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- ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• ;UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Pd ESTABLISHED IN 1900 ON BEAUTIF'UL LAKE JACKSON & TO THE GULF COAST SEVENTY-THIRD YEAR NUMBER 45 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY LOCATION OF 102 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS l l l l THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, I973 lot PER SINGLE COPY ,Ziiiiiii:/iii~::~ii~iii~i,i:ii, i ii ii; ii HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING COURT AND ESCORTS. from left, are Butch Howard, secorting Shelia Coon, Robin Holley and Sadie Frazier. Junior Attendant; and Laura OSShields, Senior Attendant; Marshal Smith ommg :ement filled the air week as students, fa- alumni celebrated a which will long be at Paxton. "Pride the theme homecoming fes- past suc- Paxton teams which two state chain- titles and the fore- of this years gain the top spot in the '73 began Fri- with the student in the gym- a pep rally. Grades in a contest the class with spirit. After many and skits the seventh selected by the judges emonstrated the most rit. The cheerleaders Tim Geoghagan, the of the class, with a which will be dis- trophy case. continued with Parade which was senior float depict- theme. and floats cars made and most out- body. the varsity has- was the presenta- homecoming court of the 1973 The at- Cheryl Mixon, Sheila Coon, and Jo Williams with large white which Miss Sarah Frazier was crowned Miss Homecoming 1973, by the 1972 queen Miss Melissa Thorn. The major event of the day took place Friday night on the basketball court, when Paxton's fifth ranked Bobcats tangled with county rival DeFuniak Springs Walton. Before a stand- ing room crowd only, the Bob- cats put up a fierce defense and pressed itself to a 45-26 victory, to push its record to 16 wins against only 2 loses. The highlights ofthegame came when the Bobcats held the tall Braves scoreless in the second quarter and held talented 6'8" Water Gipson to just nine points and only four rebounds in the game. Following the game, students and alumni danced till midnight to the sounds of The Bad I-la- hits. The Homecoming dance was sponsored through the efforts of the Paxton Cheer- leaders. In conjunction with home- coming activities the graduating class of 1962 held its class re- union on Saturday night in the school cafeteria. Seventeen of the twenty-eight class mem- bers enjoyed a delicious spag- hetti dinner with their families and special guests. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about classroom pranks and high- lights of their school years. As the curtain fell on Home- coming '73 plans were already being made to make next years events even bigger and better than the past. ALABAMA BAPTIST CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN MOBILE • . • MISS JACKSON JACKSON TO VISIT ACADEMY inn Jackson who is as a coun- High School, by being a member of a group from West Alabama who will Force Academy at Colorado. will leave Max- Base on Jan- return on Sunday, project is and acquaint key per- schools with the ram. the daughter H. A. Jackson and is a gra- High School. "Sharing Christ Through The Word" is the theme for the 26th annual Alabama Baptist Evan- gelism Conference to be held at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, Mobile, January 29-30. Out-of-state speakers in- clude Dr. Warren Hultgren, pastor of First Baptist Church, Tulsa, Okla.; Dr. Vance Hav- ner, preacher and author, Greensboro, N. C.; Dr. R. Earl Allen, pastor of Rosen Heights Baptist Church; Fort Worth, Tex.; and James Robison, Southern Baptist evangelist from Fort Worth. Robison will speak at a youth night session of the conference set for January 29, 7 p.m. at the Mobile City Auditorium. The session will also feature a 750-voice youth choir from churches in the greater Mobile area. Alabama pastors to preach at the conference include H. B. Shepherd, First Baptist Church, Fairhope; Bob Baggott, First Baptist Church, Opelika; and James Rushing, Cottondale Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa. Congregational singing will be led by William J. Reynolds, Church Music Department, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tenn. The conference is sponsored by the Alabama Baptist Evan- gelism Department, Dr. Otis C. Williams, Director. She Approved "If you can't do more work, I shall have to get an- other maid." "Yes, I could do with an assistant." ,i:ii!i! : i:i ii¸ and Queen Sarah Frazler; John Wilkerson and Jo Williams, Senior Attendant: Lyle Davidson and Cheryl Mixon, Junior Attendant. te SARAH FRAZIER, the lovely daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Frazier was crowned Queen of paxton High School Homecoming in impressive cermonies Friday night. Miss Frazier, selected by popular vote of the student body, was crowned by last years Homecoming Queen, Melissa Thorn. e The Florala City Recreation- al Board held its organizational meeting Thursday night, Jan- uary 12, 1973 at 7 o'clock. Plans were discussed to es- tablish a recreational program for the city that would benefit everyone, regardless of age. Funding the recreational pro- gram was another topic dis- cussed at length. The planning committee will have more definit~ plans to re- late after the next meeting. FLORALA CITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY NIGHT There will be a regular meeting of the Florala City Council this Monday night, Jan- uary 22, at the Florala City School. The public is invited to attend. EASTERN STAR CHAPTER #441 TO MEET THURSDAY OES #441 will meet Thurs- day night, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Covington #441 in Florala. All members and officers are urged to attend. FLORALA HI GH PTA TO MEET MONDAY NIGHT The Florala High School PTA will meet Monday night, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. The Reverend Joe Bates, pastor of the Methodist Church in Florala, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be "Mental Health". Special entertainment will be presented by a singing group called "Spirit". Everyone is urged to be present at this meeting. :reati, eets I t Rev. W ooley To Speak At Grace Baptist Rev. Jim Wooley will be the speaker at Grace Baptist Church next Sunday, for the morning and evening services. Rev. Wooley is a young minister, only 26 years old, and a gra- duate of Pensacola Bible In- stitute founded by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman, the president of the school. The Pastor, Rev. Roy C. Maddox, and family will be away this Sunday, visiting Tennessee Temple Schools and Highland Park Baptist Church of Chat- tanooga, Tennessee. They will also visit the city wide revival crusade in Chattanooga during this time conducted by Dr. Jack Van Impe, one of the well known Fundamental Bible Evangelists of our day. All members of Grace Bap- COVINGTON COUNTY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS NAMED Judging for this year's Cov- ington County Poster Contest was held in the offices of the County Superintendent of Edu- cation in Andalusia on Thurs- day, January II, 1973. A total 211 posters were submitted. Winners for the 1973 Poster Contest from Florala High School were: Jr. Division- first Jimmy Kimbril; second, Sidney Clements; third, David Schofield. Sr. Division - first, Jimmy Burleson; second, Mary Louise Lawrence. Yellow Rose Sponsors Drive lye ar oca uslness The Yellow Rose Club is sponsoring the March of Dimes Drive in Florala and will begin .... , ~, :,-., . ~ their drive Saturday, January : :. .... " - : .... : , gOth with a car stop which will begin at 9:30 a.m. The "Car Stop" will be down town at stop lights and other corners. Members of the Yellow Rose "Club are asking for the coop- eration of everyone in making the drive a success in Florala. DEPUTY SHERIFF MORGAN WILSON and Florala Police Captain lift finger prints off the glass front to the cosmetic case at Vanity Beauty Shop following the breaking and entering of that business Monday night, Local police found loCks broken and doors open at about 3:45 a.m. in making nightly checks on businesses. On Monday, January 22, beg- a, ,oc,oc ,o t.. Paxton Council Completes ternoon there will be a Mother's March. Club members are ask- ing everyone to leave their front porch lights on so they will Lease On Recreational Plot know the home owners want to give to this drive to prevent The Paxton Town Council, one playing field being ready birth defects, in regular session Monday night, for the coming summer's re- approved a lease on an appro- creation activities according to ximate three acre tract adja- Adams. DIXIE S ADDLE CLUB cent to the Post Office that will be used as a recreation complex, FLORALA LIONS ELECTS OFFICERS according to Mayor Woodrow CLUB HOLDS FOR 1973 Adams. The Dixie Saddle Club held The complex, when completed MEETING TUESDAY their monthly meeting Thurs- will embrace several different The Florala Lions Club in day night, January 11, 1973. areas for different recreational regular session Tuesday night, Election of officers were the activities, discussed in general, plans to main subject. The area has been Cleared, increase the clubs participation The officers are: Presi- disced, and the first planned in more community services. dent, Hubert Norris; Vice Pre- work of installing poles and One item of primary interest sident, John (Buck) Roberts; lighting equipment will hopefully was the clubs discussion on con- Secretary, Ann Schofield;Trea- get under way in the very near tinued full support and sponsor- surer, Jean Braswell. future, ing of Boy Scout Troop #1. The club plans a horse show Adams said the necessary The Troop, since re-organiz- for April 21, 1973. Everyone poles and fixtures had been lo- ing a short time ago has won is invited, rated and plans were underway many awards both on an in- to have those items moved to dividual and troop level. Ad- LAUREL HILL HOMEBUILDERS SUFFERS SETBACK A sudden, but welcome up- surge of planned home build- ings in Laurel Hill and the im- mediate area in the waning months of 1972, has received a setback, following the cutoff of Federal funds, according to officials of the building firm, of Dothan, Alabama. When the firm moved into the area an option was placed on a tract near the Jackson Veneer Mill from Mr. and Mrs. Homer Davis• along with other tracts in the area. At the time of cutoff of the Federal Home Building pro- grams, according to the officials, there were a few ap- plications approved, and these will be built along with several private home owners who were considering having new homes built. The planned home building interest was discussed in the Laurel Hill Council chambers Thursday night, January 4, when Councilman Rogers expressed thanks to the Davis' for making the tract of land available for the proposed project. Outside of the city proper there's reported plans for several new homes by private owners, one being on Highway 85, just South of Almantre cemetery. One owner is re- ported to be planning immediate construction as soon as a well is completed which is under- way. tist Church and interested friends are urged to be present "The old-fashioned woman Sunday and support the services of today is one who tries to of the church in the absence make one husband last a life of the pastor and hear the rues- time,'L--William Ziegler, New sages of Rev. Jim Wooley. Oxford (Pa.) Item. the area as soon as possible, ditional interest in the local The Paxtgn Recreational Cen- troop activities were generated ter was set up during the past when it Was reported that Scout year. Master Kim George was nearing Operational funds for the a survey of scout age boys in complex was improved whenthe the community, and a total of Council earmarked the Federal 70 had expressed an interest Revenue Sharing Funds to that in joining the Troop. project. Other work planned Also it was reported that a on the project, according to new scout den had been organiz- Mayor Adams, include placing ed with seven members. Mrs. a clay base on the various playing areas and sodding the outfield and other non-playing areas of the complex. Plans call for completion of at least FLORALA TAGS ON SALE BY TROOP 1 AREA BOY SCOUTS A new year! And something new is being made available at all times for the citizens of the USA. Here in Floralawe have something new that is be- ing offered to its citizens by the Florala Memorial Library Board and The Boy Scouts of America, Troop I - a beauti- ful new, all green tag for your cars and trucks. This attrac- tive tag "Florala on Beautiful Lake Jackson" has the outline )f our state at one end, and it xsn't dated so it can be '.xsed year after year. Florala is a town we all love, and we want the world to know about our town• The colorful tags are being so,', for $1.50 by the Scouts and ?our Florala Library. What better way to help beth or- ganizations and yourself? The tags are a must for the "well dressed cars" in Florala. These organizations are de- pending on you! Be sure to buy a tag for all your vehicles when they call on you. Your help will be sincerely ap- preciated. |rm$ ar$ There have been five break- ing and entering of Florala busi- ness the last two weeks. It all started last Wednes- day night, January I0 when the side door lock at Sullivan Furni- ture Company was broken and thieves entered looking for money but found none. Flor- ala Policeman Ray Wise and Sheriff's Deputy Glen Chambers investigated. Nothing was re- ported missing and damage only to the door. Sunday night, Cobb's Barber • Shop was broken into, when burglars entered the back door, using a keyhole saw on the safety bar: According to Sheriff's Deputy Morgan Wil- son, only 35 pennies were taken, which was all that was left in the register. Assisting with this investigation, were Florala Police Captain Clyde Bass and Officer Wise. Also, on Sunday night, burglars tried to break into Prescott Cleaners by way of the roof but that became too big a job so they gave up on it. Prescott Cleaners has been broken into before, and they have taken extra precau- tions. The keyhold saw, thought to have been used in both the above mentioned break-ins has been recovered and has been sent to Enterprise for lab reports. Piggly Wiggly, Vanity Beauty Shop, and Walkers, the Carla Plaza Shopping Center in Flor- ala, was hit Monday night, Jan- uary 15, when burglars broke the locks on all the back doors of these three businesses. They were unsuccessful in going any further than the back door at Walkers but entered "the back door of Vanity Beauty Shop and knocked a hole through the wall of the Vanity bath room as an entrance to Piggly Wiggly's supply room. Vanity Beauty Shop reported an undetermined amount of money taken from the cash register and the cosmetic shelfs ransacked, Piggly Wiggly reports no money stolen and little or no supvlies, maybe a few car_tons of cigarettes. The would-be burglars were seem- ingly in no particular hurry as evidence pointed to the fact they had taken time to have a soft drink and cookies. Big money, it is certain, is what they were looking for, but since most businesses take ad- vantage of the convenient night deposit facilities of The Bank of Florala, there is seldom ever any money left in businesses houses at night. So, why do people continue to take the chance of having to go to pri- son for 35¢ and sometimes less. Deputy Sheriff Morgan Wil- son and Florala Police Captain Clyde Bass were investigating officers. They were assisted by Covington County Sheriff Eli Harrell, Sheriff's Deputy Glen , Chambers, and City OfficerRay Wise. Pleasant Joe Bates is Den Mother. Additional projects discus- sed were possibly in the field of schools and hospital. • No definate plans were adopted, but will be for further discussion at the January 23 meeting. "'llargain sale: An event at which a woman ruins one dress while she's buying another." --Dale Holdridge, Langt'ord I S. D.) Bugle. Grove To Hold Sing There will be a singing at the Pleasant Grove Assembly of God Church, Saturday night, January 20 at 7 o'clock. The sing will feature the Country Pilgrims, Smith Fa- mily, Pleasant Grove Singers and several other groups. Everyone is invited to attend.." ¸•¸11¸77 •/ ii i The Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club met on January I0 with Dr. Walter 'J. Denney in charge of the program. He gave a very interesting program on his duties as a member of the Cov- ington County School Board of Education, Among the topics dis- cussed were teachers, teacher tenure, and authority of board members. Pictured with Dr. Denney are Jerry Coon, left and Larry Hamilton.