Archive for September 2013

Davies students celebrate Constitution Day

Sep 30th, 2013 | By
Davies students celebrate Constitution Day

Fourth grade students at Joseph Davies Elementary School celebrated Constituition Day on September 17 with a special guest visitor. Attorney, Spencer Gulden, visited the school to discuss this important document with the students. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on September 17, 1787.   Gulden shared President Barack […]



Reuther speaks at Kiwanis Club meeting

Sep 30th, 2013 | By
Reuther speaks at Kiwanis Club meeting


Lt. Ray Whitfield graduates FBI Academy

Sep 30th, 2013 | By
Lt. Ray Whitfield graduates FBI Academy

  Even veteran police officers admit to getting a lump in their throat when they see the special ceremony at the FBI National Training Academy honoring children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.   It had the same effect on Lt. Ray Whitfield of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office.   […]



Business & Prof. Women name Gue and Jones 2013 Woman and Man of the Year

Sep 30th, 2013 | By

Rita Gue and Alvin Jones will be honored by the St. Bernard Business and Professional Women as its 53rd Woman and Man of the Year Gala on October 16 as the parish celebrates National Business Women’s Week October 21-25. The evening gala will be held at the Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette. The honorees were […]



Parents up in arms over CHS fight

Sep 30th, 2013 | By
Parents up in arms over CHS fight

    Many parents and even a few students showed up at Tuesday’s School Board meeting to confront the board regarding a fight that broke out at Chalmette High School that same morning. Parents say that they were receiving calls from their children who said there was an altercation going on at the school and […]



Parish continues flushing water system to purge amoeba threat

Sep 30th, 2013 | By
Parish continues flushing water system to purge amoeba threat

  On Monday, several hundred residents packed the Council Chambers to attend State Senator J.P. Morrell’s public meeting that aimed to ease the community’s concerns about the brain-eating amoeba found in the Parish’s water system. He, along with representatives of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), the Office […]



Free ballet classes offered for students in St. Bernard Parish

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) in partnership with Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., and the St. Bernard Parish School Board is proud to offer free after-school ballet classes in St. Bernard Parish for youth ages 6-18 for the 2013-14 school year. Academic year classes began the week of Monday, September 16.Ballet classes are offered on Mondays […]



Local Coalition forms to reduce drug use and find help for addicts

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By
Local Coalition forms to reduce drug use and find help for addicts

A new group, the St. Bernard Communi-  ty Coalition, has been formed with a goal of  reducing illegal drug use in the parish and help users find treatment programs. “We’re here to save lives,’’ said Coalition  Chairman Dan Schneider, a pharmacist whose  son was a victim of drug-related violence.  A 12-member board of directors has […]



St. Bernard Community Foundation

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By
St. Bernard Community Foundation

The St. Bernard Community Foundation has a dozen or so projects planned for this fall and is urging residents to volunteer or donate to their cause—making St. Bernard beautiful. These projects include planting trees along thoroughfares, providing business beautification grants, anti-littering campaigns, gardening workshops, playground improvements, and many more. The St. Bernard Community Foundation is […]



Peralta announces precautions to combat Amoeba

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By

At Tuesday’s Council meeting, Parish President Dave Peralta announced the Administration’s concern with the current brain-eating amoeba scare, and stated that the Parish is doing what it can to combat the problem. As a means to cleanse the Parish’s water system, pipes are continually being flushed and chlorine is slowly being added to the system. […]