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-= ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. 9 STORK SHOWER HOSTESSES - from left, Mrs. KayStrickland, Mrs. Michelle Mitchell, honoree Mrs. Davidmm, Misses Lisa Mitchell and Cindy Woodham THE FLORALA NEWS -- THURSDAY, AUGUST 5. 197e My Neighbors: "Okay, so my error comf the company weeks of work~ and a few hundred thou .... I said I was sorry, didn't I?", ENJOY STORK SHOWER - pictured, from left, honoree's sister, Lisa Mitchell, mother-in-law Mrs. ~; mother, Mrs. Maryon Mitchell; grandmothers, Mrs. Louise Hardy and Mrs. Ruby Mitchell. Mrs. I)aviu~,tm, seated, prepared to open gifts. Stork Shower Held anticipation of new arri- be so exciting as was '.ed at the baby shower Mrs. Debbie David- esday, July 27, at the Cindy Woodham. s were Lisa l, Mrs. Kay Strickland, Pelham. guests enjoyed-refresh- merits of party sandwiches, ca- ke, hot cheese dip and chips, and fruit punch. Colors of pink and green were used in the de- corations. Mrs. Davidson received many useful gifts, including a mechanical baby swing from the hostesses, for which she was most appreciative. Walton County Political Announcements The George A. Earl Family lna q .976 Pioneer Woman Qualifies For LINDSEY T. J. Lindsey " Candidate For MOORE Moore Seeks Re-Election For School Board County Sheriff T. J. Lindsey announces that he will be a candidate for Sheriff of Walton County in th~ upcoming elections. He is a life time resident of Walton County, a veteran of World War Two, a Master Mason of Lodge #170 of DeFuniak Springs, a member of the First Baptist Church of Johnnie W. Moore, School DeFuniak Springs, and was Board Member, District 4, Justice of the Peace for 12 .announces his candidacy for re-election. Moore is a graduate of Walton Senior High School, and a member of DeFuniak Lodge 170 of Masons of Florida. He has spent four years in the U.S. Navy and received an honorable dis- charge in 1955. He is 44 years bf age and has four children; three boys, Jimmie, Jackie and Joe, and one daughter, Teresa. He has been married to his wife, Glenda, for the past 26 years, and they attend the United Pentecoastal Church. years. T.J. has two daughters, Betty Jean Fondren, a first grade teacher at Maude Saun- ders Elementary School, and Vicki, who will be a senior at Walton Senior High School this year. He has operated Lindsey's Texaco Service Station in downtown DeFuniak for the past 28 years, and he and his wife Sallie, have operated the Texaco distribution for the past 14 years. "I want the good people of Walton County to know that I • tenuaent ~ ~ Moore plans to continue understand the problems con- ItJ¢ It being honest and fair and not cerning the 'citizens of Walton to show any partiality in any County, and if I am elected decisions and plans to always your sheriff, I will dispose of ~/~ keep in mind the children of my business and be a full-time L ton Count~c heels Walton County to see that they sheriff, and i will work y get the best education avail- ~[~ in Paxton with my husband, George A. Earl, and my constantly to solve the pro-. able for the tax dollar the blems of you, the citizens of ll!~ ", Richard, David and Mary Earl. : school board has to spend. Walton County,says T.J. ~are not natives from Walton County. My family and I . Ilh'uere because it is the cleanest and most beautif~tl part lt$,.~tate. We want to help her keep her beauty from within Vote For And Elect Eing all our children in the best schools in America. h in five different states and I can do the job better ave taught in the best schools in Florida. I taught Candidate For Tax Collector * I am a graduate of Walton Senior High School and Troy State University * I am a Vietnam veteran- 101st Airborne Division * If elected I promise honest, efficient and courteous service * 1 will always remember that 1 am a employee of the people and that my salary is paid by the taxpayers. pd. pol. adv. by Freddy Baker in Florida, five years in West Virginia, and I was in Barnesville Public Schools in Ohio for four years. years in Florala, Alabama - making a total of in the educational fields. and I are active 4-H leaders in Paxton and are hristians. We belong to St. Margarets Church in give Walton County Schools the kind of leadership win the response and respect of the student and pa- While in office, I will be at every ones service, Old. I am going to visit every school, every week. adult education in every school building in the coun- I have to teach them myself. It is a shame to find day of age that can not read or write. My motto is for all Walton County people, young or old, poor mother of three and an expert on saving money, so of Walton County School, I can save the ~ot ask for any raise in salary during my term in of- ~et more books for the school library, set up more to choose from. • O!d not make Walton County beautiful - God did with its early pioneers. I am a late pioneer and I want 76 pioneer. I am going to ride my bike to all parts to ask for your vote and what you want in your four years in Walton County Schools. Pd. Pol. Adv. by Nina Earl TROTMAN i I i Political Rally Paxton Friday Trotman Seeks Re-Election As County Judge Joe Dan Trotman, Judge of the County Court, announces the he has qualified for re-election and will appreciate your vote and support during the coming election. The judges of the State of Florida have honored him by naming him to serve as the President of the Florida County Judges Association and he has also served as President of the Florida Council of Juvenile Court Judges. He had 24 years experience of dealing with the juvenile court during his time as County Judge. You need someone to serve you that you know that you can go to and get the information you desire. Joe Dan Trotman is quail- fled, experienced, and capable. During the past four years he has served in Okaloosa County Courts, Santa Rosa County Courts, and Escambia County along with his duties in Walton County. Elect a man you know--Joe Dan Trotman. I Property Appraiser Lifelong Resident Of Walton County Registered Florida Real Estate Broker "The .Right Man To Get The Job Done Right" .pd. pol. adv. by R. Jette Campbell - Elect - The Man ... I. A Christian Man: Believes that seeking the will of God and following His leadership is the most important thing in anyone's life. Attends church regularly with his family at the East Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs. Serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Believes that educators should set a positive example for the children of our county. II. A Family Man: Married Anna Kay Peacock in 1963. Father of three children -- Donna, age 12; Fran, ll and Brad, IV2. Devoted to his family and enjoys family activities. Puts the welfare of his family ahead of his own personal interests and desires. lqhe P/aq'orm... I. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: To meet the needs of all the children of Walton County. Emphasis on the BASIC SKILLS, especially in the lower grades. Provide programs for the mentally and physically handicapped and those with specific learning disabilities. Provide an academic program to accommodate the abilities, needs, and interests of the college bound and those who do not plan to go to college. Expanded vocational and technical training for those interested in learning a trade. Insist that every student be required to demonstr:.te progress in achievement before moving from one level of instruction to the next level. II. DISCIPLINE IN THE SCHOOLS: Provide the positive leadership from the county level to insure orderly conduct in all schools. Insist upon the accountability of school officials for the whereabouts and behavior of all students at all times during school hours. Insist that parents be informed and their help be solicited in severe discipline cases and in cases of habitual absenteeism and tardiness. Recommend the establishment of a county wide "code of conduct" to be adopted by the school board and implemented at all schools. This would contain only the minimum standards essential to an educational enviornment and allow for additional policies and procedures at the individual school level. HI. ADMINISTRATION: Fair and impartial administra- tion of the school system. Provide positive leadership in staff development and employee relations. Make regular and frequent visits to every school to become better informed and to offer my personal assistance in meeting the needs of the school system. Seek the advice of parents, teachers, students, principals, bus drivers, custodians, lunchroom workers, teacher aides, secreta- ries, maintenance people, and others concerned with the school system. Work hard to provide the best schools that available resources will afford. Treat everyone like I lute to be treated. III. A Professional Man: Began his teaching career at Darlington Jr. High School in 1962. Taught at Paxton and Freeport High Schools for two years and at Walton High School for six years. Served as principal of Paxton High School for the past five years. Has a total of fourteen years experience in the Walton County School System. Always maintained a good relationship with students, parents, and fellow educators. Anxious to hear both sides of an issue before making a decision. IV. An Active Man: In addition to the various activities of his church and school activities he participates in other community functions. Member of DeFuniak Lodge #170 F&AM, Camp #10 W.O.W., Paxton Ruritan and Walton County Farm Bureau. Enjoys fishing, hunting, all types of sports and "raising a few cows." IV. ECONOMY: Exercise conservation in spending tax dollars without sacrificing quality of the program. Insist upon a dollar's worth of education for every dollar spent. Take advantage of every means of saving through central purchasing and competitive bidding. Insist upon efficiency in every phase of the school program. Everyone on the payroll should have a job to do and be doing it. Recommend fair and equitable salary schedules for both instructional and non-instructional personnel. V. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Bring the schools and communities into closer relationships through a positive program of public relations. Promote public participation in school activities such as athletic events, PTA programs, and public assemblies. Encourage every citizen of Walton County to become concerned with and to support our school system. V. A Working Man: Appreciates the concept of work. Worked at numerous jobs to help earn an education. Worked with general contractors in construction during summers and in grocery stores and hardware stores on weekends. Mowed yards, raked leaves and drove a delivery truck. pd, pol. adv. by David E. Drake