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November 28, 1985

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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, NOVEMBER 28. 1985, SEC. B., PAGE SEVEN Ponchatoula's Super 24 Super 24 is ready for convenience Ponchatoula- style Staff Report Owners Darrell Amar, Edward Amar and Edward Traylor are the developers of the Ponchatoula Super 24 store, the second one to be developed in two years. The concept of Super 24, stated Edwrd Amar, "is to provide our customes with a full line of convenience itmes and the finest petroleum products on a 24 hour basis seven days a week. "Going into the completion of our first year in January at our Ponchatoula location, the response has been fantastic. And we look forward to a prosperous year to come with the completion of West Pine Street," he said. The local manager is Bobby Rowland who along with seven other emplyees maintains one of the area's cleanest and most efficient stores. It is 2400 square feet, with wide isles and immaculate restrooms. The store boasts a 12 door cooler, a refreshment center, 24 flavors of scoop ice cream to choose from and the ice cream churn, sandwiches, coffee and soft drink bar, fresh milkshakes and malts, a full line of imported beer, wine and liquor, and convenience store items ranging from ice to health needs. The self service islands, of which there are four with a total of eight pumps, are well equipped. There are water hoses at each islands, as well as everything necessary to add oil to your car. The pumps are all computerized and deliver a fast flow of gasoline, regular, unleaded and diesa]. The islands and the entire outside of the complex is well- lit and in sight of the interstate "l would like to thank all the customers Ponchatoula Homestead Association to celebrate its 75th year Staff Report who patronized our store during the heavy construction which has transpff'ed these past months I look forward to serving these many patrons and invite them to shop Super 24 for the holidays November of 1976. with a smooth road before them and Ponchatoula Homestead Association's best wishes for a safe and happy growth over that time period has been holiday." stated manager Bobby impressive. And in the past 25 years Rowland Manager Bobby Rowland and Desiree Biount Ponchatoula Homestead Association will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in May of 1986. Chief Executive Officer L.C, Caldwell Jr. says the local homestead's rote in the community today is much the same as it has always been, "'to provide for home ownership and savings." "Our primary object is helping the single family homeowner," said Caldwell. who went on to trace some of the homestead's history. The homestead's current modern building at 195 N. Sixth Street was built in 1967. Prior to that the Homestead, which found its origin in a walk-up downtown c, ffice, was located in what is now the Jackson-Vaughan Insurance Building in the first block of West Pine. The Amite branch was added in along assets have skyrocketed from $4.880,631.60 on Dec. 31, 1960 to $44,703,908 on Dec. 31, 1984. 1984. The association's CEO was asked to predict the future for the Ponchatoula area and Caldwell replied: "I look for a number of commercial businesses to be located between here and the interstate now that the road project is coming to an end. "But I see this area developing much more in terms of residential area. The schools' reputation is a big plus. l believe we will come into our own as a residential area. "We must do all we can to attract business as well, but I do see a future of solid growth here in single family homes," said Caldwell. The people who make up downtown Ponchatoula's most-enduring financial institution and who will lead it through what appears to be a promising future are: 195 North Sixth Street I Ponchatoula Homestead Association Officers and Personnel H.J. Gabriel, Jr. Sam Yawn J.P. Morris, Jr. M.N. Pusey L.C. Caldwell, Jr. Barbara B. Thertot Maureen N. Watts Patricia Altwater Glenda J. White Shirley P. Jones Denise P. Hoover Karen S. Bates Betty Whann Johanna V. James Donna M. Dugas Tammy Mitchell Mary Battles A.B. Pierson, Jr. F. Evelyn Scott R.E. Perrin, Jr. Lisa Smith John C. Bohntng L.C. Caldwell, Jr. H.J. Gabriel, Jr. P.C. Granier Chairman of the Board 1st Vice Chairman of the Board 2nd Vice Chairman of the Board President Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Secretary-Treasurer Assistant Vice President- Data Processing Assistant Vice President- Credit Life Insurance Assistant Vice President- Loan Processing Assistant Vice President- Loan Processing Assistant Vice President- Investments Assistant Vice President- Hazard Insurance Assistant Vice President- Investments Branch Manager Loan Processor Teller Assistant Branch Manager Attorney Assistant Attorney Building Inspector COE Trainee DIRECTORS J.P. Morris, Jr. M.N. Pusey Dr. M.J. Schanzbach Sam Yawn r WHEREYOUR BEST INTERESTS ARE IN OUR BES INTERESTS. Super- 24 Self-Service Earl? $hoppers G the 4 LIQUOR A wide selection for your holiday needs Holiday gift set with 2 cordial glasses included. Dark, Light or Classic 6/00k" Michelob $3. 09 6/1 2 oz. Coca Cola Classic $1 79 Gal. Milk 0199 oz. Milwaukee's Best 0199 or 3 for $1 00 Shell Zone $ 399 Call or come by today to find out which Ponchatoula Homestead Savings Program meets your financial needs Money Market Account 9-31 Day Certificate 90 Day Certificate 6 Month Certificate 12 Month Certificate 1 Year Certificate 2 Year Certificate IRA Variable Rate Passbook Savings Real Estate Loans Ponchatoula Homestead Association 386-3370  /*'." 748-9462 101 E.Chestnutl 195 N. Sixth St. Ponchatoula *ltl {4 A m i t e