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Plaquemines Parish Arrests 3/25-4/01/2014

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Inge Judd, 37, Buras, Disturbing the peace by drunkiness, possession of drug paraphernalia George Williams, 54, New Orleans, PPSO warrant Gerald Barthelemy, 36, Port Sulphur, Domestic abuse battery Travis Williams, 34, Port Sulphur, 3rd possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

OPEN ACCOUNT Owen Oil Tools LP, et al v Ultra Wireline Services LLC, Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v Frances J Buckman, Cavalry SPV I Save a life,33, find your NEW best friendD/L at PAWS! LLC v Nina K Dawson Vito Cardenal, Gretna, DWI, ROMV, suspended

ADOPT A OLDER Shelter DOG or CAT TODAY! Dennis Delacruz, 51, Empire, PPSO warrant Carroll Sylve, 31, New Orleans, PPSO warrant


Jai Brown, Port Sulphur, Riot, command to dispense

Curtis Bourgeois, 20, Boothville, Disturbing the peace

21ST Mortgage Corporation v Ethan R Whitney, et al

Rafael Edwin, 36, New Orleans, PPSO warrant

Clay Fisher, 20, Buras, Disturbing the peace


Aaron Helmer, 30, Harvey, Gretna warrant

Carl Vaughn, 28, Buras, Aggravated battery, entry/remain after forbidden, simple battery

Republic Finance LLC v the following, in separate actions: Jessica Polk, et al, Stephen Allbritton, et al and Randy L Harvey

Patrick Sarah, 23, Marrero, JPSO warrant (X5)

MONIES DUE Bud’s Boat Rental LLC v Quality Energy Services Inc, Ray Brown, et al v Rhonda Johnson et al, Mudland Funding LLC v Gary Lee

Shawn Tiller, 33, Mosspoint Ms, Probation Hold, JPSO warrant John Black, 38, Belle Chasse, Simple burglary of inhabited dwelling, theft, illegal possession of stolen things over $500, Theft of $500 or more less than $1500

James Olivieri, 24, Braithwaite, Take/possess oversize drum Joshua Anderson, 30, Gretna, Gretna & JPSO warrant

Norwood Lacrosse, 24, Port Sulphur, Theft under $500

Michael Bowers, 44, Belle Chasse, Battery-domestic violence by strangulation

DAMAGES Damien Barker v C F Bean LLC, et al, Kenny Rojas v USAA General Indemnity Company, et al, Bethany N Kelgin v Samantha M Civello, et al

Claudia Navia, 50, Belle Chasse, DWI, ROMV, Hit & Run

Jessica Thomas, 25, Venice, Disturbing the peace


Jose Camarco-Cestanon, 28, Buras, DWI, improper lane usage, driver must be licensed

Raymond Rojas, 53, Port Sulphur, Domestic abuse battery (X2)


Dennis Hoffman, 34, New Orleans, PPSO warrant

Chery Lynn Ancar v Jerry Tim Ancar Jr, Chris Leboeuf v Angela D Leboeuf, Veronica Alexis v Joseph Alexis Jr.

Valeria Manuel, 46, Port Sulphur, Criminal mischief

Marvin Morris, 47, Port Sulphur, DWI, improper lane usage, no D/L, open container Starberie Ancalade, 25, Buras, Simple battery, entry/remain after forbidden

Dubach Man Cited for Turkey Hunting Violations in Union Parish

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BREACH OF CONTRACT Durr Heavy Construction LLC v Ellis Construction Inc, et al

PARTITION Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Wanda Reddick, in re succession of Raybert R Reddick Division agents cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting CUSTODY Michael Scott Mifflin v Krista Justin Laborde, 25, Boothville, Simple battery, entry/remain after and trespassing charges on April 19 in Union Parish. Angelic Lapeyronnie, Geoffery D Box v Pashon B D Box forbidden Agents cited Anthony J. Lewis, 40, of Dubach, for intentional Craig HIll, 58, Harvey, COMV, DWI concealment of wildlife evidence, failing to comply with turkey JUDGEMENT EXECUTORY tagging requirements, hunting turkeys with no basic hunting and Midland Funding LLC v Sherman Williams Christopher Avist, 43, Empire, Domestic abuse battery big licenses and turkey stamp, criminal trespassing and operating SUCCESSION Rolondo Gonzalez, 29, San Juan TX, ROMV, DWI an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on a public road. Karle A Carlone, in re, John Roland Castellano, in re, Barry L Trung Vo Tran, 20, Buras, JPSO warrant Agents received a complaint from an anonymous hunter about Carbo, in re, Louise Buras Cognevich, in re, Robert A Clausen Lewis turkey hunting on private property without permission near Marquita Brown, 30, Harvey, PPSO warrant Sr, in re, Richard Thomas Wharton Jr, in re Dubach. When agents arrived to the location, Lewis was no longer Derrick Bryant, 25, River Ridge, PPSO warrant hunting in the area. Agents then drove to Lewis’ residence and DOMESTIC RELIEF Bret Issac, 30, Marrero, PPSO warrant found him driving down a public road on an ATV. When Lewis saw Gerald Barthelemy v Artavia Tugwell, Jan Marie Detwiler v the agents he turned the opposite direction to avoid detection. William Tilley Jr. Russel Gonzales, 38, Slidell, JPSO warrant Jessie Dauzet, 27, Boothville, Simple battery, entry/remain after forbidden

Jonathan Cruz, 25, Kenner, PPSO warrant Dominique Watkins, 26, New Orleans, PPSO warrant Richie Alexis, 28, Gretna, JPSO & Gretna PD warrant Clarence Neal, 31, Harvey, PPSO warrant Reniel Galvez-Medina, 22, Harvey, PPSO warrant Amy Cone, 26, Buras, Contempt of court Lyndell Williams, 30, Phoenix, Aggravated assault, domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace Brandon Franklin, 19, Belle Chasse, Theft over $1500, JPSO warrant

After a brief pursuit, agents were able to make contact with Lewis CHILD SUPPORT to which he admitted to dumping a harvested turkey from earlier in the day in a field during the pursuit. Agents were able to locate Louisiana Dept of Children and Family Services v the following, in separate actions: Arturo Chapa Jr, Daniel P Alario III and the harvested turkey and issue Lewis his citations. Houston Sawyer Intentional concealment of wildlife evidence brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Failing to comply with PATERNITY turkey tagging requirements and hunting without a big game Louisiana State Dept of Children and Family v Kenneth Scott license each carry up a $100 to $350 fine and up to 90 days in Murray jail. Hunting turkey without a turkey stamp and basic hunting license each bring up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail. Criminal trespassing carries a $100 to $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Operating an ATV on a public road brings up to a $175 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Kagen Van, 21, Buras, Unauthorized use of a moveable, criminal Agents participating in the case are Lt. Scott Watson and Senior conspiracy, flight from an officer Agent David Nelson. Samantha Jones, 27, Belle Chasse, JPSO warrant Kenneth Fanning, 28, Belle Chasse, JPSO warrant Ronald Franklin, 45, Belle Chasse, 14:67 Samuel McGinnis, 23, Port Sulphur, Domestic abuse battery, simple burglary home invasion Shanna Walker, 31, New Orleans, PPSO warrant Deandre Avist, 18, Port Sulphur, Domestic abuse battery George Baniff, 51, Marrero, PPSO warrant Torian Williams, 39, Violet, JPSO warrant (X2) Dennis Vandyke, 23, Belle Chasse, JPSO warrant (X3) o n s u l p s gain dress for e ad Use Sam ins Plus! a g r a B e n i Plaquesm


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I am enjoying all this beautiful spring weather! Sure hope you are also. Did you get a chance to make it to Fort Jackson for the BVFD annual Oil Field Crawfish Boil Off? Sorry to say I didn’t get to make it this year. But I am definitely going next year, that will be their 10th year. I have heard that is going to be a special one! The Boil Off is getting bigger every year with people coming from all over to taste the wonderful crawfish boiling abilities of our local chefs! Our parish now has 3 wonderful festivals each year! Of course, the Orange Festival which is the oldest, The Seafood Festival, and the Boil Off! What a wonderful place to live! There have been lots of honey bees buzzing around the clovers, birds singing, flowers blooming, and yes, lady bugs flying around. Infact, I even have one that lives in the plant at the office. But the one in my office is yellow not red. Still trying to figure that one out. I think they are sweet little bugs and don’t mind having them close around. So, with that being said, I decided to tell you about my Lady Bug Door Hanger. This is a Susan Kelley Design. These are adorable and fun to paint. You can paint the background any color you want. I asked Carlea’ (my granddaughter) to help with these. After sealing and sanding the wood we decided on painting 3 of them and chose different colors for each one. The background colors we chose were Pistachios Mint, Buttermilk, and Whispering Turquoise. She transferred the main design lines for me and painted the lady bugs and flowers. I did the head, feet, highlighting and shading on these. And as luck would have it, again, I did not have all the colors the designer used, so we used what I did have! I like making a project my own by changing up colors and either adding or omitting things in a project. It just makes it more your own style. This is a great project to do alone or to with your daughter or granddaughter. It doesn’t take a lot time to do and if you really want to speed up the drying time of the paint just pull out your trusty blow dryer and you will the drying time in half. Just don’t hold it too close to the project. This is another quick and easy project that is fun to do. And is very colorful! Well, that’s it for this time. So what will your next craft project be? Mine.......I don’t know. But, I know it will be fun!

Belle Chasse Academy recently celebrated their students of the month for April. Students were honored in a ceremony in the Fine Arts Center auditorium where family and friends were in attendance to celebrate them.   Congratulations students and parents!  Pictured are:  row 1 – Hannah Bird, Samah Hunter, Devin Steptoe, Aminah Ongondi, Ethan Eslick, Alexandra Caparuolo, Khalaia Henry, Joey Hevessey, Tristan Jones, Ryleigh Free; row 2 – Isaac Cavins, Emily Coakley, Hope Pulido, Isabela Rivera, Alora Letteer, Casper Royall, Bennett Kao, Raziya Hemphill, Isabelle Cavins; row 3 – Desmond Bowers, Dustin Jordan, Madeliene Moss, Ellie Lovasz, Marian White, Roman Borrego, Homer Miller.  Not pictured:  Mackenzie Montague and Jaden Smith.

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Since live shrimp aren’t around and the only season open in many areas is for undersized white shrimp for bait fishing only, use your plastics with a little market bait (if it will stay on) or grab some grass shrimp or even cocahoes ( I went out last weekend and Bill, my fishing buddy, caught a nice GENERALLY SPEAKING - Both trout and reds are playing harder to get this spring because of 30 inch red with a live cocahoe. Meanwhile, get ready for the return of the trout and the end of the combination of the usual spring winds, colder, almost record temperature lows and the infusion bad winter weather. Beshel’s is still the place to catch your limits on the east bank and they have of tons of dirty fresh water. There appears to be no pattern for success so far this season as winter all your launch needs seven days a week. BESHEL’S. 504-333-4469. has definitely messed things up for this spring. My only trip this year this past weekend produced only one bull red and it bit like a drum and fought like one, only showing its spotted tail within ten Larry Hooper “HOOP” OUR FREEDOM CHARTERS. LOWER INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. Hoop feet of the boat. Fresh shrimp are still several weeks away from being universally available so this says the fishing has been down this spring except for yellowfin. He was a deckhand on a recent is the time to hone your plastics and topwater skills, since market bait seems to disintegrate upon charter with RJ Hunting and Fishing with Mike Jeffcoat. The yellowtail you see on these pages touching a hook. If live bait continues to rise in price, we all need to get better with our artificials was the first for the lucky fisherman shown. Personally, Hoop and his father fished last weekend because many fishermen will be priced out of the market for their usual 50 or more live shrimp or and only caught two specks. So don’t feel bad when your trip doesn’t produce this spring like it coaches, which are priced the same and that’s a damn shame! Some reports say the specks that normally does. Back to the RJ trip. Hoop said the first day of the trip produced one yellowtail and 5 had been inside earlier this month in the mid-parish area have moved to outside waters. Green blackfin, the latter on Anteater jigs and day two a few more blackfin and the big yellowtail. The third water is hard to find inside but it is much more apparent outside. If you want to experiment with day was a bust. Fog and blue water farther out than normal. Always an honest report from Larry. artificials, try some smaller jughead sizes, 1/4 ounce, and vary your plastics. Some baits, like Vu Du, 504-247-8459. come with their own weighted presence. Heavier jigs should be used around structure because VENICE SPORTSMAN’S LODGE AT THE MARINA at least you have a fighting chance of freeing up your rig when it becomes entangled. And tide movement is more pronounced around structure, so you need to keep your setup in the game with CAPTAIN DAN SKERMETTA. 504-481-2320. more weight. Good luck for the rest of the spring. But bigger and more fish are on their way.


MGM MARINA - Leona Squarsich. 504-656-2267. Wind and storms. Sounds like a late ’50’s rock song. But a few hardy souls have had some luck out of MGM Marina in Myrtle Grove. Redfish are biting in Oak Bayou, Bay Round and Bay Laurier. Not many pictures this week but here’s one of Mrs. Zack Mouton with a nice red she caught last Sunday. The dock is always open at MGM and you can bring everyone fishing for just a few dollars each. Bait, supplies and launches are available at the closest launch and supply place to Belle Chasse and you might even run across a movie star or two. It’s the place to be to film in this parish. MGM Marina 504-656-2267. LLOYD LANDRY 504-912-8291. FISHING THE MIDDLE WITH LLOYD. If specks arer what you’re looking for, then now is the time to head down to southern Plaquemines Parish and get in on some great fishing. Reports from both sides of the river have been great for both specks and reds. Eager trout can be found from Bay Adams to Four Bayous Pass. Fish the broken marsh for plenty of reds with spoons and spinner baits around the Lake Washington area and also along Grand Bayou. On the east side of the river, from Quarantine Bay to Stone Island, plenty of trout have been biting on Frelich’s live shrimp and Gulp! under a cork. Remember to pay close attention to the fog this time of the year. Good luck and tight lines. LLOYD LANDRY. OUTCAST FISHING CHARTERS 504-912-8291 CAPTAIN JAY QUIROS OUT OF VENICE ALONG THE PASSES. 504-228-5895. BOBBY DUGAS. BC CHARTERS LTD. Bobby’s fishing bookings start non-stop this Thursday but he didn’t have much good news for anyone this time. He said the guides he knows are struggling for reds with only single figure harvests from experienced fishermen this April. The high, fresh, dirty river water continues to screw things up as does the southeast winds, keeping this water inside. Bobby says he’s going to fish Southwest Pass in early May because the green water is underneath the dirty water and it could be pretty good pickings. He’s had reports of some success in the Lake Hermitage and Port Sulphur areas. But it can’t always be a great spring everywhere in the parish. Beshel’s is doing much better this spring than last year. So, stay the course and soon the nasty 2013-2014 cold weather fishing season will be gone for good. BOBBY DUGAS. 504-912-9724. BC CHARTERS LTD.

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BESHEL’S BOAT LAUNCH - The wind is howling like winter, the water is rising and dirty - and many people are catching lots of reds (keepers) and some specks and green trout. As usual, Robert has a litany of places to go and most of them I hope I spelled right because some of them I am sure aren’t on any map. Oak River, the edge of Baker’s Bay, Little Cabase, Bay Jack, Pointe Fienne, Ponton Bay, Bay Batola and Skippy Lake. I think there are more named places to catch fish 10 miles from Beshel’s than from any other launch in southeast Louisiana but I could be wrong. On the other side, fish Francois Martin, Bouie, Island Bay and areas nearby.

The event will be held to raise money for Hinyup, 57, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. Hinyup, who worked at Chevron Oronite Plant in Belle Chasse for 23 years, has started to lose muscle mass in his upper body, is unable to lift his arms and can no longer drive. He was diagnosed with ALS a little more than a year ago. The funds raised will go toward purchasing a wheelchair lift for the family van. Hinyup and his wife, Joyce, are residents of Terrytown. They have three children, four granddaughters and a grandson on the way. Photo provided by Hinyup family -- Former coworkers from the Chevron Oronite plant in Belle Chasse held a fundraiser for Terrytown resident Dale Hinyup, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. From left: Robert Price, Pam Robertson, Gary Farris, Hinyup, Joey Ourso and Richard Meerman.


Mike and Carlos from St Rose caught bulls like these all day with Outcast Fishing Charters on an Easter fishing trip with Capitain Lloyd Landry

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Ingrid Leverett 26 inch red fish almost 8 pounds from MGM Marina-Leona Squarish

Brothers Mike and Larry from Arkansas had a great day catching big bulls with Outcast Fishing Charters, with Capitain Lloyd Landry IV

Step Outside Day Set for May 10 at Sherburne W.M.A. The 10th Annual “Step Outside Day,” an outdoor education program, will be held on Saturday, May 10 at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on the northern end of the Atchafalaya Basin. “Step Outside Day” is open to all children and adults. Sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this outdoors day targets youths and individuals with special needs to provide an opportunity to engage in safe, hands-on outdoor activities. All activities run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Sherburne WMA headquarters area and the event is free for all participants.

Big specks are on the move. Mr. Read was able to catch this pig while out on a recent trip with Outcast Fishing Charters, & Capt Lloyd Landry IV

This year’s event will include fishing, archery, boating, target and trap shooting, bird watching, ATV and water safety, and many other outdoor activities for the whole family, such as trapping techniques, turkey and duck calling, and information on the Louisiana black bear and alligators. Drinks and food will be provided on site for participants. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers will be allowed on the premises. Directions to Sherburne WMA headquarters: From US Hwy. 190, take the Sherburne (LA 975) exit, and drive south approx. 3 miles; event activities will be on the left, near Big Alabama Bayou. From I-10, take the Whiskey Bay Exit, and drive north approx. 13 miles on LA 975, event activities will be on the right, near Big Alabama Bayou. For more information about the event, call the LDWF Opelousas field office, 337-948-0255 or e-mail

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the shrimp season in the portion of state outside waters extending a distance of three nautical miles, seaward of the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line, from the northwest shore of Caillou Boca at -90 degrees 50 minutes 27 seconds west longitude westward to the eastern shore of the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the channel red buoy line, will reopen to shrimping at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29. This area lies seaward of Terrebonne parish. According to the most recent trawl samples taken by LDWF biologists, small white shrimp which previously occupied these waters since December have reached marketable sizes and the closure is no longer necessary. Because significant numbers of juvenile white shrimp remain in state outside waters seaward a distance of three nautical miles westward from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal, these waters will remain closed until further notice.  Except for these waters, all remaining state outside waters will be open to shrimping. The opening dates for the 2014 spring inshore shrimp season will be considered by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at the May 1, meeting.

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Only in recent years has fruit thinning become a standard practice among commercial growers. Experimental results have shown that thinning not only promotes an increase in fruit size, but it also improves fruit color and quality. Thinning also improves insect and disease control by allowing better pesticide coverage. It takes 293 2-inch peaches to fill a bushel basket, while it only takes 98 3-inch diameters to make a bushel. So with 3-inch peaches the producer is handling approximately 200 fewer peaches per bushel and also receiving premium prices. The stage of maturity at which the fruit is thinned influences both the ultimate fruit size and the time of ripening. It has been shown that the earlier the thinning, the earlier the ripening and the larger the harvested fruit. It is recommended to these peaches according to their ripening sequence, beginning with the earliest-ripening varieties and finishing with the late-maturing varieties.

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Research suggests that the location of fruit on the shoot affects size with fruit toward the end of the shoot (terminal) tending to be larger than that at the base. In some of the early varieties, frost may kill blooms that open first, which makes the next-closet blooms the terminal fruit.For some trees, additional pruning can be used as a cost-effective method to thin out shoots and the overall fruit load per tree. First concentrate on removing the very short shoots (6 to 8 inches or less) that developed in the shade last season and/or will be shaded this season. These shoots often are developed on the underside of scaffolds, which are beneath healthier fruiting shoots. Fruit on weak shoots will be smaller and later maturing. Hangers under scaffold limbs are shaded and will not product optimum quality fruit.With 2-year-old branched limb sections exposed to good light, pruning can be used to shorten them back to a lateral shoots closer to the scaffolds. This will thin the fruit and force new growth closer to the scaffold for next year’s crop. Pole thinning can be used to reduce the time and cost of thinning. The method employs a short piece of garden hose attached to a length of bamboo or light wood. A length of plastic pipe can also be use, since it is light and flexible. Pole thin by striking the limb with the hose about 18 inches from the bottom and shattering the fruit. Care should be taken when using this method to prevent permanent damage to the tree. Of course, most homeowners can hand thin, but hand-thinning is very slow and time consuming.

NURSE NEW PLANTINGS THROUGH FIRST SUMMER Home gardeners who have made major plantings in the landscape, such as trees and shrubs, should be mindful that the first summer of growth is often the most critical to survival for such greenery. Plants which make it through the first six months from spring to the cooler months of fall will usually survive in fine fashion, but extra care must be provided during this critical period. Newly-planted trees and shrubs, as well as some ground covers, do not have root systems developed sufficiently during the first few months after transplanting to vigorously support the upper portion of the plant. One critical moisture stress in the spring or summer could lead to an early demise for such a plant. Begin the spring with a good mulch around all new plantings. Spread six to eight inch cover of pine straw, leaves, bagasse or other organic matter under a new plant. A good mulch reduces soil temperature, prevents sudden changes in soil temperature, and most important, it will conserve moisture in the soil. Mulch will also reduce competition for soil nutrients from weeds. Since Louisiana often experiences some high winds, large trees should be staked in some fashion to keep them upright and to prevent much movement. More trees are lost by winds loosening the trunk of a tree from its roots than by any other manner. Very little fertilizer is needed for a new plant during its first year. If a gardener has provided a good planting bed with good top soil, organic matter and sand, plants should be able to make it for several months on their own. However, a light application of fertilizer in mid-summer should prove beneficial. MUST SELL, like new, HOME IN park. Ready to 4bdr mobile home. Owner FIRST TIME home buy- move in! 985-892-7999. financing available. 985er & single parent pro345-4000. grams. FREE application NEW GOVERNMENT proby phone. 985-542-4236. grams for mobile homes, ARE YOU looking for a with or without land. Time good deal on a manufacMUST SELL! 3bed/2bath is limited. 800-540-0036. tured home? How about a doublewide. Was $58,700, new home for the price of now $44,500. 985-892- LAST YEAR models clear- a used or repo? 985-5427999. ance! 985-892-3373. 5420.

WE’RE AFFORDABLE, FOLKS! LOUISIANA MASTER GARDENER EXTENSION VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS St. St. Bernard Bernard Parish Parish at at Arc Arc Community Community Center Center

June June 33 –– June June 28, 28, 2014 2014 Come join the fun, help your community, and Come join the fun, helpand your community, learn about gardening horticulture in and the learn about gardening and horticulture in the New Orleans area. Louisiana Master Gardeners New Orleans area. Louisiana Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the LSU AgCenter’s are volunteers trained by the LSU AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension Service to provide Cooperative Extensionand Service to provide horticultural education assistance to the horticultural education and assistance to the residents of St. Bernard Parish and its surrounding residents of St. Bernard Parish and its surrounding parishes.


Classes for the 2014 Master Gardener will be held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9:00am to 2014 12:00pm withGardener classes starting on Tuesday, June 3and andThursday’s ending on Classes for the Master will be held on Tuesday’s Saturday, June 2014. with classes starting on Tuesday, June 3 and ending on from 9:00am to28, 12:00pm

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Saturday, June Arc Community Center, 3700 Jean Lafitte Parkway, Classes will be28, taught Chalmette, Classes willLA. be taught at Arc Community Center, 3700 Jean Lafitte Parkway,

Chalmette, LA. The fee for the 2014 class will be $150.00.

The fee for the 2014 class will be $150.00. Class size is limited and your application, commitment letter and payment must be received by Thursday, May 22, 2014 in order to be considered. When your Class size is limited and your application, commitment application has been received, you will be contacted. letter Spacesand arepayment limited. must

be received by Thursday, May 22, 2014 in order to be considered. When your application has been received, you will be contacted. Spaces are limited. Thank You for your interest in the Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program.

Thank You for your interest in the Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer For more registration information call Alan Vaughn @ Program. 504-433-3664 or 504-278-4234.

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SWIM YMCA The Y Swim Lesson Program is a nationally recognized program with a history of success. We are professional, safe, and incorporate character development (honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility) into every swim lesson. While our immediate goal for each level is to teach various swimming skills, our long term goal is to develop a sense of self-worth, an attitude of service to community, and to inspire personal values in each child that participates in our program. When you sign your child up for either the preschool or youth lessons they will be evaluated on the first day of class and placed in a YMCA swim level based on their swimming skills. Half way through the lessons you will receive a mid session report telling you how your child is doing in their specific level. After the last lesson is complete your child will receive a progress report which will determine if they progressed to the next level. The following descriptions are the different levels where your child could be placed based upon ability.

Preschool Lessons – Ages 3-5 years

Youth Lessons -Ages 6-12 years old POLLIWOG


In Polliwog, children will become acquainted Pikes work towards becoming comfortable with the pool and comfortable in the water. in the water while learning how to be safe Skills will include submerging while blowing bubbles, front and back floats, flutter kicking on around water. their front, back, and side, as well as paddling. EEL GUPPY Eels will begin to work on basic stroke development, including the front, back and side In Guppy, children will continue to build endurance strokes which will aid with overall endurance. while working on basic stroke components for front crawl (with rhythmic breathing), back RAY crawl, and sidestroke as well as receiving Rays will work on front and back paddle, breast an introduction to elementary backstroke, stroke and rhythmic breathing. Elementary breaststroke, diving, and reinforcement of basic safety practices. backstroke will be introduced at this level. Chi Bo classes at the Belle Chasse YMCA are for ages seven through adults. Classes are held on: Monday – 6:00pm & 7:00pm Wednesday – 6:00pm & 7:00pm Saturday – 9:00am &10:00am

MINNOW In Minnow, children work on refinement of strokes with proper breathing techniques and building endurance.

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WE’RE MORE THAN A GYM. WE’RE A CAUSE. FROM SUMMER CAMP TO SWIM LESSONS TO PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS, THE Y IS COMMITTED TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY. Parent / Child Lessons Baby Shrimp Lessons (6 months-18 months) The Shrimp Level is designed to get both the parent and the child comfortable in the water. The child will become comfortable moving in the water while the parent learns how to teach their child to be safe in and around the water. They will work on blowing bubbles and kicking. These fun classes teach through music and games while the parent guides the child through basic aquatic skills. Toddler Perch Lessons (19 months – 36 months) Perch level builds on what a child learned in the previous Shrimp level. In this level the children will work on floating, changing body positions, and moving through the water on their front and back with an IFD by themselves.

Rachel Rodi YMCA locations in Plaquemines Parish: Belle Chasse YMCA 504-392-9622 Port Sulphur Community Center 504-564-0911 Buras Community Center 504-564-0591 Davant Community Center 504-279-5720 The YMCA’s primary areas of focus are Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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HI! my name’s Luna, I’m a sweet 2 year old girl who is heartworm positive. My friends here at PAWS are taking good care of me through my treatment though! I still act like a puppy and get to run with my friends from time to time. This is as big as I’m going to get! I like to greet you with kisses and hugs so don’t be surprised if I jump on you! They are working with me on that though. I’m a great learner and I’m willing to learn anything if you have the time to teach me! I would do best in an active lifestyle! I love everyone I meet. If you want to come meet me please come by PAWS today! I’ll be waiting patiently, well as patiently as i can to meet you, because I just can’t wait! See you soon!

Hi I’m Star! I’m 3 years old and full of energy! I love to play but I’m also sweet and loving! I love to play with my toys and sometimes I’ll even fetch! Water is my favorite to play in! I also enjoy going on long walks! I would do best in a house where I’m the only animal, I can be dominate at times! I’m potty and kennel trained as well as up to date on my shots, spayed and microchipped! If you think I could be the right match for you please come by PAWS today to meet me! I know I can’t wait to meet you!

REBUILDING - RECYCLING- THERE IS HOPE! Rule Changes to the Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program Based on feedback from the seafood industry, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has adopted program rule changes to their Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program (LWSCP). The Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program (LWSCP) is a voluntary program for Louisiana wild seafood that was passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2010 and was developed with the intention of establishing a more professional seafood industry with better handling practices and higher quality products. The rule changes were adopted on April 20th of the 2014 LWSCP permit year and include additional program requirements that increase consumer confidence by ensuring that only wild-caught Louisiana seafood utilizes the LWSCP logo. The changes are as follows:

May 01, May 14, 2014

Product Registration and Supply Chain Verification Product registration allows LDWF to better enforce and certify the use of the LWSCP logo as it is used in the marketplace. All seafood or seafood products packaged for retail sale are now required to be registered with LDWF before utilizing the LWSCP logo. Products produced, packaged, and sold exclusively at the location for retail sale are exempt from these registration requirements. The brand owner is responsible for obtaining a product registration, which is valid for 1 year and expires 12 months from the issue date. Product registration requires the following information: brand name, brand owner, processor/packer, species contained in the product, photo or image of package containing brand and name, and three months of invoices showing LWSCP certified seafood purchased specific to the product. Invoices may be submitted by the packager if the brand owner does not directly purchase seafood used in the product. Application Requirements for Retailers and Restaurants

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APRIL TRIP GIVES NEW MEANING TO TERM “STORM CHASER” by Tony Onellion I was headed to central Tennessee Monday for a funeral. The weather was going to be an issue, I knew, but the event was too important to worry about an occasional severe thunderstorm. In a younger day, I was a storm chaser of sorts. Having been fascinated by what my older granddaughter called a “tomato” when she saw a funnel cloud years ago, I had been an avid fan of twisters since “The Wizard of Oz.”

General Marketing use of LWSCP Logo LDWF now requires additional verbiage be used when using the LWSCP Logo for general marketing purposes. Examples of general marketing are: promotional materials, print and television advertising, banners, and digital mediums that promote LWSCP products or participation. The approved statements to be used with LW S C P L o g o f o r g e n e r a l marketing are “ask us about our certified products,” or “ask us about our certified menu items.” Additional statements may be granted approval by LDWF on a case by case basis upon written request. Contact Fisheries Oversight for more information on how to submit a request to use an LWSCP general marketing statement (


Most people haven’t experienced one and that’s a good thing, because these T-Rex’s of nature can kill you in so many ways we don’t even want to comprehend: blunt force trauma, crushing, asphyxiation. You rarely can outrun them and getting under an interstate overpass makes it even worse because the suction increases. It was this scenario I imagined on Monday. Local Alabama radio (The Blaze) headquartered in Birmingham and Huntsville, provided the most comprehensive LOCAL severe storm coverage I have heard since listening to broadcaster Gary England in Oklahoma City more than 30 years ago. Gary, the featured t.v. meteorologist in the movie “Twister” used to say things like “Mrs. Jones west of El Reno….if you can move your petunias to the other side of your house, the little twister won’t bother them.” Anyway, The Blaze was blazing away with a nonstop liturgy of warnings for little towns and crossroads in the Northeast Mississippi/Northwest Alabama areas, with reports about a twister that killed two people in the “Billy Bob Trailer Park “ in Limestone County and warnings to people in a dozen communities in five or six counties. I was listening, thinking thatLimestone County was ‘waaay to the west, around Muscle Shoals and Florence, meaning the storm was at least an hour away from posing any threat to me. As I crossed the Tennessee River along I-65 at Decatur, I was approaching the Tennessee state line with Huntsville to my right and a little town called Athens just to my northwest about two miles away and just off highway 72 and the interstate. I received a call from a good friend of mine, a retired publisher in Tuscaloosa whom I had lunch with just a couple of hours earlier. He told me I was heading straight into the weather.

I saw a gunpowder gray sky right over Athens and a serious bolt of lightning. I slowed down to contemplate my next move when I noticed about five 18-wheelers pulled off the highway to my right. One of them frantically motioned for me to pull over. I asked him what was up and he said the leading edge of the front was RIGHT THERE. I said ‘the radio reported an F-4 tornado approaching Athens in Limestone County…so I have time, right? The trucker told me, “sir, you ARE in Limestone County and that town right over there is Athens.” I How do you register a product or submit an application? decided to U-turn. However, the storm switched roles with me and as I headed south back Brand owners wishing to register a product or retailers and restaurants needing to apply or renew their LWSCP permit must visit to create user accounts. If you towards Birmingham, the storm decided to cut off any westward movement back home. LDWF now requires supply chain verification for all retail/restaurants selling and/or serving unpacked seafood, prepared or un-prepared. For the initial applications, each retail/restaurant wanting to participate in LWSCP must provide three months of invoices showing LWSCP certified product purchases. Applications up for annual renewal will require invoices for six months out of the last 12 months showing purchases of LWSCP certified seafood.

are a current LWSCP participant, you should have received a letter containing your unlocking key I received another call from another retired publisher friend of mine (I need to retire!) who and instructions on how to link your existing application to your user account. If you have not told me they had just had more than 5 inches of rain in three hours and a nearby community received this, please contact Fisheries Oversight ( (Louisville, Mississippi) had been hit with a twister which killed two residents and caused

considerable damage and flooding. Radio reports said the debris field was taking pieces of houses, cars, trees and other things more than 35,000 into the air. One heavy door snatched in Louisville plunged to Earth in Starkville on the Mississippi State campus - about 25 miles away. He also told me a tornado was headed east towards Meridian, Mississippi, making it dicey to take I-20 west out of Birmingham towards Tuscaloosa and ultimately Meridian.

Invoice Rules and Exceptions

Pricing information is not required and may be redacted if desired. Images of invoices will be kept for verification purposes only and will be considered confidential. Data from the invoices will not be entered into any database or other electronic format. Companies participating in a LDWF approved electronic traceability program and who allow LDWF access for verification purposes shall be exempt from all invoice submission requirements. I was going to stay the night in Birmingham but decided against it as reports of a tornado The full program changes document can be found in the April edition of the Louisiana Register (R.S. touchdown in Tuscaloosa County came on the air and I made my way towards Montgomery. 56:578. 15) starting on page 804: Since I was so far from my destination, I decided to return home, arriving just before midnight For questions concerning this program or the rule change process please contact the LDWF Fisheries and having driven 841 miles and more than 11 hours. Tuesday morning I heard reports of Oversight division at or toll-free at 855-262-1764. You can also a tornado killing two people in Kimberly, just a few miles north of Birmingham just off I-65. Another tornado killed a college student in south Tuscaloosa and another tornado passed submit questions by mail to P.O.Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000.

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just north of my Tuscaloosa friend’s house in Northport and probably was the same tornado that hit Kimberly early Tuesday morning. The same reports mentioned that more super cells could be forming in Tennessee on Tuesday, just west of I-65 between Nashville and Huntsville. In the early afternoon. Centered near Columbia, Tennessee. The funeral was in Columbia, Tennessee. Scheduled to be over just before noon. Making the departure from this city 40 miles south of Nashville and 50 miles north of Decatur/Huntsville about the time of the formation of more bad weather. I really don’t like funerals but this one was important. But not as important as missing my own, which might have happened if it weren’t for The Blaze and a couple of retired publisher buddies of mine. We were going to press Tuesday when those possible cells might have formed and so I can only pray that my friends in Columbia dodged a bullet. Another active publisher friend’s hometown was hit by another tornado which killed two people in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Be aware….and careful…out there. It’s prime tornado season in the South. -0-

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