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It4i January 30 is deadline for essays Rules announced for the 2011 Queen of Erin Contest, and princesses Who will rule as the Queen of E~in, a title she will keep for life? Who will reign over the 2011 Ponchatoula Krewe of Erin St. Patrick's Parade and represent the krewe at all official events, pa- rades and festivals? This year an essay contest will find the Celtic monarch hidden among us, and will help discover her senior court, while those who would be princess will earn their crowns with works of art or by writing a paragraph on the queen's contest theme. The essay theme this year is This year's theme is "The Irish in New Orleans." Contestants must write an essay of 700-1000 words, with Works Cited page, concerning any aspect of the Irish experience in New Orleans. Possibilities are quite broad and in- clude Irish immigration, settlement, identity and work in the New Orleans community. Please include the completed registration form with your entry. The Queens Committee of the Krewe of Erin wanted to give the contestants time to Complete their research and so announced a theme prior to the Christmas holidays. A select and secret panel of Irish literature university profes- sors and members of the krewe's Queen's Committee will judge the essays ~and artwork. The deadline for all contestants is Friday, January 30, 2011. Again this year, members of the krewe of families decided to charge no feeto enter the contests. This is made possible by the generos- ity of Krewe of Erin sponsors: Jani King, The Ponchatoula Times, Whitney Bank and others to be announced. The queen and her senior court, the Maids of Erin, must be single ladies between the ages of 14 and 21. Princess contestants, Kindergarten through 8th grade, will have the same deadline as the queen contestants. Girls can draw a 8xi0 drawing on any Celt- ic theme. Judging will be Saturday, January 31, 2009. Only winners will be notified. All contestants are required to fill out an application form that may be picked up at The Ponchatoula Times office at 145 W. Pine St., 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The essay must be 300-700 words. The essay must be your own work and all material must be properly cited in the essay. The identity of the 2011 Queen will remain secret until the Roy- al Celtic Tea in March when the queen and her court will be for- mally introduced to society. The queen's duties begin immediately. Following the tea, she will offer the Queen's Annual Toast To The City at a downtown fountain, formally beginning her public activi- ties and appearances. NEW 2011 MAZDA6i Sport i!i,:ii:S ii::;i! i::~':: !il, :{:i'! ? ~i !!i Automatic Tt~unsmission I B ConditleF, i ~,;:.; Fbwer !:/ind0i'~s :!M/ EM/CD 'Stk#B402~ s159' " 0 LEASE FOR 42 FOR MOS.* ,~ DRIVE [ TESTo, TO0,,,,, nBBB MAZDA 333 N. Morrison Blvd. In Hammond *EASED ON 42 MONTH LEASE WITH $3300 AND FIRST PAYMENT DUE AT S GN, ~G. J2K MILES PER YEAR, DEALER RETAINS ALL FACTORY REBATES & INCENTIVES, PLUS TAX, TITLE, AND REGISTRATION ~',,' TH APPROVED CREDIT: ALL OFFERS EXPIRE ]/32/II THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011, PAGE 5 When legends meet Huey "Mule" Husser chanced on Coach Bill John- son in Don's Seafood and the two exchanged warm greetings. Husser's family built Johnson's home and the two have many sports connections. Husser got his nickname playing foot- ball at SLU where he was a fierce competitor. It was for him that the Mule's Hitch on Range Road got its name when he owned it. (Times Photo) ,S :, :~!!!!~!~:i!i!ii!i~, !~i~ i !ili!i!iiiii!iiii: Birthday treat Bill Johnson turned 86 on Saturday and when word leaked out at Don's Steak and Seafood Restaurant, a taste treat with a candle planted in it soon appeared at his table. (Times Photo) e Alligator buddies Bill Johnson and Michael Landry Jr. pose with a close relative of Ponchatoula's Ole Hardhide, the only alligator page one columnist in America and an icon fixture near the entrance to Don's Steak and Seafood Restaurant on South Morrison Avenue near the city limits of Ponchatoula and Hammond. The Landrys have long enjoyed the hunting camps organized by Johnson, who is now representing The Ponchatoula Times ad department, (Times Photo) Recent cold snap will slow strawberry crop LSU AgCenter With nighttime temperatures falling below 28 degrees, Louisiana strawberry growers expect some damage to the crop and potential loss in production this week, according to industry experts. This year's strawberry crop had been making good progress until the recent cold tempera- tures, according to Regina Bra- cy, LSU AgCenter horticulturist and resident coordinator at the Hammond Research Station. "Cold weather slows the ripening process of strawber- production cost," Bracy said. Before the recent cold spell, growers were picking an earlier than normal crop, with some berries coming in as early as October. "Using plug transplants in- stead of bare-root transplants has resulted in earlier yields," Bracy said. "Plugs recover fast- er from transplanting stress, so they produce berries faster than bare-root transplants." ": "We plant from plugs, which gave us an early crop," Robe~, son said. "But we have to cover the berries a lot because of the cold weather." ries," Bracy said. "So there will be fewer strawberries taken to market until the weather warms up." With temperatures falling below freezing this week, pro- ducers must take action to pro- tect berries from damage. "Farmers will be covering strawberry plants with floating row covers, adding labor and materials costs to the farmers' Braun's I No Inventory - Special Order Only ii Cost-]Phus Firearm Transfers Done Kevlin B. 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