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!©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS-THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1972 rated Garden Party ' was the theme of fashion show, pre- 'SChool auditorium evening. The regular meet- PTA. The s Called to order by President, Mrs. She pre- Baldwin, te Economics tea- announced and the Home would pre- show. She said model love- reations which they ',ted as home or using skills and had learned. and stirring Van presented by lhe eighth and ninth classes. ire was read by Mary Ann Nobles the gave a, ~ Ye Shall Find" a choral group. articipated in this ram were the Joan Beard, Joyce Coffey, Margaret J} Fillingame, Cindy Griffith, in, Jackie Kemp, lan, AundriaMc-. ~J Cathy Roberts, Cathy Scofield, Brenda Ted- Inn, Debra Wil- s, Cindy ~attaway, Debbie Holloway, Nolan, Cynthia music teacher, accompanied merits and conducted "room count." A capacity audience of parents, teachers, and friends were oresent to see the show, a major production at Paxton High School each yea['. The show was oresented in assembly Friday morning, was presented to the show. two girls who the night in the of them, had a related it to her come forest. Edith godmother, narrator, and appear- in the skit rnthia Fin- Deena Geog- Ordan, Susan Cov- ra Thorn, Linda ~.~..~1~ THE SENIORS watched two films last week. They were entitled, "The Merchant of Ve- nice" and "h Raisin intheSun." THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLAS- SES have been receiving in- formation about drug abuse. A By. IDsnms Poole 8~1 ' P#n Baldwin MRS. MONETHA BALDWIN and all the participants in the fashion show did a fine job at PTA last Thursday night. A capacity crowd was on hand to enjoy it.Thank you, Mrs. Baldwin. March 10, with Superintendent John E. Baldwin and School Board Chairman Glen Parker and Mrs. Parker in attendance. number of good drug films deal- ing with LSD, marijuana, her- oin, and other narcotics have been shown. BETCH DIDN'T KNOW: Rickey Lowery, Mike Prid- gen, and Wyman Russell enjoy carrying books. Cynthia Finley was frantically rushing around looking for her math book. The Beta Club sponsored mo- vies, "Chamber of Horrors" and "The Daydreamer" seemed to be enjoyed by all. The track team's new track shoes are blue and white. Joey Smith has a new hair- style. Refreshments ran out at the "Honeymoon Dance" last Fri- day night. Some people ate too much. Prom materials have begun arriving. Earl Ashley enjoys doing research work in the library. Anita Kelly has returned as a library assistant. ~r. Craig Reynolds has been teaching some elementary'stu- dents how to use a baseball glove. Danny Thomas likes nursery rhymes. Our track team placed se- cond at the tract meet in De- Funiak Springs last week. Sissy Nogar hasn't eaten for 14 days. Some girls screamed at the Beta Club movie. Mr. Drake presented a new Florida flag to the social stu- dies department. ASK ANY PHS STUDENT IF? Deena Kay Geoghagan makes a good "Edith Ann?" Maria Milton can sing? Our Paxton girls are the pret- tiest girls around? Linda Paolo makes a nice "daisy?" Mr. Glenn Thomas can play a trumpet? They like hot pants? "Lulu's back in town?" The fashion show was a big success? REMEMBER WHEN? Ann Davis Reeves and her dog "Killer" modeled look-a- like pants-suits? Jerri Nobles, Sarah Frazier, Virginia McClellan, Gale In- gram, and Debbie Hurst were "bunny rabbits?" Jimmy Marsh was a "bar- ker". Patsy Adams Free swallowed ~:'~. sword? Jean Thomas was once a horse's head? CONGRATULATIONS to the 5th and 6th grade teams for their basketball victory over Baker last Thursday night. REMEMBER, NOSEY IS WAT- CHING!!! SENIOR OF THE WEEK Melissa Thorn This week's honored sen- ior is Melissa Thorn. Melis- sa is a lovely petite young lady with aqua blue eyes and brown hair. She has a warm person- ality and a friendly smile. She was born in Opp, Alabama, July 18, 1954. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. +L. E. Thorn of the New Harmony Community. Melissa has a brother, Benjie, a student of Paxton Elementary, and three sisters: Pare, Me- linda, and Wynona, all students or former students of Paxton High School. Melissa has been an ac- tive participant in a number of extracurricular activities throughout her high school years. She is this year's pre- sident of F.H.A., a former vice- president of F.H.A., a past se- cretary of Student Council, a Beta Club member for three years, and an active member of the Christian Crusaders Club. Melissa has recently beenawar- ded an additional honor, Pax- ion's Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Award. She was named Paxton's 1972 Home- coming Queen. In addition Me- lissa was Paxton's representa- tive at Girl's State in Tallahas- see, Florida last summer. Melissa says that her future plans include getting married and attending O.W.J.C. She hopes to major in education. Melissa has many likes. Among them are: the color blue, and fried chicken, southern style. She said, "At Paxton, I have learned how to accept responsibility, and do it to the March 19.25 Designated PAGE 9 National Poison Prevention Week Approximately 50 people died from poisonings in Alabama last year with 21 of these, deaths caused by gases and vapors and the remaining 29 from other kinds of poisons. To further pinpoint the problem, each year an estimated half-million chil- dren in the U. S. swallow medi- cines and households products. There are over 200,000 of these common household products which have the potential to cause serious injury and death if mis- used. The week of March 19-25 has been designated as National Poi- son Prevention Week. This week has been set aside for local communities to emphasize the dangers of accidental poisonings and take measures to prevent them. An important point to keep in mind is that 90% of the total cases reported involve child- ren under the age of five years. They are particularly suscepti- ble because they are learning by exploring their environment. Approximately 50% oftheseac- cidental ingestions reported to the Public Health Service involve internal medications with half of these involving as- pirin. Other substances repor- ted include cleaners, kerosene, lighter fluid, furniture polishes, waxes, bowl and drain clean- sers, pesticides, insecticides, and disinfectants, and even com- men yard plants. When these dangerous substances are easily accessible to children, poison- ings occur. To avoid accidental poison- ings adults should be careful to store dangerous products out of the reach of children. Medi- cines and household pro- ducts should be locked in a ca- binet. Medicines should be stored separately from other household products, and all pro- ducts should be kept intheir ori- ginal containers - never in cups or soft drink bottles. Medicines and household products should be properly labeled, and the light should be turned on when taking or giving medicines so that the label will be read correctly. Medicines should never be re- ferred to as candies. Mothers should never leave children unattended while they answer the doorbell or make a telephone call. This week is National Poison best of my ability. I will al- Prevention Week. But prac- ways be grateful to Paxton for tioning poison prevention this • such as lye, ammonia, bleach or toilet bowl cleaner, OR A PETROLEUM PRODUCT such as lighter fluid, gasoline, or a product containing kerosene. If you cannot reach a doctor, call the fire or police department for transportation to the nearest hospital - or - take him your- self. Take the container and any remaining contents with you to help the doctor identify the poisonous ingredients. SGT JONES' UNIT EARNS MAINTENANCE AWARD Chief Master Sergeant Eddie H. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jones of Rt. 2, DeFuniak Sprin~s. Fla., is a member of the Thailand-based 8th Tacti- cal Fighter Wing that has earned the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Outstanding Maintenance Award for 1971. Sergeant Jones is a munitions superintendent with the wing at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base. The award is presented annually to the unit with the most effective and efficient aircraft maintenance operation in the command. Wing commander Colonel James A. Young, in a congra- tulatory message to all officers and airmen in the unit, said, "Not only do we have the lar- gest, most complex air- craft maintenance operation in the Air Force -- we have the best. What more can you ask for?" The PACAF honor places the wing in competition for Air Force-wide honors for the Daedalian Maintenance Trophy. The award was established by the Order of Daedalians, an or- ganization fouhded by World War I pilots. The sergeant served at Nellis AFB, Nev., prior to his South- east Asia assignment. Sergeant Jones attended Pax- ton High School. His wife is the former Lorraine Walkowiak NAVY INAUGURATES THREE YEAR ENLISTMENTS helping me to learn about this." week will not keep a child from New three-year enlistment Melissa admits that she likes being accidentally poisoned next programs were announced cleaning house, and collecting week. -Poison prevention re- pictures for scrapbooks, quires a constant awareness of We asked Melissa what chan- the problem and continuingpre- ges she would make in the world, cautionary measures in order to She said, "I would like to see protect the family from this ha- people have a better understand- zard to their health. ing of each other." IF A POISONING DOES OC- We appreciateMelissa andthe CUR... Keep calm. Get some- contributions she has made one to call your doctor while to Paxton. She is a good citi- zen and will be a valuable asset to O.W.J.C. and to her corn- McNair, Carol munity. Brown, and PAXTON'S 6TH GRADE TEAM HAS WINS Was about a party Paxton s 6th grade Baby guests wore gar- :hey had made, or Bobcats chalked up another vic- tory last Tuesday night by de- ae for them. Each leafing Baker in a home game. ce was announced ~i~ue way. Creepy The scorewas 57-17, wholeteam participating in the scoring. e heard as the Last Wednesday afternoon the ed slowly, reveal- 6th grade team played a game tul garden scene, against Munson. Paxton won by Odmother, played a score of 33-19. The Baby Bob- Thorn, waved her cats displayed great talent and tad a daisy flower good sportsmanship. a people flowbr Baby Bobcat team members , Played by Linda Looking Over A are Tim Geoghagan, Tommy Ballard, Keith Smith, Wayne. Over and 'Happy Talbot, Dewayne Geoghagan, :ere Again" were Marc Watson, Ben Thorn, Ricky Y Flower and the Stodes, Jessie Jorden, and Ken- lovers After this neth Cook. We congratulate Underway. ~r gave a descrip- them on their wins and wish them m as each girl luck for the future. Piece of work. MARCH BIRTHDAYS ~asual, sports,and March 2 - Roxanne Hatta- ~ere modeled. The way, Wayne Holloway • • • CAMION entertained with March 6 - Kathy Kimbro, acts, guitars, and Sherri Hilton numbers at ap- March 8 - Randy Norris ROBERT CANNON March 9 - John Adams March 11 Howard Finley March 14 - Patsy Kemp March 17 - Miss Kay Craw- ford March 18 - Carla Whitting- ton March ~0 Sharon Cuddy March Z5 - Kenneth Ingram March ~.6 - Greg Jackson, Dorothy Westmore READ AND SMILE WHERE IS LOVE Love is You, Love is Me, Without both, there is nothing, There is concern, Love is concern, It is caring, It is love, Love is two, Love is you, Together is Love, Hate is Love, Love is Hate, Love is You, Love is You, Love is Me, Without you there can be no other, By Joey Smith Tonight is love, Being ignored, there is still MR. HOWELL - Did you take Love, your problem to another adult Love is hurt, before you came to see me? Hurt is Love, FRANKIE BURLISON - Yes, You are hurt, I did. Hurt is You, MR. HOWELL - What advice Love from Me, did he give you? Hate from You, FRANKIE BURLISON To Where is Love? come see you. A Paxton Student RECEIVES PROMOTION ABOARD CRUISER Navy Petty Officer Second Class Robert W. Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark of Route 3, Opp, Alabama, was pro- moted to his present rank and re-enlisted in the Navy during ceremonies aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Semmes. homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. ~s between groups ~e following were Morris, Leaty Bartlett, 'am Thorn, Anita Virginia Thorn, Debbie Perkins, Martha Coon, Mac Wash- Smith, Cathy Bartlett, Leigh Nobles, .~y, Sadie Frazier, Debra Walden, Karen Woodall. clown act was Connie Adams. were enter- Woodall, Karen Varnum, Dennis Thomas, Earl Geoghagaa, _. Barney Jones, Randy Rankin, and Danny Was in charge of and Cindy Paolo and lights• Donald Prater, Cora Lee Mil- Jo Williams attractive cover given to each ry thanked Mrs. students for Ig of , made announce- PHS Votes In Youth Primary The Senior, Junior, and So- phomore classes were pri- vileged to vote in a very im- portant election recently. This was done through the Florida Youth Primary. They ranapoll in high schools throughout Flo- rida. Students were asked to ex- press their opinions about presidential hopefuls. All the candidates were listed on ban NON-PRIOR SERVICE MILITARY POLICE OPTION The Department of the Army lots. Paxton's'results were as follows: Wallace (47), top of the polls; Nixon (25); Muskie (10); and Chisolm (3). All other candidates received one vote each. This was good experience for Paxton's students. Student Council president Connie Adams was in charge of arrangements at Paxton. you help the child. If he is not available, try the nearest hos- phital. In the meantime, give The programs can guarantee e child milk or water andthen duty with one of the Navy's sea- try to make him vomit. DO going units -- whether that be NOT MAKE HIM VOMIT IF HE a guided-missile ~destroyer IS UNCONSCIOUS OR IF HE HAS operating in the Pacific Ocean, SWALLOWED A CORROSIVE or a sophisticated aircraft squa- • dron embarked on an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea. It opens the horizons of the seas or the spaciousness of ALPHA ~1 CHAPTER the skies to additional young. MEETS IN OPP men. MARCH l l The Navy has openings in March for 2,2"/9 men in the Sea- The Alpha Psi~ Chapter of A1- farer program and 1,456 in the pha Delta Kappa, International Airman program. Honorary Teacher's Sorority Under the Seafarer program, met in Opp, March II, in the young men will be guaranteed spacious home of Mrs. Oscar duty on board a ship operating Scofield with Mrs. Erin Wilson from the coast of their choice. as co-hostess. Rather than attending a "Class An inspiring devotional "Hu- A", or an advance training mility" was given by Larry school, after recruit training, Smith of Paxton. Larry is a men will receive on-the-job senior at Troy State University training in one of threeappren- and plans to enter Emory in the ticeships. Seaman (general fall. shipboard duties); Fireman (en- A very informative program gineering assignment); or was presented by Mr. Don Nel- Constructionman (Seebee or son, Administrator of Opp Miz- construction trade assign- zell Memorial Hospital, who ments). showed a film on the Intensive A young man in the Airman Care Unit and its function fol- lowed by an informal discus- sIon. Mrs. Gracie Maddox and Mrs. Joann Greene, candidates for in- itiation, were presented to the group. Mrs. Nan Hutcheson, chair- March 1 by the U. S. Navy. Two enlistment options, titled the "Seafarer" and "Airman" programs are designed specifi- cally for the young man who desires to serve in the chal- lenging environment of the sea, without incurring the longer active duty commitment im- posed by attendance at an ad- vanced training school. man ofthenominatingcommittee programs are open to 17-year presented the following slate of olds who are high school gra- officers for the coming year: duates, or18 to 31+year-olds who Mrs. Idalou Smith, president; Mrs. Frances Spears, presi- dent-elect; Mrs. Dot Jones, re- cording secretary; Mrs. Gwen Gibson, corresponding secre- tary; Mrs. Bob Benton, trea- surer; Mrs. Edra Gantt, his- torian; Mrs. Minnie Jackson and Mrs. Bill Scofield, Chaplains; Mrs. Clara Miller, Sgt. at Arms. During the social hour de- has announced the availability lightful refreshments were of a "Military Police Enlist- served to about thirty members. ment" option for young men in- terested in crime prevention, I investigation, and law enforce- hold a high school diploma or an equivalency. (Waivers may be granted to non-high school gra- duates who score high enough on entrance examinations.) All enlistments will be to paygrade E-l, with a beginning salary of $288.00 per month, plus housing, meals, medical care, uniform allowances and other military entitlements. Men in the Seafarer or Air- man programs who later desire to attend an advanced training school will be permitted to ap- ply, provided they contract for ment. New Jersey." the additional service obligation According to SGT Jones, local This option will allow the required for school. Army Recruiter, enlisteesinthe qualified person to join an im- The Seafarer and Airman pro- new "Military Police Enlist- portant Army Component with a grams are the minimum enlist- ment" option are guaranteed long and colorful history. He ment offered by the regular their choice of assignment to will gain valuable law enforce- Navy. The normal enlistment one of six units in theUnited ment training and experience with a guaranteed of advanced States after completing four while wearing the distinctive schooling remains four years. months of basic and specPalized 'uniform of the Military Police training. SGT Jones stated, "In ad- dition, enlistees are guaranteed at least 16 months with the unit they choose. Units included under this option are based in California, North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, Maryland, and Programs offering up to two Corps. years advanced schooling in Further information con- the electronic or nuclear cerning these and other Army propulsion fields carry a six enlistment options can be oh- year obligation. tained by seeing SGT Jones at Additional information on the his office located at Court Seafarer and Airman programs Square in Andalusia, or calling is available from your local him at 222-3522. Navy Recruiter. program is guaranteed assign- ment to an aviation unit on the coast of his choice. Duty may be to a Naval Air installation, aircraft carrier-crew or an aircraft squadron embarked in an aircraft carrier. Both the Seafarer and Airman