• News for Human Interest

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    OPELOUSAS, LA – The St. Landry Chamber will be hosting Debate Night with the District Attorney candidates, incumbent Charles Cravins and Attorney Chad Pitre. The event will be livestreamed on October 15th at 6 p.m. via the Chamber’s Facebook page.  Current D.A. Charles Cravins and local attorney Chad Pitre are facing off for the office of District Attorney of St. Landry Parish.  Cravins, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Political
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, La. – Renters whose home or property was damaged by Hurricane Laura can apply for federal disaster assistance. Federal grants can help pay for temporary housing if a renter or homeowner is unable to return to a disaster-damaged home. The initial rental grant is for a 60-day period and can be reviewed for further assistance. The deadline to register for FEMA help is Oct. 27, ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, La. – Homeowners and renters in Caddo, La Salle and St. Landry Parishes may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Laura. To be eligible for federal disaster aid, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27. Eighteen ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA—Pelican State Credit Union is honored to be one of the few financial institutions with the ability to offer Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans to help businesses keep their doors open and continue to compensate their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pelican is one of only five credit unions in the state of Louisiana that offered the Paycheck Protection Plan ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Opelousas, LA – July 22, 2020 – Opelousas General Health System proudly announces its recent recognition as a Gift Shining Star designated hospital, which is the highest designation within The Gift program. The Gift is a quality improvement initiative and hospital designation program through the Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health – Bureau of Family Health. Louisiana birthing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    Opelousas, LA, July 22, 2020 – Opelousas General Health System is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of OGHS’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.  Cardiovascular and ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Good Afternoon –    I hope all is well. I  wanted to share some exciting news from our Found and CEO Todd Graves. Todd is planning a television reality series to help restaurants struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the show’s production team is casting restaurants across the country that have closed or are on the verge of closing to be featured on the show. Todd and the team ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, June 26, 2020
    (Opelousas, LA) – A traffic signal box featuring the art of Sue Boagni was unveiled Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in downtown Opelousas.  Located on the corner of Court and Landry Streets across the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, the box features vibrant images with a Louisiana food theme.  Mayor Alsandor was on hand for the unveiling event. Sue Boagni, a resident of Opelousas, is classified as a water ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Opelousas, LA – The Head of School of Westminster Christian Academy, Mr. Scott Davis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Chaney Hopkins as the school’s Director of Institutional Advancement. Mrs. Hopkins begins her employment as Mrs. Michelle Nezat completes 10 years of service to Westminster Christian Academy. “We have known about Mrs. Nezat’s transition since the end of 2019, and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    (Opelousas, LA) –The Opelousas Main Street program is soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners located in the Main Street district. The Louisiana Main Street program offers grants ranging from $2500 to $10,000.   Grants are available for either interior or exterior rehabilitation. All work must be completed by April 30, 2021 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, May 29, 2020
    May 29, 2020                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Contact: Chazmyne Jackson                                                                                 (337) 942-2683  St. Paul in a Wheelchair   Opelousas lost a great man, a man of deep faith and devotion to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release

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