Thursday Sep 11
History of the Bellevue community featured SaturdayHistory of the...
History of the Bellevue community featured Saturday An unusual Spanish land grant confused residents and lawyers for hundreds of years. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/11/history-bellevue-community-featured-saturday/15478947/ The strange, and at times bizarre, history of the Bellevue Community will be the subject of Saturday's local history program.
Thursday Sep 11
Missing: Gervis Riggs
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department is asking for the community's help in locating missing person, Gervis Riggs, age 56. 9277 Hwy. 182, Opelousas.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Huguet takes top honors at Soir e Royale
Huguet takes top honors at SoirA©e Royale Washington's Steamboat Restaurant chef takes award for best dish and people's choice award. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/09/huguet-takes-top-honors-soire-royale/15351973/ Chef Jason Huguet of Steamboat Warehouse fame was the top winner at Monday night's Soiree Royale sponsored by the Opelousas-St.
Operation Street Sweeper
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, "During the early morning hours of September 9, 2014, the St. Landry Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Team, Highway Interdiction Team, Opelousas Police Department, Opelousas Marshalls office, Arnaudville Police Department, Leonville Police Department and Grand Coteau Police Department conducted a felony warrant round-up called, Operation Street Sweeper." Sheriff Guidroz stated these warrants were obtained through hours of surveillance and undercover purchases from several dealers throughout St. Landry Parish.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The Town Talk
Local chaplain, POW remembered
The Rev. Joseph Verbis Lafleur was remembered Sunday as someone whose religious life resembled the biblical good shepherd, a pastor who surveyed his flock, protecting them from impending danger.
Dedication ceremony set for Veterans MemorialDedication ceremony set...
Dedication ceremony set for Veterans Memorial The St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial project, 10 years in the making, will be dedicated Wednesday. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/07/dedication-ceremony-set-veterans-memorial/15254187/ Although not completed at the time this file photo was taken on Memorial Day, a steady flow of people took the opportunity to visit the St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial, many searching for the names of loved ones inscribed onto the Walk of Honor.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Memorial Mass to honor Cajun World War II chaplain
Memorial Mass to honor Cajun World War II chaplain The story of Lt. Fr. Joseph Verbis Lafleur resonates seven decades after his death.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Housing authority audit reveals malfeasance
A federal investigation is underway of the South St. Landry Housing Authority after a state audit uncovered questionable practices. The allegations include over one-million dollars in misappropriated funds, improper use of credit cards, and neglecting to maintain employee leave records.
With a tight budget, St. Landry school officials keeping an eye on enrollment
A 2014-15 general fund budget approved unanimously by the St. Landry Parish School Board indicates the district is continuing to recover from the financial difficulties it experienced two years ago, but officials need to continue watching its finances, the system's financial director said Thursday. According to the budget document, the district is scheduled to receive a $1.75 million increase in per-pupil state Minimum Funding Program funds for the fiscal year that began July 1. But that amount could decrease by an estimated $460,000 depending on how many students the district loses to charter schools.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
A "spook-tacular" affairA "spook-tacular" affairSt. Landry-Evangeline ...
A "spook-tacular" affair St. Landry-Evangeline United Way will host a Halloween-themed BOOgie Ball fundraiser October 18. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/03/spook-tacular-affair/15038459/ The St. Landry-Evangeline United Way will host a festive Halloween-inspired dinner October 18 at ... (more)
Mon Sep 01, 2014
High school ag teachers in short supply despite growing demandHigh...
High school ag teachers in short supply despite growing demand In largely rural parishes like St. Landry, students tend to find out about ag careers from high school classes.
Tax free weekend on hunting equipment aheadTax free weekend on...
Tax free weekend on hunting equipment ahead Outdoor suppliers and firearms dealers gear up for their biggest sales weekend of the year.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Rain no deterrent for zydeco fansRain no deterrent for zydeco...
Rain no deterrent for zydeco fans Zydeco fans and bands deal with the weather two steps at a time on a rainy festival day.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Extra parking available for UL-Lafayette home opener against Southern University
Additional parking will be available in lots and garages on or near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for the large crowd expected for the school's first football game of the season Saturday against Southern University.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Which parishes have Louisiana's highest deer harvests?
If you want to up your chances of killing a deer in Louisiana, there are certain parishes that should attract your attention.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Opelousas court awarded two grantsOpelousas court awarded two...
One grant will help young offenders change their ways while the second will hopefully help keep them from offending in the first place.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
St. Landry council calls for audit of parish animal shelter
The St. Landry Parish Council is asking the state Legislative Auditor's Office to perform a three-year financial audit of the parish animal shelter.