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i Fine Food &amp; Entertainment t ii , ..... Chamber elects. new board members Times Report The November 30 Chamber of Commerce election re- sulted in the following new board members elected to the Chamber Board. Cathy Allen, Dr. Bob Benson, Suzette Callais, Paula Gauthreaux, James Lirette, Carol Nicosia. Those elected will join Danny Elstrott, Mary Scandurro, CJ Scandurro, Donna Benson, Jamene Dahmer, Lou Ann LeB- lane, Theresa Beckler, Bob Allred, Miriam Summers, Doug Wells, Ashley Richardson and Dr. Karen Carter in voting on the officers' ballot. Ending their terms and/or eligibility for director posi- tions in 2010 include C.J. Scandurro, Donna Benson, Bob Allred, Theresa Beckler, Doug Wells and Ashley Richard- son. ELECTRIC TRAIN SETS GIFTS & ACCESSORIES .IVE MUSIC EVERY SUNDAY S.W. RAILROADME.. PONCHATOULA m , -B00ing-in this a-d- .L I I and receive 1 FREE Mixed Drink IL m l l l n l m m l l m *Happy Hour 1 2pm-6pm* "1 I I I I J 1Ill I I IFII II Christmas Lighting winners Christmas Lighting Winners: Buildings: 1st place - JaniKing, 2rid place - Especially For You and the Ponchatoula Pub tied, 3rd place- The Locomotive by Walgreens. Showstopper Winner for Building: Xpressions Most Innovative: The Nativity Window decor winners: 1st place- Trails End, 2nd place- Drake and Beckler, 3rd place - Vintage 106 THE COLLINSWOOD CORNER A visit to our museum the perfect city sesquicentennial tribute By JIM PERRIN Historian and Educator The beautiful white lights adorning many of the buildings of downtown Ponchatoula remind us that Christmas is almost here. Among the favorite Christmas songs is one entitled "Silver Bells," which was written for the 1951 movie "The Lemon Drop Kid" star- ring Bob Hope. Bells have been used for thousands of years to herald important religious events. This month the Collinswood Museum is featuring a collec- tion of Christmas bells of vari- ous designs, and other tinkling attractions from the collection of Mrs. Catherine S. Parker of Ponchatoula. Drop by the museum this weekend to view this most in- teresting collection! The museum has acquired several new items over the past couple of months thanks to gen- erous area residents. The Pon- chatoula Artisans, a group of talented local artists who orga- nized to encourage the growth of the local art community, were able to display;their w.ork...i a gallery located on East Pi,ne Street in Ponchatoula. A me- morial tablet, and some photo- graph albums showing some the activities of the Artisans were recently donated by former Ar- tisans President Dot Perrin. The Ponchatoula Farm Bu- reau operated for many years in what was formerly called the Railroad Square in the 100 block of East Pine Street. A number of local strawberry and produce farmers formed this or- ganization to sell their products for a good price. A minute book, briefly recording the activities of the Bureau in the 1940's and A time for The h lay season is a spe- cial time for giving - especially to those in need. The economic downturn has created a surge in needy individuals and the char- ities that aspire to assist them. But scam artist can masquer- ade as charities with an aim to defraud people of their money, warns LSU AgCenter family economist Jeanette Tucker. "We need to be very careful with our charitable gift giving because there are some chari- ties that are fraudulent," Tuck- er says. 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Also donated to the city was the original commissioning pen- nant from the USS Ponchatoula c(A 0 148), which was flown atop :, the vessel following its commis- _ sioning in January 1956 in Phil- adelphia, and its subsequent voyage to Norfolk, Virginia. This pennant, which is about three feet long is framed, and , along with a number of other j USS Ponchatoula artifacts from the Dutch Battle Collection, is ,,now on display in our city mu- seam. Within a couple of months our fair city will be 150 years old. To help celebrate our 150th birthday (sesquicentennial), the . museum is sponsoring a poster contest for Ponchatoula school children in grades 3-4, and 5-6. The contest will end in early February in time for the best posters to be displayed at the museum and in other downtown locations prior to our official ses- quicentennial celebration at the end of February. Details con- cerning the poster contest will be issued through the schools in the coming weeks. If you have not visited the Collinswood Museum lately drop by soon to see the exhibit of Christmas bells, the new items mentioned, or any of the exhib- its on our community's fascinat- ing history. School and civic groups are welcome to schedule a private tour of the museum and the downtown area by call- ing 386-4476. AiFo[a?e A_ 1 the water until waves caught one of the wings and spun the plane violently around. Intravia blacked out and when he came to, he grabbed a life raft and unsuccessfully tried to open an escape hatch topside. Moving to the main hatch followed by his companions, Intravia succeeded this time in exiting the sinking plane with the raft. They were plucked from the ocean by the rig crew that then supplied them with hot show- ers, warm clothes, and coffee. The Coast Guard collected them and brought them to land. Ross told a reporter with The Times Picayune, "I'm a little concerned because I don't have anything to fly right now. I'd fly tomorrow. Hell, why wait until tomorrow?" THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, DECEMBER 9, 2010, PAGE A-3 SJS 8th Grade scientists Sarah Ryals, Bethany Herrick, and Krystal Waddell are pictured with their science project. (SJS Photo) Generous garden ladies Gardenettes pictured at left delivering gifts for their adopted Christmas family to the New Horizons Youth Ser- vices Bureau are Kathy Bedenbaugh, Margaret Bailey, Adrienne Dunn, Diane Dufour; lower row Dale Rieth and Louise Steadman. (Gardenette Photo) Lagniappe Disc Jockey Karaoke Varitv Band Services Services Oldies .Weddings ,Weddings Classic Rock .Parties ,Parties Blues .CorporateEvents .Corporate Events R&B .Reunions -Reunions We'll keep them .School Functions -Restaurants/Bars on the floor! 985.969.7953 rgeorgiarock@aoL com www. www. / rocky denney www. facebook, com/ tagniappebtues i /Vow Gator 's Den Ladies Night-Boutique Party  ' J Monday, OCt: 11;.ir 6; ....... : ..... 2 for I ARGARITAS, $ 2.00 Chocolate Martini's, Win gift certificates. 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