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I IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE PAXTON Paxton Clinic Report BY BETTY This week I'd like to fea- ture Gray Ladies Regina Cash- well and again, Janice Worley. It is said that if you want some- thing done, ask a busy person. Right here, I'd like to com- mend these two for their un- dying efforts in helping to maintain our school clinic. If everyone of us were as willing to put forth the amount of ef- fort and dedication these two ladies do, there wouldn't be near the problems of keeping up Paxton's first First-Aid Clinic. As you know, a great deal of time, effort and ex- pense was incurred in esta- blishing it. It's up to us to make it work. All improvements at Pax- ton High School are welcome and appreciated by all loyal students and I might add, form- er students, such as myself, who attended first grade here back in - well, let's just say a few years ago. For those interested in be- coming Gray Ladies, there is O'StlIELDS a first aid course scheduled for January 22, and 23 to be taught by Bonnie McCormack and Eli- zabeth Vining in DeFuniak. See me at the PTA meeting Thurs- day night and I will be happy to give all the particulars. Paxton Seniors versities. This is a fineshow- ing for our small school, ac- cording to Principal David Drake. He congratulated the class, but warned them that now we know their real poten- tial, we'll really expect fine work out of them the rest of this year! Senior Of The Week David Crews Receive Scores Paxton's 29 seniors received their senior placement scores back on January 2, 1974 and they had reason to be proud. 24% of our seniors scored 400 or more points of the 495 pos- sible on the Florida statewide tests, and 55% of our seniors made 300or more, placing them in the top 40% of all seniors in Florida schools and thus eligible for direct admission into Florida's four year uni- This week's senior is the one and only David Crews. David is a regular inhabitant of the library, where he has set a school record for hours spent there. He knows everyone, and almost everything that goes on in Paxton and Florala, and is one of the most interest- ing seniors. David has been at Paxton four years, transferring from Everitt Jr. High in Panama City in his freshman year. He is the son of Mrs. Barbara Crews of Florala. David says that he likes Elton John records and rock concerts. After graduation, David plans to attend MacArthur Tech. We here at Paxton will miss' his friendly nature and good humor. Good luck in your future plans. Aid Of The Week Dezzie Cook A real veteran of good ole Paxton, Mrs. Dezzie Cook has served as an aide here for the last seven years. She says See Carpet Samples In Your Home ... Phone Tomorrow 858.2935 Reg. $9.99"Marquee" Sculptured Nylon Pile in 10 Colors Deeply patterned, looped and sheared carpet gives lasting value at a low price! Muhi-level nylon pile resists matting, shedding and pilling. Continuous filament pile can take heavy wear in practically any room. Choose from 10 smart tweed and solid colors. Reg $9.99 Dupont 501 Nylon Indoor-Outdoor Soft-Look Carpet Hard-working indoor-outdoor'wilth a soft look that belies its toughness. Olefin-back carpet of dense Marvess:~ olefin pile in soil-hiding colors. Sulliran's Has A Credit Plan To Suit Your Needs SQ. YD. COMPLETE Installed With Foam Pad PHONE 858-2935 working here at Paxton is "just fine". She's the mother of four children. Her husband is James Cook. Her daughter, Pat, is in Pen- sacola Junior College, planning to be an RN. Charles is next to th~ oldest and works lo~g distances with a transfer truck. Kathy is a senior at Florala and plans to attend Pensacola Junior College. Kenneth, the youngest, is in the 7th grade at Paxton High. He is a mem- ber of the P.H.S. band. We asked her what she'd do with a million dollars. Her reply, "Put it in savings and live off the interest. Her favorite color is blue. She has one grand- daughter, Julie Cook who is three years old. LBWJC To Sponsor Two- THE FLORALA NE WS - THURSDAY, Covington Selected For Screening Of Cancer Covington County has been selected as one of the four coun- ties in the State for massive screening for cancer of the cer- vix during the month of Feb- ruary, 1974. "We feel that this is quite an honor that we were selected along with Houston, Coffee and Geneva counties as a four county pilot project. We feel a great responsibility in making this program a success because if we do then we feel that this program will be of- fered state wide and on a con- tinuing basis," said Juanita B. McDonald, M.D., Covington County Health Officer. Pelvic examinations and lab- oratory examinations will be offered to women under the screening program to be con- ducted by the State Health De- Session Seminar partment with assistance from local physicians, county health departments and local volunteer organizations. It is hoped to screen and reach every women from age 16 through 90 or above during this month either by their local physicians doing it or else having it done at the local health department. "This we realize is going to be a tremendous ef- fort on all our parts but we feel that it is worth us all going all out for," Dr. McDonald said. Less than 20% of Alabama wo- men had a Paps smear test in 1972 according to an estimate by the State Health Department. This low figure is cited by Dr. Fredrick Wolf, Director, Bur- eau of Preventable Disease, as one of the key factors in Ala- bama's high death rate from cancer of the uterus. The Pap test is successful only if ad- "Understanding the Energy Crisis", a two-session seminar for the general public will be conducted at Lurleen B. Wal- lace State Junior College on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan- uary 15 and 16. Both sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. Fred Winkler, LBW biology instructor, is coordinating the seminar which is being held in cooperation with Alabama Elec- tric Co-Op Inc. and the South- east Alabama Gas District. Ac- cording to Winkler, the program will give the average citizen a better understanding of the na- tion's energy problems and what can be expected here in our own area. To cover all aspects of the crisis, films and printed mater- ial, along with an informal ques- ministered at regular intervals. tion and answer period, will be From 20 years of age up to included in eachsession. Aser- 39 to 45, cervical cancer tends ies of highly acclaimed films, to be seen more in this younger recently made available for age group. After 40 the evidence educational purposes, will be of endometrical cancer in- shown during the seminar. Each creases dramatjcany. When screening tests indi- cate the need for further diag- nostic procedures and treat- ment, the State Health Depart- ment plans to follow up each case. Financial assistance will be offered the medically needy. State Revenue funds in the amount of $200,000 have been allocated for the project. Ap- plication has been made to the National Cancer Institute for The scope of a man's mind is accurately indicated by the type of honor he cher- ishes. It never occurs to some that others have sense enough to manage their own affairs. session is expected to last ap- proximately two hours. The first session will deal with such issues as the use of coal and power, the impact of energy demands on the environ- ment, and new sources of ener- gy which must .be developed. A representative from the Ala- bama Electric Co-Op will join Winkler to answer questions. Topics concerning the use of natural gas, the world's oil production and future fuels will be included in the second ses- sion. A representative from the Southeast Alabama Gas Dis- trict will be on hand for this question and answer period. Representatives o£ business and .industry, as. weU as prt- rate citizens from tlirohghbut the area will find the two pro- grams both interesting and in- formative. News From Alabama Tuberculosis And Respiratory Disease additional funds. Watch local newspapers and listen to local radio stations for times of clinics to be set up at your Health Department and of course check with your local medical doctor for appoint- ments at any time. FLORALA, MONDAY,] ALA. TOLL Ylorala SOUTH FIFTH STREET - FLORALA, AL LARRY K. WOODHAM ....... MERLE WOODH AM ..... .... - SUBSCRIPTION RAVES- Covington County, Alabama ........ Elsewhere !n A~lal~ama ................ Other States ........................ ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY OH THURSDAY LOCATED ON I-i0 AND HIGHWAY 90 AT 40 USED MOBILE HOMES IN TO CHOOSE FROM Prices Start At OPEN 8 TILL DARK MONDA Y T HROUGH 1:00 TILL DARK ON Christmas is over, but there's a bigger need than ever to help push the 1973 Christ- mas Seal Campaign over the top" said Dr. D. S. Tysinger, Jr., ALABAMA TB AND RD ASSOCIATION (SETWIRE DIS- TRICT) president. He praised the work of district Christmas Seal Chairmen and thanked them for the effort put into this im- portant health crusade. Dr. Ty- singer called on all citizens in southeast Alabama to answer this plea for an "extra push" now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is past. In fact, said Dr. Tysinger, "Contribu- tions are needed and appre- ciated just as much now as be- fore Christmas. Dr. Tysing- er gave the following report for the District. Barbour County, Mrs. George Little, Chairman, $~.,100,00 to date and $1,012.00 to go. Cof- fee County, Mrs. Una Edwards, Chairman, $2,995.75 to date and $1,34625 to go. Covington County, Lucille Mancil and Bar- bara Henley, co-chairmen, $2,970.75 to date and $1,286.25 to go. Crenshaw County, Mrs. Thomas Russell, Chairman, $1,192.50 to date and $467.50 to go. Dale County, Mrs. Sally Everett, Chairman, $3,719.10 to date and $1,287.90 to go. Ge- neva County, Miss Lula Boswell Chairman, $1,427.00 to date and $469.00 to go. Henry County, Felix Vann, Chairman, $1,4~.5.60 to date and $338.00 to go. Houston County, Dr. D. S. Tysinger, Jr., $6,237.45 to date and $2,449.55 to go. Pike County, Jess L. Jordan, Chairman, $2,289.45 to date and $824.16 to go. SETWIRE DIS- TRICT $24,357.99 to date and $9,480.01 to go. Dr. Tysinger concluded: "Reminders have been sent to all those who have not as yet contributed to this year's ap- peal. We sincerely urge all those who received reminders to take a minute out and con- sider how much the continued health, happiness and producti- vity of himself and his family mean to him. For those af- flicted with TB and RD, it's quite a different story. TB and RD leave their mark on the health, happiness and productivity of each of their victims. me PHONE 892-2104 Watch out for the bug and Jim Paul Riley Pest and Termites have now met their match. Jim Paul Riley ~1 Terminix can set up a program that will keep your home business free from these pests and insects. For Termite and Pest Control Call Jim Paul Collect at Home: 222-5635 JIM PAUL RILEY 304 MADISON AVE. 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