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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Y > iI, i~ i !, !( THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1972 Garden Club "Clean The The Lake" Day This Saturday, june 10, is the three Garden Clubs met down at day the ladies of the Garden the beach and made a tour of Clubs of Floralaare encourging swimming area. The restrooms al! people of Florala and area were in such a manner you to be at the Lake Jackson would have to see it to believe the impossible situation found there. Th ladies of the Garden Clubs were shocked at such deployable conditions of the restrooms and the way they bad been abused even to the new restrooms of the beautiful new building at the beach. The garden club members are beaches to help clean up the lake area. They clubs recognize Lake Jackson as being a beautiful feature of Florala. In investigating the area during the past week it has been reported to be a shame and dis- grace the way the facilities are being treated. Last Thursday after representatives from the LoraLa .News SOU ,11 FIFTH STREET - FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 LUCILE McRAE ..........PUBLISHER - EDITOR SeGond Class Posla~ Pald at F;oraia, Alabama 36442 - SUBSCRIPTION RATES - Coving~on County, Alx, bama ................. $4.20 Elsewhere in Alabama ........... / .....$5.25 Other States ................... $6.00 ESTABLIb. ...... PUBLISHED WEE K L._Y 0~. TH UR $DAY HAWKINS CONSTRUCTION DOTHAN, ALABAMA TIRED OF RENTING? YOU TOO CAN HAVE A NEW BRICK HOME WITH PAYMENTS AS LOW AS A MONTH FOF I NFORMATION CALL COLLECT OR WRITE HAWKINS CONSTRUCTION P. O. BOX 964 DOTHAN, ALA. 36301 792-8523 or 792-492,6 especially interested in young people meeting with them at the lake in an effort to clean up the unsightly conditions of the beaches. There will be free entertainment as well as free botdogs and soft drinks. The group will begin gathering at 9 A.M. and continue to work all da~ with the club ladies. 1 t is to the benefit of the city to have this "clean-up" period prior to the big annual June 24th Masonic Celebration and show visitors to the city that the people of the area are concerned in showing off the lake and facilities with pride. For more information, in- terested persons may contact Mrs. Ed ltolley, Mrs. Billy Harold Moore or Mrs. Tommy Mathis. Everyone is asked to be on the look-out for any person "lit- tering" in the lake area, and report it. When a report is made the guilty person or persons will be fined $25.00. Anyone found to be litterin~ in the lake area ~re asked to notify the local )alice. Meet your friends at Beautiful Lake Jackson Saturday and do your part toward making our lake the most beautiful in the ~outh. JAMES GOLDEN ENLISTS IN THE U.S. NAVY James Earl Golden enlisted in the United States Navy at Mont- gomery, Alabama, on June 5, 1972. James is a recent gra- duate of Paxton High and re- sided with his wife, Glenda, in Florala. Golden has been in the Navy CACHE Program and went of active duty in the Advanced Electronics Program. In ad- dition to the advanced school- ing in electronics, be was en- listed in the advanced pay grade of E-3. Golden will receive his basic training or "Boot Camp" at the Naval Training Command, Or- lando, Florida. During the ba- sic training, be will receive instruction concerning ship- board orientation, firefigbting, damage control, naval history, and seamanship. He will be granted leave after completion of basic training and prior to reporting to his school command for electronics school. Would like to express his sincere app- reciation for Your Vote of confidence in the May 30 Election - Wead Hicks pledges to work hard to make you a good Commissioner, District 2, Cov- ington County. Wead Hicks will always remember his friends and supporters who worked so hard in his behalf---for your past deeds of kindness friendly reception thru-out campaign, a heartfelt thanks Wead Hicks. and the from (11141. Pal. Adv. by Wead Hick*, Andalusia, AIo.~ Iwish to express my sincere thanks to all the voters of Covington County for re-electing me Commissioner for District One. I will continue to work hard to provide clean honest government, and rll always as near as your telephone. (N. Pel. Adv. by Jmw Ademe, Opp, Ale.) Ruben Hendrix Named Field Agent For NW Florida Secretary of State Richard , Walton Beach area. He will be (Dick) Stone of Tallahassee, Florida announced last week the appointment of Okaloosa County Constable Ruben Hendrix, a vet- eran law enforcement officer, as his new field agent for North- west Florida. Hendrix is a na- tive of Florala. "Constable Hendrix will be the first field agent the Depart- ment of state has ever bad for Northwest Florida. We feel it is an area that needs and deserves coverage, and we've found just the man with the dedication, background and ability to do the job," Secretary Stone said. The appointment of Hendrix is effective July 1. He has sub- mitred his resignation to Constable of Okaloosa County to Governor Reubin Askew. Constable Hendrix will re- main headquartered in the Fort OFFICE OF SUPT. OF EDUCATION TO CLOSE ON SATURDAYS After June 2, 1972 the Office of the Superintendent of Edu- cation, Covington C o u n t y Schools, will be closed all day on Saturdays during the summer and in the next regular sessions of school. Normally the hours of operation will be 8 to 5 on Mondays through Fridays. There will be some holidays on which the office will be closed, such as Veterans Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's Day, etc. By June 30, 1972, the Office of the County Superintendent of Education will be moved from its present location, 110 Cres- cent Street, Andalusia, to the former Bethune School, off 8th Avenue, North, in Andalusia. This will give more working space and better facilities in several ways and release the present building for other uses. the Department of State's re- presentative in the fields of li- w censing investigation for private detective agencies, enforcement of the Charitable Solicitations Act, licensing of private em- ployment agencies, and assist- ing corporations and attorneys in applying for charters from the Division of Corporations of the Secretary of State's Office. His area will be Northwest Florida. Constable Hendrix began working in law enforcement in 1957 when he joined the Oka- loosa County Sheriff's Depart- nmnt. He assumed the office of Constable in 1964, taking charge six 'months before his elective term was to begin when the post was vacated. Hendrix is married to the former Ouida Watson of Blountstown. They have three children: one son, Roy, a Flo- rida State Trooper, and two daughters. "The Department of State has many licensing responsibilities under the law that Constable Hendrix must enforce and as- sist the public with. Allofthem are important duties that bene- fit the people we serve," Se- cretary Stone said. Constable Hendrix said, "I think it's just great to have this assignment. I am looking for- ward to it, and I am looking forward to working for one of the finest officials we have in the field of state government." Dr. Leroy Benefield To Preach At First Baptist Dr. Leroy Benefield, Pro. fessor of Old and-New Test- ament, Homiletics, and English at Baptist Bible Institute in Graceville, Florida wil be guest speaker at First Baptist Church this Sunday, June 11. Before beginning his work at Baptist Bible Institute, he was a Southern Baptist Missionary to the Philippines, where he taught preaching, evangelism and missions at the Philippine Baptist Seminary, Baguio, and counseled and supervised the students as they did field work in churches and missions. Appointed by the Foreign Mission Board in 1958, he spent his first four years in the Philippines at Southern Baptist College, M'lang, where he dev- eloped an agriculture program. By sharing his agricultural know-how and introducing new farming methods, be made local farmers more receptive to the preaching of the gospel. The son of a tenant farmer, Benefield is a native of Canny, Oklahoma. He served in the v.s. Army during World War II and spent 18 months on the Pacific Island of Saipan. After receiving the associate of arts degree from Murray State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and the Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University), Stillwater, he taught agriculture in the Rattan High School for four years. As a deacon inRattan's First Baptist Church, he preached on a Sunday when the pastor was away. At the close of the ser- vice, he made known his dec- ision to make preaching his regular vocation. He studied for the ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theo- logical Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, where he received the Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Theology and Doctor of Theo- logy degrees. Whilea seminary student, he pastored in Okla- homa and Texas, At the time of his appointment by the Foreign Mission Board in 1958, he was pastor of. the First Baptist Church, Rattan, Oklahoma. Benefield is married to the former Nima Lou Mason of Caney, Oklahoma. Their child- ren are Debbie, born in 1951, David, 1953, and twins, Laura and Lan, 1967. Florala FFA Members To Be Honored At Convention Eight Florala FFA members . will be honored at the State FFA Convention at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery June 6, 7, and 8. Ronnie Gamble, the official delegate and local FFA presi- dent-elect, will represent Flo- rala in the transaction of bu- siness at the convention. Ron- nie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gamble of Rt. I, Florala. During the Wednesday after- noon session Terry Brooks, son of Mrs. Geraldine Brooks of Route 2, Florala, will be award- ed one of the district awards of $100.00 to $500.00 depend- ing on how close he gets to 1st place in the agricultural elec- trification contest. Terry has done outstanding work in the electrification contest and al- ready has earned his license for doing electrical wiring for the public. Terry. received his State Farmers Degree last June at the convention. Six of the local members will be awarded the State Farmers Degree Thursday morning. The award is made to members who have done outstanding work in vocational agribusiness and in FFA and have cleared from their own efforts and have at least $500.00 invested in their own work experience program or have it invested drawing in- terest in the bank. Members to receive this degree are Danny Stovall, son of Mrs. Hugh Sto- vall and Ferrin Seay, son of Mr. an(] Mrs. Rt. 2, Florala; of Mr. and Mrs. Rt. I, Florala; son of Mr. and bitt and Ricky Mr. David Andalusia; and son of Mr. Holmes of Rt. During eliminations be held string band ging, livestock ju ging, and all winners will be prizes awarded. Ins, National Southern convention The local siding at the Eastern By-! accompanied teacher of a return home noon. Seems Even a his success to he uses his -W ROY"BAI'-R D MART~'R~jEN DAMASCU S BAPTI ST TO OBSERVE HOMECOMING SUNDAY The Damascus Baptist Church will observe home ComingSun- day on June 11. Dinner will be served at 12:30. There will be a singing beg- inning at 2:00. .All singing groups have a special invitation to come and sing praises of God. Rev. Frank Sledge, pastor extends to all an invitation to attend all services on this spe- cial day with Sunday School beginning at 10:00 A.M. and Worship Service at 11:00 A.M., dinner and singing following. REGISTRATION FOR SWIMMING CLASSES SET FOR J UNE 19 All those signed up for swim- ming classes starting June 19th will meet at 10:00 A.M. on June 17th, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. C. N. Matthews. It will be decided at this meeting which class your child will be in and where you are to meet on .o.o.. Foe " ' ' Tash' fQmm a ae SERIES EAND H SAVINGS BOND SALES Mr. E. E. Anthony, volunteer chairman for Covington County, reports that sales in his county amounted to $40,059 in April making 45.7% of his county goal for 1972. Over the state sales amounted to $5,852,754 during April. Na- tionwide, total sales for the month reached $502 million. The cash value of E and H Bonds increased by $274 mil- lion, amounting to more than $55.3 billion. With the inclu- sion of Freedom Shares -- with- drawn from sale on July 1, 1970 -- holdings exceed $55.9 billion, another all-time peak. I like to rest, whether sitting or lying down, with my heels ashigh as my head, or higher. -Michel de Montaigne. R!BB~N CUTT~!~ 91let C|RTIItlCAT $ FIRST 25 PReSeNT L