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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011, PAGE 4 Get re~ldyl AOH to host garage sale The Ancient Order of Hibernians will be hoTding a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday March 5 at the corner of West Pine Street and North 8th Street in Ponchatoula, across street from Bohning's American Life in Poetry By TED KOOSER U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 The great Spanish artist Pablo Picasso said that, in his subjects, he kept the joy of discovery, the pleasure of the unexpected. In this ..... poem celebrating Picasso, Tim Nolan, an attorney in Minneapolis, says the world will disclose such pleasures to us, too, if only we pay close attention. Picasso By TIM NOLAN How can we believe he every day--for all those years? We remember how the gathered for him--and the prostitutes arranged themselves the way and even the helmeted monkeys with their little toy car posed--and the fish on the plate-- remained after he ate Bones--What do we do with this life?--except announce: Joy. Joy--from the lead-- to the oil--to the stretch canvas--stretched--to the end of it all. did it-- musicians he wanted-- cerebella-- the fish-- Joy. of bright American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the Uni- versity of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright 2008 by Tim Nolan, whose most re- cent book of poetry is The Sound of It, New Rivers Press, 2008. Poem reprinted from Water~Stone Review, Vol. 11, Fall 2008, by permission of Tim Nolan and the publisher. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Lau- reate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, but The Ponchatoula Times does welcome the work of local poets for possible publication. Local senior missing TPSO Report Tangipahoa Parish Sher- iff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in locating missing 82-year-old Leon H. Rachal of 39608 Gayle Rd. in Ponchatoula. Rachal was last seen at his residence by family mem- bers on Wednesday January 19, 2011. Rachal is approxi- mately 5'4" tall and about 150 pounds. Rachal's family is con- cerned because has medical is- sues that need to be addressed daily. Anyone knowing the where- abouts of Mr. Rachal is asked to please contact Crime Stop- pers at 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Dale Athmann at 985.902.2088. Betrothed Ponchatoula Rotary Club President Wil Richardson and Jani-King Gulf Coast Controller Angelique Daigle have an- nounced their engagement. Time and location of the nup- tials have yet to be announced. (Courtesy Photo) Angelique Daigle to wed Wil Richardson Douglas and Johanna "Sissy" Daigle of Ponchatoula have an- nounced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Angelique to Wil Richardson, son of Hardy Richardson and Ms. Paulette Poche. She is the Controller of Jani- King Gulf Coast. He is the cur- rent president of the Ponchatou- la Rotary Club and is employed with Jackson-Vaughan Insur- ance. The bride-to-be is the grand- daughter of Johanna and Karl Hessilink who split their year between their native Nether- lands and Ponchatoula, and Jo- seph and the late Jackie Daigle of Ponchatoula. The prospective groom is the grandson of Hollis and Betty Poche of Ponchatoula and the late Ned and Patricia Richardson. Time and location of the nup- tials have yet to be announced. We can create a cervical cancer-free America By JENNIFER S. SMITH, Ph.D., M.P.H. Kristen Forbes of Noblesville, Indiana, had recently graduated from college when she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer at age 22. After a yearlong, painful battle, she succumbed to the disease, leaving behind a bright future and a grieving family and friends. Like most of the 4,000 women in the United States who die of cervical cancer each year, Kris- ten's death was preventable. We now have the medical know- how and the tools to stamp out this major cancer once and for all. What we need now, as our country honors National Cervi- cal Cancer Awareness Month this January, is the will among members of the public health community - government offi- cials and policymakers, medical been vaccinated still need to be screened to protect against HPV types not targeted by the vaccine. Also, while the Pap test has led to a dramatic decrease in cervical cancer in the U.S., 'about one third of cervical cancer deaths are caused by screening errors with the Pap test, a problem that more sen- sitive HPV DNA testing could address. The HPV test is avail- able, in conjunction with a Pap professionals, insurers, women Supermarket and are asking for any donations to help make the sale a success. The AOH is accepting anything and everything. You may bring your donated items to the garage sale site on Friday, March 4 and on the day of the garage sale. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization founded in New York City 4 May, 1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a parent organization of the same name which has existed in Ireland for over 300 years. If you have any questions or have a donation that you would like picked up before the garage sale, contact Don Steadman, Ga- rage Sale Chairman, at 985-320-1730. Attorney Angela M. Elly joins Parker Layrisson Law Firm Parker Layrisson Law Firm proudly welcomes Angela M. Elly, attorney at law, to the firm. Angela's practice areas include auto accidents, personal injury and criminal defense. Angela is an experienced civil and criminal law attorney. She has worked as an Assistant Public Defender and has held legal positions such as a manag- ing attorney with a prominent law firm in Baton Rouge; an associate attorney at one of the largest personal injury firms in the US; and a law clerk at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Angela has practiced personal injury law throughout Louisiana. Angela received her Bach- elor of Arts in English Educa- tion from Southern University at New Orleans and earned her law degree from ,Southern Uni- versity Law Center in Baton Rouge. She is an active member of the community, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., NOLA Women for Change, and Beacon Light Baptist Church of Ham- older. Most importantly, we need to make cervical cancer pre- vention a top national health priority. Public health offi- cials and policymakers should support--and fund--programs to educate women about this disease and enable them to ac- cess prevention and treatment mond. Her community service includes participating and host- ing political forums for judicial and mayoral candidates, a Re- lay for Life committee member, voter registration drives, tutor- ing, mentoring, clothes drives, etiquette workshops, blood and bone marrow drives. Angela en- joys going to music festivals and Saints games with "her three- year-old son Jaiden. To contact Angela or the Parker Layrisson Law Firm, call (985) 467-9525 or visitwww. layrisson.com for more informa- tion. I II should educate their patients and provide these services, and insurers should pay for them. Women must take charge of their health and get screened and ensure that their adoles- cent daughters get vaccinated. All of these groups' efforts must be coordinated for maximum ef- ficiency and impact. I and others - to make it hap- test, for women ages 30 and services. Medical professionals ! pen. I ~~,~ Cervical cancer used to be I ".'~?~:~i~ the leading cause of death for ~-[~'~' . women in the U.S. With wide- I ~5~ " 1~5958 spread useofPaptestscreen- ( ) ing in the last 50 years, cervi- cal cancer rates have declined significantly, but have leveled to about 12,000 cases each year. This disease should be rela- tively easy to prevent. Weknow G GE SidLE FUHDI SER[ it s caused by the human papil- lomavirus, or HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection. Most HPV infections go away Saturday March 5th I II i i on their own, but persistent HPV infections can lead to cell "Weight = changes that can progress to l ass with cervicalproper cancer.treatment,FortunatelY,the dis- Programs ease can usually be stopped be- m" fore cancer develops. At the comer "Weight to occ o West P no & N 8th Street / available and prevents infection SS from the two types of HPV that I O In II o are responsiblefor70percentof P chato I.a across th street / all cervical cancers. We have an established screening tool - the on u , 0 $29.95" Pap test - that identifies cell g|8 S p~rm / changes that can signal cervical disease or cancer. We alsohave from Bohnm u arket. newer technology - the HPV Our Fntness Classes Include: test - to help identify women If you have any questions or would like to donate to the sale please ] whoare tinc easearis Sohowca wem ure o ......... .... call Don Steadman, Garage Sale Chairman, at 985-320-1730 | more women die of cervical can- | Abs & Spin, Step & Spin cer? - ' First, we need to increase HPV vaccination rates. The AL L YOUR NE I) S HPV vaccine is recommended n 1330 Hwy. 51 North /I (Veterans Avenue) :~ Ponchatoula, LA n 985/386-8507 |! www.ponchatoulafitness.com [[ Michael Tournillon Owner/Operator II II *Ptus tax with this ad~me restrictions appty offer expires 3/30/11 II for routine administration in girls ages 11 and 12, with a "catch up" provision for those up to age 26. Studies show, though, that less than one in two young adolescent girls has received it. We also need to increase screening rates. At least half of all cervical cancer deaths are due to a lack of screening. 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