As with the rest of the world, people in this area of Louisiana were also sorry to hear about the Queen’s death. But to one St. Landry Parish woman the news was especially heartbreaking.
The story of how the lives of Father Lafleur, Father Sylvester and Father Beekman intertwined around that chalice once used by Servant of God Rev. Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur, and how Father Beekman came to have it, is an interesting one.
The itinerant story of an ordination chalice used in 1938 by Servant of God Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur, is expected to be told in depth Wednesday night during an annual commemoration Mass scheduled for St. Landry Catholic Church.
Where was Jim Bowie Born?
Did Jim Bowie Live in Opelousas?
The Jim Bowie Oak
Bruce Muller, and wife Florence from Otsego, Michigan, near Kalamazoo, are trying to identify this photo from the past. Can you help?
Emile and Anna Roger with their two sons Frank and George, at their home in Arnaudville, LA. (John W. Coffey Collection.)
Celebrate Senior Citizens on Sunday, August 21, 2022.
The annual Memorial Mass to commemorate the 78th Anniversary of the death of Servant of God Lt. Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur will be held this year on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 P.M. at the St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, LA.
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Ansley Renee’ Fairley of Lutz, FL on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the age of 38. She was born June 29, 1984, in Opelousas, La. Ansley was an excellent artist and had a passion for drawing. She also loved animals, especially Read More…
Photo from the Past – Roger Family from Arnaudville, LA (Photograph from John Coffey Collection.)
At 10 a.m., on Saturday, August 13, 2022 a memorial remembers the life of Ovide Belizaire, who was murdered in his Youngsville area home in 1895 by a white mob. In addition, a yet unidentified man, recognized as having suffered death by lynching in 1878 in the neighborhood of Royville, today known as Youngsville, will also be remembered.
Eunice Man Installed as Officer for Louisiana Pharmacists’ Association.
Rockin on the River is a non-profit organization inviting all surrounding community, friends, and family, to this year’s event on September 10, 2022. The event location address is 24399 Hwy 190, Krotz Springs, LA 70750. This is an outdoor event with an all-day event schedule.
The context for this graduation might have seemed a bit unusual, since there were state court judges, parole officers, prosecutors and treatment coordinators presiding over the ceremony.
Presiding over a variety of sports activities is nothing new for newly-hired St. Landry Parish Athletic Director Clarissa Johnson.
The last name of a young slave girl sold and relocated to a Louisiana sugar plantation nearly 175 years ago has led a young New York-based digital news reporter to embrace and trace multiple generations of her own ancestral history.
St. Landry Now editor Bobby Ardoin was one five sports writers inducted last week into the Louisiana Press Association 50-year Club during a presentation ceremony held at the Baton Rouge City Club.
Ken Cochran, DSc, FACHE, President & CEO was recently featured in the May 2022 issue of Business Beyond, a magazine focused on ‘gathering inspiring success stories of influential personages of the business world.’
Opelousas’ Famed 1912 Baseball Club: The featured photo from the past for today shown the members of the 1912 Opelousas Baseball Club.
St. Landry Now is pleased to announce that Bobby Ardoin, Editor and contributing writer, will be honored by the Louisiana Press Association (LPA) for 50 years of dedicated service to journalism. The award will be presented at the LPA Luncheon to be held in Baton Rouge on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Happy Father’s Day! from St. Landry Now. How it all began.
The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission will pay a tribute to Clifton Chenier on June 25, 2022, which is his birthday, and the day set to honor him in Louisiana.
Designated by the State of Louisiana, tomorrow, June 14, 2022, is the official Tony Chachere Day in the state. What an honor for this Opelousas native son.
Whenever the inevitable conflict appeared about which sport he should continue to play, Steve Duhon always picked what seemed his most natural and comfortable option.
St. Landry Parish School Board member Anthony Standberry presents Delores Standberry scholarships to Seth Lewis of Northwest High and Markell Richard of Opelousas High before the start of Thursday’s School Board meeting.
For the granddaughter of a U.S. Army private killed 77 years ago in Belgium, Memorial Day Weekend will be dedicated to attending to her initial effort to bring Pvt. Ivory Disotell back home from Europe to St. Landry Parish for his reburial in a Krotz Springs cemetery.
U.S. Army Pvt. Hillary Soileau was buried with graveside honors 79 years following his military departure from the nearby Whiteville community in St. Landry Parish.
U.S. Army Private Hillary Soileau returned to St. Landry Parish for the first time in 79 years Tuesday accompanied by a Louisiana State Police and St. Landry Parish Sheriff Department motorcycle escort.
Kenneth sits on the board and is also a volunteer for the SLP Memorial. He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and has served as honor guard at military funerals, just another way of honoring the veterans. Before his recent illness the army veteran served as an Read More…
The town of Arnaludville is celebrating their annual Crawfish Festival this week-end and naturally the town was gearing jp for the large crowds in town for the event. As I arrived Saturday morning the first person I ran into was an old friend I haven’t seen in years. Patrick Guidroz is a lifelong resident of Read More…
I saw many people that I was acquainted with but was especially glad to see Doris Barrow walking near the boulevard. If anyone knows South City Park, it is Doris. He is the maintenance supervisor for the park, and I dare say that no one knows more about the day-to-day operation of the park than Read More…
The dental office of Dr. V. K. Irion on the corner of Market and Vine streets in Opelousas during the late 1890s. Dr. Irion practiced in Opelousas for several years, but he also served the community in many other ways.
Guest speaker Chef Randy David gave a cupcake decorating demonstration during the Opelousas Noon Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday..
Maureen Little was on hand at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center.
Sports became an activity for schools in the area after baseball, football and basketball came to Opelousas at the turn of the 20th century. One of the earliest sports teams was the 1922 Opelousas High School football team.
Anthony “Tony” Chachere (1905-1995), pharmacist, award-winning insurance salesman, business owner, and popular chef during his lifetime, opened Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods in 1972 on North Lombard Street in Opelousas, as a retirement hobby. Most of us know this, but what we don’t know is the rest of his life story.
The photograph shows Robert Bienvenu and Lessley Prescott at the Old Garland House on Easter Sunday in about 1941. The two cousins are pocking eggs, a very old South Louisiana tradition. – Courtesy of Ann and Keith Bienvenu
It was a good assignment but the main reason I wanted to attend was NuNu’s marketing person, Jackie Cochran. For many years she and I worked together at the Daily World. She was a first class reporter and I always enjoyed going on assignments with her. Her beat was the St. Landry Parish School Board Read More…