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we were caught in the State budget squeeze and have not moved as expeditiously as desired. We quite honestly cannot approach this problem area from the stand- point of a state assistance program for construction, except in some instances where cross over of State- wide Drainage Program may dove- tail into a project. It quite simply must be viewed as a separate issue. The role we can plan is to mobilize the engineering expertise available at , the state level, build upon that limited personnel complement and develop a systematic, logical ap preach to problem solving. Because of our limited personnel complement, we can do this only on a limited basis at this time. As you are probably aware, we have devel- oped a logical either/or decision point program for the Amite/Comite .... River Commission. I am pleased to inform you that Governor Treen has directed that we "work into our program" a review of the flooding problem on the Tangi- pahoa River. This office will review the flood history and plot a frequency curve We will review the hydrology and hydraulics and study the flood pro- file. Aerial photos and satellite imagery that is available will be utilized. With this information, we will then develop preliminary flood routing studies to develop prelimi- nary solution concepts. Please be assured that this in no, way will affect Congressman Moore's bill, HR 2775, for a more detailed study of the problem by the Corps of Engineers. Any information we assimilate can be utilized by the Corps. If the Corps studies do not materialize, we will already have the basis for concepts to solve the problem. Due to our work load, it will be a few weeks before we can start the study. The study will encompass a : four to six months time frame. We will be happy to present our findings to an appropriate group in your area. With kindest regards, Police Juror Bill Fleet appreciated By W.F. "BILL" CHAPMAN Ponchatoula residents Barbara Knighten and Norma McKay joined Hammond civic leader Charity Hess and others in a special appreciation day for Ward 7 - District 7 - Police Juror William Fleet who is presently running for re-election• The event was held at the Greater Rose Hill Baptist Church and had some 1.500 in attendance. Greater Ponchatoula's Marshal Gordon Anderson (not presently running for re-election) was on hand to show his support• While other parish candi- dates were invited, only sheriff candidate Frank Edwards, coroner candidate Vincent Cefalu, and state representative candidate Mickey Zatarain attended. Why Should Fleet Be Appreciated? Chapman: "This is an appreciation day for you. What do people have to appreciate that you've done?" Police Juror Fleet: "I have served them well in the Seventh District. I have answered their phone calls: l've taken care of things that I could with the money available." Chapman: "What do you mean by that?" Fleet: "Such as roads...when the roads need grading or the ditches need cleaning: if I could assist in finding employment for people. I tried to do that...just general things." Face the Issue: Bankruptcy Chapman: "You have to face the issue...the police jury is ..... "bankrupt "" Is this someti.,n 9 thv',. should be appreciative for J' Police Juror [-:leer: 'Im no the reason that thv police .iury zs bank- rupt. The people are appreciative of me because I've done what I could do with the funds that were available to me and tO my district "' Chapman-In other words, you're telling me that you weren't given the • opportunity to take charge of the ', Police Jury finances?" Fleet: "That's true. " Chapman: "'So, in other words, what (Jury President) Ronnie Bank- ston has with his problems, that's his problem--you don't want to get in- volved in that?" Fleet: "Definitely! l don't Want to get involved with Ronnie's ... problems '" Fleet went on to say that he wasn't just being appreciated for his jury activities but also for his community and church work. Jaycee's sponsor benifit Darrell Williamson Assistant Secretary The Ponchatoula Jaycee's are cafeteria. It will consist of ribeye cc: Honorable David C. Treen, sponsoring a benefit dinner for dinners fortwowithfreechampagne. Governor. State of Louisiana; Hon- Muscular Dystrophy on Thursday, For further information contact orable W. Henson Moore, U.S. August 18th, at 7:30 p.m. to be held Bruce Kinchen at 386-2632 or Congressman, Sixth Dstrict; Col. at Southeastern Louisiana University Ronnie Perrin at 386-3016. Robert C. Lee, Corps of Engineers. N.O. District South Central Bell wins rate increase iiii i i Festival Posters framed clu-toll HOURS: Tues-Fri 10-5 Saturdays ! 0-2 Custom Framing 135 SWRR Ave. Ponchatoula, La. A federal judge ruled in Baton Rouge today that the Louisiana Public Service Commission must reconsider an earlier order and allow South Central Bell to put into effect new rates that will produce an additional $40.5 million in annual revenues for the telephone company. These revenues relate to accounting changes, ordered by the Federal Communications Commission, that are designed to bring local telephone companies' methods of recovering business costs more in line with those of competitive telecommunica- tions companies• The new telephone rates could raise residence and busi- ness single line subscribers' local service bills by an average of a little more than $2 per month, depending upon the rate structure ordered by the LPSC. m " " m Tolley & Vitter's Exxon Service Qualified Mechanic On Duty 7-S FULL SERVICE T,res & Accessor,es Hours 5:30 to 7:00 w 201 West Ptne 386-9740 • i i= J i i Jr.'s Auto Body Shop Fast Reasonable Service Complete Automotive Refinishing open 5 Days 8 6 p.m. Sat. 8-1 Over ten years Experience Van& Truck Painting Custom Free Estima-tes We welcome Interiors 386-9740 Insurance Work 201 W Pine St. . Foreign & Domestic Cars" South Central Belt had filed suit in federal court for the additional reve- nues in May, following the LSPC's complete rejection of the company's year-old request for a $238-million rate increase, In June. U.S. District Judge John V. Parker ruled that the LPSC should allow Bell to recover the revenues. Early this month, however, the LPSC granted the telephone com- pany a $12.7 million annual increase instead of the total amount originally sought. Bell immediately returned to federal court to recover the re- mainderl and the $12.7 million annual increase was postponed pend- ing further hearings. Today's ruling effectively grants South Central Bell the full amount originally sought. "We are gratified that Judge Parker has made this ruling," said John Pasqua, Manager for South Central Bell. "In so doing, he has made it possible for us to comply with the FCC's ruling." "However. it is important to under- stand that these revenues constitute only a small portion of our total requirements. The major part of our last rate request was designed to cover the significant cost increases we have experienced since our last rate adjustment 2-I/2 years ago. Accordingly. we will seek further relief in the near future, in the state courts and in new filings before the Public Service Commission." Tuxedo Rentals for all Formal Occasions Suit & Sportswear THE PONCHATOULA TIMES AUGUST 1i,19 Robert Greer to retire fo from N.G. Staff Report The Citizen Soldier - a dedicated professional serving community, Irate and country. These-'ords best describe Robert H. Greer ,Master Sergeant to his reservists and princi- pal Greet to his students. On August 30, 1983, MSgt Greer will retire from the Louisiana Air National Guard, 236th Combat Communications Squadron, Ham- mend. after almost 25 years of devoted service to the armed forces. As principal of Perrin Jr. High, Ponchatoula, Robert Greet devotes his life to the education of our youth. As MSgt Greer he devotes one weekend a month and 15 days each summer to the training of our states reservists. His ability to combine both military and civilian careers successfully is a true example of today's Guardsman. MSgt Greer's military career began in 1957 when he joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the USS Essex. During his twelve years in the Navy he served on the USS Lake Champlain, USS Leafy, USS Put- :am and the USS Cobbler. He svr',vd -,,, duty at the Commander Carrier [)iwson. Mayport Florida, Naval Communications Center, Vietnam. and the Naval Weapons Center. Chinalake, California. He was discharged from the Navy in 1971 and returned to Hammond with his wife. the former Monica A. Disabato. Three years later he joined the Louisiana Air National Guard, serving as Operations Supervisor and later as Telecommunications Superintendent supervising and training over 40 reservists. During his long military career MSgt Greer has received numerous medals and awards including the Navy Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster, Combat Readiness Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Meritorious Unit Commenda- tion. Air Force Outstanding Unit Master Sergeant Greer performs administrative duties in the Telecom- munications Operations Center, 236th Con Louisiana Air National Award, Air Force Longivity Service Medal, Louisiana General Excellence Medal. Naval Submatine Qualifica- tion Medal andthe Louisiana Longiv- ity Service Medal. MSgt Oreer is a native of Hammond graduating from Hammond High School and later earning his degree in Elementary Education from SLU. In 1975 he received his Masters Degree in Administration and Super- vision. He is a member of Phi Delta Kapna Now with his retirement Guard Robert intends to serve his students at He will also continue membership with the Kiwanis Club. the LA School Executives, the Parish Principals the Association of Supervisors. Free Sun.& Men. "The Old 542-6333 And Tlte SANDWICH SHOP Spencer Tracy, & OYSTER SHOP 110 S.W. Railroad Ave. Novel by Ernest OYSTER HOURS: 5:00-6:00 p.m. W. J. Thibodeaux Oil Co. & Bootsv's Spur Stations Specials at Bootsy's No. 2000, EastPine corner of Barrone & East Pine Coors Light 6pk. $ Old Milwaukee $3 1 2/1 2'S Miller Bottles $:2 6 )k. 12oz. Miller Lite $4" 12/12 o.z. Pabst 002n2oz. $4 s" Schlitz Cans $:2 6 k.lOoz. $ Gallon Cans at Boots's No. 2 GRC Hydraulic FluidS13 == Thrift 30W Motor Oil $14 ° Gold Band Hydraulic Fluid $14 =. Universal Hydraulic FluidS18 "= GRC 90W Gear Oil $15 so GRC 140W Gear Oil $15 so 386-3034 Call In our order Bootsy's Deli * 386-3034 Menu c..inyour HAMBURGERS Small 1.35 w/cheese 1.55 Large 1.60 w/cheese 1.80 Double-Meat "New" Small 1.95 w/cheese 2.25 Large 2.55 w/cheese 2.80 BACON BURGERS Small 1.85 w/cheese 2.10 Large 2.15 w/cheese 2.35 B-B-Q & ROAST BEEF Small 1.25 dressed 1.40 Large 1.60 dressed 1.75 HAM Toast 1.50 w/cheese 1.75 Bun 1.75 w/cheese 2.00 DUKE OF RIB (boneless pork) Toast 1.85 Bun 1.85 HOT DOGS w/chili & fries 1.35 w/cheese or onions. 15 extra GRILLED CHEESE .90 POBOYS Fish 2.95 Oysters 2.95 Shrimp 3.50 BBQ 2.75 Roast Be 2.75 Hot Sausage 2.50 Hamburger 2.50 Cheeseburger 2.75 Ham 2.65 Ham & Cheese 2.95 Chicken Steak 2.65 w/cheese 2.95 Duke of Rib 2.75 FISH OR OYSTERS Toast 2.25 Bun 2.35 SHRIMP Toast 2.75 Bun 2.75 CHEF Salad 2.50 LETTUCE & TOMATO SALAD 2.00 POTATO SALAD Half pt..95 Pt. 1.90 CHICKEN FRIED STEAK FRENCH FRIES Large 1.60 w/cheese .15 extra Small .60 Large .95 "NEW" CHICKEN CORDON BLEU Chicken-Ham-Cheese Large Bun 1.85 ONION RINGS 1.00 CHILI Pt. 1.50 RED BEANS & RICE w/sausage, dad & french, bread 1.99 BISCUITS 5-9 A.M. w/butter & Jelly .30 21.50 w/sausage or bacon .60 2/1.00 WE HAVE SOFT ICE CREAM BOX DINNERS FISH or OYSTERS Box 4.95 Double Box 7.50 SHRIMP Box 5.75 Double Box 8.95 SEAFOOD BOX 6.50 fish, oysters, shrimp STUFFED SHRIMP !]O( Box 6.50 CHICKEN FRIED S Box 3.00 HAMBURGER STEAl( Box 3.99 DUKE of RIB (boneleS Box 3.95 OPEN-FACED Box 3.95 Boxes served with toast the following: Fries, or Potato Salad. PLEASE ORDER FgOld MENU ONLY