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PAGE2 CHRISTMAS PARTY-RECITAL participants are, front row, leflto right, Grnnnel Ficklin, Beth Hamilton, Michelle Holder, Beth Lindsay, Leigh Lindsay, Rondo Moseley, Amy McDaniel, Pare Cook, Sonya Simmons, Jeanie Williamson, Mark Hinson. Back row, left to right, Teresa Eller, Julie Dyess, Cathy Ray, Linda McLeod, Dawn Burns, Crystal Burns, Carol Ray, Myra Wise, Vickl Aplin, Reyona Hutcheson, Tracy Wise, Tessa Worley, Kim Madden. Those not pictured: Scott Crosby, Lisa Mitchell, Deedy Watson and Marjorie Stafford .... Sullivan Photo Mrs. Lawson's Piano Students Enjoy Christmas Recital The piano students of Mrs. Sue Lawson were given their annual Christmas Party at the Lake Jackson Clubhouse, Thursday evening, December 18. Each student entertained with a variety of musical presenta- tions, including popular, clas- sical and Christmas carols. Af- ter entertaining, all of the stu- dents sang "The Sounds of Christmas" accompanied by Carol Ray. Refreshments were served by Debbie Mitchell and Rabble Lawson. Gifts were exchanged and a cold, but fun night, was enjoyed by all. Special guests attending were Mrs. Hugh Hinson, Mrs. Buddy Holder, Mrs. Edward Simmons, and Mrs. Freeman Williamson. Historv Club Enjoys Christmas Program Mrs. Merton Reeves wel- comed seventeen members, three associate members and one guest, Mrs. EnnisCrosson, into lr :l/ely home for the Christmas meeting of the Florala History Clubon Decem- ber 18. The lakeside home was attractively decorated in the Christmas motif with a beautiful floor to ceiling Christ- mas tree serving as a focal point. Arrangements of roses and camellias from the Reeves' gardens were placed at vantage points throughout the house. The hostess served a delicious dessert plate of mincemeat chiffon pie, cheese straws, nuts and coffee along with a variety of homemade candies. The club president, Mrs. W. T. Perry, called the meeting to order. The club collect was repeated in unison followed by each member answering roll call with a Christmas wish. The program was begun with these words, "Christmas is a time to wonder, to believe, and to accept love from the resur- rected baby Jesus; so 'Let's Keep Christmas'." Using the contents of Peter Marshall's book titled "Let's Keep Christ- mas", Mrs. P. A. Petrey and Mrs. Lewis Eiland presented a most interesting and touching program related to the birth of Christ and it's meaning in our lives today. Christmas car- ols were interspaced at approp- riate times to further empha- size the great story and make it an even more memorable one. The program ended with the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assissi: Lord Make Me an ins- trument of thy peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, Pardon, Where there is dark ness, light, Where there is sad- ness, Joy, Where there is doubt, Faith, and where there is dis- pair, Hope. O Devine Master, grant that 1 may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love; For - It is in giving that we receive. It is in forgiving that we are pardoned, And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. After the program, beauti- fully wrapped Christmas pack- ages were opened in an enjoy- able exchange of gifts. The next meeting will be January 8, 1976 with Mrs. I. P. Flournoy and Mrs. Wallace Rasberry giving a program on the Home Life Report. Mrs. Donald Dean will serve as hos- tess to the club. May the blessings of Christ, love, peace and joy remain with each one of you throughout the coming year. PERSONALS On December 22, Miss Beth and Joyce Harrison of Auburn, Alabama, made a short visit with Mrs. Henry McNeill. On December 23, Mrs. Bud Hudson and Mrs. Henry Mc- Neill, spent the day visiting Mrs. McNeill's sister, Mrs. S. C. Wilson and Mrs. R. L. Lowry in Canoe and Atmore, Alabama. Class of 1963 Gathered For Reunion Saturday The Florala High School Class of 1963 held a reunion on Saturday night, December 27, at the Dinner Bell Restau- rant in Florala. Following the invocation by Robert Harrison, those attend- ing enjoyed a delightful dinner of baked ham, tossed salad, creamed potatoes, string beans with almonds, candied yams, red velvet cake, coffee or tea. Preceding a welcome ad- dress by Max Richburg and roll call by Allen Ganey Richburg, a Who's Who election was held :ex.nn an.special atten- tion was given the following: Durrice Garvin, boy who has changed the most; Jerry Fuller, boy who has changed the least; Laurel Mueller, girl who has changed the most; Becky Evans, girl changed the least; Ronald Alfred Yurkiewicz, one who tra- veled the fartberest; Glen Po- well, classmate with the most children - a yard full, according to Powell, four boys; William Price had the youngest child, 2 months. Jerry Fuller introduced spe- cial guests, Vivian Richburg and Mrs. W. B. McClellan. Class members voted to again meet for a reunion the year of 1980. Many "thanks were given Becky Evans Cassady and Doro- thy Truman Holder, who made all the arrangements for "the class get-to-gether. The 27 of 35 classmates at- tending were Loretta (Bulger) Turner and husband, Ray of Andalusia; Jane (Cannon)Cohn and husband, Gerrol of Tampa, Florida; Becky (Evans) Qassady and husband, Marcus of Florala; Carol (Crousby) Morgan and husband, Bobby of Milton, Flo- rida; Gloria (Elmore)Cannon and husband, Eddie of Anda- lusia; Jerry Fuller of Florala; Allen (Ganey) R,ichburg and hus- band Max of Alexandria, Vir- ginia; Durrice Garvin and wife, Sue of Pensacola; Robert Harrison and wife, Mary of Florala; Cecil Ray Henley, Jr., and wife Lee of Jackson, Mississippi; Willodene (Jack- son) Earley and husband, Henry of Valparaiso, Florida; Helen (Louis) Davis and husband, Ken- neth of Wing, Alabama; Delores (Manning) Duke of Montgomery, Alabama; Laurel Ann (Mueller) Doggett and husband, Aubrey of Birmingham, Alabama; Judy (Phillips) Brownlee and hus- band, Mark of Blakely, Geor- gia; Glen Powelt and wife, Bar- bara of Marietta, Georgia; Wil- liam Price and wife, Linda of Lockhart; Gloria (Schofield) Holloway and husband, Charles of Tennessee; Johnny Shear and wife., Delores of Crestview, Florida; Dewitt Sightler, Jr., and wife, Pat of Cantonment, Florida; Janice (Stewart) Ans- ley and husband, Bill of Lau- rel Hill, Florida; Charles Tew and wife, Jeanette of Wetum- pka; Dorothy (Truman) Holder and husband, Frederick of Flo- rala; Ronald Alfred Urkiewicz and wife Bobby of Carson, Cali- fornia. Parrish Christmas Eve Family Party The Parrish Christmas Eve party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Price(Doris) in Niceville, Florida. Guests began arriving at dusk and were welcomed by Doris and Rudolph Price. Thedecora- tions were in the traditional col- ors with a large live decorated tree in the front yard, with other decorations being used throughout the house. As guests arrived they were asked to re- gister for the door prize, a portable radio, which was won by a very surprised Lloyd Fow- ler. This was also the birthday of Mr. C. G. Parrish. After the singing of Happy Birthday, he was given his request--a platter of vension. All types of party foods were served buffet style with punch and also an assortment of ham, shrimp, etc. This was an enjoyable occasion and is always looked forward to each year. Those present were: Mrs. Grace E. Parrish, Mr. C. G. Parrish and Jannice, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Perdue and Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kilpatrick, Mrs. Marcus Cook and Step- hanie, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Parrish and Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. 'Bobby Kimbril and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Fowler, Patrice, Sherri and Jerry Ste- wart. Mr. J. H. Parrish, Sandra and Eric Martini, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fredricks and Kristin, Mr. and Mrs. Ardell Harrison, MiSs Jackie McClendon, Mr. Joe McClendon, Mrs. Claudine Cody, Cordelia, Steve and Mike Price, and the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Price. This group will meet for next years gala affair at the homeof Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Perdue. Christmas Party, Class Reunion For 1960 Grads SEARS 8-6002 Florala, AI. A REWARD IS OFFERED! !! LOS - Black-Brown Minature Poodle. Answers to name of Bruno. He has a false limp. This pet must stay on medication or death will occur. A nice reward is offered. So please return this prized pet or notify us as to the whereabouts. Bruno disappeared Friday morning about 7 o'clock. If anyone has seen a black poodle wandering around, please notify Martha Byrd at 8-2488 or 8-3695. If someone did pick up Bruno, return him to 401 South 5th Street On December 16 through 18, Mrs. Earl Redwell and Mrs. Earl Brown Rodwell of Winter Park, Florida, were in town visiting relatives and friends. Mrs. Nannie Hedge spent part of Friday and Saturday with her cousin, Mrs. Merle Whet- stone in Pensacola, Florida. Visiting with H. O. Bass, Jr., during the htlidays were Billy and Ree Strickland and family of Ozark, Alabama, Clyde and Deloris Bass & family of Grand Isle, Lousiana, John and Diane Bass of Columbus, Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. William Neeb- ham and children, David and Elizabeth of Duarte, Califor- nia, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith and children, Debbie, Douglas and Kathy of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Tallahassee, Florida and Mrs. Carolyn Allen and children, Christopher, Kim- berly and Jennifer were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Berry- man McNeill and Mrs. Willie Rae O'Neill. During the holidays, Sylvia McNeill Hamilton and family, and Mary Elizabeth McNeill So- well and family of Ocala, Flo- rida, visited with Mrs. Henry McNeill. A gala Christmas party- Class Reunion was held for the Florala High School Class of 1960 at the Ladies Club House Saturday night, December 27. A. R. Shipp, husband of Rose- mary Greene of Fairhope, Ala- bama, gave the invocation. Larry Presley of Opp, served as Master of Ceremonies. After dinner, a Who's Who election was held, at which time Larry Presley was voted classmate changed the least and Jackie (Jackson) Moore, Frankie (Redmon) Walden and Rosemary (Shipp) Greene were voted girls changed the least; Donnie Vaughan of Portland, Oregon had traveled the farth- erest and Larry Presley had the youngest child - 21 days. Only 13 of the 48 classma- tes attended, including Donnie Vaughan, Larry Presley, Bobby Ray Brooks, Jimmy Yeaman, Rosemary Greene, Thurman Hamm, Ramona Nell Jones En- nis, Ann Henley, Myra McAd- ams, Jacqulyn Moore and Fran- kie Redmon. Special guest was Mrs. W. B. McClellan. The group voted to meet again in 1960. When the meeting adjourned, it has been reported that a number of the classmaJes crashed the 1963 class re- union, being held at the Dinner Bell Restaurant, where all wined and dined until the wee hours of the morning. Classmates expressed sin- cere appreciation to Ramona Jones Ennis of Opp, Frankie Redmon Walden, and Jimmy Yeaman for making all the pre- parations for the party. PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wood- ham spent the weekend with his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Nolen Giddeans in Pensa- cola, Florida. Miss Vera Wbiddon had as guest, recently, Mrs. W. A. Stokes of Pensacola, Florida. She was fortunate in being pre- sent for the Christmas Cantata at the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Glenn Garrett and daughter, Mrs. Charles Regis- ter of Bonifay, Florida, spent Friday with Mrs. Garrett's sis- ter, Miss Vera Whiddon. Mrs. Hobson Vann of Lock- hart, visited with her sister and family during the holidays, the M. G. Orrs of Panama City, Florida. Mrs. C. B. Mays of Orlan- do, Florida, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Mays, Jr., and family of Tamps, Florida, were guests of Mrs. Hobson Vann this past weekend. "WATCH NIGHT" PLANNED BY EBENEZER BAPTIST Ebenezer Baptist Church are planning a "watch night" ser- vice for Wednesday evening be- ginning at 8:00 p.m. There will be singing, praying and preach- ing. The featured singing groups will be The Williams Family of Crestview, Florida, and The Southernaires of Mobile, Ala- bama. You're invited. PERSONALS Mrs. Glen Cockcroft anddau- ghter, Lynn, of Sebring, Florida and a niece, Pare of McKenzie, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Woodham on Sunday even- ing. The Cockcrofts also spent some time with Mr. Cockcroft's mother, Mrs. Mertie Cockcroft of Red Oak Community, and with her parents, the Smiths and other relatives in McKenzie. Friends of Mrs. Annie Sue Cawthon will be saddened to hear that she has been hospitalized at Florala Memorial over the Christmas holidays. Best wish- es for a speedy recovery go out to Annie Sue on the eve of the New Year. Miss Libby Kimbro of Kins- ton and Mrs. Hester Morgan of Andalusia, joined the Larry Woodhams for Christmas dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McRae. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Daniel of Midland City and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stevenson of Clay- ton, were holiday guests of their children and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stevenson. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Meredith of San Jose, California and Mrs. Doris Meredith and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Meredith and child- ren of Dothan, Alabama, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Allison Hutcheson. Jimmy Yeaman and family of Montgomery, Alabama, spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Yeaman. Miss Marjorie Midgett of Johnson City, Tennessee, visit- ed with friends during the holi- days. Mrs. Mary Evelyn Calvin of High Springs, Florida, is spend- ing some time with her father, Mr. C. C. Cobb. Mrs. Myra Nell Harrison of MObile, Alama,  returned " home afterpending Christmas:! with her faer, Mr. C. C. Cobb:' Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rob- bins and family of Marianne, Florida, visited with his mother, Mrs. Alma Robbins, this past Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dra- shell and son of Prattville, Ala- bama and Miss Jennifer Greene of Florala, spent several days in Panama City with Miss Anne Greene. Mr. and Mrs. Stacey McLeod, Lisa and Hannon of Leesburg, Mississippi, spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ganey. Mr. and Mrs. William Phil- lips and son Eric, of Hatties- burg, Mississippi, spent Christ- mas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Phillips. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hut- chinson and family of Cooks- rifle, Tennessee, spent Christ- mas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williamson and Mrs. Verna Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scar- brough and son of Huntsville, Alabama, spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Scarbrough. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lynn Hayes, Lisa and Brett of Hous- ton, Texas, spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moody }[ayes. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cannon (Dick) and family, Faye, Jen- nifer and Rick of Shalimar, Florida, spent the Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Danny Cannon and family of Phenix City, Alabama. Mrs. Shirley Miller and daughters, Regenia and Toni, had as their dinner guests Christmas Day, her mother, Mrs. Alma Simmons of Lock- hart, Mr. and Mrs: John Gre- gory of Rantoul, Illinois, Mrs. Cathaline Wiggins and son Clark of Andalusia, Alabama, and Mrs. Jerry DiNafrio of Crestview, Florida. Major and Mrs. Byron Hoot- en and two boys of Montgomery, Captain and Mrs. Thomas Hoot- en and family of Newberry, South Carolina, T. Sgt. and Mrs. John Hooten of Eglin Field, Florida, and Joe Hooten of Crestview, visited their mother, Mrs. Mary Hooten, during the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hoot- en and family of Perry, Geor- gia, spent several days after Christmas with her mother, Mrs. C. C. Parrish. THE FLORALA NEWS - THU RSDAY, JANUARY ill Miss Trac00; Diane Boss Crowned Festirol On Friday night, December 5, 1975, Tracy Diane Bass was crowned Fall Festival Queen in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Tracy, age 5, attends kindergarden at Grand Isle High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bass, formerly of Florala and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Bass, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes Renfroe. The contestants were from Kindergarden through the fifth grades. The first runner up was Tammy Sue Stokes, the dau- ghter of Mr. and Mrs. James Stokes, formerly of Laurel Hill, Florida. Tommy is in the fourth grade at Grand Isle. She is the granddaughter of Mr. James C. Stokes and Mrs. Eunise Stokes, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes Ren- froe. The two cousins. PERSONALS Mr. Larry Strickland, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. of Florala, visited at ins the Christmas and Mrs. Strickland with Larry to New the Sugar Bowl Game Super Dome and to New Year Holiday in leans. Mrs. Marguerite recently moved to Tallahassee, Florida. Mrs. Kidd is the ter of the late Mr. John H. Givins of and the daughter of Mrs. Givens Hutaff, North Carolina is the'great niece of, ] M :!lanCe.:and a MiSs Juliette Hughes A. A. Harper. 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