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Collier's EST SIDE By VIOLET COLLIER Times Garden Editor Hi Folks! Last week I gave many pointers of Ponchatoula. is West Side: Grand old buildings some built as as the late 1800's and early 1900's as Vinyard's Pharmacy, a building 1904. It's not only a fine drug store offers many beautiful gifts, jewelry, china, silverware, the lovely smell perfume and powder; lovely to serve you and a fine druggist one of the oldest families of our fla. But best of all, why don't drop in, chat awhile, and see for Right next door is Discount World, a where you can pick up good used shoes, good used jackets, used but good toys and gifts of all A lovely lady from the Church of on Yokum Road is there to help find many useful articles. We have the only shoe hospital right too, Tommy's Place. Boy he can an old boot or shoe look like new! lere's no need to throw that old shoe Bring it to Tommy and it will look d feel like new again. Little bit further on is Dr. Melvin Allen dentist. He can extract a tooth so and so easy you'll ask, "When are going to get it out?" and he'll say, it is" and you'll look at that little glass shelf and there it is. Whew, say, "l didn't feel a thing." love him and us old fogies do There's the University Book Store on side of the street. Books and all inds of bric-a-brac everywhere, ues of all kinds. There's a yellow in there I've been wanting to go and pick up for myself. I've got to off from the flowers long enough to ust that. And then there's Zack's, the Hallmark You'll see it before you get there. in window boxes, hanging and, well, his windows are ps clean and so attractive. You've st got to go in and you'll be amazed at the beauty. Cards for all occasions, invitations, everything, gifts And one of the prettiest and little gals I've ever seen to help )u find your needs. [ can't pass with- stopping and chatting for a moment two with these lovely people. Curter's Grocery. It's been here so many years, forty years or more. s everything here from soup to Betty will meet you at the door, is laughing and full of talk. L.J. will you some of the most beautiful you ever sunk your teeth in. A store, stacked to the ceiling with you need and fine people to you. If you newcomers haven't there, stop in and enjoy some of good wholesome atmosphere. Then there's Drake and Associates, a town lawyer. If you got troubles Drake will help set you free. But if been bad he'll ... well you'll get you deserve from this guy. I've )wn the family for years. They are of our most prominent families like I say, if you need a lawyer talk > him. There's Tangi Finance. Nice people. you need help stop by and talk to Teens and Queens. You kids that like new look will find it right here. A that is stocked with all the latest On the South side of the street, you the Factory Outlet for ladies: blouses and pant suits, dresses of latest fashions. Such prices! They a store where you can shop and find you need and the price is right. Rusty's little cafe is next door: so and nice! Some of the best biscuits ever eaten, home made, dripping butter. Good home cooking. Try it Then there is Jackson Vaughan, the insurance in town. My parents their insurance when [ was a little and, boy, that's long ago! Bob Jack- is a descendant of Butler and Ins. and believe me he is a chip old block. Vaughan is a chip off aother block, proud descendants of Parker family. These people know to treat you when you need Next [ must tell you about the newly old hotel, a beautiful Die Full of the history of the early of our town. Home of stores and a and a hotel that entertained many a visitor of our little Die town those early days. It is now occu- by State Farm Ins. There's many rooms upstairs ready for office a beautiful patio in the back. who are looking for a lovely and place to have a business office to look into this building: air con- new pleasant place to meet clients, parking in the rear. Make Ponchatoula come alive again. town is full of lovely old memories need to come alive again by you lively, happy young patrons. I you to come look over what we you fight here! Right next door is Morgan Ins. just opened recently but all up so pretty. It brings another new building. Now there's the Die barber shop, fight xt door to a very interesting patio, ; Patio. Much love and creative was put in this patio by a beauti- and lovely little larl .... you guys want to look good in a stop by and let Bud and Andy fix up. They sure can cut hair and shave you fast and easy. A little lotion, slap of the towel and, zip, you're all fixed up. And all the time there's some wild tales being spun around. Hee! Hee! Next door the dignified office oi a very dignified lawyer, Tillery the Great. Then the AT&T office. A place where they can serve you and get some more of our hard earned money. We can't fuss about it cause we got to have our telephones. You know this business: got to talk to families away from home, gossip with our neighbors. Well what would we do without the telephone? Hardy's Ace Hardware: the Die historic building. The beautiful cypress walls inside. The wall lined with all the old antiques. The old cash registers, the office with a rocking chair, good mer- chandise, good prices and lovely people to serve you; a big pot of coffee for everyone to have a cup and chat a little longer about The Times. Parking in the rear. You've got to come by and see for yourself the bargains that can be found right here. You don't have to drive other places to get your needs. They are here at home. Save your gas money and shop at home! The beautiful old building next door has the Citizens Finance. If you need some financing real fast talk to these guys. On this same block we have Tangi Finance. They are there for your needs too. Stop by and see how they can help you. We are about to enter the second block of West Pine. A service station on each corner, Brad & Vitt's Exxon. Good service. A place to pick up a cold drink, your gasoline needs and, yes, there's a shop to fix whatever is wrong with your car, parking space also. Across the street we have Tucker's Conoco: gasoline, oil, cold drinks, beer, cigarettes, all your needs; all newly painted, clean, good service. We have Stafford's big furniture store on this street, one of the oldest businesses in our town. They sure have some good Christmas bargains right now. Stop in and have a visit with their personnel. Across the street is Sanders, the big bow and arrow shop; many other attractive things to buy and see the appliance store offers next door, many good items at good prices. Jackson's Drug Store: another fine Die business of long good standing. A clean, beautiful store, lovely china of many patterns. If they don't have your choice they can get it. Jewelry, name brand watches, rings, etc. They have some antiques. You can find more at the Carriage House. Come in and see for yourseli and find out more about Carriage House Antiques. The drug department has everything you need. Bring your prescriptions to Tom Jackson. You'll get the advice and service of two of the finest druggists in town. Then there's Himels, a car part store of long standing. Stop in and find what you need to fix it with. The washateria across the street: new and very modem. Someone's there at all times to help you with your needs. The doughnut shop: the meeting place for your coffee and doughnuts, a lot of good-natured joking and fun with the early-bird neighbors who stop by. And then as we enter the third block of West Pine, the beautiful Catholic church, with the lovely chimes each hour. The Father's home, St. Joseph School, many happy faces attending Mass each day, the beautiful laughing and happy school children. The school guard on the comer, greeting everyone with a smile and a wave of the hand. The beautiful Citizens Bank, full of courteous and lovely people to help you with your needs. Then there's the two service stations to take care of your car need, fill her up you'll say and guess I'll pass through the car wash. Give the Die car a little shine and clean up job. Bootsy's Dell, good food, happy faces to greet you. This is West Side Ponchatoula. This is ole Ponchatoula. The places where you can shop and take your time, chat awhile with the lovely people who love our old town and are ready to serve you. Please come back and stop for awhile. Enjoy some of the beauty and the lovely people who are so very anxious to serve you. We still can supply all your needs in a courteous and sufficient way. There's so much more I could tell you about, many more lovely places to see. The City Hall with the fire station, the police dept. with its efficient officers. Everything you're looking for, I promise you can find right here at home. I've read these notes over and as 1 sit here l'm thinking. I guess what I'm trying to say is this: Shop At Home! We should not let the businesses down that have been here for so many years. If you figure what it cost, gas, wear and tear on your car, you will find you didn't save too much shopping elsewhere. By the time you lose going from one place of business to another, it's not worth the effort. Remember your friends, where your credit is good. Don't let them down. Shop At Home. We all love you and need your business. Mrs. Violet "Flower Lady" Collier, in addition to being Garden Editor of The Ponchatoula Times is also chief of the Ponchatoula Beautification Program, and is an active and Iongtirne member of both the Ponchatoula Gardenettes and the Community Garden Club. Ponchatoula's Winn Dixie is helping the Ponchatoula daycees collect contributions of canned goods and other non-perishables for distri- bution to the poor during the holidays. Assistant Manager Mark Laiche poses with Jaycee Eileen Chauff at the collection barrel in Winn Dixie. (Times Photo) Visiting scouts Scouts and leaders from Pack 100's Den Three toured The Ponchatoula Jrimes Thursday, helping," staffers print pictures, typeset and in the process learn how Ponchatoula's weekly newspaper is put together. Any scouting group interested in a similar tour can contact the editor for an appointment by calling 386-2877. The same holds true for school groups and others. (Times Photo) Green Goats? Deputy Mark Apperson responded to a call on the Dunson Road in Ponchatoula that was out of the ordinary Friday night. According to reports from the deputy the call was a complaint of someone spray-painting some cows and goats green. No other damage besides some vulgar words sprayed on a barn was reported in the 9:30 p.m. call however, the deputy said. | THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, NOVEMBER 20, 1986, PAGE NINE th N Kick Off Remote DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTIONS ON NEW AND USED VEHICLES! Starts Now Through November 29th FREE JAMBALAYA (OVER 200 PEOPLE WILL BE SERVED!) FREE COKES! FREE COKES! 0 VER 160 PRIZES TO BE GIVEN A WA Y! (10 am4 pm) (Saturday, November 22nd Only) 1 Seiko Watch(Valued at $2751 t6 Total) 1 $100 Savings Bonds 16 Total) 10 Hand Held Telephones (60 Total) 10 40. pc. Ratchet/Socket Sets(Valued at $39.99) (60 Total) !6 Car Care Kits : (36 Total) CHEVROLET S. Morr.!soa Blvd. Hammond .345-1285