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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUB~I~I~"ICI~INSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. i Ib ~i~i.d "-" THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, A dramatic increase in pro- perry values in Walton County is reflected in the 1973 tax roll which has just received state approval. County Tax Assessor Hubert Adkinson reports a total non- exempt roll of $169,541,580 up from $55,814,576 from the 1972 figure. This big increase, up more than three times from the 1972 figure, is the result of a com- plete county - wide reassess- ment ordered by the State De- partment of Revenue. Tax As- sessor Adkinson was informed by the state that the reassess- ment was mandatory, that it had to be done from the 1973 tax roll, that property had to be assessed at I00% of fair market value and that the Walton County roll would not be accepted until all these terms had been com- plied with. By far the biggest increase is in real property, now at $148,709,699 up from $41, 674,250 the previous year-- an increase of more than three times. Personal property now stands at $19,540,401, up from $12,888,704 for the previous year. Railroad and telegraph as- sessment was virtually un- changed with a 1973 figure of $1,291,750 up very slightly from $1,291,622. This figure was already set at full market value. The reassessment was done by Mass Property Appraisal, a Tampa-based concern, that submitted the only bid for the job. Adkinson said a crew that averaged about 10 people worked several months ap- praising every piece of pro- perry in the county. "If I had my wishes and had the time to do the job, I would much rather have done it my- self" Adkinson said, but pointed out with the present office fa- cilities and personnel it would have been impossible to do the job in the time demandedbythe state. He said that much of the de- lay in getting the tax roll ready to submit to the state for ap- proval has been due to com- puter problems and errors in Tampa, where the roll is being prepared. Last Wednesday the As- sessor certified the figures to the various budgeting boards in the county, giving them the new. millage figures, required by law that would provide the same amount of tax money as last year's figures. Last year the CountyCom- mission levied 10.4 mills, which brought the Commission $580, 471.59. (The four tenths of a mill is used to pay off the in- debtedness for the court house addition. There are still se- veral more years to pay on this addition.) Adkinson certified a millage figure of 3.656, calculated to bring in this same amount on the 1973 tax roll. Last year the School Board levied l0 mills, which brought in $558,145.76. Adkinson cer- tified a figure of 3.516 mills to reduce the same amount of revenue from the 1973 tax roll. The South Walton County Mo- squito Control District levied 2.55 mills on the 1972 roll and their figure was calculated by Adkinson at .661 mills. This would again bring in the same amount of revenue as last year--S41,841.78. The City of DeFuniak Springs last year levied l0 mills which brought in $77,025.5S. Hecer- tiffed a 1973 millage of 4.432 to bring in this same amount. Freeport last year "levied 3 mills which brought in $4,576. 72. Adkinson certified a mil- lage figure of 1.395 on the 1973 roll. The town of Paxton is incor- porated, but does not levy any taxes. The total non-exempt pro- perry figure for DeFuniak Springs in the current $18,649,692; for $3,563,406. The Tax Assessor for the 1974 roll he over the entire count list that has been the Tampa appraisers. review every single property in Walton next year" he said. about 18,000 separate property on the books It will still be fore the statements are | to taxvavers. The sion, Scliool Board taxing bodies are now 1 on their budgets and ing the millage. figures are arrived at, taxes due will be and printed out by Tampa. r ?'r ~an. STATE REPRESENTATIVE FRANK JACKSON was a visitor in Florala last Tuesday. He attended the Zorn Brothers third annual Agri-Rama held at the National Guard Armory. While here, he visited the Trailable Class in Florala which he was instrumental in gaining for Florala. Mayor Joe Evans and Councilman Victor Anderson presented him with a letter of ap- preciation for his efforts in obtaining the class for Florala. Tuesday was special guest day for the Trainable Class. Also visiting with them was their special education co-ordinator, Mrs. Helen Zenah of Andalusia and Mrs. Larry Woodham, Associate Editor, The Florala News. Trainable Class instructor, Mrs. Jeanie McCrory, was gracious in giving the visitors a tour of the class facilities. This special education class is something for which Florala is justly proud. Principal Erskine Ziglar with the assistance of Councilman An- derson have done a marvelous job in furnishing the facility. Anderson devotes his salary as councilman to the financing of the class. I Mayor Evans, Councilman Anderson, Rep. Jackson, Mrs. Zenah, and Mrs. McCrory !/~/~ .nos.v.on Dunham-Bush heating and coohng systems. tn this day of fuel short- ages, you want the most effi- - cient heating system available. Dunham-Bush has a furnace that can be just the answer--gas, oil or electric. What's more if you buy now we'll give you a $100 discount on our add-on central air conditioning that can be in- stalled next spring. Call us for a free estimate of your heating needs and we'll give you an exciting deal plus the choice of an outdoor thermometer or furnace filter. Now is the time to conserve energy, fuel and reduce the cost of heating your house this winter. DUNHAM-BUSH Making your spring a twelve month thing, HENDERSON HEATING COOLING D. C. HENDERSON ! la OAK STREET OWNER TELEPHONE ANDALUSIA, ALA. 36420 222,-4032 I Ill II I - rr's A BOY Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mixson are the proud parents of a baby boy who they have named Charles Robert. "Robbi" was born February 25 at Opp Mi- zell Memorial Hospital and weighed eight pounds and three and one half ounces. Mrs. Paul Mixson is the former Elaine Norris, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Norris of Red Oak. Pater- hal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mixson of Lake- wood. Paxton Assembly To Hold Sing The Paxton Assembly of God Church will hold their annual sing Friday night, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. The Westgate Singers of En- terprise will be the featured guests. Local talent will also be on hand. Pastor Grady Driggers in- vites everyone to attend. WHO KNOWS? 1. When was the Golden Gate Bridge opened? 2. When will Memorial Day be observed? 3. May 29th is the birthday anniversary of which President? 4. Name the birthstone for June. 5. Which weighs most a bar- rel of pork or a barrel of beef? 6. Define perigee and apo- gee. 7. Where is the Welland Ship Canal? 8. Name the state bird of Alabama. 9. When was the Morse Tele- graph first used? 10.Who was President in 19007 Answers to Who Knows 1. May 27, 1937. 2. Monday, May 28, 1973. 3. The late John F. Kennedy. 4. Pearl or moonstone. 5. They weigh the same-- 200 pounds. 6. Perigee means nearest the earth while apogee means furtherest from the earth. 7. Between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. 8. The Yellowhammer. 9. May 27, 1844. 10.William McKinley. ATTEND FUNERAL Those from out-of-town at- tending the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Martin on February28 were: The H. D. Gibbs and were: The H. D. Gibbs family from Houston, Tex.; The T. M. Gibbs family from Anderson, S.C.; Terry R. Gibbs and fa- mily from Laurel, Miss.; Mrs. C. M. Beebe, Lake Park, Fla.; Mrs. Bob Holtz, St. Augustine, Fla.; Ben M. Gibbs and family from Pensacola, Fla.; Dennis Gibbs of Louisiana Tech., Rustan, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Ru- fus Vance, of Columbus, Ga.; and Mrs. Wayne Wise and Mrs Marvin Hawkins, of Pensacola, Fla. ALABAMA W M U TO MEET IN HUNTSVILLE Six overseas missionaries and a missions official all of whom at one time lived in Alabama are to speak at the 79th session of Alabama Baptist Woman's Missionary Union set for First Baptist Church, Huntsville, March 19-21. Rev. and Mrs. Thomas E. Thurman, who serve in Bang- ladesh, lived in Frisco City be- fore going overseas. Rev. and Mrs. Robert R. Ste- wart, missionaries to Thailand, were marriedinAlfibama. Mrs. Stewart is the former Maxine Ashburn of Arab. Mrs. Gary Swafford, the for- mer Carolyn Hatchett, was born in Swaim, Ala. She and her husband serve in Malawi. Miss Mary Jo Randall, mis- sionary to Japan, was born in Notasulga, and worked in Tus- kegee, Andalusia, and Florence before going overseas. Rev. James Winfred Nelson, director of missions for the Baptist Convention of New Mex- ico, was born in Albertville. Other speakers with mis- sionary:related messages are Mrs. Lawrence Cazassa, presi- dent of the North American Bap- tist Women's Union, Wash- ington, D. C.; Dr. Jesse Flet- cher, mission support director, Southern Baptist Foreign Mis- sion Board, Richmond, Va.; Dr. George E. Bagley, executive secretary, Alabama Baptist State Executive Board, Mont- gomery; and Rev. Kwang-Wah Lau, pastor of the Chinese Bap- tist Church, Miami, Fla. Dr. Edwina Robinson, past executive secretary of the Mis- sissippi WMU, will present Bi- ble messages on "The Fruit of the Spirit;" and Miss Lujean Howard of the host church will present dramatic theme inter- pretations. Mrs. Lamar Jackson of Bir- mingham, Alabama WMU pre- sident, will preside over the an- nual meeting which begins March 19 at 1:30 p.m. and con- cludes March 21 at 12:00 noon. Bike Safety The Food and Drug Admin- istration recently proposed the first federal b i c y c I e safety standards for the na- tion. Since a thousand riders may die this year in bike accidents, the s t a n d a r d s should be adopted. They would apply only to new sales. Over 14,000,000 bikes were sold in 1972 (there are 40,000,000 in America) and standards for reflectors, brakes, pedals, etc., are ob- viously in the public interest. CARD OF THANKS We would like to express our sincere thanks to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness and comfort shown during the death of our loved one. Your presence, your prayers, and beautiful flowers and cards were greatly appreciated. Our thanks are also extended to Evans Funeral Home and the Reverend William Tucker Aplin, preacher of Chapel Hill Church. May the Lord richby bless and keep you is our prayer. Juanita Cassady and family Barbara Sue Dennis and Larry Cassady, grandchildren 3-7-1tpd CARD OF THANKS We would like to express our sincere thanks to our friends, neighbors and relatives for their kindness and comfort shown during the long illness and recent death of ,our loved one, Sarah Martin. Your visits, your prayers, cards, and beautiful flowers were greatly appreciated. Our special thanks to all who brought food for the family. Also special thanks go to Dr. Williams and the employees and staff of Florala Memorial Hos- pital for their kindness and ser- vices rendered to our grand- mother and mother. The Family Of Sarah Martin 3-7-1tpd CARD OF THANKS In the recent illness 'and death of our beloved mother the unnumbered friends res- ponded with a sincere degree of concern, care and kindness which touched the heart of which touched the heart of each of us. We needed you and your response was so wonderful. Perhaps you sang a lovely song or sent a dish of food. Perhaps you sent a potted plant, or a bouquet to set the mood. Perhaps you sent a beautiful card or donated your car. Per- haps you sent a funeral spray or said a silent prayer. Per- haps you sat quietly in a chair, if so, we saw you there. Per- haps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day - whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you very much. The Family of the Late Mary R. Yates of Clear Springs 3-7-1tc LEGAL NOTICE THE STATE OF ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY IN CIRCUIT COURT, IN EQUITY Gerald Morris Complainant vs. Linda Morris Respondent. In this cause it being made to appear to the Register by affidavit of Complainant's at- torney that the Defendant is a non-resident of Alabama, and her post office address is un- known, and further that in the belief of said affiant, the De- fendant is of the age of twenty- one years; it is therefore or- dered by the Register that pub- lication be made in the Florala News a newspaper published in Covington County, Alabama once a week for four consecu- tive weeks, requiring the said Linda Morris to plead, answer or demur to the Bill of Com- plaint in this cause by the llth day of March, 1974, or in thirty days thereafter a Decree Pro Confesso may be taken against him. Done at office in Andalusia, Ala., this the 8th day of Feb- ruary, 1974. E. E. King, Register 2- 14-4tc LEGAL NOTICE THE STATE OF ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY IN CIRCUIT COURT, IN EQUITY. Kenneth Dukes Complainant vs. Geraldine Dukes Respon- dent. In this cause it being made to appear to the Register by affidavit of Comvlainant"s at- torney that the Respondent is a non-resident of Alabama, and that her post office address is unknown, and further that in the belief of said affiant, the Respondent is of the age of twenty-one years it is there- fore. ordered by the Register that publication be made in the Florala News a newspaper pub- lished in Covington County, Alabama once a week for four consecutive weeks, requiring the said Geraldine Dukes to plead, answer or demur to the Bill of Complaint in this cause by the llth day of March, 1974, or in thirty days thereafter a Decree Pro Confesso may be taken against him. Done at office in Andalusia, Ala., this the 6th day of Feb- ruary, 1974. E. E. King, Register 2-14-4tc LEGAL NOTICE corded in Judge of County, Book 636 default dersigned as said Dotlma Inc., a at public bidder for ton dalusia, legal hours day of MarCh, ing in to-wit: Lot 1~-, Garrett City of ments perty is County. Then said the purpose gage debt penses a reasonable MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Default having been made in Lo$9 the terms of the mortgage ex- a ecuted by Roger Earl Weeks and lzora Weeks to Dothan J' Loan Company, Inc., a cor- poration, on August 29~, 1970, .,"*~'",~ ~ which said mortga~e,L~,.re- ANNUAL BOAT SPORTS CENTER, HERMAN LOWRY, OWNER HIGHWAY 85 FLORALA, ALA. (ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSOI~) 85 8-7566 MARCH 8TH, 9TH & 10TH, 8:00 AM. - 6:00 P.M. SEVEN DAYS- MARCH THRU SUNDAYS- OPEN NOON 150 BOAT'S OI~ EVINRUDE MOTORS * PERFORMANCE BASS COBI A" OUACHITA" TERRY BASS" VENTURE SAL ES * SERVICE" WARRANTY JOIN THE NEW BASS ANGLER'S CLUB AREA'SLARGEST OUTDOOR MARINE CENTEF MY MINUTE HERE IS ONE OF THE SHOCKING DAY. Crime, black and shameful, is everywhere today. less world system which has cast the public schools, and does not want to be rer~ reality of a God of justice as well as is shameful beyond words for crime to perpetuated among those who call themselVe in the sinless Son of God who laiddown that we might be saved from sin, kept prepared for the place which our Lord in order for His own. The crime is this called preachers of the Gospel of our Lol ings of Christ) expect pay and recel parishoners for telling them that they from all sin in this life, must sin more or day in thought, word, and deed, and yet children of God while doing so, and revocably and eternally saved. Such is philosophy, but never the teachings God's Word declares that Jesus came to people from their sins; .... If the Son make you free, ye shall be free indeed;"' which He sware to our father Abraham grant unto us, that we being delivered of our enemies might serve Him holiness and righteousness before Him of our life," (See Mt. 1:21; John 73-75). Again God's Word states: God that bringeth salvation hath appea men, teaching us that, denying lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, in this present world." Jesus said, "If Me, he will keep my words." John saith, I know Him, and keepeth not'H'fs coral is a liar, and the truth is not in him." said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know they follow Me." This is the crowd that perish, and the only crowd. No man Christ while dabbling in sin of any sort. 2:11, 12; John 14:23; I John 2:4; John Friend, if you will forsake all sin and will take you out of sin, and sin out of you. G. T. Bustin. Representing missionary New" Guinea, In~lonesia, and India. Free scription to FAITH AMBASSADOR for the obligation. Write: CHRIST'S P.O. Box 552, Westfield, Ind. 46074; or LIFE CENTER, P.O. Box 348, Lake#ood, Available for speaking engagements.