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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900 UL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 102 CONSEC UTIVE A N N U A L blASON IC CELEBRATIONS YEAR NUMBER 10 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1973 10c PER SINGLE COPY i, ' For ! The' The Valedictorian and S~I OF LIBRARY of the Called a meeting evening at Dr. at which time met with ~rala public lib- ing was called to E. Hughes and was made and Mrs. 'y secre- stated that the its mem- has accumu- of 200 volumes. upstairs in the yJ.E. ladies have ac- articles of a bookcase. to turn this hence this association then following di- J. T. Hughes, A. N. Wilson, P. M. Faucett, McLeod, and were ap- It is ab- to secure a and the fee that anyone has a book donate to the write and ask ~t a distance to to double the before the first Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pence I. McClellan, Route 2, Box 122, Florala, Alabama, has participated in many acti- vities including: member and Treasurer of Student Council, member and present Treasurer of Beta Club; delegate to State Convention for two years, mem- ber cf FHA; Treasurer and 1971 delegate to State Convention, member and Assistant Chaplain of Christian Crusaders, two year member of Annual Staff; Business Manager both years, member of Physettes, Senior Halloween Queen, and Cheer- leader. Virginia has been a- warded OWJC's Valedictorian Scholarship. She plans to attend OWJC and pursue Business Edu- cation. Linda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Paolo, Route 2, Box 136, Florala, Alabama, has participated in the following activities: received FHA State degree, FHA member and Of- ricer, two year member of Stu- dent Council, 1972 delegate to Girls State, member and phy- settes President, member and Christian Crusaders President, Yearbook Editor for two years, Beta ~lub President. Linda plans to attend OWJC and pursue the world of Bdsiness. DEDICATION SERVICES FOR SAMSON METHODIST CHURCH The "Week-end of Cele- bration", set for May 18-20, 1973, at the Samson First United Methodist Church, will include the Dedication Service for the new Church School Building. The building was completed in 1964 during the ministry of the Rev. T. Leo Brannon. Other minis- talc VALEDICTORIAN VIRGINIA McCLELLAN, SALUTATORIAN LINOA LINDA i=AOLO PIUfTON HONOR STUDENTS - Tommy Holley, son of Mrs. Gladys Holley, Box 126, Florala, Alabama; seated, left, Debra Thorn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Thorn, Stella Route, Florala, Alabama, and Sarah Fraxier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Frazier, Rt. 2, Florala, Alabama. CITY COUNCIL AWARDS BIDS FOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASE The Florala City Council a- warded a bid to Leafy & Owens Equipment Company in the amount of $24,000.00 for the purchase of a D6 Crawler Load- er to be used in connection with the city's landfill, at the regular meeting of the Council at 7PM, May 14, 1973. Brooker Tractor Company was high with a bid of $26,- 000.00, while Joe Money Mac- hinery Co. was next with $25: 312.00. The Council autho- rized Mayor Evans to set pur- chase on 6 months lease with option to purchase at the end of lease period. This equipment will be used for digging or land- fill pitts and will cover daily all garbage coming into the land- fill. Several Council members stated that they had been con- tacted in the past week about location of the landfill and pos- sible injunction resulting in such location. Mayor Evans stated to the Council that this area had been approved by the State Health Dept., and that with re- gulations Stating coverage of such garbage would present no threat to any home owners in the area. Landfill operations are control by State regulations and daily inspections control CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 ANNUAL CREEK INDIAN POW WOW POSTPON ED The Creek Indian Annual Pew-Wow, usually held in May, will be postponed to a later date. Information as to the re- scheduled date will be published locally. JAYCEE CHAPTER BEING STUDIED FOR FLO RALA - LOC KHART The possibility of organizing a Jaycee Chapter in Florala will be aired at an open meeting called for this at Mrs. J. which time the the library as- be further per- Mrs. Wynn refreshments. No. 74 was from the It read: of Florala: Called to Or- below 1 hope that all citizens and govern as I this or- ' ~rge, Jr., Mayor '/4 to any corporation upon the of the city by the Inten- of the town that be unlaw- firm or any of the a- or upon any of refuse matter, s from ,r residences, cans, fruit or any other matter what- Person vio- Provisions of be deemed )f the peace, shall be fifty don be impri- prison and k upon the a period rS. in that when Company acres Yellow pine, and Coving- a c, onsidera- re or $477: purchased Fox Hen- the article: was select- of Wiscon- Mr. Yaw- W. H. Al- sold to the who in the deal Lumber I,~:I~l be held and . n,.,,t~ ,, Plans to this ' m ~:- tLrranged, jt '~lllb~t~ ~lefinitelv d=- 1"tQ 1'0 IDAGE 7 ters who have served the Sam- son Methodist Churchduringthe paying of the Church School Building debt have included the Reverends Joe Lisenby, Rual Morris, Letcher Mitchel, and the present minister, Donald R. Brill. The building is now debt-free and will be formally dedicated as a part of the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service on Sun- day, May 20th. The activities for the Sam- CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 - . Nmch hss been scheduled for LITTLE LEAGUE STANDINGS The Little League Baseball Team Yankees -Games Teams have been playing ball Played, 6 - Wins, 5 - Lost, 1. for 3 weeks now. All the teams Team - Reds - Games Play- averaged playing 2 games a ed, 6 Wins, 2 - Lost, 4. week, and the standings are as Team - Braves-Games Play- follows: ed, 6 Wins, 0 - Lest, 6. Team - Pirates - Games Next week the' winning pit- Played, 6 - Wins, 5 -Lost, 1. cher's names will be listed. MORE LITTLE LEAGUERS - The Pirates: Standing from left, Coach Joe Melton, Matt Hinson, Don Frazier, Marion Thompson, Keith Smith, Dane Cassady, Coach Hubbart Byrd; seated, from left, Michael Hinson; Steve Byrd, Grant Cassady, Tim Phillips, Andy Townsend, Roger Snow, and Mickey Melton. Tim Geohagan was not available for picture, due to injury. The Pirates' win Monday afternoon against the Yankees put them in first place in Little League standings. Tuesday, May 22, 1973 at the Florala City School Library, 7:30. At the briefing meeting, The Opp Jaycees will explain various phases of their own operation, community and membership benefits resulting from Jaycee operations and Jaycee Chapter and membership requirements. A question and answer period will close the session, which will last no longer than ninety minutes. The Jaycees is an organiza- tion whose membership is open to all young men between the ages of 18 and 35 provided, however, any state organiza- tion member, at its option, may restrict the ages of its mem- bership to the ages of twenty- one and thirty-five years. Purpose of the world-wide organization is the improve- ment of the communities in which the chapters are located and personal development of its members; both objectives being accomplished through a variety of project activities. Jaycee Chapters are located in 6,400 communities in the United States and have a total membership of over 305,000. Internationally Jaycee Chapters exist in over 81 counties and territories. If you are a young man in CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 !!ii? FLORALA CITY SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS. Ser- ving in this capacity for the year 1972-73 are, seated, from left, Suanne Stevenson, Amy McDaniel, Robert Lindsey, Steve Byrd, Shane Davis, Lisa Mitchell, David Cr0sby; standing, from left, Wendy OriGin, Don Frazier, Gayron Caldwell, Floyd Melton, Sonya Woodham - president, Coach George Lancaster - Advisor, Cathy Ray, Myra Wise - vice president, Wendy Brown, and Lee Sellars. The council members are elected by their classmates to represent their respective classes. Their duties are to pro- mote a better relationship between student and teacher. They also help the students better understand rules and regulations of the school by setting good examples for other students to fol- low. BOY AND GIRL STATERS, LEFT TO RIGHT, FLETCHER GIBSON, BILL SELLARS, EDWARD BASS AND SARA FOSTER, rj The Department of Alabama American Legion which spon- sors Boys and Girls State will have four juniors from Florala High School in attendance this year. The purpose of Boys and Girls State is to educate young citi- zens in the operation and func- tion of government from the city level to state level. This year, two of our local civic-minded patriotic men's clubs, the Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club and the Lions Club, have joind the Andrew Jackson Post #77 of the American Le- gion, and Ladies Auxiliary Post #77 to send the following FHS Juniors as home-town repre- sentatives: Sara Foster, Ed- ward Bass, Fletcher Gibson, and William (Bill) Sellars. These students have to be re- commended by the school, and the final selections are made by the Legion and Auxiliary. Sara is the daughter of Mrs. Florence Foster and the late Bill Foster, both of whom ser- Ted in the Armed Forces dur- ing World War If. Her school activities include membership in Beta Club, Science Club, and she holds office in the F. H. A. Sara is a member of the Unit- ed Methodist Church of Florala. She plans to attend college. She will attend Girl's State at Hun- tington College, Montgomery, June 3 - June 9. Edward is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Bass of Lock- hart, Alabama. He is an active member of the VICA Club, and presently holds the office of vice president. He is also a member of the Florala Science Club. Edward is an active member of the First Assembly of God Church and upon gra- duation plans to attend South- Eastern Bible College to prepare for a field in the min- istry. Fletcher is the son of Mrs. Tom Gibson and the late Fletcher Gibson. His step fa- ther is Tom Gibson. His fa- ther and step father both serv- ed in the Armed Forces during World War II. Fletcher re- sides in Florala. He is a member of the Beta Club, Math Club, of which is he serving as vice president, Student Coun- cil Cabinet, Interact Club, and plays basketball. He is a mem- ber of the First United Me- thodist Church, Upon comple- tion of high school, he plans to attend Auburn University and enroll in the School of Phar- macy. Bill is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Sellars of Florala, Alabama. Bill's father served in the Armed Forces during World War II. He is an active member of the Beta Club, of which he is now ser- ving as secretary, a memberof the Math Club, of the Inter- act Club, and serves on the Student Council Cabinet. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church. Bill plans upon completion of high school to enter Duke University, and study in the field of science. These boys will attend Boys State at Jacksonville State Uni- versity during the week of June 3 - June 9. Florala Post No. 77 would like to say a special "Thank You" to the Florala Rotary and Lions Clubs for their assistance in sending these boys to Boy's State. Edward is being spon- sored by the Lions Club, Bill by the Rotary Club, and Flet- cher by the American Legion Post #77. PR E-SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC SET FOR W.S. HARLAN There will be a pre-school Health Clinic next Monday, May 21 at the W. S. Harlan School in Lockhart. Examinations will begin at 8 o'clock and last until all students have been checked. All parents who have children that will begin school next fall need to bring them by for this examination. The children must have attained the age of six on or before October 2 to be eli- gible for school enrollment. All students must bring a birth certificate. egm BAC CALA UR EATE SERVICE JUNE 3 FOR PAXTON GRADS Plans are beginning to shape up for the 103rd Consecutive June 24th Masonic Celebra- tion. The theme this year, "Mem- ories of the Past and Dreams of the Future", was submitted by Miss Beth Harrison, a FIG- rain High School Junior. The celebration will get un- derway on Friday evening, June Zg., when Jerry Clower, hum- orist from Yazoo City, Missis- sippi, will be appearing at the Florala High School Auditor- ium, at 7:30 p.m. Robert and Judy Rodwell will be in charge of this promotion. Square dancing has become a popular part of the June 24th activities. A number of pop- ular groups will be featured on Saturday night, June 23, on the square, downtown Florala. Southland Amusement Com- pany will be on hand again with fun and games for all from June 25 through June 30. And on Saturday, June 30, the "big day" this year, since June 24th falls on Sunday, you will have the privilege of a seaplane ride over Beautiful Lake Jackson, plus sky diving and an air show. Other special features of the day will be.the much anticipa- ted Miss June 24th Beauty Pa- geant and the colorful Parade of Floats. Paxton High School Princi- pal David E. Drake announces this week Baccalaureate Ser- vices will be held for Paxton grads on Sunday night, June 3 in the school auditorium at 8:00 p.m. Graduation exercises have been scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, at 7:30 in the high school auditorium. Twenty-eight students will receive their diplomas. Definition Progress: Nowadays you can twist a dial and see ex- actly the same thing you saw twenty years ago. -Synopsis, York, Pa.