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Museum Event Highlights First Black City Officers

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer They are labeled now as trailblazers, three Black Opelousas city police officers who decades ago endured episodes of racial indifference within the department, yet persevered despite those obstacles to now serve as role models for those who followed. Police lieutenant Julius Guillory and sergeants Phillip Stelly and Bernard Lewis were remembered Read More…

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Ardoin, Higgins Selected For Distinguished Service Award

Bobby Ardoin, Editor | Consulting Writer For immediate release from LaSportsHall.com NATCHITOCHES – Two versatile and acclaimed sports writers, Opelousas’ Bobby Ardoin and Ron Higgins of Baton Rouge, have been selected for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. The duo will be inducted in the Louisiana Sports Read More…

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Squirrel Cook-Off in Washington

The pots were going at Willie’s Campground in Washington for their annual Squirrel Cook-Off! Chris Himel and Junior Dugas entertained the crowds as they visited each of the participating vendors to see who has the best squirrel dish. There were 19 teams participating in the cook-off vying to be named the champion. A silent auction Read More…

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Business Was Popping in Downtown Opelousas on Saturday

Merisa Edwards, owner of Grayson’s Closet hosted a Fall Pop-Up Shop event at Sophisticated Look at La’Bellevue in downtown Opelousas on Saturday. The event showcased 17 local vendors inside and outside the venue, serving food plus good vibes with music for guests to enjoy as they shopped.

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A Visit with a New Jersey Friend

A local Opelousas restaurant was the setting for my most recent meet with St. Landry Now publisher Mrs. Carola Hartley and her husband Tim. This wasn’t a typical meeting, however. I was introduced to her friend and a former colleague from New Jersey, Chris Kline who decided to stop in for a visit. Also joining us was Ms. Wanda Juneau of Back in Time.

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The Opelousas Hotel – G. Miller, Proprietor

Over the years of its existence, Opelousas had several different hotels, some better known than others. Like for instance people today still hear talk about the Lacombe Hotel, the James Hotel, the Waldorf Hotel and the INN. Recently while going through some historic invoices in my Opelousas collection, I can across this old letterhead from one called the Opelousas Hotel that operated in downtown Opelousas for a short time at the end of the 1880s.

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The Sorry State of Estates — Lacombe/New Drug Store Building

See this latest article (a paid advertisement) on The Sorry State of Estates in Opelousas, LA. —
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.