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tOY -TOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• JBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1972 By: IDennls Peele mid '" ..Ben Baldwin" WE WOUL[) i, IKE ,o extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Huey Milton and family in their hour of sorrow. OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO: - All those who contributed so much - cars, trailers, mate- rials, and labor - to make the big Homecoming Parade a great success. Their efforts were greatly appreciated. - Mr. Sam Pridgen, a Walton County Commissioner, for the' w6rk that is being done in our school track area. -The Walton Middle School marching band for leading the homecoming parade. They add- ed so very much. - Mr. Tommy Mathis and Mr. Otis Mathis for allowing us to use their building to construct and store the floats for the homecoming parade. SPOTTED & JOTTED AT HOMECOMING - Mrs. Rosemary McHenryand Mrs. Twinette Thorn riding with the "seniors of '84" in the parade. - Steve Mixson and Mike Flem- ing pick, trig up two poles from the FHA-FFA float. -Napkins flying in the wind from the sophomore float. - Connie Adams waving a boat paddle in the air. - Mike Pridgen keeping a fero- cious tiger, alias Melinda Shear, in a cage. Pauline Donner and some 8th graders making pink tissue flowers for the journalism truck. Pam Thorn, Randy Huckaba, Karen Woodall, and Kathy Mc- Intosh riding the Beta Club float and holding onto a big black pot. It was a Ben Bald- win's creation. - Cindy and Sadie Frazier wearing tiger suits at the big ball game. Virginia McClellan and Sandra Smith selling popcorn. A lot of people at the dance. - Danny Thomas' snakeskin shirt. -Those nervous homecoming attendants and their escorts. Our congratulations to Queen Melissa Thorn and her escourt. - Alumni and friends greeting each other at the big game. A few spotted were Barbara Ballard, Debra Cuddy, Jerry PAGE ? YEOMAN THIRD CLASS PETTY OFFICER DONALD W. NALL, United States Navy, was promo- ted to Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer in ceremonies recently at Naval Air Facility China Lake, California. Donald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nail of Route 1, Oak Lawn, DeFuntak Springs and is married to the former Mary Campbell of Castro Valley, California. Donald completed recruit training in the summer of 1968 at Naval Training Center, San Diego, California and was trans- ferred to Anti-Submarine Fighter Squadron One, (VSF-1)for sea duty. While attached to VSF-1, Donald toured the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic touring countries of Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Great Britian. After the decommissioning of VSF-1D Donald was transferred to Attack Squadron One Fifty- Two (VA-152) at Naval Air Station Almeda, California. While attached to VA-152 Donald toured Rio de Janiero, Brazil, the Western PacLfi% Viet Nam, Tokyo, Japan and the Republic of the Philippines. After two years and one month of sea duty Donald returned to the United States for shore duty at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Five, Naval Air Facility, China Lake, California, where he and his wife reside. PVT. FRANKLIN COMPLETES ARMY TRAINING Army Private Rodger D. and Yvonne Andrews, Ernest Franklin, 17, son of Mr. and P$ 1972 HOMECOMING QUEEN AND COURT, are from and Bonita Jordon, and former Mrs. Leon L. Franklin, Lock- ~:~, Peggy Brown, Steve Mixon, Jerri Nobles, Harold Thorn, Queen, Dennis Poole, Sissy Nogar, Ben Baldwin, and'De-Bobcat coach, Mr. Philip An- hart, Alabama, recently com- bra Walden. jura L~.e Miller, Roger Paul, Jerry Lindner, Melissa derson, pleted eight weeks of advanced CONGRATULATIONS to our individual training at the U. S. i i Army Armor Center, Ft. Knox, mighty Bobcats for that wonder- Kentucky. ful victory over the Freeport During the training, students Bulldogs last Tuesday night, learn the duties of a tankcrew- ~riday night Paxton's Coaches Tom Pittman and man, including the firing of the |l~layed great home- Edwin Thorn of New Harmony. escorted by Roger Paul, were hot, represented the Junior Larry Geoghagan were all tank's armament and small t~againstSamson s Sissy Nogar, escorted by Den- Senior Class attendants. Jerri Class. Debra Walden escorted smiles. nis Poole, and Corn Lee Miller, Nobles, escorted by Harold Tal- by Ben Baldwin, was Sophomore weapons. They also receive L,15"game startedoff m ~ ~u mmnmmmn~mln u Class attendant, and Peggy WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF instruction in field radio opera- r~, s events. The baby ~l,X~ught a great battle, Brown, escorted by Steve YOU WERE RIDING ON A lion, map reading and tank r'~ers kept the scoreSENIORS OF THE WEEK Mixon, was the attendant from HOMECOMING FLOATANDIT maintenance andrepair. the Freshmen Class. STARTED TO FALL APART?Pvt. Franklin entered the |all through the game. ~!°ftenhadtiescores, ~ ~y Following the crowningcere- JO WILLIAMS - wonder what Army last July and completed L~r two point leads Dennis Run mony, the Varsity BOBCATS I did to deserve this.basic training at Fort Ord, ~*~e.r side. Finally, took on Samson's previously DENNIS POOLE '- l would whip California. |builtr "unUteup Of a plaY3 pointthe POO[~ R ~ ~ k | II was°nce-beatenreally TigerS.a thrillerThe gamein the Glu-all.°ut my trusty bottle of Elmer's ralaHeHighiS a 1971 graduate of FlO-school. ~eld on to win the first half with the BOBCATS BEN BALDWIN - I'd glue it re." Phillin Wbitting- holding a slim lead. In the back together. FT. KNOX ~ - • second half the BOBCATS came PAULINE DONNER - Put it SCorer tossing m on strong, establishing a 13 all together. TRAINING FINISHED point lead and keeping it. Final score was 58-45. Corrigan Campbell led the BOBCATS, tossing for 16 points, followed by Earl Ashley with 14. BERNARD JONES - Nothing at all. TOMMY HOLLEY- With my magnetic personality, it wouldn't fall apart. DANNY THOMAS - Let it fall, ht at 4t 4t 4t 4t at 1972 HOMECOMING I rnission time- the- the new 1972 Home- en took vlace. Last Mrs Yvonne An- honor. Mrs. An- BY PVT. FRANKLIN Army Private Donnie L. Franklin, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon L. Franklin, Lock- hart, Alabama, recently com- pleted eight weeks of advanced individual training at the U. S. Army Armor Center, Ft. Knox, Kentucky. During the training, students learn the duties of a tank crew- man, including the firing of the tank's armament and small weapons. They also receive instruction in field radio oper- ation, map reading and tank maintenance and repair. Pvt. Franklin entered the Army last August and was last stationed at Ft. Ord, Califor- nia. He is a 1971 graduate of Florala High School. ROSS WRIGHT COMPLETES EIGHT WEEKS TRAINING Pvt. Ross Wright, Jr., 18, whose parents live at 907 Hughes Street, Florala, Alabama, re- cently completed eight weeks of advanced individual training at the U. S. Army Armor Cen- ter, Ft. Knox, Kentucky. During the training, students learn the duties of a tank crew- man, including the firing of the tank's armament and small weapons. They also receive in- struction in field radio opera- tion, map reading, and tank maintenance and repair. Pvt. Wright entered the Army last August and completed Ba- sic Training at Fort Ord, Ca- lifornia. He was graduated from Flu- rain High School in 1971 and was employed at Staggers IGA Store in Paxton before entering the Army. I!eSCorted by her rv Andrews. She ssa Thorn, esc6~- -Y Lindner, 1972 NUeen Melissa is of Mr. and Mrs. !~I~G PARADE ~E~OMING ~l~rade! That was the ~tl be heard at school Iir~~' Paxton's Home- e got underway ~ternoon with lay- rated floats., Tahse I ¢l~°rated floats - l~he Florida Welcome t~) Were escorted by tu the Fla.-Ala. line. a ltighway Patrol car ~t led the proces- "~e C' ~, ~ty of Florala. [:tY 15 floats were ~the parade. They t~ organizations, ~l'~'~ther team boost- • ~.T~' ~clUded the Student "~1 ~(a Club, Senior . • ~0r Class, Sopho- " ~,Freshmen Class, |~,~e Cheerleaders, lf~ayers FFA-FHA, I ", rga;'ten Class. rzt rest and school ~4~0tivated from ,par- It~. Sl~ectators alike. R Our special senior this week is Dennis Poole. Dennis is a native of Florala, Alabama. He stands 5'10" tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has luscious dark hair and matching brown eyes. Dennis resides with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ferrin Poole, of New Har- mony. He has one brother, Ed- sel, a '68 Paxton graduate and now a senior at Florida State University. In addition, Dennis has a sister, Mrs. John D. Whittington, of Clear Springs, also a former Paxton student. If it is a nice warm day, Dennis can be found participat- ing in his favorite past time sport - motorcycle riding. Dennis says that his favorite colors are green and red. The Christmas season is his favo- rite time of year/: The song he likes best is "Finding Out About You" by Bad Finger. Dennis says-that what he wants most out of life is to be rich and then give all his money away to the poor. When asked who his special hero was, Den- nis replied, "Mickey Mouse, because I love his black fluffy ears!" Dennis said if he could do One of the jolliest, unsinka- bliest, guys at Paxton is Randy Rankiu. Randy can cheer up even the dullest moment with his smooth style and keen wit. Randy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Rankin of Paxton. Even though Randy was born in Florala, he and his family have ventured to France and Ger- many. This is because his father is a retired Air Force Tech-Sargeant. We're glad the Rankins returned to Paxton after Mr. Rankin's retirement. Mr. Rankin is now employed with a local gas company. Rand's birth is unique in that he was born on Christ- mas day, seventeen years ago. Since then, Randy has grown to be a handsome young athlete, almost six feet tall. Randy says that his favorite class Is P, E. and he makes good use of it. Randy is an important forward for the fighting BOBCATS. He's also a terrific softball player in the summer league. Randy hopes to make sports a career, either playing major league baseball or coaching. Also, sports activities take up a lot of Randy's sparetime. If there's a game on TV, Randy's usually ~b" Rice with meat ,n that we'll be hearing a lotabout ~im in the future. Vince Lom- I F" ~s, carrot sticks, "If Patrick Henry thought bardi should look out! "" |,~-~ Peanut butter- that taxation without repre- ,-.-," rUrabread, butter ~~ 'sentation was so terrible, he The world's strongest creature, ~beeued pork on should see it ~ith all this the Catholic Digest claims, is ~m"l ~ans let~uce-to- modern day representation." the ant. It is capable of piqking [:~l~ineapple tidbits, -- John W. Moore, Plains, up a load 50 times heavier than I~, ~ailk. ITex ~ Record. itself. STEVEN GEOHAGAN anything he wanted, he would there to see it. COMPLETES BASIC I t!h Mounrs Vo-Ag like to visit the Grand Canyon Randy is also a member of IN KENTUCKY • COnstructing some on his motorcycle. There he the Paxton Baptist Church and [~Sale tofarmers could enjoy his favorite food - sings in the popular youth choir. Army Private StevenM. Geo- these consist of Kellogg's Corn Flakes and When asked about his dislikes, hagan, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. re tubing for the strawt)erry milk. he said that he did not like ~hadrick M. Geohagan, Route One, Florala, Alabama, com- ~lded steel wire Dennis claims that hismain snobbish people. ' ""''"UN~ pleted eight weeks of basic ~,Stheframe. They ambition in life is to be a We asked Randy some'other .... ~ ....... [~t:UCted and braced "superstar'. His future plans questions about himself - he training at the U. S. Army ~ Y: The wire is include attending OWJC. After informed us that he likes ham- Training Center, Armor, Ft. i~ qed Mr Mount graduating from there, hehopes burgers, steaks and pizza. His Knox, Kentucky. ~t;ea Ca'tea may be to go to FSU and study ocean- favorite musical group is He received instruction in ography. He says that he wants Rare Earth and the CCR. His I¢: Yone, The pur- drill and ceremonies, weapons, ~r~s $I.00 per foot. to explore the Great Barrier sports idol is none other than map reading, combat tactics, ['rated should con- Reef. Dennis Peele, a funlivin¢ "Pistol Pete" Mavarich and military courtesy, militaryjus- ~t o [~s~r WYmanRus- guy, seems to have everything Jerry West. Randy has traveled tice, first aid, and army history [ 'uent. it takes to make it. We'll miss to 3'/ states and visited several and traditions. him at Paxton next year, but different countries. Pvt. Geohagan is a 19,70 gra- I~?lJ we know that the world is gain- Randy has certainly seen a duate of Florala High School, ing another great personality, lot of the world and we know and attended Lurleen B. Wal- lace State Junior College. ; tl "Nipping him in the bud von't stop the blooming idiot.' ARE YOU IN THE DARK about locating ALL your income tax deduc- tions? Then relax! If you pay by check your stubs provide all the evidence that will enable you to pay exactly what you owe, no more and no less. And if you don't, for your own proteo tion you would be wise to open a checking account before another day goes by. 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