Tommy Myers shows off rosaries he crafted from Job’s Tears and China balls. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Many in Louisiana know what it’s like to evacuate for a hurricane, taking only what is necessary, but the ancestors of many in Louisiana did not get to bring anything with them when they arrived first in Louisiana.

Lance Hatten, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park superintendent, left, announced a $23,000 grant to the Experience Louisiana Festival at the Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center Wednesday. Also shown are Angela Rathle, supervising park ranger, and Angelle Bellard, park ranger at the center in Eunice. The Experience Louisiana Festival is scheduled Oct. 17 and 18 at the Louisiana State University Eunice campus. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

National Park Service Superintendent Lance Hatten announced Wednesday that the Experience Louisiana Festival has received a $23,000 grant through the service’s Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative.
Unemployment rates dipped slightly in St. Landry and Evangeline parishes and edged up in Acadia Parish compared to rates a year ago in July.

Tommy Myers shows off rosaries he crafted from Job’s Tears and China balls. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Lance Hatten, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park superintendent, left, announced a $23,000 grant to the Experience Louisiana Festival at the Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center Wednesday. Also shown are Angela Rathle, supervising park ranger, and Angelle Bellard, park ranger at the center in Eunice. The Experience Louisiana Festival is scheduled Oct. 17 and 18 at the Louisiana State University Eunice campus. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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One Acadiana makes I-49 South a priority

Improvements on U.S. 90 are being made Thursday, while nearby, at the Billeaud Companies offices on St. Nezaire Road, One Acadiana officials explain why upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate status is one of the regional development organization’s top priority. Supporters say creating I-49 south would improve safety and hurricane evacuation efficiency and attract economic development. (Photo by Bill Decker of the Morgan City Daily Review)

Hurricane evacuation. Economic growth, especially along the U.S. 90 “Energy Corridor.” Fewer car crashes on a stretch of highway once known as Blood Alley.

Was the princess a spy?

In the early 1930s, a former German princess, Alexandra Victoria, lived for several months at the Ardennes Hotel in Jennings with her second husband, Arnold Rumann, causing a great deal of speculation about what they were doing here.

St. Landry Parish branding campaign introduced

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development director, announces a branding campaign Thursday in Opelousas. Rodier was joined by Parish President Bill Fontenot in launching a campaign designed to highlight positive aspects of St. Landry Parish. See additional photos from the branding rollout in the gallery section of the webpage at the bottom right. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A campaign to brand and bring the good news about St. Landry Parish to the forefront was introduced to about 50 people at the St. Landry Economic Development office Thursday.
“We’re Moving Forward” signs are to mark sites were good news is happening.

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The first five non-district games for St. Edmund are against higher classification teams beginning this week at home against the Northwest Raiders.

Lifestyle

Dr. William J. Nunez, III, and Adele H. Nunez celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary on Aug.

Obituaries

LAKE CHARLES ~ Patricia “Pat” Smith Granger, 75, of Lake Charles, LA died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, on Monday, August 31, 2015 at Harbor Hospice Palliative Care Facility after a len

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