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iE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ;ENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. WS- THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1974 PAGE 7 lte SLora[a News FIFTH STREET. FLORALA, ALABAMA 36 M2 K, WOODHAM PUBLISHER - EDITOR WOODH AM ...... ' ........ ASSOCIATE EDITOR " SUBSCRIP I'ION RAIES - $6.00 ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLy ON THURSDAY Florala, Ala. Birth defects are forever ...unless hYOU e p. TYPEWRITERS and ADDING MACHINES CLEANED AND REPAIRED Walker BUSINESS MACHINES COURT SQUARE ANDALUSIA, ALA, JERRY A. (PETE) JOHNSON CANDIDATE FOR OF v=ng ~he.f.°rmer Ruby Lee Strickland and they mldren, Shirley Johnson, We~nt Gary, Jerry B. J. A. Pete Johnson makes his out, 2o Opp, Alabama. worked for the Oop Police Oe; years, attended the Alabama police t.. 27, 1969 to Dec. 10, 1969. He has *n Civil Defense, Radiological Moni° !okon Jude Training, United States De= Justice Bureau of Narcotics and Don- :t. 1, 1971, State of Alabama peace and Training Commission, Enter- Junior College., Advanced police June 1, 1973. Son, a life long Baptist, o business° the Merchants Associatien, Lions On. hnson stated that he is confident that people of Covington Caunt~/ a Shero can be proud of and if elected he will in the County on a fair and im~ S. Illl Like To Ask You For Your And Support. THANK YOU WOMANLESS BEAUTY t:ut˘i'~,u'rntcrS - Jeraldine Woodham, Joan Alberta Matthews, Dana Hooper, Paula Maddox, Donna Roberts, Lomonica Mitchell, Sarah Manning, Fredrelka McGee. Children On The Grow "COG '74" The Children's Services of South Central Alabama Mental Health Center, through our pro- grams for school consultation, intellectually handicapped chil- dren, and children with emo- tional and behavioral problems, has seen the need for an in- tensive therapy program which integrates motor skills, hy- giene, self-help skills, learn- ing experiences in various areas and socialization. We propose to oiler these services, as well as fun, and a new and probably unique experience for many children, by having a summer day camp. OBJECTIVES: 1. To pro- vide behavior therapy in a group situation. ~.. To provide coun- seling at those times when it is needed. 3. To increase socialization skills. 4. To provide new outdoor experi- ences. S. To provide adult models for acceptable be- havior. 6. To provide oppor- tunities to learn more about self. 7. To increase self- care and leisure activity skills. 8. To provide an intensive treatment program according to each child's needs. POPULATION TO BE SERV- ED - The camps will serve ap- proximately 60 children who are either not enrolled in a public or private school or whose behavior or emotional problems are of such severity that they are very limited in achieving proper educational goals. Due to the nature of the camp and the staffing pat- tern during this year, the camp- ers will be evaluated in- dividually to assure that goals for each child can be effectively met. USAC MILES-PER-GALLON SHOWDOWN, IB ARE THE OFFICIAL RESULTS: A Dodge Dart Sport coupe with a standard 318 V8 engine got better gas mileage than a Chevrolet Nova with a standard six- cylinder engine. Both cars had manual shifts. These results are from the light city driving cycle of the USAC "Miles-Per- Gallon Showdown" conducted in January of 1974, using non- professional drivers. This cycle covered a 108-mile distance at a speed of 25 mph. DART! THE SMALL DODGE C-PROVEN ECONOMY! CHOER AUTHORIZED DEALERS Harrison Motors, Inc. D{ It STREETFLORALA, ALABAMA AREA TO BE SERVED: The M-18 catchment area includes Covington, Coffee, Butler and Crenshaw counties in the south central portion of the states. CLINICAL CRITERIA: By defining this program as one for children with emotional or behavioral problems, we have purposely allowed for a wide range of diagnoses. The pri- mary criterio9 is: to what ex- tent can the child benefit from what the camp has to offer. ADMISSION: Any person or agency may refer a child as a prospective camper. We then encourage the referring agency to discuss with the parents the opportunity available to the child through the camp. The South Central Alabama Mental Health Center will dis- cuss the program and camp requirements with the child and his parents. If application is made, the parents must agree to make certain travel arrange- ments for their child. The final acceptance by necessity must be made by the staff of the South Central Alabama Mental Health Center on the ba- sis of how much benefit the child may receive from the programs offered by the camp. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE: This summer day camp will use behavior therapy as an underlying principal of every activity, and yet, will present the campers a time of growth in an atmosphere of fun and warmth. In an attempt to maximize the camp's effectiveness, both in the number of people served and the quality of services provided, we will conduct three camps each of-two weeks dura- tion. The camps will be lo- cated at three sites located within the four-county catch- ment area. Maximum effec- tiveness will be further ac- complished by virtue of the camp staff going to the child- ren and by having concentrated camps with fewer children per camp. This should create an atmosphere for more individual attention. The children will be learn- ing and doing both individually and collectively in the various activities. Each activity will have a particular purpose. The purpose, as well as the com- plexity of the activity, will vary according to the partici- pants. Physical activities will in- clude hiking, softball, kickball, exercises with a small medi- cine bail, play and exercises on mats, relays, bowling, horseshoes, various exercises with bails, swings, exercises with ropes and crawling. Ac- tivities in addition which re- quire less exertion and which are more helpful in developing fine motor co-ordination will be an important part o1 the camp day. There will also be some ac- tivities of self-help skills, traf- fic study and music. Since the camp encompasses and touches as many phases of the child's life as possible, we will work with the family, and, as nec- essary, the camp staffwill con- tact other agencies for infor- mation and referrals. The en- tire staff of South Central Ala- bama Mental Health Center will be available for consultation. The camp staff will arrive ap- proximately one week before camp begins. This precamp session will serve primarily to brief the staff on behavior the- rapy tentative treatment pro- grams, and daily schedules. STAFF: The Center will provide the camp director. This person will (1) obtain camp counselors and volunteers, (2) train the staff to work with the • campers, and (3) supervise all activities during camp. Where there are swimming facilities, we will have ~ qua- lifted Senior Liteguard. This person will not only serve as lifeguard but will also serve as instructor for all water activities. He will have a volun- teer assistant. We will have one staffer who will be the main instructor in Arts and Crafts. This individual will be sufficiently skilled in this area to help plan and carry out this phase of camp life. He will not however be the only worker in this area. This person will have experience in special education and know- ledge of fine motor skills. There will be four Counse- iors who are college students. They, along with the lifeguard and arts and crafts leader, will be responsible for groups 3-4 campers throughout the day. GENERAL INFORMATION: The first camp will be held in the Covington County Area, July 1-15. The second camp will be held in the Butler- Crenshaw County Area, July 18-31. The last camp will be held in the Coffee County Area, August 5-16. The damp day will he from 9 a.m. until ~.p.m. Each town in the area being served will have a designated pick-up point. Parents will be responsible for having the child at this point from which camp- ers will be transported to the camp site by volunteers and/or camp staff. Lunches will be provided by a variety of means such as picnics by organizations, lunches from home and camp - sponsored cook-outs. Volunteers will be used extensively in the camp pro- gram. They will be selected on the basis of ability to fol- low the camp program, warmth, and special skills which they have to offer. For further information, contact South Central Alabama Mental Health Center, Box 627, Andalusia, Alabama, ~.22-2523.' SING There will be a singing Sat- urday night, April 27, 7:30p.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The featured singers will be the Southeralres of Mobile. The church pastor, the Rev. Albert Kembro extends a very special invitation toattend these services. In Memoriam Maj. Gem W. H. Vtuon, Jr., (1)SETAF's commander, and SSgt. James E. Bryan, D Battery, 1/509th, salute a memorial wreath placed in tribute to all those who served in Vietnam during Vietnam Memorial Services at Caserma Ederle Friday. Bryan, a holder of the silver star, was selected to represent all those who served in Vietnam during the wreath laying ceremony. Also pictured is the SETAF Honor Guard. SSgt. James E. Bryan is the son of Mrs. Edna Childs of Laurel Hill, Florida and the late Sivan Childs. V v v V v v V v V v v V v V V v v CAPABLE - COMPETENT - COURTEOUS V V V V V V V V V V ~ V V V V V V FRANK McGILL -- Is a firm believer in LAW AND ORDER! FRANK McGILL -- Is not tied to or by any person or group, and his only obligation is to the people of Covington County. FRANK McGILL -- As your District Attorney, will be available in the District Attorney's office where ALL CITIZENS have a standing invitation to visit with Frank and discuss any problems they may have concerning Law Enforcement. FRANK McGILL -- Is aware of the drug problem that exists in Covington County and pledges that all DRUG PEDDLERS AND DRUG PUSHERS will be vi-orouslv prosecuted to the fullest extent of the la~~ in order that our children may be protected from the disastrous effects resulting from drugs, and will resist in every way possible the unlawful bringing into our County of these Drugs. EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT, AND HONEST LAW ENFORCEMENT