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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 2 ..... %¸¸¸¸¸¸¸ : :~ '!/ • • . Hostesses And Honoree Shower Honors Miss Clara Rasberry Miss Clara Rasberry, whose marriage to Mr. Thomas Dyer Pittman will be an event of June tenth, was honored with a lovely miscellaneous shower on Sat- urday, May 20, at the Lake Jackson Club House. A bouquet of pink and red roses decorated the entrance into the Club House where the tables for displaying the gifts were covered in delicate pink. A white bow marked the cornex: of each cloth. Guests were greeted at the door by Miss Donna Bush. Mrs. Calvin Parrish introduced them to the receiving line which included Mrs. Wallace F. Ras- berry, mother of the bride- elect, Miss Clara Rasberry, the honored, and Mrs. G• W• Pitt- man, mother of the groom- to-be. Mrs. Robert Moseley registered the guests. The refreshment table was beautifully arranged. It featured a lovely off-white cloth and was centered with a large punch bowl, banked with pink roses and other spring flowers. Party cakes, nuts and punch were served to the guests. Mrs. Martelle Johnston presided. She was assisted by Mrs. Jack Wel- don Webster. During the appointed hours Mr• Connie Adams and Mr. Bar - nard Jones entertained the guests with piano selections, ranging from contemporary tunes to classical compositions• Mrs. Rasberry, mother of the bride-elect, chose a floor length sleeveless gown wRh a black be- dice and a black and white houndstooth plaid skirt. The bride-elect, Miss Ras- berry, chose a floor-length dress of floral voille in sub- clued tones of blue, lavender and brown. The dress was accented with heavy cream colored lace. The mother of the groom-to- be, Mrs. Pittman, worea street- • • . Mrs. Pittman, the Honoree, arid Mrs. Rasberr~ lengln dress of soft aqua with a beautiful leavy lace accenting the neckline and the sleeves. Hostesses for this delightful occasion were Mrs. llean Mc- Donald, Mrs. Lewis Durell, Mrs. Warren Maddox, Mrs. C. W. Goolsby, Jr., Mrs. Robert Mosely, Mrs. James Cook, Mrs. Earl K. Bush, Miss Donna Bush, Mrs. Leonard F. Smith, Jr., Mrs. Ewin Moody, Mrs. Curtis Savage, Mrs. Edward Nail, Mrs. Weldun Webster, Mrs. Johunie Tucker, Mrs. Hor- ace Kelley, Mrs. Calvin C. Par- rash, Mrs. Martelle Johnston, Mrs. Clifford Ballard, Mrs. Claude Peacock, and Mrs. John E. Baldwin. ~. ! i: Pictured from left: Erskine Ziglar, John Chalker, Mrs. Royce Hooten, Royce Hooten, Joe Hooten, Tom Maddox. It is of particular interest that Mr. and Mrs. Hooten were among the first group to organize the Wildcat Band in 1953 and have been continously connected with the band with one or more sons as a part of the band's activities. Joe Hooten, who is a senior this year, Isthelastofthe Hooten boys to be with the band. Ziglar served the Wildcat Band as director nine years, longer than any other director since the band was organized. Mr. Chalker was actually the first director of the band and was with them from 1953 until 1958. Tom Maddox is now the director of the band. These three directors are the most outstanding of those who have and are working with the band. The Hootens have been among the most active and always lendlng assistance to the welfare and progress.of the band during all the years since 1953. FLORALA HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND GIVES PERFORMANCE RECENTLY The Florala High School Band presented The Symphonic Band with Tom Maddox, conductor, last Friday night, May 5, at the Florala High SchoolGymna- slum. John Cbalker, theband's first director, was guest con- ductor and Joe Hooten, sen- ior, was student conductor. The band presented an excel- I I ll lent performance which drew much praise from many sour- ces. Band members who per- formed for a good audience in- clude the following and the in- struments they play. FLUTE: Neva Joyed White, Beratta GomilUon, Cindy Woodham, Carrie Savage, Re- Ill You're looking over a four leaf clover! And lots of good luck is bound to come your way[ Wishes for success are coming your way from us. _ I I nee Hutcheson. CLARINETS: Nina Goolsby, Kathy Cook, Kay Gomillion, Brenda Wright, Evelyn Jackson, Sharon Thompson, Sbeila Hen- derson, Ramona Lord, Belinda Miller, Diane Mickelson, San- dra Henderson, Maria Sauls. ALTO CLARINET: Martha Killings~orth. BASS CLARINET: Shirley Savage• ALTO SAXOPHONES: Wan- da Sasser, Robert Rollins, Deb Kyser, Jeannie Savage, Gary Corbitt. TENOR SAXOPHONES: Su- san Savage, Keuny Sledge, Shir- ley Kimbril. BARITONE SAXOPHONE: Gary Bradley• TRUMPETS: Joe Hooten, Ginger Ward, James Parker, Wilbur West, Janet Ward, Marry Byrd, Nilta Cox, Gary Laird. FRENCH HORNS: Paul Mad- dos, Alfred Rutherford, Dtanne Franklin. TROMBONES: Terry Hamil- ton, Phillip Johnson, Joe Ed Rasberry, Victor Burns• EUPHONIUM: Dennis Gibbs. BARITONES: Pam Bullard, Janie Hammond. TUBA: Kenneth Kimbril, Thalon Hobbs. PERCUSSION: Terry Brooks, Gwen Kelley, Sheila Woodham, Tim Willis, Lyime Denney, Mar- cia McAdams. HISTORY OF THE FLORALA H IGH "WILDCAT" BAND The Covington County High School Band was organized by James Shannon in the fall of 1953. That same year Mr. John Cbalker was hired as director and stayed until 1958. The band under Mr. Chalker came from a newly organized group re- hearsing in the lunchroom at Florala City School to be rated second in the state at a state contest which was Chalker's last year with the band in 1958. Af- ter the lunchroom rehearsal hall the band was given a room at Florala City School and from there moved to the old bank building and then the old Armory Hall and finally to the present facility at Florala High School. After Mr. Chalker resigned Blurt Bell came as band direc- tor from 1958 to 1960. He was followed by Erskine Ziglar who was director from 1960- 1969, longer than any other director. Mr. Ziglarwasdirec- tor when the band moved from the old Covington County High School and became the Florala High School Band. Ziglar was responsible for improving the band by getting new uniforms and building the program to be recognized all over the state and in many areas outside the state. Mr. Tom Fowler was the next director and he stayed only one year 1969-70. The present director, Tom Maddox, came to the band in 1970 and except for a few months active duty in the service, has been director since and has done a marvelous job with the band. During the time he was in the service, Hal Waggoner, now a band director at Hartford, was director of the Florala band. Under Maddox the band has rated superior at the South- eastern State Marching Band Festival both years and rated excellent at State Concert Band Contest this year. This ex- cellent rating was bettered by only one band in the state. Maddox and the Wildcat Band have participated in all foot- ball games during each season and has been one of the high- lights of the Masonic Dayparade at the annual June 24th cele- bration. Saving His Strength Si--I have, without a doubt, the laziest rooster in the world. Hiram-Just how lazy is he, St? SI--WelI. he has never crowed in his life. He just waits for another rooster to crow-then nods his head. W. S. HARLAN PTA ELECTS NEW '72-"73 OFFICERS The Parent Teacher Associa- tion of W. S. Harlan School of Lockhart held their last meet- ing of the 1971-72 school term Tuesday night, May 23 and in- stalled Curt Savage as presi- dent for the 1972-73 school year. Other officers installedwere: Mrs. Nolin Laird, vice pre- sident; Mrs. Helen Robbins, se- cretary and Mrs. Birdie Adams, treasurer. Study Club Installs New Officers Mrs. Marcus Gunter was hostess for the last meeting of the Study Club at her lovely suburban home on May I0. Spring flowers decorated the living room. Delicious dessert and coffee was served to the mem- bers. Mrs. Henry Williamson, pre- sident, presided over thebusi- ness session. Annual committee reports were given. Mrs• Syril Faine, prospectus committee chairman, gave out the year books for the next club year. Mrs. Paul Petrey installed the new officers who were: pre- sident, Mrs. Louis Eiland; vice president, Mrs. SeymourGiten- stein; secretary, Mrs. J. F. Holley; treasurer, Mrs. Jerry McDaniel. After a discussion of thegood programs for the past year the meeting adjourned. LBW SUMMER REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN JUNE 6 Rngistration for the summer quarter at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College will be held on Tuesday, June 6, begin- ning at 8:30 a.m. The schedule for the Summer quarter has been divided into two sessions. This has been ar- ranged so that students may attend one or both of the terms during the summer months. Classes for the first session will begin on June 7 and end July 14. The second session will run from July 18 to August 23. Registration for high school students interested in participa- ting in the Accelerated High School Program forthesummer will be held at the same time. All classes will be held in the air-conditioned administra- tion building on the LBW cam- pus. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JUNE Dorothy Rainer Sellars Dance Present "An Evening Of Dance, 1 • "An Evening of Dance, 1972", the nineteenth annual production of the Dorothy Rainer Sellars Studio of Dancing, will be pre- sented on Thursday and Friday evenings, June 8 and 9 at the Florala High School Auditor- ium. Curtain time is 8:30. This year's production fea- rues a cast of one hundred eigh- teen students, ages six to eigh- teen, from Andalusia, Florala, Geneva, Kinston, Opp, Alabama; and Crestview, 'DeFuniak, Lau- rel Hill, Baker, and Ponce de Leon, Florida. Twelve college and high school students will work as stage and lighting as- sistants. The entire show is choreo- graphed, arranged, and directed by Dorothy Rainer Sellars. ha- TWO HOOTEN GIRLS RECEIVE SPECIAL HONORS Miss Becky Hooten, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hooten of Perry, Georgia, has been named valedictorian of the Senior Class at the West- field School in Perry. She delivered the valedictory at gra- duation ceremonies May 26. Miss Hooten plans to continue her education at Georgia Sguthern in Statesboro, Geor- gia this fall, majoring in math. Miss Debby Hooten was named recently as one of 400 students in Georgia to attend the 1972 Governor's Honors P.rogram at Wesleyan College this sum- mer. Debby was selected in the field of English. At recent Honor Day activities, she was also the winner of a certificate of merit for scholarship given by the State of Georgia and the University of Georgia. Debby will be a senior at the West- field School in Perry this fall. She also is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hooten. Mr. and Mrs. Hooten were .born and reared in Lockhart. He Is the son of J. F. Hooten and the late Mrs. HootenofLockbart and she is the former Marilyn Parrish, daughter of Mrs. C. C• Parrish and the late C. C. Par- rash of Lockhart. Both are gra- duates of Florala Covington County High School. Facing Up To It Student--If I should kiss you, what would you do? Coed--I never meet an emergency until it arises. Student--And then? Coed--I meet it face to face. tionallyrecognized for her dents from the creative teaching and out- Junior, and Senior standing, '~professional-like" her school. A student productions. "An Even- number will be trig of Dance" has become the Honor students: high point of cultural events in Andalusia; Louisa ! south Alabama. Sandy Wiess and "Happy Holidays" provides ford, DeFuniak; the theme for a program of vis, Laurel Hill. ballet, tap, and folk dances in a The overall light and festive mood. 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