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January 2, 1986

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rwo SOCIETY Donyah West wins yam contest i logy-- }. Donyah West. a sophomore at Ponchatoula High won first place in the Tangipahoa Parish Yam contest. Her winning dish was a Yam-Braid Coffee Cake. Each contestant had to prepare their dish in front of the judges with a two hour time limit: give a five minute speech on the importance of yams: set a table and make a centerpiece to coor- dinate with the tablesetting. Second place was Independence High and third place went to Amite High School. Donyah will compete in the District V contest on February 21 at Southeastern University. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hayward West, both are faculty members at Ponchatoula High School. '+ Happy Birthday illion. Pd to iation linear )phis- pre- be Rebecca Alexander, Mabel Ham. mack January 4-Nancy Berot, Deborah Waller, Pete Valenti, Gary Stanga January 5-Barry White, Jr., Alyson Rodriguez, Eola Trobona January 6-William Joiner, Jr., Jay Guagliardo, Michael Raiford, William Burns January 7-Kim Traylor, Dallas Pept- tone, Sharee Kinchen, lnez Arnold January 8-Wil Richardson, Sharon McKean, Paul Hanna, Jerri Cay Perrin Anniversaries January 2-Floyd & Jan Boudreaux January 3oBob & Beverly Miano January 4-John & Georgia Arrettieg January 7-Paul & Angela Pevey, Mutty & Patti Berner January 8-Jim & Diane Bankston, Freddie & Bergit McKean Kappa Kappa Iota meets Nu Conclove of Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority met Tuesday. December 10. at the home of Rita Morses on Highway 22 East for its Christmas party. A gaily decorated tree in the living room helped get everyone in high spirits before a sumptuous dinner was served: Ponchatoula Kappas furnished the meal Gifts were exchanged and every- one had a good time. Ponchatoula FHA delivers crafts to elderly On December 19 Ponchatoula Future Homemakers of America officers delivered craft items to the elderly for one of their community projects. They purchased the craft items with some of the money they raised through the candy sale. The nursing homes they will be going to are: Hammond Nursing Home. Heritage Manor Nursing Home. and Belle Maison Nursing Home. For a Complete review of Your Insurance ..... "  I Needs,.... CALL Velma Kraft 386-3754 Wilk McKean 386-2415 Farm Bureau Insurance oLIFE oRETIREMENT eBUSINESS *HEALTH *HOME *AUTO THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 2, 1986, PAGE THREE 4-H completes season projects By SHANA TANTILLO Reporter The C.R.D. projects for Springfield 4- H for December included putting up a Christmas bulletirT board in the main hall of the high school and making a giant Christmas card. that was signed by the members of the club for the Senior Citizens, who have lunch at the American Legion Hall. The card was designed and made on a computer from the computer Science lab. There was also a door decorating contest held at school among the different homerooms. Thirteen home- rooms participated in the contest. The winners were: 10A Mrs. Southworth 1st place, 12B Mr. Howes 2nd place, 11B Mrs. Johnson 3rd place. The judges were Mrs. DeMars, Mrs. Howes and Mr. Kropog. The 4-H club would like to thank them and all of the classes for helping promote the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas to all!!? i+i General Insurance [ Charlie B ..l++lOwner ,, = Ponchatoula! SI90.55 in 114 seconds Thanks to a fleet-footed brother, Jimmy Gatlin, Mrs. May Clark, 315 North Eleventh Street, carted off $190.55 worth of groceries from Bohnings Food Lane the Monday before Christmas. She was the winner of a WFPR-WHMD promotion which gave her 114 seconds to load up her shopping cart with as many groceries as she could scoop off the shelves. Mrs. Clark decided to name as "designated shopper" her brother (left). Posing with the speedy shoppers is stock boy Lester Ernst and Manager Pete Harper (right). (Times Photo by Terry Ann McMahon) Guste to defend La. creationism law before U.S. Supreme Court Attorney General William J. Guste, Jr. announced today that he will appeal to the United States Supreme Court from the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which denied a rehearing of the creation- science case. While the majority of the court refused a rehearing. Guste said that the d+-nt was the most forceful he had read in his tenure as Attorney General. He added that the dissent joined in by seven judges is a clear invitation to seek review of this controversial case by the Supreme Court of the United States. In its prevailing decision, 8 out of 15 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' Judges held that the statute was unconstitutional because it "'promotes religious belief and violates the academic freedom of instructors to reach whatever they like." However, the minority opinion written by Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee for the 7 dissenting judges disagreed. Speaking for the dissenters, he stated on the contrary that the proponents of this legislature would not require "that religious doctrine be taught in public schools". The dissent further points out that in order to inv,lidate Loutsiana's statute as "establishing religion," it was "...neces- sary for the panel to look beyond the statute's'words and beyond legislative statements of secular purpose. To strike the statute down. the panel drew upon its visceral knowledge regarding what i must have motivated the legislators. It sifts their hearts and minds, div nes their', motive for requiring that truth be taught, and strikes down the law that requires it, This approach effectually makes a farce of the judicial exercise of discerning legislative intent." The court pointed out that the words of the statute declare its secular purpose, to-wit, to encourage academic freedom and balanced treatment of scientific evidences of creation. It stated that for the majority of the court "'To The dissent made the clear point that[ the law on its face in no way expressed a religious purpose. On the contrary, it defines a secular purpose, namely to l insure academic freedom. Guste said. "'With the court divided eight to seven. I feel an obligation to bring th+s matter before the Supreme Court of the United States for its decision." Guste concluded. pri'ngfie]d Christian Assembly Pastor Brother Jerry Lambert |[ Sunday 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 986 Gangway...here Pome our wishes for a prosperous N,,w Year. Thanks all. Lakeside Marine W. Club Deluxe Rd. 542-0770 III I All Saints Episcopal Church St. Joseph Catholic Church " 330 W. Pine il Fr. Dan Davies Tues. Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Thur. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 197 S. 4th St. Rev. Anderson Bible Study 9:45 Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wadesboro Baptist Church Wadesboro, La Rev. James Wall Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship1 1 a.m. First United Methodist East Pine St. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m. First United Pentecostal Church: Located off Hwy. 51 North on Fisher Lane, Ponchatoula LA. Rev. Berry A. Chandler, Pastor SERVICES: Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. W Hickory & N. 7th Street Rev Paul Gray Holy Communion 9 a.m. Sunday Oldest Church in Ponchatould Westside Baptist Church Located on West Frontage Road Between La. 22 and West Hoffman Road Pastor Dr, Wm. T. Pruitt III Sunday School - 10 a.m. Worship Service - 11 a.m. Bible Study - Wi. 7 p.m. Jesus Holiness Church Yokum Road Rev. Glen C. Henson Sunday Service 10 a.m, Night Service 7:30 Wed. 7:30- Sat. 7:30 "Come Grow With Us!" St. Paul Lutheran Church 707 W. Dakota (across from SLU baseball field) Hammond, La. Pastor Steve Henze Sunday School 8:45 (Ages N-Adult) Family Worship 10 a.m. 345-6008 Vigil Mass Sat. 6 p.m. Sun. Mass 7, 9, & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Daily Masses 7 a.m. Mon.-Fri. 9:15 a.m. Vigil Mass Sat. Bedico Chapel Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Easterbrook Rd. Ponchatoula Bible Study 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Tasker Memorial AME Zion Church Rev. Albert Young Morning Worship 11 a.m. United Methodist Lee's Landing Methodist Church Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Manchac Baptist Church Rev. James C. Nettles Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. & 11 a.m. Bible Study 6 p.m. , I I IIII I I I The Ponchatoula Times ' Office 345-9505 disregard so completely the existing II1 ,. manifestations of intent and impose CHILIRCH DIRECTORY P: instead one's personal, subjective ideas as to what must have been the true For the convenience of my Ponchatoula, Albany, Springfield, Bedico, Robert and Hammond clients... Please note the direct dial number to my Amite office 542-0403 JOSEPH SIMPSON sentiment of the Louisiana legislature ignores this constitutional restraint on judicial power." The dissenters further pointed out that the decision which constitutes a new mode of constitutional analysis could have strange results when applied to other laws. "'The bigamy laws, for example, carry a tell-tale indicia of having been passed with a motive to favor the Judeo-Christian religious preference for monogamy, singling it out for adoption over the equally workable Moslem view. Perhaps our court, consulting its intuitive knowledge about what motivates legislators, will presently determine that there can be no secular purpose in such a prefer- ment of one model of the marital relationship over another, especially when the effect of doing so is to espouse the religious doctrine of the two larger religious sects in our country over that of the minority of Moslems. But such intriguing possibilities must await another day. and I return to the case in hand." Oust, commented that the dissent by ,Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee "is an intel + lectua] tnur de force that is a ringing endorsement of the concept of federal- ism" That concept holds that federal I courts will mt declare state laws uncon- stituti,,nal unless they patently violate the United States Crmstitutk,n French Comer Attorney At Law P.O. Box 1017 Amite, La. Acteens share Christmas Acteens. a missions organizations for girls in French Corner Baptist Church, sent $190 to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe for Christ- mas. Along with the contribution, the Acteens sent their personally prepared Christmas greetings to youngsters who live in the Baptist Home. Dr. Wade B. East, superintendent, has written his appreciation [or the special contribution and greetings. 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