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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SU~e~j~D ~CENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE FLORALA NEWS-THI Panhandle Bassmasters Hold July 4 Picnic The Panhandle Bassmasters of Florala, Alabama, had a bountiful cook-out on the Fourth of July at the Sports Center in Florala, with club members, their families and invited guests enjoying fish, hush puppies, baked beans, cole slaw, tea, etc. Their third bass fishing tournament was held at Mil- ler's Ferry, Alabama, on the ?-9 and 30 of June. AI Sout- hard, Crestview, Florida, and president of the thirty-nine member club, won both cate- gories, for the most pounds and the largest fish. George Tharp, also of Crestview, came in second place for the largest and most weight. The club has members from Alabama and Florida, and they are competing for the leading state of the year award. Her- man Lowry still leads the lunker division with a 5 pound I oz. bass caught at Gantt Lake. Johnny Shear of Crest- view leads the. club in total weight. The next tournament is sche- duled for the Choctahatachee River on July 28. If you are interested in becoming a mem- ber of the club, you are wel- come to visit at the next meet- ing at the Sports Center on Au- gust 6, at 7:30 p.m. The club voted to relax the twenty - five member limitation for mem- bers for the prdsent time. The club plebs a son-father and a wife-husband tournament in the near future. They re- cently go! beautiful navy jackets printed with white lettering, "Panhandle Bassmasters", "Florala, Alabama", on the back of their jackets. The winner of the boat, mo- tor and trailer given away by the Panhandle Bassmasters on July 4th was Mrs. Laveta Ziegler, Crestview, Florida. The rig was given away at the picnic and the treasurer, Travis Man- ning, reports that ticket sales were very good and thanks all who helped the newly formed club to a good start. enera :lIn Ne w Paxton Clover 4-H- Club The new Paxton Clover 4-H Club has accomplished a great deal in its month existence, which might very well take other clubs years to do. The twenty-one eager mem- bers meet every week on Wed- nesday, 9:00 til ll:00 a.m. The highlight of the last meeting, July 10, 1974 was the presentation of the 4-H Club charter by The U.S, Depart- ment of Agriculture and State Colleges of AgriCulture Coope- rating Services. The 1974-75 officers are as follows: Karen Brown,Presi- dent; Jennie Hammond, Vice- Sil Anniversary Of U The Silver Anniversary of the Bayou La Batre, Alabama Blessing of the Fleet, spon- sored by St. Margarets Parish, will be held this year on Sun- day, the 28th of July. Officials of the event, along with parish head Father Ti- mothy Deasy, will make the nationally known and pictures- que occasion a day to remem- ber. Although 25 years is a relatively short time in the history of the area settled by the French over 200 years ago, relic seekers find Spanishdou- bloons and Indian artifacts well predating that history. The Bayou La Batre Fleet Blessing has been established as one of the top tourist at- tractions in Alabama and the most colorful of its kind in the country. Over 100 of more than 500 :re To Be Held July 28 The variety of seafoods from crews, newspaper reporters, the Bayou area end up in count- less recipes which are pre- pared by the novice cook and the most famous chefs. Fleet Blessing Day itself is also a day to remember other than the boat extravaganza be- cause of the seafood served at different stations. Crowds be- gin to converge on the colorful seafood port located at the door to the Gulf of Mexico. National magazines, TV photographers and famous per- sonalities mix with boat cap- tains, crews and everyday visi- tors to enjoy Fleet Blessing Day. Countless pictures and film are taken by amateuer photograPhers. Prizes into the thousands "of'dollars and also trophies are given to winning decorated boats which come back into port during their busy season. Wednesday afternoon,July 10 the Dollar General Store on main street, Florala, was robbed of an undertermined amount of cash. The Florah Police Department responded to the robbery call and Im- mediately began working on the case. It was reported by the man- ager that two colored males entered the store and went to the rear of the building. One of the men asked the manager to assist them with a purchase. The other male went towards the front of the building, tell- ing his accomplice that he was going to a store across the street. When the store manager re- turned to the check out coun- ter, she noticed that the cash drawer had been forcibly open- ed, and the cash removed. She looked out the window and saw the two suspects walking down main street, then called the police. The police, upon arrival, questioned several witnesses and got a description of a black Thunderbird, with Flo- rida license plate, drivin~ at a high speed toward Andalusia. They An all points bulletin was Greer aired over the radio, and ira- colored mediately the Florida police dresses in authorities supplied a tag num- Inside be, and stated they also wanted several the occupants in the car for later questioning concerning other ers robberies in DeFuniak and They Crestview. with 7 Fifteen minutes after the ceny, robbery, the Andalusia Police dit cards, stopped the suspects and held stolen them until picked up by the pects have Florala Police Department. the Covington Shooting ~it The Florala Police received a call last Thursday night at 7 p.m. from Florala Memorial Hospital, reporting that they were treating a man with bul- let wounds. Shortly after this call, another call came from the local KP Hall reporting that a shooting had taken place Water Safety Classes Taught In Andy - Florala Hall and they Upon lng the Waiters, and the find her at It was nesses that ters had come and had band, Steven left and soon a 22 calibre firing at her into the hit Steven shoulder, He was Bayou based trawlers ranging Florala President; Shari Mathis andfrom old wooden hull single The courses in Andalusia are trips were enjoyed twodaysand on returning David Grover, Council Dele-rig vessels to the most modern i' :~. given as part of the Andalusia on the last three days, parti- tion, it was Recreation Department Pro- cipants had to teach. The food colored fern-' gateS;cretary;LauriCeAngie Daughtry,Senterfitt'Trea-Se- double90 fOOtrigWOOdboats,andgailySteeldecora.hUll .... gram. Beginner Swimming cer- was quite good again this year. station, and, surer; David Earl, Song Lead- ted, make the parade down the ...... er; David Mathis, Recreation "main street" of Bayou La :.. tificates have been awarded to:Mobile's" Kcademy was once they return t Leader; Cindy Crosby, Re- Batre- the Bayou itself, i: I~I!;~ Lee, Greg Parker, Ginger Net- Terry Lockman was director as Upon quest porter; Steve Hammond, Chap- An official boat with clergy ties, Tim Mancil, HelenMancil, Bob Gamble was needed for that she had lain; Richard Earl, Historian; of the church, blesses each I ~ Ellen Mancil, CarolArmstrong, other things. I was sorry our the KP Hall. and Bill Daughtry, Parliamen- boat asking that God in Heaven tartan. Other charter mere- abundantly fill their nets. A i Jackie Hart, Jan Foshee, John area sent no one this year." under arrest bers are Susan Grover, Ken wreath is also lowered into the Ison, Alex Ison, Mike Stewart, assault with a Brown, Teresa Petty, Stacey Bayou in memory of lost or Claire Vick. Brenda Beam, Beth Dugan, Angle Theus, Marie Nane, Bobby Kemp, Sharondeceased seamen. Stokes, Kim Williams, Jenny Johnson, Joy Pridgen, Karol Thousands of visitors line Serving refreshments at the OES Installation were from left Lee, Lesa Thomasson, Joanna PEt Brown, Dorothy Skiner,'Earnie the banks and ride the boats to right Misses Sharon Kay Thompson, Belinda Stevens, and Lynn Mitchell, Ricky Peevy, PhLllip Armstrong and Glen Kemp.during the boat parade which Johnson. Danford, Getfe Gomillion, MARINATED Other 4-H leaders are Mrs. turns into a day of festivity, _ , , and Ed Clarke completed the Mr. and George Earl and Assistant although it is of religious ori- I~('~t'T('~l) portent, Andalusia, at6 p.m., Advanced Beginner Course. KABOBS spent the~ Leaders are Mrs. Shermangin. Johnson, Mrs. Shirley Kemp The Fleet Blessing itself, ,,- v ,. -- ~ ,~ ,,, Thursday, July 18. If they win Those compleing the Inter- Alabama and Mrs. Pat Brown. casts a national spotlight on t'.u.~ g.Am. P.----,~ over Andalusia, they will play mediate Swimming'Courseare: son's siste~ We encourage any person,Bayou La Batre which is one the winner of the Monroeville- Tommy Cantaline, Phillip Dan- fain who is ages 9 through 19 years old, of the country's largest pro- ancially to participating IX)c- OPL?emeLrida:onig~to'n.t s" Bledsoe,frd' DaVidand JohnnyCappS'Danford.CarlrenceMrS" sevJa' who would like to join, from ducers of seafood. Shrimp, tors. However this may be a __:.T ~.~_ ~ .... -L,'-~,," ~.-" Junior Livesaving certi- her sister. the Paxton. area to get in fish, crab and oysters go by ~'l'nrala .... .e .... ,'~" -~ spirits are hard to play for,., ficates ~ve been awarded to: touch with- Mrs. George Earl car, transport trucks and r... . a ^'[ - ith" ^'~^~ Be there in personl Jo Beth McDaniel, Johnny Dan- orany assi~t~fil li~adbrs, plane to markets the nation The Board, Io,~ w ..,,~.~ ford, SMZphanie Pierce, Carl 4-H Reporterover, some going to foreign individuals have contacted many Bledsoe, and Ken Bledsoe. Cindy Crosbymarkets. Doctors that for one reason Miss Suzy Parker, certified FENDLEY DRIVE-Ii or another they thought might Florala Red Cross Water Safety In- WOR: be interested in makin~ a structor, is in charge of the NEWS OF INTEREST change. Individuals and es- l i classes; Miss Merrily Taylor, T~v /q.2o pectally the Administration at Po c e also a certified Water Safety FloralaMemorialHospitalhave Instructor, is assisting withthe For Outdoor Cooking " Continued From Front contacted medical schools and Junior and Senior Lifesaving 'CAN BE pUI .~/~ please part of the people, part of the time, for 12 years, has to recent graduates over much of 1 sirloin steak, c'ut ~ to I inch thick be a pretty good guy. the nation. Gt our mailing of R eport c,~,,e~ Judy Manner, Deb-(lbtto,peuadt) hie Lancaster, and Suzanne cup ,~ad ell AT YoUR f S#0~J~" "' J.T. Davis, who is employed at Fort Rucker, husband of the several hundred personal let- Thompson are helping with the ~up soy ,a.e former Eula Vairis, was literally bubbling over with excitement ters to medical graduates, 4 ~ tablespoorm vinegar FEEl) AND A.yboays over Godwin's replacement. He and Eula lived in Enterprise for replies were received, each of THE FLORALA POLICE DE-swimming classes, s small onions, chopped 3 tablespoons chopped candied ginger sTOR[; A Back three years, and he seemed to be well informed as to Terry's which never went further than PARTMENT reports 22 arrests Mr. Jerry Strickland, Flo- z eXo~e garlio, minced for the week of July 10-15: rala, recently gave a Senior teaspoo, z~-m,e. ~Ii Seatwill , qualifications. He said that he was a first class coach and that ~at has so much to offer in speeding (1), DWI (8), driving Lifesaving course in Florala teaspOOnsmall cookeddry mustardpotatoes I I, do,. ,,' a 6-4 season for him would be considered bad. He said that correspondence after being in- while license revolked (I), car- Terry Mitchell, Tim Cawthon, Sutton mu,h~oms ~ [C'~" &~ ~ Terry had had several 9-1 seasons at Enterprise and had vited to come investigage the rying pistol without permR and Terry Holley earned certi- c~m.y tomatoe~ C#reen pepper wedgel L " ' " , -v beaten Dothan three years, consecutively. Davis said thatsituation. (2), highway intoxication (3), ficates following this l6 or more Couked--ple,.es ,~;~,~ '^"" i ~ ~' '~" among the many "great" football players he had coached were Several problems confront a assault with a deadly weapon hours of training. ZucohiniCked cornsquuhOn theslicescob pierce Johnny Ray Cobb, who played fullback for Auburn and Larry community like Florala in its (1), disorderly conduct (1), pos- On May 30, 1974, Miss Nora SmaU cooked onions !.YU#. r#guW~LY'~tV 21- Weigand, a former University of Alabama star. Last year was search for additional Doctors. session of illegal weapon (1), A Lowman completed the We- 4 twenty-inch skewers rdEREARE'TW0 THINGS a rebuilding for Enterprise and they had a 7-3 record. First and primary, the need public drunkness (2), reckless ter Safety Instructor Course Cut steak into 16 pieces, approx- IN THIS WORLD I HATE... RACIAL PREJUDICE ANO IHOIANSI Terry will find that we are a football loving community. We supported our team better when we were constantly down than a lot of winning teams. I just don't believe you can find a town anywhere who supports their team better, win or lose, than the Florala fans do. Of course Stevenson quoted Terry as saying he was "going to win', and we are going to support in his evoryeffort. I hope he will have so many boys to meet him at Florala High School this Thursday that he will be at a loss as to what to do with them. Don't let us down now, boys. The last two years, an 18-4 record really has us spoiled. We arereallyexpecring big things out of Coach Terry and his 1974-75 Football Team. LAUREL HILL FIRE Cont. From Front ing escaped with minor damage ~tlet actory JACK & MARIE SHEAR Just Received New Shipment Polyester MATERIAL & BUTTONS CHILDREN'S PLAYCLoTHES i ii i iii Luckily, the trailer didn't explode, but the intense heat of the combined fires col- lapsed the empty front tank on the trailer. Fortunately, there was a fire stand near by that provided an uninterupted service enabling the unit to fight the blazes with out hav- ing to drive away to another stand for tefilling the truck. The Crestview Fire Depart- ment answered the call for help. But, according to the report, the fire was fairly well under control by the time the unit drove the long distance. The tractor, reported to have been totalled out by the fire, was owned by Earl Dye of Niceville, and was driven by A. B. Cooksey, also of that city. The estimated loss to the Grocery-Barber Shop was not immediately available. There were no injuries re- ported. UPHOLSTRY MATERIAL 9 8yD" SHOES FOR THE FAMILY AT LOW, LOW PRICES Prevention is the best med- icine. And that's what the Heart Association is all about. Heart Association pro- grams are designed to stop heart disease before it stops you. Call your local Heart Association for free informa- tion on how you can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Help your heart- give Heart Fund. for exceeds the supply of qua- lifted Doctors. Next the com- petition for them is exceed- ingly keen. Many communi- ties, city and county govern- ments offer substanti~ilguaran- teed minimum income for a year, free office rent, moving expenses and other expensive inticements. The medicalboard is now considering the pos- sibility of doing some of these things, the problem being where to get financing for these things. The search for Doctors should be and is of concern to every person in the area. The Board asks for the h~lo of all persons, especially for infor.. marion on Doctors who might be interested in moving to an area that bas so much to offer in opportunity, in good living, in such a land so well situarive for recreation, for raising a family away from the concrete world of the city. ALl persons are invited to furnish any in- formation to any member of the board that might be useful in establishing contact with a Doctor who might be interested in locating in Florala. The Medical Board members are Ewin Moody, George Hart and Rex Whitcomb. LITTLE LEAGUE driving (1), improper mufflers (1). OFFICER DWIGHT EVANS is reported to be in the Opp Mizell Memorial Hospital, suf- fering from pneumonia. Chief Paul McClellan visited Evans Tuesday morning of this week and reports that he is do- ing well SUMMER-TIME COOK-OUT !! SERVE SIRLOIN STEAK States Academy, Mobile, in early June and earned his Wa- ter Safety and Small Craft In- structor certifications. Both will probably be teaching cour- ses in the near future. The letter below was received by Miss Mary Allen King, chap- ter Executive of Andalusia, from Glover W. Barnes des- cribing his experience in the Gulf States Academy: "Dear Miss King, I should have written this some time ago. But we all get busy and time flies by and we look around and still haven't done what we felt we should have. The following is a report from the Safety and Leadership Academy in Mobile this year. I was enrolled in the Small Craft Section Opening clay was the 14th of June; we registered, got settled, and went down to take our basic swim test. This was done before 5:00 p.m. At 6:00 we went to the Chapter House where we were fed spaghetti. given by William T Washington imately 2-inches square. Mix to- in Auburn University. Glover gether salad oil, soy sauce, vine- W. Barnes attended the Gulf gar, onion, garlic, ginger, pepper and dry mustard. Marinate meat several hours or overnight in mix- ture. Thread skewers with meat and a combination of vegetables. At approximately 7:30, we re- Bed sirloin is the steak that you turned to Brookley and metwith mushy choose when you want one ~eak to serve several people. I! you're having ourrespective groups, until a large fatally Satheving select two or about 9:30 There' we were three sirloins. The thicket they are, of course, the more they will serve. Fresh given an introduction to our air and the tempting aroma of outdoor areas of study and an outline Cont, From Front ~k~, sharpen appCdtes and can tor of Our schedule for the week generous servings. Best to allow ~ to 1 pound of sirloin steak per serving. There were 4 sections this Sirloin steaks come in digerent styles. Coaches and sponsors of the T~r~ is the pin bone sirloin which lies year: Small craft, Youth, WSI, Llttle Leaguers feel that they dos, st to the short loin section, Next b and First Aid. First Aid was Grill the kabobs on a greased grill about 3 inches over glowing coa~, turning them frequently so they brown on all sides. Cook about 15 to 20 minutes. 4 servings. Presented By Alabama Cattlemen's Assn. Alabama CowBelles CROP SPRA DUSTING & I DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLA" PHONE 892-7631 have a good chance aN winning the flat bne which is in the middle ~ the largest sectin; SmallCraftthe ,irlola section, and finally the wedge ~P ~Lorala the tournament, particularly, ff bone tidoin that is adjacent to round the smallest About 60 people they play the game as well as 'te~kesie's a ti on barbecuing Start the attended this year. Theinstruc- they practiced in the session ' Are tar enou~ in advance so you'll have tors were of their usual out- SOUTh FIFTH STREET - FLORALA, ALAt'Mt~ Saturday night in Andalusia. a g?~. ~, at. the_Ume yo~ standing caliber. For the LARRY K. W0ODHAM ' PUBLIStll wang TO DPOII t~e Sg~il~ ITle ulna, r -- * '' ~ " *-- " " " " ' This will require cool heads method about . RL WOODHAM ......... 'ASS 45 minutes Stack espec[Ive QIVISIOnS mese and cohcentrarion, the briquets in a pyramid shape. Theft were: Small Craft - Sarah saak lightly with charcoal lighting fluid The team and their coaches and let stand 1 minute and light. Soon Luck and Wayne LaPresti; WSI- will depart Florala at 4:30, s,~di gray spots will appeal- oa the Barbara Phillips, Jeff Newman briquets. ~hen sudace is oovered with leaving from The Bank of Flo- gray ash, spread the coals eve~ and and Bucky Str/ugfellow; First rala. If there is no way you the Rre is ready [or t, ooki~. If you Aid - Randy Simmons, Lucky can attend the game in Andy have an eleetrle sta~er this win cut Lutz, and Mrs. Carolyn MC- charcoal heating t~ne to about IS ndn-Leod; Youth - Mrs. Jane Shee- Thursday night, meet them at rite.. the Bank and wish them well. Presented By han, Mrs. Fran Campbell, and But, the sensible thing to do is Mrs. Jane Quinn. go with them and cheer them on Alabama Cattlemen's Assn. The daily schedule was full to a big victory over their op- Alabama CowBe]ies with classes and meals. Canoe - SUBSCRIPTION RATES ", .,~ {:~vington County, ALabama ....... Irllewhere ~n Alal~ama .......... . .,. States. " '~ ..... ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PbBLISHED WEEKLY ON