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pson takes aim, fires Gentlemen: Every few years I like to send you this article, just before hunting season starts, t0 make all the deer hunters mad! It s a beautiful article and I hope you print it. Sincerely yours, Joseph H. Simpson If Deer Had Guts, They'd Fight Like Men By JOEL McNALLY MILWAUKEE---In Wisconsin, we have many splendid opportunities to COmmune with the beauty of nature. One of the most satisfying is going out With a gun and blowing part of it away. There is nothing quite like going into a lovely, peaceful woods where no man may have been before to behold nature's beautiful creatures, then kill tem. As sport, this is the ultimate contest. SOmetimes man wins. Sometimes nature wins. If the animals win, they get to live. So far this season, modern-day gladiators have shrugged off the danger tf0 themselves and gone up against such erocious wild animals as ducks and Squirrels and bunnies. It has been man in a battle to the death. Killing little things is a much greater than many people might realize. After all, the smaller something is, the harder it is to hit. But all of that was merely a warmup for the weekend before Thanksgiving. The opening of deer season is what killing is all about. It is what children dream about h'om the time they are able to squeeze a trigger. Those games where playmates scream and grab their chests and crumple to the ground pretending to die are nice. But those pale in comparison to the experience of inflicting death on a really great living thing. You should see a magnificent buck or a doe crumple. Sometimes, if it isn't what is jokingly called a clean hit, you get to hear them scream, too. This conflict is not without peril for the poor hunter. It may be true that the hunter is a little more heavily armed than the deer, but that does not mean it is an even fight. After all these animals are smart. Who knows what sort of mean things deer would do to people if a bunch of drunks were not sent out to harvest them regularly? You can't trust anything that sneaks around in the brush. If they had any guts, they would come out and fight like men. That does not mean these animals don't have a few things going for them. No less an authority than The Milwaukee Journal's outdoor writer, Jay Reed, has confessed that every time he has offed one of these animals, he has done it out of love. "They have class, dignity, loyalty and courage to a greater degree than do most humans," Reed wrote in a moving tribute. "When I hunt them and kill them within the rules of the game, l believe they understand." The deer must be very proud. Just before that jolt from the .30-30 hits them, they cannot help but fee] a little warm glow at receiving such an out- pouring of affection. Joel McNally is a columnist for The Milwaukee Journal, from which this is reprinted. Sen. Hinton l:,acles amendment Senator Gerry E. Hinton is endorsing Amendment #1 to the State Consitu- tion. This is the amendment that places the $550 million dollars that the state receive in October from the 8G funds into education. By voting yes this money will be put in an educational trust fund and the interest proceeds will go to education. If this amendment does not pass, this money would revert to the General Fund. Gerry E. Hinton, D.C. Senator, District 11 Fur trappers, your season is set The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries state. Fur and Refuge Division Chief Commission has set the 1986-87 fur Johnnie Tarver reported that last year's trapping season: November 20 through February 15 in the North Zone (essentially north of Interstate 10) and becember 1 through February 28 in the South Zone, according to Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary J. Burton Angelle, St. A bag limit for daytime and night- time raccoon and opossum hunting the trapping season was set at raccoon and/or opossum per harvest, unfortunately, was down due to adverse market conditions and severe weather. Tarver explained that the value of nutria is the determining factor in Louisiana's fur industry. Two intense hurricanes and a hard freeze brought the nutria population well below average last year. Conditions appear favorable for a comeback in the upcoming season. per day orgh: ............... Reside@t" fur, trappim3 , |s were The fur industry of Louisiana repre- set during the last session of te Sents a major resource and means of Louisiana Legislature at $25 for 15- for many of the citizens of our year-olds and above. Storytime for kids starts B.F. at local library 00OODRIq The ever popular Childrens Story- time will resume at the Ponchatoula Library on Thursday, Sept. 11, 1986. Each Thursday morning at 10 a.m. the Be I t e d C L M ,,,c is invited to the library for 30 minutes of stories and films, geared to the pre-schoo] level. Come and enjoy W H IT EW A L L the fun at the Ponchatoula Library!!! • P-155/80/B-12 • P-155/80/B-13 • p.i 65/80/B-13 $2999 • P-185/75/B-14 • P-195/75/B-14 • P'205/75/R-14 $36 °0 • P-235/75/B-15 • P-225/75/B-15 • F-215/75/B-15 • P-205/75/B-15 • P.225/75/B-14 • P-215///B-14 $40 °0 Price includes Mounting Balancing Stem Taxes WomgcF's New & Used Tires 65 S'W'R'R" Ave. 86-430 Mothers After-school can be nutricious When kids or grown-ups rush in from school or work with the "hungries," it's a good idea to have nutritious snacks ready. The trick to snacking wisely is to have the right snacks on hand. "Make it ahead and have it handy" is a winning motto, says Dr. Beth Reames, nutri- tionist with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. Reames' suggestions for quick, nutritious snacks to have on hand include: • Fresh fruits: Apples, bananas, berries, grapes, pears or oranges. • Fresh vegetable pieces: Carrot or celery sticks, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli or cauliflower. • Unsweetened juices: Orange, grapefruit, grape or apple juices instead of soft drinks. • Wholegrain crackers or bread with cneese. • Popcorn. • Boiled eggs. • Nuts. • Leftovers. The Extension nutritiontst says some quick and easy ways to enhance enjoyment of snack foods are: • Dip banana chunks in orange juice. Shake in a bag with chopped peanuts. Spear with toothpicks. • Stuff celery with peanut butter, cheese spread or cottage cheese. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds. • Top English muffin halves with cheese slices, tomato sauce, oregano and broil the combination. • Mix chilled fruit juice with club soda for a refreshing drink. "Remember, tasty delicious snacks can and should be a part of the total day's healthful nutrient needs," Reames says. THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, SEPTEMBER 4,1986,SEC.A., PAGE FIVE Hospice needs volunteers Richard N. Murphy Memorial Hospice, a community-based, non-profit organization, offering care and support to terminally tll patients and their families in Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding areas, is now taking applications for its next volunteer training ses- sion to be held on September 30 and October 1, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Westpark Community Hospital. Anyone interested in attending should contact Mary. Schilling, director of volunteers, for an inter- view prior to the training at 567- 1146 or 567-1147. PHS Boosters to meet Monday A PHS Band Boosters Club meeting A discussion of the year's projects will will be held Monday, September 8, at 7 take place. Le Bateau p.m. in the band room. All parents are invited. This crew of boaters might have Island lor bid at a charily auction held looked like they were Just having a in connection with his annual Antique great time aboard Stanley Cowen s Festival, with the proceeds dedicated Chris Craft Le Bateau but they were to the cage fund. These lucky locals actually , contributing to quickly pooled their festival money Ponchatoula s most visible civic and walked away with the winning project, the Chamber of Commerce high bid. renovation of Ole Hardhide s cage. (Times Photo) Cowen.(left) put the yacht trip to Ship Birth, marriage now costs more Fees for birth certificates issued state- and Human Resources. wide and marriage licenses in Orleans According to Dr. Robinson, birth Parish will be increased effective certificate fees will be increased from $6 September 1, announced Dr. Sandra to $8 for long forms and from $3 to $5 Robinson, State Health Officer and for short forms. Secretary of the Department of Health Parish garden clubs meet in Ponchatoula By VIOLET COLLIER Times Garden Editor On Aug. 27 Ponchatoula Community Garden Club was hostess to the Council on Gardening in the Community Garden Club Building in Memorial Park. Three garden clubs of Hammond were represented. The two garden clubs of Ponchatoula were well represented, the Gardenettes Club and Community Garden Club. Mrs. Barbara Wagner, president of the Council on Gardening called the meeting to order. Mrs. Elaine Ernst, president of the Ponchatoula Com- munity Garden Club gave a most beautiful prayer and asked God to bless each and every member and to bless the effort of each club as they go forward to make our communities a better and more beautiful place to live. Sheriff Eddie Layrisson was the guest speaker of the day and he spoke to us on litter control. This is one of the most important topics of our time now. He has done so much to help many of our little citieby-tenmus u some o,t boyswho are in his jail. These men are there for the minor crimes of burglary and etc. They are brought to us by a deputy and picked up each day by the same. We have used so many of these boys and they have proved to be a good asset to us, mowing, weeding the flower beds and doing a beautiful job in our cemeteries. Sheriff Layrisson has cleaned litter from Highway 22 East and West. These men have helped clean the East and West Service Roads. North First in our little city was really given a face lift. Since l am involved in the beautifi- cation of Ponchatoula, I can say [ am most thankful for our sheriff and these boys who have helped me so faithfully. The sheriff was presented with a beautiful plaque by the clubs. It was presented to him with love and respect for all the good he has done for the cities and the parish that he serves so well. Each one of the clubs gave a report of the work each club is doing. 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