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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE ~El~J(~TI~[O LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY. JULY 4 Miss Edwards Weds ***************************** Miss Vaughn To MIss ~WlCKlana Teena Strickland To Mr. Terry Hughes Wed Nathan I=ink Mr. and Mrs. William H. (Polly) Strickland announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tenna, to Nathan Fink, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lanier Fink of Samson, Alabama. The wedding will be an event of August 13 at seven o'clock at the home of the bride and bridegroom-to-be, in Hacnda. A reception will follow, No formal invitations are being sent out, but all friends and relatives of both families are invited. Steele's Grandson On Dean's List Miss Deborah Edwards, be- came the bride of Terry Lynn Hughes on Monday evening, July 19, 1976 at 12:30. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Ed- wards of Mossyhead, Florida. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. T. W. Hughes of Flo- rala. The bride is presently em- ploynd with Thompson Enter- prises in Florala. The bridegroom is presently attending MacArthur Technical College in Opp, Alabama. The newly, wed couple are making their home in Paxton at the present time. The American College of Switzerland, Leysin, Switzer- land, has announced that Byron Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis B. Green, Valparaiso, Florida, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Steele, Laurel Hill, Florida, was on the Dean's List for the Spring Quarter 19'/5-19'/6. The honorees of the Dean's List have to obtain a grade point average ranging from 3.50-4.00 on a fuur-point scale. Byron Green is a Political Science and Environmental Science Major. Kay (3omillion Accepts Position Kay Gomillion, a 19'/6 gra- duate of Huntingdon College, re- cently accepted a position with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Nor- cross, Georgia. Her initial position will be assistant manager of operator services of the Atlanta Area Traffic Department. This department is respon- sible for all long distance mes- sages, whether operator band- led or customer dialed. It is also responsible for control of local switching facilities and deals with customer training and servicing• Ms. Gomill/on will begin her career in Norcross on August 2• Mr. and Mrs. Lounie Sweat and son Runnie of Winter Ha- ven, Florida, are visiting Mr. E. M. White and family of Paxtoe. The Sweats returned home last week following a week's vacation. ocks Tour National Park Mr. and Mrs. Claude Pea- cock have returned home from a three-week tour of National Parks in the West. Accompa- nied by their daughter, Julie Peacock of Alexandria, Louis- tana, the first stop was made in Austinl capitol of Texasl the largest capitol building next to the Federal Capitol in Wash- ington. From there they went to Carlsbad Caverns, with its massive and magnificant sta- lagmites, stalactities, columns and chambers, and located in the rugged foothills of theGua- dalupe Mountains. The next day's trip was to White Sands Missile Base, New Mexico. Here, the whitest dunes stret- ched for miles, and looked like sand, but were in reality gyp- sum dunes. A day and night in El Paso and old Mexico gave a Mexi- a museum, and other buildings. The history of Utah is filled with stories of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, leaders of Mormon settlers. The wa- ter in the great Salt Lake is 2'/% salt and though streams lead into it, none lead out. The Grand Tetons are the most beautiful of the Rocky Mountains. Their high peaks are snowcovered and can be seen for many miles. Yellowstone Park, with Old Faithful's regular eruptions, the thermal activity of hot springs, paint pots and fumer- oles were fascinating. The elk, moose, deer, buffalo and other wild life and plants engaged one's attention each day. in Colorado, the Garden of the Gods, the Capitol building, the U.S. mint at Denver, the Victorian home of the real Molly Brown, (a survivor of the Titanic,) and a wax mu- seum of the Presidents were some of the points of interests. But perhaps the greatest was the unusual chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. In the old section of down- town Santa Fe, there were no traffic lights; motorists wait- ed to see where pedestrians would cross. Here is located the Governor's palace, which is the oldest official govern- ment building in the U.S. Also, San Miguel Mission, the oldest church in the United States of America. The church has been used for reli¢ious services, weddings, and christ- enings since it was built in 1610. Santa Fe also claims the oldest house in the U.S., which is the last remnant of the Pueblo of Analco, who oc- cupied this area around IP,00. Among Indian ruins at Tans, New Mexico, and also at Wu- patkte National Monument in Arizona, the Peacocks viewed a vast amount of Indian jewel- ry, weaving and pottery. Glo- rietta, New Mexico, the site of the Baptist assembly in the West, was beautiful with its many accommodations for re- treats in Baptist work. The many Visitor and Infor- mation Centers in every Park area, were always very educa- tional and enjoyable. Curio and souvenir shops were always filled with excited people look- ing for gifts for friends back home• On the way home, a two-day family reunion was held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the home of daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Laugford (Janice), and little Gema. Attending the reunion were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Watt and children, Joy, Jon, and Packy of Cincinnati, Ms. Lynn Holley and daughter, Sara Ann of Florala, and Julie Peacock of Alexandria, Louisiana, with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Peacock. Also on the way home, a day and night in Clinton, Mis- sissippi was spent with a bro- ther and wife, Dr. and Mrs. Norman O'Neal; and a sis- ter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Tillery, which made the end to a most enjoyable vaca- tion, complete. can flavor to the trip. Then came the P~nted Desert, Pet- rifled Forest, and Grand Can- yoa of Arizona. No words can adequately describe the vast- ness, the beauty, and the uni- queness of this area. Bryce Canyon and Zion Canyon Na- tional Parks nearby were also places of varied rock forma- tions and very unusual scenery • . . truly spectacular. A day and night in Salt Lake City showed much beauty and ingenuity in providing water for well-kept lawns and irriga- tins. The Mormon Temple Square was of great interest with its magnificent temple, tabarncale, visitor center, also We have some ot the old--and ALL of the n@w ee M1 North Main Street 01~, AIalMma Rack Clothing s3, s5 and S 1 O, as long as they last. Mrs. Hughes * New Arrivals * ,1~ .~. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thomas The prospective Vaughan of Oneonta, Alabama, groom graduates 4{" -X" announce the engagement of write High School in ~. ~ their daughter, Marcia Anne works with Jeffers~ to Danny Gerald Thrasher, son Birmingham, rts A Girl of Mr andMrs ArtisThrash- • Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Powell e~ Hughes Street, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Johnson of the Red Oak Community, are rejoicing ever the birth of a beautiful sew granddaughter, Amber Re- see' Powell on July 22, in Jack- sea, Mississippi. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Po- well, both graduates of Florala High School, are the happy pa- rents. Little Amber Renee', has a big sister, Linda Caprice, who will be in the first grade in September. It's A Boy It's n boy for Mr. and Mrs. Joey Aplin. Joe William ar- rived on July 9, 1976 at Mi- sell Memorial Hospital in Opp. He weighed eight pounds and five ounces and was 22 inches long at birth. His proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Roberts and Mrs. W. E. Aplin, all of Florala. Joe William was welcomed home by his three-year-old sister, Jeania. er of Trussville, Alabama. The bride-elect is thedangh- ter of the late Juanita Lee Vaughan. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jack- son Lee, Mrs. Katie Vaughan Kendrick, and the late Herman Herbert Vaughan, all of Fin- rain. The prospective groom's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Chester Boggs and the late Mr. and Mrs.William Monroe Thrasher. The wedding will take place August 6 at '/:30 p.m. at Les- ter Memorial United Metho- dist Church. All friends and relatives are invited. No lo- cal invitations are being mail- ed. The bride is a 19'/5 gradu- ate of Oneonta High School and had one year at Jefferson State Junior College. She is employed at Oneonta Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Lucy rala was when some of her Milton, Florida, came rata and picked her up l her home with them for! visit. While in Milton, bell was taken to House in Pensacola, was treated to a thday party. She reports she bad derful time. Her the week were Mrs. tese, Mrs. Kelly Mrs. Lizzi Bauer. Mrs. Christine Vamtl her guests over the her niece Mr. and Mrs. Ehrig of rida. You're cordially invited to the 1976 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING At the ANDALUSIA MUNICIPAL STADIUM THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5 Registration starts at 5:30 P.M. Entertainment 6:30 P.M. Business Session at 7:15 P.M. AND LOOK WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR YOU. • BRIEF REPORTS on opera- tion of Co-op, along with election of two Trustees. • OUTSTANDING ADDRESS by Dr. Dan Whitsett, of Mont- gomery, former pastor (now retired) of Andalusia First United Methodist Church, a former "Citizen Of The Year" honoree, and a noted humorist. • EXCITING ENTERTAINMENT by the world's number one Gospel Artists -- The Black- wood Brothers, It will be a performance you will long remember. • CONCESSION STANDS open for your convenience. PLUS... The Blackwood Brothers Group Dr. Dan Whitsett FREE ATTENDANCE PRIZES • USED (BY CO-OP) 1972 PICK-UP TRUCK, half-ton, automatic trans- mission, radio & heater. Should have : tots of "good mileage" left. • NEW ELECTRIC RANGE, equipped for clean happy cooking hours. • PLUS, over 20 other prizes. FREE LIGHT BULB for each Co-op Member registering• Covington Electric Cooperative ANDALUSIA BRANTLEYIENTERPRISEISAMSON \