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5©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• ~UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS - THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1976 PAGE 3 Clear Springs Church News ,!i • . ,ENGAGEMENT COUPLE Charles Mrs.Wayqe t~ The wedding will be an event proua of Friday evening June mar- 4, 1976 at 8:00 p.m. at the daughter, Paxton Baptist Church, Paxton, Wilkerson, to Florida. The reception will Taylor, C.R. TaylorS°n of Mr.of follow at the church• Cynthia is of Margret No invitations are being of Pensacola, sent, but all friends and relatives are invited. Baptist Church Homecoming Baptist Church will annual homecoming May 16. activities will be- School at 10:00 worship at with the church Reverend James cering the mes- lunch will be ::00 noon. singing will led by choir di- Mills. Former will be recog- :00 o'clock by the Banders. Special will be featured 3:30. is invited to join membership on this ,p• i Paxton PTA To Meet May 17 Paxton PTA will meet Mon- day, May 17 in the school lunchroom for a covered dish supper. This is the final meeting for this school year, and all pa- rents are urged to attend. To some people, Clear Springs might be just a piece of ground to hold the world to- gether. But to others it is the best place in the world to live and attend church. People who live here seem to have a deep kindred feeling and our church family enjoys a close knit re- latiouship. When some of us are away, or absent, it is deeply felt• We love one ano- ther and look forward to the next time we should meet. Even though some of our re- gniars were away last Sunday, we had 16 mothers present for Mother's Day. Some of these were from out-of-town and we were delighted that they came. On behalf of the church, a cor- sage was given to every mother present. Jndie Smith was re- cognized as the youngest mother; Maude Davis the oldest mother; Mary Alice Hudson and Irene Cooler , tied for the mother with the most daught- ers. Rose Haile was the luckiest person there• Her entire fa- mily was present. Besides her husband and children, her mo- ther, Muriel Nail Giddeon, Rose' brother, Leonard and his wife, Dafney, came from Gainsville and brought Irene Cooter. Muriel is a by-product of Clear Springs and her visit with us always renews cherished memories and it was a special pleasure to be with Irene again• For the morning worship ser- vice, Pastor Williams selected his scripture from Proverbs 31 and entitled his message, "I Remember Mama•" All in all, we really had a lovely day at church. Our pastor is suffering with an inner ear infection and his pace has slowed down consider- ably. He is normally a very active man. We miss him around in the community. We ask your prayers that he will soon be well again. Betty O'Shields is away on a long distance trip with her truck driver husband, Bob. We've been missing her around the community, as well as at church. To our chronic absentee's we urge you to come back with us real soon. Absence causes fun- gus to accumulate around the soul. We trust you will clear our your soul - get rid of the fungus, so your stream of life can flow freely with love. At this time in national life a spiritual and moral rebirth is urgently needed. Christians has no room for petty jealousy and hatred. This should be put aside, undergird yourselves and come help us uphold the church and its purpose as we never have before. To our out-of-town members and friends we would like to pass on the good news "that everything is going well at Clear Springs. We hope all of you are making plans, even now, to come the second Sun- day in October to Homecom- ing. Janice Worley and Betty O'Shields are planning the pro- gram and we know it will be a good one. We are waiting for an announcement on that, which should come soon. Watch for it in this article. I guess we are going to lose another one of our boys. Roger Paul is getting married. We hope that means we are gaining another girl. Roger is marry- ing Maria Souls, from Florala, June 19. We wish them much happiness and a long life to- gether. Joan Faye Paul and Cynthia O'Shields will graduate from high school in June and wedon't know if they will stay around or not• We hope so. Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it; and virtue is doing it. These girls will know their own hearts de- sire. Next Sunday we have a spe- cial lesson for Sunday School. There are 20 enrolled in the ladies Sunday School Class• Will each one please make a special effort to be there on time and listen to our capable teacher as she brings this great les- son. We look forward to hav- ing 100% and we need your help. See you at 9:45 a.m. Visitors are always welcome at our church. THE DAVIS FAMILY LOFT CAPTURES ATLANTA RACE by James Davis The Florala Racing Pigeon Club, after cancelling the At- lanta race scheduled for May I, 19'/6 due to rainy weather, decided to hold the race May 9, 19'/6. The weather wasn't • much better, as rainy weather with the dark gray clouds were wRh us the entire race• The race was held and the birds didn't fly the fast pace that we hoped for, but they did fly very respectfully, considering the foul weather. The birds were released from Southern Airways Airport at 8:15 a.m. sharp. The winning pigeon belonged to the Davis Family Loft. The winning sil- ver cock belonged to Shane Davis and clocked in at 1:36 p.m. The second place pigeon be- longed to Clarence Davidson of New Harmony, Florida. Cla- rence's pigeon was only 14 yards per minute behind the winner. This was the second time the Davis birds have won with someone breathing right down their neck. Clarence is due for a big victory as he has his birds running on all eight cylinders. Third was also won by C. L. Davidson. " Fourth and fifth was won by a new member in our club, Mr• Emery Locke of Crestview, Florida. Locke has flown pi- geons before and will add strength to the fast growing Florala club. Sixth place was won by The Davis Family Loft - this time Dana Davis owned the pigeon. Those boys put it to old dad every race day. Seventh and eighth places were won by Blockers Loft of Elba, Alabama. The Blockers seem to stay in the top ten. Ray and son have had some good races this year. Ninth and tenth place were won by Mac Cosby of Opp, Ala- bama. The Buckaha's were almost in the top ten this week. It's hard to keep those pigeons of theirs out of the top ten. This week we race again from Atlanta, Georgia and then we go to Chattanooga, Ten- nessee for two races• We are hoping for clear skies- so if you see a streak shooting through the air this Saturday, it might be a Florala Racing Pigeon and not a flying saucer• - PERSONALS - Friends of Mrs. Audrey Hol- ley will be glad to know that she is recuperating at home af- ter having spent some time in Dothan and Phenix City hos- pitals. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rob- bins and family of Marianna, Florida, spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Alma Rob- bins. Mrs. Hilda Bullard has re- turned to her home in Stand- point, Idaho after visiting with friends in Lockhart and Flornla. Sharon Hayes of Auburn Uni- versRy, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moody Hayes of Lockllart. FLORALA CITY SCHOOLERS VISIT THE STATE CAPITOL. Seated, from left, Stephanie Franklin, Melissa Mays, Melissa Causey, Denise Collins, Priscilla Anthony, Terri Lindsey, Ronda Moseley a~l Lisa Cawthou; standing, from left, Samantha Tim- mas, Mark Hlnson, Stanley Wallace, Mr. Johnny Taylor, Mr. Eu- gene Bilge, Anndrea Thompson, Kim Ballard, Callie Pickron, Donna Thornton. HAPPY OVER THE TRIP PLANNED TO THE STATE CAPITOL. Florala City School students, seated, from left, Bruce Thompson, David Johnson, Sam Norman, Mark Cassady, Charles Stokes, James Fleming, Herb Maraman; standing, from left, Bennett Golson, Jeff Wells, Mike Crosby, Mrs. Ralph Yarbrough, Marcus Mays and Richard Mooney. :h Graders The fourth grade students and teachers of Florala City School journeyed to Montgomery May 4, 1976. The 27 students and 3 chaperons assembled in the school library at approximately 5:45. Mr. Milner Perry gave to the group a very timely talk of bicentennial reflections of the past and present history of America. He reminded the stu- dents that they, with theirpride ,of Alabama, would help America to continue to be the great coun- try that she is. As the group departed around six o'clock, their voices could be heard for miles singing, "Alabama". The singing of "Alabama" many, many times, plus numerous other songs, was enjoyed during the trip there and back. Upon arriving at the capitol arcr.,nd nine o'clock, the stu- dents started their cameras snapping and popping. The first tour began on the first floor of the capitol build- ing. Each student set his foot on the gold star at the entrance of the capitol, where Jefferson Davis took his oath of office when he became the President of the Confederacy and this was a memorable event for each of them. Our guide, Miss Tammy, told us of the uniqueness of the winding stairway. Having no means of visible support, it seems as if the stairway is suspended in mid-air. On the second floor, when the students looked up at the beautiful dome 3 stories up, they were delight- ed with its beauty. Continuing up to third floor the students listened to a brief history of Alabama depicted in the beauti- fully painted murals that ador- ned the circular wall. From there they proceeded to the Go- vernor's Office and listened to the guide tell about the fur- nishings of his office and the history of some of them. One of the more interesting things was the fabulous chandelier. It was at one time hanging in the castle, Saint Simeon, that was purchased by William Ran- dolph Hearst, the grandfather of Patty Hearst. The second tour began in the Archives and History building. They heard about the marble floors and the hugh marble col- umns that adorn most of the building. The marble came from Georgia, Tennessee and 'Alabama. The scheduled pro- gram at the W. A. Gayle Pla- netarium cut this tour short with agreement of the guides that the tour would resume af- ter lunch. The third phase of the tour took the group to Oak Park, where the Planetarium is lo- cated. The boys and girls were completely enchanted with the quiet luxury, of the dome where the Planetarium instru- ment is housed. They listened with awe as the narrator brief- ed them on the show they were about to see. Since our students had already had a science unit on Astronomy, the terms she used were not completely fo- reign ~o them. In fact, they al, swered many of the ques- tions she asked in her presen- tation. As she concluded her remarks, the "sun" slowly sank, the stars began to appear, and suddenly it was a hushed total darkness with nothing to see, but the stars. The hour show began and was greatly en- joyed by all. After the show, the students had access to souvenirs re- presentative of astronomy and astrology, plus many otheras- pects of science. The magic hour finally arriv- ed. Time to eat! The students had brought sack lunches and drinks. They eagerly opened their lunches and ate and ate. After lunch, the group retur- ned to the Archives and History Building to finish the tour of the second and third floor. The last and final tour car- ried them to the Governor's Mansion• Of course, the boys and girls enjoyed the beautiful home and grounds where Gov- ernor and Mrs. Wallace reside. The students were not able to see Governor and Mrs• Wallace, however, because it was elec- tion day and they had gone to Barber County to vote. The trip home proved very delightful. The students were surprised with a "return home" snack prepared by the school lunchroom staff. They enter- tained themselves royally by eating and singing all the way ontgomery home. The chaperons, Mr. Johnny Taylor, Mr. Eugene Barge, and Mrs. Ralph Yarbrough brought a tired, but happy group of boys and girls back to FCS at ap- proximately 5:30 Hopewell Methodist To Observe Homecoming Hopewell United Methodist Church will observe their re- gular Homecoming Day on Sun- day, May 16. There will be a morning service at 11:00 o'clock with the Reverend Kenneth Taylor of Baker Unit- ed Methodist Church, Baker, Florida, doing the preaching. A basket lunch will be spread at the noon hour. The after- noon will be devoted to congre- gational and special singmg• The Bowden Family singers of Samson, Alabama and Mr, Sam- mie Lee of Pensacola, Florida groups. The church membership and pastor, the Reverend B. L. But- ler, extend a warm and cordial invitation to everyone. 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