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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS- THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1975 CONT. FROM FRONT Ellenburg, who proclaims and ihanks God of the fact is a "country boy". He now has a septic tank bus- Geneva and lives on Route 1, Geneva. Be rattles reminicent of those told by the famed Jerry Clower, things that have really happened to him in his work on the farm. comes to mind was the time a local doctor called middle of the night and insisted that he come and toilet, which was out of order. He told him that he him the next morning. The doctor kept insisting right then, reminding him that if a child of his he would want him to come immediately• Ellen- to that was, "Well, just drop three asprin down and flush it. If that doesn't take care of it, then in the morning." telling the crowd that he had brought his medicine him and that it was a sure cure for rhumatism. hook or crook, he got that medicine wagon into the parade and was selling corn mash to the people in the crowd. Deputies Vernon Robbins and Joey Aplin came along in their '39 model Chevy Deputies car and proceeded to arrest him. He got away and grabbed a sawed off shot gun out of the old truck and in the scuffle, was shot by Robbins. The Tri-City Rescue Squad rushed to the scene and off to the hospital they went. This scene was so real that an onlooker rushed to the local post office, where The Florala News photographer was in the process of changing film and told her to berry up there had been a "shoot-out" on the street and if she would hurry she could get the live action. He was advised that it was all probably part of the show but the News is sorry to have miss- ed getting the pictures. Another similar happening occured during the afternoon ac- tivities, when Florala Pharmacy was robbed and one of the assailants was shot down off the top of a building across the street• Again, the Tri-City Squad rushed to the rescue. / / kCKIE MARTIN, Junior Miss 24th of June 1974, crowns winner, Miss Beverly Adams. Jim Sullivan, pictured Presented crowns and trophies. Pictured from left, Sissy Savage, Ist runner-up, Miss Martin, Miss Adams, Susan Beard, and alternate. ly Ada and beautiful Miss Adams, daughter of Mrs. Woodrow Adams of Pax- ton, was selected from a field of 21 vivacious teenagers as Junior Miss Y-4th of June at the ~IISS JUNE 24TH - pictured from leftto right, Tammy Barge, 2rid alternate, Little Miss JUlie Rebecca Smith, and Lori Cassady, Ist runner-up. PAGEANT JUDGES get their heads together as they perfform the difficult task of in the Junior Miss and Little Miss 24th of June Beauty Pageant Saturday to select from a field of 21 and 14, respectively. from left are, Attorney Alien Ramey, Mr. and Mrs. Buel Mooney, all of DeFuniu is an annual event of the famed Masonic celebration in Florala during the week This year marked the 105th Annual Consecutive Masonic Celebration. also judged the Miss June 24th contest Tuesday afternoon. Florala City School Auditorium Saturday night. Beverly is 15 years of age, blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. She will be a sophomore at Pax'ton High School this fall. Selected to serve as first alternate was a brunette beauty, Miss Sissy Savage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Savage. Sissy will be a junior at Flo- rala High School this fall, is a member of the famed Flor- Ala Rockettes, a majorette with the Florala Wildcat Marching Band, was president of her sophomore class. Chosen as second alternate was Miss Susan Beard, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shinn. Susan is 13 years old, has brown hair and blue eyes and will be in the seventh grade at Paxton this fall. The doll-like features of Little Miss Julie Smith cap- tured the judges eye in the Little Miss competition. Julie is" the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hinton Smith of Laurel Hill, Florida and looks forward to attending kindergar- ten at Laurel Hill in the fall. Lori Cassady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Cas- sady, won the judges nod as first runner-up to Little Miss 24th of June. Lori is 5 years old and will attend first grade at Florala City School in the fall. Tammy Barge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Barge of Paxton, Florida, was chosen Znd alternate from a field of 14 Little Miss contestants. Tummy has green eyes, dark blonde hair and will be in the first grade at Paxton. Having the awesome task of picking three winners out of two perfectly adorable groups were Mr. and Mrs. Buel Mooney and Attorney Allen Ramey of DeFuntak Springs, Florida. Many thanks go out to them for accepting the responsibility and suffering through the heat. The crowns and trophies for the winners in be[h categories were courtesy of Sullivan Furn- iture Company and were pre- sented by Mr. Jim Sullivan. Mr. Connie Adams did his us- ually superb job in providing music at the piano for both con- test and during intermission. Beauty pageant chairman would hnrd-put to get along without Connie - His talent is re~ly appreciated, but more than that, his willingness to do the job. The pageant was under the direction of Mrs. Terra llar- buck, assisted by Mrs. Betty Denney and Miss Lynn Denney. PAGE 7 ...... i~ 3 i 9 II 12 i THE TEN LOVELY CONTESTANTS WHO COMPETED IN THE Sheila Henderson, Mary Kathryn Mitchell, Joy Jackson, Brenda MISS JUNE Z4TH BEAUTY PAGEANT. Pictured, from left, Joan Sanders, and Carrie Savage. Beard, Kathy Caraway, Martha Coon, Martha Day, Lynne Denney, CCHS Class Of 1959 Enjoy Reunion Attending the 16tb Anniver- sary reunion of the CCHS Class of 1959, were the graduates and their husbands and wives. The Lake Jackson Recreation Party Room was decorated in the school colors, purple and white. Reminiscent of the old school building was the center- piece, a small replica of the four columns which stood on the front of the building. The column motif was also used on the purple and white cake. The tables held purple candles sur- rounded by fresh flowers, small paper graduation caps and dip- lomas. Guests were greeted by Mrs. Charles Marshall. Serving punch was Mrs. Dick Cannon of Shalimar. After a buffet supper, the guests were entertained by Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Dick Cannon. Booklets contain- ing information about class members were presented to guests. Following the program, the guests enjoyed "Award Time". This included recognition of the class members who tra- veled the longest distance to come to the reunion. Mrs. Charles Perry of Savannah, Ga., and Mr. Charles Peoples of Memphis, Tenn., received this recognition. The female class member with the most children was Mrs. Waylon Foley, who has 3 children. The awards for the class members who retained their "youthful appearance" went to Mrs. Charles Marshall and Mr. Charles Peoples. An award for the class mem- ber who had changed the most over all was presented to Mrs. Charles Perry. The final event of the even- ing was the presentation of pink carnations to the ladies. This was reminiscent of the popu- lar 50's song, "A White Sport Coat. ' ' WINNING TEAMS OF THE FAMED WATER BATTLE OF THE 105TH ANNUAL CONSECU- TIVE MASONIC CELEBRATION. Florala team, (kneeling, from left), Jerry Bilge, Maroon Causey, Willard Cawthon and David Willis; Opp Team, (from left), E11is, Smith, Rogers and Sexton. THEY FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT but it wasn't good enough. It was a losing effort for members of the Lockhart and Paxton Fire Department when hundreds of people thrilled to the excitement of their battle. Lockhart members are (front row), Chester Hattaway and Robert Harrellson; Paxton Team, (from left), Dr. G. Sherman Johnson, Bobby Kemp, Roy Harrison, Jack Barge, and Dwight Wooten. LOCKHART SUMMER RECREATION The Lockhart Summer Re- creation Program will begin July 14 from 8:30 until 12:00 at W. S. Harlan School. This program is designed for Lock- hart students, only. Among the activities will be softball, volleyball, basketball, etc. Students from and through 8th grades may participate. FLORALA HIGH SUMMER SCHOOL VACATION DAYS The Florala High School sum- mer school will not be in ses- sion the week of June 30 through July 4, 1975. School will resume July 7 for the second half. Florala High School offices will be closed also the week of June 30 through July 4, 1975. PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peo- ples of Memphis and children, Mike and Kimberly, are spend- ing a few days with Mr. Peo- ples' mother, Mrs. TrevaPeo- pies. SECRETARY FIDELITY LODGE #685 F&AM. onbehalfofthe lodge, presents Past Grand Master Joseph D. Brackin with a nice paper weight plaque in appreciation of his serving as installing officer the past four years. Brackin has 36 years go to to top the late Jim Ingram's record as installing officer. Other Grand officers appearing received tokens of appreciation, also. il @• tluana Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cannon and children, Faye, Jennifer, and Rick, of Shalimar, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Cannon this past weekend. Mrs. Charles Perry (Re- becca Sullivan) and children Kelly, Butch, and Beth, of Savannah, Ga., are spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sullivan of Anda- lusia. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mar- shall and son, Chad, of Sha- limar, were weekend guests of her mother, Mrs. Lois Clary. Music on the square through- out the day was provided by The IP.mbers. rt Lockhart Chief of Police John Manning reports having found a marijuana patch growing with- in the city limits, in Interna- tional Paper Company property, south of the city. The dis- covery was made Thursday, June 19 about 12:00 noon, on what is referred to as the Greasy Log Bridge Road. Manning and ABC agent George Guntt and an assistant confiscated 67 stalks about 3 to 4 feet tall and destroyed another patch which had been cleared and seed sown. The plants were pulled up and burned. No arrests were made.