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Juneteenth Folklife Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth, the date when Texas slaves first heard the news of their freedom, in Opelousas, the Zydeco Capital of the World with Geno Delafose on June 17, 2023. The Juneteenth Folklife Celebration highlights the folk art, heritage, and traditions of African-American culture in St. Landry Parish. Rebecca Henry, owner of the Creole Heritage Folklife Center, Read More…

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Experienced Medical Oncologists, New Services Available at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Opelousas General Health System

Opelousas General Health System (OGHS) and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Mary Bird Perkins) have announced that two long-time oncologists, Bryan Bienvenu, M.D. and David Hanson, M.D., FACP are now accepting patients at the Cancer Center located on OGHS’ South Campus, 3983 I-49 S. Service Rd.

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Learn our History Today — The Opelousas Connection to Bonnie and Clyde

May 23 – Learn Our History Today: On May 23, 1934, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, a.k.a. Bonnie and Clyde, were killed on a rural road near Arcadia in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, by a posse of Texas and Louisiana law officers led by former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. (Did you know the pair had a connection to Opelousas?)

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Cajuns Back At LSU For NCAA Regional

Photograph courtesy of Mike Curley. 2023 NCAA Softball Regional No. 22 Louisiana (46-13, 22-2 Sun Belt) in NCAA Baton Rouge RegionalDates: Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2023Location: Baton Rouge, La.Stadium: Tiger Park (2,671)Tournament Opener:      Fri., May 19 vs. Omaha – 2:00 p.m. (CDT) // ESPN+Next Matchup:      Sat., May 20 vs. LSU/Prairie View – 12:00 or 2:30 p.m. (CDT)