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.

Annual Back to School Health Fair held at civic center

Shown here are members of the Evangeline Parish Healthy Initiatives Coalition.

The Evangeline Parish Healthy Initiatives Coalition presents its sixth annual Back to School Health Information and Resource Fair Saturday, July 26, at the Northside Civic Center.

First lunches served to elderly at MLK Center

Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine served the lunches during the first day they were provided -- by the Council on Aging -- at the Martin Luther King Center.

The first of the hot meals provided to elderly people were served Monday, July 28, at the Martin Luther King Center.

Ville Platte police search for fatal shooting suspect

Ville Platte police are searching for a man who they say is suspected of shooting a woman to death inside the K&T’s Meat Market and Grocery on Lincoln Road some time before noon Monday.

Super 10s finish as state runners-up

Ville Platte and Shreveport worked hard to put themselves in a position to win the 2014 Louisiana State Championship at the AAA (Super 10's) level.

Majors headed to World Series!

The 2014 Louisiana State Champions, the Ville Platte Majors!

Back in September, Thomas Scully predicted this year’s Ville Platte Dixie Majors Team would go to the World Series in Lexington, South Carolina.

Super 10’s, Shreveport move to Game 3

In a best of three series, it is hard for a coaching staff to prepare for game three, also known as the “if necessary” game. No coach wants that game to take place.

Chataignier, parish schools adopt innovations

David Ardoin, teacher and assistant principal at Chataignier Elementary School, and his daughter, Kennedy, a fifth grader, are shown in front of the school’s sign, funded by the Chataignier High Alumni a couple of years ago.

Innovation seems like the right word to describe changes at parish schools lately, such as the ones that are encouraging Chataignier Elementary School students to not only achieve academically, but

Pine Prairie Correctional Center honors employees

Pine Prairie Correctional Center Warden Terry Hines thanked employees of the facility for their work during an employee appreciation barbeque at the Pine Prairie Community Center Thursday, July 24.

VP Majors punch ticket for state

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.

Super 10’s climb back to take crown

Hayden Fontenot fires a pitch.

In game one of the Super Regionals, Ville Platte met a very talented Gonzales team. The VP boys took a 13-4 win, but took some early sweating to get it done.

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Sports

The Ville Platte 8u All Stars did well over the summer with an overall record of 20-4, outscoring opponents 321-166. In the Mamou PONY Warmup Tournament, Ville Platte was 4-1.

Lifestyle

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.

Obituaries

Rosa Lynn Soileau Holmes

October 14, 1942 - July 18, 2014

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