St Bernard Post

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Issue 17 - 2019 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising rates Please Contact Our Office At 504-278-7910 Read our newspaper online at 504-278-7910 ® Drug Court Team Represents Parish at Drug Court Conference Contributed by La Shawn Taylor The St. Bernard Parish Drug Court team recently par- ticipated in a conference in Lake Charles, which was held by the Louisiana Drug and Specialty Courts (LADSC) in Association with the Louisi- ana Supreme Court Drug and Specialty Court Office. A “Drug Court” is a court specifically designated to ad- minister cases referred for judicially supervised drug treatment and rehabilitation within a jurisdiction. The con- ference’s agenda discussed topics that were centered around reducing substance abuse, crime and recidivism; promoting and advocating for the establishment and fund- ing of effective Drug Courts in Louisiana; providing tech- nical assistance and mutual aid to association members; stimulating development of other judicially supervised treatment programs, in cases where appropriate; collecting and providing ways to dis- seminate information related to the purposes of the organi- zation; and performing such other related activities to ac- complish the stated goals and activities. The St. Bernard Parish Drug Court works in coopera- tion with community and gov- ernmental agencies to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to reduce recidivism and to Photo Courtesy of La Shawn Taylor address substance abuse is- sues. For more information regarding The St. Bernard Parish Drug Court Program please contact its office at 504-278-4455. The St. Bernard Parish Drug Court works in cooperation with community and governmental agencies to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to reduce recidivism and to address substance abuse issues. Entrepreneur Fills Ice Cream Parlor Void in St. Bernard Parish From Staff Reports When Baskin-Robbins moved out of St. Bernard last year, it left the parish short on ice cream. Mark Hamil- ton, owner of the Pastry Pan- try Café, decided that situa- tion needed to be remedied. Consequently, Hamilton opened Poppy’s Ice Cream at 1515 East Judge Perez Dr. in Franklin Square in Chal- mette about three weeks ago, and people are reacting posi- tively to the new business. “We had been without an ice cream shop for about six months,” said Hamilton. “So far, we’ve been very, very busy. Our prices are a little better than what was here be- fore.” Poppy’s features Her- shey’s Ice Cream but is not a Hershey’s franchise. “No, we handle everything ourselves. We just serve Hershey’s ice cream,” said Hamilton. “I’m Photo Courtesy of Mark Hamilton The Banana Split is a favorite at Poppy’s. See POPPY’S page 6