Archive for November 2013

Davies first graders “Shade Out Drugs”

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Davies first graders “Shade Out Drugs”


Chalmette uses big plays for victory

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Chalmette uses big plays for victory

By J. Bickford After a two-week period of extreme highs from a huge upset victory over West Jefferson and a devastating low from a loss a week ago to previous winless Bonnabel when four Owl starters missed the game, Chalmette closed its district and 2013 football season with an exciting 36-27 win over Higgins which […]



Ladies Aux help the homeless

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Ladies Aux help the homeless


Garofalo announces expanded Dept. of Motor Vehicle office

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Garofalo announces expanded Dept. of Motor Vehicle office

A new and expanded DMV office will open in St. Bernard on November 18, announced State Representative Ray Garofalo. The new office will provide a significant increase in customer waiting area, as well as increasing the number of service desks and carrels used for test-taking. According to Rep. Garofalo, the new office features an increase […]



Arabi road repairs planned

Nov 18th, 2013 | By

St. Bernard Parish Government closed Angela Street last week from Judge Perez to Mustang Drive to facilitate the needed road repairs. The road repair scope includes the combination of asphalt patching and asphaltic concrete mill and overlay. Mehle Street will serve as the detour route. Hard Rock Construction plans to be completed with the roadway […]



DOTD: Claiborne Bridge should reopen any day

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
DOTD: Claiborne Bridge should reopen any day

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that barring further inclement weather, the Judge Seeber Bridge (often referred to as the Claiborne Bridge), is scheduled to reopen to traffic by the end of this week. Prior to opening, the structure must be inspected to ensure the safety of drivers. The contractor will still […]



Congresswoman promises delay of NFIP changes by end of year

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Congresswoman promises delay of NFIP changes by end of year

The category 5 Katrina did not flood Kathy and Joseph Gonzales’ Braithwaite home. But seven years later, after the completion of the New Orleans Hurricane Protection System, which shelters most of St. Bernard Parish, the slow moving Isaac— a category 1 that was downgraded to a tropical storm— brought them eight feet of water. The […]



2013 4-H Bicycle Rodeo winners announced

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
2013 4-H Bicycle Rodeo winners announced

  The St. Bernard Parish 4-H Bicycle Rodeo was held Saturday, October 12, at Davies Elementary School. 4-H Club members from area elementary and middle schools participated in the skilled riding events including the Figure 8, Zig-Zag Ride, Circle Ride, Slow Ride and the Snail Race. 4-H Junior Leader Club members assisted with the event […]



Plans discussed for 2013 Tour of Homes

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Plans discussed for 2013 Tour of Homes

The St. Bernard Volunteers for Family and Community Christmas Tour of Homes committee met recently at Docville Farm to discuss plans for its 2013 tour, which will be held on Thursday, December 12 from 11: a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 – 9 p.m. In a departure from usual touring of homes, the committee […]



Capt. Rodney Ourso named Kiwanis Life Saver

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Capt. Rodney Ourso named Kiwanis Life Saver

Fire Captain Rodney Ourso, a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish, became the latest recipient of the Kiwanis Club’s Life Saver Award. From the perils of Katrina and the BP oil spill, to implementing a new computerized data management system and filling in when a Fire Prevention Inspector was needed, Ourso has dedicated himself to […]