St Bernard Post

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Issue 14 - 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 ® Karate Hall of Famer Gets His Kicks by Teaching Others By Mike Strom, Correspondent Little did Arabi’s Darrell Goodyear realize then, some 50 years ago, that his father’s decision to place him into Martial Arts training would carry such a lifelong impact. Goodyear was celebrating his 11th birthday in February 1969 when what seemed like a whimsical present from his father Adolph arrived in the form of a karate class mem- bership. It proved to be an oppor- tunity Goodyear seized or maybe more correctly stated an opportunity that seized Goodyear. “It was my 11th birthday present and my father didn’t think that I’d last in karate for two weeks,” Goodyear recalls now. “But it just grabbed me. And I just started my 50th year.” Goodyear, a St. Bernard Parish resident who just turned 62, is a Masters Hall of Fame sensei. Sensei is the honorific term used in mar- Sensei Darrell Goodyear and Sensei Bryan Oliver at the 2004 National Karate Championship that was held in New Orleans and was hosted by there organization. Photo Courtesy of Sensei Darrell Goodyear See GOODYEAR , page 5 St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade Set for Saturday From St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade & Marching Club The 18th annual St. Ber- nard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade & March- ing Club will hit the streets of Chalmette on Saturday, April 6, 2019, with the Marching Club handing out flowers starting at 11 a.m., the Floats will begin at Noon. The parade will feature nearly 50 Blaine Kern Floats and another 50-plus march- ing groups and units. The 1,300-plus riders will toss 500,000 lbs. of produce pro- vided by B & G Fresh Market, Chalmette, and will feature cabbage, potatoes, onions, bananas, oranges, lemons, limes, carrots, mini water- melons, pineapples and much more. The theme of the parade for 2019 is Super- heroes with the slogan “Not All Superheroes Wear Capes, Some Toss Produce”. The riders will be tossing cups, frisbees and t-shirts with the parade logo. New in 2019, The St. Ber- nard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade will fea- ture for the first time ever in St. Bernard newly built Blaine Kern Artists Mega Floats which can hold up to 64 riders. They were first fea- tured this year in the Krewe of Iris and Zulu. Our parade will feature 10 of these Mega Floats. Look for these new Mega Floats in the parade with the following float #’s: 4, See PARADE , page 2 Congressman Steve Scalise Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser PhotosCourtesyofSt.Bernard Irish Italian IslenosCommunityParade&MarchingClub