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February 24, 1983

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 Ponchatoula's "Flower Lady" named marshal Marshal CoWer J team scores 1st Louisiana open was held past weekend in Baton Rouge. were 13 teams competing. bose from M & M Gymnastics s Iit Senior Division was Tonia ilis walking away with a 1st place bars. 3rd place on vault. 6th on floor and all around. Willis competed in the Jr. capturing a 2nd on bars. 4th all around and 5th floor Cynthia Holcomb also peted in this division. IV9 year old division Carrie placed 6th on beam: eight r old and under Robin Pingo e in with a 2nd on bars and all rod, 3rd on vault, 4th on beam, 5th on floor: A]oyia Willis hing 4th on bars and floor and a on vault and all around: Cheri placed a 5th on beam and bn floor from M & M Gymnastics eting were Claudette Reno. Jin Renee Bosange. Carol Alisa Fogleman, and Kate Mrs. Violet Collier, Ponchatoula's "flower lady," the person held most responsible for the city's continually blooming appearance, has been honored by the Strawberry Festival Board and named to the post of Grand Marshal of the 1983 Straw- berry Festival Parade. Mrs. Collier, who is resigning her city police duties this week to work on the mayor's staff full-time as head of city beautification, was flabber- gasted when told by Parade Chair- man Danny Vicknair of her honor. "1 still can't believe it. It took over a half an hour for me to even begin to understand what they were really saying when they came to tell me," she said during a photo session the afternoon she was informed by Vicknair. "1 love Ponchatoula and I'm never done talking about all the good things we have here and when they first approached me and asked if I would do something for the Straw- berry Festival I said right away that I would, but ! had no idea that it was the kind of honor, l'm just so thrilled I can hardly believe it," she said. Vicknair said that he and the board had discussed going outside Poncha- toula to name a famous person to the honorary post of grand marshal, but settled instead on someone of deep significance to the City of Poncha- toula, someone who has contributed so much to the city. At press time yet another honor lay in store for the grandmotherly "flower lady" of the city, but secrecy was required in order to bring it about, so next week's edition will provide that bit of news. Vicknair said that he is encouraging everyone interested in entering a float in the parade, or marching in it, to contact him at 386-9304 so he can continue planning for the big event. The parade is set to roll Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. 111 W.PINE PONCHATOULA I i FEATURING WE ALSO HAVE THE LARGEST TRANSFER SELECTION AROUND il I I OUR CHURCHES; AND SPECIALITY IS SERVING BUSINESSES; CLUBS; SCHOOLS; ORGANIZATIONS INDIVIDUALS WITH " WE CAN PRINT ANYTHING ON T-SHIRTS CAPS LICENSE PLATES& MANY OTHER ITEMS THE LEG/U. CLINIC. INC. oBinkmptcy olndivklull Husband & Wllo oCorp. Separation or DIvon:e Workmen's Compensation Cases eSocial eec. Disability Cases oAII other Contingency Fee Caem eCRIMINAL MATTERS oFelony eMilKiemeanor P.H.S. sees one Ponchatoula High School students were able to attend the theatre Monday without ever leaving campus, thanks to the Ponchy Players. The school amateur theatre com- pany presented two one act p!avs. Costume winners Costume winners at the local Mardi Gras Grand Bali held Sunday, February 13 are: Billy and Ann Young (Mr. and Mrs. Alligator) and Shirley Baham (the love portion witch), and Buddy Rottman. Honorable mention was given to all those who rode the floats, several of whom obviously spent many long hours creating their own costumes. And special thanks was given to all those who contributed to the spirit of the occasion by either buying, renting or making a costume acts directed by speech teacher L..o,,.,, Carter. "The In Group," and "The Little Man Who Wasn't There" included some 20 student players. The plays were presented in the school t uditorium at 1 p.m. Monday. We have clients looking for acreage in the Ponchatoula area Call Pevey Realtors 386-8600 Dr. Patricla Felder to wed Dr.Stephen Tranter Mr and Mrs. Lester C. Felder, Jr. of Ponchatoula announce the forth- coming marriage of their daughter, Patricia Ann to Stephen T. Tranter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tranter of Northbrook, Illinois. The couple will exchange vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony, March 5, at the Hayride Building. Ponchatoula, La. The bride-elect is a graduate of Ponchatoula High School, attended SLU and received her Doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport. Iowa and is practicing in Metairie Louisiana. Her fiance is a graduate of Glenbrook North High School, attended Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa and received his Doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa and is practicing in Metairie Louisiana. Through this medium friends and relatives are invited to attend. Citizen Utility board wants to save millions in case of an attempted burglary would the police and the sheriff's office be notified? oele ao eoee oet*eooQoeleoo If a fire were to break out in your home would your family be alerted? Would the fire department and your neighbors be notified within seconds by telephone.? ......................................... Your home owners insurance premium can be redoced up to | percent.Ve have financing available through Dixie Federal Savings Call Southern Security 542-6970 Amite 748-8609 The most innovative burglary and fire alert alarm system on the market today. 24 hour protection Staff Report Citizens, aldermen and majors of Tang!pahoa Parish interested in saving $12.5 million locally every year are advised to attend a free seminar Saturday in Hammond. Sponsored by the grassroots Tangi- BROKEN RECORD By DOTSY Gray is the morning Clouds float up high There will be no shining The sun chose to hide The record is broken Rain fall is so much Sun shine just a token Mud takes place of dust So seldom a freeze The low comes and goes Bare limbs of the trees A way mother nature chose The February of 83 A shadow from the start A rainbow's end to see Sun shine lights all hearts pahoa Citizen Utility Board, the meeting starts at 10 a.m. in the parish hall of Grace Episcopal Church, 100 N. Church in Hammond. Organizers say they believe they can save enough money locally to generate $50 million, or over 2,000 new jobs paying salaries of $24,000 apiece. Local sponsors Frank Neelis and eric Buckner say that is the amount of money they hope will be conserved as a result of a "Comprehensive Community Energy Program." They point to the parish's total annual energy bill of approximately $12.5 million and say just a ten percent saving would yield $12.5 million in money that, allowed to stay here, would generate four times that amount in local industry and jobs. Energy efficiency is their aim and the organizers argue that the national agencies and government responsible for controling energy costs and protecting the consumers are victims of outside powers such as the Arab oil cartel. "The most effective tool that the consumer has to counter this situa- tion is to become increasingly more energy efficient," says Nellis, adding that detailed information will be made available at Saturday s seminar. 11x14 Wall Portrait in Living Color Never before offered at this Pdcel AT 99 Plus 76 for handling This very special offer gS pre- sented as an expression Of our thsnks for your patronage Compare at $25.00! FREE to all Senior Citizens Time: 10-1:'00. 2-4:00 NO CHARGE for groups Date: Wed, March 9th LIMITED OFFER one per subject tl) ...... one per family -'m=ll"-'[ U I 124 E. Pine St. Ponchatoula, LA. 70454 All Wedding Supplies are now in Parasals Lace Brass Ready made Bouquets Over 200 new framing moldings to chose from for your framing Store Hours 8:30-4:30 Mon-Sat 124 East Pine Owner Claudette Michelli 386-9773