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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• U~EaSJ~Ii~JE~T TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• F~bt~ THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, News Of Interest by Merle Woodham Larry Strickland - - A n A rtist Of Whom We Can All Be Proud MR. AND MRS. J. C. STRICKLAND, left, reflect the pride all Flornitans have in their son, Larry's success in the arts. At right is Jimmy Cannon of Montgomery, son of Mrs. Kathe- line Cannon, who is assisting Strickland with promotions and Larry. The reprint being disniaved. "The Weigh In," is one of Larry's most famous, which sold for what we in Florala would consider ,a fabulous sum. It is on display at The Bank of Flo- rala. Local artist Larry Strickland of New Orleans, Louisiana, is resting at home for a few days between showings in Montgomery and in New Orleans. Larry is the son of Mr. find Mrs. J. C. Strickland, East 6th Avenue, Florala. While here, he is serving-as his dad's chief assistant in the frame making business out at Carious Buffalow's work shop. They are turning out some real nice looking frames made from old unpainted wood which blends nicely with Larry's water color scenes of rural area landscapes. Larry is presently working in several different mediums, in- cluding water color, acrylic and wood sculpture. His work will be featured in a month long show in Montgomery at Gallery South, located in the historic Cottage Hill section. The show will begin October 17, with an opening attended by Larry from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. This showing will consist ofpredomi~tely water color paintings. Gallery South is located at 532 Clay Street, just off 65 North in west Montgomery. This will be the first of several showings of Strlckland's work this fall. There will be one in New Orleans later this mouth. Other showings will be in Birmingham, Aia- bama and in Taliahassee, Florida in the uear future. The showing in Montgomery will be nearest for Larry's Flor- Ida fans and I hope many of you will make a special effort to at- tend. Our taleQted young people need encouragement. I know will all agree with me on that. ,. A reprint from one of Larry's most popular paintings, "The Weigh In',, is ol display at The Bank of Florala. Make a point tp aeemit v~ you re that way. It is a scene which many of our young ~e today have never seen. I doubt that Larry ever ¢lid. This painting was done from a picture at the request of a political figure in Mobile. It pictures a field of white cotton (Oh, my aching back) and the proprietor of an estate "weighing in" sacks of cotton at days end. One of the women folk is backed I~p with hands on hips as if to say -- "ya better weigh it right, this time!" : All of Larry's paintings are good and better, but my favorites tlm~ sc~es of days gow by and beautiful landscq~es. STRICKLAND, left and his father, J. C. (Buddy)8tricldand, prepare wood for frames. Strlcklaml's water color portrait of a neighbor in the French Quarters, New Orleans, Louisiana. STRICKLAND DISPLAYS a lovely landscape view of a Virginia farm scene, around Roanoke. In Larry's travels when he sees a scene which suits his fancy, he proceedsto stop, sketch it or get a mental pitcture, thus some of his best work emerges. Card Of Thanks My family joins me in ex- pressing our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many friends and relatives for their love and concern shown while I was confined to the hospital and at home. The lovely flowers, visits, cards an(l prayers were deeply appreciated. A special thanks to the staff at Florala Memorial Hospital for their every consideration. The Lord bless each of you, is our prayer. Martelle Johnston And Family 9-16-1tc Is Now The Town O! Lookhart Area. Call Collect 222-452£; nlor The Florala High School Junior High Football Team will get the 1976-77 season underway this Thursday night, September 16, as they go up aeainst the Opp Bobcats. Game time is 7:00 p.m. in Mathews Stadium. Coaches George Lancaster and James Wallace are opti- mistic about the year's pros- pects with 40 or 50 players out. They have been prepar- ing themselves for this en- counter with the Bobcats since school began September 1. The Junior High schedule for the year is as follows: COMMISSION Continued From Page 1 The Sheriff also told the commissioners that he would not request any raises for his employees, but ff they ap- proved other salary increases for other departments, that he wanted his "people" to get them also. However, he com- mented that he understood that the Commission was trying to cut expenses and that he appre- ciated any work they were do- ing to get a new county jail. When questioned about pos- sible equipment needs, the sheriff said that they had all the equipment that was need- ed and that the radio equip- ment was in "tip-top" shape. In other business with the sheriff, the Board of Com- missioners followed his ad- vice and rejected a request for a liquor license for Barbara Weeks at Lela Restaurant on Route Two, Dozier, Alabama. The Sheriff, in a letter to the Commissioners, stated that since Mrs. Week's husband, Lloyd Weeks, was currently in the County Jail on a peace war- rant and since he had also been indicted for intent to murder and this trial would come be- fore the Circuit Court next session, he believed it would be best not to grant the li- cense. The motion to reject the request was made by Com- missioner Tot Maynard. The Commission also voted to approve a tax exemption for a plant extension of the Chem- bond Resin Manufacturing Plant in Andalusia. The Chem- bond Company will be adding a $331,583.70 extension to their present plant and this action by the Commission will also have to make this addition free of ad valorem taxes, ex- cept taxes for school, accord- ing to Keltys Powell, County Treasurer. The Commissioners also vo- ted to include in the budget for 1977 an appropriation of $200 /or the Resource, Conserva- tion and Development Project. The RC&D for the Wiregrass area, takes in nine counties and is a part of the Soil Conserva- tion Department, according to Pltts. Commissioner Jerry Ad- ams, who has served on the RC&D Board, said that out of the $3 million spent in the Wiregrass area by them that approximately $600,000 to ~00,000 had been spent in Covington County. The money given by the county is used for office expenses and other operational expenses of the RC&D, according to Adams. The question of overtime pay for county employees was also discussed. Since May of 1973 all county, city and state mmployees have been covered under the Federal Wage and Hour Regulations. These regu- lations required overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours per week. However, recently another court overturned this statue for government employees and now county employees as weTl as city and state employees are not covered by Wage and Hour Laws. This ruling meant that Cov- ington County could end all overtime pay for their em- ployees if they wished to, ac- cording to Pitts. Commissioner Treut Lewis opposed the ending of overtime Pay saying that he believed the men should be paid overtime if they worked for it. He also said that he believed paying overtime would keep down any move to unionize. Commissioner Weed Hicks agreed with Lewis. Hicks said he believed that county work- ers deserved overtime pay wheu they worked just as much as mill workers and other wor- kers did. Commissioner Maynard re- ported that the men he had working for him said that they would prefer a small salary in- crease instead of overtime. Following some more dis- cussion about the use of a time clock and sick leave, the Corn- Thursday, September 16, Opp played at Florala, 7:00; Tuesday, September 21, Daleville played at Daleville, 7:00; Thursday, October 7, En- terprise, played at Florala, 7:00; Tuesday, October !2, Dale- Comments From Coach Paul Terry Coach Paul Terry in com- menting on the game Friday night said that he was not too happy with the way Florala played ball. Suchthings as get- ting to the 1 yard line and fum- bling the ball really distresses Terry. He was pleased over the victory, but said we would have to play a much better game againstGeorgiana Friday night. Terry named Jeffery Thrash as the offensive player of the week. Thrash rushed for 101 yards in 10 carries. John Hunt was named as defensive standout with 11 individual tackles. Terry stated that Geor- giana's team started out in the 9th grade playing football to- gether and that their's is a well coached team. He says they are the best in their area and probably the best in south Alabama. Their lone defeat last year was suffered at the hands of the Florala Wildcats. The key to whether we win or lose, in the opinion of this News reporter, depends on how the 'Cats handle All American Quarterback Leo Campbell. If they handle him anything like they did last year, there isn't a whole lot he can do ing flat of his back. Keep in mind defensive line and the rush on[ IfCampbell~ a down, let it be in a direction -- falling down. do ya say?? You can Your fans have every ccs- fidence. Terry said that is the beginning of area for the Florala Wildcats the game's outcome couldl sible decide who goes play-offs. Game time in Georgia~ 7:30. Let's all be there support the Florala as they go up against one their toughest oi~. missioners voted to keep pay- ing county employees overtime for all over 40 hours. The next Commission meet- ing will be September 30, when the Commission decides on the budget for the coming fiscal year. ARSON Continued From Page 1 troyed the Williams Grocery Store in the Blue. Lake Com- munity in 1973. Their bond was set at $30,000 each. John Henry Franklin who was arrested earlier in connection with the Hide-A-Way Club fire waived Grand Jury indictment and pied guilty to second de- gree arson charges before Judge F. M. Smith on Septem- ber 8, according to District Attorney McGill. He is now in jail awaiting probation report before being sentenced. A September 30 arraignment date is scheduled and trial dates for the principals in the case will be set at that time, according to Harrell. Moore claimed in the Mont- gomery newspaper that Harrell and McGill were attempting to tie him in an arson ring be- cause he fired them from city employment when he was mayor of Opp. He fired Har- rell as Chief of Police and Mc- Gill as City Recorder's Court Judge. Moore recently was de- featnd in his bid for a fifth term as Opp's mayor, when he lost to incumbent mayor Mal- com Seun by a 289 vote mar- gin. Harrell, while making no comment on the ex-mayor's charges against him, said that Moore had fired him as Chief of Police and that was the only time in his entire life that he had been fired. Harrell is currently serving his second term as sheriff. Milton Wins By Four Votes In Lockhart In Lockhart, Milton Owens won by four votes ovl~r Pat Schofield in the Place Five on the council. Owens received 94 votes, while Schofleld re- ceived 90. Hunt am And ies 858-6027 Florala, Alabama I van. nue,,Au m=una.o, I:ZDERATED GUARANTY I..IFIE MRS. -YN ' Z ZESS,N r 858-$038 How does an annuity work? How does I! aM Insurance? Annuities and life insurance have functions which ere opposite. Life insurance protects the beneficiaries while the provides income to the insured. Literally, an annuity meard amount payable at regular intervals, it is a guarantee between insurance company and an individual, using assigned rat~ mortality tables, whereby the company agrees to pay a income to the annuitant. Effective/y, there is an annuity buj/t every life insurance policy.., with settlement options in which may take the cash value of the policy at time of retirement aS I annuity.., receiving a monthly income for life. Dark stains on aluminum pans can be avoided if you add vinegar to the water before boiling eggs. Highway 84 West Opp, Alabama Sale September 16, 17, 18 Hours 8:30 To 6:00 SIDEWALK SALE 18TH LEISURE SUITS {ALL} .EN,.,EANS 1/2 LARGE GROUP OF WESTERN SHIRTS 1/2 off MEN'S DOUBLE KNIT SLACKS $ Many Other Items Will Be Reduced For: ville, played at Florala, 7:00; Tuesday, October 19, Sam- son, played at Samson, 7:00; Monday, October 25, Stranghn, played at Florala, 7:00; Tuesday, November 2, Stranglm, played at Stranghn, 7:00. SIDEWALK SALE DO NOT MISS THIS SALI Locations Also In Evergreen And MonrOev|