St Bernard Post

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Issue 18 - 2019 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising rates Please Contact Our Office At 504-278-7910 Read our newspaper online at 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 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 ® Public Service Commissioner Speaks to St. BernardKiwanis Contributed by Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi Public Service Commis- sioner Eric Skrmetta (First District) addressed the Ki- wanis Club of St. Bernard- Arabi at its weekly meeting at Rocky & Carlo’s on Tuesday, April 2. Skrmetta touched on the drop in residential customers’ power bills stemming from the 2018 retirement of the Katrina-Rita bonds that had been issued to restore En- tergy’s electricity distribution system after Hurricanes Ka- trina and Rita pounded south Louisiana and wrecked power infrastructure in 2005. Skrmetta also discussed the construction of new power plants and utility rate stabilization and its role in Louisianans having one of the lowest power bills in the U.S. Skrmetta represents 11 parishes on the Louisiana Public Service Commission, which is charged with regu- lating utilities, gas systems, hardline telephones, and most private transportation services operating in the state. Skrmetta represents 11 parishes on the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Photo Courtesy of Michael Bayham Japan Society’s Children’s Day at the St. Bernard Parish Library Contributed by the St. Bernard Parish Library Children’s Day, known as kodomo no hi, is a fun-filled festivi- ty held every year in Japan that cel- ebrates children’s happiness and fosters the creative growth of the next generation. A national holiday since 1948, this is a special day set aside to let children’s personalities shine and let kids share their hap- piness. St. Bernard Parish Library be- lieves that our youngest patrons are most definitely worth celebrat- ing and thanks to the Japan Society of New Orleans we will do just that. Society members will be at the li- brary on Saturday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to bring this special occasion to life for St. Bernard Parish residents as well as those from surrounding areas. Japanese storytelling, songs, crafts and more will be on the agenda. Storytelling and songs will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be im- mediately followed by craft mak- ing. All materials will be provided for this free event, which will take place at the library’s main location, 2600 Palmisano Blvd., in Chal- mette. Parents may need to assist younger children with craft activi- ties. Come to the library for a morn- ing of cultural exchange and spend some quality family time together. The St. Bernard Parish Library is proud to, once again, be the venue for this JSNO event. The Japan So- ciety of New Orleans was founded in 1928 to promote friendly rela- tionships with Japan through the study of Japanese art and culture as well as social and trade contacts between the two countries. Their goal is to provide a for- mal organization to bring together the leaders of our community who have a vital interest in, and ap- preciation for, the history, culture, government and economic achieve- ment of Japan, and to provide and encourage understanding, com- merce, and good-will between the peoples of Japan and the U.S. For more information about this free program, please visit www. or call the library at 504-279-0448. Like the library’s Facebook page for updates. Japanese storytelling, songs, crafts and more will be on the agenda. Storytelling and songs will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be immediately followed by craft making. Photo Courtesy of Janet Perez