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Stars Asst. Coach Rose Jackson, star player Patricia Hebert and Lady Wave Coach Peggy Allred pose at the completion of the sixth consecu- tive basketball season that has seen Ponchatoula advam;e to the state playoffs. (Courtesy Photo) Hebert a schoo, legend FROM PAGE ONE It was Flebert, backed up by Melissa Wolfe, Shari Robertson, Robin Potter, Melissa Gibson and Martha Davis, who managed to sustain the Wave lead down to the wire with a razor edge win of 47-40 in the SLU University Center. And it will be Hebert who is remembered for many years to come to Ponchatoula High School as the team player who nonetheless managed to spark her squad into a position where Ponchatoula made the state playoffs. It marks the sixth consecutive season that the Lady Wave team has made it into high state competition. Four of those six years saw Patricia Times Classified Carter Mobile Homes New Home $952 Down Less than $150 per mo. Rex or Becky 222-4181 Plumbing Electrical Plumbing & Electrical Service Repairs, Replacement or Construction call 386-2300 SALES REP Positions available for salesper- son with national security systems firm. CALL 542-0520 USED FURNITURE We buy and sell used furniture. Rock Bottom Used Furniture. Free delivery. Hwy. 51 N. Call 386-5989 ELECTRICAL WORK The Strawberry Festival Board will take applications for the electrical wiring of booths on the festival grounds... Bids must be turned in on or before March 2, 1982... For more information contact- John Babin0 386-6208. BIKE WANTED if you are willing to make .a good deal on a man's 10 or 12 speed racer, call 386-2877 and ask for Bryan. Trade your unused bike for cash. RIDE NEEDED I am willing to chip-in five dollars a week for gasoline if i can catch a ride to classes at Hammond Vo Tech School with someone else from the Poncha- toula area. Please call 386-3107 RIDE NEEDED If you work the afternoon shift at Hammond State School and would like to have someone pay for your gas in exchange for a ride, please call Terrence, 386-2877. BUNK BEDS WANTED Trade your unused children's bunk beds for cash. Call mother of two little ones, Terry Ann, 386-2877. Hebert play on the squad, topping her personal statistics with an 18.2 point per game average, racking up a high school career total of 1053 points. Ponchatoula's James Peoples helps "victim" Annie Thompson at the recent first aid and disaster class for school bus drivers. (Photo by Chapman) Student danger FROM PAGE ONE prospect of-having 60 kids seriously injured is that our school bus drivers are the ones who may quite well mean life or death for our school children. For this reason Supt. of Education Kelly Nix is making cer- tain that all school bus drivers in Greater Ponchatoula (and through- out Louisiana) periodically receive intensive training in basic first aid. Ponchatoula and other Tangipahoa Parish school bus drivers recently took a specialized Red Cross First Aid course particularly geared to handle that worst of all possibilities: a bus load of children facing death from injuries suffered (because someone failed to stop) unless their driver acts swiftly and correctly. Many Ponchatoula and Tangipahoa Parish drivers actually became American Red Cross First Aid Certified. MANY UFE SAV3NG METHODS LEARNED One would almost have to have an eighteen-wheeler following every school bus if you wanted to have enough sterilized materials on hand to do first aid for 60, or only 30, injured and bleeding children; con- sequently, the drivers were taught "practical" first aid. Using such things as old sheets, blankets, shirts, books. "etc,, they had "hands-on" training in the basics of what would be the essential purpose: keeping kids kicking---SAVING UVES! Nowhere in the entire school, sys- tem is there such an awesome task as being behind the wheel of a bus transporting and being responsible for up to 66 young lives. We viewed the session and can tell our Times readers that training was given on a host of life saving sub- jects. Things learned were artificial respiration, and the first aid mea- sures for choking, shock, poisoning, severe bleeding, head and internal injuries, chemical spills, eye injuries, burns, heat exhaustion and stroke broken bones, convulsions, frostbite, nose bleeds, and just about anything else one can imagine. The drivers even learned the safest ways to move a seriously injured person and, if necessary, to make a stretcher at the accident scene out of a borrowed blanket and a couple of broom sticks. Even though there are people driving our streets every day threatening the lives of our children on and off the school bus, this reporter can assure Greater Ponchatoula (and other areas where the instruction has been given) that the school bus drivers are real trained professionals that have the safely of our children first and foremost in their minds and intend to do all possible to save lives, no matter who is trying to kill kids! Practice Mayor Collins Bonicard. L.B. Hoover and James Peoples(in uni- form) practice first aid with "victim" Hoover. (Photo by Chapman) Saving hands Hoping disaster never happens A Manchac bus driver and Buddy Perrin work on a fake accident victim. (Photo by Chapman) Bus drivers Bobby Vltter, a volun- teer first aid victim, lzzie Kugler and David Raiford train for a major bus collision. 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Mardi Gras FROM PAGE ONE assisted the royal court in preparing for the area's first Mardi Gras parade, held east of Ponchatoula this year so as to give the krewe experience for a hoped-for parade down main street next year. Welcoming the Krewe of Koon into existence. Madisonville's Krewe of Tchefuncte invited the Ponchatoula group to bring its royal court to the boat parade this year. On the reviewing stand the boat" king and the boat queen toasted King John R. Wallace and Queen Mary Zatarain with champagne. The procession leading up to that moment._and leading back from it, defies description. Gross after gross of traditional throws were dispensed from the King's Float, the Krewe's Float and the Children's Float in the entourage. Members of the public either stayed back at Bedico Creek and enjoyed the Mardi Gras music and the free food or took up the krewe on its invitation to follow in procession to Madisonville. Upon the return of the floats to the marina (dubbed"=fhe Bedico Creek Yacht Club" by those who have found its remote location and rustic offerings conducive to a good time) what remained of the seemingly endless supply of throws was ex- hausted in a grand promenade of the floats, with the public forming a large circle for the event. The theme chosen for the event was "Swamp Creatures of the Movies," a cai; to imagination that attracted a lull range of pseudo swamp critters, entire alligator and coon families, one monster of the deep lagoon who made his appearance at the scene by emerging step-by-step up from beneath the swampwater debths of Bedico Creek, advancing steadily up the boat ramp in full costume; all these joined by a host of witches, an ape, and numerous Jane of Tarzan fame types, clad in hundreds of dollars of furs donated for the occasion by Billy Young's M.A. Bankston Co., Inc. The royal court rose to the occa- sion, turning a onetime tongue-in- cheek idea into a spectacle. Both the king and the queen of grand proportion wore profession- ally-made costumes befitting Rex and his queen, and the remainder of the court either followed their lead or managed to create their own theme costumes. Riding the King's Float were the ladies of the queen's court: Kathy Jenevein, Lydia Spiller, Mary Ellen Chmielewski, and Pat the Rat, a veritable legend of the Bedico swamp country. Dukes in the court included the Dukes of: Ponchatoula, Stanley Cowen; Lee's Landing, Danny Kilburn; Bedico, T. Nicholes, and; Millvil]e, Dennis "Buddy" Rottman. The overwhelming success of the event has given rise to plans for next year's festivities, a process which began even before the last bead was thrown and the last dance danceT. There is talk of expanding the krewe from 20 to 100, through invitation. Much talk was given to the prospect of holding next year's parade in downtown Ponchatou]a, if it can be arranged, with the possible addition of a private affair for the krewe. But already work is underway to enlarge the successful public feast, dance and promenade out at Bedico Creek, so that tradition seems in-the- making. The krewe in the meantime has been asked by 1983 Strawberry Festival Parade Chairman Danny Vicknair to appear in this year's festival parade aboard the krewe's floats. Those floats are also capturing the imagination of those in the organiza- tion who say they won't rest until bigger and better ones are built for next year, with volunteer labor and storage space already donated toward that end. Some krewe members groused that the scant weeks leading up to the first Mardi Gras left them with too little time to suitable costume, and they promise to make good use of the full year's head start for the next Mardi Gras. "Mardi Gras in Ponchatoula was an event just waiting to happen. Carnival is celebrated on all sides of us, in Denham Springs, Laplace, Covington and Hammond. The krewe dearly wanted to bring Louisi- ana's most famous party to the Berry Capital of the World. Judging by this year's celebration and by the turnout attracted, Mardi Gras will be with us from now on," commented the krewe't captain, You know there's a lot of that can be learned by in at the Chamber of booth in the old police on the grounds of my often refer folks there when just not in the mood to Anyway, not only can out all the latest in the Strawberry Festival, Hilda Ourso can provide with some rare glimpses o{ early escapades of our leading citizens, all informa which can be verified by buddy May Boudreaux, the early wearing Chester Bohning, in his youth had a habit vaulting garden fences of opening the gates. inevitable day came when picket fence won and delivery boy went sprat only to hurriedly regain his composure, about to make certain he not seen. Mrs. Ourso, was behind a drape, the whole spectacle and later she told this alli story, ticking all this time bomb of adolescence. Everyone's favorite Dr. Ralph Maxwell, was in news lately showing off secret weapon in this already heady race for cadavers with contender Dr. Ribando. History books doubtless credit or blall Rotarian Ralph for laser beams to elections. (Is that an office maternity ward y there on the highway only medical office maternity outfits are standard uniform.) Speaking of which, Leni Wayne South either Mr. and Mrs. "Let's Physicl" Olivia Newton or they really did both race the Causeway Mardi Marathon before Mardi last Sunday with the Mystid Krewe of Koon? Speaking of which, Leni Hey Reggie Pevey, Jackson and all you other loyalists, is it true you billboard in the works, soon be erected, sure to Hardy's hot tub boil? And how about you Jal Peoples, are you going to with being a policeman or true you're going to be a juryman? Why is J.R. Eaves by one and all to be the man in Ponchatoula, and the best tellers of stories South? And Troyer the Lawyer was so important on political scene that kept you conference so long with Wells? It's been kept a deep secret from even area scouts, but the Ponchatoula Set has apparently been out to the Bob Jackson cam a scouting fundraiser dahlink! How about the neat Viki funeral which Times colurn Terrence McMahon enjoyed? You know, Scandinavians just push tl" heroes out to sea on a flarn barge and bid them adieu. the gang at Linda's with the help of a noted surgeon of attempted the same thing other day, setting up the man with a full sample famed Flaming Mother the-house before pushing barge off the shores of Street. All would have well; afterall, he was ever so quietly outside his rl street apartment when engine started burning and saver Ponchatoula policer Vernell Cloy drove by off- just in time to see the flames lick up. It took Sgt. F Miller to "Awake" our ing hero and Milton and his volunteers to put out t car fire on the brand new limo. Thanks guys, from gator and from editor penny, who says he Linda's Flaming Mothers to Times Flaming Brother. Jerry Ishee isn't saying mL these days. if I were out his I'd sure look into what to. How about the big Edwards' radio show up mond way everybody has talking about? Seems Frank so many calls into the station from his rolls of dimeS gave out that he declared it groundsweil and indicated would run against Surprise, surprise. Now if just bring the squad cars, ing lights, telephones, and everything else back, office will be a real prize for