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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JUNE 3, 2010 PAGE 4-A Official Journal The Ponchatoula Times INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given that on May 24, 2010 at a special meeting of the Pon- chatoula City Council, an ordinance was introduced as follows ANNUAL BUDGET FOR JULY 1, 2010 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2011. A public hearing will be held on June 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at a regular meeting of the City Council. Anyone with comments may appear before the council at this time. Publish June 3, 2010 in The Ponchatoula Times s/Tomlyn Poche, City Clerk INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given that on May 24, 2010 at a special meeting of the Pon- chatoula City Council, an ordinance was introduced as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 663 - ANNUAL BUDGET FOR JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010. A public hea~ng will be held on June 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at a regular meeting of the City Council. Anyone with comments may appear before the council at this time. Publish June 3, 2010 in The Ponchatoula Times s/Tomlyn Poche, City Clerk e Programs mo ! p,n, i Atso ava [able - Massage Tanning 1330 Hwy. 51 :North (Veterans Avenue) www.ponchatoulafitness.com *PLus tax with this ad some.restrictions appLy offer expires 9/30/09 "Preparation and planning uisiana are key elements in protecting lives and staying safe. So start now and avoid the rush at home supply stores, supermarkets, and other businesses that get crowded as hurricane watches P and warnings are issued. Don't wait until the last minute." The Louisiana Department of The week of May 23-29, 2010 k Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has been declared Hurricane has confirmed the presence Preparedness Week by the Na- of tar balls at South Pass in tional Hurricane Center. Sher- Jazz'n it! Longtime Ponchatoula businessman and Rotarian and perpetual Jazz musician Eddie Veatch (left) and jazz pin- | nist Don Gros are pictured playing Don's Seafood on a re- k cent night. (Times Photo) Tickets on sale now for i Llin' with the Chamber Chillin' with the Chamber is set for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 11. This year's event offers event-goers the chance to win $10,000, a variety of door prizes, a silent auction, live entertainment and great food and drinks from some of the area's newest restaurants. And if the famous Pie Lady continue to provide benefits for Mrs. Frances Chauvin hasn't everyone in the community and buttonholed you yet regarding you will have a wonderful eve- the Hammond Chamber fund- ning." raiser, she will. Frances Chauvin moved to Mrs. Chauvin, a life-time Hammond along with her hus- member of the Hammond Cham- band, John Chauvin, and their ber of Commerce, has been hit- growing family, in 1958, as new ting the streets hard selling owners of radio station WFPR. tickets to the social fundraiser, They joined the Hammond whose funds will help restore Chamber of Commerce by the the sidewalk of the historic next year. They believed that train depot and help fund oth- being involved with the Cham- er chamber programs and ser- ber, and promoting the Cham- vices. As a longtime resident of ber events and activities was the Hammond community and key to the success of the area former business owner, her's is businesses, the city, and of a face instantly recognizable by the community as a whole. local businessowners. Through the years John, Also known around town as Frances, and others in the fam- the "pie lady," her handmade ily have served on the board of pastry confections have been directors and many committees the hit of many a farmer's mar- of the Hammond Chamber of ket from New Orleans to Baton Commerce, and the radio sta- Rouge. "We are a model commu- tions have always been active nity to many cities in the state in promoting the chamber. and beyond, and the chamber In 2006, the Hammond plays a big part in the success of Chamber of Commerce honored Hammond," she says proudly. Frances Chauvin with the Life- She also explains why ev- time Achievement Award for eryone should participate in her service to the community. Chillin' with the Chamber, "Ev- Tickets for ChiUin' with the eryone who lives here, works Chamber are available through here, or owns a business here the Chamber, as well as Mrs. benefits from the work, proj- Chauvin. If you have questions ects, support and services the about this or future events chamber provides. By purchas- please contact the Chamber ing your $100 ticket, you are do- at 345-4457or visit hammond- ing your part to help the Ham- chamber.org. mond Chamber of Commerce The Amazing FROM PAGE A-3 ing everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and head- ache!! 7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by Euro- pean trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation. 8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a fresh- ly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water. 9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone! 10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be re- leased in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams. 11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in. your mouth respon- sible for causing bad breath. 12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean. 13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls! Plaquemines Parish. iff Edwards joins the National Tar balls are sticky, dark- Hurricane Center in urging colored pieces of oil which occur Louisiana residents to make after weatherization changes hurricane emergency prepared- the physical characteristics of ness a priority this hurricane floating oil. season. LDWF technicians working "The Atlantic Hurricane Sea- with oil spill response crews on son officially begins June 1 and boom maintenance around Pass continues through November a Loutre Wildlife Management 30. With the 2010 hurricane Area (WMA) spotted the tar season upon us, the most im- balls that had washed ashore portant thing to do is to get you, on the southeast side of the your family, and your home WMA. 'hurricane ready.' Start early. The state continues to moni- Start now." tor coastal conditions and will Sheriff Edwards says yet an- assess any potential damage other reason to get ready now to Louisiana's coast and wet- is because the 2010 Louisiana lands as impacts are reported. Hurricane Preparedness Sales For more information related Tax Holiday took place on Sat- to the oil spill, visit www.emer- urday, May 29 and Sunday, gency.louisiana.gov Connect May 30. with us at www.facebook.comJ Prepare your family for any GOHSEP and on Twitter at @ situation by assembling and GOHSEP. maintaining a Disaster Supply Kit. Your Disaster Supply Kit Sheriff Daniel should include: Can Opener, three day sup- Edwards advises ply of non-perishable food, Bedding or Sleeping Bags, Fire readiness for Extinguisher (small canister ABC type), bleach (no lemon 2010 hurricane or other additives), mosquito repellent, First Aid Kit, season water (one gallon per person Forecasters predict the 2010 per day) Eating Utensils, tarp, hurricane season will be a much rope, and duct tape, toiletries, more active season than last toilet paper, battery-operated year, posing an "above-normal" radio, flashlights, extra batter- threat on the U.S. coastline. Ac- ies, extra keys,sunglasses cording to Accuweather's Chief Include at least one complete Long-Range Meteorologist and change of clothing and footwear Hurricane Forecaster Joe Bas- per person tardi, "this year has the chance Special Items--Remember to be an extreme season. It is family members with special certainly much more like 2008 needs such as infants, elderly than 2009 as far as the over- and disabled persons, and pets. all threat to the United States' For Baby Formula, din- East and Gulf Coasts." pers, wipes bottles, powdered Accuweather is forecast- milk and medications. ing 16-18 named storms, 15 of For Adults Heart and high which would be in the western blood pressure medication, In- Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico, and sulin, prescription drugs, den- therefore a threat to land. Bas- ture needs, contact lenses and tardi is predicting seven land- supplies and extra eye glasses. falls, with five becoming hurri- For Pets--ID tag, photo of canes and two or three of them pet for identification purposes, going ashore in the U.S. as ma- weeks supply of food, medi- jorsystems, cations, veterinarian's phone Based on the latest predic- number. Do not leave your pet tions, Sheriff Edwards advises behind. Transport pets in secure parish residents, "As always, pet carriers and keep pets on the hurricane season in Louisi- leashes. Most emergency shel- ann is a time for vigilance, but ters do not admit pets. Check with notice of an even more ac- with hotels in safe locations and tive season, we all need to take even more precautions." PLEASE SEE PAGE A-5 PONCHATOULA AREA RECREATIO N DISTRICT #1 CHAIRMAN AND BOARD The PARD #1 Board held a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. and roll was called. Present: Dufreche, Byers, Rocquin, Wheat Absent: Palmer Wheat asked the board to review the check register for the previous month. Dufreche made a motion to accept the check register. Byers seconded the motion. There being no discussion, all board members present were in favor and the motion passed. Wheat proceeded with his President's Report. Saturday, April 17th was open- ing day for the older group with the exception of the 15-18 baseball teams. Wheat discussed identifying the parking lots with the field names so people would know the best area to park for their destination. Wheat discussed having a check list made of items to be completed before opening day each year. The maintenance shed slab has been poured and the building will be delivered on the grounds in the next couple of weeks. The gymnasium slab was poured yes- terday. The contractor has taken advantage of the good weather they have had in the last few weeks. Meetings are held every week with the contractor, Holly and Smith, and PARD. Once a month meetings include the subcontractors also. The contractor will be informed tomorrow that wiring will be done underground instead of overhead as previously stated in the contract. Wheat also made a change to make the scoreboards in the gymnasium wireless. The Tangipahoa Parish Council will complete an overlay of the rest of the road within this calendar year. The ad- ditional parking lot has gone over well with visitors to the park. Wheat discussed the walking trail grant and showed the board a blue print for the proposed walking trail addition if the grant is obtained. The grant was submit- ted on April 21, 2010. Part of the proposal includes the embankment repairs on Selser Creek. Consolidated Drainage is looking into assisting with the repairs to this embankment. rue MAGIc Of SPANO Or seooaee r//e eLowN : The board discussed sponsors and entertainment for the 2010 Fireworks Show to be held on Friday, July 2, 2010. Brignac informed the board we had recently become members of the Chamber of Commerce. Wheat discussed tournaments at PARD. He has obtained pricing from other parks to review and determine how we want to set up contracts and fees for future tournaments. 2 .sN Byers made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Rocquin seconded the motion. All.board members were in favor and the moton passed. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. s/William E. Wheat. Jr. s/Cathv M. Brienq William E. Wheat, Jr., Chairman Cathy M. Brignac, Secretary