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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 e • • 200 Years Ago Today I ~,q Senior Spotlight Beta Club Convention On Friday, March 5, sixteen sleepy members of the Beta Club left Florala High School at 8:00 a.m. After a couple of hours the group stopped in Montgomery for lunch. Then after a few delays (wrong turns and things of the like), they arrived in Birmingham around lh30 and registered at the Civic Center. The next event o~ the agenda was to go to the Ramada Inn and then back to'the Municipal Auditorium and practice for their talent. Later, after a very tiring Now everyone knows that Paul Revere was a talented silversmith, a good horseback rider and a loyal patriot, but few people know that old Paul had a green thumb. Yes, Paul Revere was also a skilled gar- dener. Well, 200 years ago today, he was out piddling in his gar- den and getting it ready for spring, when all at once he spotted a strange looking worm. Now, Paul wasn't exactly fond of worms, because sometimes they put holes in his tomato plants. But for some reason, this particular worm looked different and Paul picked it upto get a better look. Suddenly he was startled by a squeaky voice, "What's the matter? Haven't you ever seen a worm before?" Paul quickly glanced around the garden, thinking someone was making fun of him. "AI- right," he remarked, "Who's the wise guy?" "Don't call me wise guy, Sandra Thompson This week the spotlight is of life is, "Do wh~t you want on Sandra Thompson. Sandra to do, be whatever you want to Stands five foot five, has red be." After graduation, Sandra hair and brown eyes. Her fa- plans to attend Tuskegee Insti- vorite food is chicken and her lute and major in Physical havirtte color is blue. The Therapy~ She is the daugh- O'Jays are among Sandra's ter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion favorite groups. Her philosophy Thompson. Gary Bradley This weeks featured senior is Gary is a very active person. Gary Bradley. You should all His hobbies include horseback recognize him as the F.H.S. riding, swimming, playing soft- Band Drum Major. Gary is ball and tennis, and having a also active in the Band Coun- good time with friends. He is cil, Lyre Club, Drama Club also an active member of Red and F.F.A. Oak Baptist Church. Gary's favorite food is sea- After graduation, Gary plans food and his favorite groups to attend Troy State, majoring are the Eagles and the Bee in Pre-Law. We here at F.H.S. Gees. His favorite class is wish him luck and happiness as Band. Miss White has the honor he pursues his goals through of being llis favorite teacher, life! THE FLORALA NEWS " THURS DAY, MARCH 25, I ALL "A" HONOR ROLL - front, leftto right, Rhea Yarbrongh, York, Rusty Peters, Sybil Barnes, 8onya Moseley, Lisa Mltd Cathy Ray, Wanda Taylor, Sherry Anthony, Rhonda Phillips. Back Marshall Phillips. row, left to right, Melanie McDaniel, Sammy Poppell, LaJuan practice, they returnedtothe wis'eguy!" The squeaky voice FHS Announc All "A" R 11 motel. While some slept, some snapped. "It's just thattheway es or o watched TV. you were staring at me I fi- Friday night, the group went lured you'd never seen a worm Below is listed the people who certainly deserve commenda- Phillips, Rusty Peters, Sonya Ray, Anne Mills, Theresa out to the Red Lobster and before." made the Honor Roll for the tion. Moseley, David Maddox, Mela- thews, John HenderSOs ate, and attended the movie, "Was that Y()U?" Paul ask- Fourth Sixth week of school. Seniors All A's . . LaJuan nie McDaniel, Sybil Barnes and Ricky Chambers. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ed the worm. Thesediligent young people York, Rhea Yarbrough, Rhonda Sherry Anthony. A's and B's .. Sophomores All A's • Nest." After returning to the "Oh, don't get so excited," Victor Weeks, Ram0naSightler, Mitchell. A's and B's. motel, instead of going to bed commanded the worm. "If you Steve Sexton, Dorinda Peter- Rodwell, Katrina Pound, (even though the curfew was were a special worm and a son, Diane Mickelson, John Petritsis, Michael Mcl 12, you'd never know it!)poor spy on top of that you might Albert Matthews, Ben Martin, Carolyn Howell, Tommil Keith was thrown against the talk too." What Did You Do During Those Were The Days Can you guess who this cute little sophomore girl is? Age 15; Height: 5'6"; Color of eyes: blue; Color of hair: blonde; Zodiac sign: Sagita- ruts; Favorite teacher: Mrs. Pittman; Favorite food: fried chicken. AEA? Wendy Brown - goofed off. Michael McDaniel - went to the beach. Dennis Cheshire - worked Randall Bradley - went tothe beach, rode horses, went camp- ing and went fishing. Irene Petritsis - watched TV. Vickie Hedge - went to P.C. for the week. K~ren Hebenthal - wenttotbe beach. Karen Helms - went to the beach and spent the night with my aunt and uncle. Syrenthia Brooks - spent the week with my mother. Sandra Barnes - spent the week watching "The Young and the Restless." Basketball Spotlight Jeffery Owens The basketball spotlight this week is Jeffery Owens. Jeff is a 6'2" senior, who plays guard. Jeff said his favorite hobby is chasing women~ which he believes he is good at. He not only played basketball, but he also has played football all four years, three of thesegoing to state. His favorite food is steak and french fries. We are proud of the fact that Jeffery represented Florala in the North-South All-star Basket- ball game. Congratulations to Jeffery and best of luck al- ways! - PERSONALS - ART CLASSES Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith at- tended the graduation exercises of their son, Charles, in Au- burn, Alabama. Anyone interested in taking art is advised of an organiza- tional meeting at the old Na- tional Guard Armory Monday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Persons interested in art classes are urged to attend. Sissy Nogar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodford Pridgeon of Paxton, was home this past Rescue Squad, Report This week's runs were Ewell Anderson from anaccident near Lawrence Tower to Rainers Funeral Home in Opp; Cliff Mason from his home in Lock- hart to Opp Mizell Memorial; E. T. Frazier from his home paper thin walls until the wee hours of the morning. Every- one really got lots of rest that night. On Saturday morning, every- one rising and shining at 7:00. They attended the meeting from I0 to 11:50. After the meet- ing, they ate lunch and prac- ticed one more time before the talent contest. During the afternoon, the group went bowling, after rid- ing around for about an hour looking for the bowling alley. When they returned, it was time to get ready for theSatur- day Night Special, The Talent Contest and the Beta Ball. Al- though they didn't place, they enjoyed participating and get- ing to meet new people. Later, a:, band provided music for The 'group even found out that Mr. Alsup could hustle and Miss White could bump! Patricia Kembro~ fence Hut- cheson, Sandra Henderson, Su- san Hartsog, Pare Harrison, Wayne Dennis, Angelia Crous- by, Kathy Caraway and Patti Anderson. Juniors All A's . . Wanda Taylor, Cathy Ray, Sammy Pop- pell. A's and B's . . . Cindy Surrey, Leah Ann Savage, Carol hagan, David Garner, tal Burns, Randall Bradl, Bruce Baber. .~ Freshmen All A's • .~ shall Phillips. A's and P~ Pat Willis, Serena Or~ Renee Jackson, Sandra~'t es, Mike Goolsby, Mr~ ' ton and Jeannie Burress. Beauty Pageant Set For "A spy?" Paul Revere thought he was losing his mind. "Yep, that's right," said the worm. "I'm a spy." "For which side?" "Oh . . .," answered the worm, pausing, (for, truth to tell, he was kind of afraid), "for the British." "What??" shouted Paul, al- most shaking the worm out of his hand. "The British?" "Yes," admitted the worm meekly and shaking a little bit, for he knew how Paul Revere felt about the British. "Well, I never," said Paul. "How does a worm spy for the British?" The worm thought for a min- ute, then answered, "It's really rather simple, actually. I just go around to the gardens of all the patriots and when they're walking around in theirgardons talking to their friends, I list~ up, hear their plans, and report to the British". "That's horrible!" exploded Paul. "How could an intel- ligent worm llke you spy for the British when the Ameri- cans are right? .... Aren't you an American?" "Well," drawled the worm, "I figure a worm's a worm and he's got to take the best deal he can get. Now, if the Am- ericans want to make a better deal that's fine with me. I kinda lean toward the Ameri- cans anyway." Paul thought for a minute. "Any of my fellow patriots would think I was crazy if I told them about this conversa- tion. But rll tell you what. I'll make you a better deal than the British. If you'll stay in my garden and keep my dirt loose, I'll give you the best deal a worm could get." "Aw, gee," said the worm, "that sure sounds tempting. It won't be as exciting as the AWS (Association of Worm Spies), but VII takeit. The spy busi- ness does get aorta risky some- times. Always worrying about trying not to get stepped on and all. Paul Revere, you've got a deal." And years later, when Paul would forget and mention the episode to some of his friends, they'd just shake their heads and grin saying, "Old Paul's always been a joker." But Paul would just grin. He knew that tt had really happened .. At least, he thought it did. April 10 Although April showers bring May Flowers and the local beau- ties will be in bloom on April 10, 1976 at the annual Florala High School Beauty Pageant. Sponsoring the Beauty Pageant will be the Future Homemakers of America. The theme for this year's contest, "Happy Birth- day America" is a tribute to our nations 200th birthday. There will be nine girls vying for the title of Miss Florala and 13 for the title of Junior Miss Florala. In the Miss Florala Category, each girl will give a talent presentation while the Junior Miss contes- tant will take part in an open- ing Bicentennial medley. The Beauty Pageant will be held in the Florala High School Gymnasium April I0, 1976 at 7:30 p.m. Come and support your Florala Beauty. BECAUSE OF OUR ADVANCED BUILDING SYSTEM, WE CAN NOW OFFER... BIRMINGHAM ],200 SO. FT Complete with plumbing, heating and electrical work installed. Designed with strength in mind, th;s house meets or exceeds almost eyery building code in the country. And it weekend visiting her parents , and sister, Cindy. Sissy graduated from Emery University, Atlanta, Georgia, last June with a BA degree in socoiology. She is now in Florida State's graduate pro- gram of anthropology, working on her Master's degree. While home, Sissy attended the annual J. H. Robbins me- NICK ZORN, Dealer im Phone 8-9235 features low maintenance, a contemporary morial sacred harp sing at on the DeFuniak Highway to kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms. The Birmingham New Hope Baptist Church. The Florala Memorial; Kathy Pott- is a total home with luxury features found only late Henry Robbins was Sissy's ridge from Florala Police De- i~ in more expensive homes. -great grandfather, partment to Opp Mizell i i Memorial; Dollie Griffin from "Erected on your foundation, her home in Paxton to Geneva, ~:~ Mr. and Mrs. Norvell Clay- and Adell Lee from her home ::~ '~ ton of Ft. Smith. Arkansas were in LockJmrt to Opp Mizell Mem- ~'~O~X guests the past week of John, orial. e~ Birdie and Michelle Adams. The Squad had one unfounded The two couples met 24 years call to an accident on 331 r rrr- - ago when both were in theNorth. Total manhours were 29, I = i .... ~'" " " :" " "' " ' " Chaffee, Arkansas. ambulances. After five years at Ft. Char- The Tri-City Rescue Squad r-~ ~ -~r- fee, the Adams were transfer- Members would like toestend red to France, later retiring special thanks to the Florala from service. The friendship City Council and interested I .~..'-.,,..~,.'--.,,. L'~-.'~,, .. ~.._'~-..'YT- with the Claytons has contin- person in helping toacqulretbe --._.~'~'~"'~J ued through the years,property for thepurpose of I=lorala, Alabama : The Adams report- "It was building a home for Rescue a good visit for each family." Squad vehicles and equipment. N: YOur ~iipo] ~).] ~0r ;L~sio Attends All -State AEA was not only a time for fun, but also a time for work for two of Florala's band mem- bers. These two students were Tommy Geohagan and Jan Zig- tar. They, along with Diane Mickelson and Mr. Alsup, at- tended All-State Convention held in Tuscaloosa on March 8-10. While there, they had to tryout. Tommy made White Band and Jan made tl~ Band. They had four t! hours of band a day z~ Wednesday they partid with their respective ~ a concert. We feel ti~t students did a fine job i~ presenting Florala. We like to thank them for fine work. OPP THEATRES CAROUSEL Twin Cinema Downtown Opp THOR. THRU TOE. MA RCH 25 - 30 I)IXIELAND Theatre Hwy. 84 between Opp and Elba FRI., SAT., SUN' MA RQ~ 26-27-28 Pray for lhe Devil Within Her "RO before it preys on your FIRST SHOW AT 7:00 MATIHEE SAT. & $UH. AT 2:00 TUESDAY IS "BARGAIN, NIT,E" , PLUS R obelrl~ Culp "HANNA ,, CAULDEI E OPEN AT 5..00 t~l~ START AT 6:30 ,| "l TICKET OF FICE TIL L 8:30 .-,i;~l ~fATCH FOR TIMEC~