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St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana 504-278-7910
PARISH PRIDE
By Barry Lemoine, Correspondent
A Look Back
Last year at this time, The
St. Bernard Parish Post
agreed to take part in my
Parish Pride Series, which
highlights some of the great
people of St. Bernard. Before we launch into our
2014 interviews, I thought
it would be nice to take one
more look back. We kicked
off our series with a gifted
athlete
HALEY SMITH
The Student Athlete is a former Chalmette High School
Golden Owl and a current
member of the LSU Volleyball Team. After earning 20 varsity letters during her high school career,
Haley enrolled at LSU and
walked on to its volleyball
team, highlighted by being
named as the SEC Freshmen of the Week.
“It’s still hard to believe I
play in the SEC. But with
all the equipment and special treatment, I would say
my favorite part of this experience so far has been
the people I have met and
the bonds I have made with
these people.”
Haley Smith
ANDREW GROS
The Stomper loves seeing
the crowd reaction to his
smooth moves.
“Let’s be honest, we are all
kids at heart and being Oreo
allows me to still be a kid.
When you’re dancing and
kids see us and they start
dancing and smiling, it really is worth it. During Mardi Gras, the Stompers are
known to have an impromptu
dance party with the crowd.
The kids are the first ones out
there dancing. We will make a
circle [like at a wedding] and
let them have the spotlight.
It’s like they are a superstar
for that moment. That’s my
favorite part for sure.”
and setting cakes. We keep
up on the trends in the industry by being members of professional organizations like
The Knot and Wedding Wire
as well as New Orleans Wedding Guild. We ask people
to email us pictures of cakes
they find online, and we enjoy combining their ideas
with our creativity to come
up with something unique for
each customer. That’s why
they are custom cakes.”
Doyle DeForest
Andrew Gros
Doyle DeForest
The Master Baker has the
skill, creativity, precision,
and artistry that goes into
creating custom cakes. The
owner and pastry chef of
Chalmette’s Flour Power,
Doyle shared some insight to
his craft.
“We bake everything fresh,
so we’re baking every day
around noon. Mondays are
when we do our specialty
decorations for the weekend.
Any chocolate work, carved
pieces, sugar work, bows,
broaches, pastillage and so
on is done so that it can set
up to be put on cakes for the
weekend. We get busier closer to the weekend in terms of
number of cakes going out
so more of our time is spent
making fresh creams, icings,
Jennifer-Brett Thompson
The Transplants who had
this to say about moving to
St. Bernard.
“I would say it has shown
to be a great choice. Even
though we miss our family and old friends, we have
been blessed from the beginning with great jobs, a nice
house, and fantastic friends,
neighbors, co-workers, and
students. We have learned so
much from this community
and are happy to have been
welcomed and accepted into
it.”
And when I asked them about
the food down here.
Jenny: “I’m not a huge fan of
sucking crawfish heads.”
Brett: “And we’re not used to
all the fried food. And I don’t
like stuffed artichokes, but I
love some Rocky’s baked mac
and cheese with red gravy.”
Jenny: “Yeah, he will eat just
about anything.”
Jennifer and Brett Thompson
Jenna Alfonso
The Dancer has been performing since she has been
two-years old — on stage
and at the New Orleans Arena.
“I competed at dance competitions all over the country
for about 10 years. I was also
on dance team in high school;
I was a Hawkette at Archbishop Hannan High School
and a Charmer at Chalmette
High. I have been able to take
classes from many professional dancers that you see
on TV shows including “So
You Think You Can Dance?”
Dance has always been a major part of my life.”
Jenna Alfonso
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THE PEOPLES POST
By Dave Peralta
As I have explained
throughout the recent events
regarding my divorce, St.
Bernard Parish Government’s policy states that I
can NOT discuss matters
related to any litigation involving government.
For the past several months I have made every effort to maintain “the highroad” as it pertains to the baseless allegations made by Sharon
Peralta. First and foremost, let me apologize to
the citizens of this great Parish, who along with
me, have had their reputations smeared. Finally,
the Orleans Parish Judge DISMISSED Sharon’s
Protective Order against me this week after hearing testimony from both sides.
Icanassureyouallthatduringthesedifficult
times I have never missed even one day of work
and I will continue to serve this community as
I promised upon taking office. I am confident
that within a very short time the truth will come
out and I will be asking for your vote next year
when I intend to seek reelection.
2300 Pakenham Drive,
Chalmette LA 70043
[email protected]
God Bless
DAVE
PRIDE
Continued from page 1
Will Schneider
The Actor is another gifted performer and no stranger to the
stage. Here he talks about a
very challenging role.
“My proudest moment was also
my most terrifying. I was recently cast as Stanley Kowalski from
“Streetcar.” It is the iconic role
in American theatre. And I was
excited and terrified for that exact reason. Everyone knows the
play and the character and how
Marlon Brando did it, so I knew
I had to put my own flair and
nuances into it. And I did and
that was my proudest moment
on stage.”
Will Schneider
Tim Clements
The Rolling Elvi is a fun-loving
guy, and part of an interesting
group of men who dress like Elvis and ride motorized scooters.
“Well, I was always an Elvis
fan. I liked his music, his style
and his clothes. And then one
day, I saw them rolling down
the street and I said, ‘oh my god
that’s the coolest thing ever’, so
I joined. Plus, I already had the
sideburns for it.
Clements added that his love for
Paid for by the Dave Peralta Campaign Fund
dressing up gets attention.
“When I go to the cleaners, I
pick up my kilt, my bowtie, my
red dress and, of course, my
Elvis jumpsuit. The guy at the
cleaners thinks I’m Batman.”
done pretty well at that.”
Mike: “We ain’t changin’ nothin.”
“I love the trumpet because it is
an instrument on the front line,
and it is an instrument that can
be used in any genre of music.
Playing the trumpet is like my
sanctuary. It takes me away
from everything else that is going on in the world and in my
life. When I play the trumpet, it
is just the trumpet and me.”
Shirley and Mike Pechon
Tim Clements
Shirley-Mike Pechon
The Presidents of Arabi. She
heads up the Kiwanis’s Organization, and he is the leader
of the Old Arabi Neighborhood
Association. This is what they
had to say about living in St.
Bernard.
Shirley: “When we moved back
to St. Bernard in 2007, it was
with the understanding that we
were going to become an active
participant in helping move St.
Bernard Parish forward. Each of
us in our own way has found a
niche that works for us, allowing
us to contribute positively to our
community that we live in.”
Mike: “Our favorite thing about
living in St. Bernard is the people. It is the only reason we
came back. Family, friends and
community...that’s what St. Bernard is all about. There was no
way to replace that feeling. That
was true in the Marines and was
true after Katrina.”
Shirley: “We’ve tried to live by
the motto of ‘Take time to smell
the roses’ and think that we have
Sam Boyd
The Educator was a big man,
a family man, with a big personality and an even bigger
heart. And for over 45 years,
he was also a guiding force and
inspiration to the people of the
Parish. Sam died suddenly this
summer, just weeks after retiring from the St. Bernard Parish School System he loved and
gave so much to. And while he
is gone, his legacy lives on. He
truly was a teacher, leader, and
friend.
Sam Boyd
Greg Gabby
The Musician or as I like to call
him the Great Gabb-sby, a true,
young talent.
Greg Gabby
Kelli Plaiscia
The Coach truly exemplifies
Parish Pride. Here are some excerpts of our recent conversation.
“I have loved all sports since I
can remember. I was very much
a tomboy. I first started playing
sports in the street in my neighborhood with all the kids who
lived there, who happened to be
boys! Then, as soon as I could
start playing for recreation at
age 5, I did. I played all my
sports for Rebel Park. I guess it
was then that my love for sports
started and continued to grow
and really never stopped.”
“I attribute the success we have
to the girls who stick it out year
after year, and play their hearts
out every day in practice and
games. I ask a lot of my players.
They need to be fully committed,
have a great work ethic, be very
disciplined and dedicated to our
program. The hard work and intensity they display, especially
always being a smaller team, is
inspirational and motivating.”
“I am grateful that I can give
back to my community because
St. Bernard gave so much to
me growing up. The people I’ve
worked with over the years are
so fun and great to be around —
we’re not just co-workers. We’ve
become friends and stay friends
even after they leave or retire.
The students are great because
they are down to earth and fun
loving. And it absolutely cannot
get any better than working for
Mr. Warner. He is a wonderful
person and an incredible principal! Working for him has made
my job a true blessing, not just
a place to go to work and get a
paycheck. He is so inspirational
— always positive. I can’t imagine working for anyone else. I
just hope I retire before him!”
Kelli Plaiscia
Thanks to all of these outstanding individuals for being a part
of our series and to all of you
who read it each month. We’ll
start our new series next month.
Stay tuned.
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THE ST. BERNARD PARISH POST
Fernandez Was a
Public Servant
Manuel “Manny” Fernandez, retired St. Bernard Parish state 34th
Judicial District Court Judge for 12
years and former state legislator,
died early Saturday morning at St.
Bernard Parish Hospital. Fernandez
had entered the hospital on Thursday. He was 71.
Fernandez served in all three
branches of state government: legislative, executive and judicial. He
served as Division B Judge in St. Bernard for 12 years, from 2001 until
his retirement June 1, 2013. He was
104th District state representative
from 1976 to 1988 and also was an
assistant chief of staff to former Gov.
Buddy Roemer.
“It was just time for me to move
on,” he said after spending his last
day as a sitting judge on May 31. “One
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of the things that I think is most important is knowing when it is time to
move on, when it is time to say goodbye.”
In May 2001, Fernandez beat
Sharon Williams by only 158 votes
in a runoff to finish out the year left
in Judge David Gorbaty’s term after Gorbaty was elected to an appeals court position. At that time, the
judgeship race was called the closest
in St. Bernard history.
But about 16 months later in October 2002, Fernandez easily won
the seat, receiving more than 5,000
votes over his closest rival.
Last summer, Fernandez said
that as a legislator he was most proud
of helping to rewrite the law so that
wives had equal management rights
of community property.
The St. Bernard Business & Professional Women’s Club recently awarded the 2013
Golden Circle Award to Lauren Gibson. The Golden Circle Award was sponsored
by Louise Gorbaty, Past President of BPW. Gorbaty started the award to honor a
member who has given of their time and support to the Club and the Parish, but
is not presently a Board Member of the club. Pictured are Mary Petruccelli, Past
President; Lauren Gibson, Past President & Award Recipient; and Lena Torres,
Charter Member.
Lynn Oaks School
The Faculty, Staff
and Students of
Lynn Oaks
School
Invite you to
join us at our
WELCOME
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Our school is opening our doors at its Welcome
Wednesdays every week in February. The dates
for the Open Houses are February 12th, 19th and
26th, 2014. Join us for tours of the school from
9:00 - 11:00 am. You can also call for a private
tour at a more convenient time.
#1 Lynn Oaks Drive
Braithwaite • 504-682-3171
Lynn Oaks School is a private, non-profit school for
Pre-Kindergarten 3 Year olds through 8th grade.
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The St. Bernard Parish Post
will not accept entries to the
“Coffeetalk” section of the
newspaper that are written
in ALL CAPS. No entry will be
considered that is written in
ALL CAPS. Also this is a public notice area. Do not submit
advertisements to “Coffeetalk.” The Post thanks you.
Tales on Tuesdays. Storytime friends are invited to visit
the St. Bernard Parish Library
as it begins its 2014 Winter/
Spring Tales on Tuesdays sessions. This free story program
will run through May 6. Two sessions of Tales on Tuesdays will
be held each week for children
three years of age and older. The
earlier time is set for 1 p.m. and
is geared for younger listeners.
The evening session will begin at
5:30 p.m. and is open to children
of all ages, but will target schoolaged children. All story programs
will take place at the St. Bernard
Parish Library, located at 2600
Palmisano Blvd., in Chalmette.
Sessions will run about 45 minutes and will introduce children
to literature through storybooks,
poetry, flannel boards, finger
plays, and participatory activities. For more information, visit
the library’s website http://www.
stbernard.lib.la.us/, check out
our Facebook page https://www.
facebook.com/mysbpl, stop by
the library or call 504-279-0448.
Join Ms. Janet at the Chalmette
branch of the St. Bernard Parish
Library for Tales on Tuesdays.
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust is
currently hosting its second Annual Community Rewards Program. Gulf Coast Bank will be
giving away a total of $50,000 to
10 local nonprofits to assist them
in their missions in our community. The Community Rewards
program welcomes all 501(c)(3)
organizations located in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St.
Tammany, St. Bernard and East
Baton Rouge to register. Voting
will end at 8 p.m. on Fri., Feb.
28, 2014. Voting is limited to
one vote per day per valid email
address. For more information
about Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards Program and to
register/vote for your nonprofit,
visit www.CommunityRewards.
com or call 1-800-223-2060.
The Stitch In Time Club, an
organization under the St. Bernard Volunteers for Family &
Community, that is sponsored by
the LSU Ag Center, will hold its
monthly meeting on Thurs., Feb.
20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Magnolia
Room. Anyone wishing to join,
please call Nora Egan at 3422445.
The Knights of Nemesis Social Club and Parade is holding it’s monthly Social Meeting
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at
Wimpy’s Tavern, 800 E. Judge
Perez Dr., Chalmette. All members and prospective members
are invited to attend. Food will be
provided. The Knights of Nemesis organization was formed in
2004 and has paraded in the Parish for the past eight years. The
9th Annual Knights of Nemesis
Parade is scheduled for Sat., Feb.
22, 2014, at 1 p.m. For information about the social or parade,
contact Billy Showalter, 504583-3998 or visit our website at
www.knightsofnemesis.org
Want to improve your communication and leadership
skills? Join us at Chalmette
Toastmasters. Our next meeting
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is on Tues., Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
at the St. Bernard Council on
Aging building, 8201 W. Judge
Perez Drive. The group meets the
second and fourth Tuesdays of
each month. Call Tina Guillot at
504-338-7927 for more information.
Chalmette High School Project Graduation 5K/Walk
— “Race to Keep Our Graduates Safe” at Sidney Torres Park
(Gazebo #2), Sun., March 9,
2014. Registration begins at 8
a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m.
Registering for the race before
race day will save you time and
money. For more information,
contact Paula St. Angelo at 500400-9298 or [email protected]
HT Professional Redfish
Tour, March 20, 21, and 22.
Watch pro anglers weigh their
catch at the Gulf Outlet Marina
on Thurs. and Fri., March 20 and
21 and on stage at the Crawfish
Festival on Sat., March 22. The
Gulf Outlet Marina is located at
255 Marina Rd. in Chalmette.
The Crawfish Festival will be held
in the parking lot of the Sigur
Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Dr.
in Chalmette. For more information, call 504-278-4242 or visit
www.theredfishseries.com
United Way’s 14th Annual
Got Gumbo? Cook-Off, Thurs.,
March 13, 2014, Royal Sonesta
Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 5 p.m.
until 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.unitedwaysela.
org
IFA Pro Am Challenge,
March 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2014.
Come see 100 pro anglers weigh
in their catch each day at 3 p.m.
at the Gulf Outlet Marina located
at 255 Marina Rd. in Chalmette.
Call 504-278-4242 for more information.
St. Bernard’s Spanish roots
date back to the 1700s when Canary Islanders came to the area
and settled. The traditions, food,
music, and dance of the people are celebrated yearly at the
Los Islenos Fiesta held on the
grounds of Los Islenos Museum
& Village. The historic Isleño Village, situated in the rear of the
Isleño Museum, is the setting for
a series of living history demonstrations featuring folk crafts,
historic vernacular life styles and
the cultural identity of the Isleño
descendant’s community in St.
Bernard Parish. Representatives
of the Houma Nation also interpert the history, culture and folk
traditions of the Houma Tribe.
There will be shuttle service to the
Fiesta with parking available at
the Old Courthouse and Gauthier
Middle School on the Judge Perez Extension. There is no parking
on the Museum grounds. Admission is $3 for anyone 12 years
and older. For more information,
Contact Rhonda Rodriguez at
504-615-9332.
The 2014 Relay For Life of
St. Bernard will be held on the
Hannan campus Sat., April 12,
2014, from 2:00 p.m. until midnight. Relay For Life of St. Bernard Planning Committee Meeting will be held on Thurs., Jan.
23, 2014, at 6 p.m. The Team
Captains Meeting will be held on
Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014, at 7 p.m.,
Nunez Community College (in
the Music Room). For more information, call Kathleen Huff,
Event Chair; Marlene Himel,
Publicity Chair; Britta Ehnebuske, Specialist, Relay For Life
Mid-South Division, American
Cancer Society, at 504.219.2291.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is partnering with the Community Cen-
ter of St. Bernard, 1111 LeBeau
St., Arabi, to offer free income
tax preparation services and
electronic filing services through
its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Sessions
will be held at the Community
Center of St Bernard from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Feb. 22, March 15,
March 22, March 29, and April
5. No appointment is needed;
however, residents are requested
to arrive by 12:30 p.m. to ensure
that their tax returns will be able
to be completed by 2 p.m. For
further information, please contact the Loyola College of Law
VITA Program at 504-861-5668.
The Louisiana Crawfish Festival originated in 1975 and has
grown to become a Louisiana
tradition with over 140,000 festgoers attending annually from all
areas of the U.S. They arrive by
auto, air, bus and train to come
in for the spring event that features authentic Cajun cuisine.
Some 30,000 pounds of boiled
crawfish with all the “fixins” &
crawfish dishes such as Crawfish
Bread, Crawfish Pasta, Crawfish Pies, Crawfish Rice, and
Crawfish Jambalaya adorn the
limelight while many other food
booths tickle just about everyone’s pallet. For more information, phone: 504-329-6411, or go
to www.louisianacrawfishfestival.com
Lions Club 6th Annual Golf
Tournament, Sat., March 22,
2014, Oak Harbor Golf Course,
11:30 a.m. sign in and a 1 p.m.
start. Proceeds will benefit the
St. Bernard Parish School Board
Employees Lions Club. For more
information, please call Paul
Granberry at 504-818-8932 or
Hugh Harlton at 504-473-1782.
The February meeting for
the AARP Pakenham Chapter #3926 will be held on Sat.,
Feb. 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the
Council on Aging, 8201-A W.
Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette. The
club meets the fourth Saturday
of each month, January through
November. For additional information concerning the meeting
or club, please contact George
Virga, President, at 278-1367.
Annunciation High School
Class of 1964 50th reunion is
scheduled for April 5, 2014. For
more information, contact Judy
(Darby) Hoffmeister at 504-4003657 by Feb. 14, 2014.
The Reserve Division of the
Sheriff’s Office, a volunteer officer group the sheriff is trying to
build back up, was the beneficiary
of two recent gifts that will help
— a cash donation from the Meraux Foundation and a donation
of four protective body armor
vests from Associated Terminals,
exclusive operator of the Port of
St. Bernard’s marine facilities,
Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
St. Bernard Parish Residents can sign up for free Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) updates
for air quality reports for St. Bernard Parish. Due to the recent air
quality concerns in St. Bernard
Parish, Councilman McInnis
would like to inform all St. Bernard Parish residents that they
can sign up to receive individual
air quality report updates specifically for St. Bernard Parish
directly from LDEQ via email.
All residents can sign up by doing the following: Visit www.deq.
louisiana.gov, click on the link
on the right side of the page that
reads “St. Bernard SO2, click on
Sign UP for SO2 Email Notifications, and Enter your email address and check off Chalmette
and/or Meraux locations.
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An important goal of the automobile safety community is to in-
crease awareness of how dangerous it can be to use a cell phone while
driving a motor vehicle. Observations were found that when people
use a cell phone while driving, their driving capabilities were severely
diminished. It is very interesting to note that this hindrance is also observed when hands-free devices are used. This means that the direct
handling of a cell phone is not the only hazard. According to researchers, “It’s the divided attention between the conversation and task of
driving that raises the risk of collisions.” The misdirection of attention
causes drivers to misjudge their driving speed relative to other drivers
and causes them to apply their break late, which increases the risk of
rear impact collisions. This sobering study discovered that using a cell
phone while driving reduces driving skills to levels of execution that are
found in drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08.
Rotary International
presents the 14th annual
Adult Spelling Bee
Thursday, Feb. 20th at 7 p.m. at
the Chalmette H.S. Cafeteria
Public Welcome, Admission is Free
$300 entry fee per team, limited field,
enter early to reserve your spot!
**Door Prizes - 50/50 Raffle**
Contact John at 504-279-1730
or Sean at 504-330-3790
to enter or donate to the parade of prizes
Proceeds to benefit 3rd graders, literacy
and community programs.
The St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade will hit
the streets of St. Bernard Parish
on Sun., April 6, 2014 at 11 a.m.
The group is currently accepting
new floats and riders for existing floats. If you are interested
in getting a float to promote
your business or to just ride for
fun with friends and family then
now is the time act. If you have
individuals or a small group that
wants to ride, parade organizers
can now fit you in on a few of its
existing floats. If your business is
interested in becoming a sponsor
where your business name, logo,
address and phone can be promoted on the parade shirts that
will be worn by members and
thrown to residents of St. Bernard, please contact organizers
regarding different price plans.
Please contact Chad O’Neil,
[email protected] and 504-6557555 or Danny O’Neil at 504655-7553.
Narfe (National Association of Active and Retired
Federal Employees) will have
its regular monthly meeting on
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014. Narfe meets
the second Wednesday of each
month at the Council on Aging
Conference room at 8201 West
Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette. All
active and retired employees
and their spouses are invited to
attend the meetings. Come and
join us and see what Narfe can
do for you. Narfe is the only organization that lobbies Congress
for the federal employee to keep
your hard earned benefits. For
more information, call Helen
Landry at 281-2444 or email her
at [email protected]
The St. Bernard Chamber is
Taking Applications for its Leadership St. Bernard Program. The
St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the
kick-off of its first-ever Leadership St. Bernard Program. Applications to Leadership St. Bernard will be accepted until Feb.
14, 2014. Leadership classes and
events run from Feb. 27, 2014,
until July 8, 2014. Class topics
include regional perspectives,
quality of life (including public
safety, healthcare, and tourism),
education, industry and the port,
organizational structure and
governance, state governmental affairs, and St. Bernard Parish Government. Leadership St.
Bernard also includes a class
project, an opening orientation,
and a class graduation and reception. For more information,
please contact the St. Bernard
Chamber of Commerce at: [email protected]
StBernardChamber.org and/or
504-277-4001.
Gambling problem? Many
thousands of people throughout the world who have problems due to excessive gambling
have found assistance through
Gamblers Anonymous (GA). If
gambling is destroying you or
someone you care about, you are
invited to attend.
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Chalmette High Owl Football Players Honored
By Todd Nunez,
Correspondent
The Chalmette High Football
team was honored last week with
a dinner and award presentation
ceremony.
Junior Connor Lambert was
named as the team’s Most Valuable Player, and he was also
named to the 8-5A All-District
team as a defensive back. Lambert was also a big part of Chalmette offense from his running
back position. On defense, he
made 36 tackles and had an interception to help preserve a district win against Higgins. He was
also the team’s leading rusher on
offense with 707 yards and eight
touchdowns. Connor also caught
six passes and returned kickoffs
for a 19-yard average.
“Connor was asked to play
both ways this season, and he
did a great job on both sides of
the football,” head coach Jason
Tucker said of his team’s MVP.
“He played when he was injured
and did whatever the coaches
needed him to do to help the
team,”
Other first team 8-5A AllDistrict Players were Zeke Kiersey, Juan Esparza, Austin
Bergeron, and Jalin Scott. All
five Owls named to All-District
team are juniors.
“Austin led the team in tackles and was like a quarterback
for the defense. He would make
the calls and adjustments on the
field,” Tucker said of Bergeron,
(l/r) Kirk Buuck and Jayvon Lewis Lewis.
who had 62 tackles on the season
from his linebacker position.
“Zeke was our best offensive
lineman this season. He played
tackle and center. He made line
calls and used his intelligence
and technique to be one of the
best players in the district,”
coach Tucker said of Kiersey.
“Jalin was asked to switch
positions this season from linebacker to defensive line. He also
made first team 10-5A All-District last season as a sophomore
at his linebacker position. This
year he was also named All-State
honorable mention,” Tucker said
of Scott who had 60 tackles, four
fumble recoveries, returning
one for a 55-yard touchdown.
He had 13 tackles for losses in a
season when he was often double-teamed to try and slow him
down. Jalin was also named the
team’s defensive MVP.
“Juan Esparza came into the
season as the backup kicker to
Maynor Ayala. When Ayala was
sidelined with an injury, Juan
came in and did a good job in the
kicking game,” mentioned Tucker. Esparza made a 42-yard field
goal in a big district win against
West Jeff, and he also did a good
job kicking off to help the Owl
defense with field position.
The Owl coaches also gave
out four Captain’s Awards for
leadership, character, and success on the field. Kiersey and
Scott were honored with senior
wide receiver and punt returner
(l/r) Richard Walker and Timmy Alphonso.
(l/r) Zeke Kiersey, Jalin Scott, Andrew Berthelot and Malik Blaise.
Captain Casey’s
Corner
This past weekend St. Bernard Parish lost one of
our truly great citizens with the passing of Judge
Manny Fernandez after a brief illness.
Judge Fernandez loved St. Bernard Parish and
Captain Casey Kieff
dedicated many years of his life in public service to
the Parish — first as a State Representative, next as Assistant Chief of
Staff to Governor Roemer, and the last 12 years as district judge.
The Judge loved fishing and I was fortunate enough to be his fishing
buddy for countless trips. The times we had together I will cherish for
the rest of my life. Please keep his wife, Dorothy, and family in your
prayers.
Farewell my friend.
Andrew Berthelot and junior
wide receiver Malik Blaise.
Senior quarterback Timmy
Alphonso was named the team
Offensive MVP. Alphonso was a
weapon throwing the football as
well as running for yardage and
key first downs to keep the offense on the field.
“Timmy was the leader of
our offense this season. He did
whatever was needed and did
what his coaches asked of him
to lead the offense,” Tucker said
of Alphonso, who was named to
the All-District second team as a
quarterback.
The Coaches Award was given to running back Jayvon Lewis
for his work ethic and attitude as
a member of the football team.
(l/r) Connor Lambert and Jason Tucker.
(lr) Austin Bergeron, Jalin Scott, Zeke Kiersey, Connor Lambert, and Juan Esparza.
Dorsey Ranks 4th
in Nation
By Jim Bickford, Correspondent
Andre Dorsey who set school records in
two jumping events as a senior at Chalmette
High School, which included a state championship in the high jump when he barely missed
clearing 7’, now competes for Kennesaw State
in Georgia. He was a collegiate All-American
last year, setting a school record by clearing
7’2.5” to win the high jump competition.
Dorsey’s winning mark moved him into
the NCAA Division I fourth place ranking for
his performance at the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational Indoor track and field meet held at
Winston-Salem, N.C recently.
After clearing the school-record 7’-2.5”
vertical leap, Dorsey had officials move the bar
up to 7’-3.5”. With the crowd urging Dorsey on
with thunderous clapping on all three of his approaching runs to the bar, he treated the fans to
a trio of great attempts at the second-best USA
college high jump for the early season.
Not only did the outstanding high jump
performance give Dorsey a national ranking,
but also the mark set a school record and he is
only the second athlete at Kennesaw State to
ever clear 7’ or better either indoor or outdoor.
In addition to the elite high jump standing
for the junior Owl jumper, he also ranks 12th
nationally in the triple jump when he hit a season best of 51’-6.5” to claim first place and set
a JDL facility record in the hop-step and jump
event.
With victories in the two jumping events
with high-ranking national marks, Dorsey has
established himself as one of the most outstanding two-event jumpers on the collegiate
level this indoor season.
Last indoor season Dorsey became Kennesaw State’s first All-American athlete as he
finished in the top 14 triple jumpers at the
national championship meet to earn a second
team All-America performance in the triple
jump.
Three weeks ago, Dorsey opened his 2014
indoor season by recording three third place
performances at the UAB Blazer Invitational
meet at the Birmingham, Ala., Metro Cross
Plex.
His best of three jumping events was set
in the long jump as he established a school
record leap of 24’-5.5”. He followed up the record-setting long jump mark by nearly reaching the 7’ mark in the high jump by reaching
6’-10.75” and finished up his full day of jumping with a steady 48’-7.25” triple jump measurement.
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St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame Preps for 19th
Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony
The St. Bernard Sports Hall
of Fame and its corporate sponsor, Gulf Coast Bank, are proud
to announce its 2013 induction
class and award winners.
Internationally renowned
golf pro Brian Manzella will
head the 2013 class. Manzella
has been a golf instructor for
over 28 years and has been recognized by Golf Magazine as one
of the top 100 instructors in the
world. Joining Manzella will be
Butch Stockton, former basketball coach at St. Bernard High
and Chalmette High. Stockton
was named High School Coach
of the Year three times and was
inducted into the LHSAA Top
28 Basketball Tournament Hall
of Fame in 2009.
Jimmy Besson will be honored as the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year. As the founder
and president of Jimmy’s Kids,
Besson has been a leading philanthropist and advocate for the
handicapped in St. Bernard Parish. Longtime philanthropist
and Operation Merry Christmas
founder Chris Roussel will be
recognized as the 2013 Elphage
Callihouette Special Recognition Award winner.
The 2013 Amateur Athletes
of the Year are Sean Beckwith of
Chalmette High and Maci Ousset of Cabrini High. Beckwith
was a letterman in football and
baseball, as well as Academic
All-State in football. Ousset is a
karate blackebelt who won the
women’s world championship
in 2013. She also won a state
championship with the Cabrini
volleyball team in 2011. Nicholas Michael, formerly of Holy
Cross High, will be presented a
Lacys Cue in Full Stroke
The newest place to play
pool in St. Bernard is Lacys
Cue Sports Bar at 701 W. Judge
Perez Dr. in Chalmette. The establishment, which opened its
doors in mid-December and
had its Grand Opening on Jan.
18, has taken the concept of the
old pool hall into the modern
era of the billiards sports bar.
Lacys features a smokefree environment with 33 pool
tables — 17 coin-operated,
seven-foot tables; 16 nine-foot
tournament tables, and a 10foot championship table for the
high-end players.
Owner Frank Haines said
he envisioned lots of tournament play in the establishment
when he made up his mind to
open Lacys Cue.
This Saturday, Feb 15, 2014,
Lacys Cue will hold its 1st Annual Mardi Gras 9-Ball Open
tournament featuring a Race
to 5 on 7-foot tables, double
elimination, alternate break.
Sign up begins at 10 a.m., with
Calcutta starting at 11 a.m.
“I knew this would be an
experiment to open a place like
this in St. Bernard,” Haines
told The Post in an interview
late last year. “It looked to me
like Chalmette was doing a lot
of positive things. It looked like
the Parish was on its way back,
and was ready for a place like
this. There are a lot of good
people here, and I felt like they
would support a place like
this.”
For
more
information
about Saturday’s 9-Ball Open
or anything having to do with
Lacys Cue, call 504-682-6199.
Crystal Award for his outstanding wrestling career. Michael
was recognized by the TimesPicayune as the 2012 high
school wrestler of the year after
amassing a record of 50-0.
The induction and awards
ceremony will be held at the
Fred Sigur Civic Center auditorium on Sat., April 5 at 6:30pm.
Tickets for the induction and
awards ceremony are $400 for
a table of 10 or $40 per person,
including dinner and an open
bar (beer and wine). A cash bar
will be available for other bever-
ages. The guest speaker for the
event will be announced shortly.
Please forward all ticket inquiries to one of the following
Hall of Fame board members:
Roy Cortes, President, at 985246-8354 or Dr. Bryan Frichter, Vice-President, at 504-5542685.
The Hall of Fame may also
be reached on Facebook (St.
Bernard Sports Hall of Fame
group page), Twitter (STB Hall
of Fame @ParishHOF), or at
www.stbhof.com.
Knights of Columbus
Free Throw Winners
Earlier this year the
Knights of Columbus ArchBishop
Rummel
Council
#5747 conducted its annual
Free Throw competition at Cypress Gardens Gym. The First
place winners won a 25 gift
certificate and the runners up
all won 10 gift certificates. The
winners are as follows: Boys,
9- year old division, Seth Doron, Eddie Crespo, and Jacob
Hebert; Boys, 11- year old division, Johnny Sage, Cameron
Vosbein, and Ethan Dupas;
Boys, 13-year old division,
Gary Hebert; Girls, 13-year old
division, Racquelle Bertucci;
14-year old division, Sara Jesusa.
The St. Bernard Parish Post
Nunez Students
Awarded Industry
Certifications
Tournament play is a big part of the action at Lacys Cue.
The St. Bernard Parish Post
Lacys Cue will hold The 1st Annual Mardi Gras 9-Ball Open this Saturday.
Several Nunez students
were awarded an industrybased certification (IBC) from
the prestigious American
Hotel & Lodging’s (AH&LA)
Educational Institute (EI) on
Tues., Feb. 4, 2014.
Hospitality,
Restaurant,
and Tourism (HRT) Program
Manager, Calvin Desdunes,
presented the five business students with the “Certified Guest
Service Professional” (CGSP)
credential. The CGSP prepares
holders for the entire line of
guest service interaction, from
front office, revenue management, food and beverage, and
housekeeping to maintenance,
security, human resources,
and sales. AH&LA calls its EI
“the global leader in hospitality training and hotel management certifications,” offering
training in hotel & lodging best
practices for “the highest stan-
dards of competency” as a professional in the industry.
A December 2013 University of New Orleans (UNO)
Metropolitan report cites,
“About 5.04 million visitors
came to the New Orleans area
in the first half of 2013, marking a 2 percent increase over
the 4.94 million visitors who
came during the same period
in 2012. Spending estimates
were $3.74 billion including
gambling.”
The five students who received their CGSP certificates
and pins were Maxwell Austin,
Kayla Davis, Guyrikka Gabriel,
Tabetha Schloegel, and Judina Tarleton. Their certification was built in to the HRT
program’s Intro to Hospitality
Management class, offered at
Nunez in the Fall 2013 semester.
Photo courtesy of Nunez Community College
(Pictured l-r) Nunez HRT student, Tabetha Schloegel; HRT
Program Manager, Calvin Desdunes; and Nunez ENT student,
Judina Tarleton.
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Escarabajal Completes Student Teaching at CHS
Tenerife native Alejandro Escarabajal
presented gifts for use and display in the
Los Islenos Museum during his “goingaway dinner” hosted by Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society recently at the
Los Islenos Center, 1357 A Bayou Road, St.
Bernard Village. Escarabajal is a native of
the Canary Islands, an autonomous region
of Spain. Colonists from the Canaries, particularly the islands of Tenerife and Gran
Canaria, founded St. Bernard Civil Parish
between 1779 and 1783.
Escarabajal was recently graduated
from the Universidad de La Laguna in
Tenerife with a masters degree in Education, specializing in history and historic
geography. He also is certified in Spain to
teach English as a second language to students. St. Bernard Parish Government and
the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural So-
ciety arranged for Escarabajal to perform
his student teaching abroad at Chalmette
High School in St. Bernard Parish. At the
end of his three-month tenure, Chalmette
High School students became conversant
with the basic history and geography of the
Canaries. Escarabajal also taught English
as a second language to Spanish speaking
students.
“Alejandro made himself indispensible to the faculty and students at Chalmette High School” said William Hyland,
St. Bernard Parish Historian and manager
of Los Islenos Museum Complex. “The
students were particularly enriched by the
opportunity to work with Mr. Escarabajal.”
“It has been an objective of Los Islenos Society to bring the history, culture
and Spanish dialect of the Canaries to the
youth of St. Bernard Parish. What better
way to accomplish that objective than to
have a teacher from the Canary Islands
teaching at Chalmette High School” said
Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne, President of Los
Islenos Society. “The Society thanks Superintendent Doris Voitier and Chalmette
High School Principal Wayne Warner for
making it possible for Alejandro to teach
in the St. Bernard Parish Public School
System.”
The expenses involved in travel,
housing and transportation were borne by
Escarabajal and Los Islenos Society volunteers, so that no public funds were expended to subsidize this cultural exchange.
St. Bernard Parish Government owns
the Los Islenos Museum Complex and
works with the Los Islenos Society to manage, develop and maintain the museum
complex. The organization will continue to
work with Dr. Ulises Martin, Universidad
de La Laguna, to bring Canarian teachers
to St. Bernard Parish in the future.
(l-r) Alejandro Escarabajal; William Hyland, Parish Historian/Manager, Los Islenos Museum
Complex; Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan, Vice President, Los Islenos Society; and Lloyd “Wimpy”
Serigne, President, Los Islenos Society.
MERAUX REFINERY
MONTHY PUBLIC MEETING
Meraux Refinery staff invite nearby residents for a
regular monthly meeting to discuss preliminary
refinery emissions data and other topics of concern
When: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
Where: Valero Administration Building
1615 East Judge Perez Drive – Room 111
Chalmette, LA 70043
Topics for discussion may be submitted to
Justin Stubbe at [email protected]
or by calling 504-271-4141.
Other issues or concerns may also be reported by calling 504-271-4141
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FOLLOWING
SUSPECTS
WERE ARRESTED BY THE
ST. BERNARD PARISH
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
DEPUTIES. ALL SUSPECTS
ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT. THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION IS OBTAINED FROM PUBLIC
RECORDS WHICH HAVE
BEEN PROVIDED TO US
BY THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND PUBLISHED AS
SPACE PERMITS.
-January 27, 2014Gregory Carney, 50; 843 Camp Street,
New Orleans: Theft under $300,
$1,000.00 Bond.
Jovon Harris, 37; 2413 Munster,
Meraux: Domestic Disturbance, No
Bond.
Benny Hernandez, 37; 3513 Tournefort
Street, Chalmette: Signal by Hand/R/
Lamps; Driver Not Licensed;
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;
License Plate, Switched, $950.00
Bond.
John Holmes, 35; 2100 Riverqueen,
Violet: Disturbing the Peace; Theft of
Goods; Possession of Heroin; Fugitive,
No Bond.
Christopher Jeanfreau, 39; 2324 Paris
Road, Chalmette: Fugitive; Bench
Warrant, $2,500.00 Bond.
Harris Jovon, 37; 2413 Munster,
Meraux: Domestic Disturbance, No
Bond.
Sonya Laciura, 41; 2512 Kenneth
Drive, Violet: Bench Warrant, No
Bond.
Tinita Robinson, 35; 321 Chalmette
Avenue, Chalmette: Theft of Goods
over $500, No Bond.
-January 28, 2014Kendrick Isidore, 35; 1128 Flood
Street, New Orleans: Bench Warrant;
Bench Warrant; Bench Warrant,
$25,000.00 Bond.
Tyra Matthews, 39; 3121 Banks, New
Orleans: Bench Warrant; Bench
Warrant, $50,000.00 Bond.
Ramy Osman, 31; 320 Fair Avenue,
Metairie: Speeding; Distribution
with Intent to Distribute Marijuana,
$1,500.00 Bond.
Kenneth Rabalais, 29; 3313 Laplace
Street,
Chalmette:
Attempted
Burglary; Attempted Theft under
$500; Criminal Trespassing; Parole
Violation, No Bond.
Kenneth Rabalais, 29; 3313 Laplace
Street, Chalmette: Possession of
Stolen Property; Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, No Bond.
Nicholas Smiles, 29; 2416 Jamie
Court, Violet: Armed Robbery, No
Bond.
Renate Jaime Smith, 32; 8910 Gervais,
New Orleans: Improper Lane Usage;
No Driver’s License; Switched Plate;
No Liability Insurance; Failure to
Register Vehicle; Fugitive from NOPD
issued 1/21/14, $1,050.00 Bond.
Simple Battery; Disturbing the Peace,
No Bond.
-January 31, 2014Robert Billiott, 62; 401 W. Morales,
Chalmette: Bench Warrant NOPD, No
Bond.
Kelly Carr, 31; 7620 W. Judge Perez
Drive, Apt. C, Arabi: Domestic
Disturbance; Battery/Aggravated, No
Bond.
John Fontenot, 29; 8718 Granite,
Baton Rouge: Probation Violator, No
Bond.
-January 29, 2014Perry Bailey, 31; 2121 Allo Mumphrey,
Violet: Distribution with Intent to
Distribute Marijuana, No Bond.
Taylor Franks, 20; 3000 Campagna,
Chalmette: Theft; Disturbing the
Peace Drunk; Resisting an Officer,
$2,500.00 Bond.
Perry Bailey, 31; 2121 Allo Mumphrey,
Violet: Illegal Possession of Stolen
Things, No Bond.
Chris Leydecker, 49; W. Chalmette
Circle, Apt. 34, Chalmette: Simple
Battery (Domestic), No Bond.
Perry Bailey, 31; 2121 Allo Mumphrey,
Violet: Distribution of Heroin
Prohibited Acts; False Representation;
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No
Bond.
Frankie McGuire, 21; 1734 Schnell,
Arabi: Possession of Marijuana 2nd
Offense, No Bond.
Charles Bermudez, 46; 3500 Bartolo,
Meraux: Criminal Damage to Property
under $500; Reckless Operation
Motor Vehicle, $1,750.00 Bond.
Kenneth Rabalais, 29; 3313 Laplace
Street, Chalmette: Simple Burglary,
No Bond.
Tiffany Smallwood, 28; 3301
Acorn Drive, Violet: Driving while
Intoxicated, $1,500.00 Bond.
Savonda Butler, 23; 3823 Juno,
Chalmette: Theft by Shoplifting over
$500; Fugitive NOPD, No Bond.
Johnny Dominick, 21; 2424 Matthews
Circle, Violet: Speeding; Drivers
License Not on Person; Possession
of Schedule I-Marijuana, $2,250.00
Bond.
Clarence Grose, 43; 2501 Violet Street,
Domestic Disturbance; Aggravated
Assault; Possession of Schedule
I-Marijuana; Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, No Bond.
Eric Larotonda, 35; 21 Woodlake
Boulevard, Kenner: Attempted Theft;
Attempted Theft; Resisting an Officer;
Disturbing the Peace, $3,500.00
Bond.
Jesse Pritchard, 23; 2302 Myrtle
Grove, Lot 32, Meraux: Theft; Theft;
Resisting an Officer; Disturbing the
Peace, $3,500.00 Bond.
Crystal Wheeler, 26; 9113 Gladiator,
Chalmette: Theft of Shoplifting over
$500, No Bond.
Izeah White, 17; 3212 Dauterive,
Chalmette: Cruelty to Juvenile;
Gabriel Nelson, 22; 2008 Walkers
Lane, Meraux: Assault/Aggravated,
$1,500.00 Bond.
-February 1, 2014Ernie Barthelemy, 49; 1690 Kings
Row, Slidell: Fugitive, No Bond.
Dadreaun Britton, 24; 3116 Tara
Drive, Chalmette: Resisting an Officer;
Resisting an Officer; Possession with
Intent Schedule I, No Bond.
Lakeisha Campbell, 29; 5604 4th
Street, Violet: Resisting an Officer;
Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery, No
Bond.
Lydia Campbell, 27; 2804 Stacie,
Violet: Resisting an Officer; Battery/
Police Officer, No Bond.
Amanda Diaz, 25; 3532 Charles,
Chalmette: Driving while Intoxicated,
$1,500.00 Bond.
James Tahright, 23; 9020 Atreus,
Chalmette: Fugitive, No Bond.
Bryan Harrell, 23; 95 N. Philip Court,
Chalmette: Schedule 1 Possession of
Marijuana; Resisting an Officer Force
Violence; Battery of Police Officer with
Injury; Contributing to Delinquency of
a Juvenile; Attempt-Disarming Peace
Officer, No Bond.
Bryan Harrell, 23; 95 N. Philip Court,
Chalmette: Unauthorized Entry
of Inhabited Dwelling; Resisting
an Officer; Battery/Police Officer;
Battery/Police Officer; Fugitive;
Fugitive; Bench Warrant; Bench
Warrant, No Bond.
Kernell Harrell, 24; 1525 Owens
Boulevard, New Orleans: Schedule 1
Possession of Marijuana; Contributing
to Delinquency of a Juvenile, No Bond.
Michael Harrell, 22; 95 N. Phillip
Court, Chalmette: Obstruction of
Justice, No Bond.
Harley Harris, 22; 4728 4th Street,
Marrero: Schedule 1 Possession of
Marijuana; Fugitive, $1,250.00 Bond.
Andrew Martin, 26; 1168 Clydesbank,
Harvey: Fugitive, No Bond.
Sergio Requena-Ruiz, 28; 2321
Riverbend Drive, Violet: Time Served
(Other Specify); 4 Months Suspend all
But 48 Hours, 24 Hours C/T/S.
Kedrick Singleton, 18; 9 S. Phillip
Court, Chalmette: Schedule 1
Possession of Marijuana; Contributing
to Delinquency of a Juvenile, No Bond.
Kenneth Terrell, 22; 21293 Southern
Pines
Boulevard,
Ponchatoula:
Schedule 1 Possession of Marijuana;
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
$1,750.00 Bond.
Earl Thomas, 33; 2017 Colonial
Boulevard, Violet: Resist Arrest by
Flight, $1,500.00 Bond.
-February 2, 2014Baltodano-Zepeda, Denis, 45; 800
W. Genie Street, Chalmette: Theft,
$1,000.00 Bond.
James Leonard, 41; 804 Lyndell
Drive, Chalmette: Bond Surrender;
Bond Surrender; Bond Surrender,
$1,500.00 Bond.
Misty Becker, 31; 828 Lebeau Street,
Arabi: Domestic Disturbance; Simple
Battery (Domestic), No Bond.
Paul Lewis, 48; 3022 S. Piety Road,
New Orleans: Disturbing the Peace
Drunk, $500.00 Bond.
Joshua Cardon, 33; 828 Lebeau Street,
Arabi: Domestic Disturbance; Simple
Battery (Domestic), No Bond.
Julie Raffray, 36; 804 Lyndell Court,
Chalmette: Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia; Drugs-Schedule IV;
Bench Warrant; Bench Warrant, No
Bond.
Breshine Franklin, 25; 1929 Pilate
Lane, St. Bernard: Impeding the Flow
of Traffic; Resisting an Officer; Bench
Warrant; Bench Warrant, $6,100.00
Bond.
Vincent Gonzales, 26; 1928 Andre,
Chalmette: Disturbing the Peace;
Criminal Trespass, $1,000.00 Bond.
Louis Guerra, 22; 2025 Ventura,
Chalmette: Disturbing the Peace
Drunk, $500.00 Bond.
Julius Hatcher, 31; 2907 Guerra,
Violet: Impeding the Flow of Traffic;
Resisting an Officer; Disturbing the
Peace Drunk, $1,600.00 Bond.
Blake Lewis, 29; 63 Cocharan,
Chalmette: Disturbing the Peace;
Simple Battery, $1,000.00 Bond.
Jennifer McKay, 29; 6400 4th Street,
St. Bernard: Disturbing the Peace;
Simple Battery; Resisting an Officer,
$2,000.00 Bond.
Mike Mohammad, 32; 3909 Charles
Drive,
Chalmette:
Domestic/
Disturbance; Fugitive, No Bond.
Baron Navarro, 38, 3109 Fable Drive,
Meraux: Proper Control of Vehicle;
No
Insurance;
Driving-License
Suspended, $1,100.00 Bond.
Wanda Olson, 52; 1928 Andres,
Chalmette: Disturbing the Peace,
$500.00 Bond.
Michael Rogers, 26; 85f12 Reunion
Street, Violet: Criminal Mischief,
$500.00 Bond.
James Reed, 32; 4025 Kings Drive,
Chalmette: Theft of Goods, $1,000.00
Bond.
Michael Sexton, 37; 2300 Creely
Street, Chalmette: Extort-Threat
Injury; Extort-Threat Injury; Resisting
an Officer, No Bond.
Randy Spring, 39; 805 Lyndell
Court, Chalmette: Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia; Drugs-Schedule IV, No
Bond.
-February 4, 2014Knute Christiansen, 50; 1910 Viola
Street, Mandeville: Fugitive, No Bond.
Shanaya Crockett, 21; 3409 Severn
Avenue, Metairie: Bench Warrant;
Bench Warrant; Bench Warrant,
$1,000.00 Bond.
Shanaya Crockett, 21; 3409 Severn
Avenue, Metairie: Bond Surrender;
Bond Surrender; Bond Surrender,
$2,500.00 Bond.
Elisha Hartsuff, 29; 504 Edenborn,
Metairie: Bench Warrant; Bench
Warrant, $5,000.00 Bond.
Kenneth James, 43; 2101 Caluda Lane,
Violet: Driving while Intoxicated;
Proper Control of Vehicle, $1,750.00
Bond.
Devin Morales, 24; 312 E. Celestine,
Apt. F, Chalmette: Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, $500.00 Bond.
Leticia Salas, 41; 15371, El Paso, TX:
Disturbing the Peace; Simple Battery,
$1,000.00 Bond.
Tina Pitre, 38; 108 Anthony Drive,
Slidell: Reckless Operation Vehicle;
Drugs-Schedule III; Expired Driver’s
License; Liability Security Required,
No Bond.
Randy Silers, 57; 6601 Focis Street,
New Orleans: Disturbing the Peace,
$500.00 Bond.
Russell Prats, 26; 1408 Bayou Road,
St. Bernard: Burglary Auto $100 to
$500, No Bond.
Jesus Quintana, 22; 2713 Gallo,
Chalmette: Disturbing the Peace
Drunk; Park-Not in Handicap Space,
$600.00 Bond.
Chad Roig, 35; 1200 Eagle Lake Lot 62,
Slidell: Driving while Intoxicated 1st;
Reckless Operation Vehicle; DrivingLicense Suspended; No Insurance;
Legend Drug; Legend Drug, No Bond.
Lawrence Turner, 22; 6881 Park
Brittany Boulevard, New Orleans:
Disturbing the Peace; Assault/
Aggravated, $2,000.00 Bond.
Kandis Vogel, 24; 2706 Marietta,
Chalmette: Resisting an Officer;
Disturbing the Peace Drunk,
$1,500.00 Bond.
Ashley Wilson, 27; 1015 Government,
Arabi: Domestic Disturbance; Public
Intimidation, No Bond.
-February 3, 2014Kim Alphonso, 24; 549 Mehle
Avenue, Arabi: Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia; Parole Violator, No
Bond.
Joseph Tranchina, 40; 2025 Starling,
St. Bernard: Disturbing the Peace;
Simple Battery; Simple Criminal
Damage under $500, $2,500.00
Bond.
Toni Tritt, 57; 2121 Farmsite Road,
Violet: Bench Warrant; Bench
Warrant; Bench Warrant, $10,000.00
Bond.
James Williams, 26; 14570 Tilbury,
New Orleans; Disturbing the Peace,
$500.00 Bond.
Shedric Williams, 37; 2575 Valentine
Court,
New
Orleans:
Crack
Distribution: No Bond.
Jarvis Cosse, 23; 12721 Highway 15,
Phoenix: Possession of Marijuana 1st
Offense, $1,250.00 Bond.
Robert Wilson, 18; 208 W. Genie
Street, Chalmette: Resisting an Officer;
Fugitive; Fugitive, $1,000.00 Bond.
Derrick Dixon, 42; 2618 Philip Street,
New Orleans: Fugitive; Fugitive,
Wanted from NOPD.
-February 5, 2014Jason Baldon, 33; 997 Gumb Pond
Beall Road, Lumberton: Driver
Not Licensed; Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, $750.00 Bond.
Jasmin Gatlin, 27; 2431 Highland,
Violet:
Domestic
Disturbance;
Simple Battery (Domestic); Assault/
Aggravated; Felony Carrying Illegal
Weapon; Parole Violator, No Bond.
James Leonard, 41; 804 Lyndell Drive,
Chalmette: Bench Warrant; Bench
Warrant; Bench Warrant; Bench
Warrant; Bench Warrant; Fugitive,
$4,500.00 Bond.
Ronald Washington, 22; 3408 E.
Louisiana Drive, Kenner: No Turn
Signals; Driving-License Suspended;
Schedule 1 Possession of Marijuana;
Possession with Intent Schedule II;
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No
Bond.
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The Best Entertainment in Da’Parish
OBITUARIES
Audrey Marie Frank left this life on
Jan. 31, 2014, at the age of 88. Born in
New Orleans, lived in Chalmette for over
45 years and for the past 8 years a resident of Metairie. Loving wife to Ferdinand
“Ferdie” Frank, Jr. for 73 years. Devoted
mother of Kenneth Frank (Suzanne),
Richard Frank (Lisa), David Frank (Dee),
Darryl Frank (Margaret) and Karl Frank.
Sister of Marie Coralee “Mickey” Madary
and the late Leonce “Buddy” Bourgeois,
John Bouorgeois, Evelyn Avetant, Delores
Manint, Louise Chastant and Marie Stella
Rucker. Grandmother of Kristen (Randy),
Kendra (Clayton), Rocky (Melissa), Nick
(Jesse), and Justin. Great grandmother
of Ethan, Natalie, Morgan, Cole and Alexa.
Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Audry was a generous and kind spirit who
never met a stranger. She was the ultimate
hostess and a gifted cook, never happier
than when she was entertaining and cooking for family and friends, making everyone feel comfortable and welcome was her
special talent. In lieu of flowers, donations
preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial
on Tues., Feb. 11, 2014, at Schoen Funeral
Home, 3800 Canal St. New Orleans at 11
a.m. Visitation at the funeral home from 9
a.m. until Mass time. Interment immedi-
ately following at St. Louis #3 Cemetery,
Esplanade Ave. Serenity Funeral Home,
Covington in charge of arrangements 985875-1131.
Audrey Marie Frank
Judge Manuel “Manny” Adam Fernandez passed away on Feb. 8, 2014, at
the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Harrington Fernandez.
Loving father of Gina Fernandez, Jill Willie (Brett) and Amy Ybarzabal (James).
Stepfather of Casey Hutchens (AdriAnna). Son of the late Manuel William
Fernandez and Blanche Perez Fernandez
Molero. Stepson of the late Scott Molero.
Brother of Gerri Valene (Murray) and the
late William Fernandez (Julie). Proud
“Pop Pop” of Nick, Eric, Daniel, Ben
and Madeline Priola; Foster, Simon and
Samuel Willie; Adam, Gabrielle, Kyle and
Camille Ybarzabal; and Emily Hutchens.
Judge Fernandez was a lifelong resident
of St. Bernard Parish. Retired Judge
34th Judicial District Court where he
served as Chief Judge and founder of the
drug court. Judge Fernandez served in
all three branches of state government,
concentrating his efforts in the LA State
Legislature from 1972 through 1987
where he authored significant legislation,
including the Revision of Community
Property Laws and the formation of the
Department of Environmental Quality.
He was proudly recognized as “Man of
the Year” and “Legislator of the Year” in
St. Bernard Parish. He will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband,
father, grandfather and a friend to many,
who loved his community and treasured
his family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to
be held at OUR LADY OF LOURDES
CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2621 Colonial
Blvd, Violet, LA on Tuesday, February
11th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., followed by a
Funeral Mass beginning at 11 a.m. Burial
will be private.
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Sheriff’s New Mobile Emergency Operations
Center Will Allow Parade Goers to Track
Parade Via Department’s Facebook Page
With parade season upcoming, the
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office will
have two firsts: its new Mobile Emergency Operations Center will lead a
Carnival parade and the Irish, Italian, Islenos parade, while a deputy on
board will use the sheriff’s Facebook
page to post live updates of parade locations.
“I look forward to showing our
residents and others on the parade
routes the Mobile Emergency Operations Center, or Command Post, we
acquired last fall through a federal
grant,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “Some
of you may have seen it being driven
through the Parish for use during a
tropical storm last October or at the
Jerry Rathburn 911 Center in Chalmette. It suits our needs well as a command post and will become a fixture
in Parish parades.”
The new center will be the lead
unit in both the ninth anniversary parade of the Knights of Nemesis, starting at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 22, and the
Irish, Italian, Islenos parade at noon
on Sun., April 6,” Sheriff Pohlmann
said
The Operations Center will coordinate the running of the parades as
well as road closings as it moves along
the route, he said.
And, as the Operations Center
rolls along Judge Perez Dr. in both parades, inside the vehicle Capt. Angie
Huff will post live updates on the parades’ location on the Sheriff’s Facebook page. Capt. Bret Bowen will be
driving the Mobile Emergency Operations Center.
It’s the first time such live updates
for the location of the beginning of a
parade have been posted by the Sheriff’s Office. Also look at the sheriff’s
Facebook page for updates on the latest news involving law enforcement in
St. Bernard Parish.
“We hope people, especially children, find it to be fun and helpful to
know when a parade will approach
their location,” Sheriff Pohlmann said.
The Mobile Emergency Operations
Center was acquired through a federal
grant and was delivered in September
2013.
Retired New Orleans Saint fan
favorite Deuce McAllister and current Saint player Will Smith have
been named Celebrity Knights for the
Knights of Nemesis Carnival parade,
organization President Billy Showalter said.
The Irish, Italian, Islenos parade
annually features throws of vegetables
including cabbage, carrots and potatoes to the crowd, celebrating three
cultures of the Parish.
PHOTO BY SBSO
Several deputies stand with the new sheriff ’s mobile command post that will lead
the upcoming Knights of Nemesis Carnival parade on Feb. 22 and the Irish, Italian,
Islenos parade on April 6. Shown are deputies Sgt. Chris Scheeler, Maj. Mark Poche,
Sgt. Stephen Ingargiola, Det. Michael Schiro, Capt. Bret Bowen, who will drive the
vehicle in the parades, Det. Lt. Richard Mendel and Sgt. Mike Ingargiola.
Campbell Takes Over as Chairperson For Metropolitan Human
Services District Dedicated to Helping Families in Crisis
St. Bernard Parish families who are in a crisis of
some sort, perhaps with family members feeling overwhelmed by problems and
don’t know what services are
available, can turn to a state
agency with crisis teams just
a phone call away at 504826-2675.
Perhaps little known, the
Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 2003 and has been
helping St. Bernard Parish
residents. But officials are
reaching out to the community to invite more participation.
Metropolitan offers help
24 hours a day for those in
crisis, with response teams to
make home visits if needed
to provide support in areas
including mental health, substance addiction, and mak-
ing arrangements for respite
care. Callers have access to an
immediate range of services
including phone assessment,
home visits if necessary, and
respite care beds.
You should call Metropolitan at 504-826-2675 if
you know someone in crisis,
such as possibly being suicidal, or feeling overwhelmed,
withdrawn or depressed and
don’t know what to do or how
to get services to help. Specifically it can be someone
having a problem related to
mental illness, developmental disability or alcohol, drug
or gambling addiction. For
non-crisis care and services
call 504-568-3130.
St. Bernard activist Polly Campbell of Meraux has
been on the Metropolitan
board about three years but
has now become the agency’s
first board chairperson who
didn’t live in New Orleans.
The Metropolitan Human
Services District was created
to serve residents of Orleans,
St. Bernard and Plaquemines
parishes.
Campbell said, “I know
St. Bernard families are impacted” by some of the problems the MHSD was created
to help them with. “So many
kids and adults need treatment so they can be functional members of the communi-
ty instead of going to jail or to
a hospital.”
She said her goal is to
create awareness of all the
services being offered so our
community can take full advantage.
PHOTO BY SBSO
(Pictured l-r): Polly Campbell of Meraux, now chairperson of the agency’s board; Sheriff Pohlmann; Kay
Hunter; retired Orleans Criminal Judge Calvin Johnson who is executive director of MHSD; and Genevieve
Durkin.
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Weather
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January 2014 Was Cold And Dry
Barry D. Keim – Louisiana State Climatologist, Louisiana State University
January 2014 will long
be remembered for our two
mixed precipitation events.
In addition, there is a perception out there that this past
January was quite cold. Well,
if you thought that, you’d be
correct, as it was cold.
In fact, at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, January averaged 47°, which was 6° below
normal. This was the coldest
January since 1985. In addition, there were nine days
that had minimum temperatures below freezing, whereby it averages only four days
below freezing in a typical
January.
January 2009 also had
days below freezing, but
aside from that, we need to
go all the way back to January 1985 to beat this, when
they had 10 days below freezing.
Rainfall at the airport totaled 2.72 inches for January, which was 3.15 inches
below normal, hence we had
less than half of the rain than
that expected. Drought is
taking hold in Louisiana, but
I will likely spend some time
of that next week.
So what’s ahead for February? Well, we’re already
more than a week into it, but
the long range forecast from
the Climate Prediction Center shows that St. Bernard is
more likely than not to have
above normal temperatures
and normal precipitation.
But, as usual, I recommend
you ingest this with a grain of
salt. Please contact me with
any questions or complaints
at [email protected]
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