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MALfTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED, l 5:iVE {{GIIi'G 014Ei;,, ALA A 56 lOa @ Board Monday night B~N members Ewin Moody )- hiss;on, Joe and James member absent. The mem- help and re- from the Board concerning the furnishing of in- formation to the University of Alabama Medical Division at Huntsville in their efforts to determine the communities needs for Doctors and Medical facilities. Florala is in urgent need of additional doctors in order to relieve the burden of the entire Medical needs now resting on the two resident doctors. Florala is fortunate to now have and to he able to ecomln H. B. Shep- of The Florala, for home- .Y 28, 1974. , a graduate Baptist pas- during to the number of In the Ala- to in- Executive Con- Ala- Confe- Shepherd :as Ste- :ire Bald- on, Mere- erial Edu- Con- Board of Council on ts married King of have two ve grand- The Reverend Shepherd was pastor of the First Baptist Church, Florala from 1949 until he moved to Fairhope, Ala- bama in 1959. His many friends are invited to attend the Homecoming Services and renew "old times" with he and Mrs. Shepherd. provide adequate medical ser- vices and weekend emergency service. The Board reviewed efforts that have been made to secure additional Doctors. Dr. Tom Ewlng and Dr. Nadia Ewingwho where in Florala for 2 years under a Government Public Health program have finished their time allowed and have returned to further education to pursue their speciality. So for efforts to get replacements for them through this program have been unsuccessful, main- ly because far fewer Doctors are now in the program which was being used as a means of service in lieu of serving in the armed services while the Na- tional Draft Law was in ef- fect. This situation may soon reverse itself due to the fact that the Federal government is moving to make this program much more attractive fin- CONT, TO PAGE 4 Meeting Called New head footbatl Coach Paul Terry has called a meet- ing of all Florala High School football players Thursday evening, July 18, 1974, at Flo- rala High Scool at 6:00. All boys planning to play football this year are encouraged to re- port at this meeting. Coach Terry plans to get started with some training right away to get ready for this sea- son. Everyone should pass in- formation around so all our boys can be at this meeting. We want an excellent turn out. ccepts has ac- of Athletic football Alabama. Troy received Livings- gradua- COached at [and from Heserv- therefor spent the ference voted Coach Godwin as the Coach of the Year for 1973 and he was chosen to be one of the coaches at the All Star games played in Tuscaloosa, August 2. Godwin is married to the former Linda Woodham of Opp. Mrs. Godwin will have a teach- ing position at the elementary school in Troy, bringing six years of experience with her. The Godwin's have one son, John David, who will be four in August. High ,rule and lost 5 d,,rship.n Ihe re- I had the lost the two Con- LEAGUERS, THEIR SPONSORS, AND THE POSITIONS THEY PLAY. Ivan Ptckron, Bank of Florala, 3rd base and outfield; Shane Davis, Tastee and outfield; Donald Berry, Tastee Freeze, 1st base and outfield; Andy Town.. catcher and 3rd base. Lee, Staggers IGA, short stop, outfield; Dewayue Geogahgan, Staggers outfield; Chuck Stevenson, Tastee Freeze,pitcher, 1st base; Mlckey Milton, outfield; Joe Melton, Benny Jordan, Staggers IGAt pitcher, outfield; Newton Peters, base, short stop; Allen Cassady~ Bank of Florala, short stop, outfield; Greg Lumber Company, 2nd base, short stop; Matt Hinson, Staggers IGA, 1st base, Townsend. Manning, who was absent due to a sprained ankle received in Saturday However, Larry, whose sponsor is Tastee Freeze, will probably be in as catcher. ruers itle Rat Little to Anda. to re. area in The Tri-CRy All-Star repre- sentatives are the best in their class of 11 to 12-year-olds, They have the best b~ ue- rage and have shown the best fielding abilities from their respective teams. The Little League program Is in Its second year in Florala and is much improved tMs year. CONT. TO PAGE 4 ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE, JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST LOCATION OF 104 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CEI,EBRA'rlON.~ SgVENTY-FIFTH YEAR FLORA ALABAMA: 36442 COVINGTON COUNTY ESTABLISHED IN 1900: THURSDAY, JULY 16. 1974 lOc PER SINGLE COPY From left to right - (Front Row) -Edward Simmons, Associate Patron; Mary Prestwood, Electa; Robert Thompson, Worthy Patron; Martha Sue Hattaway, Worthy Matron; Clara Mae Bass, Adah; Juanita Johnson, Associate Conductress; and Easter Mae Ward, Warder. .v / Back Row -- Fulton Prescott, Sentinel; Betty Kyser, Associate Matron; Maybelle Scheffer, Organist; Betty Denney, Conductress; Eunice Prescott, Ruth; Marie Simmons, Secretary; Sallie Mae Parker, Ester; and Dora Sasser, Chaplain. @ Fire Damages Stores In Laurel Hill The Laurel Hill Volunteer Fire Department, has over the years been challenged by a variety of fires. But, their biggest challenge thus far, oc- cured at approximately 10 a.m. Friday when they answered a call to Clary's Grocery and Barber Shop, where they not only faced a burning building, but also a large tractor on fire and a strong possibility of a large gasoline trailer explod- ing. The fire reported to have started in the engine compart- ment and cab of the big trac- tor-trailer rig, while prepar- ing to unload gasoline; spread to the nearby roof of the bar- ber shop, and before being contained, entered the grocery side of the two business com- plex. The fire did extensive da- mage to the barber shop side. including a storage room in the rear which housed hot water heater, electrical pa- nels and other needed items. The refrigeration units, sett- ing just outside of the build- CONT, TO PAGE 4 OES INSTALLING OFFICERS - (Left to Right) Nell Merrill, Installing Officer; Robbie Davis, Installing Chaplain; Archie Harrison, Obligation; Fostene Harrison, Installing Marshal; and Erna Parker, Installing Organist. NEWS OF INTEREST BY MERLE WOODHAM Paul Terry Replaces Godwin As Head Coach ALL OF FOOTBALL LOVERS were sort of '~lown in the dumps" last week after hearing that Coach Paul Godwin had ac- cepted a position as head coach at Henderson High School in Troy. It was tough losing Linda and Paul and, certainly, Davis will be missed by his little friends. That Linda had personality plus and was really a great addition to the faculties at Paxton and Florala City School. But, we were really caught flat-footed when it comes to bargaining with a $4,000 dollar a year raise. Really, what can you say? - but good luck, and God bless. Paul was all choked up and practically in tears when he came by the office to break the news to Larry and me. He and IAnda really hated to leave (and I believe that) but they had little choice. I told them both that I thought I could speak for the majority of their Florala fans - We want what is best for them. R was a wee bit comforting to know, though, that we pay our coach a little better salary than Enterprise does. We knew that Principal (~arles Stevenson would be hard put to replace such a popular and talented young man. I told Charles that not only did he have to replace Paul with equally as good a coach but l was expecting him to hire one equally as good looking and photogenic. Well, I have been checking around a little bit and from what I can gather, the man Slevensonhaschosen to replace Godwin meets all the requirements. I have been told that he is tall, dark and hardsome and is ,erops" in his field of coaching -that he can knock heads with the best of 'em. Paul Terry is the man. He has served as head coach at En- ~r~rIN High School for th~ past 12 years. CONT. TO PAGE 4 ATTENDING OES INSTALLATION with their mother, Mrs. Easter Ward, were her children, Kenneth Ward of Long Beach, Anlfoody that can Mississippi and Mrs. Nelma Ruth Auel6y of Montgomery, Ala- bama. Covington Chapter #441, Order of the Eastern Star, held a very impressive candlelight ceremony for the purpose of installing officers for 1974-75. Those being installed were Worthy Matron - Martha Sue Hattaway; Worthy Patron o Ro- bert Thompson; Associate Mat- ron - Betty Kyser; "Associate Patron - Edward Simmons; Se- cretary = Marie Simmons; Con- ductress - Betty Denney; Asso- ciate Conductress- Juan;in Johnson; Chaplain - Dora Sas- ser; Organist - Maybelle Schef- fer; Adah - Clara Mae Bass; Ruth - Eunice Prescott; Ester- Sallie Mae Parker; E1ecla - Mary Prestwood; Warden- Easter Mae Ward; Sentinel o Fulton Prescott. Before the ceremony the O. E. S. Sweetheart, Miss Lynn Denney, was introduced and presented a plaque, an appre- ciation from the chapter. The officers who performed the duties of installing were Installing (~flcer - Nell Mer- rill; Installing Marshal- Fos- tene Harrison; Installing chap- lain - Robbie Davis; Installing organist - Euna Parker, and the Obligation by Archie Har- rison. Out of town guests enjoy.. in~ the ceremony were Miss Janet Lee Williams of Waldrlch, New Jersey; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Parish, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Alto Anderson, all of De- Funlak Springs, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Ramsey, Mrs. l.~t McGo.vln, Mrs. May Owens,, Mrs. Nell Merrill, Mrs. Clara Henderson, Mr. Altred Hender- sen, Mrs. Bernice Long, Mrs. Corrie Patterson, and Mrs. Nina Presneli, all of Andalu- sia; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Har- rison, Mrs. Robbie Davis, Miss Leigh Elen Davis, Mrs. Berna- dine Spann of Glendale, Florida; Mrs. Hazel Gresham, Mrs. Gracie Martin, Mrs. Elma Wat- son, Mrs. Eleaner Rolen, Mrs. Marjorie Wilks, Mrs. (Xlel 'Irao vls of Opp, Alabama; Mrs. Nel-, ma Ausley of Montgomery, Ala- bama; Mr. Kenneth Ward 0 Long Beach, Mississippi; Mrs. Virginia Wilder Dell of Wea- thertord, Oklahoma and Mrs. C. W. Clarke of Northport, Ala- bama.