Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table. She was very appreciative of the basket. In the first photo, she is shown with her basket.
Turkey Creek’s mayoral seat is still up in the air after the Third Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the district court on Heather Cloud’s lawsuit, in which she claimed her opponent, Bert Campbell, with the assistance of Stanley Leger, offered money and favors for votes in the November 4, election.
On November 21, after 12 a.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision at an apartment complex at 1111 North Chataignier Street in Ville Platte. When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into the apartment building after striking two other vehicles.

Scoreboard

Bearcats run wild over Tigers in regional game

The Basile Bearcats race out onto the field poised and ready to take on the LaSalle Tigers in a LHSAA regional playoff game Friday night, in which the Bearcats defeated the Tigers 38-13.

What is the formula for a regional playoff win? If you ask the Basile Bearcats, they would tell you to dominate the game on the ground and play bend-but-don’t-break defense. The Bearcats did both Friday night, as they rolled to a 38-13 win over the LaSalle Tigers.

Evangeline Parish basketball weekly roundup

The Evangeline Parish basketball teams got the season underway this week. Here is a roundup of this past week’s action on the hardwood.

Girls Basketball

Turkey Tournament kicks off Monday at SHS gym

The annual Sacred Heart High School Turkey Tournament will begin on Monday at the Sacred Heart gym. The 2014 version contains seven boys teams and six girls teams. The tournament includes several parish teams as well as teams from around the area.

Cloud to return to court Monday

Turkey Creek’s mayoral seat is still up in the air after the Third Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the district court on Heather Cloud’s lawsuit, in which she claimed her opponent, Bert Campbell, with the assistance of Stanley Leger, offered money and favors for votes in the Nove

Christmas parades set

Area Christmas parades have been set. They are as follows:
Ville Platte
The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas Parade on Main Street Sunday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m.
Mamou

Impaired driver crashes into apartment

On November 21, after 12 a.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision at an apartment complex at 1111 North Chataignier Street in Ville Platte.

Items on the ballot for December 6, listed

The election on December 6, will feature several high profile runoffs from the November 4, election, in addition to two tax renewals.

Gobble Gully co-owner is chamber guest speaker

Chamber members learned that land at the corner of Tate Cove and Industrial Parke roads is being cleared for a large industrial warehouse and conference center.

The guest speaker at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday, November 19, was Rhonda Butler, co-owner of the new Gobble Gully Paintball north of Turkey Creek.

Chataignier council discusses various grants for town improvements

The Chataignier Villate Council, during its monthly meeting Monday, November 17, voted to apply for the state’s Local Government Assistance Grant (LGAP) of $25,000 by the deadline on December 19, and use the grant to pay for improvements to the town’s aging sewer lines.

EPSB addresses teachers’ pay demands

Teachers filled the meeting room, as well as the hallways, of the Evangeline Parish School Board Media Center Wednesday night to ask for the return of “step increases.”

VP man sentenced to over eight years

Ronald Doomes

LAFAYETTE - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Ville Platte man was sentenced Friday, November 14, to 102 months in prison for the armed robbery of more than $11,000 from a truck stop and casino in St. Landry Parish.

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Sports

The Basile Bearcats race out onto the field poised and ready to take on the LaSalle Tigers in a LHSAA regional playoff game Friday night, in which the Bearcats defeated the Tigers 38-13.

What is the formula for a regional playoff win? If you ask the Basile Bearcats, they would tell you to dominate the game on the ground and play bend-but-don’t-break defense.

Lifestyle

Jennifer Guillory of Pine Prairie was the winner of Troupe d’Evangeline’s Thanksgiving prize basket, featuring a turkey, injector, pie and other essential items for the Thanksgiving table.

Obituaries

Norma Jean “Tooty” Fontenot

September 15, 1952 - November 23, 2014
Funeral services were held for Norma Jean “Tooty” Fontenot, 62, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 25. Burial followed in the Old Ville Platte Cemetery.

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