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Lucille Savage THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 PAGE 5 ...another 'Florala Icon'!! Lucille has just retired after 68 years of work! She has done a number ofjobs...for...and around since she was 16 years old! Florala Her first job was for Albert Pearson, an attorney in Flo- rala...having just graduated from Paxton, Florida, High School...Class of 1942! ...'and many jobs in between'...she said! Her very last job has been working for Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce which will be for Florala...Paxton...and Lockhart. She remembers working for an attorney who had an of- rice in Florala, James Prestwood, and also for him in An- dalusia, Alabama for 17 or 18 years! Lucille is a beautiful...youthful woman! Noah Bryan celebrates 3rd birthday Noah Jackson Bryan turned three years old on June 5. He celebrated the occasion with a "Cars" themed party at his home on Saturday, June 11 with friends and family. He is the son of Kevin and Christy Bryan; grandson of Macy Cassidy and the late Noah Cassidy, all of Flo- rala and Charles and Linda Russell of Paxton, FL. She was married to the late Royce "Rip" Cox for 42 years (married in 1946) and they had one living child, Michael... who married Jennifer Gilmer, from Opp, Alabama. They have 3 children...and five grandchildren...which has blessed Lucille with five 'greats'! She is also known for her love for playing 'bridge'...and still gathers a group into her home to play a couple times a week. Lucille is an octogenarian! She maintains that staying busy is the look for her actions around town... ...when she's not visiting grandchildren! . Cox her son...and those great- Lucille has always loved Florala best interests at heart! But... ...she still won't tell us her secret... and has always had its ...for staying so young!! Alabama rattan u ps next generation with leadership Experienced farmers aren't the only leaders in Alabama agriculture. More than 100 high school students from 27 counties around the state showed off their leadership abilities and !earned new ways to implement those skills June 10-12 during the Alabama Farmers Federation's an- nual Youth Leadership Con- ference at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana. "This weekend students were challenged to think about the importantleader- ship roles they hold within their schools, churches and communities," said Bran- don Moore, director of the Alabama Farmers Federa- tion's Young Farmers Divi- sion and organizer of the conference. "Delegates also came away from the week- end with a better under- standing of where their food comes from and the people who produce it as a result of great speakers, activities and interactive workshops on the importance of agri- culture." Moore said this year's con- ference was geared not only toward teaching delegates more about agriculture, but also toward educating them about the importance of par- ticipation in professional or- ganizations and associations like the Alabama Farmers Federation. "Regardless of what ca- reer path they choose, there are industry and trade or- ganizations in Alabama and .............. :::~:: ~i , ~::~:~:::: !~ I!::~ Caleb Zessin, Dorothy Thompson (chaperone), Jasmine Gatlin and Candace Cravey at- tended the Alabama Farmers Federation's annual Youth Leadership Conference at the Ala- bama 4-H Center in Columbiana June 10-12. beyond in need of strong they don't know and correct citizen and the wife of a leaders to carry out the or- some misinformation," said United States Army officer ganization's mission," Moore Ben Haynes, the Alabama Newman emphasized the said. Farmers Federation's Young cost of freedom and the im- Students began the con- Farmers Division Chair- portance of getting involved ference with a game that man. "There are a lot fewer in the democratic process. simulated the need for as- of them that understand Steve Lawrence, a stu- sociations that promote and where their food, fiber and dent from Autauga County protect the agricultural in- fuel comes from than evenHigh School, said his favor- dustry, a generation ago, I really ite aspect of the conference Small groups of students look forward to those oppor- was meeting other students represented each of the 17 tunities to teach them about from around the state. commodities in Alabama, something so important." Lawrence, who ispassion- and by the end of the game, The keynote speaker was ate about public speaking, the students gathered into Eva Newman, a long time said he also learned more two groups to more effec-Alabamian who grew up as about how to apply leader- tively market their corn-a Czech refugee during Hit- ship skills to his daily life as modities, ler's occupation of Czecho- well as in his future career. Correcting students' mis-slovakia. "Leadership is not fol- conceptions about agricul- Newman inspired the lowing a set path--it's be- ture was a large part of the delegates with a patriotic ing able to do what you feel conference as well. message as she recalled her is right without worrying "These kids are in a veryexperiences living under the what everyone else thinks," impressionable age---hope- Nazi regime, later under Lawrence said. "It's setting fully an age in which we communism, and finally her an example for others to fol- can tell them some thingslife as a proud United States low." CUTS 'N' CURLS Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce proudly salutes Cuts 'N' Curls Beauty and Tanning Salon, 1134 Fifth Street, as the May Business of the Month. Linda Russell, owner of Cuts 'N' ............... .... :~i~i~i i~i:~/~ik Curls, began her career in the beauty industry in Fort Walton Beach where she met former Florala business- woman, Catherine Cannon, who en- ... Linda couraged her to relocate to Florala. Linda worked for Catherine for ap- proximately six months: D "1 have worked in larger cities, but have always liked the small town at- mosphere and people," stated Lin- da. Linda opened her original location ... Amanda twenty-six years ago on Fifth Avenue, but moved to the present location in 1988. Ten years later, in 1998, Aman- da Laird, a Lockhart, AL native, joined the staff of Cuts "n" Curls specializing in color, cuts and styles. Cuts 'N' Curls offers customers the very best in perms, color, cuts and styles, facial waxing and tanning. Linda feels that many of her customers are like family because they have been together for so long. She raised her sons, Kevin and Brad Bryan, here and has seen so many of the area kids grow up to become productive citizens. Linda and her husband, Charles Russell, who was raised near Paxton, FL, are the owners of several busi- nesses in Florala: Southeast Elevator, Warehouse Mar- ket Mall, Cuts "N" Curls, and other rental properties. They are both active members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Florala Historical Society, which Linda serves as president. Charles also serves as a member of the Florala Industrial Board. Both are very active in the com- munity as well as the First Baptist Church. "We both love Florala and encourage everyone to join our mayor, council, Chamber of Commerce, police force, fire department and all the other clubs and organizations as we try to make Florala a better place to live. We each thank God for our many blessings each day because we are truly blessed," adds Linda. Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce salutes Linda and Charles for their numerous contributions to all aspects of the Tri-Cities area. ntest seeking entries A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a contest spon- sored by the Christian Poets Guild The contest is free to en- ter and open to poets of any age. Fifty prizes totaling more than $5,000 will be awarded. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be Judged by guild contest director, Dr. Jeremy Carn- egie. "We love encouraging poets," he says. "We trust this contest will produce exciting results" Entries must be received by June 30 and may be submit- ted by mail to Free Poetry Contest, 7221 Dunbarton, Horn Lake, MS 38637, or at Abso ute Public Auction Alabama Dept. of Transportation June 24 & 25, 2011 1409 Coliseum Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama Crawler Tractors, Hydraulic Excavators, Motor Graders, Wheel Loaders, Loader Backhoes, Farm Tractors, Service & Bucket/Sign Trucks, Flatbed & Winch Trucks, Truck Tractor & Lowboys, Paving Equipment, Durangos, Late Model Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge Pickups and MUCH, MUCH MOREl For details, visit: J. M. Wood Auction Co, Inc. (334} 264-3265 Bryant Wood AL LIC #1137 | II I Mon. & Tues. Hours 5-9 pm Special Pizza By The Slice + Drink $3.59 + tax Wed. Hours 11 am-9 pm Chili Dog, Chips & Drink $4.59 + tax Thurs. Hours 11 am-10 pm Spaghetti, Garlic Bread Salad & Drink $6.49 + tax Fri. & Sat, Hours 11 am-11 pm Large One Topping Pizza $8.99 + tax 1310 6th I II Dine In, Delivery or Take Out Street Florala AL Phone: Ill 858-2525 Ncw Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.' Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Open Monday & Tuesday the wcck of June 24th 11 a.m. - 9 pm Still :' CATERING Serving AVAILABLE Ice Cream!