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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• BJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1976 PAGE 5 • Coach Paul Terry Conditions The Wildcats For Annual Spring Jamboree At Straughn High School Friday Night Photos By Sullivan r Winter Time In Big Hole Valley \ k ...... ~ .......... ~ ~=+ Big Hole Basin Hauling Logs - An Annual Winter-Time Occupation RIC Repairs, lance Sales & Service, Repairs Phone ;4-5216 Florala Police Report The Florala Police De- partment reports that from the dates of March 16 - 2Z there were 16 arrests made. Arrests include 2 for Driv- ing While Revoked; 2 for No Drivers License; 3 for Driving While Intoxicated; 2 for Aggra- vated Reckless Driving; 1 for Reckless Driving; 1 for Failure to Yield to Blue Light and Siren; 1 for Improper Tag; 1 for Con- tributing to the Delinquency of a Minor; 3 for Public Drunk; 1 for Disturbing the Peace and Call 8-6002 Florala, Alabama (•, FARMERS MARKET OPP, ALABAMA Itl rlow federally approved ! handle all type hogs and cattle. have recently Installed ,, hew feeder pens and ltr (:ourage Florida and Al|ibama hog and cattle I' broclucers to bring their 'VQttock to market in Opp every Wednesday. t f[131ER PIG SALE BEGINS 1 for Disorderly Conduct. Editors Note: Following is a transcript of a letter received by Mayor Evans concerning the adept handling of a police of- ricer of an incident. March 18, 1976 Honorable Joe R. Evans Mayor, City of Florala Florala, Alabama 36442 Chief Paul Mitchell Florala Police Department Florela, Alabama 36442 AT 1 2:30 JACKSON Dear Joe and Paul, Thursday morning a street fight began within the vicinity of my store between a man and his wife. It actually came to punches while several on- lookers (some children) and I watched. I guess none of us were willing to get involved and about this time a man got out of an oncoming car, broke up the fight, instructed me to call the police and kevt the sit- uation in hand until the police arrived. I was amazed at his knowledge in how to handlethis situation. Later I inquired as to whom this person was and I was told it was Officer Patrick. My hat is off to this man and I think he shouldbe commended on this performance of duty. It seems like we hear only the bad things about our local law enforcement persons and I think it's high time all of us quit condemning the trivial things and begin showing our appre- ciation for their efforts. Sincerely Jerry Evan~ Pictured, from left, are new Rotarian Wayland Harrison, speak- er Jim Garner, new Rotarian Roy Ezell, and Rotarian C. B. McNeill. Rotarians Enjoy LBWJC Program On Tuesday, March 16, the Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club was entertained with an in- teresting talk and informative slide presentation about Lur- leon B. Wallace Junior College, presented by Mr. Jim Garner of Andalusia. Jim, a native of Covington County, reared in Pleasant Home, and receiving degrees from Troy State University and Mississippi State, presently serves as Director of the Even- ing Courses Division and as Athletic Director at the col- lege. All were pleasantly sur- prised to hear of the scope and success of the courses offered, particularly the night courses, which more of Florala's citi- City Of Flor la Public Hearing The City of Florula held a public hearing in connection with the Tri-City Rescuesquad's re- quest for city propertydescrib- ed as lots I0 and II, block 6 of the Hughes addition. Plans are to build a home for all Tri-City Rescue Squad vehicles and equipment and also, for fire department vehicles and equipment. Everyone present was hear- tily in favor of this progressive step by squad members. There were no reports of objections to such a move. Squad member, Lamar Mit- chell, reported that they had been in touch with MacArthur Technical College in Opp and were assured that they could count on the trade school for help with the drafts and labor. Mitchell said they had obtain- ed an estimate of cost up through the foundation and it would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $4,000 to $5,000. The pro- posed building will have a 50- foot frontage on East Fifth Ave. and will extend 150 feet down North 4th Street. Mayor Evans advised squad members to arrange a meeting with the Florala Planning Com- mission just as soon as they have the drafts, cost estimates, and a proposal to finance the structure. Evans told them that the Planning Commission would contact Southeast Planners in Dothan of the proposal and see ff a Federal Grant might possi- bly be available for such a project. zens should be aware of and take advantage of. Rotarians were very pleased to welcome two new members into the club Tuesday, Roy Ezell and Wayland Harrison, both of whom are really out- standing people and definite as- sets to Rotary. SCHOOL Cont. From Front school ~s just not as bad as the reports that are circulating. She said that she was not a regular member of the staff, but that she had worked and with her knowledge and 43 years teach- ing experience, she could re- cognize quality education when it is being presented to the children. She said that she had seen this at FHS and just won- tiered how many of those who were hearing and believing had reports, had spent a day at the high school to really see in a constructive day what is going on. She encouraged them to take that opportunity. Powell said that quality education was being offered the students, but whether they took advantage of it, was another story. Sbe said that she had been accepted at FHS, made to feel equal and of value, not subordinate and she thought before you critize, you ought to find out some things and ask for conferences. She praised the dedicated teachers at FHS and the principal. She also complimented the students ~s bein~ courteous and well disciplined. She asked that peo- ple quit looking for the flaws and start looking for the good things that are going on. She feels sure this would alter some opinions. She also re- minded those present that qua- lity education begins at home and that a teacher could teach only what the pupil wants to learn. Mrs. Powell said that as things stood, she would have to oppose the resolution. Mr. Vaitis brought out twoor three more things concerning the high school. He said that the average daily membership was 32.9, the average academic class size, not including PE, was 21.5 (~.1 students in a class), the teacher pupil ratio is 18-I and the teaching st .~/'f in the class room is 22-I. "Now that is pretty good. I don't think you would find better in many schools," Vaitis said. Glenn Zorn said that he felt sure that the feasibility study would bring all these facts to light and moved that the board adopt the resolution. McDaniel seconded the motion. The roll call vote went as follows: George, for; Powell, against; Vaitis, against; McDaniel, for, and Zorn, for. Ziglarannounc- ed three yes votes and two no. Zorn moved the meeting be ad- journed, seconded by McDaniel. It remains to be seen what will come of the board's action in view of Vaitis' challenge of Glenn Zorn's vote. Whatever their decision, it will be reported in The Flo- rala News. See Resolution on page 7, in this edition. TERMITES SWARMING ? 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