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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 26, 2012, PAGE 2 turnovers. PARKER _00AYR1 S S ON : Auto Accident Injury : 18-Wheeler Injury : Criminal Defense (985) 370-9832 Downtown www.layrisson.com Ponchatoula John Dudek Championship Weekend By JOHN DUDEK Times Columnist The NFL's Championship weekend might have been wild- er than Wild Card Weekend. In the first game, the Balti- more Haven's defense kept the New England Patriot's high powered offense in check for most of the afternoon. It was the Haven's special teams that let them down. Pro Bowl place kicker Billy Cundiff shanked a possible game-tying field goal attempt with about ten seconds left, ending Baltimore's season with a 23-20 loss. Now, the Patri- ots are headed to the seventh Super Bowl in franchise his- tory, which is just one appear- ance shy of the Dallas Cow- boys and Pittsburgh Steelers. In the evening tilt, the New York Giants invaded Candlestick Park to take on the San Fran- cisco 49ers. This was supposed to be a low scoring, defensive struggle kind of a game. For the most part, it didn't disappoint. San Francisco was a putrid 1 of 13 on third down conver- sions, and couldn't ever really get their offense on track. The Giants weren't much better, kicking just as many field goals as scoring touchdowns. The key to this game, as usual, was The Giants did not turn the ball over once, and the 49ers gave the football to New York twice. The second one proved to be the costliest play of their season. Back-up punt returner Kyle Williams was stripped of the ball, a mad scrum ensued, and the Giants had the victory served to them on a silver plat- ter. A few plays later, the kicker was the hero in this game. New York's Lawrence Tynes nailed a 31 yarder to send the Giants to the Super Bowl, 20-17, over the 49ers. Lee's FROM PAGE 1 Water, Jackson, Lafayette, and Milk streets. The town of DeKalb, much like the prospective community of Marbury further up the river, was not a success. Perhaps the "Panic of 1837" (a severe nation- al depression) was a factor in Alexander Lea's lack of success or perhaps there were simply not sufficient economic benefits at Lea's Landing to support a new community like DeKalb. The name DeKalb quickly faded from local memory and the site was simply referred to as Lea's Landing in the following years. TO BE CONTINUED Citizen FROM PAGE 1 single out one particular person and this year the selection com- mittee has made a wise deci- sion. This year's citizen of the year is no other than Dr. Wil- liam E. "Bill" Wheat Jr. In reading through the let- ters of recommendation for this honor, it is very apparent that there very easily could be three Dr. Wheat's. There is the Dr. Bill Wheat who currently chairs the Pon- chatoula Area Recreation District commonly known as PARD. Bill was appointed to this important Board in 2003 and assumed the chairmanship in 2004. Through his leader- The Ponchatoula Times ' Published by The Ponchatoula Times L.L.C. Established October 1, 1981 Print Edition Published Thursday of every week at 145 West Pine Street, Suite A Post Office Box 743--Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 SUBSCRIPTIONS $25 A Year In Tangipahoa Parish $30 A Year Outside Tangipahoa Parish ($5 Discount for Seniors) Gift subscriptions offered at same rate --24 Hour Telephone Line-- 9851386-2877 INTERNET EDITION http:llwww.ponchatoula.comlptimesl E-MAIL editor@ponchatoula.com U.S. Periodicals Postal Permit No. 666730 Postmaster, address correspondence and changes of address orders to : P.O. Box 743, Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 Bryan T. McMahon-- Editor & Publisher Derrick E Hingle - Sports Editor Deirdre McMahon Sanchez---Caracas Bureau Chief Bliss McMahon--Chicago Bureau Chief Mark McMahon--Detroit Bureau Chief Capt. David Stefferud--Madisonville Bureau Chief Times Columnists and Photographers Oie Hardhide The Alligator, "King Phillip" Hextall (Internet), Marion Fannaly (Automotive), Brooks O'Connor (features), Parker Layrisson (Law), Jim Perrin m (History) Times On Wheels Columnists Bryan McMahon & Chris O'Conner (and photography) NEWS RELEASES & ADVERTISING e-mail (preferred) editor@ponchatoula, com ads@ponchatoula.com FAX 985/386-0458 (During office hours) P.O. Box 743, Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 We accept VISA/Mastercard OFFICIAL JOURNAL City of Ponchatoula, Ponchatoula Area Recreation District, Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival, Louisiana Furnishing Industries Association MEMBER Louisiana Press Association, Gulf States Automo- tive Writers Association, Texas Auto Writers Association HONORS Louisiana Press Association Freedom of Information Award, 1st Place Investigative Reporting, 1st place Editorial Writing, Gibbs Adams Award for Investigative Reporting, Brown Pelican Award for Environmental Reporting OFFICE HOURS 8:30-Noon, 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday ship, the Ponchatoula Area Rec- reational Park has prospered and grown into a beautiful 90 acre tract of property off of Hoover Road. He works count- less hours annually to enhance and improve the facility. It was through his tireless efforts and the passage of a four mil proper- ty tax that has made the newly- constructed state of art double gymnasium a reality. In addition, during his chair- Happy Anniversary January 26- Rick & Donna Henry, Sam & Kathleen Par- nell, Thomas & Darlene Sens, Phillip & Sandra Hutches January 27 - Clayton & Bon- nie Daigle, Scott & Stacy P. Bagby January 28 - Floyd & Jan Boudreaux, Larry & Becky Rob- erts, Leon & Ann Boudreaux, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Decoteau, January 29 -Anthony & Mary Costanza, Craig & Alyson Rodriguez, Harry & Rita Walz, Shane & Shelly Stewart, January 30 - John & Noelle Vaughn, Joseph & Doris White, Mervin & Irma Rousseau, February 1 - Douglas & Margaret Hebert, Ervin & Jane Gordon, William & Elaine McIntyre, manship, many improvements have been made to the park in- cluding increasing the number of baseball/softball fields from four to 12, building two pavilion areas, adding additional play- ground equipment and expand- ing both football and baseball concession areas. With the purchase of addi- tional property, PARD has been able to add a large workshop and events building. Future plans call for the expansion of the walking path to cover the entire park and to add an ad- ditional football field. Bill is a "Hands - On" chairman for PARD. He continues to make his vision of the park a reality for the community. In addition to all the time and energy he spends with PARD, Bill continues to make time to volunteer with the Pon- chatoula Youth Basketball and Softball as well as other sports programs in our community. Bill was a member and served Landaiche Memorial Founda- tion. He has also.volunteered numerous years 5fis time as a member of the Strawberry FeB- tival Board while serving on the Board of iDirecbrs :of Florida Parish's Bank ardaintaining as president of the Ponchatoula a successKiI veteriridry practice Boosters Clubs as well as vol- in two locat-mns..:':[: .... : unteering with the Brittany PLIASESEE PAE 4 "No,Studio, ! Come To You" Photo her- Derick Hingle YOUTH SPORTS, V E[ DINGS, PORTRAITS & iNSURANCE PURPOSES PUR(. 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