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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 8 TIIE FL.ORALA NEWS - TItURSDAY,FEBI:~IJAI~ 5, t: / / / :: i \ \ \ HIGHLIGHT OF THE BICENTENNIAL WAGON TRAIN'S nightly encampments is a 40-minute original musical production staged by six young performers who are travelling with the train. The show will play m 27 Florida communites in February and March. Admission is free. Florala City Council Minutes Minutes of a regular meet- ing of the Florala City Coun- cil held at Florala City Hall, January 26, 1976 Present: Mayor Pro Tem, Victor Anderson; Councilmem- hers: Hutchinson, Jones, Mic- kter; Absent: Mayor Evans, Zorn; City Clerk: Martha Byrd; Visitors: Gary Faust, Jean Jones. The meeting was called to or- der by Mayor Pro Tern Victor Anderson. Councilwoman Hut= chinson led the group in pray- er. The minutes of the Jan- uary 12, 1976 regular meeting were read. On a motion by Hutchinson and seconded by Mickler, the minutes were adopted as read. Mr. Gary Faust of The An- dalusia Star News came before Council to ask if Florala would like to have an ad in The An- dalusia Star News as last year. Council advised Mr. Faust to take pictures of Lake Jackson and go ahead with the ad at $140.00 for one half page. Motion was made by Hutchin- son and seconded by Mickler. All in favor. Next, Council discussed the matter of reset of salary for Mayor and Council for the next administration. After discus- sion, salary remains as same. Council asked that Ed Davis and C. E. Buffalow be contacted to attend the January 30, 1976 special meeting to discuss Post Office Building. Council asked that the May 1976, Municipal Convention in Birmingham, be discussed at the next meeting. chinson made a motion that WAGONS LIKE THESE crossing the Oregon Trail in Wyoming will leave Polk City, Florida, February 1, for a before any contractor doing 1,200-mile trek to Valley Forge, Pa. The pilgrimage, a project of the Pennsylvania Bicentennial Commission, will stop in 27 Florida towns. EVERYBODY IS TALKING the Bicentennial Wagon Train Pilgrimage to historic Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The pilgrimage will be comprised of five wagon trains, all accompanied by a Wagon Train Show. They are all headed for a reunion at Valley Forge on July 4, 1976. A colorful train of covered wagons left Polk City, Florida early Sunday (February 1) for a 1,200 - mile Bicentennial trek to Valley Forge, Pa. The wagons are the Florida contingent of the Bicentennial Wagon Train Pilgrimage to Pennsylvania. They will include a Conestoga wagon and a chuck wagon representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a Prairie Schooner from Florida, and a number of privately-owned wagons. The wagonee/'s will encamp in 27 Florida communities as they head north during the next five weeks• At each encampment they will stage a lively Bicentennial musical produced especially for the pilgrimage by the Theater Arts Department of Pennsylvania State University• The encampments and shows are open to the public. Admission is free. , The covered wagons, authentic replicas of the ones that carried pioneer families west in the 1800s, are carrying to Valley Forge scrolls on which thousands of Floridians have repledged their commitment to the principles on which the nation was founded. The scrolls will be preserved at the historic park. The pilgrimage is an official bicentennial project of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is rolling with the cooperation and support of a National Equine Advisory Council, which represents the nation's organized horsemen. Mrs. Shirley Craycraft, of Marianna, and Mrs. Kathy Beniot, of Panama City, co-chairman for the pilgrimage in Florida, said a number of communities are planning festive receptions for the Wagon Train. Participants assembled January 31 at the Starling Ranch, which is on Route 33, about two miles north of Interstate 4, near Polk City. A send-off celebration Saturday afternoon included the Wagon Train Show, the Polk County Medicine Show, a local Bicentennial project and other local entertainment. Anita Bryant, Florida's best known hostess, emceed the program. Dr. William Adams, executive director of the Bicentennial Commission of Florida was on hand to see the wagons off. Local veterans served a barbecue. After an early breakfast and prayer service Sunday morning, the wagoneers headed north. They camped Sunday night at the Bronson Ranch, on Route 33 north of Polk City. The train camped in Groveland on Monday (February 2), in Orange County's Trimble Park, on Tuesday and will camp at the Sewell Ranch in Umatilla on Wednesday and Thursday. A similiar train of 20 wagons, which travelled across nine northwest States last summer and fall, captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of Americans. That train will continue east from Fort Laramie, in March. A Southwest train of 12 wagons left Southern California this month and is crossing Arizona. Another train of five wagons left Houston, Tex., Jan. 4. The Florida train and one that left Shreveport, La., January 16 will meet the Texas train in Tennessee in April. Other trains will leave the Great Lakes States and The Eastern Seaboard States in April and May. The emcampmcnts each evening give people in the host communities a chance to meet the wagoneers, look over the wagons, watch the feeding and grooming of the horses, and see the Wagon Train Show. In most communities, local dance groups, bands and other entertainers augment the officail show. The wagoneers turn in early. They get-up about 6 a.m., eat breakfast, harness their horses and are on the road by 8 a.m. They travel about 20 miles each day, usually on secondary roads and trails. Where possible, they follow historic trails. The logistics of the Wagon Train Pilgrimage are incredible. Each state is supplied with a wagon which is au the ntic accept for its steel axles, roller bearings and hard-rubber tires. Teams of horses and official outriders are provided through a horse chairman in each state. An Aero-Mayflower Company moving van accompanies each train, carrying a portable stage, lighting and sound equipment for the show, wagon parts, hay and horse feed. Community organizations along the Florida route will provide the wagoneers with dinner each evening. The pilgrimage has grown on the strength of participation in each State. Anyone with a wagon and team or a horse is welcome to ride along for a day or a week as it rolls toward Valley Forge. The wagons will be displayed at Valley Forge for the summer while the Wagon Train Show is performed there twice a day. The Florida schedule includes: January 31 - South of Polk City 0-4 & 33); February 1 - North Polk Co.; Groveland; Trimble Park (Tangerine); Sewall Ranch (Umatilla) ; Lake Bryant Fish Camp; Lake Eaton Youth Conservation Camp; Orange Springs; Hawthorne; Graham; Lake~Butler; Osceola National Forest; White Springs (Stephen Foster Memorial); Live Oak; Suwannee River State Park; Greenville; Monticello (Aucilla); Waukeenah (El Destino Plantation); Tallahassee (Leon Co. Fairgrounds); Appalachicola National Forest (267 crossing); Hosford Fire Tower Liberty Co.; Blountstown; Cypress (1-10 & 275); Marianna (Jackson Co. Fairgrounds); Chipley;Westville (City Auditorium); Glendale (Glendale School); Paxton (Paxton City Hall); and March 6 - crosses into Alabama at Florala. People of the Florala-Paxton areas will be especially privileged as Wagon Train #4, originating in Polk City, Florida, will camp at the Paxton Welcome Station on the evening of March 5 with Paxton Ruritans as hosts. As the Wagon Train enters the State of Alabama on the morning of March 6, Mayor Joe R. Evans and members of the Fiorala City Council are planning the "red carpet treatment" for the group with a special program and welcome to be held at Lake Jackson State Park about 8:00 a.m. with a parade through the downtown area around 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. as the Wagon Train heads out for the next encampment on the outskirts of Andalusia. work for the City could bepaid, that a full inspection of the job be made by the City's Build- ing Inspector and a report of said job to be given to Council. Motion seconded by Jones and carried with all in favor. There being no further business to come before Coun- :i~¸ 7/?i:/ ; ili fi¸ i: i~ii. 'iL, '/ ~, FARMERS, TOO -- A number of farmers' wives, most of whom are responsible for the end of the farm operation, were among those taking part in the 1976 Farm Management on the Auburn University campus January 27-28. They included two Florala and Paxton Sally R. Merrifield, second from left, and Joy Mathis, who chat with R. Stacey Bullock gomery, left, and Dr. Julian Holmes, right, Auburn University Extension Service resource ment specialist who was a speaker on the program The workshop, attended by about 100 farm managers and lending agency representatives, was sponsored by Auburn University Alabama Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Former Laurel Hill Resident Passes Away FHS Cage Report Next; Council discussed pay- Marvin Philhps passed away ment of previous bids paid by in a DeRidder, Louisiana hos- the City. Councilwoman Hut- pital, January 2.9, 1976. He was a former reside,t of Lau- rel Hill, Florida, tlaving moved to DeRidder with his family in 1924, where he made his home until his death. Survivors are his wife, Oc- cie Rogers Phillips; three sons, Johnnie of DeRidder, Porter and Preston of Pasadena, Texas; WITH DAVE GARNER three daughters, Rose Rogers During the past week, Janu- out on the court in the of Hallsville, Texas, Marie ary 26-30, the Florala Wild- quarter and opened up cil, a motion was made by Hut- Mucha of Villa Park, Illinois, cats were on the road /or two lead High scoring by chinson and seconded by Jo- Jean Hale of Huntsville, Ala- away games, one at Samsonand was to be the story as nes to adjourn. All in favor. The next meeting will be a spe- cial meeting, January 30, 1976, at I0 a.m., Florala City Hall. bama; one brother, Wheeler Phillips of Laurel Hill, Flo- rida; one sister, Ahce Averitt of Sylvester, Georgia. one at Opp. The mighty 'Cats played first at Samson and play they did. The fired-up Wildcats came MACARTHUR STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE Business Education instructors, Mrs. Ann Bruce, Mrs. Edwina Gaskin, (formerly of Florala and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sims), and Mr. Percy Dyess plan their schedule for the spring quarter which begins on March 15.~ Training in General Clerical, Stenography, and Accounting is offered to business education students. Students in the General Clerical program of study may work toward a Diploma while students in Stenography and Accounting may earn a Diploma or an Associate in Applied Technology Degree. fly by Barb Baker breezed to an easy 53-19 time lead. After some by head mentor Geor ter, the 'Cats came out to for the third quarter where pulled out an 81-29 lead. III final period the starters [ rest and the 'Cats slowed slightly as they only points. The end rala 95 to Samson's 46. point man for Florala was lie Williams with 25 After the Samson romp, rala traveled to Opp the night. The 'Cats had a rougher time in this they only led by a slim 2 at the half, 32-30. Once everyone was looking for famed Wildcat 3rd quarter plosion but it did not Opp cut Florala's lead to point by the end of the In the 4th quarter the works started as Florala scored Opp 19-15 to a close one by a 65. Johnny James was high the 'Cats with 20 points. note on the Opp game. has faced Opp four times year and has won 3 of 4. record is now 14-4 and $ those 4 loses were to NEXT WEEK: Geneva Brockton, Pleasant rues. Rescue Squad Report The Tri-City Rescue Squad made 9 runs the past week anc added 285 miles to ambulances and consumed 21 man hours Residents of Florala calling for service were Donald Da- niel taken to Florala Memorial Hospital from the old ice plant; Berry C. Maloy to Mizell Me- morial in Opp; Mrs. Dona Bar- net from home, Route 2, Flo- rala to Dr. W. D. Potter's of- fice; Roxie Dennard to Friend- ship Funeral Home; J. D. Sel- tars from Florala Memorial to his home; Eula Thomas, Route 5, DeFuniak Springs to Walton County Hospital; Milton Owens, Lockhart to Mizell Memorial; Mrs. Sowell, Paxton to Florala Memorial; Mrs. Lloyd Willis Alabama Poultry Industry Association Members of the are still in need equip the house trailer theY1 now occupying. good used furniture mind donating, please any member of the help will be most AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SPRINGTIME EGG FESTIVAL The Poultry and Egg National Board reports that eggs are more plentiful now and w, ry good buys. For this reason they haw designated this season for the "Springtime Egg Festival." We hope that the following recipe suggestion will BARB help you to enjoy the goodness ot eggs and put BAKER springtime in your meals. Barbecued Omelet 4 drops Tabasco 2 drops garlic juice t4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter ~: >::from Mizell Memorial to home in Crestview, Florida. Need Stumps Removed From Yards 2 eggs, slightly beaten 2 tablespoons water 4 drops fiquid smoke or Trees Cut And Removed Fl'om Pecan Orchards? Phone 222- 2192 To Prepare: Mix eggs, water, liquid smoke, Tabasco, garlk juice and.salt with fork. Heat butter in omelet pan (8-inch) just hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Pour egg mixture into pan. Eggs will set at edges immedi- ately. Cook over glowing coals, shaking pan rapidly back and forth or in circular motion. With spatula or fork draw cooked portions at edges toward .'enter so that uncooked portions flow to bottom. Keep omelet relati,,ely flat. When eggs are set and surface is still moist, fold or roll omelet and slide onto serving plate. Makes one ser~dng. A.I=. TOMPKINS ANDALUSIA, ALABAMA