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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, MARCI~ PAXTON GIRL'S BASKETBALL TEAM -- Standing, from left, Coach Corinne Stephens, Angela York, Naylene McClellan, Joan Paul, Sheena Washington, Donna Daughtry, Belinda Reeves; kneel- 2O ing, Angie Daughtry, Connie Reeves, Jeanie Hammond, Sandra Miller, and Cindy Griffith. JIM SHAW'S miniature wagon train collection. these delightful stage coach teams. Many hours of work went into the assembly of The big one eluded Paxton's girls basketball team Saturday night when they dropped the District 2A crown to Freeport by a score of Z8-22. An ex- tremely slow start made Pax- ton's valiant fourth quarter ef- fort come up short, allowing them only the runner-uptrophy. In spite of this heartbreak- Ing defeat, the season has been a successful one with two vic- tories over Walton Senior High, two over Munson High and one win against Chumuckla, Dis- trict 1A champs in their single meeting and the first meet- ing with Freeport. Paxton only lost three games, one to Free- port and two to District 2AA champion, Jay. The scoring this season was lead by Nay- Iene McClellan, Sheena Wash- ington, and Joan Paul with out- standing defensive play by An- gela York, Cindy Griffith, Don- na Danghtry, and Belinda Reeves. Coach Corinne Ste- phens credits much of the team's success to bench stren- gth provided by four eighth graders: Angle Danghtry, Jen- nie Hammond, Sandra Miller, and Connie Reeves. Although the 'Cats will lose and miss three seniors, the future still looks bright• Coach Stephens feels that the one greatest factor contributing to the girls success is their tremendous team spirit and respect for each other. ARTHUR TURNER, Chief of the Creek Indian Nation, East of the Mississippi, smokes the peace pipe with Bicentennial Wagonmasters and assured them a safe trip through Creek Indian territories. Pictured, from left, Chief Turner, Florida DISTINGUISHED VISITORS at the "change in command" ce- remonies for the Alabama-Florida Bicentennial Wagon Train. Pictured, from left, Mayor Joe R. Evans, Councilwoman Chick Wagonmaster, Cathy Benoit, Alabama Wagonmaster Steve Sta- bler, Florida Wagonmaster Shirley Craycroft and Alabama Horse Chairman Jamie "Red" Ethridge. Hutchinson, Councilwoman Sybil Mickler, Jack Wallace, Jr., nep- hew to Governor George Wallace, Indian Chief Arthur Turner, and Tommy Mathis, Mayor of Paxton. MODERN DAY PIONEER WOMEN greet Bicentennial visitors un Beautiful Lake Jackson in Florala Saturday. Pictured, from PIONEER JOHN BALDWIN of the Walton County Bicenten- nial Committee meets Parson Joe E. Bates, First United Metho- dist, Florala, who delivered the prayer asking God's blessings on all Bicentennial celebrations in the USA. left, Mrs. Irene Moore, Miss Vera Whiddon, Mrs. Mickelson, Mrs. Edna Cravey, and Mrs. Betty Hoote9. CHIEF ARTHUR TURNER exchanges gifts Assistant Wagonmaster Debra Hocutt of Elba and ridge, Mayor of Greenville. THE TUCKABAcHEE CREEK INDIAN DANCERS of Pensa- cola, Florida delighted those attending the Bicentennial Wagon Train celebration held on Beautiful Lake Jackson, Saturday. They performed a number of colorful dances, including the friendship dance and the lmdiam love dance. THE FAMED FLORALA WILDCAT MARCHING BAND is al- ways a welcome add/Uon to any festivities. They gave their usual fine perlom~ce at the Bicentennial progr~i The band is under the direction of Mr. Andy Alsup.