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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, D1S~SEMINATION,'STOR~GE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED~ PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER GRACE CARSON CIRCLE MEETS WITH MRS. HOLLEY BY: Vera Whiddon At 3:00 o'clock Monday af- ternoon members of the Grace Carson Circle of First Bap- tist Church met in the home of Mrs. T. B. Halley for their re- gular meeting. A goodly num- ber of members were present to study and enjoy the teaching of God's word and to stress the importance of so doing. Mrs. Alberta Gamble open- ed the meeting with prayer, followed by interesting group discussion. Mrs. Guy Wilson brought to the Circle's atten- tion, a need for a visitation program which should prove to be enlightening for those con- cerned for the Lord's work. At the conclusion of the meet- ing, with prayer by Mrs. W. W. Hodge, Mrs. Holley served de- licious refreshments of ice cream and cola-float, home- made pound cake, wafers and iced tea. This being the last meeting of the church, brought on a challenge for an even more eventful year in 1976. STEPHENSON "d ? J DESCENDANTS GATHER AT LAKE .~ hosts for the delightful occa- o ~ sion. Those attending included Mr. q$ and Mrs. T. L. Cannon of Flu- " ~ rala, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. ... Mrs. PoppeIl The descendents of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Oliver Stephenson gathered Saturday, September 13 at the Lake Jack- son State Park Activities Build- ing for a family reunion• Mr• and Mr_s. F. L. Cannon and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Palmer were Saxon Wagner Weds 4r * O W.L. Palmer of Andalusia, ~t Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cannon, Faye, Jennifer and Rick of Shalimar, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Danny Cannon, Ashley and Derek Clay Poppell Saxon Beth Wagner and AI Derek Clay Poppell were unit- ed in marriage in an impres- sive double ring ceremony in the First Presbyterian Church of Florala, on Sunday, August 10, at 5 P.M. The Reverend Jim Caraway officiated and music was presented by Robert Rodwell, organist. Mark of Phenix City, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Palmer, and son David of Oneonta, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Palmer of Huntsville, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. James Stephenson, Jerry and Jimmie of Geneva, Ala- bama; Mr. and Mrs. Royce ceremony in the social rooms Stephenson of Samson, Ala- of the church. After a wedding bama; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sic- trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee phenson, Charlie and Micklyn and Columbia, South Carolina, of Enterprise, Alabama; Mr. the couple are residing in and Mrs. Danny Barfield of Boloiz, Mississippi. Thegroom Troy, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. is serving with the U.S. Air Tommie Rails of Troy, Ala- Force and is stationed atKees- bama; Mr. and Mrs• Oliver ler Air Force Base. Stephenson, Jr., and Laurie of Quarterb ck Nears Member The bride, given in marriage by her parents, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wagner of Florala. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Poppell of Florala. Gelaine Pound of Florala was the maid of honor. Suzanne Wagner, niece of the bride, was the flower girl and the ring bearer was Huey Poppell, bro- ther of the groom. Ale Larry Van Meter of Lemont, III., was best man. Ushers were Gary Thompson and Steve Geohagan, both of Florala. A reception followed the ' ( 10%Oats) Good Quality Combine Run Per Bushel Bulk Sacked (Slightly Higher) HOLMAN Bros. Elevator Phone 205-588-2261 Hartford, Ala. Florala Quarterback Club President Danny Harrison re- ports a wonderful response to their membership drive, shoot- lug for a goal of 200 members. As of Tuesday, September 16, 191 membership dues have been collected - only 9 to go to reach their goal. Past members or prospective members are ask- ed to contact Harrison or drive chairman, Dale Odom and pay the $5.00 membership fee. Harrison says that he expects to see all 191 at their regular meetings on Monday night, 7:00 p.m., Florala High School. Club members have the privilege of parking in the Quarterback Club parking lot, which allows you to be a little later coming to the home games and still be as- sured of a place to park. At the meeting Monday night, Coach Paul Terry gave a run- down on the upcoming game F ri- day night with an unbeaten Geor- Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Matthews, Miss Whiddon, and Mrs. Wilson. gianna team. 3-0-0 on thesea- son, Georgianna sports high Christmas Wreaths Program back.SCh°°lAssistantAll-American quarter-coach George Lan- caster reports that 45 junior Enjoyed By Garden Club footballers are getting ready for their first game this Thurs- day night with the Opp Bob- cats in Opp. Those who can, are urged to support the Ju- The Florala Garden Club held of pies, coffee, or tea. While prevent rot. their first meeting of the year everyone else enjoyed refresh- Program chairman, Mrs. on Thursdayafternoon, Septem- ments, Mrs. Alberta Gamble Georgia Matthews, introduced bet II, in the private dining reminded those present that it two charming ladies from An- room of The Dinner Bell Res- was time to transplant iris and dalusia Fleur de Lis Garden taurant, with good attendance gave suggestions as to how to Club, Mrs. Alice Wtlson, whoin from its membership and a fertilize and care for them. turn introduced Mrs. NinaTay- number of special guests. Now is the time to fertilize lot, who gave a demonstration your bulbs to have beautiful on how to make artistic Chris- Preceeding the program, specimen blooms in the spring, tmas wreaths from pine cones, everyone enjoyed refreshments Special attention was called to seed pods from water lilies consisting of a choice of tuna, the fact that iris and other bulbs and magnolias, seeds of all chicken or fruit salad, choice should have good drainage to kinds, nuts, cotton burrs, sy- camore balls, etc., items that can very easily be found right in your own back yard. Mrs. Taylor taught a class of about 30 students at Lurleen B. Wal- lace Junior College last year and when they had completed their works of art, they were hung in the lobby of the Cov- ington County Bank for every- one to enjoy. The sad part CllARLES PAUL WEEM$, about this was that everyone grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cla- wanted to buy the lovely wreaths rence Baker of Route Two, and the students wouldn't se11. Florala, Alabama, won first Each wreath was different, place in the Greenville, Ten- bringing out the artists per- nessee County Fair Baby Con- sonal tastes, test. Naturally, grandma Ba- Club members were so ira- ker was pleased as punch over pressed with Mrs. Taylor'sde- the outcome. His parents are monstration that they inquired Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Weems, as to the possibilities of her (nee Diane Posey), of Route Samson, Alabama; Mrs. Daniel coming to Florala and teaching Six, Greenville. L HAR EST Oliver Stephenson 11 and s~a a class ifl'~the near future.. She . , i • .:~ ~,~ Daniel i Oliver IV of Samson~:" said that she would be glad to _.- CONTINUED ~FROM FRONT Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. Del- if enough people were in- From The: Desk permitted. Soil moisture was mer Owen, Robyn and Julia of terested. reported by County Extension Samson, Alabama; Mrs. Mary Mrs. Taylor calls her Of The Chairmen as adequate except Faulk of Samson, Alabama;Mr. wreaths Heirloom Wreaths. for several areas of the State and Mrs. Billy McElroy, Will With every little care, they can Ge~rden C|ub where soil moisture was re- and Mike of Mobile, Alabama. be kept year after year. YouPresident ported short particularly in the Those unable to attend were: simply must guard against rats west central counties. Mary Evelyn Palmer of Anda- and mice and other insects by by Vera Whiddon Corn harvest for grain sl~cl lusia, Alabama; Daniel Oliver,~ spraying them with insect re- up from last week with 24per- Jr., Ill, of Samson, Alabama; pelleni, since they are usually Well, the first meeting of cent out of the fields. Last and Mr. and Mrs• Harald Ste- i:: loaded with such tasty treatsas our club is over and such a year at the same time only 17 phenson, Jamie and Danny of ...... pecans, black walnuts, hickory meeting can't be duplicated. percent of the crop had been Houston, Texas. nuts, acorns, peanuts, beans, The members and a goodly harvested. The remaining corn seeds, etc. She also suggested number of guests met at Flu- crop continues to be in good to MR. & MRS. COOPER an additional coat of shellac rala's new restaurant, TheDin- excellent condition, with 77 per- each year which will soon dis- ner Bell. The beauty of this cent mature, courage the mice. This treat- recent addition to Florala is The State's cotton crop was in HOST TO FAMILY ment, in years to come, will most outstanding and the food fair condition with II percent give your wreath a sculptured served was most pleasing to of the crop with open bolls, DINNER SATURDAY look. the apetite. while during the same periodin Mrs. Taylor, in making her Out-of-town guests present- 1974, there was 16 percent with Mr. and Mrs. Huston Cooper wreaths, uses all kinds of tools - ed a very enlightening program open bolls• Several counties were host to a family dinner drills (for drilling holes in the on behalf of program leader, around the State reported gin- Saturday night. Those attend- yard nuts and cones), hack saws Mrs. Georgia Matthews, on ning a few bales. Insects ing were Mr. and Mrs. Doc tVills Jo n (for cutting pine cones into "Making Something Out of still remain a problem. The Cooper, Mrs. Josephine Hal- " " " flowers - the butt end is used Little or Nothing" which turn- rain from scattered showers mes, Mr. andMrs. MickeyHen- Linda Jobson To somettmes, the tip end and flo- ed out to be "Heirloom Christ- aided late maturing cotton, but derson and Michael of Florala; wers are made from the center mas Wreaths". It was soon cone), locking shears are also evident that our membership caused problems of boll rot in Mr. and Mrs. James Adams some fields, used for this purpose, florist was eager to start collecting Soybeans, in good condition, and Rebecca of Opp, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cooper wires for wiring and attaching burrs and other interesting are maturing rapidly with33 and Mrs. Charles Underwood Wed Thomas Presley ornaments to your wreath, things'for such a program. percent with leaves turning yel- of Mayo, Florida. needle-nose pliers - a must for Club members voted to hold low and 9 percent matured. At holding and inserting small te- the meetings on a regular ha- this same time last year, the dious objects, power saw (for sis at The Dinner Bell and ac- crop was 23 percent matured. GRACE BAPTIST Mr. and Mrs. William Eu- Icy of Dothan. sawing pine cones vertically, cepted for membership, nine Insects remain a problem in gene Jobson of Atlanta an- Miss Jobson was graduated giving an altogether different new members. soybeans as in cotton, nounce the engagement of their at Auburn University where she effect, very effective for lining Due to the length of the pro- Peanuts remain in good con- MEMBERS HONOR daughter Linda Frances to was a member of Kappa Delta wreaths), picks for attaching gram, much of the business dition. As the week ended, 42 Thomas Michael Presley, son social sorority and Mortar small items, glue, varnish or was postponed until the next percent of the crop had been dug of Mr. and Mrs. Theron Pres- Board. She is now employed shallac, and of course, a very meeting. I challenge you to and 31 percent had been cam- PASTOR & WIFE by South Central Bell in Bir- stable styrofoam wreath, rein- join your president with en- bined, miugham, forced with wire, so that it will thusiasm and determination to Thunderstorms during the The members of Grace Bap- MRS. IRENE MOORE Mr. Presley, also an Auburn hold up year after year. do for our club those things week slowed hay harvest over tist Church honored their pas- graduate where he was a mere- If you plan to make your own essential for the growth of The most of the State and only a tar and wife, Reverend and Mrs. bet of Phi Kappa Phi, is pre- Christmas wreath- begin gath- Florala Garden Club and the limited amount was saved dur- Roy C. Maddox, with a surprise RETURNS HOME senUy employed by LibertyNa- ering your treasures, now. All City of Florala. ing the period. There was 84 anniversary supper Saturday tional Life Insurance Company types of cones must be Bath- Until later .... Vera. percent of the crop cut. Pas- evening. The Maddox's cele- FROM VACTION in Birmingham. ered now, as soon as they fall. lures remaininfairtogoodcon- brated their Zqth wedding anni- Grandparents of the bride- When you're visiting out-of- dition, versary on Friday, Septem- elect are Mrs. Homer Weaver state, be on the alert for in- Receipts from cattle market- bet 12. About 5:30 on Satur- Mrs. Irene Moore returned of Jacksonville, Alabama and teresting forms of nature to ings were moderately up from day, several members of the home on August 30 after spend- the late Mr. Weaver, and the add to your collection. Keep the marketings of the previous clmrch arrived at the Maddox ing two weeks visiting her son late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Da- an eye peeled when you're ira- week and up considerably from home with a complete supper, and family, Mr. and Mrs. No- rid Jobson. veling the highways Or taking a those of the comparable period already prepared, and a large Inn Moore of Lake Charles, Mr. Presley is the grandson nature walk, fishing around a year earlier, anniversary cake from the Louisiana. There, she joined of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mel- lakes, ponds or on the river church, her brother, H. C. Mclntosh Fin Bedsole, and Mrs. Herbert banks - the treasures you will Those who came andremain- and traveled to Kilgore, Texas Mfllard Presley of Florala, find are limitless as the ima- ed for the supper were Mrs. for a visit with brother, Doc Alabama, and the late Mr. Pres- gination. Eva Dandrtdge, Mrs. Cleo- Mclntosh and family for se- Icy. Mrs. Matthews is to be com- Cutts, Miss Erie Halley, Mrs. veral days. The wedding will be Novem- mended for having chosen such Wilton Miller, Mrs. GladysPo- Her vacation extended to ber Z2 at Briarlake Baptist talented and interesting pro- well and Mr. and Mrs. Ivin three weeks and Mrs. Moore Church in Decatur, Georgia. gram leaders. They were very Hull. was thankful over having an un- warmly received and their in- This was a very fine tribute eventful 1,400 miles trip, by lents appreciated. and demonstration of love and car. Special guests, other than Established In 1900 came as a total surprise to the In commenting on the child- ANNUAL COOPER Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Wilson, pastor and his family, ten, Mrs. Moore says Nolan were Mrs. Merle Woodham, has completed the required Mrs. ThelmaGunter, Mrs. Lou- hours to serve as Supervisor REUNION EVENT OF ise Matthews, Mrs. MaeWelch, of Child Welfare and Attendance Mrs. Syril Faine, Mrs. Jack • and/or Visiting Teacher. He End Time received his Masters Degree SUNDAY AFTERNOONMrs.GoolsbY'HazelMrS'Jackson,GwenMrs.Gibs°n'Ro- in 1965 from McNeese State bert McClellan, President of i College, plus the 30 hours gra- The annual Cooper reunion Paxton Garden Club, Mrs. Jack Tent Reviva duate study this summer. He was held Sunday, at the Corn- Zorn, Mrs. Betty Hooten, Mrs. is presently working with the munity Center in Samson, Ala- Faye Eunice, Mrs. HowardCau- State Department of Education hama. Approximately 100 fa- sey. Seventeen of the nineteen End Time Tent revival will as District V Drug Coordiua- mily members enjoyed the coy- Florala Garden Club members begin Thursday, September 19 tar. ered dish dinner. Those at- were present. Wing,. Alabama, beginning Nolan's wife, Sandy, is a tending from Florala were Mr. The program theme of learn- at 7:30. Evangelist Patty Le- graduate assistant at McNeese and Mrs. Huston Cooper, Mrs. ing together and sharing ones wis will bring the messages. State College and teaches 2 Josephine Holmes, Mr. and talents was, indeed, a fitting Everyone is encouraged to classes a day, plus continuing Mrs. Doc Cooper and Mr. and way in which to begin a new attend, work on her Master's degree. Mrs. Mickey Henderson. club year. nior Varsity at this l tug game of the Club member won the jackpot with his 9 out of predictions on II games. COVINGTON 441 OES TO THURSDAY Covington Order of Eastern their monthly meeti] day night, 7:30, the masonic Hall in All members are attend. THANK V' The band parents to express their to all who helped J, first game at home~ son a success the merchants Poli˘ ment, Rescue staff, News Office, team, band director, l to the many workers ed in everyway. PER Elder and Mrs. Blackshear, Mrs. Bonds and son Tomm Gladys Byrd, all Alabama, visited McLaney and Mrs. of Lockhart, AlabamS day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Edward returned home from visit in Dunmore, While there, they the two sisters of Mr. and Mrs. Estill Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lions Clu To Boy S BY: Jasper Davis The img in.hi-monthly ses .day night, voted sponsor Florala Troop I for the year, beginning Action on the made following an report by Lion of the intense members in member parents in toward the troopacti troop is presently cess of learning to los as weather small game snares ration of outdoor During the pointed out by club that it's understood financial and man lance would be successful troop has sponsored the er occasions. Kim scout master. In other action December 18 as club's annual mas Party. The held at The Dinner Highway 331 north. Also up for the repainting of located in the Park. Lion ing up that projec but members felt assist when final adopted, reason locating the was a Lion furnished the merit slab, stepl and fence. Members are of the summer Gulf Shores, tember 21. i br ;it.rain Second Class postage' paid At South Fifth Street Florala, MR.AND MRS. LARRY K. WOODHAM EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES Covington County, Alabama ............ ' Elsewhere In Alabama ................ " Other States • • Published Weekly I