Local News from St. Bernard Parish
Local News from St. Bernard Parish
National Historical Society Recognizes and Awards Nunez Professor
Friday, 11 April 2014 10:23

nunez_prof_300Ron Chapman, historian, author, and Nunez Community College professor of history, recently received an award from the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (N.S.U.S.D. 1812).  

N.S.U.S.D. 1812 bestowed on Chapman the Spirit of 1812 award and medallion.

Chapman, author of The Battle of New Orleans: "But for a Piece of Wood", attended the N.S.U.S.D.1812's national convention and banquet in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 4th. There, Chapman addressed what he believes is a key, but often overlooked aspect of the Battle of New Orleans.

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Early Registration at Nunez College for Business Programs
Friday, 11 April 2014 10:10

The Business Department at Nunez Community College will hold early registration for the summer and fall semesters on Monday, April 14th through Wednesday, April 16th, 2014.  

Nunez currently offers technical competency areas (TCA's), Certificates of Applied Science, and Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting, Business Administration, Medical Office Management, along with new AAS degree programs in Entrepreneurship (ENTR) and Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism (HRT) Administration. More information on the new programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor is available at www.ignitenunez.com.

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2014 St. Bernard Parish Rabies and Microchip Drive is set for Saturday, May 3rd 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:14

dog_being_vaccinated_300The 2014 St. Bernard Parish Rabies and Microchip Drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the St. Bernard Parish Animal Services Office located at 5455 East Judge Perez Drive, Violet.  

Dog and cat owners may have their animals vaccinated against rabies and receive a rabies tag and parish tag for $15 per pet and microchips $15 per pet, cash only accepted. The drive will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., no appointment necessary.

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ST. BERNARD PARISH HOME MORTGAGE AUTHORITY announces "Pathway to Homeownership Program"
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:44

PROGRAM ASSISTANCE LIMITS INCREASE

A Soft-Second Mortgage Program, offered to qualified Homebuyers
For the purchase a new or existing home (1 and 2 Unit Dwellings),
Located in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

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Pet of the Week – Sidney
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:39
sidney_300This week's pet is Sidney. Sidney is a beautiful, 3 year old Red Retriever mix. This young man is fully kennel trained, gets along great with other dogs and he would love to live in a home with children. Sidney loves long walks on a the leash and snuggling up to whomever will show him love. This little guy is a great find and would love to be in his new home by Easter.
 
Nunez PTEC Department Hosts Career Fair
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:25

nunez_ptecThe Process Technology (PTEC) Department of Nunez's Industrial Maintenance Program held its annual Career Fair on Thursday, April 3rd in the Physical Activity building on the Nunez Campus.  

Local industry partners including Air Products, Domino Sugar, Entergy, Exxon Mobil, Intralux, Laitram, Motiva Enterprises, Murphy Oil Corporation, Phillips 66 Conoco 76, Shell, and Valero Meraux Refinery participated, offered industry insight to future process technicians. Some companies also offered job placement opportunities and detailed information about their distinct products and company practices. Don Hoffman, Director of Technology Programs, says 74%, or at least seven out of every ten Nunez PTEC students, are placed in jobs with Nunez industry partners.

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Spring Art Show returns to Nunez College
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:24

The 15th Annual Spring Art Show returns to Nunez Community College. The Art Show will open on Thursday, April 24th with a reception in the Music Room from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entries will remain on display until 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 30th.  

Submissions of original drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and other pieces from students and community members are currently being accepted until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th, and all artwork should be brought to either Room 231 or the Arts & Humanities office, both located in the Arts, Sciences and Technology (AST) Building on the Nunez campus.

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St. Bernard Parish Welcomes RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.
Monday, 07 April 2014 10:13
racetrac_300RaceTrac #2350 held a grand opening ceremony on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2713 Paris Road, Chalmette. On hand for the celebration were Parish President David Peralta, Chamber Chairman Fred Sigur and a number of Chamber members, representatives from the Sheriff's Office and the Chalmette High School Band and Cheerleaders. The convenience store/gas station is opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information visit www.racetrac.com or call 504-277-4214. Photos by Lenor Duplessis.
 
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday, 04 April 2014 16:06

auntie anne_300Tony & Carmen Tardo, Owners of Auntie Anne's Pretzels, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8101 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette (located inside the Subway in Wal-Mart). On hand for the ribbon cutting were Parish President David Peralta, Chamber Chairman Fred Sigur and Chamber Executive Director Stephen Reuther.  

Auntie Anne's offers pretzel nuggets and pretzel dogs including cinnamon sugar, spur cream and onion, roasted garlic, almond and butter pretzels. The store is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information visit www.auntieannes.com or call 504-278-1858. Photos by Lenor Duplessis.

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
Friday, 04 April 2014 12:38

Application deadline is April 16, 2014  

St. Bernard Parish is accepting applications for the position of Registrar of Voters now through April 16, 2014. Applicants must be a resident and qualified voter of St. Bernard Parish.

POWERS AND DUTIES OF REGISTRARS

A. Subject to the direction of the secretary of state and as provided by law, the registrar in each parish shall be responsible for the registration of voters in the parish he/she serves and for the administration and enforcement of the laws and the rules and regulations of the secretary of state relating to the registration of such voters. He/She shall participate in the state voter registration computer system established pursuant to R.S. 18:31 and shall provide all necessary assistance to the secretary of state to effectuate the inclusion of his parish in that system.

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