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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Graduating nurses are, back row, left to right, Eleanor Jones, Ente/-prtse; Sue Barlmr~, Andalusia; Mary Jane Parish, Andalusia; Martha Killingsworth, Andalusia; Gaff Cosby, Opp; Charlotte Wilson, Brundidge. Front row, left to right, Virginia Ledlum, Andalusia; Kathy Glaw- son, Enterprise; JeAnne Barnes, Opp; Judy Follis, Elba; Noni Lunsford, Enterprise; and Jackle Goff, Florala. Nurses With Twelve graduating nurses were honored with an impres- sive Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, January 21 in the Student Center at MacArthur State Technical College. Mrs. Clarice Guater, in- structor, welcomed the fa- milies and friends of the gra- duates. Following the address by President E.C. Nevin, each nurse was pinned by Mrs. Joan Simmons, instructor. A red carnation, a gift from the nursing instructors, was pre- sented to each nurse by Mrs. Garlene Brown, instructor. Nursing bibles were present- Christmas Is Over- But Not Christmas Seals Now that Christmas is over many people probably will not think about Christmas Seals until they receive them again next year. But the work of the traditional little seal which has been fighting lung disease in Alabama since 1914, will con- tinue throughout the year. According to Dr. Juanita Mc- Donald, Covington County Christmas Seal Chairman, Christmas Seals are best known for their fight against tubercu- losis. "Christmas Seals came into being because of the need to raise funds to fight the dreaded disease," Dr. Mc- Donald said, "and that fight is still continuing. Alabama ranks fourth in the United States in the incidence of TB, a disease which was once call- ed the 'White Plague'." Dr. McDonald also said that the disease may not be the viru- lent killer that it once was but that it is by no means defeat- ed. "If we do not continue to treat TB as a threat then we may suddenly find ourselves faced with a largescale out- break." The crusade against tuber- culosis is only one area in which the Christmas Seal As- sociation is involved. "We are working toward the eradic- ation of emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma as well as other respiratory disease," the Covington County Chairman said. The group is also in- volved in the discovery and removal of causes of these dis- eases such as cigarette smok- ing and air pollution. Dr. Mc- Donald said that the Associa- tion needs the continued sup- port of local citizens. "If the people here in Covington County who have not answered their Christmas Seal letter would do so, then in the near future we may see an end to lung dis- ease." Serving with Dr. McDonald m Covington County are: Dr. J. W. Johnson; Miss Lucille Mancil; Dr. Sara Jo Daniels; and Ziba Anderson, all of An- dalusia; and Herbert Sullivan of Opp. Women naturally like to show off and men provide a good audience. Ceremony ed to each graduate by Mrs. Pat Woodham and Mrs. Jack James oftheGideons Auxiliary. Gifts were also presented to each graduate from the junior practical nursing students. A reception for the nursing graduates, their families and friends followed the Pinning Ceremony. Heart Association Plans Series Of Programs The Alabama Heart Asso- ciation announced recently that a series of training programs in Cardiopolmonary Resusci- tation (CPR) will be held in February for Alabama den- tists and their assistants. Dr. Newton Allen, Selma, Chairman of the Dental Edu- cation Committee of the As- sociation, made the announce- ment. The four-hour courses will be conducted in Huntsville, February 7; Montgomery, Feb- ruary 8; and Mobile, February 9. CPR is the emergency pro- cedure of mouth-to-mouth breathing and closed chest massage to be used following cardiac arrest. According to Dr. Allen, about one million persons in the Unit- ed States suffer heart attacks annually. Of the 650,000 deaths, about 350,000 of these occur outside the hospital. Thus, sud- den death from heart attack is the most important medical emergency today. And, it is not unlikely that some people could suffer a heart attack in the dentist office, Prompt and adequate emergency care could mean the difference between life and death. Therefore, we feel a great necessity to train SOCIAL SECURITY Many women now receive social security benefits. Others are 62 or older but are waiting on their husbands to retire so they can sign up on his record. Vernon A. Kilpatrick, man- ager of the Andalusia Social Security office, said many of these women have worked and may be losing money each month by waiting. To avoid any possible loss of benefits women 62 years old or older should contact the Andalusia Social Sectwity Office if they have ever worked under social security. Wives who start receiving benefits on their own record can later sign up on their husbands record if the bene- fits will be higher, Kilpatrick said. Some women have been sur- prised to learn this fact. Many thought that once they signed up on their own record they would not be able to receive benefits on their husband's re- cord. Kilpatrick said that women who have questions about their social security should contact the Andalusia Social Security office located at 408 South Three-Notch Street. II IIII l.rala t%ms South Fifth Street Florala, Alabama 36442 LARRY K. WOODHAM • PUBLIsHER-EDITOR MERLE WOODHAM .......... ASSOCIATE EDITOR SUBSCRIPTION RATES Covington County, Alabama ........ , • . , • $5.25 Elsewhere In Alabama . , . , . , . , . , . . . . . . . $6.30 Other States ........................ $6.00 Established In 1900Published Weekly On Thursday III II | as many of the dentists and their assistants as possible. Alabama dentists have also been involved in the Heart As- sociation's high blood pressure screening program, seeking out those unknown hypertensives and encouraging them to see their physicians for treatment. CPR, blood pressure screen- in.g and other program acti- vities of the Association are supported by Heart Fund dol- lars given by the public dur- ing the Annual Drive each Feb- ruary. Getting The Freezer Ready By Mary Ellen Haynes Before you start putting your 1975 fruits and vegetables in the freezer, you will want to defrost and give it a thorough cleaning. Consult your free- zer usecare booklet. If you have misplaced it here are some hints. Unplug your freezer and re- move all frozen food. Store the food in a cardboard box or wrap newspapers around it to prevent thawing. Place clean towels in the bot- tom of the freezer. Pour cold tap water along the sides to thaw the frost. You can use a wooden spoon to help loosen the frost -- do not use metal for it will scratch the lining of the freezer. As the towels absorb the wa- ter, wring them out and re- place them. When all the forst has been removed, wash the in- side with one quart warm wa- ter to which one tablespoon baking soda has been added. Rinse with clean water andwip¢ dry. Re-plug the freezer and wait about 30 minutes before replacing the food. Take an inventory of your food so you will know what you have. Place the packages which have been stored the longest at the top or the front. Now is a good time to match up your polyethylene freezer boxes with their lids. Then when you are ready to package your food, this job has been done. "~Most homemakers prefer us- ing the plastic freezer bags with cover boxes. The cover box protects the bag from getting holes in it during storage and freezes in a uniform shape so you can' get more in your freezer. If you don't have a blan- cher, perhaps now is a good time to purchase one. Reme- mber, you should use one gal- lon of water for each pound (pint) of vegetables so you may want to buy a large blan- cher. If you have a water bath canner, you can use that. Make yourself a coathanger blanching bag and you'll be all fixed. Your county Extension office has directions for mak- ing this with a coathanger, ny- lon net or some thin cloth and thread. For further information about food preservation, tele- phone your county Extension office. I I By Charlie Webb 1 never understood why there was so many mosquitoes on our ' front porch during the summers of the long ago. One neigh- bor, who kept up pretty good with the latest government bul- letins on the subject of remov- ing unsanitary livestock pens, said the reason for the mos- quitoes was the hog pen was too close to the house. This could have been true, but we could not get rid of our hogs because we had to eat, and corn-pone bread gets pretty dry three times a dry, even with a glass of clabber milk, unless there is a slice of hog meat to go along with the bread. About the only mosquitoe re- pellent that we knew about was a home-made mixture of chicken fat and kerosene, which was a little messy and smelly when dabbed around on the arms and ankles. One day a walking salesman came through selling what he called a mosquitoe gun, loaded with a brown, dry sub- stance that had the appearance of pulverized pine tree bark. The mosquito gun was round DEATH CLAIMS LIFE OF JOHN H. MOODY Mr. John H. Moody, age 71, a resident of #34 Rapp Street in Lockhart, passed away Tues- day, January 7, 1975 in an An- dalusia hospital. He was a re- sident of Lockhart for the past ~.1 years and owned and operated Moody's Dairy until his retire- ment a few years ago. He was a member of the Lockhart Bap- tist Church and a member of the Kinston Masonic Lodge. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Moody of Lockhart; one son, Robert W. Moody of Mo- bile; five daughters, Mrs. Meta Willis of Mobile, Ann Moody and Loraine Moody, both of Lockhart, Mrs. Eileen Heisler of Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, Mrs. Jerry McKinley of Tho- masville, Alabama; one bro- ther, Joel B. Moody of Kinston; five sisters, Mrs. Leona Baker and Mrs. Allie Baker, t~Kh of~ Kinston, Mrs. Agnes Medlock of Parker, Florida, Mrs. Jewell Baker of Columbus, Mrs. Cas- sic Wallace of Ta!lassee, Ala- bama; sixteen g,'andchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. from the New Chapel Church in the Rhoades Community with Re- verend Jim Caraway officiat- ing. Burial was in the Rhoades Community Cemetery with Ma- sonic Graveside Services. Evans Funeral Home directed. ART CLASSES ARE BEING SCHEDULED FOR ALL AGES There will be a meeting of persons interested in taking art lessons at the Florala Com- munity Center (old National Guard Armory) this Thursday night, January 30, at 7:00 o'clock. Mrs. Sharon Paul, art in- structor, will advise those in- terested in taking lessons of materials needed and will come to some decision as to how many classes are needed and nights to meet. For further information, you may contact Mr. Buddy Strick- land during the day at 8-5855 or at home, 8-3009, or call Mrs. Irene Moore who is head of the Senior Citizens Group. FLORALIANS ATTEND ALABAMA GRAND CHAPTER MEETING The Alabama Grand Chapter and Georgia Grand Chapter Or- der of the Eastern Star held their first Exchange Night program in Columbus, Geor- gia Municipal Auditorium on Saturday night, January 18, 1975, with a banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by joint meeting at 8:00 p.m. Those attending from Cov- ington Chapter 441 were May- belle Scheffer, Betty Kyser and Martha Sue Hattaway. Alsoat- tending were Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Ramsey of Freedom Chapter 546, Andalusia, Ala- bama. CLEAR SPRINGS NEWS- By Gracie Adkison Last Sunday as the Holy Spi- rit dwelt and led in our ser- vices of the day, we enjoyed the peace in our hearts, as we worshipped and sang praises II I Mosquitoes A Big Problem anO about half the size of a common can of wagon axle grease. A squeeze on the can would force out a small puff of dry dust, but the dry dust had little effect on the mosquitoes, coming from the always-wet hog pen by the way of the cow lot, and then to our porch. The mosquitoes gave strong competition to our family dis- cussions on the front porch af- ter the evening meal. Mother's solution to the problem was a smoke bucket which was filled with damp, slow-burning wool rags. The smoke was not en- joyable but allowed the beauty of a family discussion free of mosquito bites. Perhaps there has always been some kind of outside in- fluence to break the wonder- ful continuity of a family dis- cussion. Yet with the few pre- cious moments of discussing the unintentional errors of to- day and the beautiful dreams of tomorrow within the family life, tltere seems to be something that creates better families and better individuals. to God m a joyful attitude. Revelations 21:7 and 8 tells us why we should rejoice as we did. We hope your responsibility to God was fulfilled. That is the most important thing you can do. Again, it is our opportunity to focus the attention of our Church upon missions. We are proud of our community mis- sion action program and of the dedicated members who will of- fer their services to begin this program immediately. For there is not one of you but who could fill, with dignity and effectiveness, these im- portant posts here at home. These duties will be varied and there is sure to be one each member can do. We trust you'll offer your services. Last week, we made a mis- take in the date of the church skating party. For sure, it is this Thursday night, January 30. Meet at the church at 6:15 with your $1.25. Transporta- tion will be arranged. John and Inca McCollough are spending a week in Panama City getting acquainted with their new granddaughter, Hope Maenez Mauldin. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUA~ smile about these days. She and her family will soon be moving into their new home located in the heart of Clear Springs. But, I think even better than that - Laura and Joe Smith are home for the first time in 13 months. This was a joyous occasion for us all. ~" .......... ...... Laura and Joe were mar- ~ ~, ried in December, 1973 and left for Ft. Lenordwood, Mis- souri where Joe was stationed. Joe's Army orders call for _i~ ...... his services in Germany. He will be forced to leave Laura behind when he leaves in Feb- ruary. We regret his having to go so far, but Uncle Sam has called. We ask your prayers for his safe return. Pray also for Della Burkett who is in the Florala Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Lizzie Harrison has not been well enough to be with us in church for several Sundays. We miss our eld- erly members when they are absent. They are such an inspiration to us. We extend a hearty welcome to the public to attend church with us. The worship of God is not a rule of safety, it is an adventure of the spirit. TRI-ClTY C-B CLUB PLANS CAR WASH The Tri-Citv C-B Club is havinga carwash on Saturday, February 1, 1975 at M~lhis Tire Company. The hours are from 10:00 am. til 3:00 p.m. Bring your vehicle in for a wash job for $1.50. The proceeds will be used to buy first aid kits for the mem- bers to use in the event of a disaster. A philosopher is a man giving people advice about troubles he hasn't had. Most compliments are un- truths, and that makes them even more enjoyable. Most people can stand tragedy but few can master the small irritations of life. The prevailing economy has much to do with the pre- vailing morality of any re- gion. It's much better, a lot easier and less expensive, to keep your health than to regain it. ~AL~ I • . . McNeill DEATH CLA IMS LIFE OF HENRY A. McNEILL Henry A. McNeill, Jr., age 75, a long time resident of Flo- rala, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, at the Mi- zell Memorial Hospital in Opp. Mr. McNeill moved to the Florala area with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McNeill, Sr., at the age of 7. During his active years, he served as Railroad Engineer wRhJackson Lumber Company and was with the Atlanta and St. Andrews Bay Railway Company the last 30 years until his retirement in March of 1967. He was an ac- tive member and deacon in the First Presbyterian Church in Florala. Survivors include his wife, Ada L. McNeill ahd one bro- ther, C. B. McNeill, both of Florala and ten nieces. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday morning at 11:00 o'clock from Evans Fun- eral Home Chapel with the Re- verends Tom Ellis and Free- man Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at Florala Greenwood Memorial Ceme- tery with Evans Funeral Home ' directing. MR& ALTO LEE PASSES A WA Y Mrs. Alto (Leonora David- son) Lee, 91, of !~ 2, (Hacoda) diedr in a Geneva hos~ short illness. Funeral at 2 p.m. sant Grove near Abbeville, Ray S. Reiley Bobby Cox followed in the tery with directing. Mrs. Lee Henry County her lifetime in area. She has son-in-law and and Mrs. Tatm Hacoda for the She was the Lee, the oldest Pleasant Grove and a charter Henry County ciety. Surviving are, Mrs. Bedsole; Mrs. Vassie ville, and Mrs. Columbus, Ga., nieces and JAMES PASSES James Otha a resident of Street in early Friday ary 24, 1975 at He was a life of this area and in paperwood a veteran of Survivors are rues R. Haney Danny Haney Haney and Rickey Florala; two Diane Carnley Cox, both of Mrs. Ida Mac rala, and three Funeral ducted at 2 day from Evans with the Bradley in the Fairview Samson, with Home directing. I Florala, DO YOU l-lAVE A P.. D-UP B(.IRIAL OR MERC iSE POLICY WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COMPPdNIF3? 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