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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ]JECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. FLORALA NEWS - JUNE 6, 1976 PAGE 5 .n Editorial Mari uana Cont. From Front tions ntors is graduation time for the class of 1976. Florala News wishes to take this oppor- ty to offer our congratulations to the seniors Paxton and Laurel Hill High Schools. seniors have completed 12 long, hard iYears of study to prepare them for the real of business. of the seniors will begin college to fur- ~r their education, others will go to techni- schools and others will join the armed for- We wish all of them well in their chosen Others will be entering the job mar- xn an attempt to find a rewarding career further formal education, we wish them best of luck also. at a time like graduation, the citizens of Florala area need to stop and think about many of those students who have grown up Our area will be leaving, never to return. these seniors graduating this year be able to Florala four years from now, after is complete, and find good jobs withg~od Or will they have togo somewhere else for work? this area have anything to offer the young we have spent time and money on training? much industry is there here for them to back home to? How many new jobs will available for those graduates entering the job this summer? How many will take their and move on to a more progressive where jobs are available? we want industry in our area? Do we want )ortunities for the young? Do we want parcel lid and three packs of marijuana seeds and other drugs, according to George Szpek with the Sheriff's De- partment. The raid took place on Mon- day, May31. In another Covington Coun- ty raid, two juveniles were ar- rested. The Sheriff's Depart- ment found 19 growing mari- juana plants and a small amount that had just been harvested wrapped in tin foil. This raid took place near Florala at the Antioch community, according to Szpek. Ms. Bates Cont. From Front of Florala High School. She attended Judson College and Troy State University. In 1975 she graduated magna cum laurie from TSU where she was a member of Phi Kappa Pi, na- tional honor society, Spries, honor society for senior wo- men and Circle K, service or- ganization. She received the Outstand- ing Journalism Graduate Award for showing the outstanding studies in journalism. She has been employed in Foley, Ala- bama as Associate Editor of The Onlooker since her gra- duation. "I am very happy to be able to return to Florala and work with The Florala News. If I can ever assist anyone with news coverage or advertising, please call on me," Ms. Bates said. She is the daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Jee Bates of Florala. people may say no! But we say yes! had better have some new growth and we better have more opportunities for young in this town or soon we won't have any left. all our graduates of 1976 have to leave area to find work, our future has .left us. Police Nab Two On Pot Charges by Liz Bates Johnny Landerfelt, 17, and David Evans, 17, both of Bir- mingham, were arrested on May 31 and charged with violation of Alabama Controlled Sub- stance Act. Florala Police Of- fleers Hayward Thomas and. Carl Rndd made the arrest. The officers stopped the car in which Landerfelt and Evans were riding because they could not see a tag. Upon stopping the vehicle they smelled a pe- culiar odor and investigated lu- ther and found wha~appeared to be marijuana on one of the sub- jects. A search of personal belong- ings resulted in the officers finding one more bag of what appeared to be marijuana. a third person in the car was not arrested. The youths are being held in the Florala Jail. JACKSON FISHERMEN - This handsome string of than- was caught last Monday night by J. D. Bulger and his Clary on Beautiful Lake Jackson. From 5:00 p.m. they caught 9 and lost about that many more, averaging pounds a piece. ~ays he used to drive 100 miles or more to get in some but now he catches all he and his friends can eat some, right here in Florala and has such a good time in He recently had a big fish fry for his friends and 50 to 75 pounds in the'freezer. They freeze their fish and they are just as good as when fresh caught. what he fishes for catfish with? Chicken guts of all The first nation to recognize the independence of the United States was Frmmm. Lorely Hand Crafted Gift Items For A it Occasions. lieautiful Macrame..-Piant Hangings Paintings Miss Lindsey Operated By Emma Mackumbler Cheryl B. Harris K wik-Chec k, Andalusia, A l~) (We are interested in taking in hand-crafts on consignment) Graduates Peggy Lindsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gorman R. Lind- sey of Florala, was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music education from Huntingdon College on May 16 during the annual commence- ment program. Miss Lindsey was one of 99 receiving degrees during the 122nd commencement program. ii !iii!i~ii:i!! ii GENERAL SCHOOL AWARDS PRESENTED BY PRINCIPAL CHARLES b'TE- VENSON, Winners, seated, from left, Ramona~ Sightler, perfect attendance, grade I0; Norma Bradberry, perfect attendance, grades I0 and 12; Maria Sauls, English; Kathy Caraway, perfect attendance, grade I0, English, Color guard Cap- tain and leadership; Diane Mickelson, band and leadership; Ben Martin, math, I Dare You Award & Book; Wayne Dennis, perfect attendance, grade 11 and 12; David Maddox, English and football; Melanie McDaniel, salutatorian, English, accounting and business; Steve Sexton, perfect attendance, grade 10 and 12; Standing, from left, Hence Hutcheson, perfect attendance, grade 11 and 12 and English; Edward Jackson, perfect attendance 9, 10, ll.and 12; Lydia Larkins, P. E. and English; Jeffery Owens, athletics; Sherry Anthony, perfect attendance 9, 10, 11 and 12; Marty Byrd, math; Susan Hartzog, perfect attendance 10 and 11; John Albert Matthews, perfect attendance 9, 10, 11 and 12; Pare Harrison, per- fect attendance 9 and 10, helpfulness; Darlene Skanes, perfect attendance 9, 11 and lZ; Rlmnda PhiUlim, Eogllmlz, Im~i~, imrhm~'t attlmlam~ 9, 10 nd 12; b"ybll Barnes, accounting; Belinda Miller, perfec~ attendance 9, 10, 11 and 12; Angela Bradley, perfect attendance grade 11 and vocal music; Beverly Miller, perfect attendance 10, 11, 12; Frank Dawson, agribusiness; LaJuan York, perfect atten- dance, grade 10 and 11, Yearbook; Don Bradley, perfect attendance 9, Music, Band and Drum Major; Sonya Moseley, valedictorian, perfect attendance 9, 10, 11 and 12, English, accounting and math; Paul Bedsole, science; and Rhea Yar- brough, English, typing honor roll, perfect attendance, grade I2, Home Economics - Betty Crocker Search for Leadership in Family Living, Citizenship - I Dare You Award and Book. Not pictured, are Ricky Anderson, president of senior class; Susan Franklin, P.E.; David Goldsmith, helpfulness; Sandra Henderson, helpfulness, Hieu Ngu- yen, physics; Truong Nguyen, English; Dorinda Peterson, Library, perfect at- tendance, grade 12; Victor Weeks, football; Amelia Worley, library, perfect at- tendance 9 and 10. MRS. WILLIE BASS presents tlm Christmas Luncheon and Saving Club Scholarship to Edward Jackson. Mrs. Frances YELLOW ROSE SAVING CLUB AWARDS. Those receiving awards, seated, from left, Lydia Bryant serves the club as President. Larkins, Sherry Anthony, Shirley Brazzell and Mrs. Eva Parker who made the presentation; standing, from left, John Albert Mattlmws, Edward Jackson, Fra/IMwmm aid JdlMry Owens. Miss Caraway To Attend State Beverly Caraway has been chosen to represent Florala High School at the 1976 session of Girls State to be held at Huntingdon College Campus in Montgomery, June 6-12, 1976. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Girl State is a laboratory of practical gov- ernment - a personal applica- tion of the duties, responsibil- Ities, and privileges of Am- erican Citizenship. For one week she will become a citizen in the mythicial "State" taking an active part in the political life of her com- munity, campaigning and elec- Ung city, county and state of- ficials. She will learn the operation of government by participating in party caucu- ses, through the election of governor and state officials. Knowledgeable speakers on the various levels of state, county and city government will en- lighten the young women of their responsibilities. Beverly plans to campaign for the office of Sheriff. Be- verly will speak to her spon- soring organization American Legion Auxiliary and to other clubs upon invitation, about her experiences at Girls State. Beverly is the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Jim Cara- way and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wess Thomas of Enterprise, Alabama, Mrs. Elizabeth Caraway of Bonifay, Florida and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Caraway of Panama City, Florida. Beverly was selected to at- tend Girls State because of her outstanding participation as a student at Florala High School. There she is a mem- ber of the Office Staff, Var- sity Cheerleader, captain; FHA, Vice President of Projects; Science Club and F Club. She is a member of Damas- cus Baptist Church. | m Mickelson Captures .. Mlu MICKI~[,M)M Award Diane Mickelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Mickelson of Route I, Florala, was honor- od Senior Night with the highest award a high school band mem- l~r can receive, the John Phil- lip Sousa Band Award. This is a first for a Florala Wildcat Band member. The award is sponsored by the Flo- rala-Lockhart Rotary Cluband Nch year will be presented to a mmior band member showing leadership and exhibiting qualities of dedication and lo- yalty to the band. Miss Mickelson possesses these qualities and in addition ~m showed outstanding ac- eomplishment in instrumental music. She, for several years, RHEA YARBROUGH AND PAUL BEDSOLE SHARE BETA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP HONORS. The FHS Beta Club usually awards one scholarship, but had trouble making a decision this year, so they made two awards. The winners are decided by Beta members and their sponsor. has been an exceptional mem- her of the Florala Wildcat Mar- ching Band, having begun in the sixth grade while attending W. S. Harlan in Lockhart. Along with the award, she also received a marble desk set, a lapel pin and a certificate. The award will hang in the Wildcat band room with each recipient's name inscribed on the plaque. Winners of the John Phillip Sousa Band Award are nominat- ed by members of the band with the final decision coming from the band director, Mr. Andy Alsup and members of the FHS administration. "Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze." Battling Henry Armstrong was the only boxer ever to hold three world champion- ships at once. In 1939, Arm- strong held the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight championships simulta- neously !