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Christmas Tree Farm All sizes $10. to $25. D choose & cut j Hwy. to Take 22 Natalbany River at Springfield and follow signs Open 7 days a wekk starting Dec. 1 10-5 THE PONCHATOULA TIMES Police sell 23 tons of pot, arrest customers Four men were arrested and 23 tons of police marijuana recovered, an airplane, an 18-wheel tractor- trailer rig, $56,600 cash and deeds to assorted properties in the Gulf South were all seized in a cooperative effort by federal and local authorities near here Sunday, according to Sheriff Ed Layrisson. Narcotics agents with the Tangi- pahoa Parish Sheriff's Office were contacted by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and agents with the State Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau and Hammond Police were also called in. D.A. Duncan Kemp was also brought into the operation, all about two months ago, agents said Friday, the federal police marijuana was brought to a rural location about eight miles north of Hammond by police agents and two men arrived at I I COMMUNITY MOTORS, INC. By-Pass 51 South, Hammond, LA. (Hammond) (Baton Rouge) 504 345:04..01 504 346-8669 v- ,I Double Checked Used cars- 1982 Dodge B-150 Van Custom van, under 10,000 miles, one owner, super sharp, you must see to believe Sale $I0,395 1982 Buick Regal Four door sedan, one owner, low miles, pretty car. Sale $6975 1978 Plymouth Horizon Auto, air, power steering, economy car, 46,000 miles. 1981 Chev Impala Auto, air, v-8, super clean, WILL GO FAST. Sale Price $5252 I 1981 Chev Loaded, blue, ready to go. Sale Price $6688 1981 Pontiac Gran Prix Power windows, power door locks, bucket seats, tilt, cruise, electric moon roof, midnight blue, one owner low miles Sale Price $7250 a Hammond motel in a semi-truck, agents said The two were contacted by agents and two more men from out of state arrived Sunday to com- plete the drug buy from the police agents, agents allege. The value of the drugs is estimated at $26 million. Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. two men arrived at the Hammond Airport with the cash and an assortment of deeds to farms and condominiums allegedly to be used as security in the marijuana purchase, DEA agents said. Arrested at that time were: the plane pilot, Samuel Burchard, 38, Rising Fawn, Ga.; and his passenger Arthur Tommy Nixon, 44, Cullman, Ala. Both were arrested on charges Garden club FROM PAGE ONE you have just eaten for Thanks- giving. During the same year of 1949 a giant picnic was planned by the lllinois Central Railroad and of course our Community Garden Club was host. Approximately three thousand people attended. The picnic was held at Ponchatoula Beach There was dancing, swim- ruing, boat races, and a bathing beauty contest. Plenty of good food was enjoyed be all. The club shared in the proceeds of this event. Mrs. Barringer, our own Mildred Glarer, was president of the club at this time and has held the position many times since the beginning of the club. Along about this time two parks to care for was getting too much for the ladies and that is when the Kiwanis Club asked to take over the Log Cabin. This was the year of 1950. Mrs. Ann Edwards was reluctant to give up the Log Cabin but due to the fact her health was failing and many of the ladies were getting older and not able to take care of so many of Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to [:)z''*,zib ut e Marijuana, according to agents, The two men who arrived in the truck were charged with the same offenses. They are: Bill B]andon and William Rhoades. no ages or address given. Rhoades and B!andon were taken into federal custody, by DEA and agents with the U.S. Treasury Department Sunday, while Nixon and Burchard were placed in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on $20 mil- lion bonds each. records show. The police-owned marijuana came from an undisclosed source through the DEA office in New Orleans. according to DEA agents. projects, the Kiwanis Club took over the Log Cabin. It is a place of many activities. They have done a fine job. The city had added a swimming pool and a fine baseball field for the young baseball fans. There is a lovely place just to sit and relax and meditate. The present beautification of the grounds was the idea of Bernice Edwards. She and her family have been very generous in furnishing magnolia trees which were a favorite of her mothers. Azaleas and other blooming plants are dedicated to Mrs. Edwards memory. In 1961 Ponchatoula had its cen- tennial, 100 years. The Centennial Belles were formed. The ladies wore bonnets and badges to show they were boosters of our little city. Some great events happened during this celebration. I couldn't possibly name all who participated but our own Mayor Collins Bonicard was there in the middle of the excitement doing his thing. For the past 12 years we've been having the Strawberry Festival here EX-LAX, "The Family Friend|' helps your body help itself. Ex-Lax helps get your body's own natural rhythm going again. Gently. Dependably. Overnight. That's why more families use Ex-Lax- Chocolated or Pills-than  i any other brand. Make i-,,l  i it yollr Family Friend. t,ll --' j-/,a  Read label 'and follow dtmction. Ex-Lax, Inc., 1983. Sale Price $26 7 7 The Ponchatoula Times' Great Christmas Gift Idea THIS CHRISTMAS WHY NOT Send Ole Hard hide to your friends and relatives! FREE GA TOR GIFT CARDS WITH EACH GIFT SUBSCRIPTION THE PERFECT GIFT 52 weeks of reading at $1 1 DO in Tangipahoa HALF PRIC $1 300 anywhere & Livingston Parishes in America Now available at: Cuchulaln Press The Country Market , Olde Town Shoppe -Country Cupboard ; 410 S. Second The Market Eatery 138 W. Pine St. 155 W.Pine St. 'I Nixon has been investigated by the Organized Crime Drug Task Force in Birmingham, Ala., according to federal agents at the arrest scenes. Nixon is also thought to have been the head of the organization making the deal for the 23 tons of marijuana. About 20 agents from the various agencies worked on the case, accord- ing to deputies The property deeds were for properties in Alabama, Mis,Jvsippi, Tennessee and Florida, according to officers on the case. The two men in parish custody are expected to be transferred to federal custody. in our town. We call ourselves the Strawberry Capitol and to prove it we have a large beautiful red strawberry on top of our city ha]]. Thousands of guests each year come to enjoy this event. Our club serves chicken jambalaya with salad, flied fish, French fries, and all the trimmings. We have done well with this project. I will stop here to say ALL the ladies work very hard to make it a success. Our reward for working so hard is a trip we all take together on a tour bus. Each Fall we travel to a different place for a week and we just relax together, have fun and enjoy each others company. The Community Garden Club has added many fine new members through the years of their work and activities. So many need and deserve to have their names mentioned in print but I will say to all Community Garden Club members you have done a fine outstanding job. The building we have now. the charitable organizations you have helped, the gifts to the city hall, museum, the fire department, the police department and the personal gifts and cards that are sent out each month will long be remembered by all. We are proud as a club to say we have not asked any help from any- one. We are still that Community Garden and Industrial Club which was started many, years ago. Auditor says police jurors unethical BATON ROUGE --- Legislative Auditor Joe Burris on Monday made public his audit of the Tangipahoa Parish Police Jury, officially charging them with violating Louisiana ethics laws. The official state audit chromcles violations of the state bid law, state laws forbidding the hiring of family members and jury workers who were apparently signed to sweetheart con- tracts to perform the same jobs they had been doing all along at standard police jury pay, and ethics violations which include then-Police Juror Cade Williams participating in the official vote to name him to the paid police jury-appointed position of Registrar of Voters. YOUR DOG NEEDS VITAMINS, TO0. Sergeant's The most aspirin you can buy for your " arthdds paih. Most effecti,e buffers for }'our su)mach. 1983 Dorsey lbormor, Dv,sot ot Sandoz. lnc tm II tm m O , O Z DECEMBER 1, 1983 pAGEI Also arrested Sunday at was David Snoddy of Destin, was arrested in Destin agents and charged with to Possess Marijuana with to Distribute. Federal police agents from and the Internal Revenue were apparently trying to and his associates police marijuana to bolster the police case being made Nixon. 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