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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 8 e • • r II Seniors Of The Week Angelia- Craig, The senior of the week girl The Senior holding the spot- 200YEARS AGOTODAY Two hundred years ago to- day there was a boy named Jim walking home from a school in Boston. It had been a long day for Jim, what with forgotten homework assignments, fights, failed test, etc., and he had I~ad to stay in after school on top of all that. And it was such a beautiful day! You all know how the weather starts feeling like spring the first few days in March. Well, Jim got early spring fever and decided that he was going to quit school and join General Washingtun's Army. "It's a life of adventure for me," he said. "i'm [onna be a soldier and fight the British!" So that night he took a little bit of food and started for the field where he had heard Wash- ington was camped. He was looking forward to it because he'd never seen General Wash- JJ~ton. It was cloudy and windy and as Jim was walking down the road it began to rain. It was • dark night but Jim could just see a cottage in a field close by. He made a "beeline" for the cottage door and got safely inside. No one was there and it didn't look like anyone lived there, but there was a pile of firewood in a corner and Jim started building a fire so he could dry out. Just when he got the fire go- ing, someone flung the door this week is well matched up light for this week is none other open. Jim looked up to see a with the boy, since where you than Craig Hutcbeson. Heplay- tall man standing there in a see Craig, you see Angelia. ed right guard on this years un- Angelia is 17 years old and defeated football team. He has was born under the sign of Tau- rus. Angelia's favorites are: food - pizza; teacher- Mrs. Pittman, and her color is green. Her hobbies are reading, cro- cheting, and talking on the phone. After finishing high school, she plans to attend a school of~ nursing: Good tuck" in the fdtdY~,'. ' " . black hair and brown eyes and stands a big 6 feet Z inches. He weighs 225 pounds and his favorites are; color - blue; food - meatloaf; sport - foot- ball; bobby weight lifting; pastime - eating and watching TV. His plans after school are to go into the Army. ~ In closing, ~he 'says'he'll' miss the great athletic program in FHS. Scenes Of Superb Performance blue cape. He didn't know who the man was, but he knew he was handsome enough. "Hello," said the man cheer- fully. "Is it alright if I share this cottage with you? It surely is a rongh night to be out." "Not at all," said Jim. "Come over to the fire and warm yourself." Well, they got all settled down in front of the fire and started talking, and Jim shared what food he had with the handsome strange. Pretty soon, they got to talking and Jim told the man his name. "Jim," asked the stranger, "how do you happen to be out on a night like this?" Jim liked the friendly strang- er and opened up and told him the whole story about how he was going to join the army. The stranger thought for a minute, then smiled and said, "Jim, the army doesn't accept boys like you, and school is im- portant, too." "I know," said Jim, "but if I go back, I'll be in a heap of trouble. I believe I'd rather face the British!" 'TII write a letter explain- ing everything," said the stran- ger. "They'll understand. Now go to sleep." In the morning they said good- bye. "Here's your letter," said the stranger. "Goodbye Jim. We'll need you to help us whip the British someday. We'll meet again soon." And with that he was gone. Jim didn't even have a chance to say farew~ell. Well folks, Jim beat it back ! - BETA CLUB - The talented group of young people gave a premier perfor- mance to FHS students who ga- thered in the band room Thurs- day of last week. They were certainly #1 with all their fellow students. Also performing was Troy State Music Education Maior Lari Henley who has been doing his student teaching at FHS. He writes music, sings, accom- panying himself at the piano and/or guitar and did a comedy skit, also. He was tremen- dously popular with the stu- dents and teachers, alike. They were all completely spoil bound. AEA PLANS No School!!!!! No teachers saying for us to be quiet! No- body telling you to pick up trash after recess and lunch. It's time for AEA! Wow! It's too great to really be true, but it is! The students and teachers of FHS have planned many fascin- ating activities. The following is a list of just a few of the activities that they plan to en- gage in. Rhea Yarbrough - get a tan. Mrs. Pittman - Shop for baby furniture. Sandra Hughes Be lazy! Patsy McKinney - go see Vic- kie K. and go to Samson. Carol Ray - go to Ft. Walton. Wanda Taylor - go to Hunts- ville to see relatives. Sybil Barnes - Nothing I can get by without doing. Paul Bedsole - Celebrating last AEA at FHS. Sonya Moseley - No Para- dise Lost! Denise Dawson - go to the beach. Sonya Woodham - go to the beach, visit Sherre and Gay Glass and watch Soap Operas. Lisa Mitchell - watch Soap Operas. Melanie McDaniel - go to Beta Club Convention and hopefully go to the beach. BASKETBALL The 1975-76 Florala Wildcat Basketball team won over a mighty Headland team Saturday. night and in doing so they won a right to go to the State 2A Ch- ampionship in Tuscalooa. This years team, coached by Mr. George Lancaster and Mr. Ja- mes Wallace, played their first game Wednesday night against St. Jude at 6:00 p.m. The win- ner of that game was to ad- vance to the semi-finals. We wish to express congra- tulations to the four players who made the all area team in Andalusia. They are: Jef- frey Owens, Mike Bass, Willie Williams, and Arthur Hooks. by Randall Bradley This holiday occurs in March. It's nice time to get away from school. Some folks lie in the sun and parch. Others just act the fool. Beta Club Convention is held away; All state tryouts, too. Have a nice AEA, And do what you want to do. Sorrows Of Ending Cheering Season ts Bow In Tourney Photos By Sullivan & Elba Clipper , This was it. The Week. Ask any of the Florala Wildcats what basketball means to them and they will tell you that the regular season is a warm up for the State Tournament. So you ask what happened to the 'Cats in the first game of the tournament as they lost to the St. Jude Pirates of Mont- gomery by a stunning 87-59? Maybe Coach Lancaster said it best, "St. Jude is capable of beating any team in Memorial Coliseum." The Z5-7 Pirates used a ferocious full-court press and forced the Wildcats into more than 15 turnovers in the first half. As a result, they built up a 23 point half- time lead. St. Jude forced Florala into foul trouble also which just compounded all of the other mistakes. For Flo- rala the scoring was pretty even although they hit less than 50~ of their shots. Herman Owens came off the bench to the team with lZ points while Willie Wil- liams added 11 points an(. 10 rebounds. Michael Bass and Arthur Hooks each scored 10 points. That brings to an end another basketball season. All in all, it was a good one with Florala ending with a Z4-6 record, win- ning the area and regional tour- neys and going to Tuscaloosa for the second year in a row. But the 'Cats have yet to win the big one. Maybe next year? NEXT WEEK: Season sta- tistics. Several sorrows fill our hearts as the basketball cheer- ing season comes to an end. One is missing all the excitement, screaming, and hollering after we win a game. Another one is not having a lot of fun when we travel to out-of-town games. to Boston and went to school and gave the teacher the letter. "Young man," said the tea- cher, "do you know who wrote this letter?" "No, sire," said Jim. "Just a man I met on the road." "You mean you don't know? It was George Washington, the greatest military hero in our country. "He says inherewhat a fine young man he thinks you are." Needless to say, Jim was shocked and pleased. And to this day, his decendants tell ........ the story of bow their great- great-great grandfather Jim ......... The last sorrow we all miss is congratulating the basketball ............ men when we have a rolling victory. Keep up the good work, men, and we'll end up being the ZA State Champions! JOHNNY JAMES scores on LARI HENLEY accompany/l~ himself on tlie g~litar. met George Wu;,inlt . JEFFERY OWENSlaysuptvo one of his numerous steals in u brotlmr Herman looks on. the Georgiana game. om, oo Ee, s spe Ud per orn . II HERMAN OWENS sbcots over WILLIE WILLIAMS pulls ' all of the Georginua players, down another rebound. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, MARCH 11, t Cage Report HERMAN OWENS goes for two. DETERMINATION SHOWS ON Michael Bass's face as he lays up two. TH DAVE GARNER MICHAEL BASS takes sum unbelievable leap to lay up • shot. Check the distance between his feet and the floor. HERMAN OWENS lays easy two. JOHNNY JAMES picture perfect form. ARTHUR HOOI~ takes f