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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. BJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. TRACK GIRLS .... AT B Pages 15c Per Single Copy ces GIRLS' TRACK TEAM HEADED FOR STATE. Back row, standing, from left, Coach Angle Daugh try, Jeanie Hammond, Sheena Washington, Donna Daughtry, and kneeling, from left, Angela York, Lynn Johnson, Cynthia Geoghagan, Paula Warren, and Sharon Williams. 9 experience were re- youthful enthusiasm the entire delegation Paxton High for the state tirls district competi- tion. Qualifying were' freshman Paula Warren, throwing the dis- cus; sophomores Sheena Wash- ington, Donna Daughtry and Lynn Johnson in the 880 yard ol Registration ed A t City School for Pre- Will be held on Fri- 14, 1976 from 8:00- Florala City School area youngsters six years of age on October 2nd of the they enroll. testing, birth cer- and health certifica- uirements for en- rIm- School Entrance that children en- or the first be immunized diptheria, teta- measles and Will be enrolled in who fails to pre- and a RED CROSS SAFETY AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SET The Gulf States Division and the Alabama Division of the American Red Cross have set June 4th as the opening date of their fifth annual 10-day Safety and Leadership Academy. This year the Academy will be held at Camp Blue Lake, in the beau- tiful rolling hill country of Conecuh National Forest near Andalusia, Alabama. The purpose of the Academy is to train men and women 17 years of age and older to be- Cont. To Page 2 relay; Sharon Williams and Angela York in the mile relay; junior Belinda Reeves in the mile relay; seventh graders Cecilia Connell and Cynthia Geoghagan in the 880 yard and mile relays, respectively; and eighth graders Angle Danghtry in the 880 yard run andJeanie Hammond, who doubled with berths both in the 110 hurdles and 220 yard dash. Coach Corinne Stephens ex- pects several promising years of track with such an outstand- ing first performance from these young women athletes. The state meet begins Fri- day, May 14 inGainesville, Flo- rida, with Class A and AA schools competing Friday af- ternoon, with Class AAA and AAAA following Saturday. Henderson Receives, Promotiol, Sergeant Billy W. Henderson was promoted to his new rank May 5. In ceremonies in his office, Colonel E. C. Dothard, Department of Public Safety Director, said, "It is a plea- sure to promote a man of Ser- geant Henderson's Calibre. He is extremely capable and effi- cient and has performed his Departmental duties with the determination and steady re- solve necessary to success." During his ten-year career with the Department, Sergeant Henderson has been stationed in Montgomery, Crenshaw, Es- cambia, Coffee and Bullock Counties as a trooper and in Demopolis as Corporal in the Highway Patrol Division. He assumed duties with the Plan- ning and Research Unit in Montgomery in 1973 and will remain with this Unit. Sergeant Henderson, 34, is a native of Florala. He is married to the former Lennie Sue Spikes of McKenzie and the couple has two chilaren, Diana and Sheree. The ser- geant's mother, Ruth, is a Lockhart resident. A 1959 graduate of Coving- ton County High School, Ser- geant Henderson obtained his B. S. degree in criminal jus- tice from Troy State Univer-. sity in March and is now work- ing toward a Masters. A cap- tain in the Alabama Air Na- tional Guard, Sergeant Hender- son is chief of ANG Airport Security at Dannelly Field. R. EVANS congratulates Danny McNeil, of McNeil Work, upon having located a ready-mix plant in Highway 55. The McNeils havebeen in the concrete 1948. Plant To Open Area and Son Concrete announced they a plant in Florala of ready mix con- lorala area. Danny With his father, own and operate stated that by a concrete plant added cost of would be saved area customers. con - site Monday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. McNeil stated that ........ delivery would be madeby com- pany trucks to customers in this area. Telephone 8-3261 for additional information. Danny McNeil has moved to Florala and will be in charge of the plant, which is located on the Samson Highway at the site of the former Jim & Tim Drive-ln. The Florala Plant will serve Walton and Okaloosa Counties, as well as Geneva and Florala areas. The last day students will attend at Florala HighSchool for the 1975-76 regular ses- sion will be Thursday, May 27, 1976. The test schedule will be May 25, 26, and 27. Stu- dents will be dismissed at the following times during the test schedule: Tuesday, May 25 -- 1:30; Wednesday, May 26 -- 11:50, and Thursday, May 27-- 9:45. The senior test schedule will be May Z0, 21, and 24, 1976. School will dismiss at the re- gular time on these dates. Mon- day, May 24, 1976, will be the last day for seniors to attend. The baccalaureate service will be Sunday night, May 23 at 8:00; senior night, Monday night, May 24 at 7:30; and gra- duation Thursday" night, May 27 at 8-00. Seniors will receive report cards and other information at practice Thursday morning, May 27, 1976. All other stu- dents' report cards, credit slips, etc., will be mailed dur- ing the week of May 31 -June 4, 1976. Summer school will begin June 7, 1976. A bus driver school will be held during~ the weekof May 31 - June 4, 1976, at the Covington County School's office building at Andalusia, Alabama. For further information, you should contact the office at Florala High School. Goolsby Accident Classic Opera Victim Returns To Troy State Classic opera returnstoTroy State University Thursday (May 13) and Saturday (May 15) when Henry Edward (Eddie) Goolsby, age 25, waspronounc- ed dead on arrival at Okaloosa Memorial Hospital Monday night when the pickup truck he was driving whet out of con- trol and overturned several times, just north of Crestview. Florida Highway Patrolmen the School of Fine Arts pre- : J. L. Fulford and D. R. Spears sents "Faust." Performances for the Opera Workshop production will be held at 8 p.m. in the univer- sity's Smith Hall Auditorium. Montgomery's DOn Freeman will play the title role of Faust, a professor who sells his soul to the devil for power, know- ledge and eternal youth. Freeman has appeared in se- veral Montgomery Little Thea- tre and Montgomery Opera Guild productions. "Faust" was written in the early 1800's by Johann Goethe and scored for opera by Char- les Goune. Steve Kean, of Fort Payne, will play the role of Mephis- topheles, the devil. The sop- rano role of Marquerite, the woman loved by Faust, will be divided between Linda Havens and Mary Collier. Miss Havens, of Enterprise, will perform Thursday night. Elba native, Miss Collier has played major roles in several previous TSU theatrical pro- ductions and will portray Mar- guerite in Saturday's perfor- mance. Tim Willis, of Florala, will play Valentine, Marguerite's brother. Mary Swindle, of Fo- ley, will play Martha, Margue- rite's neighbor and confidant. The roles of Sieble and Wag- ner will be filled by Susie Sho- man, of Enterprise, and Keith Caldwell of Brundidge. Phil Kelley, associate pro- fessor of music at TSU, is the opera's director. He is being assisted by Marly Hendrick- son, a student from Dothan. The orchestra will include members of the TSU "Sound of the South" band and string players from Tallahassee, Flo- rida, Montgomery and Dothan. Dr. Williams Denison, assis- tant Chairman of the Depart- ment of Music, will conduct the orchestra. investigated the accident and said the truck left SR 85 on the right shoulder at a high rate of speed, crossed back onto the highway striking an- other northbound vehicle and then went off the left shoulder. The truck finally came to rest on the right shoulder after turn- ing over several times. Vincent Byers Thompson was listed as driver of the car that was struck on the right rear fender. He was not injured and damage to his car was listed at only about $100 by the in- vestigating officers. Eddie, the sonofMr, and Mrs. James Goolsby of Florala, is a Florala High School graduate. He resided with his wife, Linda Kay and their three month old daughter, Mandy Nichole, on Route One, Laurel Hill, Fla. Born in Okaloosa County, he was a Vietnam veteran and was employed as a salesman for Donald and Bales Exterminating Company. Funeral services were con- ducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 from Hopewell Metho- Cont. To Page 2 CITY HALL MAIN TOPIC AT FLORALA COUNCIL MEETING In a regularly scheduled meeting of the Florala Council Monday afternoon, when the question of repairing the old City Hall came up on the agenda, Councilman Jack Zorn ques- tioned the soundness of making these repairs and suggested that maybe this property could be sold, this money added to the $35,000 they already have and remodel the old National Guard Armory for a City Hall. Zorn said that there would he so much more room for expansion at the old Armory and much bet- ter parking possibilitiek. A city jail could be built in the basement area and a number of other improvements made. Council decided to table this matter until a study of the two renovations could be made and feel out merchants and interest- ed persons on this matter. Mayor Joe R. Evans and members of the council would appreciate hearing from those of you who have any ideas or would like to express your views of this subject. It really seems like sucha waste to spend mo- ney on that old city hall build- ing. In other action, due to the resignation of Miss Juliette Hughes, Mrs. Inex Harper and Merton Reeves on the Florala Memorial Cemetery Board, Do- nald Dean was appointed to a 4- year term, Sam Jackson a B- year term, and J. C. Bryant a 2-year term, by unanimous Cont. To Page 2 BANQUET SPEAKER, Dr. John M. Long, Dean COllege of Arts and Sciences and Director of Bands, Troy State University, is pictured with recipients of Gitenstein Foundation scholar- ships to Troy State Twirling Camp Dawn Burns, left, is a new majorette for 1976-77, along with Anne Mills and Sissie Savage. Tammy Walker, right, is majorette alternate. MR. ALSUP is pictured with other award winners, from left, they are Mary Orndorff, Most Valuable Musician; Jan Ziglar, Most Outstanding Musician; Naretha Whitley, The Hustle Award; V~lerie Kelly, Most Improved Musician; and Diane Mickelson, Most Outstanding Senior. Members of the Florala Wild- cat Band were honored Saturday night with an awards banquet at Florala High School cafeteria. Special guests were their pa- rents, teachers and theirdates. FHS Hand Director Andy AI- sup, arranged first class en- tertainment by Troy State Uni- versity students of the music and drama department, who are featured periodically in theatre productions such as "The Sound of Music", "The King and I", "A Man for All Seasons" and many others. This Thursday evening, May 13, they will per- These awards have become a tradition with the Gitenstein Foundation and have been a tremendous help to the develop- ment of the music program at Florala High School. This is the Gitenstein's way of sharing their love of music with the young people of the Florala area. Eleven FHS bandsmen re- ceived $125.00 scholarships to a 2-week music camp at Uni- versity of Southern Mississip- pi. Those so honored were Paula Bradley, oboe and alh~ saxophone; Crystal Burns, alto saxophone; Danny Cheshire, tenor saxophone; Kenneth Cook, trumpet; Roland Cornelius, percussion; Denise Dawson, percussion; Deidre Harrison, trumpet; Rose Am~ Holtz, flute; Cont. To Page 2 ii ~/~ i~I !!~,i~ii~ ~iil i~i,i~ !~i ii'i form in the classic opera, "Faust." Entertainers Satur- ~./ day night were Mary Collier of Elba, Don Freeman of Mont- gomery, Mary Swindle and Ran- dal Myers, Troy State and Lari Henley of Marietta, Georgia. Their music was superb and especially enjoyed by the large group attending the banquet. Dr. John M. Long, TroyState University's famed director of the Sound of the South Band, just one of many of his respon- sible positions, was the after dinner speaker. FHS band students were thrilled when Dr. Long presented a film featuring their much adored director, Mr. Alsup, as Drum Major of the Sound of the South March- ing Band. Dr. Long had nothing but praise for the Florala school system. He said it had to be good to produce such outstand- ing students as Joe Hooten, Nina Goolsby, Pare McGee, Tim Wil- lis and the many others who have attended Troy State and contributed so much to their music programs. Following a long list of re- cognitions by Mr. Alsup, and old and new band booster of- ricers being recognized by out- going president, Pete Dawson, the long awaited high light of the evening rolled around ... the presentations of Anna and Seymour Gitenstein Founda- tion Awards by Mr. Gitenstein. : :: : Increased motor travel in: summer, :: with increased hazard of accidents, plus regular blood needs, keep ~spital mands for blood continuous in the vaca. tion months,! the American Red Cross said teday, Florala Junior Civic Club. which ages ot 17 tw~[ 18 and 65 are / r14 from 9:00 a.m, unUl P.m. location for this visit us have at least 100 ac- duri~ the ~, The l;e ~U ~ve could be your own.