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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• BJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. 6 COURT JESTERS. Pictured from left to right are:. Cindy Woodham, Beratta Gomillion, White, front row; Wanda Sasser, Nina Goolsby, Robert Rollins, Evelyn Jackson, Ka- row; Peggy Llndsey, at the piano, Terry Hamilton, Dennis Gibbs, Philip John- Ed Rasberrtm Victor Burns, Terry Brooks, Third row; Kenneth Klmbril, Joe Hooten, Alfred Rutherford, last row. ts Take In SAC rney bale Odom's fighting of Florala won their st in the South Ala- Tournament, -22 in Elba. Victim ats in the quarter- was Red Level. The o~ the red clay coun- to stall early, only down 25-10 In a second half little more offense, lit up an unsurmount- The final buzzer a 53-33 Wildcat tri- ding the winning way err James with thir- Willie Brown with with nine, Pickron with seven. Florala buckets e Sightler - six points; Steve Straughn, four apiece; amilton, Davy Sight- Norris, each for Red Level ten and lne. met Luverne January semi-finals. Luverne in double over- to the Wildcat-Tiger ~er quarter-final edged Brun- by John Stall- closing seconds, es Henderson High eat Geneva decisively. SENIOR SPOTLIGHT The light shines on another senior at Florala High School, Miss Linda Barnes. Linda, who isonly 17, is an active student at FHS. She is a likeable person and assumes responsibilities very well. She likes school and her studies, but thinks some subjects are particularly hard. Her major dislike is loud and rude people. Her hobby is playing the piano. Linda is treasurer of the Beta Club, member of the News- paper Staff, and VICA. of which • . . LINDA. she is Vice-president. When asked about VICA, she stated, "VICA is very exciting! You get to meet a lot of people and learn a lot. While you are training for a job you are also able to contribute to your own school finances." "Even though I haven't set my goals in life, I am plann- ing to attend the Mobile School of Nursing." Good luck to a well deserv- ing FHS student. FHA NEWS is distressed due :hat their sponsor, :k, is sick. Never- the supervision kleson they are car- arrangements Bali, Feb- VICA ry II, 1972, Mrs. the Florala VICA coordinator First District Co- eeting for the year with her the Dis- Linda Barnes, Chapter Pre- Moody, local VlCA Linda Birge, local tmentarian, Milton Mary Toole. Dur- the various were asked what were going to en- level. We say that the Flor- will be en- district contests -~nter last year. Moody's plans are club in various the district level an employer and nquet for the Spring. I FORGOT MY . . by Darlene Brooks I was running late this morn- ing and I knew if I didn't hurry I would miss the bus. So hur- riedly I ran out of the door and toward the bus stop and suddenly it dawned on me that I had forgotten something. I knew exactly where I'd left it, but I also knew that if I went back after it, I would surely miss the bus. I knew I had to do something and it had to be done fast. So I ran up to my best friend and asked her to lend me a hand. She had no suggestions and I just knew that I was doomed! When I finally got to school, I was so upset I could hardly think straight. It wasn't until I was all seated in my First Period Class, preparing to take a test that l suddenly realized what it was that I had left at home. I'd forgotten my thinking cap!I! LOCAL FHS STUDENTS ATTEND CONCERT AT USM Mr. Maddox, band director of the Florala Wildcat Band, along with five flute players from the Wildcat Marching Band, attended a flute con- cert in Mississippi, Saturday. The concert was one of a series by members of the University of Southern Mississippi Faculty. Miss Sharon Lebasack was fea- tured in the concert. The concert consisted of a recital with one instrument (C flute) and accompanied by a pia- nist. Music for the more ex- perienced flutest was perform- ed. Miss Lebsack, a native of Colorado, has been a flute and music education instructor for seven years. She's flutest with the faculty woodwind quintet, and is first flute with the Uni- versity Symphonic Orchestra. FHS band flutest attending the concert were Cindy Woodham, Neva Joyce White, Beratta Go- million, Carrie Savage, and Re- nee Hutcheson. BETA NEWS The Beta Club is a busy group these days. The main ob- jective of the club now is to purchase a trophy case to dis- play the numerous trophys that have been won over the years. Several projects have been planned to raise the money to make the trophy case a reality. The latest was to take orders for stationery which was very successful. The dedicated club members worked long and hard to secure orders for nearly 300 boxes! Congratulations are in order. Earlier in the year, the mem- bers worked hard to sponsor a very successful Homecoming dance for the enjoyment of the students of Florala High School. Also, now in planning is an entertaining show featuring the talents of the students for the enjoyment of all here at school. We expect this to be presented in the near future, and we look forward to it greatly. This year, the Beta Club is making the effort to really be the service club that it should be. It's projects are all aim-. ed at bettering the school and providing some enjoyment for the students. A scholarship will be awarded to a deserving stu- dent to help him further his education. Being a help to the students and the school as a whole is the aim of the Beta Club. With the hlep of Miss White, sponsor of the club, these alms will be met. "Women are never satis- fied. They are always trying either to put on weight, take it,0ff, or rearrange it."--Lee Call, Afton (Wyo.) Star Val-: Icy Independent. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY. JANUARY 27, 1972 Randy Warren- study hall taught laughing at the sign on my back, I , rl America by Raquel Welch I knew nothing about, the day was JoEdRasberry-pizza over. I chased the bus lhad HEART ATTACK! THE SILEN Wanda Sasser - concerned place missed, all the way home. The " for other people theseN°W' remembering l saidIof , Eic)ID PART I Ginger Ward- candy store were just a few my EMIC, III Kathy Jackson- Charles Gilley unfortunate incidents. You now l? Wilbur West - hearing aid can see why I can say, "Some- (Th's is the thi d and final When Smith was admitted Beautlfu EI~ne Norris- pizza one up there doesn't like me," article presented by your Ala- to the CCU, one of thousands in Alfred Rutherford - pet shop or, "Why me?" Cheryl Mills - Pepsi - The Born Loser bama Heart Association to in- hometown hospitals across the form readers of this newspaper country, he entered a special by Ann Moody Diane Gunter - a merry-go- I II I __ II about the latest advances in unit designed to anticipate and Sleep was far from me as round f, • combating heart attack.) treat the crises and complica- I lay in the stillness of the nigbt. Mary Kathryn Mitchell - big variable Ill tions of heart attack. Located ourses Soon I drifted into wonderful happy family John Smith considers himself within instant reach are the spe- slumber and I saw before me lucky to be alive, cial drugs, electrical defibrfl- a beautiful garden within a gar- den gate. The flowers of fairest color were full in bloom and not a tree was there without leaves of purest green. The water was clear and sparkling with a smell of sweetness unmatched by any fragrance found anywhere else. Tile grass was a palest olive and as deep and soft as the purest fur. But the gate was locked and I could not enter. Dread filled my heart for I knew that I would never be able to enter the Utopia upon which my eyes had feasted. My spirits sank, I felt empty. As I stirred, I awoke and I was very disheart- ened to find that the beauty had vanished. I wish America could once more be beautiful. Fight Pollution. If you don't do it, it won't get done. MY GREATEST MOMENT - Steve Henderson--when the doc- tor spanked me. Sheila Henderson--when T.B. started liking me. Betty Miller--when I found Mrs. Thomas is a nice teacher. Sue McNeill--It hasn't occurred yet. Joy Evans--when I first met A.W. Patty Anderson--when J.B. gave me my engagement ring. Brenda Poppell--January 3, 1972 (wouldn't you like to know!!) Ricky Sledge--Sharon T. in her little sister's hot pants. Renee LeMaire--when Tim and I started going together. Sharon Thompson--whenever it was, it was with Mike Welch. Debbie Miller--when Brenda P. heard my Mickey Mouse watch talk. Glenda Poppell--when I got new roller skates and Mike got the key. I WISH THE WHOLE WORLD WAS A . . . Debbie Baker - beach Sara Foster - same as Debbie Neal Strickland - same as Debbie & Sara Beth Harrison - litter free world Rlcky Sledge - Dr. Pepper & corn chips Saxton Wagner - horse Kathy Cook - (an) apple tree Fletcher Gibson - a large book of poetry Joe Brooks - high school "so that no one could escape WHY To Complete ME? Education by Victor Burns Being a new student at a new school can be fun to some peo- ple, but not me. You can bet your life if anything bad ever happens it happens to me. If you don't believe me, read a couple of incidents that happen- ed to me on my first day at FHS. To begin with my alarm didn't go off, and in result I tired myself out running to school. After being assigned my classes, I went alone into the civilized jungle to find my first class. Stepping into the room I thought to be my first period class, I noticed that everyone seemed big to be Freshmen and that their English books had the number twelve on them, so dis- appearing as fast as I appeared I could hear the snikering of the Seniors and the teacher calling me back. "Doomed" I thought as I walked slowly back. "What's the meaning of this intrusion?" the teacher in- quired. "Well, I was on my way to my first period class when I saw this dog, and I thought he came into this room. You didn't see a dog did you?" I explained. The teacher didn't answer, she just stood there with those big round eyes popp- ing out at me. Taking this time to escape, I finally found my class and everything went smooth till recess. At recess I made the mistake of sitting by some seniors I had en- countered stepping into the wrong room. "Hey," said one, "Ain't that the kid who see's dogs? .... Shore is," said the other, "die dogboy himself." Getting up to find some better company a senior handed me a handful of milk cartons half full while another tied a sign on my back saying "I am a dog, ask me to bark." Not knowing the sign was on my back, I left to throw away the milk cartons. Watching my step so no one could trip me, I ran smack into a wall and burst a couple of milk cartons all on my shirt. After drying out and half the school Persons aged 18 and up who have been out of school for a year or so and who have not completed the 8th grade should get in touch with the principal of the school nearest you if you are interested in going back to school about two afternoons or nights per week during the 1972-73 term in the Covington County School Sys- tem - outside the cities of An- dalusia, Florala and Opp and working toward completion of the 8th grade. There is no up- per age limit so long as the person is able to get to school and has energy enough to do some studying. Ten or more persons per class would be needed. There is no pay for attending these classes if organized and the Covington County Board of Education will be unable to fur- nish bus transportation for the Adult Basic Education Program students. However, within a community the persons at- tending could get together' and arrange transportaion in an inexpensive way. Normally the persons who have not completed the grades 1-4 would be in one group and the persons who have not com- pleted grades 5-8 would be in another group. The classes would meet about two hours twice per week and the exact hours could be arranged to suit the majority of the interested persons, for a ninth months term. The expenses for books, pa- per, pencils and other study helps would be small and these items might be bought by the Program and not cost the pu- pils anything. This is an important program and is worth the efforts of any one who has not completed the 8th grade. The paunchy, 42-year-old fa- ther of twins has beaten heart attack, the number one killer in the United States. However, outside the coro- nary care unit where he's a pa- tient, more than half of the 670,000 estimated heart attack victims this year will die with- out getting to a hospital that can give them special coronary care. According to the Alabama Heart Association, the major reason for these needless deaths is the failure of heart attack vic- tims to recognize or accept the warning signs that signal the on- set of heart attack, and their de- lay in receiving prompt medical treatment. When heart attack occurs, ac- cording to the Alabama Heart Association, these are the usual warning signs or symptoms: *A prolonged heavy pressure or squeezing pain in the cen- ter of the chest behind the breastbone *The pain may also spread to the arms, shoulder', neck, or jaw. *The pain ordiscomfort is of- ten accompanied by sweating, nausea, vomiting, and short- ness of breath may occur. Sometimes these symptoms may subside, and then return. One weekend tollowmg a heavy lunch, Smith was doing his usual chores around the house when he was struck by chest pains that radiated up into his neck, across his shoulders, and down his arms. At first he thought he had a bad case of heartburn, but as the pain intensified, his wife took the initiative. After a hur- ried conversation with their fa- mily physician to describe the symptoms, Smith was rushed to a hospital and admitted to its coronary care umt. According to the Alabama Heart Association, which trains personnel to man these instal- lations, the coronary care unit is the most important single de- velopment to emerge in the 1960's. It is estimated that if all heart attack victims who survive the first few hours could receive immediate treatment in these intensive care units specially equipped to treat heart attack, probably 50,000 lives could be saved. lating equipment to control ir- regular heart rhythms, oxygen, and the knowledge and skill of doctors and nurses specially trained to use these and other resuscitative measures to con- trol heart attack. Smith's bed is in view of a central nursing station that ov- erlooks all beds m the units. Like other patients, electrodes run from his body to indivi- dual monitors over the bed. As his heart rhythm flashes con- tinuously across the screen, the "bleeps" lend a reassuring sound to his ears. Should any heart irregularity occur, the monitor will sound an alarm, and in seconds, nurses and physicians will be summond to correct whatever is wrong. When he is recovered, Smith will be ready to leave the hos- pital in a shorter time than ev- er before. He aill then be able to resume his regular pat- tern of activities. No longer will he consider it just "luck" that he's alive. For he will be one of the many thousands of Americans who have survived heart attack because his family recognized the earl)' signs oi heart attack, and acted quickly in getting him to a hospital where he received the lifesaving benefits of modern coronary care. {r~,i3ibli We are children of God: and if children, then heirs: heirs of God, and joint-heirs ~'ith Christ.--(Rom. 8:16). We are children of God, ra- diant, all-wise, all-loving, all- conquering child of God. Noth- ing m the external world has power to worry or depress us. Nothing has the power to rpake us feel slighted, hurt or mis- treated. We as children of God are ~tll-conquering and tri- umphant. We walk securely and confidently in the knowledge of this truth. The ideas we're about to give I" " " -- "= " " " " " -- m -- =1 insulated. 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