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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 NEWS OF INTEREST By Merle Woodham Mrs. Sally Hart Loses Battle For Life At The Remarkable Of 103 We were not privileged to know Mrs. Sally Hart, per- sonally, but only a short while. But, during that short while, we came to know a truly out- standing personality. Just a few short months ago, her memory was just as sharp as could be, remember- ing her activities while a young school teacher at Beda, Ala- bama in 189Z and 1893 in a little one room lug school house which still stands as an his- torical landmark. Mrs. Hart was one of the first to take the Florida State teachers exam. She took great pride in her hard earned education, and rightly so, for she could carry on an intelligent conversation on most any subject. She will certainly be missed by her surviving daughter, Miss Elizabeth Hart, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. MRS. HART AT AGE 102 A Tennis Center Located On Beautiful Lake Jackson Just Might Become A Reality In 1975 YOU KNOW,if I let myself, for the recreation board to I could get really excited about furnish the hall and the people the proposed tennis center the and he would do the rest. This Florala Recreation Board and type of recreation is fun for Planning Commission are co- all ages and is really great ex- sponsoring, ercise and will help to keepyou At the city council meeting in shape, ifpracticedregularly. Monday night recreational di- These dances will be sche- rector Buddy Strickland nearly duled on Saturday nights. Ad- convinced those present that vanced tickets will be soldpro- $5,000 dollars could be raised bably at $2.00 per person or for this project in six months. $3.00 a couple. This may. seem far fetchedto Also, Strickland and T.J. some but Strickland's enthu- Fuller, recreational board siasm is certainly catching and member, plan to sponsor soft- if the young people, old people ball tournaments involving and middle aged, as well, be- every team in this area. Mr. come interested - this can be- Fuller has been active in this come a reality, field in the past and says that As a means of raising the they ought to pick up a couple money for this project, Strick- of thousand dollars through this land is planning to sponsor old means. And, Buddy says that time square dances to be held all in between the square danc- that and Buddy said that he would give $50 dollars or more out of his own pocket. He hopes to have the $5,000 in the six month period. With this, he plans to buy the material for building the tennis center and ask the Opp Trade School to furnish the labor. Of course, meals and transportation ex- penses will have to be paid out of the recreation fund for the Opp students. They can get matching funds for every dollar expended and the fed- eral dollar is much easier ac- quired when it can be seen that a cities citizens are really interested enough in the pro- gram to take action. We certainly do commend the recreation board and city planning commission members for their honest efforts to im- prove and upgrade our city and offer our assistance in any way possible. How about you? "Dear Diary" Cast Just Right For Their Part I WANT TO PERSONALLY CONGRATULATE the entire "Dear Diary" cast and direc- tor Beratta Gomillion, all members of the Beta Club, for a superb performance in their three-act comedy Satur- day night. One viewer, Mrs. Mary Ty- ner said, "it was so enjoyable ! would like to have told them to just play it again." She is a doll anyway and just loves young people. Rusty Peters who played the father of the Maxwell clan was truly outstanding. He had by far the most lines to memorize and was caught off guard only once that was noticable. On that occasion the prompters kept trying to give him a cue and .when he finally caught on he said "Oh" -laughing and continued as if nothing had happened. Their mistakes and the times when they subcon- siously enter a little of the "real self" into their parts, makes the play all the more entertaining. During the second and third acts, I went on stage to shoot color slides and seeing what went on behind the scenes was even more fun that watching the play. We are sorry that high school seniors and city school eight graders have gotten away from the annual senior and eighth grade plays. We feel that these activities are most meaningful participating students, their parents, and all those who en- joy their entertainment. Besides that, it's a grand way to raise funds. The FHS Beta Club made $125.65 and they had all kind of conflict- lug interests on the night of the performance -- mainly the eighth and ninth grade county- wide basketball tournament Which was being held at Flo- rain City School with Florala and Andalusia battling for the championship in both games. Sorry to report that Florala lost both games to Andy by only two points. Don't let it get you down 'Cats. We will get 'el next year. The Life Of ppliances By Mary Ellen Haynes Families keep a new home made to last. Many factors freezer an average of 20 years may influence the decision tp and a new refrigerator, 15 replace or dispose of an ap- years, says Mrs. Mary Ellen pliance. Haynes, Associate County Ex: If you buy an appliance used, tension Chairman. the average service-life ex- For appliances bought new it pectancies are: home freezer, was found thaf~tbe averageser- 9 years; refrigerator, 7 years; vice-life expectancies are: Gas gas range, 7 years; electric range, 13 years; electric range, range, 6 years; dishwasher, 7 12 years; dishwasher, 11 years; years; washing machine, 5 at the community center with ing and softball he is going to washing machine, 11 years; years; electric clothes dryer, Mr. Russ Hartlev of Laurel make personal contacts, ask- electric clothes dryer, 14 5 years; and black and white Hill as dance instructor. Buddy ing every person in the Tri- years; gas clothes dryer, 13 television, 5 years. says he can teach 'el all - Cities area who has children years; black and white tele- This information should be square dance, round dance, ball to reach clown in his pocket vision, 11 years; and colortele- useful in planning family bud- ~oom dance, buck dance or what and come up within dor~ati~! to visiun, 12 years, gets and in deciding wlwther to ~ve you, ,~. sa~ss ~that the h~lp;,~tvj~,t~.~c~ ~ ~: ~beJm lig~we~s, skow.current, repair or replace an al~plia~ce. only requirement!to learn these :facility ~or*,flle City of Florala. practices in the use of equip- It can also help families de- Various dances is to know your He says that he has alrendyhnd merit, indicating how long, on termine the total cost of ap- left hand from the right and in a number of people offer to the average, households keep pliance ownership and use. fifteen minutes he will have give $50 dollars, and one lady each appliance, not how long you going. Mr. Hartley said said she would go better than the appliance could have been * FIRST WOMAN ON ALABAMA SWPREME COURT -= Mrs. Janie L. Shores of Birmingham be- cam~ the first woman to sit on the Alabama Supreme Court Monday as she is administered the oath of office by State Chief Justice Howell Heflin, Justice Shores practiced law and was a pro- lessor of law at Samford University's Cumberland School Of Law prior to taking her seat ~n th=~ state's highest court As Alabama's first woman justice, Mrs. Shores says she feels her greatest wlH be "to do a good job, good enough to ensure that I'm not the only woman who will be olccto:I to sit on the court." Justice Shores was sworn into office Monday at the State Judicial Buildlxt in Montgomery. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, " 9....8....L...6....5....4....3....2...." ~~ i. Mrs. young relates details to Sergeant Spzek and patrolman Jeff yancy Never underestimate peo- ple of small statue. ,~ Q ~ ~ m **** ~ t ~ ~ II U m I! J~l U l | l lut qbm U at his profession. ~ **** . , A pretty girl makes a lot Clea ce S of men fee: yo/nger. r a n ~ooe of the finest friend- ships are made at church. ~.~ ~:= *** Be cautious when the i~llill ) F=II- Winter ~ ~ giRSalesman says he's got afor yo:.*** Clearance S:le ff ~ Every year is leap year to *~i: the pedestrian who expects to live. ~t'~ *** IA More ill health is caused ~~" by too much food than too . ~ Pant Suits little. Dresses ,,,, Too many p e o p I e work themselves to death, in an ~"~ effort to retire. Long Dresses / ME ~ Panhandle Bassmaster's Sportwear " OFF ~'~~"~"" In thespin- .ith officers and rules that are ning reel contest for accuracy a direct requirement from the was Mike Soutlmrd of Cre'st- BASS organization, a society view and distance champion which holds over 300 members ) Coats ~ Johnny Shear of Crestview. throughout the southern states This contest was planned so of Alabama and Florida. that members of visiting clubs The Panhandlers Bassmas- L inge ri as well as the local club mem- bers could participate. On ar- , gistered with City Councilwo- ~ !~!~ ! man Sybil Mickler for eUgi- it Blouses bility in the drawing of door prizes. Door prizes included I / tanchor and reels" (i Three awards were given to Jr. Dresses the local chapter's top fisher- man, the sportsman award, and ~,: his "/ q Ithe fisherman with the biggest ~ Pa fish The top fisherman of the year is determined by the total i~ weight of fish he has caught in :::: " OFF ) the past year. This year's top fisherman was Tim McDaniel bags . of Opp; 2nd place winner Johnny Shear of Crestview; Sports- manship Award went to George ,=_., ~ Skirven of Paxton; and theLun- BANKAMERIcARD ker Award (biggest single fish) ) ~ Whe F~sh oH R CHARGE ) to Her.llan Lowery of Pa~on.. MASTER The Panhandle Bassmaster's 44 " ~ Club of Florala also presents re t etgns ..,~ for the largest fish and for the most pounds of fish caught during their outings. rheFash Shop ) The Club is a direct branch of BASS and boasts members iOT~ from Opp, Florala, Andalusia, Crestview, DeFunlak Springs, and Eglin Field area. It has been organized for one year and meets every first Tuesday of each month to discuss the month's fishing location and time. It is highly organized . View of front entrance where wagon entered cafe Club Of Florala ters Club is trying to attract new members in these events. Any interested individual that already is a paid member of BASS can join the local chapter by paying the asszgned dues and attending 50 percent of the t Cont. Frt are very cess of this one is urged officials or Planning sent their viewl needs and to participate ings. GIRL Cont. Fro Butter, Peanut- colate Chip. for $1.25 each. The Council's sale is the only ! thg the total provides an girls in all vice willi~ the good of troop. Helping maintain can create a pride in the cookies. Your makes better tunities for non-Scouts. ALUMi Cont. Fr, I . Mike Southard, Johnny Shear, Ronnie Shear, meetings and tournaments. If one is not a member of BASS, he can join the local chapter and later join the BASS club. Meetings are held in the Sports Center in Florala each month. When the group assembles, they make their . month's decide future ually view films sent by BASS and zations stres: lent of fishing Cont. From Front aluminum to are asked to cut and aluminum more than four and bundle them. must be blinds. All-aluminum household should be put in he said. There cans to the pound, In Florida, toll-free phone residents can on all mobile state. The 282-7797 and 5:00 P.M. day. Hayden pointed cycling aluminum serve energy as materials. When an aluminum can than five per ergy used to the first place. mobile unit ton Beach, ianna, Chipley Springs as well ter at Pensacola, Paul Hayden, gional "We are bring this new this area. This sion of our national in Florida alone, more than $I who brought fixed centers stops." Hayden said gram has always with ecology in recent months sharp increase who collect all to sup~ not unusual, he to earn $50 to The mobile pays cash for cans, scrap, foil dinner trays, mS etc. You can aluminum cans them with a sides attract a not aluminum. cans have no bottom seams few similar steel market. Hayden said