August 28, 2014

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…

5 qualify for DA race; 11 judges, 13 School Board members re-elected without opposition

When qualifying for the Tuesday, Nov. 4, primary elections ended Friday, a multitude of seats on the 22nd Judicial District Court (JDC) bench and the St. Tammany Parish School Board, and some municipal offices, were already decided, with many incumbents and some newcomers elected without opposition, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office….

Landrieu facing tough senate race, Scalise draws challengers

Long time U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) have both drawn opponents in their bids for re-election in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, primary, and pollsters say Landrieu is the one who should be worried….

FedEx opening distribution hub at LA 1077-1085, Chevron expanding

St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister shared some positive economic news with Covington residents and officials at two separate venues recently….

Madisonville loses 300-year-old live oak

It started with a loud “popping” sound late Sunday afternoon, and just 12 hours later a 300-year-old Madisonville landmark that once stood strong and tall on the riverbank was laid out on the ground, literally upended from its roots….

School Board offers $391 million budget

The St. Tammany Parish School Board is considering a $391 million budget for 2014-15, up about $4.5 million over the last school year….

Sports News…

Mandeville Skippers top Shaw in scrimmage, host Demons Friday

The Mandeville Skippers got just the workout they wanted during a football scrimmage against the Archbishop Shaw Eagles at Sid Theriot Stadium last Thursday….

Hannan Lady Hawks to play in volley jamboree

The Archbishop Hannan Lady Hawks began to get some volleyball action under their belts in scrimmages against the Mandeville Lady Skippers and the Slidell Lady Tigers last week….

Covington braces for Curtis in MHS Jamboree

The Covington Lions turned in a good football scrimmage performance against the Brother Martin Crusaders last week and are now getting ready for the John Curtis Patriots in the Mandeville Jamboree….

Lady Titans hope to reach semis

The Lakeshore Lady Titans finished 35-7, won the District 4-II championship with an undefeated record and reached the semifinal round of the Division II state volleyball tournament last year….

People in the News…


Professional women hold scholarship night…

The Professional Women of St. Tammany held Reading, Writing and Rhythm Rendezvous in July at The Lakehouse on the Mandeville lakefront. The joyful evening included dining, dancing and music by The Twilight Band. The proceeds from the event are used for the organization’s scholarship fund.

River, lake benefit draws a crowd…

The Tchefuncte Tri-bute was held at the Castine Center on Aug. 2, when supporters of the Tchefuncte River Foundation and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum turned out for food and fun. This year’s event included a silent auction, food and drink from local restaurants, and featured the band Groovy 7.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Brister updates Mandeville Council on LA 1088-US 190 bypass road
• Board puts local spin on state school choice law
• Several JP, constable seats will be in contention in the Nov. 4 primary
• Our Back Yard: Mr. Covington comes to Covington, Slidell firefighters help out in Oklahoma
• Wolves ready to face Raiders in Christian Brothers’ Jamboree
• Hawks ready to face Rebels in Chalmette jam
• Fontainebleau offense breaks loose in scrimmage against Pearl River last week
• Wolverines face Varnado in jam
 • Titans score often against Wolves
• NNC announces September activities
• Dew Drop Jazz Hall unveils lineup for fall concerts
• JPAS announces upcoming north shore schedule
• Fat Books for Fun returns next month at STAA
• Gardening talk highlights fall and winter vegetable growing
• Newcomers will welcome Pat Brister
• Help kids: Train now to become a reading tutor
• Singers invited to join SLU community choirs


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