Busy Election Day in St. Bernard

Despite a multitude of potential setbacks—namely, Covid-19 restrictions and the power outages caused by Hurricane Zeta— St. Bernard was able to go through with the 2020 election on Tuesday, November 3. While a good portion of votes came in either through mail-in ballots or early voting, those who wished to wait until Election Day were able to vote on Tuesday.

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Zeta Gives St. Bernard "a Good Punch," Leaving many without Power

With the November 30 end of this historic 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season just over a month away, it appeared that St. Bernard Parish was about to escape with no significant impacts. Many storms, when they first entered the Gulf of Mexico, had southeastern Louisiana in the centers of their projected paths—often, it looked as though St. Bernard was due to endure the worst. Yet, as those storms slowly approached the parish, sometimes waiting until they were just a few hours away from landfall, they all turned off. Places like southwest Louisiana, coastal Mississippi and Alabama were forced to contend with gusting winds and flooding that washed away entire homes while St. Bernard, at most, dealt with some lingering storm surge water in the eastern end of the parish.

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Dan Schneider Outlines Plan to start "A People's Lobby" to fight Addiction at Kiwanis Club Meeting

In February of 2020, Netflix released The Pharmacist, a four-episode documentary that recounted the incredible story of St. Bernard pharmacist Dan Schneider, whose son (Danny Jr.) was murdered while attempting to buy crack cocaine in 1999 in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. When the New Orleans police were unable to handle the case, a grief-stricken Schneider doggedly investigated the murder himself, eventually securing a conviction no one thought possible. From there, he fought against the over prescribing of OxyContin in St. Bernard Parish and surrounding area, and, ultimately, began to challenge big pharmaceutical corporations for their role in the opioid epidemic that has festered in the United States for decades.

Kiwanis Club supports School Book Fairs
Kiwanis Club supports School Book Fairs

Kiwanis Club supports School Book Fairs

The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi presented a check to Joseph Davies Elementary for their annual Book Fair. The $200 was to have the schools purchase books for the neediest so they would have the ability to select and buy a book. Presenting the check is Charlene Abadie, member of the St. Bernard Kiwanis Club. Pictured, from left: Tiffany Glapion (Principal), Charlene Abadie (Kiwanian) and Kristi Nunez (Librarian).

St. Bernard Schools Raise Money for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Laura
St. Bernard Schools Raise Money for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Laura

St. Bernard Schools Raise Money for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Laura

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been incredibly active and devastating. While St. Bernard has been lucky so far this year, with every named storm skirting around the edges of the parish, residents in the southern end of St. Bernard have seen storm surge cause significant flooding even when the storms have made landfall hundreds of miles away. Other communities have not been so lucky. From Texas to Florida, communities along the Gulf of Mexico have been battered by storm after storm with seemingly no end in sight.

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The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Division often visits with local schoolchildren and various youth groups to encourage positive relationships with our deputies.

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