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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS - JUNE 6, NARTIN THEATRi As most students are end- ing a school year and begin- ning their summer vacations, 39 young men from throughout Alabama are in the first weeks of classroom work r~,qnired to become Alabama Slate Troop- ers. They were welcomed to Ala- bama Police Academy in Mont- gomery May 5 by Colonel E. C. Dothard, Department of Public Safety Director, Academy staff members and chiefs of the De- partmont's five divisions. During their 14 weeks train- ing, Trooper recruits are pre- sented with information about a number of varied subjects by both staff instructors and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields. Beth physical and mental training are required before the men are sworn in and assigned to Posts to begin their careers as Alabama State Troopers. Among the courses presented at the Academy are constitu- tional and criminal law, physi- cal fitness, "emergency first aid, use of firearms, accident investigation and reporting, De- partment procedure, crowd control and handling of jure- niles, emotionally disturbed persons and prisoners. In ad- dition to classroom work, tile recruits will be given on-the- job training, joining experi- euced Troopers on routine pat- rots. "We are proud of the quality of _t_rainlng we are able to give To The Voters Of Florala, District 3, and all of Covington County for re-electing me to serve another four year term. I will do my very best to merit your support and vote of confidence. To those of you who didn't see fit to vote for me, I am your Commissioner, too. Feel free to call on me if there is any way I can be of service. Thanks Again, (Pd. PoL Adv. by Trent Lewis, florata, AL) aln our recruits at Alabama Police Academy," said Colonel Dot- hard. Swim Lessons Coach Paul Terry will again be heading up summer activi- ties at the Florala Slate Park and announces this week that swimming classes will begin Monday, June 7 at 9:00 p.m. for a Z-week period. There will be a fee of $8.00 dollars per person for those who wish to join the classes. cln by Liz Bates With the beginning of warm weather and a recent rabies scare in nearby Andalusia, if you haven't bad your pet vac- cinated for rabies, please do so. Dogs and other pets should be vaccinated once a year after they reach the age of three months. Since rabies is usually spread by stray dogs, they should be reported to proper authorities to be taken care of by them. Andy Cory, an Andalusia dog catcher, was bitten by a rabid dog over three weeks ago. The same dog also had bitten R. L. Williams. But Cory, who was unable to take the usual "horse serum", bad tohehos- pilalized and given a special serum made from "chick- duck" embryo. Following these two inci- dents, the city of Andalusia im- posed a strict 30 day rabies quarantine. All dogs in the city must be kept on a chain or be- hind a fence or inside during this time, according to Louis Jones DVM, County rabies in- spector. But what is rabies and what will it do? Rabies is a virus present in the saliva of an infected anim- al. It is transmitted from one warm blooded animal to ano- ther through broken skin, as in a bite or scratch. Rabies is preventable through inaocula- tiou for animals and through a series of shots to people who have been exposed to the dis- ease. Tim raMee vtnm attaclm ilm The' South Central Alabama Mental Health Beard and the South Central Alabama Region- al Council on Alcoholism si- mnilaneously made announce- ments Wednesday, May 26 of ~rsonnel and policy changes the field of Alcoholism Ser- vices. Staples L. Shearer, Executive Director of the Regional Coun- cti on Alcoholism will assume the additional duties of the Di- rector of Alcoholism Services for the Mental Health Board. This covers all services of- fered to the alcoholic in the Counties of Covington, Coffee, Crenshaw and Butler. His du- 9 goes will be located at the Council's offices in the Scherf Memorial Building in Andalusia. A. W. (Bill) Banks will con- tinue to serve the Council as Information and Referral Di- rector and win assume the ad- ditional duties of Assistant Co- ordiuator of the DWi Counter- attack Program. These personnel changes are made with the approval of both Boards in a concerted effort to coordinate Alcoholism Services and for both agencies to work together to provide maximum assistance to thealcoholtsm problem in the four county cat- chment area. Racing Pigeon Club ties also include directorshiR of the treatmeutunitcurrenil.y Holds Fifth Outing located in Florala, effectife June 1, 1976. On this date, the Unit will be re-structed to offer a 28 day, in-patieni treatment pro- gram in addition to deto~ifi- cation services. This is to include individual counseling, group therapy, tests, )ectures, films and an Alcoholic Anony- mous meeting every day of the week. It is also planned to implement an effective follow- up program for all clients af- ter they leave the Unit. Shearer will retain the title and some of the duties of the Director of the Regional Coun- cil on Alcoholism and Coord/na- tor of the DWI Counterattack Program. The Council has also announced that Mrs. Jean Nel- son Shearer will assume the du- ties of Associate Director and brain and spinal cord. This may take place from two weeks to several months after a per- sou is bitten or exposed. Once the virus reaches the brain it is always fatal. But if the bite victim receives the anti-rabies treatment soon enough, the treatment win usually prevent the disease from developing. Dogs spread rabies to people more often than other biting animals. A dog with rabies may be drowsy, look like he is paralyzed or unconscious or he may be mean and vicious and have "fits." Some ani- mals with rabies will try to bite anything in their path. But dogs and other animals can he infectious, approxima- tely one or two days before these signs show up. ff the animal does have this disease, he will always die within a few days af- ter you see these signs or symp- toms. When foxes, skunks, racco- ons and bats become infected with the rabies they spread the disease over large areas. They infect or "give" the disease to cattle and other livestock as well as cats and dogs. If a person is bitten or scratched by an animal having or suspected of having rabies, see a doctor or your health de- partmunt as soon as possible. When it is not possible to get the victim to a doctor immed- iately, carefully flush the af- fected area with soap and wa- ter and see a doctor as soon as possible. Remember, rabies, when not trutsd, iaa fatal ~. PLIMJIAMY MOME UAEMEMYAMY, best boys 4-11 ~ is Cov- ington County, front row (left to right) Dale Sanders, vice pre- sident; Mike Williams, president; Carl Giddens, song leader. Back row (left to right) John Saunders, secretary; Mrs. Shirley Whisonant, school leader; Craig Anderson, reporter, Chris Little, devotional leader. Pleasant Home Wins Best County 4-H Club The Pleasant Home Elemen- lary Boys 4-H Club won thedis- tinction of being the best boys 4-H Club in Covington County for the 1975-76 school year. The club received an engraved plaque and a banner at the 4-H awards program held at Plea- sant Home School in May. The club officers are Mike Williams, president; Dale San- ders, vice-presidont; John Saunders, secretary; CralgAn- derson, reporter; Chris Little, devotional leader; and Carl Gad- dens, song leader. Mrs. Shir- ley Whinonant, the school lea- der, played an important part in making this a good club. Each year the Covington Cou- nty 4-H Clubs selects a best boys club and s best girls club based on performance of club officers at monthly meetings, participation of members in county awards programs, exhi- bits by the 4-H'ers in the schools, and conduct of mem- bers during meetings. Some of the purposes of the 4-H Club are to teach young people parliamentary proce- dure and to work as a group to achieve an objective. by James Davis The Florala Racing Pigeon Club held its fifth race of the old bird series May 29. The race was from Chattanooga's Southern Airlines to Florala, Alabama. Clarence Davidson's star bird, st blue bar cock, won first. Clarence also took second place. Clarence and his birds have come on like gang bus- ters these last few weeks. The bird that won it all has won second, first and first in the last three races. That is some bird Clarence has and he should be an AU Champion pretty soon. Mac Cosby of Opp, Alabama took third and fourth places. Mac has flown consistent all year long. Mac has a great chance to earn Loftofthe Yeast Award. Five through ten positions were left blank as no loft Imd birds home in race time, and when this bappens, something is wrong. You just don't have birds from the lofts of Davis, Huchaba, Blocker and Locke not being in the thick of the race. The weather at Chattanooga was cloudy and the birds were about twelve miles on the other (North) of Lookout Mounlain. We believe that the clouds were low and the birds were reluc- laul to go over the top of the mounlain because they couldn't see because of the clouds. The birds may have went east and came home from Nortl/ Caro- lina's seashore. Anyway, what- ever the trouble was, we had another hard race due to all the rainy weather that we've had the past five weekends in a row. To the winners - congratula- tions; to the good people that didn't place - there will be bet- ter days, so keep them flying. TRIRT#,(~I WED. ~I3VE Y TtlRO 31~[ q WE[J/D~ 7~1 5"gg. 1:15 On June 3, 1953 Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge. Now, the muddy Tallahatchie River gives up its secrets-- the secrets within the haunting ballad that swept America. ...... VvVhat the song didn't tell you movie will. REGISTRATION AT LBWJC TO BEGIN MONDAY, JUNE 14 Registration for the summer quarter at MacArthur State Technical College is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 14, 1976 with registration continu- ing throughout the week. New classes will begin in Air Conditioning and Refrigera- tion, Auto Body Technology, Barbering, Data Processing, Accounting, Stunography, Gen- eral Clerical, Cosmetology, Diesel and Heavy Equipment; Drafting and Design Teclmo- logy, Textile Technology, Tro- wel Trades, Upholsery, Weld- /~ and Small Engine Repair. MacArthur State Technical College will also offer after- moon and evening classes inAir Conditioning and Refrigeration, Industrial Electricity, Welding, Small Engine Repair and Tro- wel Trades. A special interest claus in Art is also offered three days each week. These classes meet from 3 p.m. un- UI 9:15 p.m. with part time schedules available. Classes will resume after a two-week summer vacation on June 14, 1976. The adminis- trative office will remain open to take applications from pros- pective students during that time. MacArthur Slate Technical College offers an Associate and Applied Technology Degree in addition to a diploma. The school is sccredilated by the Alabama State Department of Education and The Southern As- sociation of Colleges and Schools. Allprograms areap- proved for the training of vet- erans. Financial aide is avail- able for eligible students. Florala Police Report The Florala Police Depart- meat reports the following Z6 arrests during the week of May g5 through June h Bench Warrant - 1; Murder- Z; County Warrant - 1; Driving While intoxicated - 7; Assault and Battery - 1; Disorderly Conduct - Z; Driving While Revoked - 1; Public Drunk- hess - 2; Violation of Alabama Controlled Substance Act - 3; Expired Drivers License- 1; Reckless Driving by Drinking - 1; Speeding - 1, and Resisting, Arrest- 1. Police Chief Paul Mitchell asks that all motorist be es- pecially careful in residential areas since school is now out sad children will be playing out- side more. Please, give the kids a break. RESCUE REPORT The Trl-City Rescue Squad reports a total of nine runs; 39 man IMmrs and 557 miles for the week of May 25 through June 1. Safety Projects Three safety projects have been 4~.1 by the State Highway Department, including one for Covington County. The three projects are Federal-aid pro- Jects and are a part of the fed- eral Roadside Obstacle Re- movai Program. The project In Covington County will provide for 47 mi- les of safety improvements from Florala to Branfley in Covington and Cronsbaw Coun- ties on U.S. Highway 331. Typical work to be included in the project for the entire length of U.S. 331 will be the extension of pipe culverts and bridge culverts, widening of shoulders, flattening of slopes, movement of utility moval of concrete posts er similar safety Passing lanes will be structed at two locations Creusbaw County to enhance1 ability of the motorist in areas where the terrain grade of the road now safe passing maneuvers. The other two safety Jecla will include 31.25 from Brantley to the mery line in Crenshaw and Z3.7 miles of safety provements from the County line to Loette Potter Regrets that she will not be attending the Assembly of God. Thank God the times, I gained much by the worship and study. I learned and received Love, Joy and Happiness. Do not ask me why, God only can answer this question. TERMITES SWARMING ? SINCE 1954 BONDED TERMITE CO. /yIONTHLY HOUSEHOLD PEST CONTROL SERVICE BONDED .& INSURED TERMITE CONTROL FREE INSPECTION Call 493-4239 or 493-3731 CALL COI.LECT CIJMMING AV. OPP, ALA. Bt.[ F11 IB.._E SEPTIC TANK AND EQUIPMENT COMPANY INSTALLATION OF NEW TANKS. REPAIRS, AND PUMPING. GRAVEL, FILL DIRT, TOP SOIL. BACKHOE WORK AND LIGHT CLEARING (5 years service). Call I=,axton 834-5900 DAY OR NIGHT My sincere Thanks to the fine people of Covington County THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR THE TREMEN- DOUS VOTE YOU (3AVE ME IN THIS ELECTION. A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED SO FAITHFUL AND UNTIRIN(3 IN MY BEHALF AND TO MY FAMILY WHO STOOD BY ME WITH STRENGTH, COURA6E AND SUPPORT. WITH THE HELP OF 6OD, I'LL NEVER DISAPPOINT YOU. Many, Many P.S. A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE TO THE FLORALA AND LOCKHART VOTERS WHO 6AVE ME THEIR SUPPORT IN THIS ELECTION. W. W. (WOODROW) HARPER (Pd. PoL Adv. by F/. IF. Harper.)