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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 F Carol Riffenstein Visits Florala High On Tuesday, the 17th of Jan- uary, Mrs. Rob Smith's P. E. Classes had the pleasure of ...... watching the talented gymnist, Carol Riffenslein, from Troy Slate University. For the stu- dents, Carol performed a floor routine and demonstrated se- veral gymnastic stunts. Carol was born in Montreal, Canada, and she lived there un- til 5 years ago, when her pa- rents decided to move to De- land, Florida. Although she loves the United States, she has not become naturalized, be- cause of her admiration for her native country. When Carol first went to Troy, she majored in P. E., with an emphasis on gymnas- tics and minored in music. But because of the fine musi- cal instruction at Troy State, she changed her major to music and her minor to P. E. She pl~tys the flute, sings alto, and sings with the Collegiate Singers at Troy• Because she was so accom- plished on the balance beam and the uneven parallel bar, she was hired by the Univer- sity. Carol is an exceptional scho- lastic student with a 2.85 av- erage on a 3.0 scale. She is a member of the Professional ~iil/~¸; / . ' ~ . Women's Music Fraternity, known as Sigma Alpha Sota. Carol graduates in June and would like to a band director but wants it clear that she would like to remain involved with gymnastics, preferably in the formation of a club. Mrs. Smith and the P. E. Class would like to thank Carol for coming and sharing her su- perior talent with them. lllll I l ilIbe larala rmn SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT SOUTH FIFTH STREET FLORALA, ALABAMA 36.442 MR. AND MRS. LARRY K. 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Phone 242.0333 ()pen Weekdays - 10:00 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m. Saturdays --- 9:00 a.m. til 1:00 p.m. I Lois Sunday School Class Meets Spicer Home On February 18 On Wednesday, February 18, the members of the Lois Sun- day School Class of First Baptist Church met in the home of Mrs. Pearl Spacer for their monthly meeting. Fifteen mem- bers were present, despite in- clement weather. President Linnie Harrison presided, calling for the reading of minutes by secretary, com- mittee reports, dispencing with old and new business. The meeting was then turned over to program leader Miss Vera Whiddon. This being the bicentennial year and the birthday of the greatest nation on earth, the program centered around this theme. After Miss Whiddon's devotional on Queen of Sheva, one of the women of the Bible, slips were passed out to those present, requesting that they hang on to them until later. During this time a candle was lighted in red, white and blue candlestick holder - this one lighted candle representing "one nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for all." The leader gave her experience in working cross-word puzzles, and conducted a Bible quiz in the form of a cross-word puzzle which she had compiled. Mrs. Rachael Peacock won the prize for having stood up the longest. This was fitting as she is the class teacher. The prize was a phamplet on the gleanings from the Southern Baptist Con- vention. Mrs. Sara Phillips was recognized for holding the lucky number on slips passed out earlier. She was presented The oIl~Tma/ sJ/)cc 1947 a book of Bible verses. Smith, Bernice Gamble, Written.upon the slips was BeatriceManning, Sara the Pledge of Allegiance to the Phillips, Linnle Harrison, Bible which was recited in Myrtle Lee Donaldson, Juliette unison as the program leader Hughes, llean McDonald, held aloft the Holy Bible- Racbael Peacock, Euella God's Holy Word. Meeting Turner, Arie Geohagan, Nannie closed with prayer by Mrs. Viva Hedge, Gussie Watson, Miss Smith. Whiddon and the hostess, Mrs. Those attending were Mrs. Spicer. Hudson. Durkee Exchange Wedding Vows Carolyn J. Hudson became the bride of Donald E. Durkee in a double-ring ceremony on February 10, 1976 at the Flo- rala Church of God. The couple were married by the Reverend B. J. Putman, fa- ther of the bride. Cbandra Put- man, attended her sister as maid of honor. Gloy Creel, brother of the groom, served as best man. A reception im- mediately followed in the church dining hall. Carolyn is the daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. B. J. Putman of Florala. Donald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Durkee of Florala and a gra- duate of Florala High School. He is presently employed at P.C.H. Mechanical Contractors in Crestview. The couple will make their home in Florala. ... Mrs. Durkee Ill F From TheDesk OfT.e 1 ]Florala Garden Club PresidentI While the success of the Florala Garden Club bicenten- nial meeting is fresh on our mind, I am reminded of just why is was so. Uppermost in the praise for the very fine meeting was the hand of God that filled us all with such a fine spirit. We hope that we can continue this blessed as- surance of success in all that we do for the Glory of God. Hats are off to Mayor Joe R. Evans who gave full co- operation with the proclamation and the workers he so cheer- fully provided the Rose Garden Committee and to his street superintendent, Code McKinney who expressed a willingness to cooperate iq .every way po~- sible in anytqllng the Florala Garden Club wantoddone. Last, but not least, to Mrs. Bea John- son for the fine job in getting rid of the nut grass which has plagued the garden for such a long time. Mrs. Johnson was raised on a farm and knows something about living with nut grass and is therefore looking forward to the day club members can live without it in the rose garden. She ad- vocates the removal of all the soil in the bed, replacing it with fresh soil that is free of the troublesome pest. The old saying of "you can get a gal out of the country, but you can't get the country out ofthegal" is so true with her. So, with this in mind, with the roses all dug and bedded down, we feel that Bea's efforts in this respect will pay off. Club wo- men have tried everything from poisoning to a drove of geese to get rid of the nut grass and all has failed. Bea's sensible approach to a very troublesome problem is refreshing. Shewill be due a standing ovation if it works. The Garden Club is also in- debted to Buddy Strickland for putting our meeting on the bul- letin board. WAMI radio station was also helpful in broadcast- ing this particular meeting. Special thanks to the Florala News and Merle Woodham for the lovely pictures and great coverage. Special tribute to program leaders. ,Sadie Moon and Myra Nell, Miekel~..for file planting oftheLibertyTree, the poem on the Dogwood, and helpful info on "Trees That Attract Birds" - to Mrs. Alberta Gamble for her very fitting bicentennial prayer and to the hostesses for their eye- appealing and tasty refresh- ments with bicentennial flag decor and napkins. It all added up to a most interesting and enjoyable afternoon. My sin- cere praises go out to all con- cerned. Until later--Vera WALK TO CHURCH SUNDAY AT GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday, February 28th has been designated as "Walk To Church Sunday" at Grace Baptist Church. All the members within the city and reasonable walking distance are encouraged to walk to church and carry a Bible as a testi- mony for Christ. As an added incentive to build attendence, the member responsible for having the most people present will be present two nice pic- ture books of "Men and Women 04 the Bible." The church recently sold it's bus to provide additional funds to enable them to pay off their church property on March I, 1976. This is another step towards completion of the new church building. Everyone not having a regular church home is invited to Grace Baptist Church and encouraged to participate in the "Walk to Church" on next Sunday morn- ing. Transportation will still be provided the aged and those residing too far to walk. REVIVAL SERVICES i TO BE HELD AT LAKEWOOD The Reverend Albert Kim- bro will be the speaker for re- vival services at the Lakewood Baptist Church March 4, 5, 6, at 7:00 p.m. each night. There will be special music and singing by the Ebenezer Baptist Church choir each night. The pastor, the Reverend J. L. Harris and the membership extend a welcome to everyone to attend this revival meeting. . PERSONAL- Mr. B. G. (Pudd) Hutcheson of Hantsville visited with his mother, Mrs. Andy Hutcheson, last Wednesday and Thursday. THE CALL TO PRAYER AND SELF DENIAL WEEK United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church of Florala will hold one of their most important annual ob- servances this week--The Call to Prayer and Self-Dental. About 1.5 million women in 35,000 local units in all 50 states will join in the observance. The Call, inspired by special mission needs, focuses on prayer, a deepened spriitual life and a guided mission study. Major events of the observance include the Quiet Day and an interpretation of the mission projects in the United States ~nd abroad for which a special bfferiug will be made. Each woman who takes part is asked to give for others by denying herself, and to cultivate through prayer a spiritual oneness with planners, mission workers and those served in church-related ministries. The Call to Prayer and Self- Denial for women of the Florala Methodist church will be held at 7 o'clock on March 1, 1976, at the church fellowship ball. The Women's Division of the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church sponsors the Call to Prayer and Self-Denial and has desig- nated two aspects of the large United Methodist mission program to benefit from this year's special offering. The Division says of the 1976 mission aspects: IN THE UNITED STATES the offering will be used for "Healing Ministries and Ser- vices for the Aged." Through the programs and projects benefitting from this offering, the lives of many senior citizens will be enriched. OVERSEAS, the offering will be directed toward "Support of Victims of Oppressive Societies and Systems." Those victims may be identified as political prisoners, exiles, refugees and women in the urban labor force in Asia, Mrica, Latin America. Programs include education and development, community build- lug, research and publication , ventures. The service for the Quiet Day, "And All These Things Shall Be Added .... " was written by Margaret Tyrell (Mrs. J. Boyd), retired staff member of the Wo- men's Division of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. United Methodist Women is the successor body to two former denominational wo- men's groups--the Women's Society of Christian Service and the Wesleyan ServiceGulld, and is related to the Women's Division of the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist ChurCh. Last year the Call to Prayer and Self- Denial offerings of United Me- thodist Women totaled approx- imately $700,000. - PERSONAL - Friends of W. A. Phillips and son Gregory, regrnt to learn of their serimm accident in Lockbart Saturday. They are confined to West Florida Hos- pital in Pensacola. Their many friends wish them a speedy re- covery. Mrs. Marvin (Bonnie)Gedeon has returned to her home in Mesa, Ar/zoea, after visiting with her brother, Tobe Aptin, who is confined to a Pensacola hospital in serious condition. THE FLORALA NEWS" THURSDAY, FEBRUARY m mmm m mmm m m mm mm mm m'm'm mm m mn Clear Springs Church News by Gracie Adkison join them for this event. Those A word of thanks is in order who wish to go, but have no to the very capable committee, transportation. Dlease call me. headed hy Janice Worley, for I'II be happy to make room for the Youth Valentine's Party. 5 or 6. This was well attended and en- Our out-of-town friends will joyed by all. be interested to know that our A last reminder: the public neighbor, Charlie Summerlin, is invited to be with us next was transferred to the Fie- Sunday, February 29, to hear June Mason's experience as a missionary to Africa. June has been away four years and we welcome her home. Please join our congregation at lh00 o'clock and hear her interest- ing story. Our church huildiug is gett- ing an inside face-lift, soplease excuse us if the Sancturary looks a little out of order. The work that is being done is a necessity because of the run down condition of the over- head and flooring. Especially to those of our out-of-town members and friends, we hope to have a pleasant surprise when next you come to see us. We ask that you will please pray, with us, that before sum- mer is here, we can get central air (and heat) installed. Our hearty thanks to a few willing workers who are volun- teering their help with this la- bor and the promise of more to come. Much has been said regard- ing the qualification of a first- rate preacher. Our pastor is that and more. Brother Wil- liams is also a first-rate car- penter and doesn't mind getting a little sweat and dust on his brow. Together with his wife Nancy, they can work a circle arouhd the rest of us. We're grateful to them for their in- terest in our little church. Have you noticed the new look on the faces of Willis and Irene Miller? And the way Willis throws his shoulders out? They are grandparents! A little granddaughter born to their daughter, Linda, and her hus- band, Eddie Goolsby. Congra- tulations to this family. • Our past pastor, O. E. Per- rata Memorial Hospital, arriv- ing there Tuesday night of this week. Mrs. Maude Davis who fell and broke her right arm, is re- covering satisfactorily, at home, after a day or two in the Opp Hospital. We urge you all to mark your calendar for March 21. Plan to spend it with us. The Singing Pilgrims are coming. CHURCH OF GOD TO SELL DINNERS The Church of God, Florala, Alabama, will be selling chit- terlings and chicken plates this coming Saturday, February 8. Plates will be available at II:00 Saturday morning. For delivery service, just call 8-6018. All proceeds from this event, will go to the church. PAXTON ASSEMBLY TO DEDICATE NEW BUILDING Paxton Assembly of God Church, will dedicate their new church building on Sunday, Feb- ruary 29. Dedication program will be at 2:30 p.m., with all day ser- vices, starting at 9:45. Special guests include the Reverend R. J. Gatlen and The Samaritans from Jay, Florida. • • . Mrs. APPI,ICATIONS AVAILABLE TO STUi)ENTS Mrs. Loyette ancial Aid State Technical College, nounced that now available to wish to apply for a ucation College Work Study for the 1976-77 fiscal begins on July 1, 197( The Basic portunity Grant provides educational eligible students attached. They do not~ the grant nor do they repay it. It is waded to help them education. The College Work gram is available to students to give them financial assistance. on this program we! and after free periods. Eighty of their salary is federal funds; the paid hy the employer. Students who plan to MacArthur Tech are contact Mrs. kins and his wife, Ruby, had the good fortune of going to the Holy Land for Christmas. They brought back a supply of slides of the interesting country, where Jesus walked and preac- hed. Brothers Perkins will show these slides at the Smyrna Bap- tist Church Saturday night, Feb- ruary 28 at 7:00 P.M. An in- vitation from that church was issued to our church family to DAFFODIL GARDEN CLUI] HOLDS REGULAR MEETING The February meeting of Daf- fodil Garden Club was held in the home of Mrs. W. E. Holley, Jr., on Tuesday, February 17, 1976. Mrs. Holley, club president, called the meeting to order. The club prayer was read by Mrs. Robert Moseley, Reading communications were read by Mrs. Tom Gibson. Committee reports were given hy the chair- men of the various committees. One new member, Mrs. Danny Harrison, was welcomed into the club by all members. We were all happy to have Mrs. Grady Brooks back again. Mrs. Brooks, due to serious illness, has been on the inactive list for several months. Mrs. llenn McDonald, pro- gram chairman, gave a most interesting program on the planting of annuals and peren- nials. Mrs. McDonald gave many tips on the care of these plants and a varied list of plants available. She had many color° ed illustrations of annuals and perennials. Following this, a delightful social hour was enjoyed by the members. Decorations were in the Valentine motif. Refreshments consisted of a Valentine cake, toasted nuts, colas and coffee. The pastor, W. C. Edwards, need financial invites everyone to attend, attend school. Jamie McPhail Install As Foundations Jamie McPhail has recently been installed as Foundations Chairman of the Delta Sigma Chapter o~ Delta Gamma at Auburn UnFversfly. Jamiestays active as a member of the Ass- ociated Women Students Dis- cipline Council, member of the University Program Council, and as Activities and Ar- rangement Chairman ofthel976 Greek Forum. Jamie is also on the Dean's List at Auburn University. Jamie is a 1974 graduate of Florala High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McPhail. HOLINESS TABERNACLE TO BEGIN REVIVAL ... Miss Sister Julia Brackins will be holding revival services at the Holiness Tabernacle. Servic- es will begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday night, February 26 and run through Sunday night, February 29. All are cordially invited to attend these services. - PERSONALS - Mr. and Mrs. Theron Pres- ley of Dothan, attended the fun- eral services Monday of Mr. Ophie Nobles. Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Ausley and daughters, Nancy and Sha- ron, of Montgomery, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Easter Ward. GOSPEL SING TO BE HELD AT LIBERTY There will be a at the Liberty Ass God Church, Friday ruary 27 at 7:00 p.n~. Featured groups Cain and The The New Covenants. 1~ is invited to attend good gospel music ship. 1605 W. Fifth St. --- Florala RECENT STORMS CAUSED WATER DAMAGE THROUGHOUT OUR PRICES SLASHED ON THIS MERCHANDISE UP TO 75 % HURRY' FOR BEST SELECTIONS l