October 23, 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…

Trainor far in the lead in campaign war chest

As the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election day nears, Brian Trainor, of Lacombe, holds an overwhelming lead in campaign financing over his three opponents in the race to see who will succeed Walter Reed as the district attorney (DA) for the 22nd Judicial District….

Covington to discuss rental rules

A plan by the city of Covington  to compile a registry of rental properties throughout the city has been put on hold to allow landlords and property managers an opportunity to offer input on the idea….

Friends hoping for favorable zoning ruling

As the saying goes, it’s not getting knocked down that matters, but whether you choose to get up, dust yourself off and try again….

Comments being accepted on Helis permit

The public has until Friday, Nov. 14, to comment on Helis Oil & Gas Company’s revised application for a wetlands permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and water quality certification by the Louisiana Department for Environmental Quality (LDEQ). Both permits are necessary for the company to move forward with its controversial plan to drill an exploratory well on undeveloped land off Louisiana 1088 near Mandeville….

The Farmer turns 141 years old, with an eye on our past and future

With this issue The St. Tammany Farmer turns 141 years old. Independently and locally owned since our founding in 1874, we have always focused on bringing our readers the news and events of St. Tammany Parish….

Sports News…

Running backs shine as Covington tops Fontainebleau, 27-21

It took every bit of effort they had but the Covington Lions staved off Fontainebleau on Friday night….

Hannan struggles again, falls to Springfield, 41-6

Archbishop Hannan continues to struggle in District 8-2A, falling last Friday night to Springfield in a big way, 41-6….

SSA, Mandeville among volleyball winners

Local teams fared well last week in high school volleyball action as the season works its way to conclusion….

Wolves rebound, rout Northshore, 55-14

Quarterback Kenny Sears III and running back Brandon Eberts led the way last Friday as St. Paul’s rebounded from a tough loss to beat Northshore 55-14….

People in the News…

 Pelican Park celebrates silver anniversary…

Pelican Park saw a weekend full of fun and festivity on Sept. 20 and 21, when a plethora of activities were planned to celebrate the park’s 25th anniversary. Activities included the Pelican Family Festival, the planting of 25 pine trees, skateboard and batting showcases, a mutt strut and a disc golf tournament. There was also an awards ceremony and reception honoring the many volunteers who have made a difference at the park since it opened in 1989.

Combined efforts focus on clean city, lake…

Keep Mandeville Beautiful (KMB), the city of Mandeville and the Mandeville Public Works’ Environmental Interpretive Program all teamed up on Sept. 20 to host a city-wide cleanup and the Watershed Festival, each designed to raise awareness and help in efforts to keep the city and Lake Pontchartrain clean. The cleanup effort included more than 400 volunteers picking up litter around the city, and the Watershed Festival catered to dozens of children who used hands-on activities to learn about the lake, local wildlife and birds, butterfly gardening and more.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Covington opts to buy into Sheriff’s Office parishwide radio system
• Early voting under way, ends Oct. 28
• Lentz conducts annual CPD inspection, reviews departmental changes and accomplishments
• Slidell getting ‘pop-up’ dog park
• Folsom public works head retires
• Coroner says he is monitoring Ebola threat
• Dantzler leads St. Thomas over Black, Northlake Christian
• Skippers keep winning, breeze past Hammond
• FG gives LHS 45-42 victory over Riverdale
• Mark your calendar for Three Rivers Art Fest
• Vendors sought for Christmas Past fest Dec. 13
• Trunk or Treat returns to CPC
• Men Who Cook compete to be Top Chef
• Plan to attend Deo Gratias at the Abbey Nov. 1
• Shop early for holidays at FUMC market  this Saturday
• CEHS students stage Eurydice Friday, Saturday
• Halloween fun at Covington Trailhead
• Support food bank at Pallets with Purpose
• FOSL hosting used book sale Oct. 24 and 25
• Fun, games and treats at Waldheim UMC on Oct. 26


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