Zydeco Capital Jam - March 12 2022
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Zydeco Capital Jam opens ‘24 with Gerard Delafose

Accordionist represents a family of zydeco music pioneers Veteran accordionist Gerard Delafose hosts the monthly Zydeco Capital Jam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, I-49 exit 23, in Opelousas. Delafose was originally scheduled to lead the December jam but had a scheduling conflict. Leader of the Read More…

Police News SLP Sheriff Department

Arrest Report for 12-30-2023 to 1-3-2024

Press Release from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office December 30, 2023-January 03, 2024 Rachael Tellifero, W/F, age 38, 210 Jasmine Drive, Pineville, LA 71350, Suspended license, headlamps, possession of Schedule II CDS, drug paraphenalia.  Arrested by Port Barre Police Department. Marcus Dwayne Greene, B/M, age 38, 1211 Garland Ave Apt. 16, Opelousas, LA 70570, Possession with intent Read More…

Sports Football

Two Opelousas Players Make All-Louisiana Team

Photo: Opelousas Players Mark Barthelemy and Pop McGhee. Credit: Bobby Ardoin, Editor/Consulting Writer 2023 LSWA All-Louisiana College Football Team   First Team Offense   Pos/Name, School/Class/Hometown/Notes   OL/Mark Barthelemy, Nicholls/Sr./Opelousas, La./SLC Offensive Lineman of Year   OL/Will Campbell, LSU/So./Monroe, La./First Team All-SEC   OL/Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane/Sr./Pearland, Texas/First Team All-AAC, HM CFN A-A   OL/Emery Jones, Read More…

Events & Activities Community

Plates for Paws Event – St. Landry Parish Animal Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Plates for Paws: Lift for a Cause!” – A Community Event Hosted by St. Landry Barbell Opelousas, LA – St. Landry Parish Animal Control proudly announces its collaboration with St. Landry Barbell and their upcoming community event, “Plates for Paws: Lift for a Cause,” uniting fitness enthusiasts and animal advocates for an Read More…

Community Public Notices Health and Wellness

Mary Bird Perkins New Radiation Technology Tackles Most Difficult Cancers

PRESS RELEASE: New $10 million-plus Elekta Unity MR-LINAC and adaptive radiation therapy program only available at Mary Bird Perkins, thanks to community philanthropy and innovative approach to fighting cancer BATON ROUGE, La. – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has announced that it has launched a $10 million-plus adaptive radiation therapy program that utilizes the novel, innovative Read More…


Second Waived Fee Animal Adoption Event in Opelousas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESt. Landry Parish Animal Control Partners with Bissell Pet Foundation for Second Waived Fee Animal Adoption Event Opelousas, LA – St. Landry Parish Animal Control announces its collaboration with the Bissell Pet Foundation for its second Waived Fee Adoption Event as part of the Empty the Shelters initiative. This special event is scheduled to Read More…

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Local News School Board Football St Landry Parish

Opelousas Schools Closing for Super Dome Event

From St. Landry Parish School Board We’re thrilled to announce that the OHS football team is heading to the Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, December 8, 2023, to face off against Cecilia High at 12:00 PM. To ensure the Opelousas community has the chance to cheer on the Tigers, all Opelousas High feeder schools will be Read More…

Business News Community Jobs

Acadia Parish School Board Position Announcement

FROM: Gregoire Theriot, Executive Director of Personnel/Administrative Services ACADIA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD The Acadia Parish School Board is searching to fill the following position. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/HEAD FOOTBALL COACHCROWLEY HIGH SCHOOLINDEX 1.166 QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Certification in physical education orrelated field, Minimum of three years coaching experience, Organizationalleadership, Strong, communication skills, Experience working with Read More…

Local News


Tourist and economic incentive-related events were introduced on Thursday during a luncheon hosted by the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission. The event held at The Parlor on South Main Street in Opelousas, featured presentations for equine tourism and high school rodeo, while the Town of Washington and Eunice introduced several events that will occur during Read More…

Local News

Burn Ban Update for St. Landry Parish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. LANDRY PARISH, LA — Following a review of recent rainfall and guidance from the National Weather Service, which indicates that the present fire risk has dropped to below normal and is classified as “low,” St. Landry Parish Government officially announces its decision to lift the parish-wide burn ban, effective November 16, 2023. 

Opelousas City Council Local News

City of Opelousas – Notice of Public Meetng

A Public Council Meeting will be held as follows: PLACE OF MEETING: City of Opelousas Municipal Plaza Meeting Room, 105 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570. PLACE OF MEETING: City of Opelousas Municipal Plaza Meeting Room, 105 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570. This month’s Council Meeting will be available for live-streamed viewing on the www.cityofopelousas.com website. Temperatures will be taken Read More…


St. Landry Parish Government Hosts Third Community Clean-Up Day in Arnaudville

For Immediate Release Arnaudville, LA – St. Landry Parish Government announces its third Community Clean Up Day, scheduled to take place in Arnaudville on Saturday, November 18, 2023. We are extending our efforts across the entire parish to assist citizens in cleaning up their properties.  Event Details: There will be dumpsters on-site, offering a convenient solution for waste disposal. Residents are encouraged to bring Read More…

Events & Activities Community

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission November Events

See what’s coming up in St. Landry Parish this November by checking out CajunTravel.com. From the 29th Annual Holy Ghost Catholic Church Creole Festival & Parade, to the Port Barre Lion’s Club Cracklin Festival, there’s a ton of information packed into their Gumbo Guide Newsletter. See the latest newsletter for November events and subscribe here: Read More…

Community Public Notices

Town of Melville Special Meeting Minutes

Special Town Meeting Minutes from the Town of Melville, LA:September 29, 2023 Mayor Robertson called meeting to order at 6:02 pm.There was a silent prayer.Mayor Robertson welcomed everyone to the meeting.Roll Call.Present: Natasha Thomas-Oliney, Linda Haynes, Peter Circello, April Butler-GoudeauAbsent: Theardis TieuelMayor Robertson asked for everyone to look over the budget.Natasha Thomas-Oliney make motion for Read More…

Local News Police News Arrest Reports

October 26, 2003 Arrest Rport

From the desk of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz PRESS RELEASE Calvin Boagni, Jr., B/M, age 44, 1620 Iris Drive, Opelousas, LA., 70570, Bench warrant, possession of schedule I CDS, possession of schedule III CDS, resisting an officer, stop sign violation. Arrested by Opelousas City Marshals.Markaylon Jude Chaisson, B/M, age 23, 1013 George Calais Drive, Cecilia, Read More…