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Takin’ it Way Back

As begin 2021, we take a look back at the past.

1971 – On the left, Mrs. James Michael Naquin is the former Miss Linda M. Falgoust, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis P. Falgoust of Reserve. Mr. Naquin is the son Mr. and Mrs. Percy J. Naquin of Des Allemands. They were married November 25 (1970) at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Reserve. On the right, Mrs. Albert Volion is the former Miss Kathleen Jacob, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Jacob of Garyville. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Volion, Sr., also of Garyville. They were married January 2, at the St. Hubert Catholic Church in Garyville.

1971 – Miss Annette Singleton (seated, center), who will reign as queen of the Krewe of Allovus VI, poses with last year’s queen and other contestants for the crown following her selection at a tea at Airline Motors Restaurant in LaPlace. Seated from left are Miss Anne Guillot, who was chosen first maid to the new queen and Miss Abby Hymel, 1970 Allovus queen. Standing from the left are Sandy Doremus, Suzanne Keating, Diana Hajek, KarenWinstead, Linda Cruthirds, Karen Hall and Gina Champagne.

1971 – Miss Virgie Jarrow, who was crowned Miss West St. John 1971 in the contest held by the Dukes of Edgard, poses with members of her court and last year’s queen. They are (seated, from left) Miss Catherine Borne, first runner up; Miss Jarrow; Miss Cheryl Thomas, second runner up, and (standing) Miss Gwendolyn Oubre, third runner up; Miss Catherine Roussel, 1970 Miss West St. John and Miss Dora Lee Kelly, fourth runner up.

1981 – Original Fan in Maurin’s Theatre – This fan cooled movie fans since 1920. The fan was recently restored and replaced in the lobby of the St. John Theatre in Reserve. Shown making minor adjustments on the fan are, from left, Lucian Cambre and Dr. Jack Harvey, president of the St. John Theatre.

1981 – July 4th jitterbugs: Shawn Sellars, left and Sally Guidry

1981 – ABWA Scholarship Recipients – Two of the three recipients of $150 book scholarships given by La Flambeau Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association attended the July 21 monthly general membership meeting. Ann Brady, an East St. John High School graduate, second from left, and Bernadette Austin, a Hahnville High School graduate, third from the left, each received scholarships. 

Brady plans to study business administration at the University of New Orleans and Austin plans to pursue chemical engineering at Southwest Louisiana University. Also receiving a scholarsip was Robin St. Pierre, a Destrehan High School graduate planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and major in accounting. Also in the photo are, far left Beth Ann Hesser Weber, meeting program director; and, far right Judi Williams president of La Flambeau charter chapter. Also at the July 21 meeting, three new members were affiliated and 70th birthday of member Florence Little, a member of the ABWA’s Inner Circle (admitted for a high sponsorship of new members was celebrated). Little has been affiliated with four different chapters.

1991— Grand Opening – The ribbon was cut recently on Chung’s Novelties, 1701 Belle Terre Blvd., Suite B, LaPlace. Owners are Chung Cutno and Alfred Cutno, fifth and sixth from the left. Also attending the ribbon-cutting were, from left Victor Zaidain, Bob Hymel,; St. John the Baptist Parish Councilman Steve Lee and Bill Terry; the Cutnos; Frank Alexander and Ronnie White


1991— Bonnie Louque assists some of her computer based instruction students with their lessons this week, Louque – who teaches at John L. Ory in LaPlace was named Louisiana Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

1991— Color Guard – The Destrehan High School Color Guard

2011— Rotary Club of LaPlace members Bill Ironside, Mike Tregre, Linda Stein, Melanie Basile and Lucien Gauff team up to pickup litter along Belle Terre Blvd. Joining the effort are Basile’s sons, Nick and Anthony.

2011 – West St. John’s Ronnie Feist finished second in the shot put at the Region 3-1A championship on Wednesday at West St. John. Feist has qualified for state and West St. John will be represented in 14 different events in all at next week’s state championship meet at LSU.

2011 – Phillip Faucheux (right) and his 14-year-old son, Cole, share a smile as they struggle to get the Command at Sea pin secured to his uniform during the change-of-command ceremony last weekend.