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MY GARDEN SECRETS Hi Gardeners Hasn't this been a wonderful week? The sunshine and pleasant weather has really put a spark of energy in all of us There are so many jobs to be done Look around and you will see all your neighbors digging flower beds, trimming the rose bushes, putting out some new trees and shrubs I am taking a big chance on Mother Nature in doinq the beds with Petunia's. They are the one annual that can take a 10t of cold weather. Those deep freeze days and nights were not good but I'm hoping we won't have any more of that. I have put some Junipers out and of course they will be O.K. It wi!! soon be time to plant other annuals like Mariqolds, ageratum. Salvia. and many others, but we better wait a few THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, FEBRUARY 28, 1985, PAGE SEVEN By Violet Collier/Garden Editor more weeks for those as they cannot take a hard frost. Get the soil ready and plan what you will use in them. Decide on the colors that will look best with your home. Day lilies can be separated and replanted now. Plant Shasta Daisies now too, Those who love gardening will find many chores to do. It is a never-ending job but it's rme that is enjoyable and rewarding when the flowers all burst into bloom. Plan to put a vegetable or two in among your annuals. A couple tomato plants or egg plants when grown in among your flowers will give you some good salads and can be used many ways. God lives in every Garden He loves each growing thing Forget your ills Get out and dig and sing. nenrf Layrisson reports WJ:'::,:ng war on crime Serious cnmes such as burglary, theft and homicide in Tangipahoa Par:sh have declined dramatically in the past T,",q'T)ahoa P.r;sh Sheriff's Offire three years and the rates of serious Community Garden Club holds annual meeting crnmearecIose' .,,gse experienced in 19, according to records in the By VIOLET COLLIER Times Garden Editor s follo Community Oerden Club of Ponchatoula held its annual club meeting Thursday Feb 21, 1985 at the Garden Club Building in Memorial Park Tenty-three guests were present A delicious luncheon was served by the Hostess after which the meeting was called to order by President Mildred Clover. A beautiful opening prayer was King spotted delivered by Shirley Goode. Roll call was answered by naming your favorite b:rd Ithink the beautiful Red Cardinal Mr. and Mrs. Carl Drude Jr. were King Ed Tucker. Drude is one in a President called tar a discussion and plans were made for the clubs activities for the Strawberry Festival Billie Picou dosed the meeting with a lovely prayer as we all stood holding hands After being dismissed Donna Corkern presented us with a movie showing all the beautiful Plantation homes on the Mississippi River and Bayous of Louisiana Many were duled back to 1700 and 1800. Those who love the History of this 9rear state enjoyed seeing this beauty and we realize once again our heritage we have enjoyed since before the Civil War and how so much of this beauty has been preserved treakdowns in the felonies worked by the sheriff's office shows that burglaries declined from 535 in 1981 to 404 in 1982. to 389 in 1983. and to 311 in 1984 Malor thefts (of $I00 or more) were 363 in 1981. climbed to 894 in 1982 and then dropped steadily to 864 in 1983 and then to 547 in 1984 Reasons for the increase in felony thefts from 1981 to 1982 includes improved reporting, according to detectives. "The 42 percent reduction of burglaries m Tangipahoa Parish from 1981 to 1984 is a very satisfying statistic to me." Sheriff Ed [,ayrlsson said "Especially when surrounding areas are showing Increases in burglaries each year Also. the 39 percent drop in thefts of more than $100 since 1982 is another figure that makes me very happy' " Homicides are down 37 percent from 1982, dropping from 19 to 12 In 1983 there were 13 homicides listed in department statistics Rapes dropped by 13 percent in 1984 from 1983. showing a decline from 23 in 1983 to 20 in 1984. Rape statistics show reports of nine in 1981, 14 in 1982.23 in 1983 and 20 in 1984. "'The problem of rape is one that is important to us. and is alarming. That is why we are spending time and efforts with the Mayor's Commission on the Needs of Women in Hammond and other women's groups in efforts to make women aware of the dangers that face them daily in today's world," Sheriff I.ayrisson said Felonies committeed in Tangipahoa Parish and referred to the sheriff's Detective Division numbered 932 in 1981. 1.358 in 1982 1.340 in 1983 and then fell again to 943 in 1984. statistics show The rate the felonies were cleared (or closed by arrest and/or property recovery in property crimes) also showed dramtic improvement from 1981 Cleared cases were about 21 percent in 1981, about 38 percent in 1982. about 48 percent in 1983 and about 62 percent in 1984 far ahead of national averages. 'as named b9 most present and n hand Thursday at the Community three generation series of festival Ponchatoutaisa Bird Sancutaryand all Thank you Donna so much for to  ',.-enter to wish the new kg and kings that include his father and his our members are interested in bringing us this opportunity to offer queen of the Strawberry Festi al well. son. ing, They are Queen l.etha Davis and (Times Photo) preserving and keeping them alive remember how great Louisiana is periri Minutes were read and accepted The ome secrets for transplants'. 'inbuO: Exper,encect gardeners rns'p thte m,e/dUenCiUlgnot ea,: " A slight daytime drooping of the leaves reduces transplanting shock and allows of hardening off their la f imple process that is a good sign. but make sure that the the plant to establish a root system fore planting Hem u a 9arden, says checks new growth and graduaily plants perk up at night The final two before a great demand for water is Thomas Koske. horticulturist with exposes the tender vegetation to harsh days of hardening shou]d be in full sun developed Plants that were not he Louisiana Cooperative Extension outdoor environmental conditions. Hardened plants will grow slowly and hardened may also suffer leaf damage Koske explains The process requires can be held inside or shehered for from sunburn. Hardening ff s a treatment or about seven to 10 days. several days if conditions are not rught Koske offers a word of caution onditifming cf indoor grown Koske says to begin by gradually, for outdoor planting, Koske says. They Beward of over-hardening the plants lants so the plants will have a ability to surwve the shock of transplanting Plants grown indoors haw been used to a mild mvironment and low levels of filtered Under these crmditions, plants tender aud (teveloD thinner and giving plants less water, cooler temperatures, and more light When outdoor temperatures are about 45 degrees F or higher, move the plants outdoors, beginning m a semishaded location Each day. expose them to more sunlight At the start, also protect them from drvina winds b,' nrovidinc ,.itTH I-,. appear darker green in color and have thicker, waxier leaves Cool-season crops like cabbage or broccoli can be hardened to withstand considerable co!d spring temperatures Warm-season crops like tomato and peppers will benefit from hardening However. the cold-hardiness that is gained is siight in any case hardeT" 9 5th Street Curb morket 7 days a week 8a.m.-Sp.m. 5 th St. at E. Pine St. 386-6560 l_ocoted behind Ponchatoula Feed & Seed Prices good through Wholesale prices to all restaurants and stores- We dehver Lettuce 1 or Celery 2 for $[ Red Large Cantaloupes 99 3 one lb. bags of CELLO CARROTS " $1.00 Large Extra Fancy Red Delicious Apples 6/ $1oo Vine ripened TomcLtoes CUCUMBERS 5/ $1 50 lb. Sack8 La. Yams Potatoes 31bs./S 1.00 or 50 I. *7 Yellow Onions Long periods of checked growth and dry conditions may stunt the plant to the point where it does not successfully recover and become the vigorous grower and heavy bearer that you desire. Westpark announces foundation Westpark Community Hospital and its parent company American Medical International announced today the formation and establishment of the Women's Health Foundation of Louisiana. The objective of this foundation, according to Westpark Community Hospital Marketing Director Patti Oiannoble, is "to foster. encourage, and support scientific and medical research, education, and treatment in specific diseases or dysfunctions of women. The Women's Health Foundation of Louisiana will be a separate non-profit corporate entity. The non-profit status creates an eligibility to compete for grants for research and demonstration projects." The Women's Health Foundation of Louisiana has been organized for the following purposes: To promote the general welfare and status of women within the state of Louisiana: To identify and study issues of importance to women: To recognize the achievements of prominent women in the fields of business law. medicine, education, the arts social welfare civic participation. and' philanthropic work or contri- bureSrican Medical International's seven Louisiana hospitals including Westpark Community Hospital represent a major commitment to the people of the state. The organizational structure of the foundation recognizes the relationship of the AMI hospitals and the Women's Health Foundation of Louisiana. It also recognizes and requests appropriate input from the women of each community into the decisions in relation to specific product I development Therefore. each M hospital in Louisiana will have an Advisory Board. Members of the Westpark Community Hospital Advisory Board are as follows: Ann Livingston Mayor Debbie Pope, Celeste Layrisson. Anne .Ferg_uson, Peggy Matheu Nanette Ouerm. Donna Seale and Chairperson l-'atti aian- noble. An Executive Board of the Women's Health Foundation has also been organized to meet with the Advisory Board on a quarterly basis to implement and achieve the goals of the Foundation. AMi hospitals included in th Louisiana network are Westpark Com. munity Hospital in Hammond; Doctor" Hospital in Opelousas; Riversid Community Hospital in Sh.revPvoll: Byrd Memorial Hospntm m Lee . , Highland Park Hospital in Govinglon; Riverview Medical Center in Gonzales; and St. Jude Medical Center in Kenner. For further information, please contact Patti Giannoble at 542-7777, ext. 301. For the convenience of my Ponchatoula, Albany, Springfield, Bedico, Robert and Hammond clients Please note my direct dial number to my Amite office 542-0403 JOSEPH H. SIMPSON Attorney at Law P.O. 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