Opelousas to build new pavilion in North City ParkOpelousas to build...
Opelousas to build new pavilion in North City Park Interest increases in expanding recreational opportunities for children and adults. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/13/opelousas-build-new-pavilion-north-city-park/15587445/ Opelousas aldermen Reggie Tatum and Jacqueline Martin discuss the future of the city's parks during the board's monthly meeting.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Opelousas Housing Authority loses power to 96 units
Opelousas Housing Authority loses power to 96 units Cleco, the city's electrical utility, claims it has no responsibility to repair power lines within Opelousas. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/12/opelousas-housing-authority-loses-power-units/15535905/ Roy DeJean of DeJean Electric prepares to remove a fallen tree branch that knocked out power to 96 residences along Lemoine Street and Kim Drive after falling on power lines early Friday.
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Social Scene: Take a weird and wacky trip in your own backyardSocial...
Take a weird and wacky trip in your own backyard Touring Louisiana can be like going to another country-even if you live here.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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.
Police beatPolice beatThe following arrests were reported for Sept....
Police beat The following arrests were reported for Sept. 11. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/11/police-beat/15478005/ Handcuffs against the wall in the holding area of Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Thursday Sept.
Food offered for low-income familiesFood offered for low-income...
Food offered for low-income families The St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency provides food to low-income families. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/11/food-offered-low-income-families/15479651/ More than 200 men and women waited amid scattered showers and random beams of sunlight Wednesday to choose items from the mobile food pantry outside the St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency.
Veterans Memorial formally dedicatedVeterans Memorial formally...
The St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial, 10 years in the making, will be a perpetual tribute to all who have served. Veterans Memorial formally dedicated The St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial, 10 years in the making, will be a perpetual tribute to all who have served.
Rep. McAllister announces outreach meetingsRep. McAllister announces...
Rep. McAllister announces outreach meetings Rep. McAllister's staff will be available Tuesday to answer constituent questions in Port Barre, Krotz Springs and Opelousas. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/11/rep-mcallister-announces-outreach-meetings/15472037/ His staff has planned meetings in Krotz Springs, Port Barre and Opelousas to assist residents of the 5th Congressional District with casework matters.
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.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Opelousas resident sentenced for counterfeit monetary instrument scheme
An Opelousas man was sentenced last week to 23 months in prison and five years of supervised release for taking part in an international scheme to defraud banks and victims across the country, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.Nelson Durald, 49, of Opelousas, La., was also ordered Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to pay restitution to identifiable victims and amounts of loss in conjunction with the conviction for one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Opelousas puts up its bucks for boxingOpelousas puts up its bucks for ...
Opelousas puts up its bucks for boxing The request from the city parks and recreation chief won unanimous approval Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/10/opelousas-puts-bucks-boxing/15416087/ Parks and Recreation Director Clarence Watson, left, watches as Bobby Dupre demonstrates his boxing stance at Tuesday's city council meeting. Amateur boxing may eventually supplant the occasional street fight with the help of a donated practice facility and $15,000 in start-up money the Opelousas Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday night.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Smooth Ride Home work begins
Smooth Ride Home work begins $66 million project is expected to upgrade 472 roads throughout the parish over the next three years. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/10/smooth-ride-home-work-begins/15373579/ Heavy equipment is moved into place on Acadiana Road near Lawtell Tuesday as crews prepare to install new culverts under the roadway in advance of a major repaving effort as part of the Smooth Ride Home program.
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.
New festival to name its queensNew festival to name its queensWinners ...
New festival to name its queens Winners will rule over the new BBQ Festival the weekend of Sept. 19-21 on the Yambilee grounds.
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.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
After years of effort, St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial to be dedicated Wednesday
There were probably more hindrances than Patricia Mason-Guillory could have imagined 10 years ago when she first conceived of initiating a St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial. No blueprints or steps on how to proceed were available, but Mason-Guillory said she knew there was a need to honor parish residents who have served in the military.
The story of the Acadians now availableThe story of the Acadians now...
New book, "Acadians: Writings by Winston De Ville' by Opelousas native John Harper brings together numerous articles by a master genealogist The story of the Acadians now available New book, "Acadians: Writings by Winston De Ville' by Opelousas native John Harper brings together numerous articles by a master genealogist Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/08/story-acadians-now-available/15306083/ The book is the second of three planned volumes that will bring together the writings of De Ville, most of which were originally published in the 1960s through the 1980s. "Winston De Ville was a resident of Opelousas who wrote many columns over about a 50-year period," Harper said.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
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.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
It's another big embarrassment for the Louisiana Legislature. Our lawmakers passed a bill in the last session forcing almost 200 constables and justices of the peace out of their jobs because they are more than 70 years old.