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IMAGEISMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SLIBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. J Location Of 105 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations ESTABLISHED IN 1 9OO On Beautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast Year - Number 51 Florala, Alabama 36442 Covington County Thursday, February 26, 1976 8 Pages _ 15c Per Single Copy /I thers A GRI-RA Agricultural Spectacle For Area Farmers rs, Inc., will pre- Annual South Florida AGRI- RAMA on Wednesday, March 3, 1976, at the Florala National Guard Armory, Florala, Ala- Hodge And Band Sing A t A GRI-RAMA Hodge grew up In has been traveling 5 She co- family, and girl through and loves sports of most of all- has been singing the age of on to her naturally. on stage with artists. Such as: - Billy Walker, l, Tommy Cash, Porter Wagner and Archie has also been a on the Grand Hee Haw. with different Lawrence Welk r Gold- ~Hope Show. Barbara Hodge bama. The program will begin at 9:00 A.M. and conclude at 3:00 P.M. In keeping with tradidion, this year's AGRI-RAMA ls designed to bring to you timely and mean- ingful information on crop pro- duction and the latest recom- mendations. Seven speakers have been carefully selected from both the Alabama Extension Service and the agriculture industry itself. Each speaker will conduct 30 minute classes throughout the day, therefore giving you the op- pertunity to visit any and all presentations at your con- venience. Outdoor equipment displays and indoor exhibits will be open for your inspection from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. The Zorn's famous barbecue dinner will be served at noon, at which time Miss Barbara Hedge (of Nashville, Tennessee and of Grand Old Opry and Hee Haw fame) and her Band will bring a full hour of wholesome fospel and country music. Zorn Brothers, Inc., cor- dially invites all farmers and their wives to attend this Fifth Annual South Alabama-North Florida AGRI-RAMA. the Bicentennial the Florala National ~uard will for the Grand Celebration. stop and campprepare an old fashion chicken The Pax'ton Ruritan Club Park. The dinner for these modern day invites you to come to the present an Am- pioneers. The public is invited celebration and enjoy the Bi- Program that to dine with the wagoneers for centennial Program. It's Free! to the public and a nominal fee. Then enjoy a chicken dinner, The Paxtou The wagon train began rolling Alabama National Guard style in South Florida, and will con- (heaps, and heaps) for only for the tinue to Andalusia the next day, $1.95; chfldrens plates also The Rttrltans and on its long trail to Philadelphia available. 1975. 76 Florala High Wildcats W V Area 3 basketball action got under Lurleen B. Wallace Mon- games in both classifications. Qut play will involve schools and will Friday night, champions will be is the top-seeded 3-A class, while the top seed spot advanced from region play into the state play- offs in Tuscaloosa last year. The schedule shapes up like this: Monday night - Slocomb vs. Geergtana in Z-A play at 5:30 Elba vs. Dale County in 3-A play at 7 p.m. Tuesday night- Geneva County vs. Luverue in Z-A at 5:30 p.m., Geneva vs. Green- ville in 3-A at 7 p.m. Wednesday night - Florala vs. winner of Slocomb - Gsorginnn at 6:30 p.m., Andalusia vs. winner of Elba - Dale County at 8 p.m. Thursday night - Stranghn- Samson winner vs. Geneva County - Luverue winner (Z-A) at 6:30, Oppvs. Geneva - Green- ville (3-A) winner at 8 p.m. Friday night - the Z-A champ- ionship game is set at 6:30, with the 3-A following at/8p.m. Winners of the Friday night contests will advance to regional play on Saturday night for a chance to advance into state playoff actinn; The 3-A Historical Society To Hold Meeting The Historical Sodiety of Okaloosa and Walton Counties will hold a meeting February ~-9, 1976 at Z:00 p.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. EUsha R. Baker III, 143 Jeff Street, Crestview, Florida. Guest speaker will be Elisba R. Baker, III on the subject of a tour of the Baker Home and their private collection of An- tiques. Mr. Baker and his family- have been collecting antiques for over 30 years. While court- ing his wife in 1944, his only automobile was a 19Zl Maxwell Roadster. After their marriage they decided that they needed a second car and bought a 1919 Model "T" with only Z0Z miles on it. Today they own 18 an- tique vehicles ranging in age from 1905 to 1936. Four cars in this group are the only ones of their type in the world. While these cars have won over Z0 regional First prizes, the most coveted is the National First Prize awarded Mrs. Baker's "one-of-a-kind" all original Rolls Royce. Soon these cars will become part of a museum which they hope to establish within the coming year. They are not show pieces but are kept in good running condition. Please come and bring your family and friends to view this fantastic, private collection of antiques and artifacts. There is only one rule: DO NOT TOUCH OR PICK UP ANYTHING. Quarterback Club To Hold Meeting The Florala Quarterback Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday night, March 3, 1976 at 7:15 in the Dinner Bell Restaurant. All members and interested persona are urged to attend. regional game is scheduled at Troy State University Saturday at 7:30, with the Andalusia win- ner meeting the area winner in the Area 4 play, which is being held at Troy State. In Z-A regional play, it is set at G.C. Wallace Jr. College in Dothan, which is the site of the Area 4 tournament. State playoff action is scheduled to be held at the University of Alabama facility in Tuscaloosa during theperind March 3 through March 8. \ WALTER L. STINSON, Sight Chairman, Florala Lions Club, looks on as Mayor Joe R. Evans signs proclamation proclaiming March 1 - 31 National Eye=Bank Donor Month in Florala. March National Eye WHEREAS, hundreds of suc- less gift of sight; and essful human corneal trans- WHEREAS, this great work plants have been performed in was made possible in great part Alabama, restoring the price- by the. ALABAMA LIONS EYE k Donor Month BANK and the bequest gifts of many persons who directed that their eyes be used for re- storing sight to others after their death; and WHEREAS, the great strides of medical science today in saving the sight of many more visually impaired persons are creating the need for many more eyes and the attendant need for a means of obtaining them; and WHEREAS, this Eye-Bank depends entirely upon bequests by persons who wish to leave behind them the gift of sight; and WHEREAS, it is fitting that we should recognize this great un- dertaking and the need for pro- riding a means of enabling it to help others; THEREFORE, I proclaim March I - 13, 1976 NATIONAL EYE-BANK DO- NOR MONTH IN FLORALA and commend this observance to our citizens. by the Joe R. Evans, Mayor, City of Florala, Florala, Alabama Jerry Adams Wead Hicks Cliff Maddox FUNDS NEEDED BY ADAMS QUALIFIES FOR PLACE ONE COMMISSIONER Jerry Adams, owner and op- erator of the Adams Farm Supply located on the Florala Highway, has qualified for re- election for Place One, Covington County Board of Commissioners. Mr. Adams says he is run- .ning on his past record, and if elected, will continue to render the same service to the people of'his district in the future that he has in the past. He says: "I have never discriminated at any time during my past ser- vices as commissioner, and that I will expend equal services to all." [e WEAl) HICKS SEEKS REELECTION AS COMMISSIONER Wead Hicks, now serving as County Commissioner, District 2, has qualified for re-election to a second term, subject to Democratic primaries of May 4 and 25. Hicks began work in Coving- ton County in 1960, as a machine operator and later as foreman of a bridge crew. He is a native Covington Countian and makes his home in the Oakey Ridge community. Hicks and his wife, Nettle, have a son, Donald Wayne, who is married and lives in the Cont. to Page 7 CLIFF MADDOX QUALIFIES FOR COMMISSIONER Cliff Maddox is this week tossing his hat in the ring for the post of District 3 Com- missioner, subject to the De- mocratic Primaries of May 4 and May 25. Maddox resides on the Anda- lusia-Florala highway and is a well known farmer, cattleman, and manufacturer of country cured sausage, bacon and hams in Covington County. He is a native of Covington County and is married to the former Chris- talee Sightler, daughter of Mrs. D. A. Sightler and the late Mr. Sightler. He is a former mem- ber of the Covington Livestock Auction at Andalusia and a bond- ed weigher for the farmers. He is the father of four child- ren - Warrne of RouteOne, An- dalusia and is married to the Cont. to Page 7 FLORALA HIGH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT The Science Department at Florala High School has an op- portnnity to get Federal Assis- tance under Title lIl, a matching fund program. In this program the government will match what money the school raises. Recently, the Science Depart- ment ordered much-needed equipment, totaling $350, to aid in the instruction and learning of their students in Chemistry, Physics, General Science and Biology. Our share of this is $175. The Science Department needs your help. Normally, they would try to raise this money through some kind of selling or fund - raising program. The Department feels this would inconvenience the people of Florala, take to long to complete, and become a bur- den to the students. Anyone wishin~ to contribute Cont. to Page 4 Circuit Judge F.M. Smith is this week announcing that he will be a candidate for re-election to the office of Judge, 2Znd Judicial Circuit, Place Number 1, Subject to the Democratic Primaries of May 4 and May 25. A native of Covington County, Smith is a graduate of Red Level High School, the Univer- sity of Alabama School of Com- merce and the University of Alabama Law School. Before taking office in Oct- ober in 1958 as Circuit Judge, he served briefly as Circuit Solicitor. Smith was elected to the Circuit Judgeship in Oct- ober of 1958 and has served continuously in that capacity since that time. A veteran of World War II, he is married to the former Nan Holmes and they have two children. Smith is a member of the CovingtonCoonty Bar Assoc- Murland Smith ication, the Alabama Bar Association, and is a member of the Mobley Creek Baptist Church. 24th Of June Planning Underu ty The weekly meeting of the 24th of June Celebration, started off with a bang with a report from the City of Florala Council and we were glad to hear that the City of Florala is backing us 100~. The ad sales are going great. And you merchants that haven't been contacted, don't worry -- you will. Do you watch the TV program "Almost Anything Goes?" Well, don't be surprized if the committee doesn't plan something along these lines during the celebration. Mrs. Elizabeth Webster (representing the Town of Paxton) stated that Paxton just might challenge one of the surrounding towns. How about a represen- tative from Lockhart, Laurel Hill, Opp, Andalusia, or any other group at our next meeting, which will be next Monday night and every Monday night until the great event takes place.