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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 2 ,,i I i I McNeill- Corbitt TRI-CITY RESCUE SQUAD BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Exchange Wedding Vows NEW ARRIVAL Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. McNeill wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, De- berah Elaine, to James David Corbitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Corbitt of the Red Oak Community. The brides grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lodie Kimbril and the late Mr. and Mrs. Al- fred McNeill, both of Florata. The groom's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dobbins of Marietta, ,Ohio and the late Reverend and Mrs. Richard M. Corbitt of Andalusia. David is employed by the Zorn Brothers in Florala. Deb- bie is a student at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College. The double-ring ceremony took place January 3 in the home of the bride at 1905, Lockhart Boulevard. Brother Albert Kimbro performed the cere- mony with immediate family attending. Refreshments were served from a candle lighted room before the couple left for their honeymoon. The newly wed couple will Mr. and Mrs. Royce Michael Cox of Calhoun, Georgia, an- nounce the arrival of a son, January 16, 1975. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Neal Royce Cox, II. They have a daugh- ter, Amy, Z 1/2 years old. The very proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Royce Cox of Florala and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gilmer of Opp, Alabama. IT'S A BOY Mrs. Corbitt Mr. and Mrs. Foster Jen- nings of Gainesville, Florida are the proud parents of a baby bey bern Saturday, Jan- nary II. The newborn was named Joshua Lew and weigh- ed in at 6 pounds, 10 1/Z oun- ces at Lachua Hospital in Gainesville. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lewie Adams of Route 2, Florala and Mrs. Von Landa of Laurel Hill, Florida. reside in ~.~eir new trailer in Historical Society To Meet guest over the weekend, her nieces, Mrs. lnez Schneider, Mrs. Sue Bradford and Mrs. Mabel Jones from Jackson- ville, Florida, a brother, J. M. Owens of Mobile. On Sun- ~y-,.th~y:wer~ joined by Mrs. an~;i~#ther, Mrs. H. G, Hayes, Sr. PERSONALS Mrs. Cara Adams hasas ber In DeFuniak January 26 Mrs. Katherine Perry has re- turned home after spending three weeks with relatives in Huntsville and Gadsden. Friends of Mr. A. M. Strick- land regret to learn of his re- cent illness. He is confined to the Mizell Memorial Hos- pital in Opp. The_Trial ll ljack Starring DELORES TAYLOR and TOM LAUGHLIN FAr. jr, cd. 2-2 016 . OI/RLE FAWT,@C The Historical Society of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Incorporated, will meet Sunday, January- 26, 1975 at Z:00 o'clock P.M. at the Fellowship Hall, first United Methodist Church, Circle Drive, DeFuniak Sp- rings, Florida. Elba Wilson "Judge" Cars- well, Jr., will be the speaker for the afternoon. His topic will be "Early Stage Coach Routes of West Florida. West Florida Historican Elba Wilson Carswell, Jr., better known as "Judge" was born in Holmes County in 1916. He attended the local school and through the guidance of his father became an expert "squi- rrel shooter" at the age of 15. The family moved to Santa Rosa County in 1931 and he received his High School Diploma from Allentown School. He selected Louisiana Poly- tech Institute for further study where he received his A. B. Degree majoring in History and Journalism. World War II came along and he spent 597 days chasing "Krauts" back to their homeland from Africa and Eu- rope. After the war, he taught Journalism at his Alma Mater. The newspaper business being his first love, he became in- volved with the editorship of many West Florida Weekly newspapers including the Milton Gazette, 1949-53; Washington County News, 1953-61. In 1961 he joined the Pensacola News- Journal as a full time staff member. "Judge" Carswell is cur- rently married to the former FIRE DESTROYS MASSEY HUGHES HOME Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the home and con- tents of Mr. and Mrs. Massey Hughes, just North of Svea on the old Lockhart and Laurel Hill highway at I0 a.m. Satur- day. Both Laurel Hill and Lock- hart Fire Departments, ans- wered the call, ,however, ac- cording to the report, by the time they arrived on the scene, the house was already engu/fed in flames. The units prevent- ed the fire from spreading In the yard and to other near-by buildings. Catherine Powell and they have one daughter. He has two other children by a former marriage. He has held many positions, elective and appointive, includ- ing the Mayorship of Chipley from 1963-67 and Chairman of the Board of Parks and Me- morials. He is recognized for his outstanding historical know- ledge and ability. Among his publications are: Among These Hills, 1969; Holmes Valley, 1969; and Washington County, 1974. You will miss an outstand- ing historical event if you fail to share with us "Judge" Cars- well's vivid and informative discourse of the Early Stage Coach Routes in Northwest Flo- rida. Paxton 4-H Elects New Officers The Paxton Clover 4-H Club met at the home of their lead- er, Mrs. George Earl recent- ly. The officers elected for new year were president- - Jeanie Hammond; vice-presi- dent - Steve Hammond; secre- tary - Bobby Kemp; historian - Richard Earl; chaplain - Glen Kemp; parliamentarian - David Earl and Tim O'Shields; trea- surer - Mark Robbins; song leader - Earnie Armstrong; The reporter will be elected at the next meeting. The new 4-H co-leaders for the new year are George and Nina Earl and assistant lead- er is Mrs. Shirley Kemp. It was voted to meet at 3:00 p.m. each Tuesday. Four members of the Clover 4-H Club went to a project workshop in Milton Saturday. Plans are now underway to collect items for the next 4-H Big Flea Market, which will be held on Saturday, February 8 at .~Vaxton City Hall Grounds. You.can sp.eed up me pace... Ill Florala, mARCH OF DIMES REPORT The Tri-City Rescue Squad has had a total of 17 runs in the past week, January 14-Z0, making seven to Florala Me- morial Hospital, which included Comer Zorn, Lurie Sloppy, Am- auda Lee and Rosevelt Tho- mas of Florala and Mrs. Ida Thorn of Paxton and Dwight Evans, who had inhaled an ex- cessive amount of smoke dur- ing a rescue operation. There were eight runs to Opp Mizell Memorial Hospital includ- ing Mary F. White, Don Mason, Susie Mac Gundrum, Kathie Pickron, and Henry McNeill of Florala and MamieSellers, De- rothy Hoover of Paxton, and brought Mrs. Sherman Johnson home from Opp hospital. There has been one trip to Montgo- mery taking George Welch of Florala. The Rescue Squad has had a total of 1045 miles and a total of 62 man hours for the week with about another 300 miles and 22 man hours used in going to get the ambulance re- paired. The Tri-City Rescue Squad has a poor start in 1975 with two ambulances breaking down. The new Pontiac, F-5, on atrip to Tuskegee had the engine to blow up and had to be left in Montgomery for the engine to be rebuilt as well as other Shower To Be Given For Massey Hughes Family A miscellaneous shower will be given for the Massey Hughes Family this Saturday from 3 to 6 o'clock in the club building in Laurel Hill. The Hughes Family lost their home and all their belongings when their home was destroyed by fire Saturday morning. No one was at home at the time and everything was lost. Everyone is invited to share with this needy family during THE this opportunity. This shower is primarily for linens and kitchen ware and cooking uten- sils of all kinds and every- thing will be appreciated. You may come by the club house in the center of Laurel Hill anytime between 3 and 6 P.M. Refreshments will be served during this time. For more information, call Mrs. Gussie Reeves at 7-2701. Letter To Editor LETTER TO EDITOR: Laurel Hill Had It's Most Progressive Year In 1974! The road paving got off to a good start with approximately two miles of streets paved and the square in the city was completely resurfaced which was badly needed. We are underway to paving some ad- joining streets. These are First Avenue, East of L&N Railroad which is running North and South beside the water tank and several short streets. The streets have already been sur- veyed and we will get under- way at our next meeting Feb- ruary 6, 1975. Laurel Hill has a weekly FREE garbage pick-up. of this requires money to operate. We have added ap- proximately 60 families on city water and have a list of ap- proximately 30 that are now wanting and waiting for city water. Our water main has been completed to our second well site. Laurel Hill will have a stand-by well in case of emergencies. We are in process of advertising for bids on the second well. Laurel Hill was compliment- ed at Christmas time for their beautiful lights by the neigh- bering cities. We haven't bor- rowed any money, we haven't raised any taxes, and as long as our water system continues to grow, we won't need any. Our financial condition is in repairs. The F-7 Dodge, broke ~ excellent shape. down in Opp. The expense has been great on these ambu- lances starting into the new year. Donations and trip charge collections on trips have been very poor so far. The mem- bers of the Rescue Squad would appreciate any donation the good people of the Tri-Cities area could make, no matter how big or how small at this time. Also, they would like to thank Leo Bedsole's Service Statio~ and Burgess Harrison M=toi' Company, Inc., beth on North 6th Street, for the labor and help donated to the Tri-City Rescue Squad in the past few weeks. This had made it pos- sible for rescue operations to continue uninterrupted service. Tri-City members on call this week are Lt. Pete Dirga and Foy Peterson. PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Allison Hut- cheson and family spent Sa- turday in Dothan visiting with relatives. Mrs. W. W. Price and her granddaughter, Miss Cecelia Price of Lockhart, are visit- ing with relatives in Windsor, North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gibson bad the following guests in their home on Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robbins and Carl Justin, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crawford and Blake of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Robbins and Vickie Lynn of Opp, Mr. Ben- hie Pinckard and Miss Carla Carroll of Troy, and Mr. Fletcher Gibson from Auburn University. They were here to attend the Infant Baptism of Little Carl Justin Robbins. The rites were administered at the First United Methodist Church bythe Reverend Joe Bates. We have a fine group of hard working dedicated councilmen. It has been my pleasure to work with this administration in an understanding community. We have added several street lights in badly needed areas, also add- ed several fire hydrants, but have been hesitant to get too deep in this, because of inter- rupUon of our water service until our second well is in NEW HARMONY BAPTIST TO HOST BIBLE CONFERNCE operation. Our fire department is in excellent condition, second to none. It consists of approxi- mately 20 volunteer firemen. We have a full time mainten- ance man who is on stand-by at all times. There have been badly needed Stop signs, speed signs and street markers erec- ted. Hopefully, in the next few months, we will erect a build- ing to house our city equip- ment and tools. We have some of this material on hand now for this project. It is my privilege to a re- buttal of the article that ap- peared oa the trout imle of the New Harmony Baptist Church will be host of a three day bible conference on bible pro- phecy. This will be a Salem Kirban presentation with full color motion pictures, color slides, recorded music and nar- ration. The schedule and topic~ are as follows: Sunday, January Z6, 10:00 A.M. Armagedon; Sunday, January Z6, 11:00 A.M. -AI Pontius, Speaker; Sunday, Jan- uary Z6, 5:30 P.M. - The rise of Antichrist; Sunday, January Z6, 6:30 P.M. - Jerusalem Pin- nacle of Prophecy; Monday, January Z7, 7:00 P.M. - Pro- phecy in this Changing World; Tuesday, January Z8, 7:00 P.M. - How the World Will End. For an experience you will never forget, attend this con- ference. New Harmony Bap- tist Church welcomes every- one. AllThe Florala News, Jan- uary 16, 19'P5 without a name. I, Mayor Gene Clary, feel the Lone Ranger in Laurel Hill has been asleep. Gene Clary Mayor of Laurel Hill FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY Clear Springs Church News ship with us. Our main in- terest is your soul- and we need you to help us also to im- prove. We sincerely invite you to come back into fellowship with us. Let's all join in together in the work Christ left for us to do. We need you. God needs you. Our Sunday School attendance was back up last Sunday and we were especially delighted to have 12 lovely visitors in our midst. A reminder that the Church skating party at Opp will be Thursday the 23rd. Please bring $1.25 each to cover ex- penses and meet at the church at 6:15 for transportation. This is a fun time for all from 6 to 60. Our study course in Acts taught by Pastor Perkins is every Wednesday night at 7. This week will be the second week. Come join us in this interesting coverage in Acts. John and Inez McCollongh is happy to announce the birth of a 5 1/2 pound granddaugh- ter, bern January 20, to Ewell and Mary Nez Mauldin. Mo- ther and baby are fine. We are looking for you in Church Sunday. Gracie Adkison Covington County Medical Auxiliary Meets In Opp The Woman's Auxiliary to the Covington County Medical So- ciety met in Opp on January 8, for their scheduled meeting. Opp Auxiliary members were hostesses at the Country Club at 12:00 o'clock noon. Luncheon was served to the members, after which, Mrs. J. F. Holley of Florala, pre- sided over a brief business session. The Auxiliary mem- bers voted to lend their nurs- ing scholarship to Mrs. Vir- ginia Johns of Opp. Mrs. Johns will attend Jefferson College in Brewton, Alabama. Mrs. Donald J. O'Neal of Our purpose for this weekly Florence, Alabama, president article has more than one pur- of the Womans' Auxiliary to pose. Our services are good the State Medical Association and we wish to share them. of Alabama, was guest speaker. Our desire is to reach as Mrs. O'Neal gave a most in- many people on our member- teresting and informative talk ship roll as possible, to en- concerning Auxiliary interests. courage you to come help us. The meeting adjourned to We should have at least 150 meet in Andalusia on March 5. Naturally "When did you become acquainted with your hus- band?" a wife was asked. "After I married him," she sighed. in our congregation every Sun- day. 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