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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, FEBRUARY 28, 2008, PAGE 6-A Fine Food & Entertainment FROM PAGE 1 year people could purchase a to- go box for $5 and fill it with the contestants' jambalaya with the proceeds going to the David Vit- ter Memorial Fund. : The same day, the Straw- berry Festival Board hosts a strawberry baking contest and a holey board tournament. The proceeds from the holey board tournament will benefit Bryce McKinney. For more information about the jambalaya cook-off, please contact Amy Edwards Har- ris at 985-969-2821. Visit the Strawberry Festival website, www.lastrawberryfestival.com, for more information about the baking contest. The Ponchatoula Jaycees are a civic organization for young adults 18-40 years old. Meet- ings are held the first Wednes- day of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ponchatoula Community Center. For 'more information, please contact the 2008 Presi- dent John Burns at 985-969- 1219. : And help rescue the animals the Ponchatoula Parade Celtic Crossroads Rescue proudly presents Danny O'Flaherty in concert 7-9 p.m. Saturday March 15 2008, with spe- cial guest The Muggivan School of Irish Dance. Tickets are $15, available at the door at The Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson St Covington, LA (985-264-1271 or 504- 756-4532) Enjoy the finest music and dance, shop for jewelry and other items at the Celtic bazaar! Proceeds to benefit Celtic Crossroads Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. : Don't miss this great evening of family Entertain- ment! For more information about DannyO'Flaherty visit his website at: www.dannyoflahert)2 o n For more information about Celtic Crossroads Animal Rescue Visit their website at: www.celticanimalrescue.org ,Fresh Fruit SmoothieseEspresso Drinks Blue Bell Ice Cream WELCOME TO TRADE DAYS "' We have a large selection of specialty gifts for all occasions" I E-mail us at paradisesmoothie@gmail.com 18539 Hwy 22 Suite M Village Oaks Shopping Center Ponchatoula Now OFFERING GEL NAILS AT 10% OFF WITH THIS AD 236 East Pine St. Ponchatoula, LA (985) 386-4725 By DERICK HINGLE Times Sports Editor Ponchatoula's Lady Wave quest for a Top-28 appear- ance in the LHSA State Basketball tournament fell one game short when Ponchatoula lost to llth seeded Arch- bishop Chapelle, sending the third-seeded Lady Green Wave home for the state finals. Chapelle, with a 64-51 win 11-11 at the end of the first over Ponchatoula in the quar- quarter, but the tide quickly terfinal playoff, now advances to changed for the Lady Wave play in the semi-finals against when Chelsee LaMarca was Hahnville, the winner will play 'forced to leave the game with a either Southwood or West Mon- knee injury. roe in LHSAA State Champion- In losing LaMarca, the Lady ship game on Friday at the Uni- Wave lost one of its biggest versity Center at Southeastern scoring threats and that al- University. lowed the Chipmunks to place Ponchatoula kept pace the additional pressure and double Chapelle Chipmunks early on teams on Ponchatoula's other as the teams were knotted at "America's Antique City" i;i~ ii;i i! ii~ii i~ ii~i~!iiii~iii~!i!i~ il i~ Fifth and sixth grade SJS Seventh and Eighth grade SJS Quiz Bowl winners Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl teams who competed against other Catholic schools in Baton Rouge on Saturday, February 16. Both teams have been practicing for weeks un- der the guidance of Coach Ms. Joy Mims. Both teams were very competitive with the 5/6 Grade Team bringing home a second place trophy out of 15 teams. Members of the 5th and 6th grade team (front row, from left) Blaze D'Amico, Krystal Waddell, (back row, from left) Zacary Barrient, Em- ily Buddy; The 7/8 Team (front row from left) Carl West, Luke Yoes, (back row, from left) Taylor Ransom, Spencer Wyld. (SJS Photo) scoring threats, namely center Antoinette Pea and guard Me- gen Berner. Ponchatoula "without La- Marca in the lineup fell behind 27-17 at the half, but the Lady Wave bounced back in the third quarter, narrowing Chapelle's lead to four points, 31-27. Pon- chatoula center Antoinette Pea scored eight points in the third quarter to help narrow the Cha- pelle lead, Pea finished the eve- ning with 16-points, leading the Lady Wave in scoring. But as quickly as the Lady Wave mounted a comeback the Chipmunks went on a scoring spree of their own as Chapelle took a 46-33 lead into the fourth ~e quarter thanks to 13 third quar- ter points by Chapelle's Olivia Grayson. Grayson went on to score 25- points in the game for Chapelle -2 21-points came in the second half as the Chipmunks proved to be too much for the Lady Wave to handle with Chapelle defeating Ponchatoula 64-51. On March 15, Bakers Corner in Ponchatoula will host the first annual "Go Joe Run." Everyone is invited to participate. Joe was 13-years-old and at- tended John Curtis School in Metairie. On Nov 4 his dad dropped him off at school like any other day. Moments later Joe went behind the gym and shot himself in the head for no apparent reason. Joe had a good life, a close and lov- ing family, lots and lots of friends. He played all sports and played them well. He was always joking and laughing and was known as happy-go-lucky. He never had any mental problems that anyone knew of. His death was and still is a shock to anyone who knew Joe. This bike run will be to benefit Jane and Dwight Lynn to help with the hospital bills for keeping their son Joe Lynn on life sup- port while all of his organs were placed with people in need (A 52- year-old Ponchatoula man received Joe's heart), a scholarship fund in his name, Mike Miley Athletic playground where Joe played sports his entire life, LOPA who placed all of Joe's organs, and to teen suicide awareness. Registration will start at 9 am and the run will start at 11 am. Riders cost is $15 and $20 for a couple. Non-riders are invited to participate also paying $5 for a Jambalaya plate. There will be bands and lots of prizes. For more info or to pre-register or make a donation please call 985-386-9477. (985) 386-5100 401 W. Pine st Ponchatoula f Call us today[ Look for our new location coming soon to SWRR Ave. 9 177 WEST PINE PONCHATOULA (985) 386-9097 I Stop by and see our Cleaning House Specials ocated throughout our sh & our Trade Days Tent by the railroad tracks op WELCOME TO PONCHATOULA TRADE DAYS C.J. & MARY SCANDURRO - OWNERS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK -- TWO BUILDINGSl