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December 22, 1983

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and drink coffee and Peggy times be but ragge31 chores early dawn eyed story COFFEE RERUN By DOTSY Breakfast at the table Seven kids in a line Daddy at the end able Mother busy all the time Then to bid good-by Go learn the golden rule To the tests mind apply THF PONCHATOULA TIMES DECEMBER 22, 1983 SEC. B , THIRTEEN QueQIm FROM PAGE ONE The estival queen reigns supreme over the festival itself, but this is only a small part of her yearlong series of honors and opportunities. She is the guest of the governor, the toast of New Orleans and the belle of the Washington Mardt Gras Ball. She entire state strawberry industry for the full year at festivals, pageants, and public appearances. Currently reigning as Strawberry Queen is Queen Gale Davis, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Davis of Ponchatoula. the morn For our lifetime's tool represents Ponchatoula and the ,H MERRY CHRISTMAS " :  *Seasn*s Greetings  ! Joy SEASON'S ,  o  GREETINGS gr | f .... i Mrs. cu, u, . HAPPY* Peace  " | CHRISTMAS-*.. ,, | o...,o to towo - EACE Noel- | Mrs. Santa Claus made a guest appearance in Ponchatoula this week   * *nnstmas r-"  i as her husband busied himself with the reindeer harnesses. She was the   DECEMBER 25th invited guest of Librarian Mrs. Lenore Johnson, whose annual Christmas [ events at the library this year in- Jll the best to you and yours this holiday/ l cluded a Christmas film. Best to you and (Times Photo by Bliss McMahon) yours throughout the .... ... season. It's been' a joy to know and serve you. Thanks. Berner's Refrigeration  Extending special thanks and hoping that the treasured moments you share with those you love will bring you much happiness and joy. Ole Plantation Sausage Plant ong ago, three kings oflbred gifts as gestures of goodwill. Please accept our gift . . . to wish vou and your famih' a warm, wonderful Christmas. Thanks to all. Bankston FROM PAGE ONE back every year. playing their cagey part in the whole cagey exchange. Then its back to Ponchatoula when the last stop has been made, the last courtesy paid, and the actual work on the hides begins. tn Ponchatoula the animals are skinned and the pelts cleaned off, and then spun dry in clothes dryers before being stretched and nailed onto boards and hung up in the air to dry. The future fur coats by this time look httle like they will when the furriers are done and nothing like they did when they left the swamp. As they go through the long process each step adds worth to the pelts, and Ponchatoula gets its fair share. But as with any world market item there is economic risk and no fur trader breathes easy until everything he has bought and worked has been turned over to the next buyer on the chain, usually an agent from a large 46 99 Byard Peck Edwards Attorney At Law J J t New York firm, eyed with all the suspicion that the trader himself encountered from the trapper earlier, in a market where a good deal can turn into a disastrous deal overnight. The skinners and stretchers over at M.A/ Bankston Company Inc. are probably going to take off for Christ- mas, but if reindeers are in season and I was Santa, I wouldn't risk it. Midst the joys of a truly old fashioned Christmas, we stop for a moment to wish our dear friends all things bright and beautiful! Dr. Char00es Gideon Famdy m Llllle's Cafe