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Y A )1 D ff I el :J r t~GE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. E SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. }RALA NEWS-THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1972 Vmr rVr,ltlZ, lrltlrlrlt'itlmr ,, wllr'lk'. ; ! i!!i DISTRICT I-A TRACK TEAM WINNERS with trophy, Coaches Tom PRtman and Larry C-eogha- gan, school principal, Mr. David Drake, and Walton County School Chairman, Mr. Glenn 'Thomas. Places 1st In District Meet Paxton's BOBCATS took first place in eleven events - in- eluding four of five in the field to capture the District 1-A :track meet last Saturday after- noon at Crestview. Paxton, with Danny Gomil- lion's 23 individual points roll- ed up 136 I/2 points to out- distance Freeport's 132 points. Individual scorers included the following: RUNNING EVENTS 100 YARD DASH - Earl Ash- ley, first; Danny Gomillion, ltl~S BETA CLUB DELEGATION to state convention with chaperones, Mrs. Twinette second. r s, Monetha Baldwin, and sponsor, Mr. Glenn Thomas. 120 HIGH HURDLES - Ronald i~i h Prater, first; Dennis Geogba- ~] , gan, second. ttend State Conventnon In - President, Linda Pa01o, Connie Adams, Sara Frazier, Virginia McClellan, Sissy Nogar, MeN lissa Thorn, Pare Thorn, Anita Kelly, Danny Thomas, Jean Thomas, Sherrie Hilton, Mike Hulion and Debra Thorn. Chaperones were Walton County School Superintendent John E. Baldwin and Mrs. Bald- win, Mrs. EdwinThorn, and Mr. Glenn Thomas. ndo, Florida ~1~t, Beta Club delegation ~t~ Orlando, Florida iff_o attend the State k'%nvention This was V~tivention with Paxton ,8~l.on since the con- /$ ~rlgin, years ago. 30 lents and four cha- "llt.l~k their departure s~MaY 4, for the 8 hour ]J,~, home of Walt Dis- ~Z~..'tleta Club President, ;~.1~, saw a dream come ~'rtrr several weeks of 4~anging, and plann- iriS..'~ spectacular trip. ~1~ headquarters was ~:,rl Meyer Motor Inn, ,'~e heart of Orlando, "~aking breath-taking nd the Bicentennial e,l~ The huge hotel har- ~[ B00 Beta's from all 1-,ue state, plus invited "fantasyland" stunned club members beyond belief. The shows, bands, castles, mono- rails, boats, and experiences were beyond imagination. The Betas noted that it's cleanli- ness planning were outstanding. They regreted not having enough time to see everyone of the Walt Disney creations. Those students who attended were Ben Baldwin, Chapter ~tas represented in the '~ow Saturday. Connie Jl~'~, Linda Paolo capti- ~l~e audience in the ~t~l~Iroom as they sang ~[I~]" Piano accompani- ~;l~r Selection was en,~ ~.~ Kind of Wonderful ' ~ag hiL The ovation ,~ at the end of the ~e was overwhelm- ~:~;~se lasted until the Ii~"~.rY. reappeared ontl ~i ~ltttlges awarded Pax- ....... "# ~1~ "Second Place ~t;~.~ trophy check, and :' ate for ' outstanding ~ll~e. The local chapter .~: ~2th 28 participating Ilg2?Presenting some of ~1.~st high schools in ere amazed at --r~' enOWned ,,Walt Dis I.rRl ,, _ | The 43 mile long "SECOND PLACE SPECIAL" winners at recent State Beta Club Convention in O~lando. Shown are Llnda Paolo and Connie Adams. Other Paxton students who attended the meet and partici- pated in the contest were Melinda Shear, Roberta Scho- field, Sissy Nogar, Virginia Mc- Clellan, Jerri Nobles, Debbie Perkins, and Katherine Bart- lett. Mr. Thomas Hammond, Pax- ton's Business Education tea- cher, accompanied the group to the tournament. WERE WINNERS in the Walton County Bus- Tournament. Shown are: seated, Anita Kelly, right, Mr. Thomas Hammond, Business Educa- Woodall, and Sarah Frazter. Win Business Tourney a tt n students were a sophomore is the dau hter of tttlt~ *o categories at g 1~ r,_ . Mr and Mrs James Kelle of ~ '~ount " " " Y Y Business k~ ~o-~ New Harmony Community ~S~,m.ent held at Karen Woodall, sophomore, [~-~i~l~,'~ m ueFunia~ won Second Place in the same t~!~-~y Wn' "~" event. Karen is the daughter of 1 '*" e~rst Place Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Frazier contest. Anita, of RFD Z, Florala, Alabama. lison, Earl Ashley, Philip Whit- tington, Danny Gomillinn. MILE RUN - No place. 440 RUN - Corrigan Camp- bell. 180 LOW HURDLES No place. 880 RUN - David Burlison, second. SPRINT MEDLEY - Philip Whittington, Corrigan Camp- bell, Donald Prater, Ronald Prater. 220 YARD DASH - Philip Whittington, first; Danny Go- million, second. TWO MILE RUN -No place. MILE RELAY - Frankie Bur- lison, Donald Prater, Ronald Prater, Earl Ashley. FIELD EVENTS SHOT PUT - Danny Gomil- lion, first. DISCUS - Corrigan Campbell, first. BROAD JUMP - Earl Ashley. HIGH JUMP - Donald Prater, first. POLE VAULT - No Place, Coaches Tom Pittman and Larry Geoghagan presented the team's hard earned First Place Trophy to the student body in assembly last Thursday. Following this event, the team coaches and Mr. Glenn Parker, chairman of Walton County's School Board departed for the State Track meet at Winter Park, Florida, May 12. Tri- angle Chevrolet Company of DeFuniak Springs, provided a transportation vehicle for the trip, THESE STUDENTS, HAD ,'~AT,~L A~s*' on their report cards last six weeks. Shown are: seated #.eft to right, Carolyn Bart- lett, Sandra Smith. Standing, left to right, Mellnda Shear, Kelly Finley, Melissa Thorn. | BARBARA BALLARD FINISHES AT OWJC Paxton's own Barbara Bal- lard, a '70 graduate and former "Bobcat" reporter, recently graduated f r o m Okaloosa- Walton Junior College. Gradua- tion exercises were held April ~.8. Barbara received the Asso- ciate of Arts degree with Honors. She will enter the Uni- versity of West Florida at Pen- sacola next September and work for a BS degree in Art Education. Barbara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ballard of Paxton. MENU THURSDAY - fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, En- glish peas, fruit salad, cookies, rolls, butter, milk. FRIDAY - hamburger, french fries, cabbage - carrot slaw, sliced onion, dill pickles, slic- ed peaches, milk. THESE CANDIDATES for Student Council offices gave speeches in assembly last Thursday. Elections were held later in the home rooms. PAGE 9 . MISS COOPER Miss Betty Cooper to Marry Edward Penni'ok PROUD OF BEING A FLAG I am proud of being a flag because I have had something to live for. I am proud of my 13 stripes that are red, white, and stand for the first 13 states. I am proud of my 50 stars on the blue field, that stand ~ , for the 50 states. It makes me ~ : ~ ......: proud to wave across the land : ~ .,.:,, :, .... ~, that fought for me. I was proud , ~ when Francis Scott Key wrote :~ ~ ...... ! ~ .e~ ~ the National Anthem when they , : ,,, ' ~ :' were at war. I am proud to be : ~. ::~,~ hung to stand before a group of people. And this is all that makes me proud of being the flag of the United States of America. By John Holloway 5th Grade Social Studies Mr. Thomas Plttman, teacher SENIOR OF THE WEEK As sne leaves Paxton to out into the world we wish for ~r the very best of everything. This week we are honored to feature Patsy Dianne Free as our Senior of the Week. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vinson Adams, Jr. of Lake- wood. Patsy has one brother, Durwood, a '69 Paxton graduate. Born December 7, 1954, Patsy is a native of DeFuniak Springs She has spent all of her school days at Paxton. Patsy is an attractive blond with green eyes. Patsy says that her favorite colors are red and navy blue. Her hobbies are sewing, hunt- ing, and riding around. Her favorite sports are football and baseball. Patsy said, "I like listening to music, being around special people, and staying busy. I dislike unfriendly peo- ple, and long hair on boys." She says that her favorite foods are pizza, seafood, and sand- wiches. After graduation Patsy said that she plans to attend Mac- Arthur Technical Trade School in Opp, Alabama and take nurse's training. Patsy said that she would like to visit Hawaii. When asked how she would change the world, Patsy replied, "I would make it where everyone could be happy." With such a friendly smile and charming personality we are sure that Patsy will reach any goal she strives to reach. My Nei hbors f "The only "job interview I've had is with my mother- she wants me home to clean up my room." II I1 I I A government's proper function in a free society is to act as a policeman, not as a regulator over people's ac- tions or choices.--Patrolman Jack Morano. SUMMER VACATION IS RA- PIDLY APPROACHING. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO SPEND YOUR SUMMER? Danny Thomas - play ~oftball. Ben Baldwin - travel and work. Kathy Kimbro - stay at home. Sarah Frazier - ! don't know. Charles Russell -~ Nothing, that I can't get out of. Earl Ashley - rap with my girl. Harold Talbot - play softball. Hal Tucker take it easy. Donald Prater - work and go to Daytona Beach. Vanessa Heater - join the Apple Corps. Connie Adams - go to Jackson- ville. Zero pollution for water discharges by 1985 would re- quire tremendous amounts of electric energy. Sewage treat- ment alone will cost an esti- mated $2 trillion for zero pol- lution by 1985. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cooper, of Florala, Alabama, announce the engagement of their daugh- ter, Betty Jean Cooper, to Ed- ward Jerone Pennick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Pennick of Florala, Alabama. The bride-elect received a business degree from Wenonah School of Business. She is pre- sently employed as a data com- puter typist with Southern Rail- way Systems, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Pennick obtained a B.S. Degree from Stillman College, and is working toward a mas- ter's degree in social work at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The ceremony as planned on May 26, 1972, at 8 p.m. will take place at the home of the bride. Maid of honor will be Miss Gloria Pennick and best man will be Mr. Edward Young. After a week of honeymoon- ing the couple will return to Atlanta. STEVE GEOGHAGAN, of Florala, finds a cool and comfor- table spot to enjoy his bar-b-que during Saints' Day at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College. The students and faculty erie joyed a day of fun away from classes before returning' to face final exams. Highlights of the day included a student-faculty softball game, a W. C. Fields movie and a popular rock band along with numerous other activities. --.J FRANK SAULS, right, of Florala, and Phillip Bates (left), of Greenville, take over the cooking chores during Saints' Day at Lurleen B. WaLlace State Junior College. Students prepar- Ing the bar-b,.que came to the school at 3:00a.m. to be~in cooking for the entire student body. Bates and Sauls were re- cently elected Sophomore Senators for next year's Student Gov- ernment Association.