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3E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. i RUCKER SOLDIERS ON THE JOB -- REPLENISHING FLORALA'S WATER SUPPLY. from left, Jimmy Halgelbery, James Caldwell, Billy Dillard, Raymond Rodriquez, Richard Deters, David Henderson and Aaron Stallworth. F DILEMA ll l ll g 9urs without wa- of Florala for 4 hours, from 12:30 until 2:30 Monday, but have been worse. very fortunate in Flo- people in charge, get busy and get lightning never stri- same place twice. twice in less than :lightning has knock- water pumps in the One pump was This time, both .~re hit and had to be and completely re- took time. Jmps are supposed to daily. But Sunday, they were not lightning storm, morning, took its officials were not problem until the re began dropping can rest assured Joe R. Evans and of the council are precaution- to prevent this occurance from happening again. A warning horn is being installed so that when the power cuts off, the horn sounds• Also, 3/pha,se lightning resistors are being installed on both .pump houses, plus, they are going to install separate transformers for each pump. Some feel that one of the transformers suf- fered a direct hit and bounced off to the other one. Too, they are looking into the possibility of buying an auxiliary pumpthat can be used when all else fails. Mayor Evans had nothing but praise for officials and citizens of the Tri-Cities area, who as- electrician Stanley Caraway, all worked and were a tremendous help, until the water was back on Monday. Last, but certainly not least, many, many thanks to the 416 Transportation Division of Fort Rucker for bringing in 4 tank- ers, 20,000 gallon capacity, for replenishing the water supply and to be on hand in case of fire or other emergency• Also, Eglin Air Force Base sent 2 pumping trucks, 24,000 gallon capacity, during this state of emergency. This is the second time in less than a year Fort Rucker and Eglin Personnel sisted the City during this state have come to Florala's rescue. of emergency• D/'. Sherman To say "Thank You" just Johnson and Max Marsh work- ed untiringly on hooking Pax- ion's water supply to Floralas. In Lockbart, Chester Hatta- way, Dennis Franklin and Hol- land Manning helped to fill Fort Rucker tankers on hand to re- plenish the water supply. Florala Fire Chief Willard Cawthon, Alabama Power Com- pany employees, Jack Vaughn and Tom Early, Civil Defense Director James York and local doesn't seem enough. In a regular meeting Monday night, Florala City Council passed a resolution expressing a desire to look into the idea of Florala, Lockhart and Pax- ton installing a system whereby either town could hook on to the other's water supply in case of emergency. It sure sounds like a good idea. • . . Tankers lined up along side of Florala Memorial Hospital. Support Little League lr Jaycee meet- Little League Smith told Little League in area had simply a one-man sponsor. !hat more than 60 'Is went out for Lit- a~t year and he sire- some help this outs, score keep- and the dozens that arise during of a Little League vote was unani- Sponsor the Little League program and to give Smith their full cooperation. Little League try outs have been scheduled for this com- ing Monday, May 1st, 5:00p.m., at Florala High School. Pa- rents, boys and girls are urged to keep this date in mind and be on hand for try outs. All 27 members of the newly organized Tri-City Jaycees plan to be on hand to assist, giving coaches a chance to sit on the sidelines and observe prospective players in action• The Jaycees also pledged their support to making vast improvements to the baseball field at Florala High School, so that it will meet with Little League regulations, giving lo- cal teams a much better chance to win during county and state competition at the end of the season. Little League has just not had the support of parents in the past and President Smith urges parents to take more interest this year in their child's game and encourage them by attend- ing the games and boosting them in every way possible. .. Wilson BOBBY WILSON SEEKS CIRCUrF A FLOWER, don't ever discard if just because it like much. Mrs. Leroy Harrison was buying plants ~rs ago and asked about a little sickly looking plant corner. The sales lady said - "Oh, that is just a fllis. Since you have bought so many plants, I will one." it home and set it in a corner of her hot house about it. A few days ago, Leroy came hustling ~ed her that he didn't know what it was, but to have a beautiful bloom on one of her plants Bessie brought the amaryllis in the house and ng it. Speaks for itself. The little abandoned seedling Inch blooms, pure white with dainty red streaks in as pretty as this News photographer has ever seen. CLERK SEAT James C. (Bobby) Wilson of Andalusia has qualified to seek the office of Circuit Clerk of the ZZnd Judicial Circuit. Bob- by, as he is known to his many friends is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan C. Wilson of An- dalusia. He has one brother, John, who is a teacher in the Brewton School System. He is married to the former Judy Hngghins of Red Level. Mrs. Wilson is employed by the Coy- Cont. to Page 13 Pre-School Health Clinic The annual pre-school health clinic for 1976-77 first grade students, will be held at the W. S. Harlan School, Lockhart, Alabama, on May 5, beginning at 8:00. It is necessary that parents bring students to the clinic for the examination and that other information be given by parents for school use, in planning for the new school year. Bring a birth certificate and any health information relative to the child. Children Need To Register Kindergarten and first grade registration for the 1976-77 school year will be held at Paxton High School, May 4, 1976 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 in the Kindergarten room. To enter kindergarten a child must have reached his fifth birthday on or before January 1, 1977. To enter the first grade a child must have reached his sixth birthday before January 1, 1977. Registration will be limited to Florida residents only. No child will be registered unless parents bring certified proof of birthdate. The Public Health Nurse will be available to answer ques- tions regarding the required preschool physical examination and immunizations. A child must have had a physical and the necessary immunizations before he can be enrolled in the school program. Children who are now attending the Pax- ton kingergarten do not have to register again for the first grade. CLASS A, DISTRICT I SOFTBALL CHAMPS, from left, kneel- ing, Harriet Griffith, Paula Warren, Lynn Johnson, Cindy Grit- fith; standing from left, Coach Corinne Stephens, Kim Norman, Joan Beard, Mary Ann Nobles, Naylene McClellan, Angela York, and Sheena Washington. Not pictured, Joan Paul, Belinda Reeves and Donna Daughtry. V rl wrl Three years of hard work paid off Friday for the Paxton High girl's softball team. Tbey became the first girls ever to claim the District I, Class A Championship. This was ac- complished in sound defects, first over Freeport, with a score of 14-7, and then over Laurel Hill, 17-9. "The key to both victories," said Coach Stephens. "was the ~irls de- termination, t~acked up by hard hitting." This hitting was led by Joan Paul, who hit 6 of the 9 times she came to the plate. Other hard hitting stand outs were Belinda Reeves with 8 for 10, including a home run and Paula Warren, who was on base 6 of the 8 times up, also with a home run. An outstanding defensive game was turned in against Freeport by Angela York, Nay- lene McClellan and Sheena {;ont. To Page 6 WITH THE MONTH OF MAY BEING DECLARED NATIONAL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MONTH, County Health Officer, Dr. Juanita McDonald is pictured taking blood pressure readings of Mayor Joe R. Evans (top photo) and The Florala News Editor, Larry K. Woodham, as a reminder for everyone to take this extra precaution against one of the nation's major afflictions Dr. McDonald is really on top of health problems in Covington and is responsible for a number of new health programs now underway which are of great benefit to the people of this county. She is a great asset to the county health field and her untiring efforts in this respect are certainly ap- preciated. Don't let the month of May get by without having your blood pressure checked. You may be one of those persons walking around with high blood pressure and doesn't know it. This illness is ~he leading cause of strokes, heart disease, kidney failure and other complications.