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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 PAGE 3 7' Wildcat football teams hold reunion . REUNION ATTENDEES included (seated l-r) Bobby Hayes, Harold Elmore, Wiley White, Coach Parker White, Jerry Harrison, Van Chambers, Cootie Sightler, Clifton Prescott; (standing, l-r) Larry Crosby, Kelly Curenton, Jim Burgess, Charles Peoples, Chuck Wallis, Charles Aplin, Dick Cannon, Carson Paul, Robert Harrison, Kermit George, Bobby Peoples, Buddy Holly, Skip Eiland, Terry Gibbs, Dan Cannon, Wayne Campbell, Larry Presley, and Ed Harrison. On August 28, the '58, '59, 60 and '61 Covington County High School (CCHS) Wildcat football teams held a reunion at the Ladies Clubhouse in Florala. Coach Parker White and his wife, Wiley, were in attendance. Mayor Robert Williamson and former Mayor Joe Evans welcomed the group prior to a serving of barbeque and all the trimmings, followed by great visiting and fellow- ship. Each former player and manager spoke of the great measure of serf-reliance, toughness, achievement of goals, and hard work that Coach White instille4 in everyone. If you played for Coach White or was a team manager, much was expect- ed of you as he demanded excellence and never accept- ed second best. Prior to Coach white's ar- rival in Florala, it had been 5 non-winning seasons in a row and three years in a row with 1 tie and no wins. His four teams compiled records of 1-9, 5-4-1, 7-2-1, and 7-3 beating Opp 26-0 and An- dalusia 19-6 in '60. Along came September and the workingman's day. SQon breezes of summer will all pass away. With rain as his silver and sun as his gold, the workingman's treasure has jewels untold! These beauties of nature he surely will find. They'll bring him comfort in spirit and mind! In this world he crosses purple mountains so high, and valleys in green velvet under God's blue sky! It's time for him to rest under evening's first star and hear the whipporwills calling from afar! t! Mary Ann Whiddon ROSE were so rich in color. That was a bad thing for the one who had to pick up the .trash. Me! That was back in the days when those of us living in the country didn't have grass and yards had to be swept every Saturday. Ina Grfffith has real good eggs. She furnishes us Methodist women with eggs, but, doesn't always have enough to go around, when they are in abundance, Paxton Farm Center some- times carries them. Once when our daughter, Sherry Strickland was making her favorite chocolate cake, it turned our especially light and fluffy. She just couldn't understand why. I told her it was because she had used Ina's eggs. She couldn't be- lieve it. True, true, true as Joe Robert Evans used to say... I haven't heard him use that expression lately. FROM FRONT FIRST PRESBYTERXAN CHURCH hosted the Minis- terial Association Fifth Sun- day night service this time around to a full house. It is always such a joy to visit our area churches. The choir, directed by Clara Pittman, always lifts your spirt with their special music. Pastors attending included the R:evs. Ed Britton, First Urfited Methodist; Charlie Len- nard, and James Pickron, First Baptist, John Love- lady, Paxton Baptist, and Bennie Day, Florala Church of God. The Revs. Lovelady and Day are not currently members of the Association but have shown an interest in becoming members. Leroy Cole of Andalusia spoke concerning the minis- try of helping others through the Covington County Bap- tist Association. He was in- strumental in getting Chris- tian Services of Covingtorr County located in Andalu- sia, Opp, and Florala. All the centers are in dire need of volunteers to help keep these centers open and stocked with food, clothing, etc, for hundreds of people in need. The success of these centers depend on volun- teers, donations and shop- pers. Among the job responsi- bilities are cashiers, sorters, organize racks, general as- sistance, and food distribu- tion. - Colossians 3:17 says, '"Whatsoever you do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." If anyone reading this column has any idle time, please volunteer your ser- vices. The Florala Center needs all of the above. It is without food. Please help! Mr. and Mrs. James Alan Wilder Sarah Elizabeth Yarbrough, daughter of Charles R. Yarbrough, Jr. of Fredericksburg, VA, and Chuck and Elizabeth Gagner of Florala and James Alan Wilder, son of Lewis and Barbara Wilder of Niceville, FL, were united in marriage on August 28 in a ceremony with close friends and family at Eden Gardens State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Niceville Community Center. A second recep- tion will be held on September 6 at the Yarbrough home on the Rappahannock in Fredericksburg. The bride is working on her bachelor's degree in sociaI services for education at the University of West Florida, and is currently working as a credit union teller in the Niceville area. The groom earned a bachelor's degree in media communications from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY. He is employed by Starbucks in Destin, FL and is the owner of Wilder Creations. Auburn University at Montgomery announces summer 2010 graduates More than 200 students received degrees at Auburn University at Montgomery's summer commencement on Saturday, July 31. During this ceremony, Lisa V. West of Florala earned a bachelor's degree in nursing. WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU RECOVER. New Contact Information and Procedures for Individuals and Businesses to File Claims for Costs and Damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident of April 20, 2010 The Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), administered by Kenneth R. Feinberg, has been established to assist claimants in filing claims for costs and damages incurred as a result of the oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident of April 20, 201 0. Claims previously filed with the BP Claims Process have been transitioned to the new GCCF Claims Facility for review, evaluation and determination by the GCCF. You Can NOW File Your Claim In One Of The Foll0wincl Ways: 1) Online: By accessing the GCCF Website at: 2) By Mail: Call our Toll-Free number to receive a copy of the Claim Form by U.S. Mail. Complete a Claim Form and mail it to: 3) 4) Gulf Coast Claims Facility P.O. Box 9658 ' Dublin, OH 43017-4958 By Fax: Complete your Claim Form and fax it to the GCCF at: 1.866.682.1772. Visit one of our Claims Site Offices: Claims offices have been established in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Visit our website for a complete list of locations. A Claims Evaluator will assist you with the filing process. Confflctenos para obtener informaci6n en espafiol. Hy lin he." v6i, chfng t6i de c6 th6ng tin bng ting Vi.t.