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©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1976 ational Rec S Plorala City School Wishes to inform pa- years have a right to in- e educational their children. The in this re- be accorded to stu- reaching the age of r are entitled to an ex- of these records and hearing to chal- accuracy of this in- if you so desire. Re- attendance and scho- as well as vital a~l significant health maintained under the the principal of our system. Up- the educational destroyed except for record card con- By Parents taining semester averages, at- tendance, vital statistics, sig- nificant health facts, and gra- duation date. Professional and paraprofessional personnel in our school system having a leg- itimate educational reason have access to these records. "No other persons, except when spe- cifically authorized by law, have access to these records with- out your written consent. The only exception to the above is the information published inthe student directory, which may include such things as: stu- dent's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participa- tion in officially recognized ac- tivities and sports, weight and height of members of atkletic teams, dates of attendance, de- grees and awards received, and the most recent previous edu- cational agency or institution attended by the student. If you wish to review the educational records of your student, feel free to contact the principal of the school in which your student is enrolled. He or she will honor your. re- quest within 45 days after your initial contact. If you so de- sire, copies of your child's edu- cational record will be made at the cost of .25˘ per page. Title IX Coordinator in Flo- rain is Mrs. Eula M. Davis, Florala City School, P.O. Box 386, Florala, Alabama 36442. Telephone: 858-1811. NEW HOPE BAPTIST COME TO Holmes Gulf Servlce 300 East 5th Avenue Fiorala, Alabama 3e442 4 - Way Stop Phone 858-241 I TO CELEBRATE HOMECOMING The New Hope Baptist Church will celebrate with homecoming services this Sunday, April 25. The church pastor, the Rev- ereud Edwin Parker and the en- tire church membershipinvitea everyone to join them for Sun- day School at 10:00 a.m.; wor- ship service at 11:00 with the Reverend Parker delivering the message and dinner on the ground at the noon hour. During the afternoon, you may visit with old friends or join in the singing. In commemoration of the na- tion's bicentennial birthday, the ladies are asked to wear their long dresses. also carry a complete line ol Gull Batteries and Accessories JELAINE POUND NAMED TO SCHOLARS LIST FREE RAINCHECK the tires you want are not in stock, issue you a raincheck at the sale price FREE MOUNT AND BALANCE !Gulf Crown 78 TUBELESS--BIAS PLY--LOAD RANGE 8 4 PLY POLYESTER CORD SINGLE WHITE SIDEWALL STRIPF SIZE F.ETSALE PRICE * 6.00-12 $1.50 819.95 A78-13 1.74$21.20 D78-13 2.03$23.30 C78-14 2.04$23.80 E78-14 2.25$25.65 F78-14 2.39$26.15 G78-14 2.55826.90 H78-14 2.75$27.50 5.60-15 1.81822.20 6.00-15 1.87$23.15 F78-15 2.43$26.90 G78-15 2.58$27.65 H78-15 2.80$28.65 J78-15 3.00$29.25 L78-15 3.08830.50 • Plus tax old tire A Florala student was among those named by University of South Alabama Presidedt Dr. Frederick P. Whiddon as being qualified for one or more honors for their college work during the winter quarter. Lora Jelaine Pound, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hillard Pound, was named to the Pre- sident's Scholars List and the Dean's List. The President's Scholars List recognizes students ach- ieving a perfect 4.0 average for 12 or more hours of work. Those making the President's Scholars List automatically are named to the Dean's List which requires a 3.6 grade point av- erage for the quarter on IZ or more hours of work. BIRTHDAY DINNER HELD FOR VERNA GEOHAGAN The Bethany Sunday School Class of First Assembly of God Church, enjoyed a birthday dinner Thursday night, April 15, when Mrs. Verna Geohagan was special guest of honor. Those enjoying this delight- ful occasion were the Reverend and Mrs. Raymond Taylor, the Reverend and Mrs. L. M. Stephenson of Pensacola, sis- ter and brother-in-iawof Mrs. Geohagan, Lora Rawls, Ethel Lindsey, Gussie Free, Ethel Braun, Gladys Crouch, Mary Elmore, Claudia Harrison, Charlotte Thomas, Grace Duma and Yera Givens. VOTE FOR : OF THE BOARD COVINGTON COUNTY ~ey 4, the voters of Covington County will select a Chairman of the Board of the Covington County Commission. Ray Jackson is ~nning for that position. Jackson is a native of Covington County and knows the people ~d problems of Covington County. As an Opp Businessman, he haws the problems of the businessmen as well as the farmers. on is a man that will listen to your problems and will %~ every effort to solve them. I~OL. ADV. J ACKSON, ~%UTE 2 ;~' ALABAMA) On May 4, Vote for Ray Jackson and have a voice in your county government. PAGE 3 MRS. VIRGINIA BENTON, Master Photographer, Opp, Alabama, is shown as she conducted one of the 5 sessions she did on child portraiture. A GROUP OF Mississippi-Alabama Photographers surround Mrs. Virginia Benton, Master Photographer, as she conducts a session on child photography. Shown from left to right, Mrs. Buddy Stewart, Amory, Miss., Mr. Bill Calhoun, Greenville, Ala., Mrs. Virginia Benton, Master Photographer, Opp, Ala., Mrs. Dewey Sanford, Sec.-Treas., PPMA, Grenada, Miss., Mr. Dewey Sanford, President PPMA, Grenada, Miss. esslona @ • cla Ion ts The Professional Photo- graphy Association of Missis- sippi-Aiabama sponsored its" 2nd annual'2 day Safari in Natchez, Mississippi recently. Seven different instructors, most of them Masters of Pho- tography, coached other photo- graphers on that particular Master's style of photography. Subjects included were Bridal photography, Architectural Photography, Child Portraiture outdoors, Teenage Portraiture, Students Interview Mature Women, Seniors and Small Product Photography. Mrs. Virginia Benton, Master Photographer, Opp, Alabama, is Safaris have an advantage age in that all sessions are going at one time. Groups are kept small and individual instruc- tion can be given bythe instruc- tor. Mr. Sam Jackson A field trip and an interview Hnggins and Mr. George Smith, with Mr. Sam Jackson gave Io- as well as the Mill Superinten- cat students a first chance at dent, Mr. P. P. Cadenhead, have press reporting. The following is a combined report of David Smith, Marly Reeves, Russell Moore, Steve Demara, David Dunn and Farrin Moore of Lau- rel Hill High School, Laurel Hill, Florida: Upon arriving at the mill, we were greeted in the office by been there many years also. When asked if any serious accidents had occured at the mill, Mr. Jackson replied, "No major ones - but a Mr. J. Jack- son had "his fingers cut off by a saw blade and a few others had cut fingers". With his hands locked behind Mrs. Jerri Reeves, bookkeeper his head, leaning back in his for the operation, who antra- swivel chair, Mr. Jackson duced us to Mr. Sam Jackson, seemed to be very much at home who very graciously consented answering each question in the to an interview which was tape soR resonant tone of the south- recorded by the students, urn gentleman. He answered Standing around Mr. Jack- each question, even one dealing son's desk, each student asked with a humorous incident at the various questions concerning mill. It was apparent Mr. Jack- the operations at the mill. We son knew his business, having found that the mill has had a grown up as a boy in nearby very great impact on the local economy of Laurel Hill, Paxton, Lockhart and Florala. The history of the mill dates back to 1946 when the construc* lion site was leased from a Mrs. Henderson, who owned the property at the time. (It has since been sold to Mr. Audrey Ludlam, who leases it to the corporate owners at the present time). The selection of this site was due in part to a generous sup- ply of gum, poplar aud bay trees in the area. When production first began only box veneer was made. The mill no longer produces this type veneer but Brewton, Alabama, where deal- ing with timber production is a big business. It was alsoappa- rent that Mr. Jackson had many workers who were faithful and trustworthy. He seemed proud of the good rapport among his employees. Each worker is covered by insurance and the approximate average age of the workers is 40 years. We came away feeling that Mr. Jackson would be in the business of pro- ducing veneer for a long, long time. He knows his business and he loves it! Mr. P. P. Cadenhead, the friendly Mill Superintendent, carried us on a tour of the ape- has changed to the type that goes rations along with Mr. Chuck into furniture, table tops, wall Wallis, who keeps the saws at paneling, etc. The major buy- the mill as sharp as his keen ors include The Powell Cam- wit. We came back to school Mpa~r.y of Dothan, Alabama, but with a better understanding of Jackson stated it is ship- a part of our local economy ~ls as far as California and and we hope the Jackson veneer cousin. Company is in Laurel Hill to Thirty years ago, local far- laers and owners of hardwood trees such as oak would almost give it away, but those days are over. The oaks are now as valuable as the pine. Most of the wood is now purchased from contractors, whereas, in the 40's and 50's, the mill did much of its own local buying, using Its own trucks to do the haul- ms. The mill now employs around 40 men and women and follows federal government "regulations in hiring personnel. Among na- mes to come up as first employ- ees at the mill were Riley, Edenfield, Bnsbee, Gibson and many others. However, the worker with the longest years of employment is a local man, Mr. Ray. W. Tyner. Mr. Ace stay. - PERSONAL - Mrs. Lexie Chambliss is visiting with Mrs. Cars Lee Phillips in Opp. Mrs. Alva Robbins is spend- ing this week with her son, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robbins and family in Marianaa. Mrs. Ester Aplin, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Holley and child- ren, and Terry Holley, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ketchem and family in Hartford, Alabama. Mrs. Au- drey Holley, who is recupera- ting from recent surgery in Do- than, was also present. Canoe Race To Held May 8 The second annual Old Spa- aish Trail Festival Canoe Race has been scheduled fqr Satur- day morning, May 8, on the 83~eal River near Crestview. Second largest in the state .last year, the race will follow the same course on Shoal Ri- ver running eight miles between US Highway 90 bridge and the bridge on State Road 85. The event will only be open to amateurs and is arranged in four separate classes. The classes include: A di- be made payable to the Crest- view Jaycees. Deddlinefor re- ceiving checks and entry forms is Tuesday, May 4. First place (2) and rnnner- up (2) swards will be presented for each.class. If you would like more in- formation concerning any as- pect of the race, or if you need to know about camping or mo- tel accommodations, call Bob Whitaker, Race Chairman, at (904) 682-2704 or write: P.O. Box 1057, Crestview, Florida vision for local residents(Oka- • 32536. loosa County); B division for non-local participants; C divi- siGn for a challenge class (schools, fraternities, etc.); and D division for racing ca- noes only (Sawyers and other racing types). A and B divisions will be divided into four categories: Men (16 and over), Women (16 and over), Junior (boys and girls - 15 and under) and Mix- ed (men and women only). The racing division will be a single class race wRh no age or sex distinction. Entry fee will be $5 per ca- noe for all divisions (classes). Checks or money orders should - PERSONALS - The Reverend and Mrs. Jesse Robertson of Lakeland, Florida, STG-3 Larry Hamilton of San Diego, California, and Midship- man Terry Hamilton of Anna- polls, Maryland visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Hamilton for the Easter Holi- days. Miss Sandra Smith of the University of Montevallo, spent the Easter weekend with bur parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Smith, Jr., of Paxton. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bass of Phenlx City, Alabama, is spend- ing this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bass of Floraia. JUNIOR CIVIC CLUB TO SPONSOR ART SHOW The Florala Junior Civic Club will sponsor a Student Bicenten- nial Art Show for the June 24th Celebration. The rules are as follows: 1. A student may submit only one entry. 2. The name and grade of the student must be on the back of each entry. 3. Entries must be turned in to your teacher by April 23, 1976. 4. Any medium may be us- ed such as oils, acrylics, pas- tels. tempras, water colors, crayons, etc. 5. All entries must be ori- ginal. No tracing! 6. Entries will be divided into six groups and judged ac- cordingly. They are as fol- lows: grade 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, grades 5 and 6, gra- des 7 and 6, grades 9 through 12. There will be a first prixe of $5.00, a second prise of $3.00 and an honorable men- tion for each group. There will also be a $25.00 Savings Bond for the "best in show" entry. 7. The winning entries will be announced in May and be on display in the windows of Sul- livan Furniture Company the week of June 24th. BASS GROCERY AND SERVICE STATION 32 OZ. COKES FOR Phillips "66" Products Highway 54 East r E On May 4th, you will make a very important decision. You will go to the polls to elect the County Commissioners. This is one of the most important offices in Covington County. They handle all the revenue that Covington County has. They say where every penny is going to be spent. I will see that every dollar is spent wisely, i will see that each District gets their fair share. I will be for all the people of Covington County on each issue. If you want to have a voice in how your tax dollar is spent .... VOTE LLOYD RODGERS MAY 4TH. Your Vote And Support Will Be Sincerely Appreciated. Candidate For District (Pd. Pal. Adv. by Lloyd Rodgers, Rt. 3, Red Level)