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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, Ft ! SENIOR OF THE WEEK THE PAXTON I ,r Team Paxton's B-team concludeda fine season in Tri-County Con- ference Action. Winning 16and loosing 6, the young Bobcats showed great promise for the future. Danny Varnum a freshman forward lead the B-team, scoring 10 points per game. Others lettering included Ralph In special meeting several times this year, Paxton's fa- culty has been developing a comprehensive plan to guide the school for the next five years. In the last meeting on Mon- day, February 18, 1974, the faculty worked on individual course objectives. Already prepared are the school philo- sophy, goals, and long range objectives for each department. Yet to be completed are a sta- tus statement, and a list of need areas. PAXTON CLINIC REPORT By: Betty O'Shields Do you know that most acci- dents happen at home - and most are preventable? Perhaps this column can provide a few safety tips or first aid advice from time to time, along with it's primary purpose of publicity thanking Paxton's loyal gray ladies who care for all it's students sick and hurt from clay to clay. Today's suggestions: Keep cooking utensil handles turn- ed inward on stove, away from small hands. Always keep medicines in locked cabinets. Keep matches, lighters, knives, pointed scissors, and every caustic or poisonous substance out of children's reach. These are a few - more next week. We are all glad to learn of Mrs. Bertha Harrison's im- provement though still hospi- tilized in Enterprise. Our prayers continue for her full recovery soon. Last week Washington's birthday, allowed us all a day off, but filling the remainder of the week's schedule were: Lovetta Moore, Winnie McNair, Ruby Morgan and Regina Cashwell. ie e$ ine eason Coleman, a sophomore for- ward, averaged 8.5, chiefly on beautiful long shots from out- side. Keith Schofield, a fresh- man guard, averaged 7 points and played a real scrappy floor game. Mike Thomas, the 6-4 averaged 5 points as well as handling play-making chores. Not usually starting but see- mg much action were, Tim Geo- ghagan, an eighthgrade version of "Pistol Pete Maravich", who gave the crowd some thrills Florala Captures S.A.C. teams going The Florala Wildcats under "FOUR TEAMS FOR STATE somebody the guidance of Head Coach CROWNS" Dale adam captured the SAC Yes, down south of the line, giants from The last of Title for the second consecu- we have the best in basket- our own Paxto~ ~41~= tire year. Due to the talented •ball being played in the Florida Bobcat's team i play of each individual play, panhandle. Just think, Pensa- centered arouna er the Wildcats are back on cola Washington 4A, Walton3A, playersl but th( ........... the winning trail. With one Baker 2A, and Paxton 1A. of the quickest teams in South These are the four teams cap- 2 in. rebounder boys. Paxton'~ This week s senior of the do if he could change theschool Alabama, our Wildcats are on able of bringing the State along with soln~ week is Mike Morris a 6-6 and what adjustments would be the road to bringing the #1 crowns to Northwest Florida. crown to Florala. Nevertheless, they have got with their welll senior. Mike was born in FIe- made, Mike says that he finds The Wildcats will be outtheir work cut out for them, but tenaciousfr°m the defe~field' rala on September 17, 1954, and Paxton a nice school and would seeking to win the Area 2 we must favor each of these feated Ponce d~ he says some of his interest make no changes. surround mainly on sports Mikes future plans are to Championship this week. In teams in their regional play. ply hitting the o] where he likes basketball the graduate and become a brick the first contest, Florala will The mighty strength of Pen- best percentage most. mason. We wish Mike the best be battling with the Hartford sacola Washington dominated 12 ft. shot. Bulldogs, with Florala being a their district play as they wasn't outshO~ When asked what would he of luck in his future plans, heavy favorite to win thisclas- crushed each opponent. They sic. T & J feels that it honors are rated extremely high in lense, as seve~ BECK REMINDS our school, as well as the the State polls in the Class overs were ere character of our youth to have 4A powers, fensive efforts ( such a fine Athletic program The Runner-up team forState whole. PaxtO" FLORIDIANS OF at FHS. Coming in second in Championship a year ago in through the DiSi the State Football Playoffs, and Class 2A, the Baker Gators, againstRegi°nal Wewabt°ur~ CAR INSPECTION continuing their winning streak seem to be rolling toward that night at 9:00 P-~ with the ever powerful Basket- mark they left at Jacksonville ball squad this season, could a year ago. The Gators are GymnasiUm.will be Alle!• Mr. Warren Beck, Paxton's only be called the most me- a quick, fast breaking team. To Malone at 7:30 driver "education teacher, wants morable sportsyear Florala add the spice to the cake, they all reports we to remind all Florida residents fans have experienced forquite have a powerful 6 ft 9 in. Malone team is center called Wayne Arm- in this who need their cars inspected some time. strong, who has really ma- When all terialized for the Gators this year. If Armstrong continues This reporter had a brief discussion with Coach Odom,, and he gives us a good outlook for the tournament. Odom said "We're going to have a tough time with the teams in this tournament. If the boys get themselves up metnally for the coming games, we have thepo- tential to win the Area 2 Crown, and if we progress to Regional of a new state law. When any- one takes their car in, they must have some proof of in- surance meeting Florida's minimum liability require- ments. This proof may be their policy, the insurance policy binder, a certificate of insu- rance, or a card issued by the company. Advanced sophomore center, averaged 6 and steals, scoring 5 points per ~obints ver ~ame and did a I~ood game. Johnny Cuddy, the Bob- play, the toughest game, 1 be- reDoun~ding. Tim Htllion cats d.epend.a~/~e 'Sixth Man", lieve, will be with Ashford". scorea ,, ~m,s per game. Biology Gets After suffering an earlier | ._.. cats know they will have tO'be lepta Tough at their best to gain victory • ,,~ I- I~ l SOON WISH i so we say to the Wildcats, Biology students have a little "Take them one at a time, an, d, pslve Pla Everyone at p=ton ex assignment to do: A research we'll see you in Tuscaloosa The final work will be cam- presses a hope for the quick paper dealing withasubjectthat piled andthen condensedin!o return ofour librarian, Mrs. has been studied this six weeks" i ii~dPnP~i~ei: ; f:llli~~ Imlllll drll~lty a brief handbook for Paxton s Sarah Ganey. Mrs. Ganey broke It only has to have five typed • students and parents, to be her arm in an accident on Mon- pages plus eight resources, iIi==~i ready for ~|.year.~UL94-75~ (l~y, February 18, 1974 and the outline, title page, and bib- -~' ~-...~.i~ml~ ~,'~. ~ ~' ~' "" ' • the -~ ...... .~..; _ . library jttmt d0t~nq se m .Jiography: .This is tobehanded ~." ' • ~ 'J ,: ' ~ "~" -, , - - ~ ~In on March" 7 or before the ...... ,~,) ~ ~. ~. same. Get well soon, Mrs. BEGINNER BAND Ganey! ~ end of the six weeks.! LEARNS TO MARCH FLORALA RECREATIONAL BOARD MEMBER, Lou Pelham, accepts a check in the amount of $50.00 from the local Women's Civic Club members, Sally Merrifield, treasurer, and Martha Byrd secretary. Improved city recreation is just one of many projects the ladies club is supporting. Funds were raised during their Christmas Bazaar, bake sales, and selling stationery. The Recreation Board is in the process of renovating the old Armory for youth activities and recreation. Other that monetary offerings, they need "man-power", skilled laborers, electricians, builders and painters. You can find persons who want this program to be success- ful on the job most Tuesday and Thursday nights. For more information concerning this program, phone Mr. Buddy Strickland, Miss Pelham, or Council woman Sybil Mickler. Your help will be most sincerely appreciated. Mr. Miller has had theyoung Paxton band out marching late- ly. Even without uniforms, the band is getting sharp. Also, several members of the band had a chance to show off their instruments and ta- lents to the eighth grade phy- Sical science class; the class is studying sound waves and enjoyed the demonstrations of reed, horn, and string in- struments. DEATH CLAIMS LIFE OF BELLE SEA Y Mrs. Belle Stay, age 84, of Opp, passed away Thursday, February 21, 1974 in an Opp hospital. She was orginally from Florala and had been a resident of Opp for the past 5 years. Survivors include one daugh- ter, Mrs. Nell Jones, of Opp; one sister Pearl Rhoades of Kinston, Ale.; and one grand- daughter, Ramona Ennis; three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Rainer Funeral Home Friday, February 22, 1974 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverends Nor- man Simmons and James Wel- ters officiating. Burial was in the Harrison Cemetery with Rainer's Funeral Homedirect- ing. "If the press is not free, if speech is not independent and untrammeled, if tha~ mind is shackled or made im- potent through fear, it makes no difference under what form of government you live, you are a subject and not a citizen."--U.S. Sen. William E. Borah e The Tri-City Rescue Squad made ten local runs and three out-of-town runs. Five hun- dred and eighty miles were put on the ambulances. Tri- City Rescue Squad member, Tommy Bishop, was sent to Greenville, Alabama to repre- sent the Squad when the Ala- bama Association Rescue Squad held their first quarterly meet- ing there February 21. It dealt with upgrading Rescue Squads. This is a matter of great importance to us as a squad so that we can serve the public more effectively. Local runs to the Florala Memorial Hospital were as follows: Mr. Scott Howell, 513 Rankin Street, Andalusia; Mr. Jessie Adams, P.O. Box, Paxton, Florida; Mr. Rowell Howard, 115 N. 6thStreet, FIe- STEP UP To a career sales opportunity with an interna- tional organization. Be guaranteed $800 00 a month to start. Two weeks expenses paid training in ~,tlanta, Georgia. Sell and service business and professiqnal people. Pension Program, Hospitalization and many other fringe benefits. Must be over 2l, bondable, excel- lent character. Send a brief resume to: W. J. ,YOUNG 6065 ROSWELL ROAD N.E. NORTHSIDE TOWERS SUITE 800 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30328 If you want to get a good job, you'll need s~me experience. For those who qualify, the new Navy offers training in over 300 skilled iobs, with good pay and a great chance to get ahead. Be someone special in the new Navy. Talk to your Navy Recruiter. JACK GARRETT, JR. Phone (20S) Office: 222.7~S Home: 2~-S?b0 NAvy Recruitlnq french Stltion P. O. Ilox 1~, Court Square A~delusie, Atobeme ~#~420 his present play, and injury doesn't plague the Baker Ga- tors, we believe that this team is one of the top contenders for the Class 2A Champion- ship. Speaking of height, the Wal- ton Braves have been blessed with two 6 foot plus players to guide them along the back- boards this year - 6 ft. 9 in. Walter Gibson and 6 ft. 6 in John Flournoy. Along with dominating the boards, Wal- ion's guards are capable at handling the ball and netting the field goals from the outside shot, which is vital to team offense. With these three big put to rest, bounce on the hard practice past, T & J forts put at least net the laurels as best and always Contention. some tro escue e p o r t rain; Mrs. Sally Higgins, 1614 W. 9th Ave., Florala; Mr. Sel- ma Wise, P.O. Box, Lockhart, P G Ala.; Mr. Charlie Shins, P.O. Box, Lockhart, Ala.; Mr. Jimmy Suel, Ft. Rucker, Ale.; Mr. Dink Martin, Montgomery, Mr. Dink Martin, Montgomery Street, Florala, Ala.; Mrs. Mil- dred Kendrick, Wood Avenue, Florala; and Brenda McCart, Wood Avenue, Florala. The out-of-town~ runs were as follows: Mr. J. D. Sel- lers, Stella Route, Florala, Ala., to OppMizell; Mrs. Caro- line Greer, Route 1, Box 196-A, Florala to Opp Mizell and .~ ........... Mr. Earl Whitehurst, I01 S. ~o~ 6th Street, Florala to Opp Mi- tell. Rescue Squad members on ........ call for this week are Pete Dirga and Bud Jackson. ~ o. MacARTHUR STATE TECHNICAL OPP, ALABAMA SPRING QUARTER BEGINS MARCH 4 SUMMER QUARTER BEGINS JUNE 17 COURSE OFFERINGS: BUSINESS EDUCATION DATA PROCESSING ELECTRONICS Air Cond. & Refrigeration Auto Body Repair Automotive Mechanics Heavy Equipment Mechanics Drafting & Design Tech. Practical Nursing BARBERING COSMETOLOGY ELECTRICITY Radio & T.V. Repair Trowel Trades Upholstery Welding (Day Class} Welding {Evening ClasS} Textile Technology EVENING REFRIGERATION CLASS BEGINS MARCH ~ SCHEDULE: Full-Tim• (6 Hrs.) 3/4 Tim• (45 Hrs.) 3/4 Tim• (4~ Hrs.) 1/2 Tim• (3 Hrs.) 1/2 Tim• (3 Hrs.) 3:00 P.M. " 9:15 P.M. 3:00 P.M." 7:45 P.M. 4:30 P.M." 9:15 P./~. 3:00 P.M." 6:00 P.M. 6:15 P.M. " 9:15 P.M. Course approved for training of veterans ACCREDITED BY ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF AND THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND ~FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL 493.3573