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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 0 SHOWN IS COACH DALE dOOM, SAC Coach ot the Year, Kenneth Vaughn and Willie Brown - Honorable Mention SAC, and Robert James and Mike Pickron - All SAC, Congratulationsl mm FHS One The Florala High School Wild- cats completed the 1971-72 sea- son in winning style. They am- massed 21 victories whiledrop- ping 9 decisions, 6 of which were to teams which represent- ed their schools in Regional fin- als or in the State Tournaments in Tuscaloosa. In the last five years the Wildcats have won 100 games and have lost 39. That is an average of 20 wins per year with only 7.8 losses! The Wildcats this year' won the Andalusia Invitational Tour- nament which was the 3rd time Florala has won this particular tournament in the last 5 years. They placed 4th in the South Alabama ,Conference and won the Championship of Region It and Area III Class AA Tournament. The Wildcats were lead by All-State Mike Pickron with 478 points, a 15.9 average, and a 74.3 free throw percentage. He lead the team in assists with 45 and was tied in steals with Robert James with 45. Leading rebounder for the 'Cats was Willie Brown who took 369 missed shots off the. board. Brown also lead theteam in field goal percentage with 49.7 percent. In addition to team ac- complishments the Wildcats were amassed with individual honors. Mike Pickron made All- State, all SAC and was on the Andalusia Invitational All Tour- nament team, in which he was Most Valuable Player, SAC All Tournament team, and was on All Tournament team for Area lit Class AA. Steve Henderson made All Tournament team for Area Ill Class AA. Kenneth Yaughn and Willie Brown made All Tournament Team in the Andalusia Invitational Tourna- ment. Brown also made All Tournament for Area III Class AA. Florala's sophomore, Rob- ert James made All SAC and was on All Tournament team for the SAC Tournament and All Tournament Samson Invitational Tip-Off Tournament. This years team consisted of eight Seniors, Z juniors, and I sophomore. Tl:le seniors are Mike Pickron, Kenneth Vaughan, Steve Henderson, Jimmy Owens, Willie Brown, Davy Sightler, Jimmy Denney, and Steve Straughn. The juniors are Larry Hamilton and Royce Sightler. The lone sophomore is Robert James. Next season will be a chal- lenge to Florala High School's basketball program and its coaching staff. With only one starter returning off this years team, almost the entire team will be inexperienced in varsity competition. The pride of Florala basketball will have to play a big part in building a 1972-73 winning varsity. THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: ARRIVE ALIVE "Mr. Cowell, are you sure you want to go through with this? I mean, after last week I'm hesitant about riding with Penelope--not that I have any- thing against women drivers, but 1 would like to live to a ripe old 18 if possible." "Buckle your seat belt and act like a man, Percy. After all, you signed up for drivers' education and you'll see it through. Besides I'm not going to ride with Penelope by my- self! Shh! her she comes!" "Hello Mr. Cowell, Percy. Well are ya'll ready to roll?" "Yes, Penelope, but please be a little more careful. We just got the car repaired from your lesson of last week." "I got some new glasses, maybe that will help. How do they look, Percy?" "Good grief! I thought you must have knocked the bottom out of a couple of coke bot- tles!" "Well, I never!" "Penelope, go ahead and start off slowly now. Slowly I said!" "I think she gave me a whip- lash, Mr. Cowell." "Slow down, Mrs. Bones is standing in the road. Look out! How bad did it hurt her, Percy?" "Well, she's limping around back there. You want me to go put her out of her misery?" "No, I think she has insur- ance. Penelope you've got to be more careful!" "I'm sorry, Mr. Cowell." "And you can turn off the lights and windshield wipers. It's noon and not a cloud in the sky." "Well, I always like to be ready just in case..." '"Penelope! Stop there's a train coming! Penelope! Pene- lope!" I I STUDENTS WHO MADE ALL 'A'si in the 4th Six Weeks are shown above, From left to right are Terry Hamilton, Jelaine Pound, Neva White, Virginia Petritsi% Kay Gomillion, Jamie Mc- Phail, Sherry Harrison, and Bill Rodwell. FHS VACUUM CLEANER "WE PICK UP THE DIR'I" W Last week Mr. Revell said to his third period typing class, "We're }ust one big happy family!" (I wonder...) BEWARE! Driver's Education students have HIT the road! Make sure they don't HIT you! WATCH OUT! Good News! The 1972 WILDCAT has been sent to the press. Now the wait begins! Where were you when the lights went out last Thursday? When the geometry class was put in the dark, Mrs. Jones yelled, "l want my mommy!" "What's going on?" "You haven't heard?" "Sounds like fun. What's the word?" "MILTON!" Mrs. Smith pulled a dilly on her PE classes last week by giving them pre-school exer- cises andgames. After complet- ing ten minutes of these sim- ple exercises, WE WERE DEAD! One day last week Mrs. Jones was caught sneaking into the office during the lunch break with a test by an alert Alge- bra II student. The news of the test was spread fast and the students WERE PREPARED for this one! Mrs. Jones, you were foiled again! 9TH GRADE - All A's: None A: Beratta Gomillion and Hamp Tew B: Pare Bullard Jimmy Burleson, Lynne Denney, Dianne Franklin, Janie Hammond, Byron Lower),, Sue McNeill, Pat Maddox, Robert Rollins, Brett Savage, Sharon Thompson. Robin Townsend, Nerissa Wat- son. 10TH GRADE - All A's: Jamie McPhail, Virginia Petritsis and Jelaine Pound. A: Sara Foster, Beth Harrison, Kathy Jackson. Cheryl Mills, Bill Sellars, and Saxon Wagner. B: Linda Cassidy, James Davis, Fletcher Gibson, Wanda Hamilton, Craig II I I I Harrison, "Patricia Hughes, Mary Kathryn Mitchell, Gary Mowrey, Elaine Norris, James Parker, Alfred Rutherford, Wanda Sasser. llTH GRADE - All A's: Kay Gomillion, Terry Hamilton, Bill Rodwell, Neva Joyce White. A: Michael Scroggins. B: Even Aughtman, Ted Baber, Jerrie Barnes, Darlene Brooks, Patri- cia Carroll, Patricia Carson, Tex Cassidy, Barbara Cooper, Joy Evans, Landon Fink, Den- nis Gibbs, Larry Hamilton, Ann Jowers, Pebble McNeill, Susan Moody, Robert Parker, Alecia Randell, Gall Robinson, Judy Thompson. 12TH GRADE - All A's: Sherry Harrison A: Elizabeth Bates, Joe Brooks, Joe Hooten, Ann Moody, Gall Weeks, Steve Windham. B: Sheila Anderson, Linda Barnes, Connie Brooks, Terry Bulger, Larry Carroll, Nina Goolshy, Kathy Nobles, Joyce Harrison, Sylvia Jackson, Elmira James Dana Larkins, Peggy Lindsey, Dewayne Mc- Glaun, Debra Matthews, Mike Pickron, Deb Poppell, Diana Robbins, Mary Roberts, Debbie Savage, Steve Straughn, Delbra Thompson, Mary Toole, Ken- neth Yaughan, Capricia Watson. James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, was the first to define horsepower nu- merically as the raising of 33,000 pounds a distance of one foot in one minute. ! WORK HAS ALREADY BEGUN for this year's prom is is indlcat@d by Pare Windham and Neva ' White. "You can look now Mr. Co- well. I made it." "Holy cow, Penelope. Percy, are you... Percy!" "Oh, he jumped out when we made the curve. Do you want to go back and get him?" "No! Just park the car, and I'Ii walk back!" SPRING TRAINING STARTS; WILDCATS FACE LUVERNE IN JAMBOREE Florala football is back! The 1972 edition of the Wildcats donned :pads Thursday, March 2, and began scrimmaging the following day. Over thirty boys have gone out for spring train- ing and stuck with it. This is the key to the '72 season-- interest must be kept up and en- thusiasm maintained and even increased. With the best mate- rial in at least five years at FHS, the outlook for this sea- son is really great. Only four seniors were lost from the '71 squad, and an abundance of let- termen are returning. These veterans, along with a supply of newcomers, are working to- ward a big upcoming jamboree. On the night of March 31, the 'Cats will clash with the Luverne Tigers in Luverne. In last year's spring training game, Florala conquered Greenville 8-0 and Luverne beat Evergreen. This spring's jamboree will feature the two winners in two quarters of action. The Wildcats will have been in pads seven days before the AEA week break, then will get in eight more days of work before the Luverne contest. The varsity squad is being joined on the practice field by appro- ximately twenty future ninth graders, who will be on this year's freshman team. A new face and big addition to the '72 Wildcats is Be Cara- way, who has stepped right in and assumed the starting quar- terback role. Be, an able runner and passer, is a transfer from Samson, and has looked great at the helm. Backing him up is Tim Cawthon, who was out last year with a shoulder in- jury. Tim has done surprising- ly well in training, and is prov- ing himself to be a very capable quarterback. Larry Hamilton, the man behind the center for the last three years, has been moved to halfback, where he is running like a diesel express. Joining him in the backfield are old hands Willie Ray Hucka- ban and Alfred Whitaker, both as explosive as ever. So things are looking topnotch as the Luverne match-up ap- proaches. The battle will pro- vide a tremendous test for Flor- ala's Iron Men, as Luverne is always tough. A victory will point Florala toward winning ways, and give the 'Cats a Lu- verne Jamboree Championship, A.E.A: by Cheryl Mills A.E.A., 'tis to thee Sweet days of liberty, Oh! Thee I love! Sweet days of freedom's bliss, Five school days I won't miss, Oh! A.E.A. why can't you hap- pen everyday? A.E.A., you are great Each school year I'd never make Without your help. Five days from Driver's Ed., Five days of sleeping late in bed, Oh! A.E.A. why can't you hap- pen everyday? A.E.A., 'tis to thee, You're a big help to me, Oh!Thee I love! Five days from Literature, There'll be no tears you can be sure, Oh! A.E.A. why can't you hap- pen everyday? A.E.A., 'tis to thee, Oh! Now I am free, From Geometry. Five days from Biology, Five big days, Oh! Whippee!! Oh, A.E.A. why can't you happen everyday? (Can be sung to the turn of "My Country, Tis of Thee") THE WAYS TO MAKE POSITIVE A PLUS'S by Debble Davis l) Always be late and chew gum in Mrs. Jone's Math classes. (Since everytime she catches you l absolutely necessary point will be drastically dragged away.) 2) Make sure you watch "Wed- nesday Night at the Movies" on the night before Mr. Strick- land gives THE test. (Hey list- en, you know you don't have to study after all you only made a fabulous 10 on THE test given previously.) 3) Bring Mr. Strickland a piece of gum every day for the whole six weeks. (He just loves to blow bubbles.) 4) Remember, be a good sport. Yell and fuss when the Ist little thing doesn't go your way. (This just tickles Mrs. Smith to death!) 5) Leave your Bookkeeping or Typing books at home when you go to one of Mr. Revel]'s class- es. (He'll give that good ole Revell smile and say, "That'll cost ya" and out the door you go 'to fetch the ramblin' book. an ,,, DEATH CLAIMS WILLIAM SPIVEY AT OPP MANOR William Harris Spivey died March 5, 1972 at Covington Ma- nor in Opp where he resided, He was a retired farmer. He had been ill for several months. He was 82 years of age. He was a member of the First Bap- tist Church of Opp and was ac- tive until ill health prevented. Funeral services were heldat Rainer Funeral Home Chapel March 7 at l0 o'clock ,in the morning. The Reverends James F. Walters and Kennon C. Wil- lis officiated. He is survived by three daugh- ters, Mrs. John E. AplinofFlo- talc, Mrs. W. J. Dunn of Troy, Mrs. Alice Hurst of Tampa, Florida; one son, James W. Spi- vey of Atlanta, Georgia; his step-mother, Mrs. John D. Spi- vey of Troy and one brother, Hillard Spivey of Troy; ten grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Casket bearers were Grover Hicks, Rudolph Hester, Johnny K. Spivey, Jr., Lex Floyd, Royce Nelson, William Howard. WENDEL PLANS WALK FOR F: )LI TICAL BIDS Saying that he intends to show the people he genuinely wants to serve as their Congressman, Wendell Mitchell, Luverne, an- nounced that he will officiall~ begin his campaign Saturday as he starts his walk from Dothan to Montgomery. Mitchell, 32, said when he an- nounced for the office that the people "deserve to have a Con- gressman who is ready, willing and able to do the job." The campaign walk will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday near Dothan High School. "I don't know how long it will take me to make the trip through the heart of the district. I want to meet and listen to as many people as possible along the way," Mi- tchell said. Mitchell added that he will walk in each of the 13 counties in the 2nd congressional district during the campaign. A former chief assistant to Alabama Sen. Jim Allen,Mit- chell is married and is the fa- ther of two children. He is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama law school. "I'm really looking forward to this experience. I have helped many people solve problems with the federal bureaucracy. I know I'll get to meet a lot of them on the way. I'm going to talk a little and listen a lot," Mitchell said My Neighbors THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, MARCH |6,| gE AI.U21t .HOROSCOPE,I LOyour birthd tae, note)our astro l ~ Cu~u:Ym r m age be~ )" O VI .ri , %2"":2:: "2 MAR. 21- APRIL20-[ MAY 21- JUNE 21- JULY ;3- I AUG.'| APRIL 19 I MAY 20 I JUNE 20 I JULY 22 SEPT. 23-OCT.23- NOV.22- DEC.22- JAN. 20- I FI~| OCT ~t NOV 2, IDEC. ~,I3~'.~ I i:Eg.% I M~ FOR MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1972 t!~ARIES Money conditions alter to your advantage, ~MITAURUS Distant affairs not well-as'peered now. ~J~GEMINI Avoid being overly confident about finant .~CANCER Your expertise earns respect of associates. ~,i~, LEO Officials favor you more than usual now. ~I~VIRGO Set aside this evening for romance. ~'~LIBRA Sort out old possessions. Discard the usele# qII~.SEORPlO A trip of some kind would please you. I~SAGq"US Good returns promised from past efforts. ~-~IIcAP'C'N Seek variety. Get out of old ruts and fl ~JIAQUAR'S New brain~'ave could be put to g'o()d protl ~.~PIscEs Associates will be congenial, cooperative. FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1972 td~ARIES One closeby may have answer to a dilemrill IIIITAURUS Don't be satisfied with superficial answer~ ~G~MINI Good money day. Be conse~ ", ahve, don t ..II~CANCER You may get money from unexpected sour ,~1~, LEO Oz'i~inal ideas have good chance to prosper sl~VIRGO Rather than wishful thinking, take action. ~I.I8RA Best for mechanics and doing home repairs ~SCORPtO People will go along with ,,'our sound plan IleSAG~'l.lS Delay. any. plan for going on a journey. ~CA~'C'N Daydreams aren't productive. Be realist!C= ~tAOUAR'S You obtain attention and preferment toda~ ~.~,PISCEI Good for dealing with tax matters or banld FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1972 tI~ARIESHarmony indicated. Involves loved ones. III~TAUilUS Don't follow mob concepts. Be original. ~GEMINI Lead rather than follow. Set the pace. ,.~CANCER You would enjoy yourself on a short trip. ,l~. ted Try to make your loved ones happier. ~i,t VIRGO Make desiral~le changes in daily behavior. ~..LIBRA Straight thinking necessary in decisions, t c~SCORPIO New contacts advance your money intereS tff0SAG'T'US Be alert in quick money transactions. ~I;C~P'C'N Don't be pressured into hasty action. c,~AQUAR'S Opposite sex looks favorably re proposals. .,~.'~PISCE$ You may be able to advance secret hopes. FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1972 ~I~ARIES Revisit old haunts. You:il make discoveri IIIIfTAURU.3 Don't permit pride to mar your progress. ~I~GEMINI Realize that you have a product of value. ~4f~CANCER Seek the advice of professional people. ~.LEO A close friend may bring you great joy. ~VIRGO Beware violence! Keep home doors lockea ~V'~LIBRA Confused conditions may affect judgment. IqSCORPIO Take action. You'll hurdle those obstacleS. I~$AO~'US Don't leave anything to be completed later. ~I;cAP'C'N Oldtime associate may offer assistance. 0~AOUAIrS Good aspects shape up your money prospe~ ~PI$CES If in doubt, postpone decisions indefinitelY' FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1972 ~I~ARIES Emphasis is on news that comes from afar. llISTAUItU$ Peace offering now would be a timely mo~ fflbGEMINI Leo individual can help in your program. ,4~CANCfR Don't allow anyone to impose upon you. ,~t ted Demonstrate your expertise dramaticallY. SI~WRGO Pour new pep in productive channels. ~LUIRA Your sparkling magnetism impresses othel ~SCORPIO Work in background. Keep few things see IIOIAG'T'UI Faraway places call. Consult travel folder ~,~I~CAP'C'N Don't wait for others. Make moves yourse. ~ltAOUAR'$ Your thinking may be somewhat confusec ~.~,,PlSCl~$ You're given more duties. Follow through. FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1972 II~AR|ES Put a halt to endless promises. Be sincere. IiW/TAO~OS Good money day. Pay heed to a money tiP. ~GEMm! Stop trying to i, ish t'hings into realities. I~CANCERSign no petitions. Be wary of pollsters. ~,,~,LEO Be more energetic in promoting your idea =I~VIRGO Excellent for travel, long distance calls. ~,LIBRA Don't dillydally. Do hardest jobs f!rst. 4~SCORPIO Be consistent in what you do. Don t waver, 41J CII :net at )llS: ~ "S ~a: ~th,,, ItS( )! :he ~as pc e~ ba ag [rs. ,s. g~ Fl [A ',s ( la !oil: or rl,, el" -~a ;tru 't, IJl~c :S ~re~ si 1 ~,a 0t h, n~ c( !Pt~ re Ix01, Wll tl ~ttlv o~a ; a ; bt l0 ~tr :he ~r gi rl r~ ~t, 30 err, ie: 'tl~,, 'el aie V~ xllt! , ,u~ H Tt ez 4ilh ~r. W~ Sf ~eh )O I~ ~ rhi %, s :il ~I, Ct On= ~ ~tr~ ~g 'W~ tt~ rj, t 'llli'~ I," IU ~, Ill, ' 41 ~n ~t cU P h~ i, ~h~ Pt ~ra ~1~s IV r.i P: %~' T: W~t ~lo. 1 Jt~ O~ - - t~1 u ,~ l0 ~s Ul t'{ti' In t / \ 1 1- ) ' ' n .... ~_ "~ ~" i~0SAG'T'US Allot yourself time for outdoor recreat~o . '~01 el ........ -'- i,~CAP'C'N Good 'for travel. Visit interesting places. !tel)v ~AOUAWS Good fortune reigns. Expect real surprises tciDtti i ~PISCE$ Nothing seems to turn out like you planne' lOll(it ~{",',",~:') , FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1972 tty ro L;::" ~t~I~ I Id~ARIE$Don't become involved in off-color scherll' ;irblr ,,D4L. _t- " ililftlURU$ Some fond ambitions can nowbefulfilled. }l'011ic ~_/ ~~;// fflbGEMINI What appears minor could be very importt I, t ~,' ~'i / r---~"~ ~I~CANCER Financial prospects bright. Take advantag~ lli~ ~l ~,~( I r'//~/ /'~53 ~,LEO Personal finances may be unsettled todaY. ~a ,'~t7~[~(~6.J"~7 :l]~VllIGO A secret revealed could be advantageous...lll~ ~ ' M~I "tttL ~/i ~LIBRA Delightful romance could go into high geal'|lt lgl \\%--/# ~SCOIIPIOKeep skeletons in closets under safe w,'aP:,l ~ .......I~0SAG'T'US Payments and collections are stressed todaY| ~ale -I ,,,as darned i-,,~-w t,., ,,,.it ,,,~CAP'C'N Time to make new start in. new directionS.',l tra~ ~e ..... .7 t~ alSr .... " ~" "" L~.t.~AQUAR'$ Loved one deserves compliments and pr~lt ~! my attack on me aay was ,t o s lset~ ..=,~PISCES Av id the .ensational. Steady pace adv' '~I i~ eligible for retirement." -~--- ~.---~-.--~-@ ,972 McNaught Syndicate ~1~1~N ~liii ill . .......... -- ],4~~ Aimed At Our Most Prized P0ssess/ons rl ll ~lor a