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January 15, 1976

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| IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• | USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. t A yl~ PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANU R New Year Off Right .s Regular Meeting I by Vera Whiddon, reporting in The Nominating Committee coffee, were served in elegant urch News c,~, held its monthly meet- class, Mrs. JewellPoweil, Mrs. Leona Brooks, Mrs. the absenceofMrs. Alice Flour- was called on for a slate of style, usingsterlingsilver, cry- ing at the home of Mrs. Easter Mac Cuthriell, Mrs. Alice Lancaster Mrs. Flonniel Ward on Tuesday, January 6. Flournoy, Mrs. Mac Welch, son, Mrsl Katie coolt, noYThe Florala Garden Club the°fficerSfollowingf°r ~eresults:new year, with stalTheand steamingl°Vely coffee, y Grac~'e Adklso exist for itself in the greater On arrival, the members and Mrs. Easter Wardy, Mrs. Jua- Ethel Donaldson andgueS~ started off the New Year right Miss Mera Whiddon - Presi- poured from a sterling pot, did During its lifetime, our life of our church. Speaking guests, were invitedintothedin- nita Radford. Mrs. lreneMoore, Josie Williams. dent; Mrs. Alice Flournoy - wonders in more ways than one church has known many signi- for them, let me say ours is a ing room and were served de- with a most interesting meet- ing on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the home of Mrs. Bea Johnson with Mrs. Metlar Sel- tars as co-hostess. In spite of the fact that the afternoon was an unusually cold one, seventeen members were present and were ready with their yeas and nays to the dif- ferent discussions. The Gavel was sounded by President Vera Whiddon, at the same hour of 3 o'clock, as al- ways, and the opening prayer was given by Mrs, FayeEunice, who did a beautiful job in praising the Lord. RoU call and reading of mintues were given by Secretary, Mrs. Sel- lars, who always freshens our minds on what has gone be- fore, and does this in a most delightful way. Nice reports were given by the following committees: Flower and Benovolence - Mrs. Flonnie Jackson; Finance - Mrs. Sadie Moon: Anti-Litter- Mrs. Myra Nell Mickelson; Con- servation - Mrs. Ernestine Ho- well; Horticulture - Mrs. Al- berta Gamble; Membership - Mrs. Irene Moore; Secretary - Mrs. Metlar Sellars, and Trea- surer- Mrs. Russell Hayes. The Civic Beautification Committee, with Mrs. Sadie Moon as chairman, was shelved until next meeting, allowing more time for consideration. Unfinished business was called for and dispensed with and new business brought up and discus- sed. Mrs. Linnie Harrison was appointed Social Chairman for February, who will assist the hostess, should they need her. It has been suggested that each of the members report to the Telephoning Committee whether or not they will be able to attend the meetings, and the committee report to the hostess. The program, at this time, was turned over to Mrs. Flonnie Jackson and Irene Moore, who brought the Club important in- formation on pruning. Vice-President; Mrs. Betty Hooten - Secretary; Mrs. Flon- nie Jackson - Treasurer; Mrs. Alberta Gamble - Parliamenta- rian, and Mrs. Vassie Kim- brell - Historian. Most delicious refreshments of chicken salad sandwiches, fruit cake, toasted nuts and on this cold afternoon. Next meeting will be Feb- ruary 12, with Mrs. Juanita Radford and Mrs. Vassie Kim- brell as hostesses. Metlarand Bea were, indeed, gracious hos- tesses and their praises were sung as each member departed. Junior Civic Club Holds Monthly Meeting The Florala JuniorCivic Club met on Tuesday afternoon, Jan- uary 6, 1976 at the beautiful new home of Mrs. Tom Pitt- man. She served delicious re- freshments of carrot cake, candy coated nuts and hot spice punch to the fourteen members and one guest present. Mrs. Sally Merrifield, Club President, called the meeting to order. The club collect was repeated. Pat Cox, who was program chairman for the meeting, introduced the guest speaker, Mrs. G. W. Pittman. Mrs. Pittman gave an interest- ing and informative program on the founding and settling of Wal- ton County and the town of Flo- rata. Several descendants of club members were mentioned in the program as having been among the first to settle here. Following" the program, the December minutes were read and approved. The roll was called by recording secretary, Reba Birge. Mary Jane Zorn gave the Treasurer's Report. There were then committee re- ports. The nominating committee recommended the following of- ricers for the 1976-77 club year: President - Pat Cox; Vice - President - Mary Jane Zorn; Recording Secretary Susan Sullivan; Corresponding Secre- tary - Judy Perry; and Trea- Need ,Stumps Removed From Yards or Trees Cut And Removed F¢om Pecan Orchards? Phone 222- 2192 A.I=. TOMPKINS ANDALUSIA, Natural Gas Bills NOT PAID 20th e a ch month will be cut off. ALABAMA THERE WILL BE A $ 15.00 TURN ON FEE IN ADDITION TO OLD BILL surer - Ima Jean Cook. The club then elected these people to office. The meeting was adjourned. The following members were present: Mary Jane Zorn, Su- san Sullivan, Clara Pittman, Reba Birge, Joy Mathis, Sally Merrifield, Missy Maughan, Pat Cox, Elaine Welch, Barbara Holley, Anne George, Sally Lan- caster, Judy Perry and Marga- ret York. From The President's Desk by Vera Whiddon My, what a nice meeting of the Florala Garden Club, inspite of the weather hovering around the freezing point. There was no indication of the severe wea- ther conditions, however, once you were inside. The home of Mrs. Bea Johnson was so invit- ing and seemed to say - "Come on over to my house where the weather is warm and the com- pany great!" At the April meeting, we will be voting, secretly, on the nam- ing of one of the members "Club Woman of the Year". The no- minee will share honors with the newly elected officers at in- stallation ceremonies in May - the'last meeting of the old year. Club members have been re- quested to wear their long dres- ses on this special occasion. The person selected for this honor should be one who has done the most to further the interest of the club during the year. Take all this into con- Bid eration so that you may vote wis ely. WESTSIDE BAPTIST TO HOLD MONTHLY SING Westside Ba~ist Church of Florala, Alabama, will have their monthly sing Saturday night, January 17, beginning at 7:00 o'clock. Pastor Billie Joe Williams especially invites all singers and those who love good sing- ing. Refreshments will be served. OES TO MEET THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 Covington Chapter #441, Or- der of Eastern Star, will hold their regular monthly meeting Thursday, January 15, 1976 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall. It is the last meeting before the school of instruction is to be held in Rose Hill on Jan- uary 2.3, 1976. • All offic ers and members are urged to attend this meeting to practic e. - PERSONALS. Mrs. Thelma Moody returned home Monday after spending se- veral days in W"est Florida HoB- pital in Pensacola. Friends wish for her a speedy recovery and hope she will be feeling much better soon. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hender- son of Lockhart, Alabama, had all their children home for New Years - Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Henderson, Gay, Michael, and Jeff, of La Rose, Louisiana, Mrs. Genell Center, Randy and Ronnie, of Charleston, South Carolina, Mrs. Beth McClin- tock, Rusty, Danny and Danes- tra, of Asboro, North Carolina. ficant occasions. We are not pleasant tie of faith, of spiri- a dull congregation. Pastor tual unity, and service rendered Williams is endowed with a in forgetfulness of self. storehouse of ideas for the bet- terment of the church, both mindful and spiritual. He hells us to realize the depth of love and fellowship between Pastor and people. One momentus occasion was when we met at 10 o'clock De- cember 31, for a christian New Years Eve watch. We were there as a family in an informalgath- ering to have communion, pray- er and praise in song. Recog- nizing God as the giver of every good and perfect gift. When the time was nearing 12. midnight, our song leader selected the song, "Count Your Blessings" to sing out the old year 1975 and sing in the New Year 1976. The congregation greeted one another with wishes for a Happy New Year. Renewing our fel- lowship. A fellowship that was enriched by the added presence of friends. Following that, we wentdown- stairs to the kitchen whereWil- liB Miller, Nancy Williams and Dimple Worley had a "sopping" breakfast ready, of hot biscuffs, tomato gravy, sausage, bacon, honey, syrup, coffee and cake. We all agreed this was the best New Years Eve we could remember. On Saturday, January 3, the Brotherhood Men sponsored a church wide supper. They pre- pared some delightful B-B-Q deer and other dishes to com- pliment it. Our Brotherhood does not Hughes Hold Family Reunion Recently Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hughes held a family reunion at their home during the Christmas holidays. In all, 39 people en- joyed dinner, including all four daughters, their husbands, children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. The daughters are all former re- sidents of "lYlorala. Those attending were Clio Yurkiewicz from Southern Cal- ifornia, Foye Mac Willis from Florala, Inez Shields from Hat- tiesburg, Mississippi and Jea- nette Davis from Birmingham, Alabama. FLORALA POLICE licious pie, coffee and chips. Mrs. Jewell Powell returned thanks. We are enjoying our church The president, Mrs. Mae and each organization in it. Welch, opened the meeting by Someone wisely has suggested reading a New Years' Resolu- that to achieve true success in tion by Lloyd Shearer. Miss our lives, we must discover Ethel Donaldson led in prayer. what God is doing in a given A business session was held time, and throw ourselves into and various committees gave the adventure of doing HIS put- their reports. pose and will. We are trying Mrs. Flonnie Jackson, pro- to do this. We send out the gram leader, introduced Mrs. Macedonian cry, "Come andJosie Williams, who gave a hell us." most inspiring devotional, If you are looking for a "Faith". church to worship in, give ours Mrs. Alice Flournoy, closed a fair chance. Put action with by reading the class prayer. your good intentions and pave The following members and your way to Heaven. ~v~i IT'S A GIRL! Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Drew Early are proud to announce the arrival of their baby daugh- ter, Allison Nicole. The new arrival was born December 30 at Mizell Memo- rial Hospital in Opp, Alabama, and weighed in at eight pounds. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hattawav of Florala and Mrs. Hazel Early of Geneva and the late Carious D. Earley. IT'S A GIRLt. Mr. and Ms. B. F. Bryan of Seminole, Florida, announce the birth of a daughter, Jenni- fer Lee, on January 6.. Jennifer Lee weighed eight pounds at birth. The mother is the former Marion Jo Weeks of Paxton, Florida. The proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bryan of Laurel Hill, Florida, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Weeks, of Paxton, Florida. Jennifer Lee has two brothers, Mike and Rusty• guests were present: Mrs. DEPARTMENT REPORT The Florala Police Depart- ment reports a rather busy week, making 25 arrests: 7 driving while intoxicated, 3 excessive speed, 1 vile andpro- lane language, 1 fraud by war- rant, 2. public drunk, 1 highway drunk, 1 possession of mariju- ana, 1 failure to yield to blue light and siren, 1 reckless driv- ing, 1 first degree burglary, 1 possession of pistol without permit, 1 disorderly conduct, 1 no tag, 1 bench warrant and 1 assault and battery. RESCUE SQUAD REPORT The Florala Rescue Squad made a total of 7 runs for the week of January 5 through 12. A total of 436 miles was put on the rescue vehicles and a total of 25 man hours was used. The Squad members wish to express their appreclationto the people of the tri-cities for their help and cooperation. .PERSONALS. Mrs. Jack Smith was called home from Wallingford, Con- necticut due to the death of her sister, Mrs. Verster Lenhart of Wing. Mrs. Smith was accompanied by her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Amerigo Gerace with whom she had been visR- ing since the middle of August. She reports having a truly de- lightful "white" Christmas in Wallingford. Friends of Mr. Oscar Nob- les will be sorry to hear that he has been hospitalized at Florala Memorial Hospital. Florala, i bt tlarala 6,m SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT SOUTH FIFTH STREET FLORALA, ALABAMA MR. AND MRS. LARRY K. W00DHAM EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES COVINGTON COUNTY, ALABAMA ....... $5.~ ELSEWHERE IN ALABAMA ............ $6,~ OTHER STATES .................... ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON I Little Store with Big Store Prices" Shop Han-D-Dan's for everyday low prices on cigarettes, groceries, cold beverages to go, gas with full service pump island. BUT LOOK.q! FOR 2 BIG WEEKS - 32 OZ. 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