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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 THE FLORALA NEWS " JUNE 6j Paxton Garden Club Hears Story Of Rose by Pat Brown FLOWER OF THE MONTH .. Roses date back to centuries B.C. Through the ages they have played a colorful role in history, religion, art and ro- mance. A rose motif has ap- peared on stamps, fabrics, coins, china and countless oth- er objects. The name Rose has been given many girls. It's fragrance has been preserved in perfumes for centuries. It's flavor has been used in every- thing from soups to desserts, including such fanciful dishes as rose hip puree, poached fish a la rose, rose petal pudding and pralines a la rose. Gour- mets still treasure a touch of Wild garlic planted with ro- ses and bathing plants regularly with soap will help to ward off insects. For hard headed bugs chemical controls can be used. Roses are named after a per- son, place or characteristis. Growth structures determine classification. Classifications are hybrid tea, floribunda, gr- andiflora, ployanthas, hybrid perpetural, climbers, creep- ers, miniatures and tree type. Inquiry about rose societies, literature on selection and cul- ture of roses can be sent to the American Rose Society, 4048 Roselea Place, Columbus, Ohio 43214. The secret of growing roses rose water, rose wine, rose is sunshine. Six hours of sun- hips or rose petals in their shine in the early part of the cookery. To provide abundant blooms. $ schedule to maintain includ- es spraying, irrigation each week, grooming, fertilizing af- ter each flush of bloom, prun- ing and mulching during each winter season. If you are a beginning rose grower, choose plants from the best varieties available of con- tainer grown or field-grown packaged plants. Pull away the package and check roots, don't buy if badly shriveled. Plants should have a minimum of two plump, green canes and no diseases or dryed out spots. Ever blooming varieties graft- ed on Rosa fortuniana rootstock are best. Plant the day of purchase. Dig hole, prepare soil, place a mound of soil in bottom and spread roots over it. Next refill, pushing the soil down firmly as you do. The large bump or bulge above the roots should be two inches below the soil. Anchor, tamp down and build a small dirt ring around the outside to hold water. Add a half-cup of epsom salt to the soil surface to promote ric- her color, thicker petals and stronger roots. Roses prefer deep watering about twice a week. To feed and water roses at the same time, bury a large fruit can opened at both ends, between day and shade from the hot af- ternoon sun is needed. Soil should be loose, fertile and well-drained. Your County Ex- tension Agent can test soil for PH and fertilizer amendments needed. Mulch reduces loss of soil moisture, weed growth and pro- vide some nutrients of plants. After planting, apply a two-inch layer of any of these: compost, hay, sawdust, pine needles, pe- can shells, sugar cane bagasse, oak leaves,, wood chips or pine bark. Peanut shells may con- tain parasitic nematodes and shouldn't be used unless fumi- gated. Cut flowers with sharp knife or pruning shears, make clean cut above a well developed five- leaflet leaf. It is bad for the plant to let flowers die on the vine. Keep center of plant open and free for sunlight. When receiving roses, im- mediately fill a container with hot water. Cut stem ends oa a slant and place in hot water. This prolongs the life of cut roses because hot water ex- pands the stein pores and allows more water to reach blooms. A package of flower preserva- tive, aspirin or citric soft drink may be added to water when arranging roses. Refe- rences: Plants are Like Poe- pie, Baker, Jerry: Rose Cul- ture, Cooperative Extensiom each rose. Fill can half full of pea pebbles, add a handful Service, University of Gaines- of rose food to can once a rifle. month. sag Retirement ITEMS OF INTEREST.. MAY MEETING. The 1976 club project was completed when members ga- thered at the Paxton High School Library to present three Na- tional Geographic Society Books. Mrs. Sarah Ganey, Librarian accepted the books entitled, "We Americans", "American Indian" and Na- tional Geographic World Atlas Fourth Edition. Pat Brown conducted the ce- remony to install the 1976-77 officers: Sally Merrifield, Pre- sident; Madolyn Johnston, Vice President; Betty Mixson, Trea- surer; Mary Watson, Recording Secretary, and Cynthia King, Corresponding Secretary. Out-going President , Greg McClellan was presented an engrav~l Silver tray as a token of appreciation for organizing the club, being Charter Presi- dent in 1973 and serving three consecutive terms. Madolyn Johnston and Greg McClellan were recognized for having perfect attendance for 1975-76. Mary Nell Finley won the Gardener of the Year Award with 1,080 activity points. Her name will be added to the pla- que which will hang for one year in the winners home. Mary Wat- son was runner up with' 1,055 points. President Grog McClellan presided at the May 25th meet- ing at the Paxton Community Center. Treasurer Betty Mixson read the Garden Club Prayer. A re- pert on finances was given. Next years dues were received by those wishing to pay in advance. Secretary Pat Brown called the roll which members answ- ered with their favorite flower. Minutes of the previous meet- ing were read. Each member was presented a corsage of the club flower, the marigold. Greg McClellan was appoint- ed chairman of the bicentennial booth committee. It was de- cided each member should make the items they do best to sell in the booth and are responsi- ble to put a price tag on and deliver items to the booth at Lake'DeFuniak on July Znd or notify someone to pick up the items. Following the. meeting, mem- bers enjoyed the fellowship the gaily decorated room. A Bi- centennial motif was used with an arrangement of red roses, white daisies, blue hydrangea in:a mustache cup. Red, white and blue candles were used along with a miniature Am- erican Flag. Members attending were Ca- therine Boswell, Pat Brown, Mary Nell Finley, Hazel Jack- son, Madolyn Johnston, Cynthia King, Grog McClellan, Maude McClellan, Betty Mixson, Sally Merrifield, Jewell Presley, Ju- anita Radford, and Mary Wat- son. Gladys Looney has been un- dergoing tests at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Missis- sippi. PGC summer recess, meet- ings resume T.uesday, Septem- Imr IM |ff/l. : !i~!i !~/:i!i; MEMBERS OF THE Paxton Garden Club presented three Na- tional Geographic Society Books to the Paxton High School Lib- rary. Mrs. Sarah Ganey, librarian, accepted the books entitled, "We American," "American Indians" and the Natio~ graphic World Atlas Fourth Edition. Miss Gomillion Graduates From Huntington Kay Gomillion, daughter of annualcommencement pro- Mrs. Betty Gomillion of Flo- gram. rala and JoeIGomillion of Lock- Ninety-nine degrees were awarded during the college's hart, graduated ~nagna cum I22nd commencement program. (I~.--~"~ laude and was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree with 11 a major in business adminis- a tration from Huntington College PERSONAL in Montgomery. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bass from // ,[ .':: ] / Miss Gomillion was award- Phenix City, "visited with his L~~--~--~--~ /___ _Florala, Ala ed her degree in ceremonies parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil "~ t............~ Imld oa Mall I$ at Hm~'s Bass over the past weekend. mzw OFFIClmS oCth l~mtm O~nlm Clmt ~m (i~mm Idt) la~ i~tUl~kl, i~mmm; Madam Johnston, vice-president; Mary Watson, recording secretary; Cyntlds King, corresponding se- cretary, and Betty Mixson, treasurer. My Sincere Thank s To The Fine People Of The Florala And Lockhart Area. '!il~'~'~ ......... ~i~!~!ii!~i Forty years of dedication in the field of education, with 20 of those years in the field of special education, were spot- lighted for Mrs. Marie W. Sight- ler in a celebration at the W. S. Harlan Cafeteria on Thursday, May Z7, when faculty and staff members served as hosts. The luncheon tables were covered with white linen cloths with lace borders. A floralar- rangement was in the center of the table. Gifts were displayed on a separate table covered with a gold linen cloth bordered with gold lace, a beautiful floral arrangement of gladiolus ser- ver as the centerpiece. Murry Johnson, principal of W. S. Harlan, presented Mrs. Sightler with gifts from the faculty and staff and Mrs. Sightler's family. A delicious luncheon of Chef Salad, party crackers, pimento cheese triangles with straw- berry short cake, iced tea, and coffee was served by the school's lunchroom staff. Mrs. Sightler was attractive- ly dressed for the occasion in a two-piece beige dress. She ............. wore a corsage of yellow and orange gladiolus buds, tied witk mint green satin ribbon, a gift from the faculty. Mrs. Sightler is a member of the Judson Baptist Churck and the mother of two sons, Glen and David Sightler. Special guests attending tim luncheon were: Mrs. David Sightler, daughter-in-law of tim honoree; Mrs. Glen Sightler, daughter-in-law of the honoree; Kay Sightler, granddaughter of the honoree and J. Murry King, Superintendent of Cov- ington County Schools. Mrs. Sightler will be greatly missed by everyone, accord- ing to school spokeswoman. But everyone at the school wishes Mrs. Sightler happiness, good health and dream coming true during her retirement. ,~ Making the luncheon meal possible were members of the lunchroom staff Mrs. Clio B. Norris, Mrs. Janie M. Brooks, Mrs: Sara Gamble, Mrs. Evelyn J. Harrison, Mr. William Cot- ton. School custodians are Mrs. era L. Wilson and Bliss G. Thomasson. MRS. SIGHTLER RECEIVES GIFT. Mrs. Marie W. SigMler was honored wl~ llme~ by faculty and staff members at W. S. Harlan upon her retirement after 40 years of service in edu- cation. Mrs. Sightler is shown receiving a gift from Murry Johnson, principal of W. S. Harlan Jr. ~ IdmoL On tlm ~ hl J. MInTy KJ~, ml~~nt of Covington County Schools. PERSONAL The Reverend and Mrs. Lu- filer M. Stephenson of Pensa- cola were weekend visitors of their sisters: Miss Vera Gi- wins, Mrs. Eunice Jones, Mrs. .......... Verna Geohagan and Mrs. Beu- lah Slaughter. Thank you one and II the fine vote you gave me this election. A Special Thank to the people who worked so fa ful on my beh; If. My promise to the people of this District--I Will work Diligently with your Com s ioner. APPRECIATION ii, ,~i,ilil]i'ii! I am taking this method of expressing my appreciation to the fine people who supported me, and to those who did not see fit to vote for me in the race for Commissioner, I also express my appreciation to those who have supported me in the past. r I A t Luncheon PRESENT AT A LUNCHEON held to honor Mrs. Marie Sightler was members of the faculty and staff at W. S. Harlan Jr. High School. They were: (seated, from left) Mrs. James D. Odom, Miss Frencell Mount, Mrs. Allen Cook, Sr., Mrs. Ha- rold Geohagan, Mrs. Murry Johnson, Mrs. Warren Lee, Mrs. Willie Judson, Mrs. T. J. Maddox and Mrs. John H. Bass (Standing, from left), Mrs. Merle Las- siter, W. Bernard Martin, Mrs. Willard Powell, Mrs. Danny Harrison, Murry Johnson, Principal, Mrs. Marie W. Sightler, honoree, J:. Murry King, Super- intendent, Mrs. Towanda D. Stinaon, Paul M. Wallace, Mrs. Charles G. Steven- son, Jr., and Mrs. Carlos A. Powell. I congratulate my opponent, Mr. W. W. Har- per, who was elected, and assure him of my closest cooperation. I want to help keep Covin- gton Couvty one of the leading and most prog- ressive counties in Alabama.