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Season's Greetings from Winn Dixie Staff Report dell (the first in Ponchatoula). and the remodeling of our store," stated Hill. With the completion of West Pine at "We are committed to giving the people hand the long road to Winn Dixie will be of Ponchatoula the finest food store. a breeze. Such are the sentiments of local manager Bill Hill: '1 would like at this time to thank the many dedicated Winn Dixie shoppers who have faced the long inconvenience of West Pine Street construction, and have retyurned week after week to shop at their local Winn Dixie ." The Winn Dixie located in Berryland Shopping Center offers 30,000 square feet of shopping comfort, with 56 friendly employees at your disposal to make your shopping a pleasure as well as a bargain. The "Beef People" are ready to serve you the finest in meats, fowl and fish. The "Produce Patch" is always stocked with the freshest fruits and vegetables to be found anywhere. And of course there is always a weekly bargain to be fund in your The Ponchatoula Times in the form of "weekly specials," coupons, or special Winn Dixie promotions. "We are proud of the progress our Ponchatoula store has made in the last few years with the addition of a full line with polite quality service, seven days a week, year round. With the holidays upon us there is no better place to shop for all your holiday needs," The Dell at Winn Dixie will prepare a mouth-watering turkey or ham dinner with all the trimmings or a party tray to complete your holiday entertainment. "'Once again I would like to thank the people of Ponchatoula whose road to the Winn Dixie is now easier going, and wish them the very best of holidays" stated Hill. Jackson's Medi-Thrift I harmacy ready for future since the 1930's Staff Report Pharmacist Tommy Jackson still has mortar and pestle his father used to mix pharmaceuticals at the family drugstore, but Jackson's Medi-Thrift, 240 West Pine, is ready for the future in down- town Ponchatoula. L.S. "Sneed" Jackson and his wife opened Jackson's Pharmacy in the late 1930's, having purchased the pharmacy from Marie Anglade. For years the pharmacy was located in the old Boudreaux Shoe Store building next to Hardy's Ace Hardware. Tommy Jackson took over the phar- macy in 1968 and moved it to its current location in 1970. He brought with him much more than pharmaceuticals when he moved across Pine Street. The store still features a china and silver pattern section which was started in the early days of the pharmacy by his mother. Of course Jackson has kept pace with the increased offerings of the modern drug store. The store's wide variety of goods reflects the many uses made of Jackson Medi-Thrift by the surrounding community. When school bells start to ring in the fall local scholars are outfitted from the well-stocked shelves. Many a children's birthday party guest has shopped for his gift from the toy shelves, which have all the latest space toys. Jewelry is another popular item at the store. Mrs. Helen Cone, who has worked most of her life at the store and still manages to greet every day with a fresh smile like it was the first day on the job, is always on the job with some gentle advice for a bride choosing her silver pattern or the right sized pin to hold a watch band on. And while much has been left unchanged by the years, the real THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, NOVEMBER 28. 1985, SEC. B., PAGE FIVE Pharmacist Tommy Jackson business of Jackson's Medi-Thrift has changed a great deal: "Pharmaceuticals have changed drastically. It used to take 45 minutes to an hour to mix the medicines individually for a prescription using a mortar and pestle like this one 1 keep on display from the old location. It has seen much use," commented Jackson. And the widening of main street is just the latest in a series of changes Jackson's Pharmacy has witnessed in its nearly half a century of business: "Business used to be done on Satur- days. They couldn't get out of the store before midnight in the days of the Ideal Theatre and Drake's Bakery. The smell of fresh bread from there would mix with the aroma of fresh roasted coffee coming from Abel's up the street. They would smell the whole town up. Down- town used to be concentrated in the first block of West Pine and a few businesses on East Pine. It has spread considerably since then," observed Jackson. Asked what he saw for the future of downtown in light of the road construction and other developments, the second generation pharmacist replied: "! don't see our downtown going the way of downtown Hammond. We will have more business by the interstate. But downtown will be viable always. "We'll have a lot of residential growth west of town. We're becoming a dormi- tory," he said. PLAN YOUR PARTY NOW! PICK UP OR ORDER SOME OF THESE SPECIALTY ITEMS *CHEESE BALLS OR LOGS BLACK GREEK OLIVES FRESH POTATO SALAD BIRTHDAY OR SPECIALTY CAKES BROCATO ITALIAN OLIVE SALAD * PARTY FINGER SANDWICH 50'S HAM & TURKEY .................................. 11.99 ROAST BEEF, HAM & TURKEY ............... 12.99 ROAST BEEF ....................................... 13.99 TUNA, CHICKEN OR HAM SALAD ......... 11.99 IO0"S 22.99 24.99 26.99 22.99 ["" ....... 'i'.;%i%' i'6  ." :'6" ....... " .... ] : You...o.Bo..ooo OEL, ,.ore # ...... : I I n CUSTOMER NAME ...... I u PICKUP DATE  --_ : : p.o.f .U,B, ...... : PARTY PLATTER ...... : : SPECIAL INTRUCTIONS ...... ' I I I ..... I : o.oE. TAKm BY:  ..... : ! At WlNN-DIXIE...We re here to help you , ; Jackson's Medi-Thrift Drugs THESE MAKE CHOOSING EASY... SALE BEGINS MON, Dec 2 * Appliances * Giftware "k Coffemakers . CIockradios k Christmas giftware k Tree trimming items . Jewlery boxes * Canopeners * Decorations * Tape * Blow dryers r Christmas Cards . Candles . Wrapping Paper . Boxed Candy Toys - Mens and ladies Wallets and much much more ! 240 W. Pine 386-8543