St Bernard Post

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Issue 16 - 2019 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising rates Please Contact Our Office At 504-278-7910 Read our newspaper online at www.thestbparishpost.com Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a Blood Cancer? CALL 504-279-5177 OR 504-832-9898 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) • Aplastic Anemia (AA) • Multiple Myeloma (MM) • Leukemia • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) • Childhood Leukemia Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner, Jr 504-279-5177 • 2203 Pakenham Drive, Chalmette www.mylawyerjohn.com You may have been exposed to BENZENE by products as GASOLINE Mechanic • Plumber • Refinery Worker • Chemical Plant • Other Occupations Williams Law Office, LLC 504-832-9898 3343 Metairie Road, Suite 6, Metairie, LA 504-278-7910 ® Nunez Baseball Hosts Signing Ceremony for Graduating Players Contributed by Louis Lehr The Nunez Community College baseball program made history again recently when it celebrated its first two student athletes ever to sign National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Base- ball. Battery mates Dominic Curole and Austin Fontenot each signed agreements that will allow them to continue their college baseball careers together at Division II Salem University in West Virginia for 2020 and 2021. Athletic Director Becky Maillet hosted the sign- ing ceremony at the Kane Technology Building on the Nunez campus. Head Coach Glenn Powell and a majority of their teammates stood by their sides in a show of sup- port at the milestone event that was also attended by the players’ parents, families, and friends, as well as several Nunez staff. Curole, a pitcher and cen- terfielder who has also seen duty behind the plate, is one Photo Courtesy of Nunez Community College Dominic Curole and Austin Fontenot sign Letters of Intent. See NUNEZ page 6 Dream Boxer Britney Ruiz Had Changed Her Life for the Better By Mike Strom, Correspondent Britney “The Bruizer’’ Ruiz is living her dream as a female boxer, both literally and figuratively. It was six years ago that Ruiz had an epiphany of sorts delivered in the form of one of those unusual dreams that people sometimes have, the kind that leave a person scratching their head in won- derment. Not Ruiz. This former three-sport athlete at Chalmette High School had been a student on a women’s track and field scholarship at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette strug- gling to make ends meet after leaving school to strike out into the business world. When it happened . . . “This is a true story,” Ruiz See RUIZ page 4 Photo Courtesy of Britney Ruiz St. Bernard boxer Britney Ruiz (center) is the daughter of Debbie Ruiz (left) and Cecil Ruiz (right).

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