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NEWS - JUNE 6, 1976 tts Performing Evening Of Dance' For June 10, 11 of Dance, -third annual Rain- of Dance, will at the Opp High on Thursday June I0 time is 8:00 is no charge for Wilkerson, gra- at Paxton High honored recently at of Mrs. James Laird, E 5 North, Lockhart, with Mrs. Nolan hostess. room was decor- School colors of red With red, white and balloons the chandelier With a red backed invitation lettered '16. "An Evening of Dance" is widely hailed as the finest pre- sentation of amateur students in this area. Its director, Mrs. Sellars, has received national recognition for the high quality and professional-like standards maintained in this production. Her most recent honor is selec- tion to appear in the 1976 edi- tion of "Personalities of the South" in recognition of past achievements in the arts and outstanding service to commu- nity and state. "An Evening of Dance, 1976" is a program of dances set to music of American composers. Among these are some of the all-time greats: Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Lerner and Lowe, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Creamer and Layton, Leroy An- derson, Victor Herbert and oth- ers. Highlight of the evening will! be a ballet choreographed by' Mrs. Sellars to "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin. The ballet, based on classical tech- nique is rendered in free-form movement, and uses the "Rhap- sody" in its entirety. The one hundred twenty-one students performing are from Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Elba and Kinston, Alabama; Crest- view, DeFunlak, Paxton, Baker and Laurel Hill, Florida. Andalusia students perform- lag are: Buddy Bryan, Scar- lett Bryan, Becky Lowry, Lisa Lowry, Missy Lowry, Mickey Purnell, Julie Taylor, Philippa Taylor and Melissa Weed. Students from Oppare: Emily Albright, Tracy Atkins, Leah Belcer, Donna Beothe, Tonya Boutwell, Carrie Bracke, Ben- ton Bruce, Susannah Bruce, Juddi Cain, Kay Cowen, Scott Daniels, Carmel Davis, Cindy Donaldson, Lynn Donaldson, Michelle DuBose, Rebecca Dy- ess, Emily Edgar, Melanie Ed- pr, Mindell Edgar, Jan Gun- nels, Julie Gunnels,'DebbiS Hicks, Lea Johnson, Lyn Johns- ton, Robin Kelley, Wauda Mar- let, Beth Miller, Joan Morris, Beth Moulton, Karen Mc- Cullough, Chance McCurley, Kim Norris, Churl Northrop, Derma Rasey, Renay Rogers, Kim Roquemore, Kristin Sel- lers, Stacy Sellers, SusanSenn, Julie Sorrells, Missy Sorrells, Susan Sorrells, Jill spurlin, Karla Spurlin, Kelle Taylor, Stephanie Tisdale, Lisa Wal- ler, Kimberly Waiters, Tim Weeks and Susan White. Florala students are: Lorl Cassady, Pare Cook, Karen George, Missy George, Jennif- er Greene, Remla Laird, Rouda Moseley, Sonya Moseley, Sis- sie Savage, Sonya Spears, Flora Zorn and Susanne Zorn. Klnston students are: Cecilia Patterson, Kathy Patterson, Kelly Patterson and Joan Step- hens. From Elba are: Marga- ret Cox, Michelin Cox and Kathy Tucker. DeFuniah Springs students are: Karen Caylor, Sarah Cos- son, Sharon Cosson, Leigh Elin Davis, Tammy DeShazo, Debbie Griffith, Vicki Grifflth, Libby Hedges, Victoria Howell, Gay Huggins, Sandra King, Vicki Lindsey, Donna Parish, Mau- reen Roberts, Laurie Spence, Llbby Spence, Dugan Wiess, Julia Wiess, Brenda Wilkinson and Jerri Wilkinson. Students from Crestview are: Grog Adams, Jairus Adams, Mary Lisa Allen, Nola Currie, Cathy Fleming, Jennifer James, Sara Lee, Kelley Martin, Randy Merritt and Christy Osburn. Paxton students are: Tammy Birge, Tins Birge, Sharon John- son, Susan Johnson, Laurie Mathis, Janie Tucker, Melanin Worley and Tessa Worley. From Baker are: Vanessa Brunson, Brenda Courtney, Kelly Johnson and Melody Thompson; and from Laurel Hill: Ellwynn Caton. Miss McDaniel Were nurved buffet little Miss Remla Liuda Wilkerson Mrs. Jerry McDaniel ho- Dell Mclntosh at- nored her daughter, Melanie, with 'a luncheon on Tuesday, included Hawaiian May Z5th. Three life-long cocktail onions, friends -- the Misses Sonya corn chips, Moseley, Rhea Yarbrough and cake and colas. LaJuan York shared in the oc- Were honoree De- casion. These four young la- senior sponsor, dies are members of this year's teachers, graduating class at Florala and Mrs. High School. Thorn. Graduating The girls gathered in the liv- Mixson, Mary ins room of the McDaniels' Rita Casey, Ma- home where they were served McClellan, sparkling white grape juice Margaret David- cocktails and asked to regis- Joan Beard, ter in a guestbook prepared es- and baby daugh- .pecially for the occasion by al, Wilma Carpenter Mrs. McDaniel. A single red of honoree, Mrs. satin rose, the class flower, Sees Slides Honored With Lunch Garden Club meeting in the s. Betty Gomillion members and attending. attending were Gomillion, hostess, Mrs. Nolan. Kay and Beratta Larry Wood- A. T. McRa. attending Mrs. Alton Eu- Birge, Miss Mrs. E. B. rs. A. C. Hudge, Hutcheson, Mrs. llutcheson, Mrs. Rhonalda Lancaster, Mrs. Ja- mes Laird. Mrs. T. J. Mad- dox, Mrs. Morris Myerson, Mrs. W. T. Perry, Mrs. J. E. Scarbroogh, Mrs. J. C. Tew and Mrs. Hobson Vaun. After a short business ses- sion, Mrs. Rhonalda Lancas- ter introduced the program "Roses", with Mrs. A. T. McRae showing slides of rose gardens and other flowering annuals and Mrs. LarryWood- ham giving descriptions. At the conclusion of view- tug the slides, the members and guests were served Ha- waiian Meat Balls, fritoes, cake, coffee and colas. quet Honors rch Seniors adorned the front cover of this book. Inside were pictures of each girl present, framed in gold. Added to their writ- ten comments will be pictures, clippings and other memora- bilia of these very special days of graduation. R is hoped that this book can be carried to the first reunion of the Class of '76. From the piano, a wise old owl perched a top a lamp of khowledge encircled with ivy, watched over the girls as they reminisced, laughed, and per- Imps, shed a surreptitious tear or two. The luncheon hour found the young ladies entering the dining room through French doors over which a banner held by a flower bedecked diploma at one end and by a mortarboard at the other end spelled out "Congratulations" in gold let- ters, The girls served themsel- ves from silver appointments and were then seated at a table covered with a sheer white cloth of imported makylene over blue. The matching napkins were ringed with enameled flowers which repeated the colors of the pink rosebuds, blue and yel- low iris, yellow statice, and gypsophilia in the silver bowl in the center of the table. On either side of this centerpiece were unusual hurricane lamps of frosted glass which, when lighted, appeared to have flut- tering pink and blue butterflies inside. Pastel butterflies also decorated the placecards and nestled naturally among the flowers in the centerpiece. Min- iature bouquets of pink, blue, yellow, and white silk roses in tiny white ceramic vases marked each place and were keepsake favors for the girls to take home. First Assem- held a Bi- on May Z5 hall to honor Miss Eliza- guests at table, which was a floral at- tad a Liberty Bell were ushered into which was de- white and blue. for the head Uncle Sam's hat coming out of either side of the a 1776 and 1976 D Was decorated with iniature gradua- were in the meal was Yard Mean Taters, Meat, Red, White Cannon Balls, and Sp- Mrs. Clara Bass, mistress of ceremonies, introduced the graduates and their parents. Each girl was presented with a Bicentennial corsage and each boy was pre- sented a patriotic club bouton- niere. The honored graduates were: Miss Dorrinda Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Char- les Brown; Miss Patty Ander- son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Anderson; Miss Flecla Merrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Merrill and Mr. Paul Bedsole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rhett Bedsole. Miss Patsy Pickron present- ed a recitation of "What is a girl?" and Miss Wanda Taylor presented a recitation of"What is a boy?" A skit was given by Mrs. Clara BaSs. Brother Raymond Taylor was speaker for the evening. Following his rues- sake, each graduate was pre- sented a gift by their C. A. sponsor, Mrs. Catherine Pet- erson. Five-branched silver can- dielabra on the buffet held blue tapers twined 'round the base with miniature pink roses. On a console were a pair of im- ported French crystal hur- ricane lamps filled with pink roses. A gold mortarboard with a rolled diploma tied with blue ribbons rested on a cushion of pink roses between these lamps. The girls enjoyed a menu of Chicken Saute' with new potatoes, Emerald congealed salad garnished with slices of almond and red pimento, squash casserole, onion-cheese sup- per bread, tea, and meringues filled with fresh strawberries topped with whipped dream. After lunch, the girls re- turned to the living room for a picture taking session and more talk. Mrs McDaulel them presented each young lady with a beautifully wrapped gift of eeedlecrafl. :i:ii !ii!iiii00:i:!(iiii://00iill iii00: i/iii!i // Mn. Decker Miss Robbins Weds Mr Decker The Auburn United Metho- dist Church of Auburn, Ala- bama, was the setting for a candlelight wedding on May Z9th at 7 p.m., when Diana Marie Robbins became the bride of Robert Decker. Reverend Charles R. Britt, pastor of the church, officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Robbins. The bride groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvil Decker. Mrs. Claude Gossett, orga- nist, played nuptial music as wedding guests arrived. The wedding was performed before a background of southern Smilax and magnolia filled into tree candletabra holding long white tapers. Seven branched candlelabra were used in the choir section and at floor le- vel. Votive candles outlined the railing filled with trailing ivy and greenery. Brass altar vases held arrangements of co- lorful mixed spring flowers, Snapdragons, iris, majestic daisies and tulips. Miss Helen Nix, of Centre* ville, attended the bride as maid of honor Other atten- dants were Mxss Vicki Deck- er, sister of the bride groom; Mrs. Bob Sawyer, Monroeville; Miss Knki Gordon, Pensacola, Florida and Miss Jennifer Rob- bins, sister of the bride, served as junior bridesmaid. The attendants were gowned alike in nile green chiffon and taffeta formal gowns featuring wide necklines outlined with double ruffled collars. The bouffant skirts had deep hem- line flounces circling the skirts. The bridesmaids carried na- tural straw baskets filled with a mixture of spring flowers, snapdragons, iris, tulips, dai- sies and gypeophelta. Small bows with streamers were at- tached to the handlesofthebas- kets with ivy cascading. All the attendants wore small hairpieces of daisies and gyp- sopheila with natural greens and small ribbons. Given in marriage by her fa- ther, the bride wore a formal gown of ivory silk organza la- vishly enhanced with seed pearls and Alencon lace. The lace created a victorian neck- line above a keyhold yoke and overlaid the empire bodice. The long fitted sleeves were appli- qued. with Alencon lace and created deep fitted cuffs. The A-line skirt, which swept back into a chapel length train, was completely circled with a scalloped band of lace above the wide hemline band. Panels of Alencos lace were placed down the sides of the front skirt from waist to the hem. She wore a full length veil poised over a dutch bonnet of matching Alencon lace. The scalloped veil was outlined in a double row of seed pearls with motifs of the lace placed in each of the scallops. The bride carried a cascade bouquet of white bridal roses, stephanotis and gypsopbella centered with a white royal bou- quet orchid and attached to a white bible. Her only jewelry was heirlOom pearls and mat- ching earrings. Malcolm Landers of Whiton, served the bride groom as best man. Groomsmen were Rickey Couch, Union Grove; Bill Slade, College Park, Georgia, and Bill Ham of Auburn. Mrs. Robbins chose for her daughter's wedding a peach co- lored formal length gown of chiffon over taffeta, featuring a A-neckline with a delicate chif- fon detachable caplet. The gown gracefully flower into tiers of chiffon down the A-line skirt. She wore a white cattleya or- chid. Mrs. Decker was .attired for the wedding in a floor length gown of blue Qiana trimmed with beaded Venice lace. The mo- ther of the groom wore a cor- sage of white cattleya orchids. Mrs. P. B. Cooper, of Opp, grandmother of the bride, wore a floor length gown of pastel pink crepe. The ensemble was fashioned with a matching jac- ket. Mrs. Donna Ward, of Opp, great-grandmother of the bride, wore a formal length gown of blue crepe. Mrs. R . B. Docker, grand- mother of the bridegroom, wore a floor length gown of aqua crepe 'de shine. The grand- mothers wore corsages of Roy- al Bouquet orchids. Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Robhins entertained wedding guests with a reception in the fellowship hall of the church. Miss Sondra McLean of Or- lando, Florida, kept the bride's book. Mrs. James Lewis and Mrs. William McLean of Orlando, Mrs. Michael Henderson of Monroeville, Mrs. Rickey Couch of Union Grove and Mrs. Bill Wester of Albertville, as- sisted in serving at the recep- tion. Yellow silk organza roses were presented to guests by Miss Stephanie Lewis of Or- lando. Mr. and Mrs. Arvil Decker hosted the rehearsal dinner at Jovonn Inn in Auburn. Following a wedding trip, the couple will reside at Lake Gun- tersville. Awarded Scholarship Miss Yarbrough Rhea Yarbrongh, of Florala, is the recipient of a George C. Wallace Leadership Scho- tarship to Troy State Univer- sity. The announcement was made today by TSU President Dr. Ralph W. Adams. A senior at Florala High School, Ms. Yarbrough is edi- tor of her high school 'news- paper, is president of the high school's chapter of Beta Club, and is listed in "who's Who Among American High School Students." She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Yarbrough. PAGE 3 Dance Held To Honor 1976 Graduate, Friends Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McDa- aiel entertained their daugh- ter, Melanie, and other mem- bers of the 1976 Florala High School graduating class with an al fresco dance party last Saturday evening, May 22nd. The McDaniels decorated their porte-cochere to resem- ble an old-fashioned dance pa- vilien with red, white and blue streamers and balloons cascading down the central co- lumns. The refreshment table, covered in the same colors, was centered with an arrange- ment Of blue hydrangea, red carnations, and white gladiola in blue glass. At either end of the long table, colorful "Un- cle Sam" hats added further Bicentennial detail. Glowing red foil letters spelled out "Spirit of '76" on a fringed white banner on the wall above table. Another table, covered in red and white checks, held a . blue calico. large cake decorated with the Liberty Bell, figurines of the famous Revolutionary fife and dr trio, and "Spirit of '76" sllled out in red, white and blue. A candle grouping con- 'slsting of a large Liberty Boll candle centered between two red, white and blue block can- dles bearing the numerals 1776 and 1976 lighted this table. While the graduates and their dates danced to their favorite tapes and records, their host and Mr. Wayland Harrison gril- led hamburgers which were served with baked beans, slaw, potato chips and dip, relishes, fudge, divinity and soft drinks later in the evening. A spe- cial treat was the home- made, hand-cranked French custard vanilla ice cream ser- Ved with cake. Melanie was appropriately attired for the occasion in a bicentennial costume of figured The bodice of the dress was square-necked with long, full sleeves and trim- med with red velvet ribbon. 'Alternating squares of calico and white lace made up the long skirt. A red, white and blue choker provided the finishing touch. There to dunce away a love- ly evening were Melanie's es- cort, Craig Harrison, and the following couples: LaJuan York and Grog Edmondson, Rhea Yarbrough and Lyle Davidsen, Tammy Walker and Rusty Pe- ters, Bonita Cook and Paul Bedsole, Anne Wooten and Marry Byrd, Diane Mickelson and Mike Thomas, Cindy My- rick and Gary Bradley, and Snuya Moseley. Special guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wayland- Harrison, who very ably assisted in preparing and serving the meal. History Club Holds Last Meet The Florala History Club met In the home of Mrs. A. G. Wil- liams, Sr., for the last regular meeting of the club year on May ZOth at 3:30 p.m. Mrs.. Williams welcomed eighteen active members and three as- sociate members. Beautiful arrangements of day lillies and daisies were placed at vantage points throughout the rooms. The hostess served a delicious chicken salad plate with crisp wafers, party squares and cof- fee. Mrs. Grady Williams and Mrs. Jack Zorn assisted in serving. Mrs. W. T. Perry, president, called the meeting to order. The club collect was repeated in unison. The secretary, Mrs. P. A. Petrey, called the roll and read the minutes of the last meeting. She- announced that four members had perfect attendance for the year. They were Mrs. John E. Baldwin, Mrs. Lewis Eiland, Mrs. P. A. Petrey and Mrs. A. G. Wil- liams, Sr., who has two years perfect attendance. Correspondence was read from Mrs. A. M. McNeill, Jr., related to the memorial ser- vice held at the last meeting in honor of her mother, Mrs. T. J. Britton. Mrs. McNeill invited the members to visit the exhibit prepared by Mrs. Denver Rlchburg at the Lake- wood Post Office. Mrs. Merton Reeves gave a very interesting report of the State Convention which was held in Birmingham recently. She told about outstandiugprograms and speakers, awards, honor services, a banquet, a work- shop, and business taken up, some of which will effect the clubs next. year. The theme reported for the coming club year is "Dreams Can Become Realities." Mrs. Reeves gave each member a plastic litter- beg of favors such as those which were presented at the convention. Mrs. Perry gave the mainte- nance report. Club treasurer, Mrs. Donald Dean, gave the treasurer's report. Mrs. Otis Mathis, Mrs. John Baldwin, Mrs. Lewis Eiland and Mrs. Grady Williams were appointed as a committee to suggest changes in the by-laws and tenure of officers In ac- cordanoe with new state regu- lations. Party Honors Teacher Mrs. Marie Sightler was ho- nored with a surprise retire- ment party hosted by her class and Mrs. Bass' class at W. S. Hartan Jr. High School in Lock- hart on Wednesday, May Z6. Mrs. Sightler is retiring after teaching school for forty years with most of them in the Covington County School Sys- tem. Mrs. Stghtler was in Mrs. Murry Johnson's room, telling her fifth grade students about her teaching experience while her students were busy prepar- ing for the party. When she returned, students and guests began singing, "Happy Retire- ment. ' ' Refreshments of punch, cake, mints and party nuts were ser- ved to the class and guests.' Sharon Wade and Jaulco Wil- liams presented Mrs. Stghtler with a gift of a gown and mat- chlug slippers as a token ofap- preciatios for her dedicated work in the field of educatios. Special guests present for the party were: Mrs. Ora Lee W!l- son, Mrs. Boford Miller, Mrs. Dale J. Odom, Mrs. Bernice WorreLl, Mrs. Iris M. Lassi- ter, Mrs. Clio B. Norris, Mrs. Janie M. Brooks, Mrs. Sara Gamble, Mrs. Evelyn J. Har- risun, William Cotton, Mrs. Dorothy T. Lee, Mrs. Towanda Stinsun, Mrs. Hershel Canuey and Murry Jchnaou, principal of W. S. Harlan School. The program leader for the afternoon was Mrs. C. A. Moon whose topic was, "The Arts Today." She began with the statement that anything that is pleasing to the senses is art. Mrs. Moon had set up an at- tractive display of the many items that club members had brought which included a re- vival of the arts of long ago as well as the modern arts sod appreciation to each one of the officers for a job well done and to the members for their great cooperation to help make the club year sueceesful. On behalf of the club, Mrs. Moon presented Mrs. Perry a gift as a token of appreciation for her leadership this year. Mrs. Otis Mathis installed the following officers for the year 1976-1977: of today. Onexhibitwerequilts, President - Mrs. C. A. Moon; oil paintings, ceramics, needle- Vice President - Mrs. Donald point, macremee, needlework, Dean; Recording Secretary - crochet, pine needle hanging baskets and others. Several of the members gave interesting background information related to some of the items. In her retiring speech as president, Mrs. Perry expres- Mrs. C. A. Ganey; Correspond- lug Secretary - Mrs. Q. P. Flournoy; Treasurer - Mrs. Grady Williams. Mrs. Moon adjourned the meeting. IIII I IIIIIII III Jlnrata Neme SJCOND CLAS POrAGE PAID AT 8OUTII FIFTH ffI'REET FLORALA, ALABAMA N44Z MR. AMDMI. LARRY K. WOODHAId, EIM'rOR8 AI(D PUBER8 8UBSCRIPTIOH RATES cov",ltnu cowry, Alabama ..................... U.lS Elmmlm la Alalmmm ........................ ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBL]MMED WIEEKLY OM THURSDAY II II I IIII IIII MADSEN CRAFTERs PHONE 652.4429 NEW SUMMER HOURS: Monday Through Friday 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. FIRIN(3 SCHEDULE Leave Pick.up Bisque Fri./ Wed Tue/ Fri. Glaze Mon./ Thur Wed/Mort. Overglaze Tun. Thur. PEARL GOLD OR DECAL i ! i i TO THE PEOPLE OIF COVINOTON COUNTY I wish to Thank You most sincerely for the wonderful votes that you gave me in my race for Covington County Commissioner of District 4, on May 25th. I am humbled by your confidence and support, my special Thanks to those of you who worked actively for me. My Congratulations to my opponent. 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