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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE2 National Library Week The, first week in April is National Library Week. Your local library is asking that all citizens of this community help celebrate. Thursday of that week (April 8) is Book Day. That day the Florala Library will be open for 12 hours, from 9 a.m. til 9 p.m. It is hoped that every person in this community will give at least one book to the library during that time. Your library needs hard- hacked books in good condition on almost any subject -- no- vels, history books, encyclope- dias, textbooks, children's books. Workers will be available all day April 8 to pick: up any books any person wants to do- nate. Call 8-.1551 for free pick up of books. Donations are tax deductable. Remember -- April 8-- Book Day. Give a book to the library. Mr. A nd Mrs. Overmyer Ceremony Unites Steele- Overmyer .PERSONALS Mrs. Treva Peoples of Flo- rata and Mr. and Mrs. Gar~ Edmondsun and Sonya of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, recent- ly visited Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hodge, Sharon and Gerry of Tavares, Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peoples, Richard and Thomas of Satsuma, Florida. While down there, they attend- ed the Installation of Officers ceremony of the Tavares, Flo- rida, Chapter #127, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Hodge (nee Joyce Peoples)- was in- stalled as Worthy Matron of the Tavares Chapter for 1976. Miss Jerri Lynn Davis Jerri Lynn Davis To Wed Ray Strickland Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Davis of Laurel Hill, Florida, wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jerri Lynn, to Ray Strickland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Stricktand. of Crestview, Florida. The wedding will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church,' Lau- rel Hill, Florida, on Friday, March 19, 1976 at 7:30 p.m. No formal invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives are invited to attend. At four o'clock p.m. on De- cember Z7, 1975, Sharon Steele and John Overmyer were united in marriage by Reverend Wal- lace Duvall in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Deca- tur, Georgia. The bride was given in mar- rtage by her father, Mr. G. B. Steele, Route One, Laurel Hill, Florida. She was radiant in her gown of satin organza. The empire bodice was beautifully appliqued with Alencon lace and pearls. Pearls encircled the lovely scoop peckline. The long~|ffed sieeves of English net were appliqued with motifs of Alencon lace and pearls with a border of lace at the wrist.. The A line skirt flowed into a beautiful chapel train, featur- ing a diamond design of pearls and Aleneon lace from the Em- pire waistline in front to 18 inches above the hemline. The hemline and train were beauti- fully bordered with scalloped Alencon lace and pearls. Her silk illusion veil flowed from a Camelot cap of Alencon lace and pearls. The bride car- ried a streamer bouquet of ro- ses, stephanotis and an orchid. Her attendant, Mrs. David Steele, was gowned in a coral gown featuring a V neck and short sleeves, trimmed in fur with a flowing circular skirt. Mrs. Steele carried long stem coral roses. Mother of the bride was attired in a medium bl~e suit, wRh. matching ac- cessories. Mother of the groom was attired In a cre~m~colored suit, with matching accessor- ies. Mrs. Paul Smith of Montgo- mery, Alabama, Mrs. Ronald Helveston of Mobile, Alabama, Mrs. Mike Norris of Atlanta, Georgia and Mrs. Steve Flo- wers, Mrs. William Tally of Birmingham, Alabama, served as hostesses at the reception following the ceremony. The couple are making their home in Decatur, Georgia. d : ] I I I II 30U TH ilIIlt Mlm'ala Ntmj SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT FIFTH STREET FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 MR. AND MRS. LARRY K. WOODHAM EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES COVINGTON COUNTY, ALABAMA ....... $5~:~5 ELSEWHERE IN ALABAMA ............ $6.30 OTHER STATES .................... $6.00 ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY I I I L ece e ion Elaine and Gordon Welch were honored with a reception after the evening service Sun- day night in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church. Gordon has recently been call- ed as the Minister of Music and Youth Director of the Calvery Baptist Church in Birmingham. Elaine has served as the First Baptist Church Secretary for e the past two years and Gordon has served as the church orga- nist. Both Gordon and Elaine, have been very active in the youth and the choir programs of the church. John Whitner, Minister of Music and Youth Director, led the large group in singing at the beginning of the fellowship. Ml~e Welch, president of the st choir and also Gordon's bro- ther, presented the couple with a silver tray as a token of ap- preciation. Reverend Freeman Williamson alsopresented Gor- don and Elaine with a gift from the church members. Delicious cookies, cakes, cheese straws and punch were served to the members and guests by the women of the church. Gordon and Elaine will reside at Z08 Woodward Road in Midfield, Alabama. They will be greatly missed by everyone in Florala. Bell Finalist In Merit Scholarship Fgom under $10,000 to $25,000" to four.bedroom models. Like literally thousands of Weston Homes owners, you'll smile too when WestorX shows you just how affordable good living can be. When you see how your money buys more home, more quality, more investment value. And how easy" it is t# actually profit by owning a brand new home c~ your ~p with modern, easy-living conventehces. Like prac- tically no upkeep, outstand- ingly strong construction and low-cost heating. Because the unique Weston building sys- tern simply elin~nates expensive, unneces- sary construction problems to bring you the home you want at a price you can afford. In fact, the only thihg you can't afford is to miss looking i~to Weston Homes. *All Weston Homes are erected on your foundation. Priqe~s vary slightly according to distance and location. Many options and additions available (I- and 2-car garages, carports, colonial elevations, clerestory windows, etc.) at very reasonable prices. eston Thomas Eugene B~II, a senior at Paxton High School, has ad- vanced to Finalist standing in the 1976 Merit Scholarship competition. To~lmy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Bell of Paxton. The purposes of the Merit Scholarship Program is to i0en- tify and to hunorecademic ex- cellence among secondary school students. As a finalist Tommy remains in contention for receiving a scholarship. He is to be congratulated for ob- taining this standing. THE FLORALA NEWS - TI,H]RSDAY, MARCH Florala Junior Civic Club With Mrs. John R. Cook The Florala Junior Civic Club held their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 2, in the lovely home of Mrs. John Ray Cook. Delicious refresh- ments of snowcake, queen's sa- lad, l~rtY mix, coffee and colas were served t~ seventeen re- gnlar members, two new mem- bers and two guests. After the social hour, the meeting was called to order by Club President, Sally Merri- field. Program chairman, Ima Jean Cook, welcomed the two new members, Mrs. Julia Har- rison and Mrs. Cynthia Taylor. She then introduced her guests, Mrs. Carolyn Nobles and Mr. Joe Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield was in charge of the program. He showed a filmstrip on Conser- vation. "lane filmstrip shown was "Trees and a. Woman's World." Several of the im- portant facts brought out in the film were: Trees are arenew- able natural resource; ~ach acre of trees provide enough oxygen for 18 people; trees have a cooling effect in the sum- mer, and also serve as sound harriers; trees are objects of beauty, but are to be used for the benefit of man. Following the program, an installation of the new mem- bers was conducted. Pat Cox, Reha Birge and Sally Merri- field participated in this most impressive ceremony. Club President, Sally Merrifteld, gave a charge to the new m~m- hers and presented each one with a daisey, which is the club flower. Following "this, the roll call was called by Recording Secre- tary, Reha Birge. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer's report was given by Mary Jane Zorn. She also gave the fin- ance committee report. The Club agreed to have a rummage sale on April Z and 3. The Projects Committee report was given by Mariha Byrd. The main project of the club has been accomplished, and that was the installation of the oth- er side of the lighted sign lo- cated downtown. Ima Jean Cook then gave the Bicenten- nial Committee report. The club voted to have an art show for children from the Lockhart, Florala and Paxton Schools. Also the club will sponsor a float i~t ~the 24th of June Pa- rade. Ima .,/#an Cook then gave a report from the Constitutional Revision Committee. Follow- lag this the club president pre- sented Elaine Welch with a gift from the club. Elaine is moving to Birmingham, where her hus- hand, Gordon, has accepted the position of Minister of Music with the Powderly Baptist Church. The club will certainly miss her, but wish for them the Grace Baptist Pays Off Mortgage by Roy C. Maddox, pastor On March I, Grace Baptist Church paid .off the mortgage on the church 15roperiy. The propu~y was purchased from the late~Mr. F. M. (Red) Bur- gess and wife, Elaine, in 1971, for $13,000 and was financed for.nine years. The help of a lot of interested people, includ- ing the faithful members of the church, made it possible to pay off the property about four years early. Plans are in progress to make the necessary financial arrangements to move forward to complete the new auditorium of the building in the near fu- ture. This is another very impor- tant period in the workofGrace Baptist Church and a special word of thanks 'is extended to every person who had a part in this effort.. very best. Following this, the meeting was adjourned. Those present for this meeting were: Missy Vaughan, Barbara Halley, Judy Perry, Sally Lancaster, Mary Jane Zorn, Reha Bilge, Julia Harrison, Elaine George, Joy Mathis, Susan Sullivan, Cynthia Taylor, Sally Merrifield, Cook, Martha Byrd Pittman. Pictured from left to right, Elaine Welch, Ima Cynthia Taylor, and Julia Harrison. @ |ness Church Revival oG The New Harmony Holiness Church will hold a revival, be- ginning March 12, and lasting through March 14. Jeff Caine and The Samari- tians will be the featured sin- gers. Services will begin at 7:30, nightly. Pastor, Johnny Shaw, invites all interested persons to at- tend. e e e Merry Tillers last a long, long time. In fact, know of several gardeners who are still with the Merry Tillers they bought in 1947. Isnt it nice to know Merry Tiller you bu still be working 30 now? If you take care Merry Tiller, it'll take of you. The or~g,nal s*nce 1947 ADAMS SAW HIGHWAY 331 SOUTH PAXTON, FLA. Get That LOOK in Your NEVER BUY ANOTHER PATTERN!! A New Pattern Making, Fitting & Design Method Copy or Design Your Own Clothes!!! 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