February 26, 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…


Study looking at old Covington firehouse

The city of Covington is moving forward with a feasibility study to determine the possibilities for restoring the old Covington fire station, which sits vacant and in disrepair on North Theard Street….

Mandeville panel okays restaurant, bars for Rest Awhile

By a 4-3 vote Monday night, the Mandeville Planning and Zoning Commission granted developer Barrett McGuire permits for a restaurant and two bars to be located on Old Mandeville’s historic Rest Awhile property….

Folsom audit improves, board will address ‘lingering’ issues March 9

The village of Folsom has been cited with only three findings of deficiencies in its most recent state-mandated audit, down from 15 in the preceding year, according to a report released on Monday. The information made available through the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office also noted that the few reported problems lingered from the 2012-2013 audit….

Dove Park Road property owners sue parish over drainage issues

The owners of two tracts on Dove Park Road, who have publicly questioned how a project to widen Dove Park Road will affect drainage on their properties, have filed a lawsuit against St. Tammany Parish government requesting a court order to stop the road improvements….

COAST adopts code of conduct

Just six months on the job and the new executive director for Council on Aging St. Tammany (COAST) continues to make improvements in the quasi-public agency that owns and operates a Senior Center in Slidell and oversees six other centers for seniors throughout St. Tammany Parish….

Sports News…



Fontainebleau’s Eisenhardt wins state wrestling title

Four local wrestlers advanced to their weight-class finals at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships held in Kenner on Feb. 20-21….

Doves top Dominican to advance

Samantha Vercher scored twice and the St. Scholastica girls’ soccer team avenged its only loss of the season, beating Dominican 4-0 in the Division I state semifinals on Feb. 20 at Pan Am Stadium in New Orleans….

NCS boys beat U-High in Division III semifinals

The Northlake Christian boys’ soccer team advanced to the Division III state championship game by defeating University High in a penalty-kick shootout on Feb. 21….

Local hoops teams make playoffs

Three local boys’ basketball teams qualified for the state playoffs as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released its brackets Feb. 23….

MHS’ Jones, SSA’s Feringa shine at state indoor meet

Mandeville’s Chelsey Jones won the 800-meter run and St. Scholastica’s Ellen Feringa won the 3,200-meter run at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Indoor Track Championships on Feb. 21….

People in the News…


Eve celebrates amusement park fun

Members of the Krewe of Eve and their guests enjoyed Eve’s 29th year by celebrating Theme Park Adventures, while also paying homage to their monarchs, Queen Eve XXIX, Stephanie Leimkuhler, and King Adam XXIX, Joseph M. Leimkuhler, at the krewe’s gala dinner dance on Jan. 31 at the Castine Center in Mandeville….

Krewe of Tchefuncte gets a ‘reality check’ at ball, boat parade

The Krewe of Tchefuncte held its annual tableau on Jan. 31 in the Wesemen Center at St. Anselm Catholic Church, where members and guests celebrated “The Krewe of Tchefuncte Gets a Reality Check” theme….

Mardi Gras 2015…It’s a wrap!

The carnival season in western St. Tammany Parish included 11 parades, each with its own brand of fun and frivolity, ranging from a traditional walk through the historic St. John District of downtown Covington to the Krewe of Tchefuncte’s boat parade in Madisonville. A full-color photo sampling of the fun that was had this Mardi Gras can be seen on page 10-A of this week’s print edition of The St. Tammany Farmer.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• DOTD open house on LA 59 roundabouts set for March 12
• Jindal appoints Joe Jaeger to GNOEC
•Madisonville waste treatment plant seeks permit from LDEQ for sludge removal
• LA 433 at Bonfuca bridge closed
• Abita sues Corps for denying public hearing on Helis drilling project
• School board earns financial reporting awards
• Madisonville approves Friends parking, demolition of condemned properties
• Slidell council postpones demolition of Cousin St. commercial building
• Air samples at Primate Center negative for foreign bacteria
• Our Back Yard: Volunteers are restoring neglected cemetery
• SPS soccer tops MHS, returns to final
• Hannan boys take top seed in 8-2A
• Mandeville boys upset St. Paul’s
• Lady Skippers lose to Broadmoor, 44-39
• MHS’ girls’ soccer eliminated by Mt. Carmel, 4-1
• Mandeville baseball wins, 2-0
• Lady Lions’ basketball tops FHS, loses to Destrehan
• KCB holding tree discussion
• Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at libraries
• STPH offering free cancer screenings this Saturday
• Dew Drop Jazz Hall announces spring lineup
• Newcomers welcoming Poppy Tooker March 13
• Lenten prayer session will be held March 2 at MQP
• COAST caregiver support event is tomorrow, Feb. 27
• Deadline approaches for Madisonville Art Show
• Actors sought for female Odd Couple at Playmakers
• Pilgrim Rest hosting revival



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