Archive for January 2011

The Chit Chat Club luncheon

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
The Chit Chat Club luncheon

The Chit Chat Club of the St. Bernard Volunteers for Family and Community Assn. sponsored by the LSU AgCenter celebrated the holiday season with a Christmas luncheon held in the Magnolia Room.



OLPS students selected for Talent Identification Program

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
OLPS students selected for Talent Identification Program

Duke University has selected seven fourth grade students from Our Lady of Prompt Succor School to participate in their Talent Identification Program. Duke University selected the following students based on their standardized test scores.



Divided School Board gives self $2,400 raise

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
Divided School Board gives self $2,400 raise

The St. Bernard Parish School Board barely passed a $200 per month raise for themselves in a 3-8 decision at this month’s board meeting, held on Jan. 26. The raise will put the school board members’ monthly expense allowance on par with the 2008 Louisiana state mode of $800, up from $600. St. Tammany, Plaquemines, […]



Swan River Yoga Seva opens in Arabi

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
Swan River Yoga Seva opens in Arabi

Arabi residents recently celebrated the opening of a new business, Swan River Yoga Seva. The yoga and community center, located upstairs in the Arabi Plaza, offers classes nightly at no set price. Rather, they rely on donations. One of the yoga instructors at Swan River, Serena Chaudhry, said accessibility to the people living in the […]



Woman shoots boyfriend during argument

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
Woman shoots boyfriend during argument

Victim in hospital but condition has improved A Chalmette woman in a long-term relationship with a man shot him during an argument in the home they own together early Sunday, Jan. 16, and after taking him to a hospital with a chest wound they both initially lied about the incident, Chief Deputy Sheriff James Pohlmann […]



Diversion shot down by community

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
Diversion shot down by community

Residents who say a freshwater diversion would cut the parish in half almost universally combated the man-made waterway Army Corps of Engineers says will restore St. Bernard Parish’s eroding coastline. It was standing room only during a public meeting on the diversion, held in the cafeteria of the C.F. Rowley Alternative School on Jan. 20, […]



St. Bernard Middle Student of the Year

Jan 21st, 2011 | By
St. Bernard Middle Student of the Year

Dylan Graves was chosen as St. Bernard Middle School Student of the Year.  With his respectful nature and mild-mannered attitude, Dylan serves as a role model to all his peers.  He is very family-oriented and spends much of his time helping his younger cousins and offering them words of encouragement.  In his spare time, Dylan […]



Men honored for rescuing deputy

Jan 21st, 2011 | By
Men honored for rescuing deputy

Two young men, Ray Henritzy Jr., left, 22, of eastern St. Bernard Parish and Eric Alfonso, right, 18, of Violet, were honored Jan. 13 by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office for their efforts in rescuing Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffery Westerfield from a fiery car crash last Dec. 12. They, combined with Cpl. Johnell Young, center, of […]



OLPS expands with FEMA

Jan 21st, 2011 | By

Our Lady of Prompt Succor School is expanding to better serve St. Bernard Parish’s post-Katrina community with the help of $4 million in funding from FEMA. This funding comes from damages incurred during Hurricane Katrina at St. Mark’s School, another Catholic school located in St. Bernard Parish prior to the storm. The Archdiocese of New […]



Port speaks to Chamber

Jan 21st, 2011 | By
Port speaks to Chamber

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce met for a lunch and presentation from Robert Scafidel and Drew Heaphy from the Port, Harbor and Terminal District on Jan. 19. Scafidel said security is one of their biggest priorities, as the Mississippi River is one of the busiest shipping corridors in the world. Heaphy highlighted some of […]