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(Times Photo by Amy Brennan) You may have missed your big chance to break into movies Times Report ’ Before this edition of The Times could go to press seeking extras for a movie to be filmed in “America’s , Antique City Ponchatoula, LA,” a notice went out say- ing no one was needed after all. This is the original press release submitted for publication: “Want to see how a winter wonderland is cre- ated in the middle of the Louisiana summer? A 10- cally filmed and produced Christmas movie is seek- ing volunteer extras for several scenes shooting in the Ponchatoula area. The name of the town in the film is Ponchatoula... how cool!?! “The crew will be film- ing several scenes in! around the downtown Ponchatoulaareabetween May 13-June 2. This is a .‘ ” 31W] “ ##MI MW i’zmm,m L m “unfit Mr?“ M 1'; .1 WFWWMIWHHW j} My} mum seeking volunteer extras of all ages! Men, Women, Children. Everyone is in- vited to come join in the festivities! They will have raffles and entertainment between takes and lunch will be provided! This film is a love letter to Pon- chatoula, its culture and its people, as well as a heartfelt carol to the true spirit of Christmas. This is a massive community effort and with a largely Louisiana based crew and production team who are all incredibly excited to share this experience with y’all! “If you are interested please visit httpszllbit. 1y/2Y4VDGX to sign up! You will be required to sign a photo release. Once signed up you will receive an email confirming your place. Shoot Dates: 05/13 06/02. Location/Ad- dress: All locations will be within less than a mile of ‘ downtown- Ponchatoula. Specifics will be provided: to you if you are selected to be a part of the film. “Time: Up to 8 hours. Come help us show the world h0w Ponchatoula does Christmas!” ‘ Dynamic hospice duo address Rotary House Administrator at The Richard Murphy Hospice House Donna Landry Olivia, (left) and J odee McWilliams Hoover House Executive Direc- tor at spoke to The Ponchatoula Rotary this past Thursday. The ladies work as a team and shared with the Rotarians the history of The Richard Murphy Hospice Home and the services it pro- vides. The Richard Murphy Hospice Home offers services to patients free‘of charge and operates solely on donations. (Times Photo by Amy Bren- nan) Providing a haven to those who need it most By AMY BRENNAN Times Reporter The Richard Murphy Hospice Home began from humble beginnings and was the result of local resident Richard Murphy being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1982. “The King of Clean" breaks ground on new headquarters in Ponchatoula By AMY BRENNAN Times Reporter Jani-King “The King of Clean” broke ground on its new headquarters this past Thursday on the I-55 North- east Service Road in Ponchatoula with Gov. John Bel Edwards in attendance. Jami-King is a locally- owned franchise commer- cial cleaning service that opened .its Ponchatoula majority of the franchises located in the Southeast region of the US. The cleaning services franchise headquarters in 1998. The original headquarters is located in downtown Pon- chatoula in the Campbell Building at 122 West Pine Street. Jani-King provides tai- lored janitorial services across the world which in- clude 130 support offices in 10 cuntries with the counts among its clients the Mercedes Benz Su— perdome, hotels, resorts, restaurants, banks, sta- diums, and special event cleaning, among its many interests. The chise is owned by local businessman Tom Enmon PLEASE SEE PAGE 3 J ani-King fran-' home surrounded by fam-x Administrator of the home, Donna Landry 01- ivier, and Executive Di- rector Jodee McWilliams brought the hospice his- tory to a recent meeting of the Ponchatoula Rotary Club as guest speakers. Richard Murphy want- ed to spend his final days in the comfort of his OWn ily'and friends. This ser- vice is often referred to as hospice. Hospice has been evolving in Europe since the Eleventh Century. At the time the area did not have a qualified hospice provider until Richard Murphy’s family, PLEASE SEE PAGE 4 OUR Power-1A roam By OLE HARDHIDE The Alligator Lost in space, or way down the bayou, is Times legal eagle Jim Wattigny. Should you find the wayward jurist, please send him home. Mike Dupont wasn’t performing the Mexi- can Hat Dance debuted by Ole Pinchpenny in Detroit [back in pre-history with his African- American dance partner Linda Ford, the two of them paired by accident of height and the whim of the nuns at St. Martin Catholic El- ementary School, but Mike was on hand for the annual Saul Rubio Cinco de Mayo extrav- aganzaat the Ponchatoula La» Carreta. So was the forever gorgeous Alma Maintz, the gallant City Councilman Vergil Sandifer, Porch Recker David “Byrd” Boyd, and a host of hat dancers who packed La Carreta for the May 5 Wang-Dang-Do, where available tables were at a premium and pretty ladies . were shaking it in the streets While live bands played inside and out. Oh whatta party! I often wonder what our late-great Fran- cophile BobTroyer would have to say about all the hoopla surrounding Mexico’s trouncing of the French in the Battle of Puebla on May (Cinco de Mayo), 1862, his lasting memory including Ponchatoula’s annual celebration of the Falling of the Bastille with a Small pa- rade trooping the French Tricolor. Viva La France! As the festivities continued Sunday in down- town Ponchatoula, a crowd of Crusaders piled in to further thicken the crowd after the St. Joseph Spring Fair had finished bestowing a super Mike Fulmer Berryland Camper mobile home on fair raffle winner Joe Berteau. ' In case you haven’t caught the drift, if it is fun you seek, you‘ need look no further than “The Strawberry Capital of the World, Pon- chatoula, LA.” (while I do hear that fermer 'Berrytown lawman and son of the Indepen-' PLEASE SEE PAGE 7