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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 National Blood Month Proclaimed National Blood Pressure erican Medical Associations, Month is sponsored by Am- all State and County Medical VOTE FOR FOR MEMBER COVINGTON COUNTY DISTRICT 3 I will work continuously for PR OGRESS and EFFICIENCY in all phases of county govern. ment I will handle all county affairs in a FAIR and HONEST manner. I sincerely hope that my past record of service will merit your vote and support on May 4. Your vote support will be '(Pd. Pot. Adv. by T. lvey Powell, Flora•a, Ala.) Societies, American Red Cross, Alabama Hospital Associations, Local Heart Associations, Lo- cal Kidney Foundation, Nursing Associations, all State and County Health Departments and many other interested civic or- ganizations. May, 1976 is being declared National High Blood Pressure Month: WHEREAS, an esti- mated 10% of the area's whole population has high blood pres- sure and over 50% of the above (I.E. about one half of those estimated to have high blood pressure don't know it and only about 72.5% of the above) (I.E. about one eighth of those estimated to have high blood pressure are receiving ade- quate treatment.) WHEREAS, high blood pres- sure is now recognized as a major affliction producing pre- mature sickness, disability, and death and is a leading cause of strokes, heart disease, kidney failure, and other complica- tions. It is a known fact that one out of every I0 Americans has high blood pressure. WHEREAS, high blood pres- sure is now recognized as the leading cause of death among black citizens - of 87.5% across the United States. DR. JUANITA B. Mc- DONALD, your Covington Coun- ty Health Officer, Member of Alabama Medical Association, Covington County Medical So- ciety, and also a member of the Alabama Advisory and Co- ordinating/Council of Alabama, I hereby pronounce the Month of May, 1976 to be designated High Blood Pressure Month. This is why informing Am- ericans about the nature of high blood pressure is so important, and why we hope you will make education your primary ma- terial during National High Blood Pressure Month - May, 1976. Let us urge everyone of you to take these three action steps: Obtain blood pressure checks for yourself and all of your family members during month of May, 1976, but also once or twice a year thereafter even though it is normal; if your blood pressure is high - begin, maintain, or resume treatment prescribed by your physician; once involved in treatment for high blood pressure be an ef- fective patient. This means taking an active role in treat- ment and control. Ask ques- tions to be sure to understand the doctor's advice, follow treatment instructions - both dietary and medicine, keep ap- pointments, and report one side-effects. JOHN McKOY APPOINTED TO U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY The office of Congressman William L. Dickinson has an- nounced the appointment of John C. McKoy to the U. S. Air Force Academy. John is the son of Colonel and Mrs. Wendell G. McKoy of Florala. John's grandmother, Mrs. Nancy M. Brasher ig also a resident of Florala. McKoy will graduate from high school at Indian Springs School, near Birmingham on May 28 and report to the Air Force Academy June 28. John is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, a mem- ber of Who's Who in Ameri- can High Schools in 1976, active in church and commu- nity affairs. During his years at Indian Springs School, he has been a member of the World Tra- veled Indian Springs Glee Club, an active member of the Var- sity Soccer Team, a member of the Student Government, and has held several offices in student a/fairs at the school where the student essentially govern themselves under the supervision of the faculty. John's father attributes much of John's academic success to the excellent training he re- ceived in our Florala City School System and gives the teachers and school adminis- tration most of the credit. HOMECOMING TO BE OBSERVED AT NEW HARMONY Homecoming will be observ- ed at New Harmony Holiness Church on Sunday, May 2. There will be special singing and preaching. The church and pastor, John- ny Shaw extends a cordial in- vitation to everyone. - A CORRECTION - Mr. and Mrs. Winston Rob- bins of Paxton, Florida, an- nounce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Diana Marie, to Ro- bert Decker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvfl Decker of Albert- ville, Alabama. The wedding will be on May 9-9, instead of May 9, at 7:00 o'clock in the evening at the Auburn United Methodist Church in Auburn, Alabama. CURLIE PETERS PASSES AWAY AT AGE 77 Mrs. Curlie Adams Peters, age 77, a resident of Third Street East in Flora•a, passed away in a Pensacola hospital, Monday, April Z6, 1976. She was a life long resident of this area and a member of the Flo- rala Church of Christ. She owned and operated King's Flo- rist in Florala. FL( THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, APRIL _ !,,•. Survivors are her husband, with the Reverend RJ~ Willie R. Peters of Flora•a; COVINGTON Williams, pastoz" of S0~[ one daughter, Mrs. Willeen King Baptist Church in Cres~ of Kingston, Tennessee; two Florida, as the visitingenl sisters, Mrs. Lula Jimmerson CHAPTER 441 list. m.l~U Church pastor, the Rehear wa"] e -" TO MEET Albert Kembro and th ..role, ortl congregation issues a ~ e~id invitation for everyone .~ te~ tend. 5 ~ed o~ Covington Chapter #441, Ebenezer is located .I~M -] O.E.S. will have a special meet- north of Laurel Hill, Fl~l~. "Pl and Mrs. Merle Boles, both of Route Two, Florala; four bro- thers, Roy Adams, Harry Ad- ams, Ewell Adams and Mitter Adams, all of Route Two, Flo- rala; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at I0:00 a.m. Thurs- day, from Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers A. B. McKee and Frank Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in, the Chapel Hill Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home direct- ing. MARTIN REUNION PLANNED FOR MAY 2 The annual Martin Family Reunion will be held Sunday, May 2, 1976 at 29 Osage Street, Lockhart, Alabama at the re- sidence of Glen (Peanut) Martin. • 5 forward speeds ~. reverse. • Sealed chain & gear transmission. • Floating cutter suspension. 26" or 30" cuts. Optional electric starter. • 5 HP or 8 HP. ing Thursday night, April 29, at 7:30 in the Masonic Hall. This will be a "tacky party" with games and a covered dish supper. All Easter Star members and special guests, or husbands, also Masons and wives or spe- cial guests, are invited. Dress "tacky" and join us for a night of fun and fellow- ship. EBENEZER BAPTIST SCHEDULES SERIES OF REVIVALS Ebenezer Baptist Church has scheduled a series of revival meetings beginning this Sunday and continuing through May 8. Services begin nightly at 7:30 • Large capacity bag mounted between handles. • Vacuum action. • Push type, 18" and 21" cuts. • Self propelled, 21" cut. • 6 forward speeds. • Perfect balance. • Rear wheel drive. All Snaptxer mowers meet A N.S 1 safety specifications ADAMS CHAIN SAW I Highway 331 South Paxton, Fla. , f~eL CHAMPS Cont. From Fro 0= Washington, Cindy and .]~l - Griffith put their gloves!0J] in the second game, al~] the field by Donna Dalai| The winning pitcher ill[ first game for Paxton wl#l] Beard while Cathy 1~[ was the losing pitcher forr|l port. In the Champions~P~| Kim Norman pitched for .i'~Ji| while Billy Joe Stewart ~| loser for LaurelHilL M~.| Nobles did an outstand,l~i catching in both the winS~ml mes. Paxton meets Grand J Friday at h00 for theC~ Region I title in Grand I~ I want to take this time for a special THANKS to the Citizens of Covington County for a warm and friendly reception that you have given me these past weeks. I am concerned about things that concern you --- and if elected to this important office, I will carry out the duties of this office with you in mind. I grew up in Covington County and love this County, and it's people. I would consider it a great honor to represent the people of Covington County. Your Vote for me will be respected. I will speak up for the things that I know you want. Thanks so much for your help. So, Let's All of us in Covington County go to the Polls May 4th and give W. W. (Woodrow) Harper his first term to this office. A Special THANKS to the people of Florala and surrounding area. (Pd. PoL Adv. by IV. W. (Woodrow) Harper, Opp, Alabama.) I AM JERRY COOK, A CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT 4, COUNTY COMMISSIONER. i ii i BEFORE THIS ELECTION I would like to voice my intentions, if I am elected. 1. To work FOR and WITH all the people in Covington County and show respect to each person's right in doing so, including your elected Com- missioner and chairman. Z. To see that each tax dollar is spent in the place most beneficial to all the people of Covington County, things that will bring more industry and growth to Covington County so jobless will have work--things to help, not things to bankrupt our county. 3. To see that each and every public road in District 4, (including church roads) are maintained to the fullest of our (our, meaning county crew and myself) ability. I will go ahead of the men and machines to see what needs to be done, while showing due respect to the men doing the work, and the job will be done I assure you. I will keep the same county crew that we have now. 4. I believe in 8 hrs. work, and 8 hrs. pay, in full both ways. Each side giving and getting what's his. 5. I plan to operate this office in a manner which will gain the respect and support of all the people In Covington County. 6. I plan to arrange a monthly meeting with each community throughout my District (4). These meetings will be held to help me find out what the communfly problems are and how and when they might be solved. Such meetings will also let the community get to know and better under- stand the commissioner, plus his duties. This will place the voice of the people back in govern- ment, where I feel it belongs. I will stand up and speak out.for the people, when the occasion calls for such action. I NEED THE HELP OF ALL THE PEOPLE in Covington County to bring these facts to life. I am 27 years of age, honest, capable, reliable, and willing to work. I am a high school graduate, married, with two children, and live up to my family responsibility, i have publicly worked days and ,farmed nights for 8 years. For the past 2 years, I have been a full time farmer. As for commissioner experience, I have had none, but neither does my opponents, They have never held that office either. I do have the ability and know-how to get the job done, if given the chance. It's time for a change. Give a poor, young farm boy a chance to prove his ability to all the people in our county. AS TIME DRAWS NEAR, I hope you people will give me the support I need to become the District 4 County Commissioner. YOUR VOTE WILL BE TRUELY APPRECIATED, GOD BLESS ALL THE PEOPLE 01= THIS COUNTY. THANK YOU. Wanting To Serve You (Pd. Pol. Adv. By Jerry Cook, Red Level, Ala.) r t