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3E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. / ESTABLISHED IN 1900 Location Of 105 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations On Beautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast Year - Number 6 Florala, Alabama I=lorala, r;i 221 lg76 : 8 Pages 15c Per Single Copy Sonva Mosel v Melanie McDaniei nnounces @ • Plans are being coming proj / High School princi- Stevensonannounc- Saluta- class daughter Robert Mose- named Valedict,~- years of high maintained an of 94. very active mem- High School. She in many clubs and has held Among these and ho- Club. Treasu- Club, Math Club in Junior resident in Senior), Beta Club Plays and "It's Great , Beta Club "GOd- Rock - tment Team, wants Club Scho- Math Tournament, team, &-B first three A Senior year), First Bap- its youth choir, (editor Junior student at School. Sonya plans to attend Auburn University in the field of Phar- macy after graduation. The Salutatorian of the 1976 graduating class of Florala High School is Melanie Mc- Daniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McDaniel. Melanie completed her high school education with an over- all grade average of 93. Dur- ing Melanie's high school years, she was active in many clubs, organizations and recipient of various honors. These include: Beta Club, Beta Club Play, Beta "Godspell" Talent Group, Science Club, Varsity Cheer- leader, Color Guard Captain, Student Council for three years, Junior Class Treasurer, Pep Club, Business Tournament for two years, Drama Club, Unit- ed Methodist Choir, second runner-up in Miss Florala, semi-finalist in AlabamaRudeo Queen Contest, Salutatorian of 8th grade class, honor roll(9th, 10th, and llth)grades, All "A" honor roll in 12th grade, FHA (Historian, Newstaff, and editor of the Wildcat Growl. After graduation, Melanie plans to attend Troy State Uni- versity. Chapter To Be Organized of the Tri-City evening to or- chapter here. meeting in Flo- by over twenty lecided to corn- plans for immediately and for affilia- state and the Unit- was officers who will following year. ed were Henry Ev- arts, President; Fate Dukes, In- ternal Vice President; Johnny Taylor, External Vice Presi- dent; Johnny Smith, Treasurer; Mike Twitchell, Secretary; Dale Odom, State Coordinator. The new Jaycee chapter will meet the second and fourth Mon- day of each month, at the Lake Jackson Activities Building at 8 p.m. President Evans issued an open invitation to all young men to attend the meeting. Pre- Sident Evans said: "We feel that every Tri-City area young man can benefit from member- ship with the Jaycees. It gives us a means of improving our community and ourselves. Any interested person can get mop details by contacting any of the above officers•" Tri-City Jaycees, conducting last night's meeting, outlined the •l°cai, state and national phases of Jaycees. Tri-City Jaycees President Evans concluded the meeting with an outline of activities to be conducted by this chaser Allen Meh'in • . Barlmra Wynn • . Susan Daridson Rogers of School is an- Week, honor stu- Year 1976. Se- as outstanding Melvin, Bar- lsan David- h" student, is the Mrs. Gene N. born on May Maryland. of the Var- and Baseball also a member Vice- President Club• His hob- horseback rid- ~lis plans are Junior Col- Barbara Sue was born De- cember II, 1958 and is the 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Wynn. Barbara, an "A" student, attends the First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill and is a member of the Sci- ence Club and the Senior FYEA. She is the secretary of both Beta Club and FHA, she is thetrea- surer of the Quill & Scroll. Barbara's dedication to Jour- nalism has .led her to the posi- tion of editor of the Laurelian, co-editor of the Hobo Pack and staff member of Reflections. Barbara was also chosen for this year's DAR award. Her plans are to attend Troy State University this summer. Susan, born November 11 in Shalimar, Florida, is the 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Davidson. She is an "A" student, Presi- dent of the Senior Class, Se- cretary of Quill & Scroll, mem- ber of the Beta Club, F.Y.E.A., F.H.A., Volleyball and Softball teams, captain of the Varsity cheerleaders, 1975 Star Stu- dent, Who's Who Among Amer- ican High School Students, Edi- tor of the Hobo Pack, Copy Editor of the Annual, member of the 1976 Homecoming Court and she is the reigning Miss Laurel Hill. Susan plans to enter OWJC in the Fall. 1976 VICA SENIORS -- from left, Angela Bradley, Jeffery Owens, Sherry Anthony,, John Albert Mattbews, Norton Brad- berry, Angela Peters, Ramona Sightler, Ronnie Scroggins and Sue Hattaway. Not pictured are Sidney Clements, Carnell James and Jerry Thames. during the next year. Evans mentioned that this chapter plans to complete over twenty major projects; most of which were in the field of Youth Wel- fare and Community Develop- ment. George Lancaster, Eugene Birge, Jerry Fuller and Joe Herrington were elected to serve as Tri-City Jaycees Di- rectors. Attending the organizational meeting were Jaycees: Mike Ward, Jerry Fowler, Bobby Morgan, Greg Edmondson, Tommy Strickland, Gary Low- cry and Ed Harrison. Vocational Industrial Educa- tion students of Florala High School and their advisor, Mrs. Henry Williamson, were hosts at a dinner honoring VICA em- ployers, theirparents, and their dates last Tuesday evening, April 13. The banquet tables were beautifully done in the bicenten- ~al colors o! red, white and blue. The menu was prepared and served by the students and consisted of country fried steak, scalloped potatoes, slaw, spi- ced apple ring, yeast rolls, butter, angle food cake, topped with whipped cream and straw- berries, and tea. The invocation was given by VICA Secretary Deneice Kem- bro. President John Albert Matthews gave the welcome ad- dress. Guests were introduced by VICA members and the Em- blem Ceremony was presented by VICA officers, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a speech entitled "Forward! In the Spirit of '76" by Floyd Melton, VICA member, one which he entered in the District VIII of Alabama Speech Contest. Guests were delightfully en- tertained with special music by Miss Angela ,Bradley, so- losit, accompanied by her bro- ther, Randall Bradley at the piano. Also, a musical skit from "Godspell", according to St. Matthew, was presented by Florala High School Beta Club members, which was most en- joyable. Participants were Randall Bradley, at the piano, Anne Mills, Melanie McDaniel, Sonya Moseley, Rusty Peters, 1975-76 VICA OFFICERS -- from left, Secretary Denelce Kembro, Parliamentarian John An- thony, President John Albert Matthews, Vice President Angelia Peters. Historian Ramona L. Sightler, Reporter Jeffery Owens, and Treasurer Sue Hattaway. dignity of work, the American way of life, education, fair play, satisfaction achieved by good work, and high moral and spiri- tual standards. Mrs. Williamson expressed sincere thanks to the many Flo- rala merchants who provide jobs for VICA students -- with- out them. there would be no New Explorer Cathy Ray, Kay Sightler and 24th Of June Rhea Yarbrough. The Police Department of Other than Melton, students Florala has recently Chartered Florala's first Explorer Post, according to Earl Stinson, Ala- bama-Florida Council BSA, District Executive. The New Post Number 420 will be under the leadership of Florala Chief Police, Paul H. Mitchell, Advisor. and Clinton L. Mit- chell, Tommy Bishop and Hay- ward Thomas, committee con- sultants. Charter members are Wendy Brown age 15, Michael Cham- bers age 15, Lewis Chambers 16, James Corbin age 15, Bo- nita Cook age 16, Frank Daw- son age 18, John Henderson age 16, Carolyn Howell age 15, John Manning age 17,John Rol- lins age 15 and Keith Warren age 17. Other young people, age 15 or in the 9th grade and to the age of 21, interested in becoming members, should contact Chief Mitchell or Carolyn Howell, Post Secretary. The objectives of Post 420 are to explore all phases of law enforcement, giving the Explorers an insight into the many fields of law enforce- ment and information which will assist them to qualify for a ca- reer in this specialty; to in- stall within the Explorers a ge- nuine wish to demonstrate de- sirable habits, attitudes, and practices as contributing mem- bers of society; to provide young men and women a program which is well rounded and co- vers the six experience areas of Exploring. The Explorers program is entering District VHI Leader- ship coqtests were: Deneice Kembro, Job Interview (3rd place), Ramona L. Sightler, Dental Assistant, and Donald Burleson, Voting Delegate. Other VICA activities dur- in_g the year included a trip to Opp Micholas Mills and Mac- Arthur Technical College and sat in on a criminal trial at the Covington County Court House in Andalusia. Students also are in charge of conces- sions at recess, entered a float in Homecoming Parade, spon- sored a hamburger supper and volleyball game and everyone was active in the preparation for the Employer's Dinner. Members of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America are young men and women in high school and post-secondary VO- cational trade, industrial, tech- nical and health education pro- grams. In shop and class- room, they learn skills for to- day's world. In VICA, they prepare for responsible citi- zenship. VICA develops leadership through participation in educa- tional, vocational, civic, re- creational, and social activi- ties. It helps students esta= blish realistic vocational goals, acquire respect for the dignity of work and attain a purpose- ful life. The VICA club em- phasizes and promotes high standards in trade ethics, wor- kmanship, scholarship, and sa- fety. VICA members believe inthe Beauty Pageant Shows Progress VICA. The program is most mean- ingful to participating students and to employers, as well. The ~.4th of June Beauty Pa- ~geants are beginning to ma- terialize as the celebration draws near. Two young ladies have entered the Junior Miss Contest and one has entered ~the Miss 24th of June. An added attraction for the Miss 24th of June Contestants is that they will all ride on a float in the parade. The rules are as follows: Little Miss Contestants must be in the Ist or ~.nd grades in the fall of 19~6. They can model long or short dresses for the competition. Junior Miss Contestants must be in the 7th, 8th or 9th grades in the fall of 1976 and will model evening gowns for competition. Senior Miss Contestants must be in the 10th, llth, or l~-th grades in the fall of 1976 or have graduated and are not over 21 years of age. They will also model evening gowns for competition. This is a very special year for the June 24th Celebration, because of our nation's ~.00th birthday. Take part in this celebration and enter the Miss June 24th Beauty Pageants. Contact Susan Sullivan, 858- 1452 or write for an applica- tion, to Route Two. Box 7, Flo- rala, Alabama. designed with citizenship, so- cial, service, outdoor, voca- tional, and fitness activities as an integral part of post pro- grams. Durham IE. Terry Education Post Durham E. Terry has an- nounced his candidacy for re- election to the Covington Coun- ty Board of Education, Place No. 2, subject to the May 4 and May 25 Democratic primaries. Terry was appointed to fill the unexpired term of D. C. Nail, who resigned November 29, 1954. A native of Coving- ton County, Terry was born and raised in Red Level, gradua- ted from Red Level High School and went to Birmingham South- ern College in Birmingham. He is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Terry of Red Level. He ha~ one brother, Dr. Luther L. Terry, the for- mer Surgeon General of the United States Public HealthSer- vice; and one sister, Mrs. Reese .., Terry White, a retired school teacher living in Huntsville, Alabama. Terry's wife ts the former Appie Albritton of Andalusia and they have three daughters, who are married and have two child- Cont• To Page 7