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May 29, 1975

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IMAt ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• PROHIBITED• USEISUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION ESTABLISHED IN 1900 LAKE JACKSON AND GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF !01 C{ NSECI, ! lYE ANNt.. I, MASONIC CEI,EBRA'I'Ig)NS YEAR NUMBER 10 FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY THURSI)AY, MAY 29, 1975 15c PER SINGLE COI'Y 9 ouncl e 300 hund- be eligible to next Tuesday, a mayor and and at the same controversial erupted dur- Weeks of the ad- issues revolves roans most pre- water, one focus, is attention toward the adminis- tration's sudden interest in services which the people claim have been lacking fluring the past several months. The water issue has ap- parently been simmering since the administration extended municipal water to the Alma- rante Cemetery area, and then on to the fire tower on Highway 85 and for several yards on the Magnolia Highway. However, the issue erupted into a full Mickelson Chosen To d Girl's State Session has been represent Florala the 1975 session to be held at llege campus in I-7. the American Girls State of practical a personal appli- duties, respensi- ivileges of Am- I become "State" in the PO- community - and electing city, lte officials. She operation of participating in through the and state spea - levels of city govern- the young responsibilities. to campaign for Committee will speak to organization, Unit, Andrew and to other about her Girls State. er of Mr. and Mrs. and the of Mrs. C. A. Diane Cravey, Diane was selected to attend Girls State because of her outstanding participation in the Florala Yearbook Staff; se- cretary of the Science Club; member of the Future Homema- kers of America; Band; secre- tary of the Band Council; Lyre Club; vice president of the Jun- ior Class; selected as a Senior Representative on the Student Council and is an active mem- ber of the New Hope Baptist Church. scale controversary when the administration voted at the May meeting to accept the bid for a well to be located on property that was purchased months back. and declined to place the Cont. To Page 1) County Clean-Up Underway A large number of citizens met in the intermediate court- room of the court house last night to begin a program for beautifying Covington County. Chairman Hiram lifts of the Covington County Commission reports that many clubs and organizations throughout the area have shown an interest in cleaning litter and debris from our county roads and highways. A group known as the volun- tary committee, Mrs. Agnes C. Gatlin, chairman, is spearhead- ing the drive, along with the assistance of county extension chairman, W. H. "Be" Kinard. The Covington County Com- mission has authorized an ex- penditure of $500 to finance the project. Any club or organiza- tion may go by the county ex- tension office to pick up plastic bags in which to put the col- lected refuse. After their work has been completed and all bags put in a central location, a coun- ty truck will be sent to pick them up and make proper dis- posal. With the county paying $.35 per bag for all litter col- lected, this should amount to some 1,400 bags collected, and if the program is a success, the county may authorize ad- ditional funds. Though litter is a constant nuisance and expense, chairman Pitts states this program is de- signed to encourage people not to litter, as well as educate them to the fact that litter pos- es many health andphysical ha- zards, costs each taxpayer ad- ditional money and shouldn't be there in the first place. ?, ii¸ @ " " i ~abettt accepts award from ]ohn Chamberlain, Dean of Hall School of ]oumalism ates Dean of of Journalism at Ournalism Gra- at the Inn- Second Annual was given the SCholarship, jou- as a student seriousness award is made journalism fa- has an over-all of 2.61 on She has serv- assistant in the has work- and as news editor on the Tropolitan, student weekly; and has written news and features for the Troy Mes- senger. She was awarded the state- wide journalism scholarship of the Birmingham professional chapter of The Society of Pro- fessional Journalists, Sigma Delta'Chi. She has been elected to mere- bership in Phi Beta Phi, na- tional scholastic honorary, and Spires, a Troy State leadership honorary for women, and is in Who's Who in American Col- leges and Universities. Miss Bates is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Joe E. Ba- tes of Florala. She will join the staff of the Foley Onlooker after graduation June 6. fCS SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM A summer recreation pro- gram will be conducted at Flo- rala City School for Florala students in grades Ithrough 8, beginning June 2 (Monday) with Coach George Lancaster in charge. Grades 1 through 5, may attend between the hours of 10:00 a.m. 12:00, and grades 6 through 8, may at- tend between the hours 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. In addition, the gym will be opened every Tuesday and Thursday night for adults 25 years and older. 1975 Floraht Iligh 5chool Co,cert lla.d 0 GITENSTEIN BAND CAMP AWARD WINNERS - from left, Roland Cornelius, Ann Mills, Vickie Bradley, Naretha Whitley, Carolyn Howell, i Lee Peters, Randall Bradley, Tammy MR. CLAUDE PIKE, Extension Farm Agent of Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama, was guest speaker at Florala- Lockhart Rotary Club, May 20. Mr. Pike, native of Limestone County, has worked in Cov- ington County office since 1953. He gave a very informative program on insecticide and fer- tilizers for lawns, flowers and vegetable prdeM, Idso pre- sented slides on pruning shrubbery and care of rmms and other flowers. Pictured are Mr. Claude Pike, left, and Vester Gamble, was in charge of the program. ummer {)© ourses utline Florala High School plans to offer a summer school with courses in all grade levels (9-12) of English 9 Social Stu- dies, World History, American History, and Economics & Gov- ernment. School will begin June 9, 1975 at 7:30. The schoolday will be 7:30 - 12:00. Summer school will end July 25, 1975, and will not be in session the week of June 30 through July 4. If further information is need,-a contact the Florala High School principal. Any families who have high school students and move into the Florala High School area should go by Florala High School and register these students right away. If you have friends or relatives this will apply to, please pass the word on to them. Florala High School office hours for the summer will be 8:00 - 3:00, Monday through Friday. The entire school will be closed the week of June 30 - July 4. If you have business at Florala High School and can not attend to it withinthistime, call the office and an appointment can be made for any time, other than regular office hours. Students and parents who need to see about summer school, schedules or anything else, should wait until Thursday, June 5, 1975. The principal will not be in the office June 2, 3, 4, 1975. The office will be open all day Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, 1975. This has been another good year and everyone at FHS wish- es to express their apprecia-~ tion and thanks to the entire school community. otorlans The Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club will be sponsoring a fish fry this Friday night, May 30 starting at 5:00 p.m., on Beau- tiful Lake Jackson Park grounds. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the club for $2 each. Proceeds from this event will go toward the construction of Walker, Floyd Cooper, Mr. Gitenstein and Band Director Char- les Crum. ontestants The 24th of June Masonic Committee, Florala, Alabama, is looking for beautiful young girls to enter the 1975 Miss June 24th Beauty Contest to be held on June 21 at Florala City School. To enter you must be single, between the ages of 18 and 21 and a resident of Florala, Lockhart, Paxton or Laurel Hill. Interested persons should meet The Florala News photo- grapher on the shores of Beau- tiful Lake Jackson, Thursday, June 5, at 4:30, attired in a bathing suit of your choice. The picture taken at this time will be used for publicity pur- poses. Ten young ladies have en- tered the Junior Miss compe- tition, thus far. More con- testants are needed in this cate- gory, also. To enter you must be between the ages of 13 and 17. Little Miss contestants must be age 4 to 6. Eight dolls have signed up for this contest. Young ladies interested in the Miss June 24th competition should not hesitate to come for the picture taking session on Beautiful Lake Jackson, be- cause you have not filled in an entry blank. Mrs. Terra Har- buck will be on hand at this time with entry blanks in hand. All the requirements can be met at this session. If you would like information prior to June 5, contact Mrs. Harbuck, after 5:00 p.m. at 8-8503. Don't be bashful girls! The lan is an "Emergency Heliport" at t-he Florala Memorial Hospital. The menu will consist of a variety of fried fish, slaw, hush puppies, tea or coffee. If you can't come, plates will be de- livered. In case of rain, the fish fry will be held at the Old National Guard Armory. 105th Masonic Committee is depending on YOU. In the past, girls have complained of out- of-town girls winning. So, this year they are trying to keep the competition local and where are the contestants?? See you at Beautiful Lake Jackson on June 5, 4:30 sharp! mmy During the Florala Wildcat Spring Band Concert Tuesday, May 20. Mr. Seymour Giten- stein presented awards to a two week hand encampment at the University of Southern Missis- sippi. These coveted awards were made to the following: Randall Bradley, Baritone; Vickie Bradley, Trumpet; Floyd Cooper, Trumpet; Roland Co - nelius, Percussion; Carol!n Howell, Saxaphone; Anne Mac- helle Mills, Clarinet; Nettle Lee Peters, Trumpet; Tammy Wal- ker, Flute anJ Naretha Whitley, Trombone. These students 'will have the privilege of two weeks of inten- sive training in their particu- lar instruments under the gui- dance of some of the most out- standing bandmasters in the United States. Thus, these awards become not only a re- ward to the students for their hard work and accomplishments as members of the Florala Wildcat Band, but, enhance the fine quality of the band program at Florala High School, under the able direction of Mr. Char- Cont. To page 13 ,~PP Special Feature {)11 /~ 14"¢1 rd~ l'.ge 6 Mrs. Margaret Powell and Tommy Bell clence Tommy Bell, a Paxton High School junior, has been se- lected as one of a small group of superior students from across the U.S. to be invited to attend a Naval Academy Engi- neering/Science Seminar and Workshop at the Naval Aca- demy in Annapolis, Maryland. Two seminars will be held be- ginning on June 15, 1975, and ending June 27, 1975. This se- lection was based on superior performance in the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/Natio- nal Merit Scholarship Qua- lifying Test. During the seminars the young men will have an oppor- tunity to utilize some of the very finest engineering, science and laboratory facilities avail- able in the U.S. They will re- ceive professional instruction from Naval Academy profes- sors, in the fields of Engi- neering, Computer Science, Pllysics, Chemistry, Mathema- t u c s, and Environmental Science. Bell is an honor student at Paxton High School. He has already won honors for him- self and school through state and local competition in the field of Mathematics and Science. He is a member of the Paxton Math Club, Beta Club, and the Varsity Track Team. After graduation from high school next year, he plans to attend Stanford University in California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ben Bell of Paxton, Florida.