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©SMALLTOWNPAPE[~S, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• ' TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1973 HOMECOMING SCENES '7 3 ,~il¸ 7 • • • • JUNIOR ATTENDANTS r • • • SENIOR ATTENDANTS • . • CAGE CONTEST TIP'OFF AND ACTION PAGE 5 CPAs Outline 1972 4-H CLUB NEWS The W. S. Harlan Jr. Club met January 11. The meeting was called to order by presi- dent, Anne Mills. The club was led in singing "My Coun- try 'tis of Thee". Psalms 29:1-5 was read for a devo- tion. The pledge of allegiance and 4-H pledge was led by Kay Sightler. The secretary read the minutes and called the roll. The minutes were approved as read. Lucinda Jordan gave a project report on some cookies she made from different re- cipes and called them "Little Do-up". The chairman of the program then took charge. The meeting was on clothing. We learned how to choose clothes for our shape and what design, or neck- lines to put on dresses. Ex- tension Home Agent Barbara Becknell also modeled with her coat to show us how to take coats off when modeling, and how to put coats on gracefully. The meeting was adjourned until February 8. Bonita Cook, Reporter 4-H Club - W. S. Harlan, Jr. - CORRECTION - Jasper Davis, reporter, says: "Sorry, we goofed, with too many zero's, item Laurel City Council, page 6, Florala News January 12, 1973. 'A Z,000 foot strip', should have read 'A 200 yard strip'. Sorry a- bout that." MYRA POWE LL EARNS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE R ATING The work of ?.9 employees at the Army Aviation Center and School, Ft. Rucker, has earned them Ottstanding Per- formance Ratings. Myra B. Powell, DAFT, of Florala was one of the 29 em- ployees presented the rating. The researchers are making new inroads constantly in the battle to control cancer. Help support their work. Give to the American Cancer Society. Tax Law Changes With the time for filing 1972 federal income tax returns drawing near, taxpayers begin wondering what tax law changes there have been since last year. The asnwer provided by the Ala- bama Society of Certified Public Accountants is that the changes aren't numerous, but they are important. The one affecting the most people -- just about everyone, say the CPAs -- is the increase in the personal exemption from $675 to $750. This amount may be taken for each dependent, in- eluding the taxpayer, himself. NeXt in importance in terms of numbers of taxpayers affected is the liberalization of the standard deduction for those who do not itemize their de- ductions. Last year one could deduct 13% of adjusted gross income up to a maximum of $1,500. This year the standard deduction is 15%, with a $2,000 maximum. A third major in- novation is the boost in the low- income allowance, the amount of income on which there is no tax at all. It's up from $1,050 to $1,300. By combining this with personal exemptions a family of five can earn up to $5,050 and incur no tax. Very important to persons in the high tax brackets is a lowering of the ceiling on income taxes. On earned in- come -- as distinguished from interest, dividends, etc.--the top tax rate now is 50%, down from 60% in 1971. For working mothers, and fathers whose wives are dis- abled or no longer in the home, there are new deductions for the costs of having someone take care of children or invalid adult dependents. The new law, ap- plying to fees paid to baby- sitters, housekeepers who also babysit, and nursery schools, is crammed with qualifications, so expert assistance in this area is recommended. Another major change, in Internal Revenue Service policy rather than in tax law, severely restricts the deductibility of expenses resulting from owner- ship of a vacation home that is rented out part of the year. Except for interest and tax payments, deductions for such a home are limited to the amount of rent it brines in, says the CPA Society. Finally, the CPAs offer a reminder that contributors to political campaigns may now take a tax credit (a reduction of the amount of taxes The Truth Shall ,Make You Free of one half the amount con- tributed, up to a maximum of $17..50 ($25 on a joint return). Alternatively, they can take a deduction for the full amount contributed, up to $50 ($100 on a joint return). Persons in higher tax brackets gain most by taking the deduction, while those with lower incomes do better with the credit. RECRUITMENT OF FOSTER HOMES FOR ADULTS An appeal to Covington Coun- ty citizens to share their homes with lonely adults receiving aid from the Department of Pen- sions and Security was issued today by Mrs. Virginia Mills, County Director. "Living alone can present critical problems for aged, often partially dis- abled, adults who do not require nursing care and who have no family members with whom they can live," Mrs. Mills declared. Any Covington Countians, either individuals or couples, who have room in their homes for some one else, who would like everyday companionship, and who could use some extra money are being" urged by the Director to find out more about this service. The requirements are relatively simple, she said, and relate primarily to space in, and location of the home, the homemaker, health of family members, and whether a new adult in the home will be wel- comed by the entire household. "Homes selected for care of adults must be approved by the Department of Pensions and Security," the Director said, "and are expected to provide regular meals to the new re- sidents." It should be noted that mak- ing arrangements for boarding care of adults in private homes represents a relatively new ser- vice of the Department of Pen- sions and Security. There are many recipients of old age pen- sions, aid to the vermanently and totally disabled, and aid to the blind, who are unable to cope with the problems of running a house or apartment alone, but who do not belong in a nursing home, and do not need nursing care. They can continue to participate, at least in part, in community activities, such as those of the church or a Golden Age club, but they find it difficult to shop for groceries, prepare meals, han- dle monthly bills, etc. "Consider boarding an adult who needs you today," the Director concluded. Barboursville, WV 25504 A GOOD SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER Teacher - one who teaches. This is the definition of the word found in Webster's Dictionary. Now the word teach has a much broader definition: to show how to do something, train, give lessons. Note then, if you are to show how to do something or give lessons to someone else, it is a sure thing you had better know how to do it yourself. The scripture says that ff the blind lead the blind, they both shall fall in the ditch. So we see here that the most Important thing In being a teacher is knowning about the subject yourself. This only comes about by a lot of hard work --- yes, I say hard work. Let's look for a moment at a person who teaches in our public schools. He did not come by his job easily---- usually twelve years to complete high school and then from two to six years more in a college or university. So then, he must have from fourteen to eighteen years of education just to teach others what he has learned. Unless a person is able to prove he knows what he is tailing about, he will never get a job teaching. I am quite sure none of us would want to send our children to school if we knew the teacher had not even been graduated from high school. We would feel that it would be wasting our children's time. Do you know we have many people who are teachers who continue trying to better them- selves all their lives? I have said all this about teaching to remind you how important it is to know what you are talking about, Now, let's take a look at the average Sunday School teacher. Let's get right to the point. Most of them got their positions in our Sunday Schools by a far different set of qualifications than did our public school teachers. Here is the most popular way to get a job teaching Sunday School. Act like you know a little about the Bible; drop a hint here and there; and if you have enough relatives and friends in the voting ranks, you are sure to get the Job ~ your qualifications had nothing to do with their decision to vote for you. They are saying by their choice of you as a teacher that they don't care If their children learn anything about the Bible or not. HOW could they learn from you when you know very little about the Bible yourself'? Now once you have got the job, It is going to be a hard thing tv ever get you out as a teacher. After a while the Lord leads someone to your Sunday School who is really qualIfied to teach God's Word; but he will, no doubt, never get a class because everyone is afraid to vote for him- afraid you would get "mad" and quit coming to Sunday School. In most cases they are right ~ you would get 'dread." Let's take a look at the subject that is being taught. No, it's not reading, writing, or arithmetic; it's how to save lives. yes, a good Sunday School teacher Is a life saver. He (or she) is dealing in human lives, not in this world only, but In the world to come. Sowhen It Involves a human life, you should not let your feelings matter in the least. I would rather be walked on, tailed about, spit on, lied on, even at the cost of my own life, rather than know I was in any way responsible for someone's going to hell. Yes, we must look at what is at stake In order for us to really get serious about being a good Sunday School teacher. You would never, let's say, turn a lost child away from your door in the middle of the night. No, no one in his right mind would do such a thing; but some of the things Sunday School teachers are guilty of are just as dangerous as slamming the door shut In the face of the little child. The way you live your life as a teacher will mean a great deal in whether the door of hope is opened or closed to many children. Don't you know that a child watches every move you make, every word you speak, and everything you dot So knowing that so many little eyes are watching your life ~ and not only the eyes of the children, but the all.seeing eyes of God are watching- should be enough to cause every Sunday School teacher to take a look at himself and see what kind of example he Is setting. I am quite sure a lot of little children and young people are dis. appointed in what they see from Sunday School teachers. Now, if you are not "practicing what you teach," then please resign; for all those young people might grow up to be the kind of person you are. i FOUR TROY STATE UNIVERSITY SENIORS majoring in medical technology are currently serving a pe|'i()d Ot internship at the Medical Center Hospital ill Columbus, Oa. Scheduled to graduate in mid-September of this )ear are: (L to R) Cynthia Shockley, Fairfax, Ala.; Tommy Peoples, i"hwal:i. Ala.; I,il~ Jorday, En- .' " ~': ' ' ; ." ~ ", ~,t, ~'nPr'nSef, ar~'~'zbt~lClsCt~u e~ ,:duDc;,:t~:a~ ~/:i,~la, A l;• .Miss Margaret EVANGELISTS TO CONDUCT SPECIAL REVIVAL IN LH Evangelist James and Donna Snyder of Fremont, Nebraska are to conduct special revival services in Laurel Hill. Evan- gelist Snyder is an ordained minister of the Nebraska Dis- trict Council of the Assemblies of God. The Snyders both play musical instruments and minis- ter in song. Some of the songs they sing are of their own composition. Evangelist Snyder ministers God's Word in each service very force- fully. His ministry is geared to the times in which we now live. Both of the Snyders have traveled with Gospel Evange- listic Teams, in their teen years. This was before they were married and the years of Pastoraland Evangelistic Ministry. Services will be conducted nightly except Saturday begin- ning 'January 23 - 28, at 7 p.m. The church is located at Third Street in Laurel Hill. The local Assembly of God, seeking to carry out the Great Commission, feels that this can be a time for the extention of the Kingdom of God. This church is evangelistic in all its endeavors and this special evangelist effort is no ex- ception in reaching the lost. Pastor George Scroggins el the local Assembly of GOd, as well as the church, feels that they are fortunate to have these fine evangelists. He, with each member extends a warm welcome to the public to attend: ONE MINUTE SPORTS QUIZ l. In which gatm, is the pitcher barred from bend- his arH19 2. What net game is (was) I/lirlollt, tt p 9 3. What team won ~he East- West Shrim• gai21t,9 4. Where did bull lighting original(,~ 5. In what year.~ did AI Sire- moils bat .381 and.a90') Answers to Sports Quiz 1. Cricket. 2. V()lh'y ball. 3. East 9, West 3. 4. Crete. 5. 1930and 1932,~vi!h Phil- adelphia A'>. 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And there's one way you can help• By under- standing just how big a job it is. Because electricity doesn't just happen. People, and tool: ,y, have to make it happen. Anti keeping it happening is what we're all about. The People of Alabama Power We've got to be there when you need us.