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by T.J. Reid

SATURDAY, DEC. 1
Pancakes with Santa 8-11:30 a.m. - First Baptist Church, Amite

SUNDAY, DEC. 1
Christmas Tour of Homes 1:30-5 p.m. - begins at 101 SW Central Ave., Amite Chamber of Commerce - includes the Blythewood Plantation, and th ... « more »

Happy Birthday!


Robin Abrams, there's so much to celebrate! Congratulations on everything, especially today being your birthday.

Happy Birthday!


Happy birthday to Sarah Mitchell!

Dozen advance in Master Gardener class


Photo courtesy of LSU AgCenter

APPRENTICE LEVEL -- Twelve area residents gather with Horticulture Agent Mary Helen Ferguson on the occasion of celebrating their advancement to Master Gardener Apprentice status. From left are Melinda Yantis, Maya Eberhard, Michelle Dinger, Jamie LeBlanc, Ms. Ferguson, Dawn Lupo, Anthony Milton Stire, Louana Ruiz, Wendy Halterman, Paul Halterman, Janice Madden and Ida Allen. Amanda Bello, not pictured, also advanced to apprentice.

Twelve people recently completed the LSU AgCenter's Louisiana Master Gardener course in Tangipahoa Parish and have advanced from being LMG Trainees to LMG Apprentices.
Graduates were presented certificates at the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners Association meeti

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Ponchatoula teams beat Fontainebleau in district play


Photos by Caleb Lay/Daily Star

PINPOINT PASSING -- Ponchatoula's Hailey Giaratano (15, in white) threads the needle on a pass to her teammate, Jaylee Womack in the paint that resulted in two easy points against Fontainebleau.

Both Ponchatoula teams pulled out big district wins against Fontainebleau on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The Lady Green Wave won 68-36 and the Green Wave won 64-50.
For the Ponchatoula girls, the entire team pitched in to get the win with the typical leading scorers -- Hail. . . more »

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School Spelling Bee Winners


Photo by Linda Joiner
AT HAMMOND WESTSIDE Reginald Monroe, at far left, is the winners of Hammond Westside Montessori's annual school Spelling Bee and will represent the school in the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 23. With him are, from left, Jeremiah Harker in second plade, Carter Ames in third place and school Spelling Bee Coordinator Becky Navarra. Reginald is a fourth grade student in Ms. Connie Sanders' class. His mother is Jacqueline Dupas.