January 22, 2015

Here is a sample of the photos and articles appearing in this week’s St. Tammany Farmer. For the full edition, including local news, sports and events, purchase a copy at one of our retail locations, or start a subscription and receive The Farmer weekly by mail.

Front Page…

SSA impasse continues with denial of parking lot request

It was good news, and bad news, for St. Scholastica Academy at the Jan. 13 meeting of the Covington Historic District Commission (CHDC), when the school was given the go-ahead to tear down Jahncke Hall, a former home turned classroom, located on the triangle of land formed by South Jahncke Avenue, Rutland Street and East 21st Avenue, but denied permission to build a parking lot on the site….

Parish junior livestock show opens Friday

The junior livestock show season kicks off this week, with the opening of the St. Tammany Junior Livestock Show and Sale this Friday, Jan. 23, at the Parish Fairgrounds Arena in Covington and continuing on Saturday, Jan. 24….

2015 is going to be busy election year

2015 is going to be a busy election year in St. Tammany Parish….

New plan for Rest Awhile draws criticisms

Barrett McGuire’s proposal to turn what is arguably Mandeville’s most historically significant property into a commercial development would take the lakefront community in a direction it has never before traveled, according to about a dozen residents who attended a Jan. 13 work session of the Mandeville Planning and Zoning Commission to oppose McGuire’s plan to convert the circa 1850s Rest Awhile property into a restaurant and bar….

Sports News…

Doves’ soccer team storms back to beat Lady Skippers, 6-2

Things started off fast for the Mandeville girls’ soccer team on Jan. 13, but in the end, the St. Scholastica Doves did what they always do – win….

Big comeback lifts FHS girls by Covington, 45-42

Things looked bleak for the Fontainebleau girls’ basketball team against Covington on Jan. 16….

Blocker named new FHS head FB coach

Mike Materne has resigned as the head coach of the Fontainebleau Bulldogs and assistant coach and defensive coordinator Chris Blocker has been named as his permanent replacement….

Wolves beat Skippers, 3-1

St. Paul’s got two goals from Eric Guin and another by Joe Tanner as the Wolves’ soccer team held off Mandeville 3-1 on Jan. 13….

MHS tops Hammond in basketball

Hunter Dugas and Ethan Turner scored 12 points apiece as Mandeville took a 65-32 win over Hammond on Jan. 16….

People in the News…

Local philanthropists recognized…

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Northshore Chapter, recognized National Philanthropy Day in November by honoring four local companies for their philanthropic efforts at a reception at Prime by C3. Mugshots Grill and Bar and Stone Creek Club and Spa each received the New Generation Community Philanthropists award, while Franco’s Health Club and Spa and Mele Printing were named Legacy Community Philanthropists. Reception attendees enjoyed a short program, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Petroleum Wives gather for Christmas fellowship…

The Petroleum Wives Club held its annual Christmas luncheon at Beau Chene Country Club on Dec. 5. In addition to fun and fellowship, the women discussed which charities they would donate to during the holiday season. The club president is Jane Neubauer, first vice president is Carolyn Scholar and second vice president is Nan Richerson.

P.I.G. presents checks at luncheon…

The P.I.G. Invitational Charity hosted a luncheon on Dec. 5 when board members presented checks to representatives of four area organizations, including the local Boy Scouts of America district, Children’s Advocacy Center/Hope House, The Samaritan Center and Upward Community Services. The P.I.G. hosts an annual fall golf tournament to raise funds to aid local St. Tammany Parish organizations that care for needy children and seniors. For more information, visit www.pigcharity.org.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• School Board takes oath of office
• Sanford is new curriculum administrator
• Mandeville crime rate dips slightly
• Staff changes made in DA’s office
• Unclaimed property event this Saturday at Lakeside
• Parish Planning Commission supports subdivision plans at Jan. 13 meeting
• Legislative forum set for Jan. 26
• Mayor appoints Folsom officials, village carnival plans announced
• Covington police chief warns about scams
• Slidell leases site of state OMV office, hears Boogaloo proposal
• Hannan boys defeat Pine, Northlake
• Three score in double figures as SSA wins, 50-33
• Cyprian’s 27 leads Lions  to rout of Fontainebleau
• Hannan girls split district contests
• SPS edges Mandeville in overtime
• FHS boys beat Lions, tie Panthers
• NCS girls take district title with victory
• FBC’s Jennings wins third state cross country honor
• Mandeville wrestling wins dual; SPS fifth at La. Classic
• President’s Arts Awards event includes new features 
• Support Safe Harbor at Real Men gala Jan. 25 in Slidell
• Magnificat welcomes Kara Klein
• Krewe of Tchefuncte announces 2015 royal court, theme
• Sponsors, vendor participants sought for STHS’s Woofstock 
• Join the initiative to read 1,000 books to pre-schoolers
• Get informed about college admission process Jan. 29
• Poker tournament returns to maritime museum Feb. 7
• Lions Club seeks parade participants for Fat Tuesday


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