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/ IMAGIi ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• = USE yBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. L .I[LORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, MARCH U, 1976 .... " ....... ~ ;~' ~;~'*~i~!~, ~ • THE JOINT HIGHWAY COMMITTEE held its second quarterly meeting. They are right: Rep. G. J. Higginbotham, Opelika, Sen. George McMlllan, Birmingham; Sen. Bay Minette, Senator Cram Foshee, Red Level; Sen Joe Fine, Rnssellville; wards, Decatur; Sen. C. C. "Be" Torbert, Jr., Opelika; ~ep. Hobby Tom Crowe, Highway Director; Rep. Jack Biddle, HI, Gardendale; Rep. Waltee-Owens, Frank Jackson, Opp; Rep. J. Thomas Sandusky, Mobile; and Rep. Bethel D. Highway Committee Highway Commit- quarterly and Thurs- and 4. The State Depart- committee of two parts: of (2) the the Senate and one from the House for each of Alabama's seven U. S. Congressional Dis- tricts. Senator C. C. "Be" Torbert, Jr., is Chairman and Representative Bobby Tom Crowe, Vice Chairman. We have a very serious and difficult task Senator Torbert said, because it is the res- ponsibility of this committee to come up with an answer to the needs of the State Highway Department. ~s requested by at their last 16, 1976. of Alabama told the com- projects are report that will unless there is Commit- legislative by an act review a 20- highway mo- development State of Ala- committee is com- members, one from DR RIC Cling Repairs, Sales & Service, Repairs Phone 6 Sunday School Class The JOY Sunday School Class met in the home of Mrs. Shep- pie Bowden, Tuesday night at 7:00, March 2. Mrs. Mae Welch called the meeting to order and welcom- ed the guest. Mrs. Irene Gar- ner reminded the members of the book, "Tomorrow Begins Today", to be taught by Mrs. Cooper on Wednesday night, March 3, at 6:30. Routine re- ports were given by chairmen of each committee. Mrs. Georgia Matthews led in the opening prayer. Miss Ethel Donaldson intro- duced special guest, Mrs. Christine Vann, who brought a most inspiring devotional. Pra- yer partners were chosen. Re- freshments were served by the hostess. Those attending were Miss Donaldson, Mrs. Garner, Mrs. Matthews, Mrs. Floanie Jack- son, Mrs. Easter Ward, Mrs. Juanita Radford, Mrs. Welch, Mrs. Man Cuthriell, Mrs. Leo- nia Brooks, Mrs. Irene Moore, Mrs. Clara Pelham, Mrs. Alice Flournoy, Mrs. Faun, and Mrs. Bowden. The April meeting will be il~ the home of Mrs. Radford. ews by Jasper Davis The Laurel Hill Girl Scouts were host to two honored gues- ts during their weekly meeting. The first was Mrs. Gladys Mil- ton of Walton County, who chose the subject of personel hygiene and health habits, and action to take in case of accidents. The other guest was Mrs. Diane Koos Gentry, an author and photographer from SaE Antonio, Texas, who is visit- ins the area and preparingpho- tographic layouts and text for a soon to be published book with the possible title of, /'GoiW Right On". Some of~e pie- turns taken during the week of the scout activities may be in- clnded in the book. News The Enid Sylvester Activities seeking larger facilities, as the Workshop, ESAW , has recently client enrollment is rapidly out- increased its staff by two per- growing its present site on the sons to keep pace with its client campus of the Walton Middle load. Reverend Roosevelt Sbel- School. by, the workshop director, said While ESAW is located in De- Wednesday that the new staff Funisk Springs, the geographic members are Marcia Bethea, an center of the county, the work- evaluator and Louise Scofield, a shop is responsive to the needs bus driver to drive the recently of all mentally handicapped per- acquired second bus. sons over the age of 16, wber- The workshop also purchased ever they live in the county. nearly $2,000 worth of equip- ment, including an electric type- writer and a duplicating machine. JESUS NAME HOUSE Shelby said the clients at ESAW were awarded the contract to re- OF PRAYER HOSTS pair the Little League Park.'The park was ravaged by Hurricane REVIVAL Eloise and will be repaired in time for the Bicentennial program in July. Last Saturday, parents and vo- lunteers worked despite the chilly wind to clear the workshop's gar- den and horticultural plot on Highway 83, in preparation for the spring plantings. The parents of ESAW clients Jesus Name House of Pray- er began a revival March 7, and will continue through March, 14. Services begin nightly at 6:30. Evangelist R. O. Bankstun of Pensacola is the visiting speaker. Prayer for the sick is being held each evening. have organized with Louise Sco- Attend the services now in pro- field as president, to add sup-. gress across from the Zippy port to the work of the workshop. Mart, Florala, Alabama. Since opening its doors in the summer just passed, the client enrollment has grownto 24. How- ENON BAPTIST TO ever, Reverend Shelby said an av- erage day now sees 15-18 men- HOST SING tally handicapped persons over the age of 16 busy at work at ESAW. The city of Paxton has pledged its support to ESAW. Currently two clients are enrolled at ESAW from the Paxton area. Four other Paxton applications are now pending. The workshop is currently SATURDAY NIGHT Enon Baptis~ Church is spon- soring a sing Saturday night, March 13, at 7:00 p.m., featur- ing the blind Barnes Brothers of Harold, Florida. Church Pastor, James Go- million invites your attendance. FOUR-H PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS: front row - Junior Winners: Wesley Laird and Rebecca McKathan. Back row- Senior Winners: James Williamson and Becky Henderson. NEW ARRIVAL 4-H Speaking Winners Call 8-6002 Florala, Alabama - ELECTRICAL Old Or New I XDerlenced- YOuthful dC)m TOO LARGE OR Work Guaranteed PHONE 8- 1082 tan Caraway :NG- ELECTRICAL Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tho- mas McCall (nee Susan Yea- man) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, are the proud parents of another son, Chad Edward McCall. He was bern in a Fort Walton Beach hospital, March 3. Announced Wednesday The 4-H Speaking Elimina- tion was held Wednesday, Feb- ruary 25, at the Covington Elec- tric Cooperative auditorium. Maternal grandmother is Four-H public speaking is judg- Mrs. Hurt McCall, Sr., of De- ed in four divisions: junior Funiak Springs. Paternal girls, junior boys, senior girls and senior boys. Becky Henderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Dee Hen- derson of Cedar Grove commu- nity, won first place in the se- nior girls division. James Wil- liamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Yeaman of Flo- rala. Mrs. Lula Murray of Fort Walton Beach is the pat- ernal great grandmother. Young Chad has a sister and brother, Jama 12 and Thomas and Wesley attends W. S. Hat- Inn School. Vickie Robbing of Fleeta School was second-place win- ner in the junior girls divi- sion and Sharon Kelley of Plea- sant Home School was third- place winner. David McCall of Fleeta School was second -place winner in the junior boys division and Dale Sanders of Pleasant Home School was third-place winner. Other participants wereSu- 2 1/2 years old. Florala friends of Mrs. Me- Call will be happy to hear that she is home and improving from complications suffered during the birth of the baby. PERSONALS Peggy Curran of Atlanta, Georgia, is visiting with her grandmother, Margaret Wil- liamson Curran, for several days. the senior boys division. Re- becca McKathan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garnal McKathan of Pleasant Home Community, won first place in the junior girls division. Wesley Laird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan. Laird of near Lockhart, won 1st place in the junior boys division. Becky and James attend Straughn School; Rebecca at- tends Pleasant Home School; Sam Williamson of Clearview san Etheridge, Mark Kyse, r, Community, won first place in Emmitt Matbews, SandyAnder- son, and Karen Franklin of Straughn School; Craig Nichols of Pleasant Home School; Ken- neth Cauley and Amy McKee of Fleeta School; and Daisy Mac Collins of W. S. Harlan School. Sponsors for the 4-H Public Speaking Eliminations are Wiregrass Electric Coopera- tive of Hartford, Covington Ele- ctric Cooperative of Andalusia, Federal Land Bank Association of Enterprise, and Wiregrass Production Credit Association of Andalusia. Judges for the elimination were Mrs. Isaac Church, Mrs. Allen Valine, and Mr. Paul Smithart. Chad Martin, Member Ser- vices Advisor of the Covington Electric Cooperative, served as timekeeper and photograp- her for this event. Two ways to be quick without hurrying. Snapper is fast so you can get through fast. Here's why: • Grass bag is mounted behind the mower. • Extra-large grass bags for fewer stops. • Powerful vacuum action-' for an extra clean lawn. Get yours today. Snapper is fast for yOU. mowers meet A.N.S.I, safety specifications. ADAMS CHAIN SAW Highway 331 South Paxton, Fla. Supper Honors Mrs. Thomas 1 Bethany Sunday School Class of First Assembly of God, ho- nored Mrs. Charlotte Thomas with a birthday supper at her home on Thursday night, March 4. .~ Class members enjoying this occasion with Mrs. T.homas,- were Gracy Dunn, Gladys Creech, Gussie Free, Vera Giv- ens, Ethel Lindsey, Louise' Manning, Yerna Geohagun, Cl- andia Harrison, Mary Elmore, Icy Edwards, lona Collins, and "the honoree, Mrs. Thomas. PA GE 3 AN EYE GERALD M. BROWN, JR., COORDINATOR of Stndent Personnel Services and Ann Smith, Registrar, MacArthur State Technical College make plans for the spring quarter. SPRING QUARTER AT MacARTHUR TECH TO BEGIN TRANSPLANT CAN BE DONE Transplanting a tree or flo- wer can be done.., if you have a tree or flower to transplant. Now that sounds like an absurd statement, doesn't it? But when you think of today's miracle of transplanting human eye tis- sue, such a statement becomes vital. An eye transplant can be done . . . if there is eye tis- sue to transplant. The Ala- hama Lions Eye Bank does re- ceive human eye tissue through its eye-donor program . . but not nearly enough. Imagine the warm feeling of giving that will be yours for the rest of your life when you pledge your eyes, after yourdeath, tosome- one who is blind. Donor cards are available from Florala Lions. It's li- terally a feeling that money can't buy. Florala Lions will be locat- ed at a table near the Center of Town from 1 until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13andFri- day, March 19, to assist you with your Alabama Lions Eye Bank Donor Card. If you: wish for someone to bring a card to your home, then you may call 8-1240; S- 2855; 8-6404 and a Lion will gladly come to see you. The spring quarter at Mac- Arthur State Technical College is scheduled to begin on Mon- day, March 15 with students be- ing admitted to most depart- ments. Registration will con- tinue throughout the week. The school has vacancies in Busi- ness Data Processing, Business Education, Barbering, Cos- metology, and Electronics. Ap- plications will be accepted for other departments with a pos- sibility of enrollment for spring quarter. This will not effect those persons who have already been accepted for the spring quarter. Students may earn a cer- tificate or diploma upon com- pletion of their program of study. In addition, students enrolling in Accounting, Steno- graphy, Drafting and Design Technology, Electronics Tech- nology, Radio and Television Technology, Industrial Electri- city Technology, and Business Data Processing TeChnology may earn an Associate in Ap- plied Technology Degree. The cost of attending Mac- Arthur Tech is nominal as com- pared to other schools, both public and private. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify scholarships, federal grants, and work-study. Applications for assistance may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. All programs at MacArthur Tech are approved for the train- ing of veterans. Persons who wish to make application for admission, should contact the Coordinator of Student Personnel Services. Paxton Garden News FLOWER OF THE MONTH .. Crocus Nature has a special way of telling the world Winter's gone and Spring is here. She does it with the crocus. This herald of Spring has been the biggest "little'~..Imlb favorite since it came to these shores via Holland from Greece. The yellow and white species crocus generally flower first-- in fact the pure white Snow Bunting may appear as early as February. There are a number of different varieties, ranging from yellow and gold to lilac and blue. Naturalized in a lawn or un- der trees of shrubs, crocusses will bloom in the Spring llke wild flowers. Tossed on the ground and planted where they fall, the bulbs will multiply ra- pidly year to year if planted in light, well-drained soil. After the flowers fade the leaves must be allowed to ripen to build the bulbs for bloom next year. Cro- cus bulbs are inexpensive and because they multiply, they offer continued dividends. NOTICE -- The March meet- ing time and date has been changed to Tuesday, March 30. Meeting promptly at 9:00 a.m. to leave on a Nature Trail Field Trip. After the trip, refreshments will be served at the new home of Mary Nell Fin- ley in the Children's Home Community and adjourn. Members are invited to the Ramada Inn, Fort Walton Beach on March 23 to attend the Dis- trict Presidents Meeting. Lun- cheon tickets are $4.75. Make your reservations with Greg McClellan before March 13. ANNOUNCEMENTS -- Orchids to Sally Merrifield for arrang- ing the delivery of a forst-free refrigerator at the cost of $210. The refrigerator is being don- atsd to the Community Center by the Garden Club. If other clubs are interested in donat- ing, there is a need for Cups, books, decorations, etc. Orchids to Madolyn Johnston on her presentation of a fas- cinating program, "If Your Indoor Plants Have Pro- blems". Highlights are in the meeting report. Orchids to the hostesses of the month, Gladys Adams and Jewell Presley, who served .members delicious refresh- meats of sour cream cake, con- gealed salad, crackers, colas and coffee. Onions to members who miss the next meeting without a good reason! The Nominating Com- mittee with Pat Brown, Cha/r- man and Gladys Looney have been hard at work and will present the slate of officers for 1976-77. BE SURE AND BE THERE TO VOTE!! FEBRUARY MEETING - Like the Boston TeaParty, our Tues- day the 24th meetLng CaKed to order by President Greg Mc- Clellan at the Paxton Commu- nity Center, is now history. Just as that famous "party" of many years ago marked a turning point in American des- tiny, so might the Paxton Gar- den Club make it's mark with our 1975-76 theme, "Are You Involved?" Mande McClellan, Acting Secretary, called the roll. Pat Brown was voted to be Secre- tary for the rest of the year and her January Garden Club newspaper article served as the minutes. Betty Mixson, Treasurer re- ported the club has $370.60 in the bank. Some interesting highlights on the program are: 90% of plant problems are over or un- der watering. Water slowly until water runs out the bot- tom of the pot. If your pot is in a saucer, empty it after the plant finishes draining. Use water at room temperature, if you have chlorine, let the wa- ter sit out so the chlorine can evaporate. Plants that grow flowers or fruit like bright light., fil- tered light is good for ferns, ivies and palms. If you are short on time, get plants that require the same light, water, size of pot, kind of put, potting soil and the same treatment year round. Large, mature, well established plants are slow growers and their large pots dry out more slow- ly. Good plants for busy peo- ple are phtlodendrom and rub- ber plants. When repotting get as much • rootbell as possible, crumble' away some of the old soil. Use a container one or two sizes larger than the old one. For large plants, remove 4 or 5 inches off the top and put in fresh soil. You can spot the correct soil line on a plant be- cause the color of the trunk or stem is lighter above the line and darker below. GET WELL QUICK GREET- INGS -- Velma Mathis is re- covering from an operation. Ha- zel Jackson has tendered her resignation because of recent heart surgery. We are grate- ful to Hazel for serving as se- cretary and a willing worker. Both these fine women are wish- sd a speedy recovery. CHILDREN'S HOME HOMEMAKERS HOLD MEETING .... :'" . : ..... n 6-PACK CARTON Bass Grocery & Service Station Highway 54 East The March 4 meeting of the Chfldrens Home Homemakers Club was held at the Paxton Community Center with eleven members and one visitor pre- sent. Home Demonstration Agent Virginia Clark explained the different stitches and cutting materials being used today and Club President Mrs. Catherine Gorby instructed the group in how to make craft butterflies. The regular meetings are on first Thursday afternoons at 1:30. New members are wel- come. Club members were pleased to hear that Mrs. Hazel Jack- son is home after undergoing heart surgery. Good wishes for a speedy recovery is sent her way. Refreshments of cake, cof- fee, and colas were enjoyed, served by hostess Mrs. Louise Bulger. I CAROUSEL TWIN CINEMA Downtown Opp THUR.-FRI.-SAT March 11-12-13 A TRUE STORY "Seven RATED G Shows at 7:00 & 8:40 SUN.-MON.-TUE. March 14-15-16 You may never stop laughing! 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