The Preservationists of St. Landry Inc., are seeking ways to fund several critical projects that group members hope will help maintain the condition of the 200-year-old Michel Prudhomme Home in Opelousas.
Plans are apparently moving forward to convert Donald Gardner Stadium into a multi-sport complex, according to several elected and appointed officials representing St. Landry Parish.
St. Landry Parish Superintendent Patrick Jenkins is scheduled to undergo an annual job performance evaluation when School Board members convene next Thursday night for their monthly meeting.
Photograph by Mike Curley BOBBY ARDOINEditor and Contributing Writer Continued playoff advancement for the Opelousas Catholic football team will require further trips aboard the team bus. If the Vikings plan to win out and capture a state championship trophy, those potential victories will have to occur away from Donald Gardner Stadium. It’s not easy being Read More…
Opelousas attorney Elbert Guillory, who earlier this year announced his campaign for Louisiana lieutenant governor, was arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department over the weekend on several charges that State Police say resulted from a two-vehicle collision near Opelousas. According to a State Police report, Guillory has received a summons to appear in Read More…
Customers began lining up outside shortly before the doors officially opened Thursday morning at the newly-completed McAlister’s Restaurant located at 685 Creswell Lane in Opelousas. Once inside, diners seated themselves and began ordering and were promptly served items from the McAlister’s traditional menu offerings of soup, salad, sandwiches and potatoes. Assistant manager George Lewis stepped Read More…
It’s difficult to beat two opponents in the same game. Opelousas High however discovered that was true Friday night, as the Tigers found themselves victimized by their own crucial mistakes as well as a Lakeshore High team that initiated a late-game scoring flurry and a signature win for the Titans’ football program. Stares of anguish Read More…
The defensive improvement Opelousas Catholic has shown over the past eight weeks will be tested in the Division IV-select playoffs Friday night against Central Catholic-Morgan City.If the Vikings advance to the postseason quarterfinal round scheduled for Morgan City Junior High School Stadium, Vikings head coach Thomas David said his defense has to contain CCMC running Read More…
Playoff advancement often requires talent and luck.The Opelousas High football team is also glad for the addition of a recent bye week accompanying the Tigers’ preparation for a Division II regional Donald Gardner Stadium playoff game Friday night against Lakeshore High.It’s the second straight postseason appearance for Opelousas (9-1) which won the District 5-4A championship Read More…
The St. Landry Parish School District has begun taking steps that address classroom stress and mental health issues that often affect campus environments, members of an Academic Committee were told Tuesday night.Shirley Joseph, a mental health practitioner employed by the school system, said the District has now hired a full-time mental health specialist to deal Read More…
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…
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.
Inking with the Ragin’ Cajuns at the onset of the signing period are setter Maddi Fritz (La Grange, Texas/La Grange HS), outside hitter Abby Cunningham (Carencro, La./Westminster Christian Academy) and libero Mio Yamamoto (Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan/New Mexico Military Institute).
The Sun Belt Conference, in conjunction with ESPN, announced that the Week 11 game between Georgia Southern and Louisiana at Cajun Field has been elevated to ESPN2.
Voters approved realigning the St. Landry Parish School Board by nearly one third on Tuesday, as four seated members were defeated.
The top Opelousas city law enforcement position is again in new hands, continuing a recent trend of electing one-term police chiefs.
Five of the six-member Opelousas Board of Aldermen were reelected Tuesday night, while the city’s mayoral race remains undecided with a runoff election scheduled to ultimately determine the matter in December.
A completed investigative report issued last week by St. Landry Parish District Attorney Chad Pitre indicates that incumbent Opelousas Board of Alderman Floyd Ford does not allegedly qualify to hold office in District B.
Four St. Landry Parish football teams have qualified for the 2022 state playoffs after the annual postseason pairings were released on Sunday by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU Top Week 10 of the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll. LSU is in the Top 10. Click on photo to read more.
When the final result is inexplicable, the best approach is to move the thinking forward. That’s the most suitable plan currently available for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, who have only five days to regroup after a stunning defeat that included surrendering 23 unanswered points and 201 yards in the final 15 minutes to Troy University Saturday night at Cajun Field.
Westminster Christian Academy ended the 2022 season Friday night with a 42-7 District 6-1A loss at Catholic High-Pointe Coupee.
The halftime fireworks display over Donald Gardner Stadium was only one explosive interlude for an Opelousas High regular season-ending celebration that saluted a 10-game experience seldom seen during the last several decades.
Two consecutive outright district championships accompanied without a loss either time, is an accomplishment the Opelousas Catholic football program can commemorate as a testimony to excellence.
ST. LANDRY NOW WEEK 10 SCOREBOARD
The grandmother of a 15-year-old boy murdered on a downtown street Wednesday night, had difficulty containing her emotions, as four suspects in connection with the North Main Street homicide were named by Opelousas police officers Friday morning.
This is the second of three stories from the St. Landry Democratic Women’s Forum held at the Delta Grand last week. In this article the two Opelousas police chief candidates discuss their qualifications.
This is a final article which highlights debated issues between two of the four mayoral candidates who appeared at the St. Landry Parish Democratic Women’s Forum at the Delta Grand last week.
Westminister Christian Academy girl’s volleyball team member Abigail Cunningham is the St. Landry Now Athlete of the Week.
It took not much more than a minute to celebrate a program milestone. Then it was back to business for the Westminster Christian Academy volleyball team.
The Preservationists of St. Landry, Inc. will host an annual general membership meeting Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. at the historic Michel Prudhomme home in Opelousas.
It’s the final week of the regular season and there is a chance that by Saturday morning, St. Landry Parish could possess three high school district football champions, providing each of them closes out Week 10 with a victory.
When the playoff pairings are released next week there’s a good possibility that the North Central football program will be eliminated from the postseason.
A strong first quarter performance by Westminster Christian Academy was eventually halted by St. Edmund Thursday night during a key District 6-1A contest at Crusaders’ Stadium.
Church Point was a half-minute away from squandering a potentially undefeated season before the actions of quarterback Jaden Reese avoided a mishap.
If Steve Duhon could have made a wish, everyone in St. Landry Parish would have had a chance to eat unlimited helpings of free boudin.
ST. LANDRY NOW WEEK 9 SCOREBOARD
As the regular season prepares to conclude, Opelousas Catholic has reached the threshold of a second straight district championship with help from an improving defense.
Editor”s Note: This is the first of three stories from a political candidate forum hosted Wednesday night by the St. Landry Parish Democratic Political Action Committee at the Delta Grande in Opelousas. This story focuses on the Nov. 8 Opelousas Board of Aldermen candidates that each spoke for a limited time during the event. Each of the incumbents has challengers for their positions.
About this vacation, Dale Bienvenu wrote, “This place is truly incredible. On some of our trips, we’ve seen at least three eagles, some of them coming down for fish.”