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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS''IHURSDAY, FEBIgJARY 19, e, ! FLORALA GARDEN CLUB BUSINESS SESSION gets underway at the Thursday afternoon meet- ing. Pictured, from left, President Vera Whiddon, Program Leader Myra Nell Mickelson, Mrs. Bessie Flournny, and Secretary Mrs. A. C. Sellars. GARDEN CLUB WOMEN discuss bicentennial program in the home of Mrs. Juanita Radford. Seated, from left, Mrs. Ernes- tine Howell, Mrs. Sadie Moon, and Mrs. Betty Hooten. Garden Club Enjoys Bicentennial Oriented ram Members of the Florala Gar- den Club enjoyed a bicenten- nial oriented program at the home of Mrs. Juanita Radford with Mrs. Vassie Kimbrell serving as. co-hostess on Thursday afternoon, February lZ. As soon as all the guests ar- rived, many of them dressed in the bicentennial colors of red, white and blue, the hostess ser- ted a most attractive plate consisting of delicious congeal- ed fruit salad, tuna sandwich- es, roasted nuts, crackers, pumpkin bread and coffee. A beautiful rose floral pattern in Judson china was used in serv- ing. Plates were adorned with a miniature USA flag and every- one was given bicentennial nap- kins in red, white and blue, centered with the Liberty Bell and the nation's birthday- - 1776 lettered in gold. Decorations especially note- worthy were a bicentennial cen- ter piece on the dining table using the Liberty Bell and the nations' birthday (1776-1976) - the work of Mrs. Lennie Har- rison and a bicentennial bou- quet arranged by Mrs. Metlar Sellars using red, white and blue chrysanthemums (the red and blue was sprayed on, but, nevertheless, made for a beau- CLUB WOMEN Myra Nell Mickelson and Mrs. Lennie Harri- son pose prettily with Mrs. Sellars bicentennial bouquet of red, white and blue chrysanthemums. All your electric appliances use energy. But how much some use, and how little others use in proportion, may surprise you. This list is based on aver- ages- typical amounts of elec- tridty used by various appliances in a year's ume. NatumUy, no tiful bouquet). A gorgeous ar- rangement of red and white va- rigated camellias centered the living room coffee table. The meeting was called to order by club president, Miss Vera Whiddon, who called on Mrs, A. C. Sellars to light the single bicentennial candle re- presenting "one nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for all." Mrs. Alberta Gam- ble led the bicentennial pray- er, remembering America- the land of the free and the home of the .brave and noting that it might be a good idea to change the wording of the song, "Happy Birthday America" and then proceeded to give new mem- bers a bicentennial quiz on the American Flag - what the stars stand for, the stripes, and who invented it, who sign- ed the Declaration of Indepen- dence, etc. When the new members rated so poorly on the quiz, the old members were asked to answer the questions and they didn't do much better. However, Mary Hooten was the last member standing and was the winner of a map of the USA. Someone recommended that Garden Club members might be well advised to take a short course in history in this, our bicentennial year, and in the meantime, they should stick to gardening. During the business session, secretary, Mrs. Sellars, read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved. Sadie Moon recommended that all members should began to root and pot plants to be auc- tioned off a little later in the year as a fund raising project . . not one plant but several from each member, tf the $100 dollar goal is to be reached. President Whiddon very re- gretedly read the resignation of Mrs. Georgia Matthews, who said that she was just associa- ted with too many clubs and since the Garden Club was the last one joined, she felt that it should be the one to drop. She wishes the club every success and stated that she had enjoyed her association with the club. Horticulturist, Mrs. Gamble reminded everyone that it was time to prune rose bushes and suggested fertilizing with a handful of bonemeal and stated that she gave her bushes a dose of Epson salts (1 tablespoon). Mrs. Gamble said March was the time to begin regularly fertilizing your roses. Now is the time to prune all shrubs with the possible exception of azaleas, which should be pruned after they bloom. While Mrs. Gamble had the floor, she reported onthe newly organized Lockhart Garden Club, noting their club was go- ing to give Florala some reM competition. Mrs. Gamble said that there were so many Lock- hart women who expressed a ' desire to belong to the clubthat : it looked like it would be neces- sary to organize still another club. The membership of the present one had to be cut off at 20, so that meetings could be THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE LADLES, says Sadie Moon with the held in the homes. However, ax and stakes. She very politely said "no thanks" to help offered Lockhart City Hall has al- by those standing around. Sadie was in charge of this project, ready been offered as a pos- sible meeting place for the la- The Public lnterest Alabama such list could be exact for everybody because no two appli- ances use exactly the same energy. And no two people have the same usage patterns. But, from this list, you can get an idea of where you use the most electricity, and where you can ~Ttcal monber o/ kdowatt-hours Item used yearly Air Ch'aner 216 -A O" condutonet; central (2 tons) 6; 200 - Au" c, mdUmlwl; central (21/2 tom) 6. 900 accomplish the most with strong- er energy management steps. For more information on managing the energy you use, ask at any Alabama Power office for our new brochure, "81 Ways to Control Your Eiectnc Bill." -Aw con&twnct; central (3 tons) ][elll t, M,xer Radw Radto/record player Range (wuh m,en) Range (with sell-clean m,en) l~e/r,gerator (G,m,entwnal) &nle Door (9 t,, 13 cubic [eet) Two Door (12 to 15 cubic jeer) Rejr*geratof (Frost-Free) Two Door (12 to 20 cubic/eet) Side-by-s,de (16 to 25 cubic feet) R~ )as I e r Sewt'ug mactmw Televisnm (black & white, tube type) Typical nu,nber of kilou, att -hours used yearly 13 86 109 1, 200 1,205 720 1, 200 L soo 2,16o 205 11 360 Televmbn (black & u'hue, s,,hd state) 120 Televiswn (cob,r, tube type) 660 Televmon (color, sohd state) 440 ~aster 3,9 Trash compactor 50 46 VaCHUDI cleaner Waffle baker 22 Washing machine (aut omatw ) 120 Waste d, sposer 36 Water heater (quick recovery) "4. 811 Lighting: Average annual hghtmg usage'vanes, perhaps more than the use o/any electric apphance. As a grade/or your own calcula- tio~ ten lO~watt bulbs hghted [or one hour use one kilowatt-hour. dies. Mrs. Gamble asked that members give this newly or- ganized club their full support and uphold them with their pray- ers. President Whiddon reminded members to think seriously on the selection of the Woman of the Year to be selected at the April meeting, and reminded everyone that the March meet- ing would be held in the home of Mrs. Louise Matthews with Mary Hooten as co-hostess. Irene Moore was named social chairman for the month of March. Just prior to the presentation of the program leader, Mrs. Myra Nell Mickelson, Mrs. Sa- die Moon reaa a beautiful poem by James Whitcomb Riley- "There Was A Cherry Tree", substituting cherry with dog- wood, which was the tree cho- sen as the "Liberty Tree", which was later planted at the Ladies Club House on the sho- res of Beautiful Lake Jackson. Mrs. Mickelson chose "Trees That Attract Birds" as berafteruoontopic, notingthat History Club Holds trees, shrubs-and vines are important in rendering a place livable for birds. She brought out that plenty of light is also essential, permitting plants to make more luxuriant growth and increasing their yield of fruit and nuts. The combined ef- fects of sunlight and shade, co- ver and food, water and safety are essential ingredients for attracting birds in numbers and variety. It is safe to say that food is the most important sin- gle offering. Take care to plant trees, shrubs and herbs, which .produce seeds or fruits and let the birds reap the harvest in their own way. Trees recom- mended are Alders and Bir- ches which bear seeds in their cones. The winged fruits of Ashes and Box Elders are opened and seeds eaten. Elms produce the earliest crop of seeds, attracting goldfinches and purplefinches; Larches and Pines are favorites of cross- bills; Oaks and Pines are im- portant to woodpeckers and jays. Mrs. Miekelson reminded club members that, even though food stuff is plentiful during the summer months, many times birds starve to death in the cold winter months and suggested a winter feeding program for our fine feathered friends. After researching her sub- ject "Trees That Attract Birds", Mrs. MickelsonadmR- ted that she and her husband had completely failed at attract- ing the Blue Martin. When they retired from service several years ago, they put up homes for the Martins in the yard - the Martins would fly around and inspect the homes, but ne- ver stayed. At Mrs. Mickel- 700 Air c, mduionel; central (4 tons) .9.21X) A. c,,ndun.wp; central [5 tons) 10, 800 Blender 15 Brinier 100 CZ ,ok 17 ~ Clothes d~yer 900 G)//ee maker 106 Deep fiyer 83 Dishwasher 360 -Electrw blanket 14 7 Fan (attic) 2.91 Fan (circulating) 43 Fat, (rollaway) 138 Fan (wind, nv) 170 Food /reezer (conventional, 15 cubic/eel) 1,200 Food freezer (/rostless, 15 cubic/eel) 1,800 Fryutg pan 186 Hair dryer 14 Humidifier 163 Iron 144 Microwave (oven only) 190 Regular Meeting The Florala History Club met the rollwas called and thel at the Dinner Bell Restaurant tes ofthelast on February 5. Mrs. Grady and approved. Anotefro$ Williams, hostess to the club, T. J. Britton was read. invited the members and guests treasurer's report was into the private dining room, where arrangements of camel- lias added a special beauty to the room. A delicious des- sert plate of apple pie a-la- mode, nuts, mints and coffee, was served to fourteen mem- bers, three associate mem- bers and two guests - Mrs. Ennis Crosson and Mrs. Audrey Pittman. The president, Mrs. W. T. Perry, lead the group in re- peating the club collect. In the absence of Mrs. T. J. Britton, Mrs. Otis Mathis intro- duced Mrs. Audrey Pittman, guest speaker for the after- noon. Mrs. Pittman in her ta- lented way, kept the audience enthrolled as she spoke about the local history of this area. She told of many interesting experiences that took place in Florala, Paxton and Lakewood. During the business session, BEVERLY ANN SCROGGINS HOSPITALIZED Friends oI Little Miss Bev- erly Ann Scroggins, will be in- terested to know she is a patient at the University Hospital in Birmingham. This is her fourth son's suggestion, the houses were moved from the yard hospitalization this year; once at General Hospital in Fort where there was not so much sailing room to the open gar- Walton, and two times atChild- den, where the birdswould have ren's Hospital in Birmingham, plenty of room for sailing, but and now at the University Hos- they are still unsuccessful in pital. . . attracting the Martins. If any- Everyone sends their mveana one has a sure remedy for at- best wishes to Beverly Ann, for tracting Martins, Mrs. Mickel- a speedy recovery and hopes that she will be home soon. son would love hearing from ,ou My Neiflhb The club meeting adjourned ors with everyone singing "God Bless America." Those who ~! // could joined Mrs. Moon and I~ 1_ "~ Mrs. Miekelson at the Ladies Club House for the planting of the Liberty Tree. The moon was in the most productive sign (Cancer) so the tree should live, grow and bloom beautifully. Attending the meeting were Mrs. Merle Woodham, Mrs. 'Tll take anything . . . even a crummy job like yours!" Mac Welch, Mrs. Alice Flour- noy, Mrs. Mary Hooten Mrs. Alberta Gamble, Mrs. Ernes- tine Howell, Mrs. Flonnie Jackson, Mrs. Myra NellMick- elson, Mrs. Sadie Moon, Mrs. Metlar Sellars, Mrs. Bessie Flournoy, Miss Vera Whiddon, Mrs. Louise Matthews, Mrs. Lennie Harrison, Mrs. W. R. Peters, the hostesses, Mrs. Radford and Mrs. Kimbrell, and one visitor, Mrs. Cynthia King, granddaughter-in-law to Mrs. Peters. Nine members were absent. Mrs. Prestwood Celebrates Birthday Mrs. J. W. Prestwood was honored last Wednesday, Feb- ruary 11, on her 78th birth- day. Mrs. Prestwood had just re- turned home, after being con- fined to the Andalusia Hospital for two weeks. The birthday party was held at the Dinner Bell Restaurant in Florala, and was given by her children, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Rhodes of Atlanta, Mrs. Dorene Fountain of Panama City, and Mrs. Sybil Mickler of Florala. Mrs. John E. Baldwin, ration chairman, talk on the conservation~ ergy. She gave several ful things to do which can a difference in the energy consumed. Mrs. Grady Williams that she has the 1976 Bell Bicentennial plate now. Mrs. J. F. Holley will tain the club in ruary 19. The program will be Mrs. C. A. call will be answered rues of authors of the or with character of their wolalm~ thing SgtR 1:3$ ('lARK (;ABI,E VIVIEN i,EI(;il i,ESI,IE ll()%%Xltl) OI,IVtX de it HAND ~-'.: '.~ ' . " :i ;, ":X. ............ "7". - #~ /' , 1975 Models Suzuki Cycles Of Ft.Wa Street Or Trail Reg. Sale Price TSI00M $620.00 $475.00 TC100M 640.00 490.00 TS125M 750.00 565,00 TS185M 875.00 640.00 TC185M 930.00 680.00 TS250M 1085.00 795.00 TS400M 1230.00 895.00 MRS. SADIE MOON gets plenty of straw boss help with the planting of the "Liberty Tree" at the Ladies Club House on Beau- tiful Lake Jackson. 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