The Sorry State of Estates for September tells the story of one of the important buildings in downtown Opelousas. The building is historic — we know that. But it is much more important to the Opelousas business community history.
Something to think about: Recently when visiting a Facebook Group called Revitalize, or Die, I came across this post from the group administrator Jeff Siegler.
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A building that is sure to catch your eye on Court Street, right across from the St. Landry Parish Courthouse in the heart of historic downtown Opelousas, is the Lacombe/New Drug Store.
St. Landry Parish Government is thrilled to announce the remarkable success of its first-ever Community Clean-Up Day, held in the Lewisburg area. With an overwhelming turnout, over thirty residents came to dispose of trash accumulated in their yards and houses.
Letter to the Editor ask questions surrounding the proposed South City Park Sports Complex project.
At left is David Aymond. At right is former Eunice High head football coach Paul Trosclair who played for Aymond at Opelousas High and who coached with Aymond at Abbeville High. (Submitted Photograph.)
Looking back on the totality of his track and field career, it seems nearly impossible to think that it almost didn’t happen for two-time U.S. Olympian Walter Davis.
Traveling through downtown Opelousas, one will surely notice the building on the corner of North and Court streets. That building is an important part of the historic fabric of downtown Opelousas. This month’s Sorry State of Estates highlights the historic Dardeau building.
In an interview for St. Landry Now, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, Police Chief Graig Leblanc discussed violent crime in Opelousas and presented his plans for addressing this problem.
The 2023 Krotz Springs Sportsmen’s Heritage Fetival is set for June 1-3 in Krotz Springs on the Atchafalaya River.
This weekend is a big ‘dill’ for local pickleball players John Buck and Morgan Dennis.
Vitamin D: Why do dietitians and nutritionists encourage a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy (or sources of calcium for those who cannot consume dairy?).
Letter to the Editor: Louisiana is ranked last–again–in a report which cites an atmosphere of surging violent crime, poisonous industrial pollution and in series of studies listing Louisiana as the worst or among the worst states in key quality of life areas.
Jordan Guillory learned a lot about himself on his journey to becoming an educator and he leaves Northwestern State University with a desire to improve upon himself, build community and make a positive impact on his students.
The Lunch Rotary Club of Opelousas is up to some exciting things
“Soldiers do not fight for a political ideology. They fight for duty, honor and country.” Opinion by Link Savoie
Elite Academy of Dance, located in Opelousas, Louisiana, traveled to Houston, Texas March 31st through April 2nd to compete in the Starpower Regional Dance Competition.
The historic Venus house at Le Vieux Village is getting some much needed attention.
Congratulations to Yvonne Normand, Past District Governor, for receiving the prestigious Governor’s Cup Award at the District 6200 Rotary Convention held April 21 – 23 in Lafayette.
The camel and zebra races held at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino on Saturday night brought in more visitors than anticipated!
The St. Landry Chamber of Commerce held its second Annual Business Summit on Friday at LSUE.
Port Barre Elementary students and 4th Grade Teacher Sarah Keys participated in a hair donation ceremony for children diagnosed with cancer as an act of kindness for PBE’s Act of Kindness Day on April 5th.
The Women With Heart 13th Annual Luncheon will be held at the Opelousas Civic Center on May 23rd where a woman from St. Landry Parish and a woman from Evangeline Parish will be presented a Woman with Heart Award.
Op-Ed by Tiffany Nolan: Today, one of the topics of concern within St. Landry Parish is the violence and disregard for
authority among our youth.
St. Landry Parish 4-H held its annual Achievement Day in-person for the first time in 3 years since COVID-19. The event took place on Saturday, April 1st at the Yambilee Building.
The Port Barre Police Department is hosting its annual Law for Paws Spring event on Saturday, April 15th. It will be a family fun day with great food and activities for all to enjoy and it’s all for a great cause!
St. Landry Parish School Board held their annual Student of the Year Banquet on April 4th, Tuesday evening at Our Savior’s Church in Opelousas.
The Acadiana Native Plant Project received 15,000 surplus bare root seedlings thanks to Ethan Eichler and Morganne Guidry of RES, an ecological restoration company.
There is one week left to see the latest Opelousas Little Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
What may have been the greatest tragedy in my ancestors’ history occurred in 1925 in the little community of Lawtell.
Last night was disappointing to the many who support the vacant commercial building ordinance. With over 60 vacant buildings in our economic corridor the city leadership passed on an opportunity to make a bold statement for the city’s future.
-Gretchen Erlingson, Opelousas, LA-
Opelousas Catholic Boys Basketball vs North Vermilion Photo Gallery.
Opelousas Catholic Soccer Photo Gallery
“I’m all for the creation of jobs and putting our community to work. Yes, that means my tax dollars helping to create wealth for the community and others, I fully support the change. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. I fully support passing ordinances to help this community grow.” – Gretchen Erlingson
“I want to thank the Mayor and Council members of Opelousas for finally addressing the immense problem downtown Opelousas has had for almost 40 years.”
Workplace violence has continued to rise. In this 4 part series we hope to explain it and help to deter it.
The Historic New Orleans Collection continues its “Exhibition Shortcuts” YouTube series with a video that explores the factors that brought Louisiana under Spanish control.
Macaroni KID would like to introduce our current Kool Kid, Landry S., who is a Kindergartener at Port Barre Elementary.
To conclude the suicide series, we will talk about the risk factors. Once again using sources with the HELPGUIDE.ORG a trusted guide to mental & emotional health here are their findings.
The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center presents an interfaith program with a panel of religious leaders discussing rituals and beliefs related to Ramadan/Eid al-Fitr, Easter and Passover.