St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins and Anastasia M. Stevens, 2019 American Miss Louisiana queen. (Submitted photo)

St. Landry Parish student to compete in National American Miss Pageant

OPELOUSAS–The St. Landry Parish School District would like to congratulate Anastasia M. Stevens for being crowned the 2019 National American Miss Louisiana. Anastasia is the daughter of Will and Monica Stevens of Eunice. She is a seventh grade student at Eunice Junior High School.
“National American Miss’s mission is to encourage America’s future leaders and equip them with valuable life skills.” Pageant winners have an opportunity to win scholarships and prizes.

All in the family at the Eunice Player’s Theater. From left, are Husband and wife Melanie and Robert Soileau of Ville Platte, daughter and mother Taylor LaCalle of Lafayette and Angie Taylor McBride of Lawtell, and husband and wife Missy and Steve Benoit of Swords are all performing in the summer musical ‘Godspell’ at the Eunice Players’ Theatre. (Photo by Darrel LeJeune)

Families that ‘do plays’ together, stay together

By: Darrel LeJeune
The Basile Weekly Editor

Residential Garden of the Month selected

The home of Gerald and MaryAnne O’Brien at 261 N. Pinecrest received the marker of Residential Garden of the Month presented by Bulb and Blossom Garden Club volunteer member Dean Deshotel. The front lawn area features flowering beds Society Garlic, Stella De Oro day lilies, Knock out roses, drift roses, gerber daisies, agapanthus, crepe myrtles, potted geraniums and calidiums, amaryllis, and Indian Hawthorns. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Trish Ransom, a debris artist, uses recyclable materials to make art. Ransom was on hand with Bonjour Camp kids showing and teaching them how to create their own art. The finished product of their Cajun Tah Tie is shown with Ransom.

Camp Bonjour at Prairie Acadian Center

The Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center hosted a week long day camp, Camp Bonjour, for children ages 6-8. Young campers had the opportunity and privilege to explore Louisiana’s Zydeco music, learn Cajun dancing, old-fashioned games, story-telling, hands-on arts and crafts and presentations on Cajun culture. On Tuesday, children after listening to Trish Ransom, a local artist, who makes all recyclable debri into art. Children had the opportunity to make and design their own piece of art using smashed soda cans, paint, and paper plates.


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