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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. i PAGE 2 THE TOP FIVE FINALISTS in the sixth annual pageant at Lurleeu B. Wallace State Junior College include (left to right) Lou Blackmon of Georgians, fourth runner-up; Charlotte Nolen of Red Level. second runner-up and Miss Congeniality; Eva Till rown A pretty 18-year-old fresh- man from Andalusia has been crowned Miss Lurleen B. Wal- lace State Junior College for 1976. Eva Till, daughter of Mr. and II [ II I PLUMBING - ELECTRICAL Old Or New Experienced- Youlhlul NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL All Work Guaranteed PHONE 8- 1082 Stan Caraway PLUMBING- ELECTRICAL , ,e Due To Your Past Support, Friendship And Cooperation, I Feel Thai I Am Now In A Position To Do The Most Effective Job That I Have Ever Done For You. And I Pledge That This Will Be My Goal. YOUR VOTE FOR of Andalusia, 1976 Miss Lurlenn B. Wallace State Juuiof Col- lege; Kay Kilpatrick of Straughn, first runner-up; and Sheila Henderson of Florala, third runner-up. 66 $$ 99 Mrs. W. M. Till, was crowned by the 1975 title-bolder, An- nette Wambles, during LBW's sixth annual pageant held Sa- turday evening. The talented Miss Till, now in her first year at LBW, is also employed as a part-time instructor with the Arlene Net- tles School of Dancing. After completing her studies at LBW, she plans to attend a four-year college or university, where she will major in Dance. Kay Kilpatrick, a graduate of Straughn High School, was se- lected first runner-up in the day-long competition. Fresh- man Charlotte Nolen, of Red Level, was named second runner-up, and was chosen by the other contestants to receive the prestigious Miss Congenia- lity Award. Florala's Sheila Henderson was named third runner-up, with Lou Blackmon, a freshman from Georgians, rounding out the top five finalists. A special talent award was premmtod to Greenville'sSusaa Faye Sims, a graduate of Cren- shaw Christian Academy. Chuck Nolen, a nntiveof Opp and a graduate of LBW, served as Master of Ceremonies for the annual event. The trio of Judges included the reigning Miss Alabama, Susie Vanghn; recording artist James Ray Qnarles; and Rick Stetson, Di- rector of Veterans Services, Troy State University. The LBW pageant is an of- ficial preliminary to the Miss Alabama-Miss America event, which makes it a part of the world's largest scholarship program for young women. Each year the Andalusia Lion's Club awards a scholarship to the LBW winner. In addition to the scholarship, Miss Till will gain the right to represent LBW in the Miss Ala- bama Pageant to be held in Birmingham in June. Gift cer- tificates provided by area mer- chants will assist Miss Till as she begins to assemble the wardrobe required for the state contest. by Pat Brown The stately Easter Lily en- joys a cool, light spot away from direct sunlight and dra- fts. Water when soil is dry to touch and be positive of good drainage. Faded blossoms should be removed and the yel- low anthers pinched out as new buds open. No fertilizing neces- nry. This plant will survive nicely out-of-doors in a sunny garden spot. APRIL DAYS TO REMEMBER April 8 - Book Day, donate books to Florala Library; April 10 - Flower Show, 2-6 p.m., entries must be at Lake Jack- ann Club House, 9-11 a.m.; April 11 - Palm Sunday; April 15 Passover begins; April 16 - Good Friday; April 18 - Easter Sunday; April 27 - Gar- den Club meeting, 9:30 a.m. MARCH MEETINGS The President's District Meeting was held March 23 at Ramada Inn, Fort Walton Beach. Paxton Club was represented by President Greg McClellan, treasurer, Betty Mixsou, Gla- dys Looney and Sally MuTTS- field. A seafood luncheon was served. DeFuniak and Paxton Garden Clubs received thedis- tinct honor of being appointed hostesses for next years meet- ing at the DeFtmiak Springs Country Club. Orchids to Mrs. Bernice Hollis for a very enjoyable and educational nature tour of her lovely gardens, March 30. Some things learned were how to find azalea seeds, take cuttings and root them. To our surprize, what we called the orange honeysuckle is actually not, but a native azalea. Mrs. Hollis said, "With all of our beauti- ful native shrubs in our woods, one would not have to spend a penny to have a beautiful yard." The following information on azaleas was compiled by Mrs. Laurel Hill Council Ne w s By Jack Davis Councilman A.B. Howell, Jr. submitted his resignation, ef- fective immediately at the close of the regular session Thursday night. Howell told council his reason for resigning was that he felt" he was unable to put adequate time to his duty as street commissioner. In discussing the filling of the vacancy, Council President Day requested that each member decide upon a recommendation and said a special meeting could be called, if deemed advisable, or the matter could be acted on at the May 6 regular session. Day named Councilman Sanders as street commiss- Ioner and named himself as sanitation commissioner which Sanders held. In other action council approved the installation of Cherie Sightler of Pensacola, Florida, spent Thursday through Sunday with her grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Windham of Florala. Mr. Max Richburg of Alexandri, Virginia, had a short visit with his mother, Mrs. Vlvian Richburg last week on route to Palm Springs, FI. to attend a seminar. two more street lights to be installed near the homes of P.P. Cadenhead Jr, and James Tucker. Noland Company of Fort Walton Beach was awarded, a contract to furnish 17,000 feet of 2 inch water pipe with low bid of $18.76 per hundred. Other bids submitted were Wallace Pump and Supply~ Company of Brundidge, Ala. $20.75 per hundred; Spiller Well and Pump Company of'Pensacola, $32.4 hundred; B & H Sales of Or- lando $20.2~ hundred; and Began Supply Company of Crestview $19.28 hundred. The pipe is to be used on expanding the municipal water system aproximately 2 1/2 miles south of the fire tower on Highway 85 and from the end of the main at the home of Joe Wynn's to Bennie Stricklands. The former project recently approved and the latter one approved a few months back, brought on a short discussion when Council President Day questioned the quick action on the Highway 85 project, without studying the additional cost of going undei" Highway 2 and the railroad and suggested the lat- ter project be completed first. Mayor Gene Clary said the 85 project had been discussed and recommended that it be carried out as planned. The delay on the latter project has been ap- parently due to the weather and county road crews working on the road. Councilman Wynn reported that some work was progressing on the road, despite the bad weather. The County has reported the road in question is next on the paving agenda for the area. With the debate being settled on the Highway 85 project, the voting on awarding the low bid for the pipe were: For - Wynn~ Howell and Strickland. Against Sanders. Day said he wanted to be recorded as against and Clary in favor. The Highway 85 project has 10 customers signed up for the service and 6 on the other pro- ject. In other" action, council approved a $25 monthly salary increase for Clerk Bill Hurston, effective the next pay period, and will contact the County Health Department for in- formation and recommends- tions on installing septic tank 4-H ELECTRIC DEMONSTRATION WINNERS, (left to right), Mark Colvtn, Junior boys; Sherri at the new storage building at Adams, Senior girls, and Phil Williams, Senior boys. the main well site, also re- FOR • . ported receiving favorable 4HW N dI chemical analysis on the COUNTY COMMISSIONER = lnllq ',rs aHlq ]1 Almarante well. In other action council voted District One (Ovn) ~ I = • ~ s .. to officially request assistance .... Imectrlc u emonstratlon from the Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners in the clean Means Continued P . up of Almirante Cemetery of ro ress Three Covington County 4- stration held March 24 at the monstration in their particular blown over trees that was left H'ers are first place winners Covington Electric Coopers- division, in the wakeof Hurricane Eloise, in their particular division of tive. Randel Kelley, son of Mr.and and of general maintenance of (Pd. Poi. Adv. By Jerry Adams, Opp, Alahama~the County 4-H Electric Demon- Sherri Adams, daughter of Mrs. Clyde Kelley, of Pine roads. The action on the matter " Mr. and Mrs. James Adams of Grove Community near Opp, followed a report by Councilman Antioch and student at Stranglm won second place in the Junior Sanders that this work was badly } ! I School, won first place in the" boys division. : needed now und felt the commis- i I ~ ~ I Senior girls division of the 4- The electric demonstration siGners could assist by using I ~ * ' ~ ~ "~. ~ ~ w j ~ ~ I H Electric Demonstration held consists of the 4-H'er telling federal funds allocated for the I Iw[~l~ /~ |wiT'[ | ~ J[ ,lf)~ ~ 1 March 24 attheCovingtunElec- and demonstrating to an au- ......... j ......... ~ I ....... hurricane damage cleanup. I ,I "v ~lw~lii~ I trlc t;oop, mence a particular phase or In other action council i I Phil Williams, son of Mr. and form of electricity or the use approved a request from Clerk I ~ ~--. ~ ..... ~ , I Mrs. Joe Williams of Opine, of electricity. The electric Hurston to purchase a new lawn I ~-~ ~. • ] i[ ~ • • II/'Ap • ~ • • • • • I won first place in the SCuior demoustration ~ives a 4-H'er mower, approved the reading of I ~t ~ " • ~ ~ • • / ~ ~ ~b~ • I boys division. Phil attends a chance to show his skill with the minutes, approved the I ~gl~~ ~ • ~ ~ ~ ~1~ • • . • • . ~ • I Fleets School. electricity while speaking be- monthly financial report and I ~1111~,~.• • • • I' W IV L~..~.. t • • ~ I Mark Colvin, son of Mr. and fore an audience, voted to pay all outstanding .am.. -n~-~ ~k.,J~ • • --m- ~I~ --v ~ I ~ " I Mrs. Douglas Colvin of Red The" 4-H Electric Demonst- bills. ! ~~r~ I Level, won first place in the ration is sponsored by the Cow- l ~[~Lr'~f~k~ I Junior boys division. Mark ington Electric Coop and the The Florala Quarterback I ~~~ Wide Variety Of PottedPlants ~ lIA I attends Red Level School. Alabama 4-H Fom~lation.Club will hold its monthiy meet- t..~Ear~c~"_~w~,~a~_ ~ I]i/Y//~ l Sherri, Phil, and Mark will Judges for the 4-H Electric ing, Tuesday, April 13, at 7:15 |~~~,~1~:~=:~ ..... _._~X'~3~1 I represent Covington County at Demonstration were Mr. John p.m. at the Dinner Bell. l~~~~ A nd Dish Gardens. ~,~ I district competition in Auburn Skanes, Mr. Don Parish and ! "-~~/' ~? I next July in the Electric De- Mr. Ed Short. The April 1 meeting of the NiceSelection Of Hanging Baskets. I ~ ~ I I Cnildrens Home Homemakers Club, was held, with Mrs. Cath- l ~, [ ~[ ~'~ l risesiding.GOrbY,The President,Lord,s pre- {gbe lm'ala i kt ~ i SECOND CLA55 POSTAGE PAID AT wan repeated in nnison. 7members were present. members on how to do needle point. The club voted to change l ~z~Y~r~ Arrangements ~ I MR. AND MRS. LARRY K. WOODHAM the ctubbame, toArt'sandCraft Regular meeting time is the • I SUBSCRIPTION RATES first Thursday in each month I l).rn~hv~ H..~o (If Fl..,.o.-'~ I ov,.o.o. COUNTY, ALABAMA ....... $.9,25 atin Paxton.h30 at the welcome station m u ""~J ~u,,.~ ~_~j J. wsu~ gnt/~t.~, O I ELSEWHERE IN ALABAMA . $6 30 After the business meeting, Ii m li OTHER STATES ..................... $6.00 delightfUlenj0yed byrefreshmentSall. Mrs. GracieWere 1817 West 5th Avenue PHONE 8 4522 Florala, Alabama p I ! ESTABLISHED IN 1900 UBL SHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY Dixon was hostess. By Edna Adams i I I I _ _L . Reporter b.t~ THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, APRIL 8: Hollis, a dedicated plant lover and very gracious person. Azaleas, with two exceptions, are native to eastern Asia and eastern North America. The exceptions are one species in California and Oregon and one in eastern Europe. In North America they are found throughout the eastern part of the continent from New- fonndland and Labrador south- ward into Florida. Their co- loTs range through white, light pink, dark pink, creme, yellow, orange, orange-red, to scarlet. Seven named species are na- tive to our area. Their bloom- ing season begins in late Feb- runTy or early March and ex- tends into August. There are two species with charactistics not described in any publica- tions which I have examined. There may be others since there is'no complete key to the flora of the southeastern United States. We are blessed with the beau- tiful blossoms of these remark- able plants. Many have been destroyed by clearing land for food production. The continued increase in population will make it necessary to clear more land. May I encourage you to transplant into your yard as many species and ran- ges of color within the species as you can locate. In this way you will beautify your home and protect our native azaleas. References: Hume, H.H. "Azaleas"; Bowers, C. G., "Rhododendron and Azeleas"; Mohr, Charles, "Plant Life in Alabama"; Small, J. K., "Manual of the Southeastern Flora"; Radford, Ahles, Bell, "Guide to the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas"; Dean, Blan- che Evans, "Trees and Shrubs in the Heart of Dixie"; Greene and Blomquist, "Flowers of the South -- Native and Exotic." GARDEN CLUB On March 30, a lovely warm spring day, President Greg Mc- Clellan called the meeting to order in the charming new home of Mary Nell Finley. Roll was called by adding of activity a- ward points. Minutes were not read in the interest of time. NOMINATIONS The nominating committee presented the slate of officers. The vote was unanimous to ac- cept. 1976-77 Officers are Presi- dent, Mrs. John R. (Sally)Mer- rifield; Vice President, Mrs. Martelle (Madolyn) Johnston; Treasurer, Mrs: Charles (Bet- ty) Mixs~m~,_~$eer.etary, Mrs. Dois (Mary) pending Secretary, my (Cynthia) Orchids to month Mary Nell her daughter, Club members were the door after the with cranapple served a concluding the menu consisted with spiced apple bean casserole, hies, pickles, orange congealed cent rolls, strawberry whipped cream, tea. Mrs. Alma a guest. Catherine Mary Nell son, Madolyn King, Gladys Clellan, Maude ly Merrifield, Juanita Radford and son. ANNOUNCEMENTS The World was presented to will hang in the munity Center. Projects voted on suing year are, to Publicity Award, Award, Planting Award. Jr. Garden Club girls will be year at Paxton McClellan. Discussion was $250.00 purchase Star Trail 331. The Blue star Highway System beautification extends over the United States. R by National Garden Clubs in ing memorial to have served or will s Nation's armed takes its name star of the service ELEq Contracting Appliance Service, Home Re Phone 834-52] Call Florala, TERMITES SWARMING SINCE 1954 BONDED TERMITE CO. • MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD PEST CONTROL SERVICE • BONDED .& INSURED TERMITE CON'IROL FREE INSPECTION Call 493-4239 I CALL COLL£CT CUMMING AV. OPP ALA. VOTE Kend :~~~ Mara r MEMBE ov, o' Iki~~ Comm~ss llm, 3 District 1 Am A High School Graduate, i A Certificate In Business Law From C, University And HaveDone An lndeptb Of The Grid Concept Of Management" • I Feel That I A m Fully Qualif Willing And Able To Make District' Full Time Commissioner, Worthy Of Vote And Support. ~tt~ltmm ~ ~ Your Every Consideration Will Be (Pd. Pol. Adv, By Kendall Maraman