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January 23, 1986

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;E T [e SOCIETY ...... 'regeants surprised " n  :t their 50th Mr. and Mrs. Dave Pregeam of st-knonchatoula had a surprise party for inell. ir 45th wedding anniversary. Their ula Li0ughter, Carolyn Payne. and grand- mt ofghter, Lynette Edwards. flew from >uston to attend the party. Their son, Anniversary party Benny Pregeant. of Robert assisted in the preparation of the party The family had lunch at the Best Western m Hammond They enjoyed the party at home citize - $O.olaycees , mayor    - 'nnounce new youth playground  Ihis w beams and other playground equip ment intended for young children. said Chauff "We'll be providing the manpower and woman power needed to put the equipment together. said the Jaycee president The f,rrner ,Jaycee Women club ceased tr function ,.,.hen ,Jaycees nationally decided to admit women to the formerly all male organizatlon. But the club had funds left in its treasury to pay' for the current mprovements to the park. said Chauff but : health Staff Report Ponchatoula Jaycee President Chauff and Ponchatoula Mayor arles Gideon this week announced a *t city-club effort to expand Jaycee rk to provide a children's playground city's share of the club prolect k the form of clearin 9 the dense behind the tennis courts to :ommodate the playground Jaycees will be using funds by the old Jaycee Women club provide swings, slides, balance BIRTHS IT'S A GIRL! Laura Anne Martinez was born on ecember 18, 1985, at 4:59 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Texas. She weighed four )unds and four and one half ounces. e was 21.5 inches long. Laura is the daughter of Tony and Martinez of Houston. Texas. ura is their second child. Paternal grandparents are Anthony and Nmkey Martinez of Topeka. Maternal grandparents are the late and Doris Dumaine of New reans Mrs. Martmez is the former Diane Laura was welcomed home by her Nicole, who is eight years old. Jaycee Week Jan. 20-26 Mayor Charles Gideon proclaimed January 20-26 "Ponchatoula Jaycee Week" in honor of the many contribu- tions made by the local club and by the Jaycee movement nationwide. Attending Monday's City Hall signing ceremony was Ponchatoula Jaycee President Timmy Chauff accompanied by his daughter Robyn. (Times Photo) es ! rg 14 Pictured in the Gardenettes Arbor Day tree planting are: Mrs. Ruth Travis, chairman of the Gardenettes Arbor Day Committee; Cathy For- stall; Mrs. Joanna Parker, 5th grade New Catholic high school cancels 10th Staff Report Due to a lack of applications. St Thomas Aquinas High School. the new. regional Catholic high school in Hammond. has cancelled plans for a sophomore class next fall. Parents and students were notified recently by Sister Mary Michaeline O P.. superintendent. Plans are still alive for starting a freshman class for the 1986 g7 school year. BELATED BIRTHDAY Dennis Landry January 21 Shirley Fletcher January 20 O JOIN THE WINNING TEAM! For the 4th consecutive year, Jones Intercable is proud to be an active sponsor of the Special Olympics. Last year's successful campaign raised over $6500-to meet this year's goal of $10,000 we need your generous support. We are asking all businesses and organizations in Tangipahoa to help make the 1986 Special Olympics a smcess. Remember...with Special Olympics, Ever?one's a winner.  Please call us today. 748-9827  ,- 345-7801 AMITE HAMMOND THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 23, 1986, PAGE THREE Gardenettes, Vinyard students plant trees on Arbor Day Arbor Day celebrated teacher and Chairman of Vinyard School Campus Beautification Com- mittee; Mary Bogman; Mrs. Violet Collier; Peter Czoch; Principal Mr. Lashunda Smith a student in Mrs. Parker's fifth grade at Vinyard Elem. School is pictured by the flowering Crabapple trees planted by the Gardenettes as part of national observance of Arbor Day. Standing with her are: Mrs. Violet Collier, Mrs. Ruth Travis and Miss Donna Corkern. (Times Photo by Terry Ann McMahon) Perrin; Ateja Cyprian; Andy Rokocy; Miss Donna Corkern, Gardenette; and Wayne Ladner. (Times Photo by Terry Ann McMahon) Ponchatoula Oardenettes joined students and faculty at Vinyard Elementam, January 17. to plant a couple of trees in honor of Arbor Day. According to garden club chairman, Ruth Travis, the school was chosen following a request by teacher Joanna Parker. who is interested in beautifying the schoolyard. Gardenette members Travis. Violet Collier and Donna Corkern explained to the students the significance of Arbor Day and showed them how to plant  tree properly. Chosen to assist in the actual planting, were students Ateja Cyprian. Cathy Forstall. Kim Rowley and Peter Czoch. Originally begun in the early 1800's to promote conservation and the replenishing of forests Arbor Day was encouraged by the National Council of State Garden Clubs of which the Oar denettes are members. Travis stated that garden clubs throughout the nation and affiliates will be planting trees every third Friday in January to commemmorate the corn munity minded ideals of civic beautifi cation Local graduates meet at Greenville Park's 20th reunion By EDDIE PONDS Times Reporter The 1965 Graduating Class of Greenville Park High School held its 20th year class reunion Dec. 20, 1985. at the Ramada Inn in Hammond. Before feasting on steak and seafood the class paused for a moment of silent prayer for their deceased classmates. After listening to former teachers and classmates recount the past 20 years in their life, awards was presented to the following: Most children, Earl Short: traveled the farthest, Leon Robertson; oldest children. Charles and Rose Adderson; married the longest. Walter Ard; most youthful looking female. Margaurite Johnson Morris; Most youthful looking male, Leon "Buddy" Robertson; youngest child. Earl Short; Most grand- children, Robert Hughes. The following students participated in the gala affair: Diane Wilson Holloway. Margaurite Johnson Morris, Jane D. Holden (Houston, Texas). Carrie R. Harper (Dublin, California), Rose and Charles Addison (Oakland, California). Juanita Williams (New Orleans). Earl Short (New Orleans). Anthony Milton. Blanch Mitchell. Willie M. Jackson (Oakland. California). Howard H. Dokes, Robert Nelson (Dallas. Texas), Leon C. Robin son. (Sacto, California). Carrie Jones (Franklinton). Betty Ray Robinson, Mary Jones Johnson. Edith Elaine Brown Scott, Carolyn Sanders Elson, Robert Sparks Jr., Robert Hughes (Saginaw, Michigan), Vivian M. Bruin field Johnson (River Ridge). Eddie Robinson, Robert Mitchell. 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