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E SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED,. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ;UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. /, ESTABLISHED IN 1go0 Location Of 105 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations On Beautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast - Seventh Year - Number 10 Florala, Alabama 36442 Covington County Thursday, May 20, 1976 10 Pages - 15c Per Single Copy tS tary Club Meet" m izard Of Oz" To Be ted Thursday who missed the School Drama of "The rala High School on Thursday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Murry Johnson, Principal of W. S. Harlan School, was in charge of Rotary Program last week. He had as his guests, Mrs. Nolan Laird and son, Wes- ley. Wesley told Rotarians of his many experiences in 4-H Club project work. He has carried out several award winning pro- Jects in four years of 4-H Club participation. In 1974-75 he placed first in the County with his electric demonstration and record keeping. This school year he is the recipient of first place county award in public speaking, and first place record keeping in the local club. Wes- ley also has the distinction of being Alabama 4-H State Pea- nut Champion for 1976. The average yield per acre on 13.8 acres was 4418 pounds. He is an eighth grade student at W.S. Harlan School. Mrs. Laird, in concluding a most interesting program, ex- pressed to Rotary members what 4-H Club has meant to her as a mother. She and Mr. Laird, of course, are very proud of their son and his accom- plishments in 4-H. Mrs. Laird pointed out that 4-H also tea- really missed Do come if you have the ches an important fact of life chance and be sure to bring to a youngster -- that one , You have a second the children. They will be doesn't always win, but that see it, as it will be spellbound from beginning to there is no substitute for good Once again at Flo- end. honest effort. Sheff er, Champion !od Donor n Flora la A rea had as many con- H. C. Young, Obile's visit to Flo- Would have been success that had to return to accommodate have come Pint of blood. is well over the age of 65, none- down to the Church Fellow- rain- on gay- saying that as good as would just love of know- given so that a blood. So, her sleeves and With the rest of My, what a won- would be, h attitude. ! Volunteers (most of the Junior Club, sponsor of Flo- Red Cross shop and work- a.m. until 3:00, donors 7. This was have done on it could have better, if all the MRS. SULLIVAN is pleased, once again, to register Miss Maybelle Sheffer, who, Friday gave the first pint on six gallons of blood donated to the Red Cross Blood program. If Maybelle can give more than five gallons of blood, surely you can give one pint. Make that pledge today -- for the next blood mobile visit. Miss Sbeffer has given blood on numerous occasions in cases of emergency, which is not accounted for on her Red Cross blood donor card. businesses in Florala and sur- rounding areas would follow the example set Friday by Zorn Brothers. Glen Zorn told their I employees to load up, theywere going for a ride . . . ride they Cont. To Page 8 The "Wizard Of Oz " Cast THE WIZARD OF OZ CAST. Standing, from left, Good Witch of the South, Cindy Surrey; Dorothy, Rhea Yarbrongh; Scarecrow, Andy Alsup; Bonita Cook, State Assistant; Tinman, Paul Bedsole; Wicked Witch, LaJnan York; Miss Joan White, Assistant Direc- tor; Sonya Spears and Sonya Moseley, Tornadoes; Lion, Naretha Wl~ttley; Tornado, Tammy Walker; curtains, sound and lights, Marty Byrd; tornado, Denise Dawson and Sissy Savage; soldier and props, Hal Parker; Auntie Em, Karen Potter; soldier and munchkln, Gary Bradley; pianist and Goofus, Randall Bradley and Glinda Good Witch, Melanie McDaniel, /i // !:~ ///ii~t / !!! ziiiii!: !ii:I i : i !i i i/i i i: i!i!ii ii i!!: C ; / i zl;i: il i i Methodist Church To Celebrate Frontier Days Graduation Services Announced Activities for seniors atFlo- at 8:00 at the Florala Hi Other people on allprograms rala High School will begin Thursday, May 20, 1976 with a lunch honoring this year's se- niors given by Mrs. Elizabeth McGee and Mrs. Melha Dnnn. The seniors will have prac- tice on May 21 and 27 for bac- calaureate and graduation ser- vices. The baccalaureate ser- vice will be at 8:00 Sunday night, May 23, 1976 at the Florala High School gym. The awards night will be Monday, May 24, 1976 at 7:30 and graduation will be Thursday night, May 27, 1976 OES To Meet Thursday Night, May 20 OES #441 will hold their re- gular monthly meeting Thurs- day night, May 20 at 7:30 in the Masonic Hall. All members are urged to attend. School gym. The special speaker at Bac- calaureate this year will be Mr. Thomas G. Hart. Mr. Hart is a Covington County High School graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hart. Mr. Hart has a B. S. degree from Samford University in Religion and English and a masters de- gree from Tulane University in English. Mr. Hart is employed at Mobile College as Assistant Professor of English and Di- rector of College Relations. Mr. Hart and his wife, Sylvia, live at Route Three, Fairhope, Ala- bama. Special entertainment for graduation will be presented by Mr. Lari Henley. Mr. Henley did his practice teaching at Flo- rala High School during the win- ter quarter this year. Mr. Hen- ley is a graduate of Marietta High School, Marietta, Geor- gia and has a B.' S. degree from Troy State University in music education. Mr. Henley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Henley of Marietta, Geor- gia. are from the local area. The Florala High School seniors wish to express their apprecia- tion and thanks to everyone for their cooperation and help con- nected with all activities. SCHOOl, BUS DRIVER TRAINING WORKSHOI' SET "The Semi-Annual School Bus Driver Training Workshop will be held during the week of May 31 - June 4, 1976 in the Covington County Board of Edu- cation Building, Andalusia, Ala- hama. Persons interested in obtaining a school bus drivers license should attend on Mon- day, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31, June ! and 2, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Dri- vers who presently hold a valid school bus drivers license will attend on Thursday and Fri- day, June 3 and 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The First United Methodist Church of Florala will celebrate Frontier Days on Sunday, May 30 with a full day of activities. This will include Sunday School at 9:45, morning worship at 11:00, dinner on the ground at 12:00 noon, and singing inthe afternoon. If you have ever been a Metho- dist or happen to be a friend of a Methodist, plan to join them on this special occasion. You can wear your overalls or Sun- day go to meetin' clothes of the Frontier era, drive your horse 'n hngl~, milk, skip, Imp or jump. Just come and enjoy a fun filled day. Layman John Baldwin will be in charge and calls on everyone to begin thumbing through your recipes for those handed down recipes from mamas and grand- mas and great grandmas. He, Jack McDaniel, Martell Johns- ton and pastor Joe E. Bates, Sr., and a few others just might vie for the title of who can put away the most chicken 'n dumplin's. It will definitely be a toss up. Mark your calendar now for Sunday, May 30 -- First United Methodist Church, Florala. ALA-FLORA ROSE CHAPTER TO MEET AT DINNER BELL Members of the Ala-Flora Rose Chapter will meet at the Dinner Bell Restaurant in Flo- rala Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 for a regularly scheduled meet- ing. The dinner will be a dutch treat - everybody orders ac- cording to his own choosing and pays, likewise. Local rose enthusiast are in- vited. Dr. Hal Bennett, Pre- sident and founder of the Ala- Flora Rose Society of Grace- ville, Florida, will preside. Among the subjects of dis- cussion will be the May 1 Bi- centennial Rose Show in Chip- Icy, errors made and ways of Improving on the next show. NEW BOOKS BEING ADDED TO LIBRARY / Squad *3,000 ~n TRI-CITY RESCUE SQUAD ACCEPTS $3,000 CHECK - Followt~ the Putoa Town Council meeting last Monday night, a check in the amount of $3,000.00 was presented to the Tri-Clty Rescue Squad by the town officials to help defray expenses of providing ambulance service to residents of Paxton and north Walton County. The money came through the joint effort of Paxton officials and the Board of County Commissioners of Walton County and came from funds set up to provide ambulance service to the citizens of Walton County, Florida. Pictured, from left, are Tri-City Rescue members, Jack Birge, Clayton Smith, H. O. Bass, Mayor Tommy Mathis and Council President Sherman Johnson. New books are being added to the Florala Memorial Library ........ almost daily .... This week the library obtain- ed a 1976 edition of the Ency- clopedia Britannica, junior edi- tion, through the auspicesofthe Cross Trails Regional Library. Cont. To Page 8 But I Said Handshake, Not Kiss... GIVE ME A LITTLE KISS .... WILL YA, HUH? Guess who? related story and pictures inside. See