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All area Chefs are invited to compete with
Acadiana's Best of the Best at
Soirée Royale
Monday, September 14, 2015
at the
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Event Center
The annual Soireé Royal culinary competition of Acadiana's Finest Chefs, now celebrating its 17th year, is presented by the Opelousas-St. Landry Chamber of Commerce as a premier event and fundraiser for our scholarship program. This past May, the Chamber of Commerce provided over $10,000 dollars in scholarship to St. Landry Parish graduating seniors.
On average, over 600 tickets are purchased each year.
First and second place awards are given for the People's Choice Award and each category:
Appetizer, Soup, Meat, Seafood, Yam,
Dessert, and Chocolate.
First place winners are awarded $250.
And the coveted, Best of Show Award is awarded $500. 
For additional information or tickets for the event, please contact
Lynn LeJeune, President /CEO 
St. Landry Chamber of Commerce 
An incorrect day was stated in the Daily World for the Public Hearing this evening on the major modification for the St. Landry Parish sanitary landfill:
Public Hearing for landfill changes is TUESDAY, JULY 28TH AT 6PM at the Opelousas Civic Center's main auditorium located at 1638 Creswell Lane Ext.
From the Daily World: In the permit, the district proposed to expand its service area to include Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes - and to increase the landfill's capacity to 150,000 tons of garbage a year. The hearing gives people an opportunity to present statements views and opinions on the St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal District's proposed permit modification. 
South Louisiana Community College's Continuing Education program will be offering a weekend welding course from Aug. 8 to Oct. 17 on the college’s T.H. Harris Campus.
Classes will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays in Opelousas. Course instructor is David Charles.
This course is for anyone interested in learning to weld. The appropriate level of welding will be offered based on each student’s skill level.
Instruction will be provided in various processes including oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, pipe welding, and plasma arc cutting. Students will spend 90 percent of class time welding and 10 percent on theory, plate preparation, and clean up.
Fee is $635. Call Continuing Education at (337) 373-5105 for more information.
The following roads will be addressed this week, as weather permits, as part of the St. Landry Parish Smooth Ride Home rural road improvement program. Please contact Mr. Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish President, if you have any questions or require additional information. 337-948-3688.
Thank you
- Soileau Rd, 7-21 through 7-24: pre-construction pipe work
- Noel Road, 7-21: shoulder work
- Babineaux Rd., 7-22 through 7-23: shoulder work
- Duplechein Rd., 7-24: shoulder work
- Chretien Point Rd., 7-21 through 7-24: shoulder work
- Clarence Cormier Rd., 7-21 through 7-24: shoulder work
- Jesse Richard Rd., 7-21 through 7-24: shoulder work
- Osage Trail Rd., 7-21 through 7-24: shoulder work
These roads will not be closed during these operations.
St. Landry – Evangeline United Way will once again partner with “Wayne and Same ‘Ol 2 Step” and DJ Top Dog to sponsor the 3rd Annual School Supply Zydeco Bash, Friday July 24, 2015 at Le Vieux Village.                                        
Admission is a bag of school supplies.  
Wayne Singleton is an acclaimed local Zydeco Musician who just happens to drive a school bus in St. Landry Parish.  He saw a need  - when picking up some of the students, they were missing book bags, had no or few school supplies!   This was upsetting to him, he approached United Way with his idea of the trade – School Supplies for a free night of Zydeco.  To date we have collected truckloads at the event!  Also this year – Wayne is inviting young, new artists – local fiddle players, accordion players are welcome to join him for an hour on stage – that fee – a bag of school supplies.  Bring your chairs, but no ice chests – food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Date:  Friday, July 24th, 2015
Time:  5:30 – 8:30 pm
Where:  Le Vieux Village, Hwy 190, Opelousas, LA
Admission – A bag of school supplies
For more information call Susan Fisher – (337) 942-7815