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St. Landry School Board takes step toward tax vote

OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish School Board gave Superintendent Patrick Jenkins the green light to proceed with a plan to raise full-time employee salaries and fund capital improvements.

A Civil War saga with family connections

RAYNE — Armed with a desire to chronicle and perpetuate his family’s ancestry for his children and equipped with a smartphone, Frederick “Fritz” Welter, a Marine veteran and attorney, created a Civil War saga that tracks the lives of his great-grandfather and the great-great-grandfather of his wi

Moody College of Business notary exam prep class produces results

B.I. Moody III College of Business law instructor Fred Davis, J.D., swears in Sarah Hebert, an accounting junior from Milton, La., after she passed the Louisiana state notary exam. (LSN Photo)

LAFAYETTE – After completing a notary exam preparation course at the Moody College of Business in the fall of 2016, the students set a record of having 60 percent of the class pass the notary exam. The state average is 21 percent.

New hurdle for hospital district abolishment

OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish Council will be asked to seek a declaratory judgment in the 27th Judicial Court District on a plan to dissolve the First Hospital District of the Parishes of St. Landry and St. Martin, which operated the now closed St. Luke Hospital in Arnaudville.

ULL unveils plaque honoring Crowley businessman Moody

B.I. Moody looks at the plaque which was unveiled during a ceremony honoring him Wednesday night at ULL’s BI Moody College of Business Administration building. On the right is John Blohm, vice president for university advancement at UL-Lafayette. (LSN photo by Howell Dennis)

LAFAYETTE -- Crowley businessman B.I. Moody III was honored for his distinguished career and his generosity during a ceremony Wednesday night at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) in the Business Administration building which bears his name.

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