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!©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCT!ON, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. L.~. _ 05S In District missioner's r L. liarrell is stepping the Democratic Committee Meeting in Andalusia Saturday, February 14. Lewis feels that he is well qualified for this position and rala as President of the Flo- rala City School Board of Edu- cation. Presently, he is pre- sident of the Pee Wee Foot- ball Association, City of Flu- CANDIDATES LINE UP TO QUALIFY. Fourteen candidates qualified Saturday at the Covington County Democratic Committee meeting. In above photo, Com- mittee Chairman James Prestwood accepts papers from the candidates. Standing from left are Trent Lewis, Ray Bozeman, Murland Smith, Wead Hicks, Political ring for the ask voters to allow him the rala and is active on thecoach- Seeking the office privilege to serve in this capa- ing staff of Little League Base- ~ ,~, of the Board Corn- city for a second term.ball, basketball and football. ct 3, Covington Lewis worked in the Avon- Maraman is the son of Al- to theMay4and dale Shipyard in New Orleans bert Maraman of Georgiana, Primaries. for a number of years prior to Alabama and the late Mrs. Eva Served his country "Id War lland theKo' :t and has since been 17 years with the meat of Con- spending most of the Covington Coun- he knows some- needs of this coun- s that this experience en- serve the peo- as commis- 3. is married to the for- Mac Black, a native and they Their son, graduate of Florala and is a Vietnam is kept busy as- with their 160 on Route and also leases groves. Ca- graduate, is mar- Coon and they home in Crestview. Is a sophomore age 10, is grade at W. S. rt. Promises to give the To page 6 is once again candidacy to serve of the Board of Commission, tying qualified at page 9 being elected to the District 3 Commission post and was a valued employee of the City of Florala, serving as Street Su- perintendent for four years. During his early years, he was in the farming and dairy bus- iness. Much of his farm land lies within the city limits of Florala. Lewis has had exten- sive training in construction and is adept with operation of heavy equipment. Mr. Lewis is a Mason and is active in church affairs as well as all civic affairs. He was born and reared in Florala and married the former Maudie Johnson, affectionately called "Mag" by her many friends. Kendall Maraman, Covington County native, born in Lock- hart, Alabama, is announcing his candidacy for the office of Covington County Commis- sioner, District 3. Maraman, a newcomer to politics, is a graduate of Geor- giana High School and holds a certificate in Business Law from Cornell University. He has clone an indepth study of the Grid Concept of Management and has attended siminars deal- ing with this concept in Mobile, Alabama. Maraman has a keen interest in the youth of Covington Coun- ty, being the father of two sons. and has served the City of Flu- Davis Maraman and grandson of the Reverend V. D. Maraman of Route One, Opp, and the late Mrs. Maraman and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert (Hub) and Lena Davis of Florala. He is Cont. To page 6 T. lvey Powell has qualified and is seeking his fourth term as member of Covington County Commission, District 3, and will be actively campaigning in the days and weeks ahead to see as many voters as possible. Powell was elected over six opponents in 1960; over two, without a run-off in 1964 and 1968, but did not run for re- election in 1972. Powell is a successful and prominent farmer in the Yellow River Tower Area and feels that he can continue to serve his sons in an advisory capacity and serve the people of Covington County as a full time com- missioner, as well. Powell continues to live within two miles of where he was born and reared. He is very active in all affairs of the county, as well as in his home community. Powell says that he would surely like to serve as a mem- ber of the Covington County Commission and promises to give his personal attention to Cont. To page 5 ty P FOSTER WEED, chief clerk in the Probate office, notarizes qualifying papers during Saturday mornings' Demo meeting in Andy. Assisting are (from left) Marion Lloyd, Chairman, Board of Registrars, Covington County; Clyde Love, Judge of Intermmediate Court, Covington County; Weed; and Leland Enzor, Probate Judge. Lloyd Rogers, W. W. Harper, Kendall Maraman, Leland Enzor, Billy Hughes, T. lvey Powell, a Mr. Davis, and Walt Harrell. Seated are Prestwood, Jerry Adams, and Hiram Pitts. Mamie Petrey Bl.ue Ribbon Winner FLORALA'S OWN MAMIE PETREY was the winner of a Blue Ribbon and a cash prize in the Fort Walton Beach 17th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibit of the Arts and Design Society. The very personable Mrs. Petrey won with her entry in oils of potted, pink geraniums. Said Mrs. Petrey - "I was stunned to win with my simple little picture of gera- niums when there were big paintings priced $500 and above hanging by the side of mine, done by artists who make their living painting." However, one of the judges said that the geranium leaves looked so real that one wanted to reach out and touch to see if they weren't in fact, real. Mrs. Petrey held a geranium leaf in her hand while doing the painting. Mrs. Petrey had the honor of attending the "exclusive preview showing" of the Arts Exhibit on Friday evening, the thirteenth of February, from eight to ten o'clock at the Sheraton Miramar Motel, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. This truly remarkable lady has really excelled in the art of painting since her retirement from teaching school, only just a few short years ago. This is the second time she has won the blue ribbon for her art work in the Fort Walton show. There were five categories of entry - oils, acrylics, pastels, pen and ink, and sculpture. First and Second Prize ~nd Honorable Mention were given in each cate- gory, Mrs. Petrey's only son, Paul Petrey, Jr., is a very successful Doctor of Dental Medicine in Fort Walton and in recent years, was elected to the Okaloosa School Board. 441 To Meet OES #441 will hold their regular monthly meeting Thursday night, February 19 at 7:30 p.m., in the Masonic Hall. All members are urged to attend. Chapel Hill Schedules Film "A Thieft in the Night':, a most exciting Christian film, will be shown Saturday night, February 21 at 7 o'clock at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Since Gods method is men, we have dedicated our lives to sharing our gifts with others to introduce them to a new life in Jesus Christ, says the church pastor, the Reverend William Aplin. Everyone is invited to come and join in this worship ser- vice. THE POLITICAL SCENE IN COVINGTON COUNTY opened Saturday morning with the Democratic Committee setting qualifying fees for Commissioners, Probate Judge, Constables, and two members of the Board of Education. Breaking with tradition, the Committee set a qualifying fee for the Board of Education candidates. In previous years no fee was required for persons who wished to seek membership on the Board. Members are paid no salaries. In most cases, each district had only one candidate for that office, a "gentlemen's agreement" sort of race. The Committee stated that setting a qualifying fee would discourage some undesirable persons who might seek election to this ever increasing important board dealing with education in Covington County. With this in mind, the Committee set a qualifying fee of $100.00. Districts that have openings this year are Districts 1 and 2. The Committee raised qualifying fees for all offices. Probate Judge candidates will pay $400.00 to qualify, an increase of $100.00 from 6 years ago. Commissioner candidates will pay $50.00 more, bringing that fee to $200.00. Constables will pay $100.00 to qualify. Members also voted to double their salaries, when monies are available. They will receive $20.00 each meeting. Probate Judge Leland Enzor qualified for re-election. He is seeking his fourth 6-year term. All incumbent commissioners are seeking re-election - Florala's and Lockharrs Trent Lewis, Andalusia's Wead Hicks, Opp's Jerry Adams, Red Level's Tot Maynard, and Commission Chairman Hiram Pitts. Opposing Lewis at press time Wednesday, was a former Commissioner, T. lvey Powell, Walt Harrell and Kendall Maraman. Qualifying with the State for Circuit Judge was Murland Smith, seeking his fourth 6-year term, and Ray Bozeman, seeking his third 6-year term as Circuit Clerk. At noon Wednesday, Commissioner Wead Hicks of District 2, Andalusia, had drawn no opposition. District l's (Opp) incumbent Commissioner Jerry Lewis, had drawn opposition from W. W. Harper. Red Level (District 4) Commissioner Maynard had not qualified at press time, but has announced he would seek re-election. If he does qualify he will face Jerry Cook, Billy Hughes, Lloyd Rogers, and a Mr. Davis in that race'. Candidates have until 5 p.m. March 19, to qualify for Democratic and Republican offices. Primaries are set for May 4 and May 25, with November 2 set for the General Election. Those elected will begin their terms January 17, 1977. The Z4th of June committee met in regular session Mon- day night with a good turn out, but the rest of you people who want to help plan the 106th an- nual celebration, come on down next Monday night at the Lodge. The theme we are using this year will follow right along with the national theme, which is "The Spirit of '76". It was decided that this year, concerning the beauty contest, there will be no restrictions pertaining to where the appli- cant must live. Mrs. Martha Byrd reported that there is money available froin Montgomery to help fin- ance celebrations this year, since this year is the nation's 200th birthday and we are ap- plying for our share. Remember Civic Clubs, we are looking for your ideas, so please get them in early. Once again, let me remind you that this year the main ce- lebration will be held on Sa- turday, the 26th, but all dur- ing the week before, some type of event will be going on.