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:3]! THE TIMES, JANUARY 31, 2019, PAGE Out a Aout . M”; ‘A' ini 3,3 a a v a v a a a v a a v a . a . . . t . . . . . . . . . .. PARD-ZUMBA 5:30pm — 6:30pm PARD Gym- 19030 Ponchatoula Park Dr.§ Ponchatoula, La. This event is held at the; PARD Events Building. Please join us foré some fun exercises. The class is $5.00 or you; can purchase a punch card with 10 classes; for $40.00. Have fun moving to great music.§ No matter what your skill level, set your own: pace. Do not forget to bring your water. PONCHATOULA JAYCEES-LITTLE MISS & MASTER PAGEANT Saturday February 9, Sam — 3pm Pon-é chatoula Community Center. It is that timeé of year again. Yes the Ponchatoula Jayceesé will be crowning their new Little Miss and; Maters for the 2019 Strawberry Year. Regis-§ tration will begin at 8:00 am sharp. There isi a limit on the group sizes, so get your appli-§ cations in early. Our Royalty will be provided with a beautiful trophy, a rhinestone crown,§ satin monogrammed title banner, a float ride during the Strawberry Parade. The dead line for entry is February 1. Door entries taken; only if a group is not full. For more informa-§ tion please go to our website or visit us on? our Face book page. Ponchatoula J aycees. AMERICAN LEGION-VALENTINE’S DANCE Sat, February 9, 8pm Sun, February 10,; 12am 750 E. Pine St. Ponchatoula Lion’s Club The American Legion Post #47 is hosting a; Valentines Dance on February 9th. Eddieé Veach & The Old Man River Road Band Willi §be playing the night away. Gotta love thaté Saxophone. Ice and setups will be provided; gPastalaya and Beverages will be provided; too. Casual dress (Valentine’s day colors and; apparel are welcome. $25.00 per person and; $50.00 a couple. For tickets phone: Brain; F1admo-225-270-9002 or Jack Catalinotto-§ 985-966-5751 I or 225-56741884-1-‘01- iflonnief Crimmins-985-773-8965. Tables for groupsé of 8 or more can be RESERVED in advance? Tickets available at the door. . r . OMEGA BALL Sat, February 9, 7:30pm — Sun, Febru-§ ary 10, 12:00am 111 N. 6th St. Ponchatoula; La. Le Fleur de “Lis Please join the Krewei of Omega as they kick off their Mardi Gras; Season with their Annual Mardi Gras: Ball; {The date is February 9th, and tickets, going fast. The tickets are $40.00 a person; for members, and $60.00 a person for non-g x-.-.I.-.~5-~n-xs-~§-~sn~nss-~ -----~ -\~\~§~\\-~n~xsxx- \o~§~§-\\\~\§ members. The Domino’s are playing, and; ready for you to rock the night away. There; will be a buffet and Hors D’oeuvres. BYOB,_§ but set-ups will be provided! and a cash'bar.§ For more information please contact Joan; Guzzardo at 985-345-7467 or 985-222-3347,§ or jandjguzzardo@aol.com. You can also go to kreweofomega.org for paypal purchases. ‘ CHAMBER AND TEDF MEETING Wed, February 13, 11:00am ,— 12:30pm§ Ponchatoula Chamber & Tangipahoa Eco-i nomic Development Representative will meet in Baton Rouge on PonChatoula Chamber Ponchatoula, LA. The purpose and agenda for this meeting has not been announced. KREWE OF OMEGA . MARDI GRAS PARADE Fri, February 22, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Down-i itown Hammond. Join in the celebration of i'the Mardi Gras Season. The parade will be? held on February 22, 2019. The parade will; roll at 6:30. For more information please call; Captain Cathy Roberts at 985:687-7230. ' ” 10—11:30 cm Ages 5—10 winemaker“ Pizza & Parfait “summary-yuan“ WMMMW. mmwumWMam “MWMGW Times Internet Edition -- www.ponchatoula.comlptimes Let us lead by serving others St. Joseph Catholic School is proud to an- nounce the Junior National Beta Members of 2018 — 2019. The Junior Beta member's representing the classes from fifth grade to eighth grade were honored at a Junior National Beta installation banquet this last Wednesday at St Joseph School. The purpose of Beta is "To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students." (Times Photo by Amy Brennan) Building futures impacts generations to come Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) Dean of Campus Administration Bridget Laborde spoke to The Ponchatoula Rotary this last Thursday about the exciting educational pro- grams available that will create economic growth in our local communities. NTCC boasts over 21 af- fordable programs leading to associate degrees, technical diplomas, and/or professional certifica- tions, including opportunities to transfer to four— year universities. She informed local Ponchatou- la Rotarians NTCC Student Affairs staff will work with students through the administration and financial aid process. Financial Aid options in- clude federal grants and loans, TOPS, and local scholarships. (Left to right) Ponchatoula Rotary President Steve Portier, Northshore Technical Community College Dean of Campus Administra- tion Bridget Laborde and Ponchatoula Rotarian Christi Marceaux. (Times Photo by Amy Bren— nan) “a. Nola Mia! Mobile pizzeria! The menu changes but the food is always fabu- lous. If you happen to be hungry and see the Nola Mia pizza truck, STOP! The food is divine and the employees are eager to serve you something del- ish out of their wood fire pizza oven. Nola Mia serves lunch, dinner and “late night” fare that does not disappoint. Nola Mia also caters private parties, cooperate events and private parties. To contact Nola Mia please contact them at: CATER- ING@NOLAMIAFOODTRUCK.COM Pictured (left to right) Brandon Miller, Matias Rojo, Morgan James, Leesga Murphy and Karla Zayas. (Times Photo by Amy Brennan) Gardenettes Genesis awarded to PPD Ponchatoula Police Department in their new location, received the Gardenettes' Genesis Award for commercial landscaping for January. Pictured are Vicky Fannaly, TIm Ridge], Mari- lyn Wright, Annie Miller, Margaret Hardin, Kar- en Moran, Pat Walsh, Bill MOran, Chief of Police Bry Layrisson, Assistant to the Mayor Rhonda ' Sheridan, and Gardenettes Anna Poland, Sonya Bring it! Avery and Margaret Bailey. (Gardenette Photo) In a spirited seven team double elimination kickball tournament, known as The Battle of Downtown held this past Sunday at Chapappella Park, Cate St. Seafood Station of Hammond took lst place with Stray Cats of Ponchatoula follow- ing in a close second. All proceeds from the event benefited Special Olympics. (Photo Courtesy of Katelyn Haley) New police station. awarded The Gardenettes January February Genesis Award was presented January 18 to the new City of Ponchatbu- la Police Department building in the former Homestead building. Jeff Roberts with Prestige Landscaping planted a va- riety of Azaleas, Camellias, Yaupon Holly, Indian Haw- thorn, and Variegated Liriope. Present to receive the honor were Police Chief Bry Layrisson, and officers Bill Moran, Tim Ridgel, and An- nie Miller. The garden club is a member of District VI, Louisi- ana Garden Club Federation Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs Inc., National Garden Clubs Inc. Eddie Veatch and the Old Man River Road Band highlights the 4th Annual Valentine's Day Dance on Saturday, February 9 Ponchatoula American Legion Post 47 will again celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dance on Saturday, February 9 beginning at 8 pm. and ending at Mid- night. SUBSCRIBE TODAY ! ONLY $25 per year Jack Catalinotto at 985- 966-5751 and Ronnie The cost is $25 per person and will include, along with local musi- cian Eddie Veatch and the Old Man River Road Band, an onsite profes- sional photographer, Gene Franques who will be taking individual and group photographs which will be available for de- livery that night (6 x 8 for $10 or 8 x 10 for $20). Other amenities in- clude a box of comple- mentary chocolates, a red rose for your Valen- tine, as well as a silent auction of jewelry items. Set ups will be provid- ed and pastalaya will be served. Participants can come by the Lions Home af- ter 11 am. on Saturday morning, February 9 to reserve and decorate a table. They can also bring their own liquor and table food. Eddie and the band will be playing old time rock and roll. Tickets can be pur- chased by calling Brian Fladmo at 225-270-9002; Crimmins at 985-773- 8965. Also, on Saturday, February 2, Legion mem- bers will be at the Legion Hall in Ponchatoula from 9:30 am. to noon. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. S i . Joseph Catholic School Open House Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:00pm in the cafeteria wwwsjscrusaderscrq CALL TODAY (985) 386- 2877 175 N 8th St. 45. .37 Ponchatoula, LA.; 985*386*6421 0an Registration will begin Monday, Februarg Ll, 2019 St. Joseph School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national. or ethnic origin. E-Mail: editor@ponchatou|a.com or timesofindependence@gmai|.com