Red Cross to offer free meals in New Orleans

The American Red Cross will open meal distribution centers in New Orleans on Sunday. The centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.
The locations are as follows:
Municipal Auditorium parking lot on Basin Street; Corner of Washington and Simon Bolivar at the A.L. Davis Community Center; Parking lot at Jena and Freret streets; Intersection of Esplanade and St. Claude; 2727 South Carrollton Avenue in the Lafayette School parking lot; and Laurel Elementary School, 820 Jackson Avenue.

Religious services set for Sunday in St. Bernard

Saturday, 2:14 p.m.

St. Bernard Parish residents are invited to two religious services scheduled for Sunday at the cruise ship where government officials and emergency workers have set up temporary housing.

Parish spokesman Steve Cannizaro said an non-denominational service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, to be followed by a Catholic Mass at 7 p.m. Both services, which are open to the public, are set to be held in the closed casino area of the Scotia Prince, which is moored at the Chalmette Slip.

The entrance to the slip is located along St. Bernard Highway, across from the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office 911 Communications Center.

Today is last day to register for Jefferson Parish public schools

Saturday, 11:35 a.m.

Today is the final day of registration for enrollment
in Jefferson Parish public schools.

All students new to the parish or those who have
relocated within Jefferson can register at nine
locations parishiwde until 6 p.m.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, almost 1,900 students had signed
up to join what was a 50,000-student system before
Hurricane Katrina struck Aug. 29.

Schools are slated to reopen Monday, with the vast
majority of schools in strong enough condition to
safely welcome back students. In the aftermath of
Katrina, officials have pushed to open schools
quickly, worried that the longer the hiatus, the
greater the chance more residents will not return to
Jefferson.

With state funding strongly linked to enrollment,
Jefferson Parish officials have said they are welcoming all
students into the system. Officials expect an influx
of students from Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines
parishes, all of which were far more devastated by the
storm than Jefferson.

Students who do not register this week are still
encouraged to attend school Monday, where they can
register on-site, school system spokesman Jeff
Nowakowski said. "We are taking everybody and
anybody," he said.

The nine registration centers are:

-Riverdale Middle, 3900 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson,
828-2706

-Ella Dolhonde Elementary, 219 Severn Ave., Metairie,
837-5370

-Hazel Park Elementary, 8809 Jefferson Highway, River
Ridge, 737-6163

-Bissonet Elementary, 6818 Kawanee Ave., Metairie,
887-0470

-Greenlawn Elementary, 1500 38th St., Kenner, 468-1016

-Boudreaux Elementary, 950 Behrman Highway, Terrytown,
393-8732

-Estelle Elementary, 2800 Barataria Blvd., Marrero,
340-4014

-Butler Elementary, 400 Fourth St., Westwego, 341-1351

-Waggaman Elementary, 6801 River Rd., Waggaman,
436-1304

For more information, visit www.jppss.k12.la.us or
call 1-866-563-6559.