August 25, 2016

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…

Goodbee flood meeting is Aug. 29

The Goodbee Civic Association (GCA) will host a meeting on Monday, Aug. 29, to discuss flooding concerns with parish and state officials. It will be held at the St. Tammany Fire District 13 station located at 13053 U.S. 190, near its intersection with Louisiana 1077, beginning at 7 p.m….

Covington recommits to recreation, Keller to head department

Pam Keller describes herself as having been a “ballpark rat” during her youth….

St. Tammany public schools on track for record enrollment

Public school students in St. Tammany Parish returned to school on Aug. 8 for the start of the 2016-17 school year….

Council oks impact fees for new development in Covington

Ending what Coving-ton City Council President Lee Alexius called “years of discussion,” the council voted unanimously on Aug. 16 to establish water and wastewater capacity charges – also called impact fees – to help the city deal with the demands placed on city services by new development….

STPCares established to assist with regional flood recovery

St. Tammany government, community and business leaders came together at a press conference on Aug. 17 to announce creation of STPCares – Community Flood Response, a collective that will pool resources to help those affected by recent flooding to recover faster and stronger than with isolated programs….

Sports News…

Volleyball jamborees set for today

With scrimmages now concluded, it is time for area volleyball jamborees….

LHS shows improvement in scrimmage

Facing East Jefferson in a scrimmage on Aug. 18, the Lakeshore Titans’ young football squad was impressive at times, said coach Craig Jones….

Fontainebleau impressive on the road against Pearl River

Despite having to change opponents and location for a pre-jamboree football scrimmage, Fontainebleau High coach Chris Blocker walked away from the scrimmage impressed….

Pierce wins first match at U.S. Amateur Championship

After becoming the first golfer in LSU history to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship, former St. Paul’s School standout Brandon Pierce won a thrilling first-round match at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on Aug. 18….

People in the News…

 Gala supports St. Anselm…

The Jewel of Madisonville gala to benefit St. Anselm Catholic Church was held July 23 at the Castine Center in Mandeville. There were live and silent auctions, and music performed by Swing 101 Big Band, as well as delicacies from more than 50 area restaurants.

And Then There Were None is big winner at Playmakers Alvin Awards

Playmakers Theater hosted its annual Alvin Awards on Aug. 13, when the murder mystery And Then There Were None all but swept the competition….

Night of gaming fun benefits others….

The seventh annual Cards4Kids fundraiser gala was held on Aug. 13, when party-goers enjoyed blackjack, roulette and craps to benefit Grant’s Gift Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of individuals with special needs. The event also included live music, dancing, food and libations, and live and silent auctions.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Another boil advisory issued in Covington after water main break
• Fundraiser Friday in Mandeville to benefit flood victims
• LA 59 appeal expected to draw crowd to Council
• Abita Springs planning major rehab project of decaying sewer system
• Mandeville residents turn out to meet their new chief of police
• Parish Council District 11 meeting scheduled Aug. 31
• Tired Lions play well against Crusaders
• NCS finds positives against Kentwood
• SSA battles two-time state champs Pope John Paul II
• FHS wins volleyball scrimmage
• LeCompte pleased as Mandeville High defense shuts out Archbishop Shaw
• Sears happy with SPS performance against Curtis
• STRSEA schedules meeting for Sept. 8 at Treen center
• September full of fun at Northlake Nature Center
• Area youth singers invited to NOCC placement hearings
• Audition for 30 by Ninety Theatre singing contest
• Purchase tickets for STAA’s Palette 2 Palate supper
• Boys and Girls Club 3-on-3 tournament set for Sept. 10
• CHS classes of ‘60, ‘61 plan reunion fun for Oct. 7-8
• See classic cars, more at St. John’s KC car show
• Cruise the river, pick up litter at KCB cleanup event
• Dance the night away, help area families at Sept. 2 event
• NAMI St. Tammany hosting 12-week education program
• Gain control of finances, budgeting with course


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