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- SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ~UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 L LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 101 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATIONS YEAR NUMBER 50 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1972 10 PER SINGLE COPY Jus' Ramblin - BY. LUCILE g. WOOOttAM McRAE getting all rea- in a big way I am en- the candidates people. Some i time - others at The Flo- all are enjoyable e. ve have known Sol than any of the says "Elect me Tuesday at our office he md Merle that he retire and "die" would happen to lUit working. And I want to women's to bet before that in 1970 deaths from ~s in Covington next highest one ailment. That Heart causes In Ala- were 17,384 and blood 'n , ext highest was ,863 deaths; 2,433 s; 1,005 of pneu- diabetes and 201 disease. Every in Alabama is diseases, ac- Alabama Heart from the Flo- will have road- from 10 until funds for If you're not the streets to this cause then to Bob is serving as PREDICTION that be the nora- tic con- Beach this historian sees for chaos convention Chances are 3 in the active can- up enough sup- Beach to pull T--IE GROUP pictured above attended the Alabama Peanut Club meeting in Dothan Tuesday night, February 1, 1972. These Covington County farmers plus 19 others produced over 3,000 pounds of peanuts per acre on their entire peanut acreage in 1971. Pictured above are Terry Lansdon, Gene Wiggins, R A "Pete" Riley, Charles Lawson, Pete McGee, Wayne Kelley, James Laird, Wedsel Dunn, WiLlie L. Godwin, Reuben TiHman, J. B. Eason, Nolan Laird, Marvin E. MiLls, Morgan Roclgers, Lloyd Rodgers, W. H "Be" Kinard, Robert E. Under and Donald Nail. i i i I I I JACK GOOLSBY, centel', president of the Covington Count), Farm l~reau, congratulates Bill Godwin, Jr., left and Wayne Kelley following their selection as semi-finalists in the Outstanding Young Farm Family program. The top family will be selected in November at the Alabama Farm Bureau Federatlon's Annual meeting. See story inside. Party together. biographer ' ranklin D. Roo- F. Kennedy es- Ices the conven- break apart at not say expli- other chance, 10, is that the The main objective of the turn to Senator Regional Planning and develop- of Mass- said "A remar- of people, from type to young thinking and as a pre- y." He thinks can- serve to "bring black who system." WATCH to see saw his sha- Most people 'groundhog but I In him. The le- and his I can assure Day remains an are heard seriously and that if the old there will weeks of winter. Old beliefs and fallen victim Cult of skep- in the minor miracle the ground- to survive. rnputer could be ) debunk it in a tes. But, on the nature has legends - par- like Ground- a down-to- Provide a link and more easily St. Scientific fact, ill never be able weather sate- if sate- enjoy the dis- a legend as prognosti- in Mr. B't let those upset you - believing in - like I PAGE 5 ment commission of Dothan, Alabama is to break the "Bot- tle neck" of unemployment in the seven south Alabama counties for all age brackets, according to Robert McVety, city plan- ner of the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Develop- ment Commission. McVety outlined the overall plans of the Regional Plan- ning and development com- mission to the Florala Lions Club Tuesday night. To create more jobs for the area, according to McVety, more industries were planned for the Andalusia and Opp, Ala- abama area, which in turn would provide job opportunities for those in the Florala and im- mediate area. Florala's City Planning and Development Com- mission, recently created, is headed by Lewis Eiland as chairman. Also on hand for the meeting was Lions District Gov- ernor lke Symes of Mobile who reported to the Club that the Alabama Lions Sight Conser- vation Project had spent three times the amount in sight con- servation in the South Alabama area since July than during pre- vious period of 1970-71 FHSTO HOST CAGE TOURNEY FEBRUARY 22.24.25 Florala High School will host the Class 2-A, Area 3 basket- ball tournament this year. The tournament will be played on Tuesday, Thursday and Fri- day nights, February 22, 24,. and 25. The first round of games will be played on Tues- day night. There will be three games. At 5:00, Tuesday, Feb- ruary 22, Slocomb will play Samson. At 6:30 Kinston Nays CON~NEED TO PAGE 5 \ . . LOU~ LOWERY. I.M.B. 'qKE" SYMES. JACK RHOADPR .. LEWIS EILAND, ROBERT McVETY HEART FUND ROADBLOCK FEBRUARY 19, 1972 DID YOU KNOW THAT COV- INGTON COUNTY alone had 264 Cardio-Vascular deaths in 19707 Every second death in Alabama is caused by heart disease. In an effort to raise funds to combat the disease, the Florala High School cheerleaders will establish roadblocks at strate- gic points into Florala between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Saturday. GIVE . . . THE HEART YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN. HAVE A HEART GIVE TO THE HEART FUND AGRI-RAMA BIG SUCCESS. The first annual Agri-Rama sponsored by Zorn Brothers, Inc. of Florala and Loci