St. Landry Now

Recording St. Landry Parish’s past and present

St. Landry Now is an online newspaper providing local news, sports and history and is located in Opelousas, La.

Topics include Local News, Louisiana and Area History, Culture, Culinary, People, Places, Local Sports, Events & Activities, Seasonal Information, Breaking News and more!

St Landry Parish Court House - then and now
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Veterans Day Salute: Highly Decorated Opelousas Veteran Flew 50 Missions in World War II

Editor’s note: The following story about the World War II experiences of U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. and longtime Opelousas resident Wilfred L. Smith is being told through his own wartime photographs, several newspaper articles from 1943 and personal letters discovered about 12 years ago just before his military remembrances packed into garbage bags on an Opelousas street corner, were destined for the parish landfill.

Historic Preservation History Local News School Board

Rosenwald School Dedication

The total refurbishing of a 102-year-old nationally-recognized Rosenwald School has been completed and celebrated with the intention of continuing to serve the educational needs of the Plaisance community. State and St. Landry Parish school officials gathered Saturday for a dedication ceremony at the school building which was constructed originally to provide early 20th-century education for Read More…

Veterans Day Salute: Highly Decorated Opelousas Veteran Flew 50 Missions in World War II

Photo from the Past – 1917 Church Point Catholic School 1st Graduates

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Congratulations to Kenneth Cochran, RN, DSc, FACHE, President & CEO, of Opelousas General Health System!

The Louisiana Hospital Association awarded Kenneth Cochran, President and CEO of Opelousas General Health System the coveted Golden Pelican President’s Award for his efforts in advancing the role of communications, marketing, and public relations.  

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Opelousas General Health System Receives Achievement Through 2022 Digital Most Wired Survey

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released their coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2022 data collection period. Opelousas General Health System is proud to announce our Level 8 achievement for the Acute survey selection. OGHS has been recognized as a Most Wired facility 11 times since 2005.