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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE ~J~{~II~T Tg LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. .. PAXTON PAVES TRACK On March 27, the diesel end- gins sounded and the pavement of the track was underway. The workers and co-workers were striving for the finishing touches. By March 38, the trucks crossed the finish line. The men did a very good job. We're looking forward to the first track meet that's going to be held on it. THE PAXTON FOSTER CARE FOR ADULTS EMPHASIZED A new service of the De- partment of Pensions and Se- curity -- Foster Care for Adults -- is designed to end isolation and loneliness for many elderly and disabled per- sons in Covington County, Vir- ginia Mills, Director said today. This program will enable aged and disabled persons with no .:'lose relatives to live in pri- vate homes and , in effect, "adopt" a family. Checks from A ..L.~_A_..&_..&_~_,L_.JL._JL_L~ A --., = , . ______________ R" ~l" ~l" ]K ~l"lt" ~l" ~l'}li~l']li'~l'~l']ll'~l'll'7111"ll'~l'~~~~ the Department, Mrs. Mills ex- ELEMENTARY NEWS plained, are increased so that REPORT they can make board payments. "Adults benefiting from the TEACHER OF THE WEEK Mr. Davis' 4th grade students foster care program donot need have been studying the uses of nursing care or constant at- history. They have been study- tention," the county director ing new and old dates in the emphasized. "They can do most past. Some of the students are things for themselves, but hay- ahead of the others in their ing someone to cook tbeir meals, books, but mainly they are all take them to church or to town, This week's teacher is Mrs. studying the same thing. They and givesomeassistanceinper- Monetha Baldwin. She was born are learning about ancient his- sense care -- if, for instance, in Washington County, Florida. tory of different tribes of In- they have an arthritic arm or Mrs. Baldwin attended college diana and people hundreds of a 'game' leg--will make their at F. S. U. in Tallahassee. years ago. They are also lives far less complicated." She has always taught home studying about some ancient Mrs. Mills said that the economics. Mrs. Baldwin start- pottery and different handmade warmth of companionship may ed her teaching career at Bay crafts, be the most important assest County, then went to Laurel [ ~ in a foster home, adding that Hill and ended up at Paxton I SENIOR OF THE WEEK I homes for couples as well as where she has taught for I for individuals may be needed. several years. Mrs. Baldwin Interested families should con- is the wife of John E. Baldwin, tact the county pensions and se- who is the school superinten- curry department. They'll dent for Walton County. Her benefit, Mrs. Mills said, both favorite food is broiled steak from having someone to "do and her hobbies are testing for" and from the board and creating her own recipes payment. and she likes to fish. As far "We'll want to know whether ,, , as future plans, Mrs. Baldwin the family really wants toshare NOTE OF plans to visit her oldest son their home, whether there is and join the workshop: space for one or two more per- APPRECIATION sons, and where the home is " located in relation to access The Bobcat staff would like to hospitals, stores and other to express our appreciation to Reconstruction facilities," the director ex- the whole student body at Pax- plained. "Our requirements are ton for bearing with us these not rigid at all." last nine weeks. We endea- Has Come Foster home care is just one vored to publish a newspaper of many services to adults, both worth reading. We apologize for mistakes we might have TO Paxton those living in their own homes and those away from them, the made while gathering the news. At 1:30 in the morning, Tues- HOWARD FINLEY county director continued. When Thank you for your coopera- day, March 6, 1973, th6 old an aged person, his doctor and tion in helping us put together lunch room which was present- This week's senior is Howard his family decide that nursing our articles. It's been an event- ly serving four classes with Finley. He was born March 11. home care is necessary, for ful nine weeks which we have classrooms, burned to the He has one brother and two example, workers may help with greatly enjoyed. We wish the ground and damaged two other sister~. Howard last attended the trying details of the move next staff luck as they take our buildings. The two other build- school at Florala High. When and the adjustment process that places at the printing press. ! ings were Mrs. Whartley's asked what he thought was the often follows removal to un- reading trailer, the other build- main difference between Flor- familiar surroundings. ing was a brand new classroom ale and Paxton, Howard replied Poor housing, loneliness or for the kindergarten class which "One's in Alabama and the other boredom, inability to prepare was very badly damaged. The is in Florida." Howard's faro- meals, and difficulty in man- new steel walkway which led to rite class is History and his aging money or finding medical badly burned, favorite teacher is Mrs. Smith. care are among other situations The reconstruction of tbenew His favorite sports are rodeo, with which county staff can help. building is now underway. The football, and basketball. He- "If an older couple is living Reese Construction Co.ofMar- ward's favorite star is Ann in an unsafe house, perhaps ianna, Florida, is presently re- Margaret. His favorite songthey can qualify for a govern- pairing it with the help of mac- is Reelin' andRollin'. Howard's meat housing project," says hines. A new roof and rafters hobby is farming. His future Mrs. Mills, "or they may aim- will be put on and other things plans are to farm and ranch, ply need to know how to get a low-interest loan in order to that the building will need. 8TH GRADE have the porch repaired and the TAKE A TRIP roof replaced." Wednesday, March 29, the8th Since there is so much to be grade explorL~ the woods of done, pensions and security staff Lake Jackson. Howard Laird are always on the lookout for of the State Forestry Service volunteers and agencies offer- supervised the expedition along ing free or low-cost services. with Mr. Wooten and Mr. Tho- If the county has no "meals mas. The main concern of the on wheels" program for the trip was to make students tea- aged, a worker might locate a lize the importance of plant and neighbor to assist a disabled animal life to our environment, person with food preparation. Where mass transportation is inconvenient or nonexistent, a staff member might find a re- lative willing a client to the Social Security or Food Stamp office, the doctor or church. USED FURNITURE SPECIALS If an elderly person needs to borrow a hospital bed, secure prescription drugs or treatment THESE ITEMS MUST GO for an illness, workers will 1 - USED 16,000, BTU know what agencies offer these services at little or no cost. GAS FIEA TER A client who feels useless in old age may find satisfaction L - USED through volunteer work or mere- RANGE bership in a Golden Age Club. 40'f'f GOOD CONDITION Mrs. Mills emphasized that the pensions and security de- partment,strives to improve the 1- N~W SLIGHTLY DAMAGED quality of life for all elderly 40" KITCHEN SINK persons, not just those receiv- ing public assistance. For this reason, it supports the work of individuals and private andpub-, 1 - USED 21" MAGNAVOX CON50 LE lic agencies acting as advocates COLOR TV , for the aged. Lockhart Baptist MORSE STEREO WITH , /FM RADIO Observes 26th 1-USED MAGNAVOX EXCELLENT CONDITION CONSOLE STEREO WIT. Homecoming AM/FM R,AD The Lockhart Baptist Church UI observed its twenty-sixth an- 12" X 12"~~ 4 PER / "nual homecoming on Sunday, April 2. SiZE ..... CARPET SAMPLES c STOMER The youth choir bronght a . ~, ~ ~ message in song "lie's Every- - USED KING SIZE INCLUDES 5 DRAWER CHEST, TRIPLE DRESSER, TWO thing to Me". Other specials- in music by Linda Birge, MIRRORS & Loraine and Ann Moody We SUITE HEADBOARD were proud to have Tim Wil- lis of First Baptist Church.of 2. INCLUDES SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR * Florala to sing "Fill My Cup, Lord". LIVING ROOM Bro. Jim Caraway, Pastor, preached at the morning wor- ship hour. INCLUDES SOFA, CHAIR ~:ND SWIVEL ROCKER ,lbw Everyone enjoyedadelicious EARLY ~ SUI TE ERIC noun The afternoon activities # LIVING ROOM meal in the fellowship hall at 1 - GROU P were congregation singing lead by Bro. Cej!has Maddox of Red PICTURES Oak. Gw~-n Kelley bronght a message in song. Others in 1 - GROUP the group were Mr. and Mrs. ' Joe Bowden and boys of Ha- coda; Bro. and Mrs. Rudolph Phillips, daughter Shells and a group, all from Clio; Tim Wil- lis, Beth Harrison, and Connie Adams of Florala; Mrs. Thompson and daughters from Glendale, Florida. The people of Lockhart Bap- tist Church were blessed by FLORALA, ALABAMA PHONE B- 1 5 6 5 the many visitors that cameby I during the day. Diggin' Into The Past By Lucile McRae CONTINUED FROM FRONT the exercises of a high order.,, MARCH 9, 1911 "Up to last Saturday night the legislature had cost the tax players $45,000. Pretty expen- sive luxury!" (Editor Mc- Lauchlin wouldn't believe the cost today - oh, boy!). "Judging from the number of fatalities reported, the auto- mobile is proving quite as dead- ly as the unloaded gun." (Now we're worried about the airplanes.) "Representative Mukley of Geneva County, offered a re- solution in the legislature last Friday, which petitioned Pre- sident Taft to issue a full and complete parden to the pro- minent Covington county men: W. S. Harlan, S. E. Huggins, C. Hilton, Robert Gallagher and Waiter E. Grace, who are serv- ing terms in the Federal pri- son, and who have paid fines aggregating $25,000 upon con- viction for consiracy to com- mit peonage. The resolution held that the men, if guilty at all, were guilty only on tech- cality. The rules committee reported favorably op the re- solution after a few minutes session, and it was adopted." PERSONALS "Born a son to Mr. and Mrs. J. F Kendrick." "Misses Effie McDonald and Ethel McLeod are carvassing the city for the sale of Chau- tauqua tickets." "Officer Busbee rounded up a white man Saturday night who had tanked up on something several degrees stronger than Adam's ale." "J. T. Hughes, prominent mill man, left Wednesday for Atlanta, where he goes to attend the Southern commerical con- gress now in session in that city." "Some sneaking fellow is said to have thrown rocks at the train between Opp and Andalu- sia. This is a cowardly prac- tice and it is hoped that the guilty parties may be caught up with." "Mrs. Congleton, who has oeen in the infirmary at Colum- bus for several weeks past, returned home last Tuesday night. The friends of this lady will be sorry to learn that she ~s but slightly improved.', "The" numerous friends of Miss Mary Barron will regret to learn that her condition is still serious. She underwent an operation a few .days ago and. it is throu=ght that she will yet be carried off for special treatment.', "Pastor Stewart and family now occupy the pastorium and are well pleased with their new home. The sisters of the church, who labored so faith- fully in repairing and making ready otherwise the pastorium for the coming of the pastor and family, deserve unstinted praise.- "A ripple of excitement was created Monday morning by the finding of the nude body of a dead infant, only a few hours old, in the closet at the L&N depot. Just when or by whom the child placed there, is to some extent a matter of con- jecture, but the authorities evi- dently have a preRy definite clue and a most rigid investi- gation into the matter will be made. We do not give further details, as such occui'ances are better left with the authorities and our reason for alluding to it at all, is to disclaim for our town all responsibility for the unfortunate affair, as the party or parties concerned belong elsewhere and remained in the city only one night." "Mr. Dozier of the telephone exchange, will begin the erec- tion of a metalic line from Florala to Samson in a few days. Metalic in this connec- tion, simply means a double line, similar to the one running to Opp." MARCH 16, 1911 "Dr. A. H. Miller who mov- ed from Falco to Mil~llle, Fla., after getting nicely settled down in the home bought at that place, went on a fishing trip and in less than three hours had land- ed nineteen as fine trout as any one ever saw. Good for the doctor!" "J. H . Burgess and wife, H. J., S. R. and C. C. Bur- gess attended an all-day sing- ing and dinner on the ground at Oak Grove, Fla., last Sun- day. The above named brothers visited the home of their fath- er, J. H. ,urgess, Sr., who lives at Oak Grove and several delightful hours spent with the 'old folks at home.' The party went down in the Wilson car, and they all agreed that Al- bert was a safe and skillful drlver."' "Miss Lena Cravey of Green Bay, has been given a position In the postoffice at" Laurel Hill." "THE NEWS job printing de- partment has just turned out the telephone directory for Man- ager Vanghan." (An ad in that same issue listed less than 200 telephone subscribers). "Brunson - Parker Hardware Co., has just received a car of buggies and runabouts - they are beauties." MARCH 23, 1911 "Florala is growing more metropolitan-like every day. The latest steps in this direc- tion being the establishment of a merry-go-round and a doll rack." "A woman appeared in a Ha- rem skirt on the streets of Bir- mingham and the crowds which flocked after her blocked traffic until she fled into a store. What is a Harem skirt, any- way?s, CPd like to know,' too), ANOTHER PIONEER "One of the oldest settlers in this section called last Tues- day and subscribed for THE NEWS. L. Cawthon, half broth- er to Captain S. A. and Uncle Bullie Cawthon, is the pioneer alluded to. Mr. Cawthon was 75 years old the llth day of last Decem- ber. His father moved here from Henry County, Ala., in 1838 and settled on the South side of the lake, when only a few white families lived here and just after the Indians had been carried to a reservation in the West. Coming here when he was only two years old, Mr. Cawthon has lived practically all his life within a few miles of Lake Jackson. During his young manhood days wild game, such as bear, panther, wolves and deer were plentiful, while Indian relics of various kind were to be found everywhere. Mr. Cawthon is still remark- ably strong and active for one of his years and reads without glasses with ease. He boasts that he never bougbt a cigar nor a drop of whiskey in his life; is a great reader and has been a regular subscriber to the Atlanta, Constitution for the past thirty years." "Andalusia and other near by points are being well re- presented at the Chautauqua.,, "Mrs. Milton McDaniel and children of Greenville, are here and will remain through the Chautauqua. Numerous friends of this popular lady are delight- ed to see her." "The friends of Miss Mary Barron, who has been critically ill for some time past, will be much gratified to learn that she is improving. Dr. F. W. Gallo- way is the physician in atten- dance." "Mr. and Mrs. Will Donnell, accompanied by Mrs. Tyson of Dalevtlle, were in the city several days recently in atten- dance upon the Chautauqua. Mr. Dounell came through the coun- try in his automobile and coy- ere& the distance, sixty-five miles in four hours and a half over bad roads. Mr. Donnell owns property in Florala, where he is well known and has many friends. Of course he sub- scribed for THE NEWS." "Mrs. F. W. Galloway lost her bracelet which was later- found by Mr. Weaver and re- turned to the owner. Mrs. Milton McDaniel ~lost her watch, which was also found and returned to her. The re- covery of these articles and their return to the owners was a piece of good fortune, as they might have been found by some dishonest person." THE FLORALA .NEWS- THURSDAY, APRIL very interesting facts appear in the several reports that were made. "NOW CONTINUING FROM THE MARCH 30. 1911 ISSUE "It ]s now pred-xcted that the war will stop and peace reign supreme in Mexico within the next ten days." "A number of muskets and canteens were found under a house in Atlanta which was built seventy years ago. They l were put there during the Con- federate War." "Mr. Bullie Cawthon holds the record, so far as we kncw, for success with setting hens. He set one on twenty-two eggs and she hatched twenty-one of them." "A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Bush of East Florala died last week after an illness of only two or three days. She was an unusually bright child and her death brought sadness to the hearts of many friends and neighbors of the family. She was buried at Hart- ford, the remains being carried through the country in an auto- mobile." ,,Despite Saturday and dance at the good and the highest order." An article in of a "Fleeing arrest in Georgia. ing was the report I of the article. never heard of and know their connection being a woman I am as to what "it was all Now quoting the appeared: FLEEING COUPLE "Joe Wilson and lived a few months ale, and who left I pectedly to a great arrested at few days ago upon a sent from this ing their detention, being assault with murder, grand forgery. The couple Florala to Albany, they went across Sylvester. It seems son had gone by and had also mustache after bany. At Sylvester WilsOn the services "The telephone service of instituted habeas Florala is being gradually ex- ceedings. It is now tended, Manager Vaughan hav- this writing, ing installed several new phones ing. how the in the last few weeks."minated. C~flcer this place, is at "Norton Johnson of the Opp ready to bring the Messenger, and M, L. Getlin to Florala at the of Opp, took in the Chautau- qua Saturday. Norton is Edi- tor Johnson's right hand bower on the Messenger." "Gayola - the true and clean- est drink on the market, like- wise, Hopala, a heathful and invigorating beverage. Special- ties of the Artisian Star Bottl- ing Works, Florala, Ala." tunity. The Albany Daily l the case a pretty up, in which it said I shipped their ing of two trunks case to Savannah. After the couple rested at word back that if was released the come back without Chief Westbrook this proposition and to hold them both are given into his It is unnecessary tails of the causes the arrest of the readers liar with the prior to their Florala." "W. H. Turner of Andalusia and Miss Annie Baggett of Laurel Hill, were married Wed- nesday evening of last week. The bride is a daughter of Doctor and Mrs M. Baggett." "Saturday is bill pushers day. Don't worry for fear of being overlooked. The bill pusher will FIND you." llorala New SOUTH FIFTH STREET - FLORALA, ALABAMA 36M~ LARRY K. WOODHAM ......PUBLISHER MERLE WOODHAM ......... ASSOCIATE SECOND ICLASS POSTAGE PAID AT FLORAL, A, - SUBSCRIPTION RATES- Covington County, Alabama ............ E, lsewhere in Alabama ................... Other States ............................ ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY Finest Quality! MARCH 30, 1911 :'Beginning in that issue was the beginning of a series of articles written by J .E. Hughes, one of the earliest pioneers of this area. The reports were written by him and told the history of his first coming to Florala and hls hard- ships, etc. I read and con- tinuod reading the articles which ran in several issues un- til a report appeared that Mr. Hughes was in Montgomery on business and appearing in that same issue was a note that the article will be continued in the next issue (May 11). But I' continued to look for the con- tinuation for several weeks aL terwards but have not found where it was ever taken .up again nor have I found an an- nouncement as to why the re- port was not continued. 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