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but the charter members are busy trying to plan spdcial activities that all the citizens of Lockhart and surrounding areas can enjoy. Come on over and see for yourself- it's fun for all. CATHOLIC TO MEET Catholics will meet in Pax- ton, Sunday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. Mass will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Earl. .. Everyone Enjoys Foos Ball Lockhart Game Room Opened For Recreation . . Liberty Valley Boys Enteltain At Recent Chicken Supper In an effort to organize re- creation for the youth and adults alike in Lockhart, interested citizens have banned together and formed a Game Room. The Game Room is located over The Florala Telephone A-O-K Repair Shop. The Game Room long ago used to be a Recre- ation Center from 1954-57. The Center had 183 merbers. Hopefully, the Game Room will soon have just that many people participating in the activities. The Lockhart Game Room is a non-profit organizsthOn with 20 charter member#. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. with adult supervision at all times. In- cluded in the game room are air hockey, foos ball, ping pong, darts, weight lifting, pool, and pin ball machines. It is fun for the entire family. Future plans for the Game Room include a special activity at least once a month. Special activities include suppers, ping pong tournaments, Bingo, bands, badmitton, volleyball, and more. The Game Room has been open now about a month and a half. Special activities include a fish supper and chicken sup- per. Recently entertainment was provided by a group, The Liberty Valley Boys. With things still in the de- veloping and planning stages, activities have been limited. . . Youth Enjoy Activites in Game Room From Your County Health Officer BY J. B. MCDONALD, M.D. Dr. L. C. Gravelee, Jr., who discovered and patented the materials for endometrial jet washings for the detection of cancer of the upper part of the uterus, which Pap smears cannot detect, spent the day, May 8, and held a clinic for patient's and doctor's of our area to demonstrate his tech- nique of doing these jet wash- ings. The State Department of Public Health had already sent me approximately two months ago, to Birmingham to spend one day working with Dr. Gravelee to teach me the tech- nique. All of our doctors and superintendent of nurses at both hospitals in Andalusia and Mrs. Vivian Miller, In-Ser- vice director ofAndalusiaHos- pital, attended the clinic. We feel that this was quite an ho- nor and teaching experience for all of us. Dr. Gravelee patented the set for endome- trial jet washings and the sets have been made and-put out by Upjohn & Co. We had this privilege and honor because our people had participated so well in the pilot project for detection of cancer by Paps smear so we feel we had a most profitable and education day here at our Covington County Health Department on May 8. Of course it was a very busy and confusing day as most of our days have be- come because-Wednesday all day is always shot day at our office, so all of this was going on at the same time. We also are pleased to an- nounce to you that we have added a new public health nurse to our staff, Mrs. Phyllis Cul- pepper, who started to work on Wednesday also. So you can see we had a very busy day. Also Dr. Gravelee got per- mission for our OB-GYN nurse practitioner student, Mrs. Je- wel Curry, who is at the Uni- versity of Alabama in BirmIng- ham, being trained and one of her classmates to come and help us in our clinic. Dr. Gravelee and Dr. Sara Jo and Dr. Robert Daniel were in school together and did their residence's together so of course Dr. Gravelee feels we have the best pathologist inour area besides one of the best internist and endocrinologist in Andalusia. So we feel so thankful for the addition of Dr. Sara Jo and Dr. Robert Daniel and their children as an addi- tion to our community. Another honor which has been bestowed on us, we feel,' is being asked to be the lead Voluntery Family Planning Ag- ency in District VII. We now have a two day seminar at Lurleen B. Wallace Auditorium on April 25-26 for professional nurses. We feel this was quite an honor and very educational since there were only fourgiv- en in the state, one being in Decatur, one in Birmingham BURGESS-HARRISON MOTORS ANNOUNCES THE NEW ADDITION TO THE BURGESS-HARRISON FAMILY i i L RONNIE SHEARS Burgess-Harrison is proud to announce the addition of Ronnie Shears to our sales force. Ronnle Invites all of his friends and customers to come by and see him at Burgess- Harrison Motors for a quote on any one of the fine cars that we sell at Burgess-Harrison Motors. Ronnle has been associated with another firm in the car business for 2 I/2 years so he is experienced and able to make you a deal to fit your needs RONNIE SHEARS "SPECIAL OF THE WEEK" ] I 1972 Caprice Chev. Loaded - One owner Local Car, PRICED _q sl dl ([  0 0 2S,O00 Miles AT -',- m,  ,  -- Remember to see Ronnle for a deal on any Chrysler- // Plymouth-Oodge-Ford Cars and Ford trucks. and one in Montgomery and ours in Andalusia. We had the Pub- lic Health nurses from Mobile all the way up here for our se- minar. It was very success- ful and very educational. Thanks to Dr. William Mc- Whorter and Miss Sandra King for the use of the beautiful au- ditorium at our own Lurleen B. Wallace State Jr. College. The program was a great success and made us proud again of our good people of Covington. Dr. Wheeler Gunnels of Opp participated on the program and did a beautiful job on his part of the program and we want to thank him again publicly. Our compulsory immuniza- tion law, I feel, has our im- munization' rate back up to a high level which we are very proud of. We hope to finish our pre-school examinations in the next week because we are emphasizing the new compul- sory immunization law passed by our legislature last year and we feel that this is getting the children started early enough and most hopefully we will not be having to give to any four or five year olds goihg to kindergarten or six year olds starting to school any four or five shots as the law says we must do if they have not com- pleted their immunizations. This is something we would not want to have to do as adults much less a four, five or six year old. Sopleaseparents,get your children's immunizations either from your private doc- tor's, Army, Navy or Air Force bases or from your lo- cal health department so they will not have to suffer from this new law because it is one for each and everyone's protec- tion. Our state tuberculosis group has skin tested every member of the staff's of Andalusia Hos- pital, Columbia General Hos- pital, Columbia Nursing Home, William Christian Nursing Home, Mizell Memorial Hos- pital and Covington Manor Nursing Home on May 6, 1974. They read these skin test on May 8, 1974. We are having these massive skin testingpro- grams because of a number of deaths from tuberculosis in this area in the past several months when this disease should just about be extinct. We have had several new cases of tuberculosis also in the past few months. We had more posi- tive skin test in 10th graders and teacher and other personnel in the entire city and county systems a few weeks ago then ever before. This means they will have to be placed on anti- tuberculosis medication and x- rayed. In the near future we hope to have all our indus- trial employees in our entire county skin tested. There will be a Pap smear clinic on Sunday May 19 and Sunday, May 26 from h00- 5:00 p.m. These clinics will be held at the Covington County Health Department and at Mi- zell Memorial Hospital, with local doctor's of Andalusia and Opp participating in this state- wide cancer detection program. Covington County was chosen as one of the first counties in the Pilot Project Program and now we are going statewide inthese two Sunday's with our local doctor's nurses and many vol- unteer workers participating both in Opp and Andalusia. ANNUAL CLUB DAY PLANNED BY THE FLORALA NEWS - T and penalty for selling drugs. Both officers then spoke on how the use of drugs can lead to more serious crimes. Many types of handguns were exhibited along with shotguns and illegal knives, followed by a thirty-minute question and answer session. Chief McClellan expresses sincere thanks to the faculty and students of FCS for their attentiveness and courtesy dur- ing their visit. "When a be the Moved To New Location YELLOW ROSE CLUB The president and members of the Yellow Rose Club of Florala, Alabama wish to in- vite you to their annual club day program Sunday, May 19, 1974 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Flo-. rala, Alabama with the Rev. W. D. Flowers serving as pas- tor. The guest speaker will be Mr. Charlie Hill, E.E.O. ad- ministrator, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The main feature will be the crowning of Miss Yellow Rose. Proceeds from this program will go toward the scholarship funds. Mrs. Zillie M. Thomp- son, president, Mrs. Mary Bass, Social Chairman, invite your attendance. WILKERSON TANK & EQUIPMENT SOUTH 1/2 MILE OFF 33 I LAKEWOOD Special On ToF Lawn Dress CALL 4-5900 IF NO ANSWER CALL AGAIN 5:00 P.M. FLORALA CHIEF OF PO- LICE PAUL McCLELLAN re- ports 18 arrests during the past week: 3 on bench war- rants, 2 reckless driving, 2 excessive speed, 1 assault with deadly weapon, 1 disorderly conduct, 2 public drunk, 1 lar- ceny from auto, I possession of marijuana, 1 possession of paraphernalia, 1 DWI, 1 im- proper muffler, 2 no drivers license. TUESDAY, MAY 7, Sergeants Szpek and Williams conducted a lecture at City Hall with spon- sor Jerry Evans and members of the Florala Interact Club attending. The topics of conversation covered drug abuse and pen- alties, guns and illegal weB- Dons, traffic violations and pen- alties. Club members were given an opportunity to question the of- ricers concerning anything in the law enforcement field. Szpek and Williams com- mented that they really enjoyed talking with the young men and hope other interested clubs or organizations will sponsor such lectures in the future. ON MONDAY, MAY 13, the Police Department held a lec- ture at the Florala City School with the fourth through eighth grades attending. The lecture got underway with Sgt. George Szpek speak- ing on the different types and harmful effects of drugs. Sgt. Mitchell Williams followed giv- ing the penalties of drug use I w. AYS THANK i Z I jl  ' I Race For Representative District Thanks For The The Courtesy Exti',l ToMe By All The Citizens Of Th I County. My Congratulations To Jackson And I Hope That All The pd Of This County Will Work Togeth# I. A More Progressive CountY. SINCEREL Y YC I JAMES W. SEYM PO. POL. ADV. JAMES SEYMOUR ANDALUSIA, ALABAMA