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PAGE 10 Illll W. So Harlan Holds Art Show W. S. Harla.a 7th and 8t grades in Lockhart hed an art show Wednesday, April 4, 1973. Many beautiful creations were dis- played such as home:na candles, needle work, weod,vrZ, pa'_nt- ing and models. To .s'po,ls6r of this creative art work wa. W. S. HarlanPs science tea'.her, Mrs. Caroms Cook. Everyone worked hard on their pr)Jects and were corral, fly deserving  a prize, but there ust weren't enough to go arad, CANDLE WORK - 1st place - De,my Sgh:ler: 2nd pla=e- Becky He:Icy: 3r I place - Karen Helms. WOOD BUILING - let place - Tommy Oeo.han; tl@lae, Dora Carroll; Srd place - Forrut Aa FLOWR AR..RANGEME:qT$ & NEEDLE WORK - ist pla.e - Dmy Cheshire; 2nd place - Ca-el Cham.lee; 3rd place - Shirley KimbrlL MR. JOION LOOq at the beautiful homemade ribbons made by Miss MaDonaa Hcheson used for first, secon and third place winners. THE f U II cou00cmL RES L TS II Improving the Florala State present, he stated that no funds Park was the main topic of were available for the comple- DRAWING - 1st place - Dmmll James; Zn place-Karxma pOnrl, 2nd place - Keney Wayne Jordan; 3rd place - Christine Norris. Wood Avenue Flower Club Meets With Brooks Wood Avenue Flower Club met on Tuesday night, April 17, 1973, with Mr. and Mrs. Grady Brooks as hostess. Members assembled in the dining room and following pray- or, food was served buffet style during which time good com- mnnity visiting was enjoyed. The meeting was called to order by the Club President, Bud Jackson, After roll call and collection of dues, the minu- tes were read of the last meet- ing. Then the Treasurer gave a report of expenditures and collections up to date. The meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. Members present were: Roy, Joann and Ken Ezell, Bud, Mon- ette and Ronnie Jackson, Camil- la Schofield, Katie Kendrick, Grady and Leone Brooks. Several of the members were sick, and unable to attend the meeting. Our next meeting will be May 17 in the home of Katie Kendrick. All members are urged to be present. HACODA METHODIST SCHEDULES REVIVAL APRIL 30-MAY6 The Haceda Southern Metho- dist Church has scheduled a re- vival for the week of Monday, April 30, through Sunday, May 6. The Reverend Norman Sim- mons, pastor of the Baptist Church of Kinston, will be the visiting evangelist.,, The church pastor, the Roy. John Yeder, invites all to at- tend. MRS. CHARLES REGISTER VISITS RE,L,.'rl VES" Mrs Glen Garret and daugh- ter, Mrs. Charles Register, both of Bonifay, came to spend Thursday with Mrs. Garrett's mother, Mrs. B. E. Whiddon and sister, Mrs. Vera Whiddon Mrs. Register returned to Bonifay Thursday afternoon while Mrs. Garrett spent Eas- ter weekend with family. Mrs. Register returned to Florala Easter Sunday af- ternoon and took her mother home to Bentley. MRS. MARY SIMS HONORED ON 93RD BIRTHDAY Mrs Mary Sims was honor- ed with a birthday dinner Sun- day to celebrate her 93rd birth- day at the home of her son and family, Mr and Mrs Zellon Sims. Other children present were Mr. and Mrs Edwin Sims of Florala, Ala; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Sims, Marianna; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Sims, Slidel, La.; Mrs. Naomi GUsson and family of Tampa. Other guests were Mr and Mrs Woodrow Pruitt and children, Mr. and Mrs. Buck Hill and chi|dren, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hill and children, Mr and Mrs. Jim Harrison and children, Mrs Jenny Carter, Andrew Dykes, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Traylor and children, Mrs. George Ingram, and Roy. and Mrs. Earl Watson, Lewis Brock, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Floyd and children, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sims and children, Mrs. David Moneyham, Mr. and Mrs Lester Sims, Jr., and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Dale Sims and family, Mrs. Bill Hudson, Mr. and Mrs James Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Folsom, Deloris Folsom, Mr and Mrs. Eddie McClen- don, Mrs. Nora Melvin, Mrs. Sadie Hagen and Ernest Brock. A total of eighty-one persons attended. Mrs. Sims is the mother of Ed Sims of Florala BANQUET SET FOR CRUSADERS IN ANDALUSIA According to officials of the South Central Alabama Cru- sade For Christ 250 people in- cluding ministers, lay-wor- kers, civic officials and their wives will meet Dr. Grady Wil- son, personal friend and asso- ciate of Dr. Billy Graham, at an "Introductory Banquet" Sat- urday evening, April 28, at 7:00 pm at the Andalusia High School cafeteria. Rev Harrell Cushing, Crus- ade Chairman, stated that the purpose of bringing Dr. Wilson at this time is that he might help us develop a feeling of camaraderie as we work to- gether, and to challenge us  a deeper Christian committment and Crusade involvement. Pre- ceding Dr. Wilson's intro- duction, another Graham team member, John Lenning, Cru- sade Coordinator for our South Central Alabama Crusade, will review Crusade preparations and goals. Mr. Lenning will ar- rive in Andalusia on Thursday and will begin training sessions on Friday, April 27 which will last until Tuesday, May 1. All team members will meet with Reverend Lenning during this period of training. COVINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS TO HOLD PRE-SCHOOL CLINIC Covington County Schools will hold Rs pro-school clinics dur- ing the months of April and May for children who will enter the first grade in September, 1973. Clinics will be conducted by the County Health Department at the schools as listed below: Pleasant Home School, April 23, 1973 -8:00 A.M.; Strangha School, April 27, 1973- 8:00 A.M.; Red Level School, April $0, 1973 - 8:00A.M.; Sanford School, May 4, 1973 - 8:30 to 10:00 A.M.; Blue Springs School, Ma, 4, 1973 - 10:30 to 12:00 Noon; Fleeta School, May 11, 1973 - 8:00 A.M.; W. S. liar- lea School, May Zl, 1973- 6:00 AM. Atl larents who have children who will be six years old on or PERSONAL Kay Williams and childre9 of Crestview, Florida, spent Easter week-end with her pa- rents, Mr and Mrs. Dean Pel- ham. Mr. and Mrs Johnny Pel- ham and family of Crestview, Florida, spent Easter week- end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pelham. Mr. and Mrs Ray Wilcox (nee Judy Pelham) spent Easter week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pellmm. business at the regular meeting of the Florala City Council held Monday night, April 23, 1973 at the Florala City School Lunchroom. Mr. Ray Bullock, Assistant Parks Director for the State of Alabama was present, as well as Representative Frank Jack- son of Opp. Representative Harold Wise notified Mayor Evans by phone, prior to the meeting, that he was ill and would be unable to attend. Mr. Bullock using questions sub- mitted to the Department of Conservation concerning the State Park by Mayor Evans stated to the group that under a Special Study Commission recommending new changes in State Government that no further construction on any State Parks would be done until those presently under construc- tion are finished. This means that at the present, there are no plans for any addition to the Florala State Park, according to Bullock. As to repair work, there are bids to be open on May 10. 1973 for material for repair- ing pier and tops over the tables at the Florala Park. Work should start on this around the first of June, 1973. In answer to question of any set amount of money being bud- geted for the Florala Park such as $100,000.00. Bullock explained that there was none. The Department of Conserva- tion budget is for the State Parks as a whole rather than on individual basis. As to the question of letting the Florala Park remain open to 10PM each night, with the City of Florala furnishing per- sonnel to work with Park Ran- ger for control of area during this time, Bullock stated that the Parks in Alabama come under one set of rules, and problems arose in the State Management when each park had a different set of rules. It was further brought out in the meeting, later on, as to Florala Council and Citizens presenting a plan to the De- partment for changing of these hours for Florala. Represen- tative Frank Jackson was asked if this would require a bill being presented to legis- lature, and he stated that these changes would be made within the Department of Conser- vation. Another question answ- ered by Bullock as to the use of the Activities Building on the Lake for Recreation. Bul- lock explained to the group that under the supervision of the Recreation Director oftheCity of Florala that this building could be used. Civic groups and church groups would still pay a use fee, but the City would not in connection with the Recreation Program. As to the City of Florala use of the old bath house on the lake for recreation and also the com- pleting of tennis court, Bullock explained that any improve- ments made to such areas would become State property. At the ........ ROTARIAN JOHN IL.YES VAUGHAN was in charge of the pro- gram for the dinner rneo.Hng last Wednesday, April 17. His sub- ject, a most interesting one, was on "An+. Facts for the Busy Ro- tarian". The Club welcomed a new member, Michael Gooden, manager of Ounter-Inn Furniture Store, who was installed by Rotarian Vester Gamble. Pictured, from left, are John Hayes Vaughan, Neal Strtckland of the Interact Club, Michael Gooden, and Randy Warren, also of the Interact. before October 2, 1973, are requested to bring these child- ren to the clinic scheduled at the school they will attend in September. Parents must pre- sent a birth certificate or a verification of birth record for these eligible children before they can be enrolled in school NEW HOPE BAPTIST OBSERVES HOMECOMING The New Hope Baptist Church will be observing their annual Homecoming Sunday, April 29. The program starts at 10:15 Daylight Savings Time. Me- morial service begins at lh00 a.m. with dinner to be served afterwards on the ground. The Reverend Edwin Parker, pastor of New Hope, cordially invites everyone to come join them in worship and fellowship. ALL STAR BASEBALL GAME PLANN ED There will be an East-West All Star Baseball game played in Andalusia on Saturday, May 19. All stars will come from Covington and three nearby counties, Crenshaw, Butler and Conecuh. LARRY STRICKLAND WINS SPECIAL ART AWARD Larry Strickland, son of Mr and Mrs. James C. Strickland of 420 East Sixth Ave., Flor- ala, Alabama, has distinguished hinself once again in the art world by winning a special a- ward of merit in the annual exhibition of student art at the Ringling School of Art, Sara- sots, Florida. Stricklaud received awards in Painting and Figure and Lands- cape classes. WALTON SING. CONVENTION TO MEET The Spring Session of the Wal- ton County Singing Convention will be held the fifth Sunday, April 29, 1973 at Red Bay, Florida in the Presbyterian Church. Red Bay is located fifteen miles southeast of De- Funiak Springs, Florida on Highway 81. Singing will begin at 10:00 A.M with an old fash- ioned "dinner on the ground" at noon All singers and lovers of good gospel singing are in- vited to come and bring your books and a basket lunch. tion of tennis courts on Lake Jackson. The old bath houseon the lake was wanted  in con- nection with Summer Recrea- tion Program. As to repair of the Boat Ramp on Lake Jackson, Bullock ex- plained that this was under Game & Fish Division, and that a law suit involving the com- pany doing dredging work last summer in regard to the boat ramp repair. Parks Manager McLain stated to the group that he had been informed that a pier was to be built in COnnec- tion with the beat ramp when such repairs were made. Mr Bullock also stated to the group that the Attorney General, as of last Friday, had not ruled on whether the City could receive the State Park back from the State. Representative Frank Jack- son addressed the group with support in getting things done for the Florala State Park. He said that Florala would have to present a plan to the De- partment of Conservation for progress that the people of Florala wanted. Most impor- tant, however, he stated that the people would have to work together, and not be split up over this Situation in order to get things done. He commented further that he would be glad to meet with a group in Mont- gomery with the Department of Conservation in order to work things out for the development of Florala's State Park. Mayor Evans asked for a poll of those present as to how they felt about the extending of hours on Lake Jackson to 10PM. All were in favor as well as to the use of the lake for re- creation purposes. Lewis El- land stated that the Planning Board would hold a meeting Monday night, April 30, 1973 to draw up plans for improv- ing the State Park to be pre- sented to the Department of Conservation in Montgomery upon scheduled meeting. The final outcome of this business was that the City Council with interested citizens of Florala, would meet wih the Department of Conservation in Montgomery. At this meeting, they would ask that the Parks closing hour be extended to 10PM; that the Park area under supervision of Recreation Director be allowed to use Com- munity Building and area for summer recreation program; that a plan as submitted by the Planning Board and Council be presented to the Department of Conservation for luther de- velopment of the State Parks. Other business discussed at this meeting was the approval of Recreation Board request for $1960.00 for .salaries in connection with Summer Re- creation This does not in- clude life guard salary for the lake. Salary for the Summer Director and 4 assistants was the amount approved by Coun- cil. Mayor Evans asked that Chairman Johnny Smith meet with Erskine Ziglar to work out use of the new Florala Gym DIGGIN' IN THE PAST CONTINUED FROM FRONT cash bond When arraigned be- fore Mayor George they plead guilty and were assessed a penalty of $7.30 and cost each. On the same night Officer Busby arrested three negroes and a white man for disorderly conduct. They also pleadguilty and paid into the city treasury a fine of $7.30 and cost each. Monday night, Officer Busby "pinched" a negro for being msorderly and two while men for being drunk and disorderly. A white man who has been "on the scout" since last Christmas was arrested by Of- ricer Busby Saturday night. He came across with a fair size fine in the mayor's court and was allowed to go. The above officer is making a good record and deserves credit for keeping so close in behind evil doers. That issue carried a report, quite long, of "A Brilliant Re- ception" when "Mrs. E. R. Partidge delighted her friends when she threw open her beau- tiful new home." A report was made of the progress "For Library Fund," and announced that "The in- terest in the library is grow- tag, every day a few books are being received. One lady has promised $500 toward buying books. One young man who couldn't decide what book to btty, donated $150". She'll Loin Young Housewife--I want some lamb, please. Butcher -- Yes, ma'am; which part? Young Housewife-- Oh, you know-the part you eat mint sauce with. No Limit Tailor-- About that little bill of yours, sir, when can I hope for payment? Slowpay- Always. FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, APRIL I JUST ONE OF THE MANY 'GROUPS performing at Western Jamboree Saturday. D. C. Stevens plays Joe Stevens performs on the banjo, while chalnpiOil Pollitt, leaves the stage TRI-CITY RESCUE SQUAD MEMBERS and to pose for the camera. Country Western Benefits Rescue Members of the Tri-City Rescue Squad wish to express appreciation to all those of you who helped to make their benefit Country-Western Music Jamboree the success it was. A good crowd gathered the past Saturday at the old Na- tional Guard Armory to enjoy the country music. The must- clans, amateurs the country, thusiastic res audience, themselves This is lust onel ways in which Squad raises funds to ,mit. Florala Police Re Week of April 1-,pril 22 Accordin to police reports, four do:'s open in the Cty a:'ter business hoars; thre ware investigated. The Polt-e Ipartment answered 33 week, involving pe,)ple complaining load noise, prowlers, ec. lS arrests were made: three for DW., drivers license% one for highway drukqvss, "public drunkness, on ,.'or rck'sss r,Ing, tail ligIts, one for resisting arrest, two one for spedmg ad )n. for contributing !inxency of a minor. aote of the week: "Drive as if.your life on it - it does, yt!mow. Agood snrvtver." : By Cpl. Jimmy St. Paul Jacksnn, for summer recreation pro- gram. Also the purchase of backboards for the gym would be discussed at this meeting with Evans, Ziglar and Smith. The Revenue Sharing report was given with information re- ceived as to readjustment of Cities Tax Effort. This has been refigured by the Depart- ment of Revenue Sharing and the Cities expected revenue has been cut as a result of such. Mayor Evans received appro- val from Council for Accoun- tants Bill Strickland, Dale Twitchell and Wilson Jones to make a study and submit ad- ditional evidence to Depart- ment of an increase in Revenue ceived by the The a meeting 30, 1973 at School Park mit to the De servation in interested to attend this suggestions up. The next Council will 1973 at 7P, School Lunch KAY'S FIFTH A VENUE BEAUTY SALON CELEBRA TING 20TH ANNI SPECIAL ON PERMANENTS $16.50 FOR ,TWO WEEKS $1 O.OO OPERATORS & ST'# KAY JUDY MERRILL DANNY MARTIN OPEN MeN. SHAG - GYPSY CUTS Let us style your hair on the new cut OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT FOR HAIR STYLING 6:00 to 9:00 TELEPHONE 8-5614 CANNON DI ANE CARRIE THRU SATURD AY