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! i i Dome -FROM PAGE ONE La. Tourism was the next speaker. He stressed the importance of every person in Ponchatoula in the Fair&apos;s success. We tend to think of only businesses influencing the impres- sion that tourists get of our area. The truth is that the waitress, service station attendant or police deputy can accomplish far more than the average business owner. Mark urged all citizens to help clean up and keep clean our town. He warned against Inflated prices as being a very short- sighted practice -- one that would be certain to have a lasting bad taste with tourists. Mark then ran a slide show on the Fair. Ladies and gentlemen, the exposi- tion is going to be stunningly enter- taining! As Mark flipped through slides of the layout, the displays, the La. Pavillion, fountains, rides, etc., "Ohs! and Ahs!" could be heard throughout the audience. Our fair is going to be a dynamite show!!! The luncheon speaker was Jimmy Fitzmorris, Executive Assistant to the Governor Jimmy, better known as Mr. Louisiana, gave an absolutely stirring talk. His love of our state just radiates from the man! If he were not such a religious individual, I believe on dying, he would debate the merits of heaven vs. those of the bayou state with the Almighty himself. Dr. Charles Gideon, our Mr. Tangi pahoa, was the final speaker. Doc had two pieces of exciting news. First was the announcement that our tourism commission is about to break ground for a new dome office right next to the sheriff's sub-station in Hammond. The location next to the interstate should be a great magnet for drawing the tourists on their way to New Orleans off the highway and into our area. Sec- ondly, Doc told us the Secretary of State has approved our parish's exclusive use of the titles "Festival Capital of the State of La." and "Recreation Capital of the State of La ." Both titles have been registered. I know most of you reading this article are only vaguely aware of the Tangipahoa Parish Tourism Com- mission, headed by Jackie Kupper and Doc Gideon. I'm familiar with it because it affects my business, You should know that the commission is doing a remarkable job of putting Tangipahoa on the map as a tourist attraction. I sincerely believe the commission, at this point in time, is the best thing we have going for us as far as the future is concerned. If we will all help the commission, our new title as "Recreation Capital of the State" will be beyond dispute. Times starts garden column t by Ponchatoula's "Flower Lady" t EDITOR S NOTE: Beginning parks, spruced-up City Hall and this week, Ponchatoulas Country Market, and repeated "Flower the Lady," Mrs. Violet cleanup drives all across Collier will be writing a garden- ing column for our readers. The head of city beautification is the woman responsible for Poncha- family. toula's lovely flowerbeds, clean city. We are both pleased and honored to invite the Flower Lady to The Ponchatoula Times HOW TO GARDEN By VIOLET COLLIER I have been asked many times by many citizens to tell them h I do it. It's very simple for me because gardening is some- thing that I love. Flowers are a gift from God, the beauty, the lovely colors and fragrance are something we can all have with a maximum of work and care. No matter how humble a home is flowers, trees, and shrubbery can make it lovely. To begin a flower garden or vegetable plot, the first thing we must do is to decide where you want your flower bed. Then dig and turn the soil over very deep. You put in some fertilizer (8-8-8 or 8-24-24). Use top soil and build the bed up. This has to be done each time you add a different group of plants. As you've noticed I begin my spring flowers with petunia plants. Petunias can take temp- eratures of 18 degrees. I like the cloud and cascades best. The flowers are large and showy, beautiful colors. 1 also .lip many choose them because they last several months. Marigolds, Sal- tqll via, Vinsa, and many more are used later on. innias are great for later on when the tempera- ture is high. Now is the time to rake win- illlll ter's leaves, fertilize the lawn, get the lawn mower out and spruce everything up! We are having lots of spring I | cleaning going on now. l want ' everyone to know I have noticed I I how everyone is working to make our town beautiful. We I i B can be even more beautiful if each citizen will keep his own [ personal property clean whether I you are a property owner or a renter. If I can help in any way feel free to call on me. Remem- ber the following poem. It really works. God lives In every garden, He loves each growing thing, Forget your ills, Get out and Dig and Sing. ) I. i I Interest Rates Are Down Down Down Down Now Ranging From 9.9%- 12.9% I _ I !11 !! I', iiii |1 ! :: .j Homrnond Motors Hwy. 51 N. Howard B. Weitzner, M.D. I announces his practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology at 542-1880 Hammond Professional Plaza Club Deluxe Rd. Saturday Appointments Available I flotilla FROM PAGE ONE search eff6?ts, their expertise wn)cn cannot be bought and is not paid for, their dedication is worthy of a com- munity to salute. But these are boatmen who are rarely thanked, lovers of water and water safety who are relied upon when needed the most, and who power off into the distance when their services are no longer needed. They risk danger and they contrib- ute much in terms of time away from loved ones, and the hours of pleasure most citizens would not think of giving up for the service of their fellow citizens. A special breed, members of the Flotilla have over the past two weeks again reminded the Ponchatoula community they are on hand when needed and can be counted upon to do all in their power to save lives. Many of the members of the par- ishwide volunteer boating force are local boatmen. The Flotilla consists of the following citizens of note: Captain Archie Bonner, 1st Lt Jun- ior Bovia, 2nd Lt Tommy Kraft, 2nd 2nd Lt Wally Vning. Donald Clark, Michael Berner, Joe Griffin, David Wright, Pat Schmidt, Melvin DeGruy, Bill Wright, William Wright and Brett Wright. Ronnie Harper, Elmer Schmidt, Jimmie Pearson, Gerald Barron, Ed Beck, David Hewtor, Harold Perrin (Coast Guard Aex.) and Felix Famu- laro (Coast Guard Alex.) A VERY SPECIAL EVENING WITH ROGERS I Special Guest Star TO Be Announced :,M) LONNIE SHORR The Gourmets Classic - . ==%. d',,,,= ,,=,_, S0.theustern University Grand Opening May 17, 1983 8 A M. Hammond; Louisiana All seats reserved $16.50 each Special Patron T,ckets $5000 each Tickets on sale now at Commercial Federal Savings in Hammond. Soulheastem University Center Box Office. ,!! licket master outlets in New Odeans and Baton Commercial Federal is sponsoring the Grand Opening Kenny Rogers Concert and donating all 504-542-6864 profits 1o the Southeastern Louisiana University New Orleans Line: 524-4780 Deve!opment Foundation L , , (00n00rtercial=ederal L ............... ...l THE PONCHATOULA TIMES APRIL 7, 1983 PAGE T-EN Report on LP&L's refund of the Texaco settlement. I MORE REFUND CHECKS ARE TO BE ISSUED For customers who have received continuous service from LP&L: If you were a customer of LP&L as of December31, 1982, and have received continuous service from LP&L at the same location, you have by now received a refund check. This check covers the length of time you were a customer between November 1980 through December 31, 1982. You will automatically receive a second refund chck to be mailed in July 1983 if you were a customer anytime in 1977 or between January 1979 through October 1980. No action is required on your part and there is no need to send in the form below. For customers who have not received continuous service from LP&L: If you were a customer of LP&L at one or more locations, anytime during 1977 or between January 1979 through December 30, 1982, you are due a refund check for as many months as you were a customer. These checks will be mailed later this year. LP&L needs information to verify service recordsat each location you received service and to obtain current mailing addresses. tn order to receive your check you must fill in and mail the form below. Note: Texaco did not curtail gas delivedea to LP&L during 1978, therefore there are no refunds due for that year. IB BIB BIB mm BB am BB BB mlB BII Eli iB am am lIB BB EEl BIB am am n i n i B n n B i B i i B U i n i i U i B B B i I I MAIL THIS FORM TO: LOUISIANA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY, P.O. BOx 6379, New OrkIls, I.A 70174 II Please complete this form for each location, sign (signature f :: _ needed for records), ano mail at your earliest convenience. If I '[l'-Ii KJIIIIIIIIIIII I you can include a copy of a bill received at a previous address, it II  ''?,".' would be helpful. Thank you for your cooperation. u*,,,ts svs MIOOLE SOUTH CURRENT MAILING INFORMATION INFORMATION BOUT PREVIOUS SERVICE WITH LP&L (PLEASE PRINT) SERVICE AODRESS ..... CITY NAME CURRENT 211 t t I I 1 1 11 1 ADDRESS (ff 1 (STREET} l l l l I l l I SERVICE FROM 19 , TO 19 I ciTY , STATE. ZiP , I CURRENT SERVICE TELEPHONE { ) ADDRESS CITY I (AREA CODE), ' ' 211t1111111t m (,,,R Name under which you re<;eNed service Ill different from your preeent mu'n) l SIGNATURE SERVICE B (REOUIRED}, FROM ......... t9 ,, TO 19 I (if you need to give addmoal information, pirate list names,iddresles and detes of servK:e on sep p4eco 4 I and return with this fon'n ) IIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiIi iiii