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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. .' 6 ~.. ---- THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, MAY I' A Mrs. F. E. Merrifield, Mrs. W. C. Lewis, honoree, Cynthia, Beth Merrifield, Mrs. J. R. Merrifield. Florala High Senior Mike Welch Honored Mr. Mike Welch, Senior at Florala High School was hon- ored Saturday night, May 25 by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Welch, with a graduation party at their home on East Fifth Street. Their carport was beautifully decorated in the class colors green and gold. Mike's table was covered with a white cloth with green and gold placemats, with a centerpiece of a white column sitting in a bed of ivy and topped with a black mor- tarboard. The other guest ta- bles were centered with flower arrangements of white and yel- yellow glads, shasta daisies, golden day lilies~ and green fern. At each place, there was a place card, decorated with green [lowers, and a small re[nature diploma tied with ei- ther green or gold ribbon. Other decorations included a collage of pictures of Mike ta- ken during his school years, kindergarten through the 12th grade. On the wall above the serving table, there were gra- duate silhouettes. The menu for the party was grilled burgers, baked beans, potato chips, colas, and des- sert - - homemade ice cream and a beautifully decorated cake in honor of the graduate. Other guests enjoying the party for Mike were: Angelia Bradley, Tim Cawthon, Char- lotte Moulton, Lynne Denney, Mark Welch, Mr. and Mrs. George Welch, Captain and Mrs. Larry Willette, Little Mi- chelle Willette, Mrs. Lawrence Carter, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Medley, Mrs. Jeffcoat, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Willette. Kitchen Shower Honors Miss Cynthia Finley A kitchen shower honoring Miss Cynthia Finley, bride- elect of Tommy King, was held May 22 at the Lake Jackson Club House. Miss Finley was presented an orchid corsage upon arrival, and then had the honor of open- ing gifts and placing them on display. Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Mrs. Bert Jackman and were invited to register at the brides book, which was placed on a table, covered with .lace, and held an arrangement of spring flowers. The serving table was co- vered with a white cloth, bor- dered with pastel shades of shower umbrellas and held a spring floral arrangement on each end of the table, centered with burning tapers. The delicious refreshments consisted of a fruit punch, nuts, mints, petit fours, finger sand- wiches and a fruit bowl con- sisting of fresh strawberries, pineapple chunks, melon balls and orange slices, topped with a sherbert sauce. Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. F. E. Merrifield, Mrs. J. R. Merrifield, little Miss Beth Merrifield and Mrs. C. W. Lewis. Special guests included Mrs. O. W. Finley, mother of the bride-elect, Mrs. W. R. Pet- ers, grandmother of the groom- elect, and Miss Kathy Finley, sister of the bride-elect. ~LAKENSHIPS PROUD PARENTS OF A BABY BOY Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blaken- ship of Huntsville are glad to announce the arrival of an 8 pound, 4 ounce boy, born May 20, and named Christopher An- drew. The great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson (Andy) Hutcheson of Lockhart and Mrs. Daisy Gillman of Flo- tala. Kathy Finley, Mrs. Mary Nell Finley, Cynthia Finley, honoree, Mrs. W. R. Peters, grandmother of groom-elect. Florala Study Club Holds Final Meeting At Opp Country Club The last meeting of the Flo- rala Study Club for the 1974- 75 year was he~d,May 12, atthe Opp Country Club. ThiswaS the annual event of the year when the new club officers are in- stalled. After a delightful social hour dinner was served to the following members and their guests: Mrs. Katherine Cannon, Ma- yor and Mrs. Joe Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Al Dunnam, Col. and Mrs. Syril Faine, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Sey- mour Gitenstein, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Gunter, Mrs. Ruby Young of Bellamy, Ala., Mrs. Julia Jernagan, Mrs. C. N. Mat- thews, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Parker, Mr. and Mrs. John Ha- yes Vaughan, Mrs. Paul Petrey, Mrs. H. W.'Stovall, Mrg'.'Dan Stovall of'Wayside, Miss.,' ~i'. and Mrs. C. H. Wall[s, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Milner Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Zorn, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Zorn, Mrs. Margaret Vaughan, Dr. Jessie M. Mc- Neill and Mr. Berryman Mc- Neill, Mrs. Willie Ray O'Neal. Following the meal, the meet- ing was called to order by Mrs. AI Dunnam, r~tiring president. Mrs: Paul Petrey installed the following officers for the club year 1975-76: Mrs. Jack Zorn, President; Mrs. Marcus Gunter, Vice Pre- sident; Mrs. Mitchell Parker, Secretary; Mrs. C. H. Wall[s, Treasurer. The meeting was adjourned. 25 Members Of Music Fraternity Socialize On Lake Our future greatness lies not in the our fateful stars- but in you- our hope for the future. N Mr. and Mrs. Comer Zorn I I I On Saturday morning, May 24, 25 Brothers of the Iota Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity met at.the home of Joe Hooten. Joe serv- ed as Treasurer of this Hon- orary Music Fraternity for year 1974-75. During the year, this active group sponsored "God- spell", "Maynard Ferguson", and recently "American Com- poser Concert." Special guests were Dr. Wil- liam B. Den[son, Professor at T.S.U. and sponsor of Frater- nity, his 2 young sons and Lana Harrell, of Florala, who has been Phi Mu Alpha Sweetheart for the past 2 years. In appre- ciation, Lana presented to the group, an engraved gavel. Beautiful Lake Jackson was the scene for this jam-packed day of fun, with a continuous game of volley ball, boating, skiing, swimming, cooking and eating. Though they were ra- ther reddened by the sun and had sore muscles and blisters from skiing, or trying to ski, this group stayed until almost dark, and vowed to return to Florala and Lake Jackson. Personal Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jackson attended the graduation of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. AI Jackson in Fort Worth, Texas. They were join- ed there by their daughter, Mrs. Paul Smith of Birmingham. BEST OF LUCK IN THE FUTURE FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASION: SPECIAL ORDER CAKES " Macie's Flower & Bake Shop Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Norris Barbara Wynn Give Beautiful Flowers To Graduates • I ,t/iss Thorn Thorn- Finley ADK Holds Last The last meeting of the Alpha Psi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators was held on Saturday, May 10 in the Civic Room of the Cov- ington County Bank in Anda- lusia, Alabama. Everyone enjoyed delicious afternoon refreshments pre- pared by hostesses Judy Wil- son, Myra Benton and Louise Nichols and then the meeting was called to order by Alpha Psi Chapter president Nan ttutchinson Johnson. Reading the minutes was Edra Gantt, secretary. The minutes were read and approved. A memorial service in honor of a beloved sister, Mrs. Minnie B. Jackson was conducted by chapter president, Nan John- son. A, lighted white taper Meeting Of Year commemorated her many years of service in education to the people of Covington County. Af- ter reading the chapter vows and "Miss Jack's" accomplish- ments, the flame was extin- guished. The program for the after- noon was initiation of new pled- ges: Elizabeth Banks, Lynda Powell, Janice Odom, Jean Jo- nes, Brunetta Patterson, Ame- lia Rhoades, Joyce Hicks and Kay Craw ford of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. PERSONAl_ Mr. and Mrs. Dan Roberts Cox and children of Mobile spent the weekend with their grandparents~ Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henderson of Lockhart. Betrotlutl A Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Thorn of Route 2, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, take pleasure in an- nouncing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Barbara Maria, to Howard W. Finley of Paxton, Florida. Mr. Finley is the son of Mrs. O. W. Finley and the late Mr. Finley of Paxton, Florida. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Harrison of Route 2, DeFuniak Springs, Florida and Mrs. Hill Thorn and the late Mr. Thorn of Route 5, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. T. P. Ark[n- son, Sr., and the late Mrs. School, June ,t. She working with her del Thorn puny after graduation. The groom-elect i~ graduate of School. He is ployed with John R. of Route 2, Florida. The wedding will of Friday evening, 7:30, in the Baptist Church. A will be held lowing the wedding church Fellowship Invitations will be to 0ut-of-town guests. After their Barbara and Howard their home at T. P. Atkinson, and Mr. and Funlak Springs, Flori Mrs: T. T. Finley, Sr., all of All friends and McGehee, Arkansas. the couple, are The bride-elect will gra- vited to attend the duate from Paxton High reception. / \ Alabamians wi II vote June 10 on Amendment No. 2, a proposal to allow our legislature to meet every year instead of every other year. It will more than double operating costs for the legislature and it's the taxpayers that will be left with the bill. What's worse, in other states with annual sessions, the added time has been used to pass more legislation creating more government bureaus which require more taxes. Professional politicians replace qualified citizen- legislators since most people can't serve 105 days a year in Montgomery and work at home too. Voters in Alabama overwhelmingly defeated a similar amendment in 1972. We urge you to go to the polls on June 10 and Pd PoL Adv. by Taxpayers Against More Government/More Taxes, James A. Sranyon, II, Fayette,