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June 14, 1984

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SOCIETY New grocery-dell winning favorable comments By BEVERLY JONES JACOB Reporter Add friendly personal service, reason- able prices, plus a contlnous flow of people in and out of a 7,012 foot Ponchatoula business and you have Eastside Grocery and Delicatessen, at 1021 East Pine Street in Ponchatoula. Roland J. Dupre, owner-manager, purchased, this apparently successful establishment formerly Mabel s Grocer in December of last year at a unreveal- ed cost. According to Dupre, a Ponchatoula native, "Vast improvements have been made within the store. The business is currently comprised of not only a "fully-stocked" meat market and gro- cery center, but a delicatessen as well. The delt for the most part, prepares a wide ,variety of sandwiches, "home- made french breads, pizzas, pastries and serves hot lunches Monday through Friday with the menu consist- ing of spaghetti and meatballs, fresh vegetables, chicken, steak and plenty more, "The dell has proved itself to be a good idea," remarked Dupre. He has been in food management since age 21, receivtnghis training at the Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. Additionally, he was involved with the food services operation at Tulane University for 15 years. More- over, Dupre has been affiliated with the New Orleans Press Box along with the Saints (professional, football team) during his tenure in that city. At present, Dupre manages the Southern Cafeteria, Inc. housed in the Hale Boggs Building on Camp Street in New OrLeans, which caters to the needs of 3000 people daily. Dupre is married to the former Sadie Watts, who works along with him at Eastside behind the register. They are the parents of three children. Eastside now employs six local people, where Danny Sha works as the butcher and assistani to the man- ager, When asked what attracted him to this area, Dupre explained that Ponchatoula is his hometown. "I really prefer country life to the city life. I'm tired of the hussle and bussle of the city," he said. Referring to the earlier months of his opening, Dupre noted that his place was virtually unknown. "There were ups and downs, but the good has overcome the bad," he said. Dupre further commented that com- petition doesn't bother him as long as he's there to "serve the public." More- over, the owner sees his store as "unique" when compared to others. "Our customers are offered a more personal service." When asked her personal opinion of Eastside, Ponchatoula resident, Myra Fisher said, "The people are really nice, the store is beautiful. I like going there." Raymond Fisher commented, "Eastside is a good place to shop. I love eating and the dell is a good place to do just that. The prices are reasonable .Will Amall stated, "they offer you coffee. The store has everything you need." One other resident, Leona Jones remarked, "they speak to you on a first name basis. The store itself is affordable and very clean. I'm crazy about the dell. "Before Mr. Dupre 'got the store, it was going down real bad. So bad there was no business," stated Alma Beard. "You wouldn't believe it was the same store. It's really not the same store, I'm glad the Dupres came here," said Calvin Dunn. "The people in the store now, got what it takes to run a store," added Janice Roberts. It would seem that Eastside Grocery and Delicatessen has made its "mark" in Ponchatoula. "I really like the people in Poncha- toula," Dupre said. Obviously, the people in Ponchatoula are returning the compliment. Bible cmnp in Wadesboro Wadesboro Baptist Church is organiz- ing a Bible Camp for youth and adults. Registration is Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. The camp will take place in the evenings. I I I Chef of the Week BillY YOUNG Stufd Belpeppers Pep jper King 1.Saute onion, garlic and celery in bacon drippings. 2.Add eggplants and tomato; cook until tender over medium heat, stirring 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic dove, robed 1 ttgsp, of chopped lery Tbkp. of bacon drippings frequently. 3.Add browned ground beef and green eggplan (one f it is large), breadcrumbs or rice; mix well. peeled and diced 1 tomato, peeled and chopped (or 4.Stuffed pepper and sprinkle tops one-half cup of canned tomatoes) with additional breadcrumbs. Bake at 1/2 pound of ground beef, browned 350 degrees until peppers are tender. 4 large bellpeppem 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs or one cup of Note: Shrimp or crab meat may be cooked rice substituted for the beef. BIRT IDA YS June 13-Mark Keit, llarty Cuber, Dawn R. Pepitone, Cathy Campbell, Mildred Jason, Louise Steadman June 14-Cindy Pinion, Russ Raliord, Seaton Williams, Susan Pevey June 15-Charles Kraft, Roger Wil- liams, Drew Oertel, Bill Bohning, Carolyn Hoover, Frank LeSalcherre, Corey Dufreche June 16-Tammy Rodriguez June 17-Jusa Keith, Laurie Fletcher, Derrick Chase Baham, aohnnte Schliegelmever, 13o SchafL Debtde Edwards, Paula BenoR, Lloyd P[ Remlrez June 18-Danwi H agible, Scott Tw- kr (In Memory), Gebrge Forsmll (In Memory), Bonnie Bemer, Chris MuscareBo, Randy Byem Junes 19-Arthur Hoover,'Sr., Donald Kron, Jr., Susan BenoR, Reggie Ele- ser, Melissa Jacob, Ronnie Wright June 20-Eva Alexander (In Memory), Roy Landry, Jr. (In Memory), Jay Adams ANNW.700SARt00S June 14-Godfrey & Joy Steib June 15-Don & Louise Steadman June 16-Vera & Vemuell Hany, Johnny & Brenda Husser, James & Brenda Traylor June 17-Terry & Bryan McMahon, Richard & Dotsy Eleser June 18-John & Pearl Bemer, Greg & Donna Fisher, Frank & BelRa , Sddlling, Harry & Margaret McKneely June 19-Larry & Robbie Yent, Matt& Barbara Wagner June 20-Cunts & Jeanette Pion, Donna & Chadie Ptmuau l 1 0041000 OOO0 OO0 : Drawing for Go-Cart il I Sunday June 17th O 4 ,0 ,41 ,0 ,0 ,O ,O ,0 ,O ,0 ,0 ,0 ,O ,O ,O 'O ,O I,o I,O l,O lqll I,O l,e l,O Fathers Day while you're there, get a Sonic Burger for Only . Ii 753 W. Pine St. Ponchatoula llOOeQ OettlDOQOOOOOOQOtO OOOO0 * Grand Opening * Martha's Kiddie Kollege Infants on up 1 st. Child Full Price, 2 nd. Child $10 a week open 5: 30a.m. till 5:30p.m. Pumpkin Center Rd. . Hot Lunches . Snacks , Music Less & Games Call 567-9321 O Of Morrison's Hardware Come by and register for grand opening day. . June 11 - 16, 1984 8:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday Grand Opening Day June 16 Free Coffee and Cokes 10 % Discount on Entire Stock June 11 - i6 1984 PRIZES: Dmwin.June 16 F---] . 19" Color ToY. WINNERsNEEDNoTBEPREsENT' .6 Piece Cornlng Ware Set .4 Piece orning Ware Set Ih .807 Electric Weedeater- 14" Trim We offer a complete line of Ruth Berry and Fairbonk-Morris pumps and supplies. Hours:Mon-R'i 8-5 Sat.8-12 6110 I. Pine St. Ponchatoula, LA 386-2260 (Next to Old Hayride Building) Frances Wiggins, D.C. To Your Health Dr. Frances Wiggins, B.S., D.C. CHIROPRACTOR Ot the minerals calcium is often deficient, especially in the American diet. Most adul accordingly suffer from a continuous loss of ccAum over a great period of time, until their considerable calcium reserves have been exhausted. This calcium deficiency usually becomes manifest only in advanced age, when the fragility of the bones increases storage in earlier years. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: >:x:``xxx::::::::x::::::\>:::::::::x:::::\>::::x . Calcium forms 99 percent of the skeleton. In addition it plays an essential role in many body functions, it is nececu'y to the normal action of the heart and to the coagulation of the blood; it has important lion-sparing qualifies, it is concerned in the phsiology of nerve conduction and probably in the energy exchange of muscle contraction It will correct disturbances of inorganic imbalance in either direction; it influences the growth, of specific organs and (together with phosphorus) it is of influence in the absorption of the end products of digestion and in the retardation of intestiofial putrifaction. Its importance to the student of, nuffition lies largely in the fact that, as shown in the studies of the American diet, calcium is likely to be faulty in respect to calcium than to any other mineral element. In a booklet entitled Calcium and Phosphorus issued by the United Chemical and c,,., Podycts.di,iso of w pnd Co., C ho .,o,, app,--, the foUo,g: th wm great acg at. caium ana pnospnorus allows for only poor development of sKeeron and teeth, which changes become readily dbcernible, mild deficiencies are not readily Nevertheless, such deficiencies, being insidious, ma develop to me point where serious consequences result, with damage beyond repair. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: "In a number of Instances app.ently unrelated disorda have yielded to proper suppte.mentation of the diet with the essential mtneral conslttuents, calcium and pnospnorus. The adult individual needs one gram of calcium eveTy day to ntain normal body functions. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me at my clinic and I will be happy to give you further Information on this lub)lct o1' any related matter pertaining to chiropractic. Hours: Mon, Wed,  8-6 Tues & Thor 2:30-7 Sat 8-10 a.m.- 542-86 ] 1001 Hwy. 51 Bypass Hammond