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Eunice Police Department – Shooting in Eunice on June 28.

Tuesday, June 28 at 7:08 PM Eunice Police responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of Jelks and Ulysses Streets. On arrival officers found a 14-year black male who had been shot in the hip. The juvenile was transported to a Lafayette hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries. His condition was stable while in surgery. The investigation is continuing, and no other information is available for release at this time.

Community History Local News St Landry History

Opelousas Jewish Cemetery Gets New Name and More

Members of the Opelousas Jewish community, many who came as immigrants to South Louisiana over a century ago, made great contributions to the St. Landry Parish area, to the City of Opelousas, and especially to the Opelousas downtown commercial district. The legacy of those immigrants to the area, and their descendants, is that small Hebrew cemetery located near the east entrance to Opelousas. The following is an article on the history of that cemetery, and important additional information about the Jewish community, sent to St. Landry Now by M. Troy Weinstein, President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Temple Emanuel Board of Directors

Community Culture Events & Activities

Folk Roots Kids Cajun and Creole Camp Kicks Off at Le Vieux Village in Opelousas

Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas is the setting this week for Louisiana Folk Roots Kids Cajun and Creole Music Camp.  For the remainder of the week, kids will take part in a variety of creative and fun activities provided by a gifted group of music instructors. – Delta Grand setting for “Sounds of Summer” Music today.

Community People & Places

War in Ukraine Update – Letter from Marina Suponina-Callanda

Marina Suponina a former resident of the Ukraine and 1995 Opelousas Catholic High School graduate now living in England, has been communicating with relatives and friends from her home country since the war began six months ago. She has agreed to publish her letters in St. Landry Now. In this letter she has changed names to protect identities and possible reprisals  from Russians occupying Ukraine.

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Drug and Weapon Grant Program Leads to More Arrests

According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “During the early morning hours of the 10th day of June 2022 the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team conducted a traffic stop on a black 2004 Ford Expedition in the Opelousas area.” During the traffic stop, detectives came into contact with the occupants of the vehicle and identified them as Janita Collins, Damian George and Brian Bernard Jr.