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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, APR~ • • • Terry Hamilton Appointed To U. S. Naval Academy Tev'y Hamilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Hamilton, was n~ffie.:l Friday, April 13, 1973 th.z" h.~ had been app~Int.ed to the U, 3. Naval Academy. Con- gressm~.,z Bill Dickinson called Mr. Stevenson, who very promptly passed :he ages oa to Terry. Terry is a hard wo:king s~udent, and everyone a~ F.H.S. wishes him th9 be~t of luck. FHA NEWS The Future Homemakers of America of FHS have been very busy lately. On March 10, 19"/3 the FHA had a road- block for the Red Cross. On March 29, FHA held a Slave Auction, all benefits going to the Red Cross also. All girls dressed up as slaves and were auctioned off at Recess and Lunch by Bill Rodwell. The combined effort of the Road-Block and Slave Auction brought a little over $Z00.00 all within one week. Also the Little Miss, Junior Miss, and Senior Miss Flor- ala Beauty Contest was held Friday, April 14, 1973. Several of the officers, Mrs. Pittman, and a member, went to the FHA Convention near Birmingham. All in all the last few weeks have been busy for all FHA • members. FIELD DAY TO BE HELD AT FHS APRIL 27 The second annual Field Day will be held at Florala High tomorrow, Friday, April 27. This event is sponsored by the Florala High Faculty with Mr. Charles Stevenson in charge. The activities for the day will include some of the following: basketball, softball, volley- ball, and races. If all goes as planned, the day should be a most enjoyable one for all con- cerned. Personal Glimpse Of High School I can remember the first day I darkened the halls of F. H. S. as a freshman very well. Oh, I already knew my way around 'cause I'd been coming to band , practice tot tl~.ee years. But VII never forget the day they herded us into the gym for as- sembly. Even the Seniors were friendly that day, but after they knew your name you had to be careful. I didn't get lost a single time, and l.even opened my locker the first time!! I remember my first locker num- ber. That's good because now that l'm a Senior I can't even remember the exact number of my locker this year! The Seniors were okay most of the time. However, on one oc- casion, they began to collect "dues" from freshmen. This was necessary in order to sur- vive the torment they had pre- pared. I kinda' miss my fresh- man year. It seems like yes- terday. My sophomore and junior years passed so quickly I can't remember a whole lot about them. About the only exciting thing q did was make All-State Band. ~ Now that doesn't include the Prom, Sweetheart Ball, In- teract IniUtatiun (?), ect ....... They were more or less extra- curicular activities. Do you remember your sophomore and junior locker combinations? I can't even tell ya' where my second locker was. Everything happened so fast! Now, I'm a Senior and I thought it would be a big deal. We do go to recess early. The Juniors are even gouna' get their rings on May 9! 1 guess my Seniorship has lost its WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE? Mary Kathryn Mitchell - To- day is the first day of the rest of your life. Elaine Norris - Face each day with the understanding that it may be your last. Bo Caraway - Do unto others as they do unto you. Lynda Cassady - Live each clay as it comes. Ray Bryant - Anywhere the wind blows is cool with me. Terry Hughes - Win if you can, lose if you must, but al- ways cheat! Vicky Pickron - Do unto others before they do unto you. Craig Harrison - Live life as it comes. Randall Calvin Warren - Live it before it leaves you. Wanda Sasser - Practice makes perfect, but no one is perfect. Fletcher Gibson - If at first you don't succeed, go on to the next one. Also, don't let things worry you. Martha Killingsworth - Live each day as though it were your last. San Foster - Today is the first clay of the rest of your life. luster. Maybe it's because I'm looking forward to the future and what it holds for me and mine. l've already got mine figured out. I hope so, any- way. Why don't you take some time from your daydreaming and think on your high school career. You might surprise yourself! NOTES IN THE NEWS To ecery upperc;a~sman's extreme satisfaction, there were absolutely no Freshmen at school Friday. HALLE- LUJAH U ? Six annual staff members and advisor Mrs. Williamson went to ESJC last Thursday to attend an annual workshop. Alot of new ideas were learned so you better watch out for next year's annual! The Junior Class is busy working for the n~xt great (the greatest ever) Prom. We're entering into the very last (!) six weeks of school. Summer here we come!l! The cancer crusade is busy working for a very worthy cause. Please give! WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT F.H.S. Alecia Randell - Lunch. Jimmie Nell Barnes -being" a senior and getting out early .~or recess and lunch. Pearlie Mac Jordan - Field Day. F.H.S. ALPHABET A is for ALL of us who make up F. H. S. B is for the BEST of us who make good on our tests. C is for COLLEGE where most of us want to go. D is for the DA~ of our graduating show! E is for EVERYONE who me~',s SO "hitCh t~ ',n~. F is for FRIENDS who I share with eagerly. G is for GREAT which des- cribes our school. H ~s for HAPPY that we're not having to abide by any hard rules. I is for INITIATIVE which pushes me through each day. J is for JAMBOREE in which our Victorious Cats played. K is for MRS. KELLEY who will be leaving us this year. L is for LOVE for our friends who are so dear. M is for MUSIC which makes our school go round! N is for NOTHING in which something will never be found. O is COACH ODOM, who is a nice man! P is for the PRINCIPAL who is one of Coach Odom's great- est fans. Q is for QUIZZES we re- ceive! R is for the REPORT CARD that we grieve! S is for the STUDENTS who put the teachers to the nerve test! T is for the TEACHERS who take care of all us Pests. U is "U" who are very im- portant to "Us". V is for VICTORY from which our Wildcats we trust! W is for WINNING which is so grand! X. is for XCITEMENT that we find in living in such a land! Y is for all of YA'LL who make up F. H. S. Z is for the ZEST which en- ables each of us to do our best! M!CKIE JENKTN3, is p~.ctu r~l as a new student at Flora2a High. She came here iro,n Los A.'tgeles~ California, an:l is mx eleventh grader. Her m~in ~.n- retest is to complete her elu- cation. Her hobbies include playing volleyball and softball. She says the sb~=h::~ts at. FHS are O,K. Linda Sue Goldsmith - Break. Linda Birge Being with seniors and counting the days until June 1! Judy Thompson - June 1st. Gay Glass - Study Hall. Debbie Pelham - 2:45. Shirley Woodham - Recess. Susan Savage - Recess. Saxon Wagner D.C.P. Lisa McDaniel - Sixth period. Lois Aughtman - The.phone. Sybil Barnes - Recess and Lunch. Steam Locomotive 1 To Southeast Ala Saturday, May 5, will mark the temporary return of the steam locomotive to railroad- ing in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. People throughout the area -- and visi- tors coming in for the trip -- will have an opportunity to ride behind "Pacific" type steam locomotive #750. The excursion train, operated by the Southern Railway System and the Central of Georgia Rail- road, and sponsored by Dothan's Wire¢rass Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, will leave Dothan at 7:30 A.M. on May 5, run to Albany. and re- Trent Lewis Reports To The People The 30,000 thousand dollar grant issued for the partial paving of the Holloway Bridge Road which was to be com- pleted by January 1, 1974, has been transfered to the Jackson Town Road, according to Cov- ington County Commissioner Trent Lewis. Lewis states that this action has been taken due to the ex- treme damage to the fill, when 150 feet of the fill were washed away be recent heavy rains and the head walls to the Holloway Bridge, were damaged, making it impossible to complete this paving and repair other damages done with the alloted $30,000 dollars. He stated that it would cost an addition $15,000 dollars to complete this paving and repair work. Therefore, Lewis has decided that it would be in the best in- terest of the District and County to have the $30,000 dollar State grant transfered to the comple- tion of the Jackson Town Road where the preparation for pav- ing has been completed for some time. Lewis says the paving of the Holloway Bridge Road will be continued as soon as paving pre- parations have been completed and monies are available. turn to Dothan Tickets are Wiregrass single rate of cupied seat will not be ceeds will go to Museum the Wire Tickets may at the Central pot in Dothan, Jeweler in Dothan, ford and Slocomh in Hartford or by mail. quested to send Wiregrass Box 291, 36301, and to self-addressed prompt handling. Engine #750 East Coast vannah and Atlant~ a part of the System) before her present Chapter, torical Society, III, President & Atlanta. She seven cars on cursion, including sary car available venience of The excursion for 20 minutes Georgia, to 100th Anniversar of that community. /'R/,Y/IZ/£#,~ ~//#. L gt \ \ \ \ CLASSES FROM THE TITLE I READING LAB AT W. S. HARLAN SCHOOL enjoyed a visit to the library last Friday. Seven of the Reading students won ribbons in the art exhibit and everyone'#as anxious to see the pictures on display. Those who won were: First Grade - E'ddi,f Baber, Blue Ribbon; Devin Kelley, Red Ribbon; Pare Harrison, White Ribbon; Second Gi'ade - Clifford Pickron, Blue Ribbon; Shannon Roberts, Red Ribbon; Lisa Hutcheson, White Ribbon; Fourth Grade - Bobby Taylor, Blue Ribbon. Mrs. Terry Odom, Reading teacher, and Mrs. Howard Causey, Teacher-aide, accompanied the students on their visit. Pretty girls make fools out of old men with the great- est of ease. Isn't it funny how little value other people put on your time. Rarely does anyone take the trouble to thank anyone for anything. Writers will do well to avoid the intoxication of ad- jectives. Simple things and simple people are often the great among us. Can you distinguish be- tween the gossip of your community and the truth? Is Your Security Nothing saved for a rainy day, future Then try a savings account and see do for you in self respect, happiness hold on security. Try it! 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