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Ponchatoula Postmaster Kenneth Golden to Retire Special to the Times The Ponchatoula Post Office will be losing a valuable member of its family, Kenneth Golden, Postmaster. Ken has 30 years of postal experience and will be retiring effective July 31, 2012. Ken's work history started when he was hired as a city carrier in and around the New Orleans area for nine year and tried the clerk craft for about six months. He then promoted to Supervisor of Customer Service at the Covington Post Office, with intermittent Officer in Charge details, for 8 years. He I I i also participated in other de- ..15v i  tail assignments as Officer in Charge for the Hammond Post Office, Slidell Post Office, and Pearl River Post Office. How- ever, Ken's longest and most "special" assignment has been his 12 years as Postmaster for the Ponchatoula Post Office: The postal service is losing a very knowledgeable and valu- able asset with his retirement. His postal family wants to thank him for all he has done for the service and wish him the very best with his future endeavors. (Courtesy Photo) Postmaster Kenneth Golden Photo by Brooks O'connor Photo by Chris O'connor Memories of an iconic New Orleans Jazzman from an iconic New Orleans Jazzman By Eddie Veatch "I got to know Uncle Lionel through the gig at the Market cafe. Most evening he would be out for his afternoon stroll enjoying a beer and always dressed in grand New Orleans fashion including a fine derby. Sometimes he would sing a number with the band and he would make his voice sound like a trombone while mimicking the trombones slide movement with his outstretched arm. He was a real showman and always entertained the audience. Another night I ran into him at the Balcony Music Club and we had a long conversation about old New Orleans particularly Ram- part street. When I was a high school student, I would catch the street car down to the pawn shops to look for instruments. They always had a nice selection of affordable used saxophones in the bottom part of the jewelry cases. Uncle Lionel told me how he use to be able to go to a tailor there and have a complete suit custom made for him for $20. He would have to pay for it 'on time'. That was the term people used for a lay away or credit account. He was quite a New Orleanian. His presence will be missed greatly. During my current gigs in the city, many Wednesday nights would find me sitting in with the Treme jazz band at the Candle Light Inn just off of Claiborne Avenue. Lots of the young white uptown college students and other yuppies frequent that place to dance, enjoy the free red beans and rice as well as red hot brass band music. It just won't seem the same without Uncle Lionel there. He had a certain regal presence about him and not even the most beautiful of young girls could refuse a dance with him. Dur- ing a telephone conversation with another musician I was amazed to hear that Uncle Lionel wanted to have a mock jazz funeral for himself so that he could attend his own funeral!" On her way to the convention Tangipahoa Parish School board Member, Sandra Bai- ley Simmons, is poised to go to Republican National Con- vention to be held in Tampa Florida in August. Simmons will serve as one of Louisiana's delegates (alternate, at- large). In reflecting on her upcoming role on the national scene, Simmons said, "I am privileged to be a part of an event of this magnitude. I always let the Lord lead me in making difficult decisions, therefore I sleep well at night. I look forward to that guiding me in Tampa."(Photo Chris O'Connor) THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, AUGUST 2, 2012, PAGE 3 Lady Waves The Ponchatoula High School's Lady Wave Volleyball Team attended, for the second year, the SLU Team Volleyball Camp. Last year, the Lady Wave finished first in team competition and was awarded the Team Spirit Award. This year, the Lady wave came in 3rd place with wins over Hammond High, Ascension Catholic, and West St. John. The team did clench the Spirit Award for the second year in a row. Team members include: Lauren Steadman, Calyn Landaiche, Heather Lobb, Savanah Watkins, Emily Waddell, Leslie Curtis, Jena Reno, Camp Coach Taylor Barnes, Lana Larmeu, Sydney Sziber, and Ashley Knaps. (Photo submitted by Lauren E. Long) DON'T SWIM IN SHARK INFESTED WATERS! The Tangi Tiger Sharks, Tangipahoa's summer swim team re- cently completed another very successful season. They are mem- bers of the Scenic River Swim Association-USA Swimming, com- peting against Northshore region teams. Some members are shown at a recent awards breakfast proudly displaying hard earned, well deserved awards. Front row: Sheila Harter, Lily Daugherty. Row 2 Rebecca Currie, Emily Babineaux, Raliegh Lester, Anna Gibson. Row 3 Emma Clark, Lindsey Dettwiller, Jake Daugherty. Keep an eye on these swimmers's timing. It's not far from Ponchatoula to the 2016 or 2020 Olympics! (Photo submitted by Julie Daugherty) Warehouse 140 and founded the largest antique auction company in the South, would absolutely love what new owners are doing to his auction barn. Bob Mayeux, his wife Mela- nie, and her father Bill Gallar- do, joined by an extended fam- ily whose tree is firmly rooted in Ponchatoula with cousins bearing the last names of Per- rin, Chattellier, Clark and more are poised to manage the mas- sive club after extensive reno- vations are completed in No- vember, waiting for the New Year to fling open Warehouse 140's doors to the public. Look for large murals, a horseshoe-decorated mezza- nine, and a VIP room. Musician and local busi- nessman Dudley Clark (mar- ried to fiddle player and vocal- ist Sharon Sue Clark) will be the entertainment manager of Warehouse 140 (named for its address on North Baronne), with other cousins expected to take over the many other seg- ments of the new business. "In 1986 we had a family re- union and then there were over 7,000 cousins living in Tangipa- hoa, Jefferson, St. John and Washington Parishes," Clark said of his talented relations. Warehouse 140 will feature a main bar that rotates, at least one other bar upstairs, a restaurant that caters to fam- ily dining and specializes in steaks and barbecue with spe- cialties including BBQ chicken, lots of grilled food, "homemade style cooking, not chain store," Bob Mayeux says with the con- viction of a restaurateur who knows his community. '%Ve will have everything from hamburgers to porter- house steaks," he said with the air of a man whose vision of the near-future is clear, and many months in the planning. Mayeux describes the d4cor inside as that of "a mountain- style lodge" with an open grill and smokers kept busy prepar- ing succulent meats. There will be no smoking al- lowed inside. Clark promises not only "a variety of music" but major top-tier acts Tuesday through Saturdays, with Sundays given over to car shows, a dinner play- house, and special events. Guests will be kept safe and comfortable with a $50,000 sprinkler system, 45 tons of air conditioning backed up by a 100,000 watt generator. 'rhen the power goes out From page 1 everywhere else, come here to eat!", enthused Mayeux in his exclusive interview with The Ponchatoula Times. Guests will find plenty of parking in Warehouse 140's newly-resurfaced fenced and gated parking lot. "Mad Little Ponchatoula" Awaits a Blue Blooded Debut A Louisiana bred Thoroughbred foal's Ponchatoula own- ers recently sent his registration paperwork to the Thor- oughbred Pedigree Association. The frisky colt has the bloodlines to be a contender in top racing circles. His nick- name alone makes him worthy of notice. His official name, pending approval, is "Will's Not Mad." This moniker stems from his owner, Julie Daugherty, telling her spouse, Will, that she had selected a stallion to breed her mare to in the hopes of a likely racehorse. When her husband inquired, '%Vhat's his name?" Daugherty responded "Don't Get Mad", the name of the sire in question. This prompted an Abbott and Costello-type exchange between the two. Husband Will asked, "Why would I get mad?" Julie, "No, I mean, Don't Get Mad." Husband puzzled "I'm not mad." Julie, "no, no, the horse." Will, "Like I said, Why would I be mad about the horse?..." (Courtesy Photo) Would you like to see the City Council take its time to Do Walmart Right? Consider supposing the Petition to delay the Walmart rezoning vote 90 days to consider the follow, ng. 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