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facebook.com/theponchatoulatimes www.ponchatoula.com/ptimes OCTOBER 30, 2014 35th YEAR NUMBER 5 November 4, 2014 SEE THE 2013-2014 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ON PAGE 9 Giant black cats guard the door "The Halloween A1 Copeland of Ponchatoula" David Gueldner has two giant black cats guarding his doors, but they are not expected to dissuade the army of goblins and monsters who annually come Trick or Treating to his North Seventh Street home in Ponchatoula. Across the street in Memorial Park, the Ponchatoula Jaycees will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat celebration. (Times Photo) Ponchatoula artist Kim Howes Witchcraft in Hammond Wiccan Starr Muro holds a Voodoo doll crafted by Lin- da Conley on Saturday at her booth marked with a "The Witch Is In" sign at the Hammond Farmers' Market. Wicca, also called The Old Religion, dates to the pre-Christian era. 6 " 66 ,, %Vitchcraft canbe translated Craft oftheWise and refers as much to herbal cures and helpful chants (such asmight be used to motivate a stuck cow out of:muck) as it does to scary ladies riding broomsticks. Ms. Muro andBrandy Naz- worth maintain their new shop, Little Bit of Dis N Dat, at 215 East Thomas Stredt in Hammond. (Times Photo) urricane By Jim Perrin The welcomed arrival of a series of cool fronts brings delightful weather and heralds the unofficial end of the current hurricane season. We were blessed not to have any of these monster storms come our way this year. Everyone remembers the storms named Katrina, Rita, and Gustav, and older folks have vivid memories of Camille of 1969 and Betsy of 1965. The number of people who can re- member the hurricane of 1947 is much smaller. Before hurri- canes were given female names and more recently names of both genders, they were simply named after the year of their oc- currence. The 1900 hurricane that killed about 8,000 people at Galveston, and the 1915 hur- ricane that destroyed Ruddock and Frenier, and heavily dam- aged Ponchatoula were both memorable storms. After slamming the Baha- mas the 1947 hurricane struck near Fort Lauderdale, Florida with winds of 130 miles per Jim Perrin Historian & Educator hour. Leaving seventeen peo- ple dead in Florida the storm entered the Gulf of Mexico in a weakened condition. The hurricane regained Zabbia putting city on world map Times Report Saturday, October 25, Ponchatoula welcomed over 100 visitors from Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, attracted here by the Northshore Quilt Trail, attending workshops at the Art Station, as well as shopping, dining, and meeting the local citizens. Thursday night, Ponchatoula recently opening an exhibition artist Kim Howes Zabbia was ;: PLEASE SEEPAGE 10 one of the four anchors on Loui- siana Public Broadcasting's three hour Art Auction event, airh g live on WI PB. , Many Ponch atoula 'artis I were featured, as well as The Art Station and Ariodan e Gal- lery in N.O. The gifted local artist and author and retired Ponchatoula High School art teacher contin- ues toblossom on the art scene, Artist Kim Zabbia strength over the warm Gulf waters and struck near the ] mouth of the Mississippi River i ! on September 19, 1947. The / 0 storm had winds of about 110/ ] ..... miles per hour as it ravaged, ',. "Sz?: " St. Bernard Parish and moved) ~.tA northwest to strike New Jovard Mitchell celebrates 6th interception leans. As the storm passed ove -- #9 Jovard Mitchell celebrates his sixth interception of :--' D the New Orleans area the levg the year during the first half to set up a score for the Green " I.LI ....... = X .......... : along the outfall canal named Wave. Also pictured are #12 Christian Campbell and #88 ----" ~ ~I: -- y" the 17th Street Canal failed Taylor St. Arnaud (Times Photo by John Beadle) and created massive florid- rag. Unlike Hurricane Katriha in 2005, it was the levee on Jefferson Parish side of the 17th Street Canal which failed in 1947 and caused extensive flooding over a large area. For- tunately in 1947 neither side of the 17th Street Canal had yet been developed into extensive residential neighborhoods. The 1947 hurricane moved northwest over the land be- tween the Mississipp River Ready for some Trade Days pizza? Mrs. Shelly Forte and her husband Joe (in background), owners of Dat'z Italian Pizza with its portable wood-burn- ing pizza oven, will be cooking for Trade Days visitors in Ponchatoula. Trade Days is set for October 31, November 1-2 and the pizza people will be there for the November dates, Saturday and Sunday REMEMBER TO "FALL BACK" THIS SUNDAY! By OLE HARDHIDE The Alligator So, your name is Joyce Young and you have a hankering to sit in the parish school board seat representing District F. So far so good. Just to be sure, you turn out early, on the last day of early voting. You eventually get to the head of the line and it is your turn to vote for yourself. Whoops? The election worker carefully explains you are in the wrong pew, in the wrong church. You are registered to vote, but in District D, not in District F. Drat? You do not want to miss the toy train show at the Baptist Church, part of this weekend's Trade Days celebration of art and antiques. Liz Anderson, you and your Chamber have cer- tainly stepped up to the plate with your full schedule of down- town events here in Our Ponchatoula. My cage is turning into the center of the social world. Luckily for me, I do not have to go anywhere other than here for fun times because Wayne Aymond keeps forgetting to leave me the key to the cage. Check out the ad on page three for Warehouse 140 and you will discover there is no reason to own an automobile, so long as you live within an easy walk of North Barone Street Bleu Edmondson is playing his Country Rock licks Hal- loween Night, October 31, 10-2, which will give you plenty of time to "inspect" your kids' candies before launching on a night of sugar-high partying. I want to work for Mike Fulmer. Now granted, his official steak handler actually cooks the meat, while I prefer it raw and, to be honest, bawling piteously for mercy. Still, it was mighty nice of Mike to throw down a steak feast for his hard workers on Tuesday, don't you agree? Love hung pungent and heavy in the thick weekend night air as loving couples clinked glasses and prepared for a life- /: + f, P 4 4;