United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Ville Platte man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for taking part in the armed robbery of a St. Landry Parish truck stop casino in which more than $11,000 was taken.

Phillip DeSelle

Phillip DeSelle, who was released from prison Thursday, January 22, after serving 24 years for the murder of 11-year-old Averie Grace Evans in Natchitoches, has now been added to the Louisiana Child Predator Registry.

Winky Aucoin discusses the new Le Grand Hurrah festival at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday, January 21.

Winky Aucoin briefed members of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce about plans for a new Cajun and Creole cultural festival being planned for Chicot State Park.

Phillip DeSelle

Winky Aucoin discusses the new Le Grand Hurrah festival at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday, January 21.

Women's Leadership Council looking for honorees in parish

Nominations are being sought by the St. Landry -- Evangeline United Way Women’s Leadership Council for one female honoree to be selected from each of the two parishes served by the organization.

Harlem Ambassadors coming to town

A member of the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team scores a basket (Photo courtesy St. Landry-Evangeline United Way).

Hoops and hijinks are coming to Ville Platte on Wednesday, February 11, when our very own local challengers, Team United, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. at Ville Platte High School.

Trojans improve district record with win Friday

Christopher Tate drives the baseline to start up the offense.

A win over the St. Edmund Blue Jays on Friday would keep the Sacred Heart Trojans in the hunt for a long awaited district title. The Trojans came into the contest with a 2-1 district record, one game behind league-leading North Central.

Lady Trojans remain in district title contention

Gabby Andrepont has been a force this year.

Going into the game against the St. Edmund Lady Jays on Friday, the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans were only one game out of first place in district 5-1A.

Bulldogs rebound with solid win over Wildcats

Ernest Ardoin shows tremendous concentration on the line.

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs went into the game against the Livonia Wildcats hoping to rebound from a tough loss to Pine Prairie on Tuesday. A win by Ville Platte would keep them in the race for the district championship.

Lady Bulldogs score district win over Livonia

Deja McKinney drives in for another uncontested layup.

For a team to have a shot at winning a district championship, two important things must happen; remain undefeated at home and be above .500 on the road. The Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs know this all too well, having won the title in 2013-14.

Pine Prairie pulls out nail biter over Northwest

The Pine Prairie Panthers hosted the Northwest Raiders Friday night. The Panthers would use a full team effort and every second of the clock to pull off a win over Northwest Raiders with a final score of 61-60.

Lady Raiders too much for the Lady Panthers

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers took on the Northwest Lady Raiders Friday night. The Lady Panthers played hard the whole game, but fell short with a final score of 68-35.

Lady Demons dominate in win over Lady Lions

Darelzray Bellard trying to add on points

The Mamou Lady Demons continued to remain perfect in district play as they dominated the Vinton Lady Lions Friday night. The Lady Demons led from the start in a 76-23 win and pushed their record to 17-6 on the year. Most importantly, Mamou moves to 4-0 in district 4-2A play.

Ville Platte man sentenced in truck stop robbery

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Ville Platte man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for taking part in the armed robbery of a St. Landry Parish truck stop casino in which more than $11,000 was taken.

Local man cited for game bird violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged migratory game bird violations on January 18, in Acadia Parish.

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Sports

Christopher Tate drives the baseline to start up the offense.

A win over the St. Edmund Blue Jays on Friday would keep the Sacred Heart Trojans in the hunt for a long awaited district title.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Jude Boudreaux

Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church in Lafayette provided the setting for a lovely 7 p.m. ceremony Friday, December 12, uniting Miss Madeline Kate Broussard and Mr.

Obituaries

February 18, 1952 - January 22, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services will be held for Donald Clarence LeBlex, 62, of Mamou, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 24. Burial will follow in the Pine Point Cemetery.

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