Bobby Ardoin has been writing for newspapers and magazines for 55 years. During that time he has won numerous awards for his writing, been sports editor at Northwestern State University, associate editor of St. Landry Today and sports and news correspondent for The Daily World and The Advocate.
Freddie Herpin was Staff photographer Opelousas Daily World – 35 years (retired). He’s now the photographer for St Landry Then and Now.
Carola Lillie Hartley is a Louisiana native, preservationist, local historian, and the author of many published works. With a career spanning over 40 years in Community and Tourism Development and Downtown Revitalization, she has discovered and celebrated the histories of interesting and diverse cities from Louisiana to Kentucky to New Jersey; yet Opelousas still holds her heart.