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Amanda St. Romain, 6, poses with her Tucker Elementary first grade teacher Mrs. Johnnie Wisenhunt (left) and PTO Secretary Mrs. Charlene Schilling following Mon- day's judging of a poster contest. Amanda was first grade winner. ( Staff Photo) CITIZENS IN SERVICE Albert S. 'Hughes Airman Albert S. Hughes, son of James Perry of 190 West St.. Pon- chatoula. La. has been assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, after completing Air Force basic training. During the six weeks at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. the airman studied the Air Force mission. organization and customs and received special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. The airman will now receive spe- cialized instruction in the medical services field. He is a 1979 graduate of Poncha- toula High School. THE PONCHATOULA TIMES FEBRUARY 16, 1984 My Garden Secrets Hi Gardeners. "N, Today l'd like to say th-as to all who have been cleaning and getting ready for Spring. Many of the plants that looked like they were frozen are now putting on new growth If you look closely at the plant you will find ne shoots appearing along the stems and at the bottom of the plants Still don't be hasty to do any trimming. After the new growth it will be easy to find the frozen tips and'limbs, then get your clippers out and trim offthe dead wood There are going to be some azaleas. Perhaps not so many as we are used to having but after examining the bushes I see promise of plenty buds. I have been planting a few petunias in protected areas but By VIOLET COLLIER Times Garden Editor we'll wait another week to really fill in all the large beds I have to plant. We have them cleaned dug deep and fertilized: all ready to put the plants in. As soon as lm sure of not having a bad frost, there are many other annuals to plant. We have been putting out trees and shrubbery Today we are putting more dogwood trees in Kiwanis park. Be sure to dig a hole at least twice the size of the balled plant, put in some sand and leaf mold. Try to plant them where they can be shaded from the afternoon sun if possible Now is the time to get any tree or shrub planted. The Crepe Myrtle is a standby of the South. There are many varieties to choose from and many beautiful colors. Whentl crepe myrtle bursts into you know it's summer-time last. A Crepe Myrtle tree can be to use anywhere. One standing alone on the lawn just by the corner of the will present a beautiful siC. when it's in bloom and in winter the trunk of the tree a the branches look like a pie sculpture on the landscape. your nurseryman today an sure to put in one or around your home. You can extend the time by cutting the blooms just below the flower head. your plants a cup of fertilizer in March and again July. W.W.H Bomb Squadrons to reassemble for 40 year reunion The 397th Bomb Group with its 596th, 597th, 598th, 599th Bomb Squadrons is sponsoring "A Return To The E.T.O.", June 4 to June 18, 1984 This pilgrimage to Europe includes a visit to the Normandy beaches on June 6th, the forty year commemoration of the D-Day inva- sion. There will also be tours in England and France where the 397th was stationed, sites of the ground battles, areas of general historic nature, and sightseeing places. An invitation is also being extended to other "Air Corps" veterans, ground troops, and private individuals. family and friends A travel brochure and itinerary will be mailed upon request.. Advance plannins is also underway for the 7th reunion of the 397th Bomb Group, scheduled for the fall of 1985, in southern California. Former members of this WW2 9th Air Force B-26 Marauder group, and other interested persons, are asked to contact the 397th Bomb Group Association. Nevin F. Price, Secre- tary: P.O. Box 1786. Rockville, Maryland 20850. Phone: (301) 460 -4488. The last B-26 group to go overseas during World War 2, the 397th soon became known as the "Bridge Busters" for combat missions which began on April 20, 1944. At the peak of its combat history the struck the enemy's during the Battle of the Bulge ( 1944-Jan. 1945) and Distinguished Unit Citation mission on December 23. the group withstood heavy fighter attack to sever a bridge at Eller. Germany, a in the enemy's supply line acroSS Moselle River. This mission cost group many planes and men. Anthony Stafford, 5, son of Terry and June Stafford of Ponchatoula, was top poster contest winner in his kindergarten class at Tucker Ele- mentary Teacher Miss Connie Doucet admires his work. ( Staff Photo) Tucker announces poster contest winners Mrs. Emma Forrest and Mrs. Catherine Stewart, both retired schoolteachers, serves as the official ]udg Monday for Tucker Elemen- tary's poster contest. ( Staff Photo) The students, teachers, and PTO The students, teachers, and PTO of Tucker Elementary in Poncha- toula honored all of their School Helpers with a special reception on February 15, a day designated as School Helper Day. School helpers are cafeteria workers, janitors, teachers' aides, secretary, office workers, school nurse and principal The children participated in a related poster ost. Awards were :"  p'egentd to the"hildren with the best posters. Wifiners were: Kindergarten: 1st place--Anthony Stafford: 2nd place--Adrianne Vicknair; 3rd place--Clay Trosclair First Grade Ist place--Amanda St. Romain: 2nd place--R;" ' :jmel" 3rd place--Kim Scimmg Second Glade: 1st place--Ronnie Loyd; 2nd place--Josh Stilley; 3rd place--lne Jenkins Legion Auxiliary holds Feb. meeting By JENNIE TATE Leander J. Kinchen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47 held its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2 with 20 members and one guest present It ,was voted to give $15 to Dis- placed Homemakers; $I00 to TARC; and $100 to TARC Girls Home. TARC Girls Home is a place for these girls to go and live so they will be in a home environment. The American Legion Birthday Party for Post 47 will be on March 17 at 7:30 p.m at the Legion Home. ,,i, t An invitation from Post 16 at Coving- ton for its birthday, party, will be on March 31. Sixth District Conference will be in Covington on April 15. Tray favors will be made at Easter and Fourth of July for Seventh Ward Hospital. In January several Auxiliary mem- bers motored to the Airport Hilton in Kenner to attend the Mid-Winter Conference. Those attending were: Henrietta Joiner, Carole Abate, Cindy Newton. Sylvia Anthony, June Pittman and Jennie Tate. 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More than any other financial institution in our parish, CPB means business! We Speak Your Language at CPB Our Business Development Team is staffed by professionals who can speak your language--growth, inventory., cash-flow, expansion, working capital, investments, equity, credit, profit. Because we've been working at it for a long time, we've put together a package of business services designed to improve your business' bottom line, no matter what size company you have. A Sound Business-Banking Relationship Whether your business is new or has been around for a while, CPB's Business Development specialists can help it grow. 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