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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, I I I I SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER WALTON COUNTY Political Announcements DISTRICT 1 WALTON COUNTY : / the past sbVeral years, have be- FOR COktMISSIONER come complex and involved. DISTRICT 4 The office demands the most able and informed person avail- WALTON COUNTY,FLORIDA able; someone who will keep abrest of the issues and can deal with state, federal, local and private agencies that are often involved with county gov- ernment. The reevaluation fiasco last year should never have han- pened. First, $200,000.00 was spent outside the county, which could well have been used here. Second, a firm in an area (Tam- pa) whose real estate values in no way coincide with Walton County, was contracted. Third, an inflated tax can, and very well may, tend to reduce popu- lation growth and adversely af- fect actual real estate value and the local economy. I was born and grew up on a farm in Walton County, where my parents, Frank and Edna Adams, still live.lam 43, have three children and served obligation to them if I did not explain my decision to run fbr County Commissioner. A lot happens in four years. The school system's bonded debt has risen steadily to ap- proximately $2,700,000.00. The system is rife with favoritism and intrigue. Inefficiency is awash throughout. One man rule prevails. Against this background, after considering all the fac- tors available, I decided to run for County Commissioner, where there is also a crying need for improvement. Duties of the commission in I AM A native of Walton County and a graduate of Wal- ton High School. 1 have at- tended Okaloosa Walton Ju- nior College, was employed by Vitro for twelve years, and operated my own business in DeFuniak Springs for two years. I am presently employed by Blue Motor and Equipment in the Army as an elisted man and officer. I hold a B.S. and TWO YEARS AGO, running M.S. from Florida State Uni Company. for office for the first time in .versity and though my ex- I have a wife and give child- my life, and unknown outside the perience has been mainly tea- ten and I am interested in the rural community where ! grew ching and administration, lhave educational program in Walton up, I lost the Superintendency by Z86 votes. My friends and experienced a goodly share of County. If I am elected I will life's hard knocks, andcanwork work to get the most for your supporters, who had the faith with people regardless of their tax dollar to help the school and courage to join me in a station in life. Barred from program, and to eliminate el- battle they knew would be up employment in the school sys- cessive spending in order to hill all the way, and to whom tern, I have sustained myself reduct the school millage. 1 will forever be greatful, ex- with Triple - A Sales and Ser- pected to me to run again in vice, dealing in chain saws, 1979. I would be remiss in my lawn mowers, and motorcycles. COUNTY COMMISSIONER I offer you the dedication, determination, education, expe- DISTRICT 2 rience and ability to do the best job as Count]t Commissioner, District 4. I will appreciate your vote and support. CHARLES F. ADAMS .... I I I " - - I I I I III I { be Yloraia News SOUTH FIFTH STREET - FLORALA. ALABAMA 36M2 LARRY K. WOODHAM ......PUBLISHER- EDITOR I~RL WOODH AM ......... 'ASSOCIATE EDITOR ~JUB$CRIP'TION RATES- Covington County, Alabama .......... $5.~ I[llwtlelre ~n A'lal~ama ............ . .........~..00 O~er States .............................. $6.00 ESTABLISHED IN 1900 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY Illl I I I I I I t Calling All Homemakers By Susan Sullivan At one time, home makers with small children or pets who wanted practical furniture had to settle for furnishings that weren't always the last word in beauty; and by the same token, furniture that was beautiful was often fragile and not practical for a growing family be- cause you always had to be careful and worry about it. Today in the home furnishings field there is a concept of "casual elegance" - - - and strange as it seems, those two words are not contradictory to each other: Ele- gant things can be casual today and casual things can be elegant.. One reason for this change are soil-resistant fabrics that have been developed over the years. Now if something spills on a beautiful piece you don't have the worry you once had. Manufacturers have been able to produce elegant furniture without the fra- gile construction of other years, andatthe same time, they've been able to truthfully say that built-in rugged- ness in a piece does not prevent it from being beauti- ful and graceful. Today you can enjoy the best of both worlds as never before. You don't have to settle for fragile furniture if you want beauty, and you don't have to sacrifice beauty if you want sturdy, easy-to-care for furniture. WALTON COUNTY 8% SINKING FUND REVENUE BONDS * Interest Compounded Semi-annually * 6 Months Interest already accrued * Short and Long Term, 2 to 14 years * Limited numbers, $100, $250, $500, $1000 * Invest now in the Bible ministries of Grace Baptist Church, Inc. and reap cash dividends onyour investment later. Write or Call: GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, INC. P. O, Box 354 Florala, Alabama 36442 Roy C. Maddox, Pastor Phone: 858-2112 Or 858-4521 [] Reserve $'- =. at _.__. yeats for me [~ Send me a Complete Prospectus (Sold according to terms of Prospectus) I, JIMMY W. WILKERSON wish to announce that I am a candidate for County Commis- sioner District 2 of Walton County. I am 36 years old, married and have 3 daughters, Debra, Linda, and Ellen. I own WiN kerson Friendly L. P. Gas Co., and Wilkerson Electric and Plumbing Co., operated in 3 countys in Florida and l in Alabama. I am concerned about the tax dollar and where it goes. I am interested in seeking new indus- try to provide jobs for the young adult and persons leaving the county everyday for work. I believe in honest, efficient, and effective government of the people. The people should be kept informed on all issues that concerns our county. I would like very much to serve the people of our county. Your vote will be greatly ap- preciated: JIMMY WILKERSON Clear Springs Church BY: Gracie Adkison OUR PASTOR IS BACK !! We request every member and friend of this Church to sel~ aside next Sunday to be in our congregation for the services of the day. With pride we want you to see and enjoy with us, the new pulpit furniture. How wonderful it is to have ,4nembers and friends like you, who donated to the pulpit fund. We're greatful we owe nothing on it. We'd like to report that we put to good use, the proceeds from our March "Box Dinner", to paint the outside the build- ing. Your donation to the Ceme- tery Fund was used in June to pay for the cemetery to be cleaned. Now its time to start all over again as this is a perpetual need. Last Sunday, Pastor Perkins dedicated the beauty of our sur- roundings to the service of the Lord. Then he preached a beau- tiful and powerful sermon from the new pulpit. If you were ab- sent, you missed a treat. Our pianist, Jody Smith, was back with us, bringing her 10 day old daughter, Pamela Kay. Incidentally, Jody was the winner of the family Bible pre- sented by Pastor Perkins for bringing the most people to church over a period of 6 weeks. 9 year old Granville Ficklin won the Youth Bible. Congratula- Hollis H. Norris Celebrates We invite you to come get in the excitement at Clear Springs Church. What better way can you spend your Sunday evenings than by attending Training Union at 6:00 o'clock and evening worship at 7:00. This is the Sunday night place to be. Don't forget prayer meeting Wednesday nights. Sunday School starts at 9:45 am.; morning worship at 11. See you at church next Sun- day! RESCUE REPORT The Tri-City Rescue Squad' made one run locally and ten out-of-town runs. 764 miles were put on the ambulances in the past week. The only local run was carried to the Florala Memorial Hospital - Mrs. Eva Mac Johnston, Lakewood, Fla. The out-of-town runs were as follows: Mrs. Katie Kendrick, 1600 Wood Ave., Florala; Mr. Adamn Shaw, Jr., Crestview, Fla.; Mrs. Eve Moore, Stella Rt.,.Florala, Ala.; Mr. Lassie Simpler, Rt. 3, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; Mr. Frank Pick- ran, Florala, Ala.; Mr. Sehua Wise, P.O. Box 124, Lockhart, Ala.; Mrs. Lonette Caine, E. 3rd St., Florala, Ala.; Mr. Thornton, Railroad Ave., Flo- rala, Ala. These patients were admitted to the Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp, Alabama. The only other out-of-town run was to the Pensacola Baptist Hos- pital where Mr. Jimmy Wise was admitted. Members on r ?. this week are Wayne Barrineau and Mar- vin Robbins. The Tri-City Rescue Squad would like to titank everyone for driving carefully and taking extra precautions while swimming. We have had fewer accidents this year than ever before, as a result of people being more careful. Cp. Fay Fleming Lt. Tommy Bishop Sec. Tres. H. O. Bass I I 77th Birthday, July 26 Hollis H. Norris celebrated his 77th birthday, July 26. On Sunday, July 28, a dinner was held in his honor at his home in the Smyrna Community, Route 2, Florala. All eight of his children attended: Lelon and Madean Norris, Hubert and Macie Norris, Route 2, Flo- rala,. Alabama, Thomas and Emogene Norris, Florala, Ala, Leola Maddox, Mulberry, Flo- rida, Gladys Adkisson, Webs- ter, Flot'ida, Bobby Sue and Hollis Jackson, Lacoochee, Florida, Mattie and Milton Handcock, Plant City, Florida, Evelyn and Luther Spivey, Sam- son, Alabama. The grandchildren and great grandchildren attending were Hayward and Jean Norris and son Chad, Dianne and Julian Jones and daughter Lenagail, Dewayne Norris and fiancee, Deborah Holley. Dannette Nor- ris, all of Route 2, Florala; Ann and Buck Roberts and son Johnny, Florala, Alabama; De- brah Spivey and boyfriend, Bob Stan and Jeffrey Spivey, Sam- son, Alabama; Ferril and Di- anne Maddox and daughter Tra- cey, Plant City, Florida; Delo- ris and Charles Creach and children, Atlanta, Georgia; Glo- ria and Carl Tucker and child- ren, Bushnell, Florida; Alice and Sylvia Adkisson, Webster, Florida; GaLl Norris and friend Maria, Pensacola, Florida; Derrick and Carlton Hancock, Plant City, Florida; Terry and Holly Sue Jackson, Sharon and Bill, Lacoochee, Florida. Other relatives and friends attending include Ruth Hayes, Crestview, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Norris, Wade and Carolyn Adams and children, Gaskin, Florida; Mack and I_ ala Radney, Route 2, Florala, Ala- bama; Jo and Carolyn Bryan, Samson, Alabama; Brother and Mrs. James Sandars and boys, Graceville, Florida; Clayton and Verna Geohagan, Florala, Alabama and Brother Tucker Aplin, Lakewood, Florida. Hollis and Lola Norris havea large family of eight children, twenty-two grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A total of seventy-two relatives and friends enjoyed a delicious meal together. The family concluded a joy- full day by singing gospel songs for their beloved lathes and grandfather. EASTERN STAR TO MEET AUGUST I Covington Chapter 441, Order of the Eastern Star will hold their monthly meeting, Thurs- day, August 1, 1974. There will be a phaseofwork presented which will be of in- terest to all members. All members are urged to attend. PERSONAL Sgt. Alton L. (Pete)Hollo- way has returned home after a ,'nars tour in Thailand and will ,,e home for 30 days with friends and relatives. He will then leave for a 2 years tour in England. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Glenn Hutcheson of Huntsville and Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Rutcheson and son, Phillip of Niceville visited with Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hut- cheson of LoCkhart. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McLeod,. Mrs. Hazel Chapell and son, Scott of Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Hurtis Price of Opp spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Price of Lock- hart. Cindy Crosby is visiting Hop- kins Hall on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta. She is the guest of her sister, Sissy Nogar. Both girls will come home to be with their parents, the Woodford Pridgeon's of Pax- ton, the first of August. Cindy will be a ninth grader at Paxton this year, and inSep- tember, Sissy will return to Emory University as a senior. MULTI-PURPOSE OVER 3,570 ACRES CHOICE FARM LANDS SOME TIMBER LAND @ WATERFRONT 19 separate parcels in fertile County, Alabama near the Gulf of Bids for purchase of one or more to be opened Tuesday, Sept. 10, I! For complete details, terms and locations and descriptions, CALL OR THE TRUST DEPARTMENT MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK OF P. O. Drawer 2527 * Mobile, Ala. Phone (205) 438-1711 Ext. 484 or WITH EVERY HOME sold the month of gust, Bob Rennet is giving away a free American Garbage Disposal Unit. OINK OINK . . That's right, one live, goodness pig. So take the bacon home month with a new home from Gulf State bi le Home. THAT'S NO BUMB STEER, just one live pig with every home this month. SEE THE HAPPY PEOPLE at Gulf State, and Barbara Renner, for your housincj Brewton Road--222-41~ Andalusia, Alabama DEATHS SIMPLER Ill Mr. Lassie Thomas Simpler, age 76, passed away Saturday, July 27, 1974 in an Opp hos- pital. He was a resident of Route Three, DeFuniak Springs, Florida for the past 38 years where he was engaged in farm- ing. He was a native of Ala- bama and a member of the Gaskin Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Marshal Simpler; three sons, Mr. James H. Simplerand Mr. Thomas Simplerboth of DeFuniak Springs; Mr. Carlis Simpler of Carterville, Georgia; three daughters, Mrs. Verdell Mur- clock of Pensacola; Mrs. Bur- nell Martin of Milton, Mrs. Margaret Leddon of Selma; 17 grand children and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Metho- dist Church of Gaskin with Rev- erends McDaniel and Copps of- ficiating. Burial was in the Gaskin Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing, FROM HOW through AUGUST 17th @ WILL HOLD ANY LAY AWAY L Asst. Solid Colors Corduroy Weave 65% Polyester 35% Cotton Flair Log Sizes 7-12 BY FAMOUS MAKER SHOP OUR BACK-TO-SOHO ITEMS cOMIIll IN DALLY r MI , ASST, STYLI~~ COLORS SELECT 100 PE OR POLYI & COTTO SIZES 28 SPIVEY Mr. Chesley Lee Spivey, age 68, passed away Tuesday, July ~-3, 1974 unexpectedly. He was a resident of Route One, Lau- rel Hill, Florida and a mem- ber of the South Ebenezer Bap- tist Church. He was active in farming and formerly em- ployer with the Okaloosa County School system. Survivors include two daugh- ters, Mrs. Elton Wallace and Mrs. Betty A. Prater both of Route One, Laurel Hill; "and two granddaughters. Funeral services were con- ducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Reverend Rhett Ev- erage officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. PERSONAL Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kings- ley, Amy and Betsy of Dothan, and Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Mc- Call, Jama and Thomas of DeFuniak visited Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Yeaman Sunday and at- tended Homecomingat The First Baptist Church. ROYAL RANGERS HOLD MEETINGS Sizes S, M, L, XL ONLY! FOR PI(6. OF 10 PKG. OF 4 Sizes 10-20 FOR TOP C PKG. STH ST,t FLORALA; ALAB,tMA 100 PERC ACETATE 3 to PKG. WHITE & t COLORS SIZES SCHOOL 6LUE Big 8-0z. Bottle FOR LIMIT 00 The Royal Rangers of the Florala Assembly of God Church, boys, ages 7 to 16 hold regular meetings every Wed- nesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the church. They invite boys in this age group to come and join them. LIMIT 2