Volunteers with the Louisiana Orphan Tain Museum, Bernadette Gaudin and Martha Aubert, are sprucing up around the area in preparation of Saturday’s Orphan Train Reunion Gathering.
This is an opinion piece in response to recent articles regarding Ethic Violations accusations about Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. This opinion was originally published on the FaceBook Page of Congressman Capt. Clay Higgins on October 2, 2023.
As I like to say, Opelousas is a small town with a big story to tell. And there are many chapters to that big story. One chapter that most have probably never heard is the one about the first woman cheerleader in the US and her connection to Opelousas.
Nationally-recognized World War II veteran and St. Landry Parish resident Joseph W. Richard is being remembered as a historically significant Pearl Harbor survivor who has remained dedicated to his country and the promotion of U.S. military organizations.
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.
A Freshman at Lafayette Renaissance Charter High, Heaven Riley Breaux is the daughter of Riley & Yolanda Breaux, and the sister of siblings Justyn and Jasen Breaux.
Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur was described Thursday night as a man on a mission, whose powerful influence and life lessons still provide an impact 79 years after his death.
Monthly Zydeco Capital Jam highlights the roots music of St. Landry Parish.
A quartet of All-American football players (including Opelousas’ Carron), a Southland Conference women’s basketball Player of the Year and a trailblazing basketball team highlight the Northwestern State N-Club Hall of Fame Class of 2023.
Opelousas, one of the oldest Louisiana’s towns, has so many great stories to tell. One of those is about a young man who lived in the town over a century ago. He lived a special life and was the first citizen of Opelousas to become a Catholic Priest.
State Representative Dustin Miller is embarking on his third term as District 40 State Representative, bringing with him a wealth of experience.
Pease see the following information for the Rice and Gravy Cook-Off event for Christina Melancon set for this Saturday, August 12, 2023.
Victor Lewis is formally announcing his candidacy for the Opelousas District A Alderman seat in this upcoming fall’s election.
Trent Murphy hasn’t played a minute of college football, yet he already speaks with the wisdom of a veteran offensive lineman.
Kylie Frey, an Opelousas native, made an appearance on “America’s Got Talent” this evening, Tuesday, August 1st on NBC.
Pearl Harbor attack survivor Joseph W. Richard celebrated his 100th-birthday Sunday afternoon with a tribute event that included state government proclamations, military salutes and personal congratulations from hundreds of St. Landry and Acadia parish residents.
It’s not often that two life-changing decisions for a 21-year old occur within a matter of hours.
It was eight summers ago – in 2015 – and Opelousas-area American Legion baseball had the appearance of a program approaching life support.
At left is David Aymond. At right is former Eunice High head football coach Paul Trosclair who played for Aymond at Opelousas High and who coached with Aymond at Abbeville High. (Submitted Photograph.)
On July 18, 1863, during the Civil War, the African American 54th Massachusetts regiment led an attack on the coastal fortification of Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina.
St. Landry Parish Council member Wayne Ardoin is today announcing his October 14 re-election candidacy in District 9.
It’s not everyday you see a marriage last as long as this Krotz Springs couple, but Mayonce and Mercedese Dupre’ have defied the marital odds proving that true love is timeless.
Former LSU football standout Joe Tuminello, who served as the head coach of St. Landry Parish high school programs at the Academy of The Immaculate Conception and Port Barre, died Saturday at the Oak Lane Wellness and Rehabilitation facility in Eunice, according to family members.
A large crowd gathered on Friday evening at Bayou Tech Brewery on the Bayou Teche near Arnaudville for a continuation of Theology on the Bayou.
Opelousas-area boy scout Christopher Jesclard (center of photo) was recognized Thursday by St. Landry Parish school officials for his American flag project.
Port Barre’s senior citizens enjoyed a luncheon with bingo, door prizes, and guest speakers.
Janys Elise Huntington Schexnader was a generous, kind, compassionate, most forgiving woman. She was thoughtful and unpretentious, and she had a quiet and unassuming presence.
Photo from the Past: AIC c.1960 Boy’s Student Council. Can anyone identify any of the students in this photo? (Bobby Ardoin collection.)
Photo from the Past: This photo was taken of the AIC Christian Brothers in 1964.
For those who love history, you’ll be interested in this about the Marquis de Lafayette, the namesake of our neighboring city of Lafayette, LA:
Lena Fontenot Charles of Opelousas has been selected to receive the 2023 Richard J. Catalon Créole Heritage Award. The award will be presented during the Créole Culture Celebrate set for Sunday, June 11. 2023 at Vermillionville in Lafayette, LA.
From classroom to community, one local Macaroni KID publisher found new use for old school supplies and materials to distribute to more than 8 local groups and organizations. What started last year as a simple action to take unused school supplies and materials to rehome rather than trashed, escalated quickly. For the second year in Read More…
It’s always a prominent event when a J.S, Clark High School class celebrates a reunion and it was no different last weekend when the 1968 graduates met at several Opelousas locations to assess their current lives and swap the stories that shaped their adolescence.
Sally Adams first visited friends in Opelousas several years ago and after being introduced to the city Adams eventually decided to make it her home. (Story by Bobby Ardoin. Photograph by Freddie Herpin.)
On Sunday, May 28th a special mass was held on the Solemnity of Pentecost at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in celebration of the Reverend Monsignor Keith Derouen.
A pair of St. Landry Parish Gold Star mothers, whose sons were killed in combat, was recognized during a Tuesday afternoon ceremony hosted by the Opelousas Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Happy Mother’s Day from St. Landry Now!
New York Times Best-Selling editor, author, publisher Lavaille Lavette will be recognized on the floors of the House and Senate today. Lavette is a native of Opelousas, Louisiana.
Please check the flyer for information about the upcoming Father’s Day Walk and Fun Day set for June 3, 2023.