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CLASSIFIED I I I II II Vinyl Mobile Home Skirting at Do.it-Yourself Prices. Instal- lation Available. Call: 1-800- 824-8304 or 504-222-4121. p J9-30 ' Ole Hardhide FLASHING ARROW SIGNS 50% OFFff $289 complete. Lighted, non-arrow $269. Un- lighted $219. Free letters! See locally. 1000 imprinted balloons $99.0@ (800)423-0163, anytime. (800)628-2828, ext. 504. swJ23 I III II WANT TO MAKE MONEY? Centrally located steel building manufacturer is looking for an ambitious dealer in your area. Call today for prospective dealer kit. 1-800-624-1579. swJ23 I SPECIAL OF THE WEEK I 0 % OFF READY-MADE FRAMES CRAFT BOX 124 E. Pine. Ponchatoula 3869215 FOR RENT Large 3 Bedroom Brick Home in Pumpkin Center Ponchatoula School Available December 23 $375 A Month $200 Deposit Call 294-3255 tfn EASY ASSEMBLY WORK! $600.00 per 100. Guaranteed Payment. No Experience/No Sales. Details send.self-addressed stamped envelope: ELAN VITAL - 5771, 3418 Enterprise Rd., Ft. Pierce, FL 33482, pJl6-F6 LEGAL NOTICE We are applying to the Com- mission on Alcoholic Beverage Control of the Parish of Tangi- pahoa for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcoholic content at retail at the following address: Ken's Depot Bar 112 NE. Railroad Avenue Ponchatoula, Louisiana James K. Ortis pJ23-30 THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 23, 1986, PAGE Free generator to power Community Center Staff Report The city took delivery this week on a free 100 kilowatt generator which would provide emergency electricity to the Community Center when it is used as a disaster shelter. Street Superintendent Doug O'Ban- non. who also serves as the city's Red Cross director, said the generator is telephone company building in Shreve- powerful enough to also keep the water port. where it was maintained as a back- pumping at the city's large water tank up unit. The only cost to the city was next to the Community Center, should about $3.000 paid to repair a wall a major storm put its normal ehtrical which had to be partially taken down in system but of commission -,., Shreveport in order to get the generator Credit for obtaining the generato3'-, out of the building. goes to B.W Murry. Ponchatoula's Civil Defense director. It came from a FROM PAGE ONE I suppose you'll all De lighting over who gets to bring the town gator a to- go plate of jambalaya from First AssemJly of God's big three dollar dinner sponsored by Men's Ministries this  tu'rday at 6 p.m. (Did I get that right Pastor Fendlason?). Of course there are many of you who will want to warm up for the jambalaya feast by celebrating Brownie Polotzola's 15th birthday of sorts, marking a delightfully dry decade and a half, at her Brownie's Place rehabilitation center on the city's northwest side. The open house features a roast pig, turkey, and I'II just bet, plenty of coffee. Don't be shy. stop by, and meet one of the grandest ladies in all of this, My Ponchatoula. Pee Wp, Kraft oJd sport, l'm sure glad you are looking as well as can be Lottery FROM PAGE ONE across the United States and every major city, and most minor municipalities. had enough outlets to satisfy the lottery ticket fever. One historian reports that by 1891 there were 108-Policy Shops" selling tickets in New Orleans alone Stamps on Cook's tickets show his great-great-grandfather obtained one from a shop in New Orleans and the other two from an agent in Covington, Kentucky. Jas. H. Wilson, The drawing itself was quite a specta- cle. At first the winning tickets were drawn in New Orleans theatres before the lottery was moved to the since  demolished Lottery Home, a site now occupied by the main office of the Bank of Louisiana at 321 St. Charles In yet another attempt to put the lottery beyond suspicion or reproach, the actual drawing of the winners was performed by two blind boys brought over from the local asylum for the blind. In addition to the grand prizes totalling $2.500 to $3,000, there were 3.434 smaller prizes drawn, so that the lottery took several hours and drew capacity crowds. The 100,000 lottery tickets which went into each drawing were rolled inside of one inch tong rubber tubes so that their numbers could not be read until they were taken out of the tubes. The lottery made millionaires out of its owners and wou}d doubtless have had its charter renewed for another quarter of a century in 1894 when the orioinal one expired, were it not for the arthrtBar relieves the major Knue of pain T1enol can't touch. Tylenol works on minor arthritis pain. but does nothing for inflammation ..... :L : - . _ Taken regularly. Bayer works on pain  I and inflammation giving last. i i i lkxlr. The wonder d.na,.g that works wonders:" OW BmnJoma Odaw laphney J actions of President Benjamin Harrison and the U,S. Congress. - In September 1890 Congress passed a law making it a criminal offense to use the federal postal system for mailing lottery material, a law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court two years later. The law doomed the Louisiana Lottery which depended on nationwide sales. An earlier brush with state-sponsored gambling dates to 1810 when the legis- lature voted to allow churches to conduct $10,000 lotteries for religious purposes. Subsequent lotteries were held in Louisiana to improve navigation, build schools, build a Masonic hall in New Orleans, and for other noteworthy causes. But the legislature in 18,50 banned these lotteries and did not sanction another one until the recon- struction Legislature approved the Louisiana Lottery following the Civil War. The lessons of history have apparently not been lost on the ,_drrent governor. who heavily loaded his proposal for a lottery with stipulations mandating that large amounts of the profit be turned over to the state and forbidding those on public assistance or those owing child support from collection on any winnings. Edwards has asked the current legis- lature to meet in the upcoming special session for the purpose of voting on the question of whether or not the state's voters should decide the lottery question at the polls. Edwards has also requested the legislature to pass laws allowing casino gambling in the New Orleans area and in other municipalities on the state's southern coast. .Locally. Rep. Dennis Hebert has asked constituents to inform him of their feelings rearding the EdwaTd$ gambling proposals (see related story). Electrical fire turns lights out in local library II .I I CheracolD Upiohn FOR COUGHS THERE'S NOTHING STRONGER WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION! Staff Report A small electrical fire in the circuit breaker box at Ponchatoula Branch Library put readers in the dark for a day and a half last week. The Wednesday morning fire produced smoke but little fire and no damage to books or to the library building, according to librarians. The library was reopened when lighting was restored Thursday at 2 p.m. P expected (if you know what l mean). Do you Suppose that raffle prize Was just a trifle too sweet? Speak of sweet. Mary Alpaugh is back in her windowfront chair at the factory outlet dress shop on East Pine (so now you fellows can resume your mad purchase of dresses for your wives and girlfriends). That means you too Hooks Lavigne. who is now back in the arms of his Sheila (whose hooks in who?). l must say that l was awfully proud of my state finalists from Ponchatoula High School's Parliamentary Law Team and Public Speaking Team of the Future Farmers of America, who went to the state finals in Baton Rouge on Monday. (If these hot speakers are future farmers, and if talking to your plants really does help. Ponchatoula get ready for a bumper crop!). April Louise Powell and Roger Allen Williams. may this gator take this occasion to tell you just how proud we all are of your high standing at LSU where both of you have achieved a better than 3.5 average all semester (sure, you're the pride of Ponchatoula). Bachelor advisory: Miss Susan Pevey's back in town. If her brother John finds a supply house with enough sky hooks to hold up the balcony he's got started on the eastside of Atop The Gator. she'll doubtless be up there seeking some sun. Which big political name in Louisiana is getting a bad rep among the game wardens out Bedico way for baiting fields, which because of his political clout they can't do anything about? (See fellas, my swamp critter friends keep me informed). Anyway, my local Elmer Fudd. it may be a club. but you can't call it hunting! FLATS FIXED Lions' Pride to be $3 00 Kathr, S tk an ne. By BRYAN T McMAHON l[ Mr. ar One of Ponchatoula's best-knomchato senior citizens. Mrs. Kathran Snell. [fir 45ti" been chosen by The Ponchatoula Lighter. Club as the most recent recipient oflughter. club's Lions" Pride award. )uston The award honors local citiz whose contributions to life in PondQU ( toula have greatly contributed to i .i community that exists today. Due to a minor illness. 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