell, 72, of Dandridge, Tennessee, at the Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Dandridge on Tuesday, February 24.

Bernita Soileau

Bernita Soileau

June 19, 1925 - March 4, 2015
Funeral services were held for Bernita Soileau, 89, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Friday, March 6. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Employee and Resident of the Month announced

Alicia Ardoin

Alicia Ardoin was named Employee of the Month for March at Heritage Manor, and Mary J. Ardoin was named Resident of the Month. Alicia has been employed with Heritage Manor for two years as an evening shift CNA. She enjoys working with the elderly.

Maricle and Lafleur welcome son

BOY, Connor James Lafleur was born February 6, 2015, at 7:45 a.m. in Acadian Medical Center in Eunice to Heather Maricle and Brent Lafleur of Ville Platte, weighing seven pounds, five ounces.

Heritage Manor News: In-room programs

The overall goal of in-room programs is to meet the needs of the residents who are confined to their rooms. Incorporating as many of the five senses - tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory and taste - helps to tie these sensory activities in with each person’s interests and previous occupation.

Minister’s Corner: The message of the disciples

The primary message of the disciples was a message of hope and salvation. However, those who rejected the offer of salvation were given a message of judgement and damnation.

Mr. Bias, Miss Toussaint plan April nuptials

Mr. Edwin Jermaine Bias,
Miss Colleen Nicolette Toussaint

The engagement of Miss Colleen Nicolette Toussaint to Mr. Edwin Jermaine Bias, the son of Janice Bias of Ville Platte and the late Linton “Cobe” Bias, has been announced by her parents, Patrick and Pauline Toussaint of Ville Platte.

Lady Bulldog playoff run ends in semi-finals

Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage.

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Brianna Pete led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mansfield.

After the last two playoff games, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs knew in order to win a state championship one aspect of their game must change; shooting percentage.

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Alicia Ardoin

Alicia Ardoin was named Employee of the Month for March at Heritage Manor, and Mary J. Ardoin was named Resident of the Month.

Obituaries

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. - Funeral services were held for Margaret Malinda Thomas Russell, 72, of Dandridge, Tennessee, at the Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Dandridge on Tuesday, February 24.

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