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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. r t~L:C THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,. ! l The i II I II SCIENCE CLUB - seated, from left to right, Crystal Burns, Carol Ray, Kay SighUer; standing, Rickey Chambers and Sammy Poppell. bS ew ear New Teacher At FHS We are very fortunate to have Mr. John Harbuck as a teacher at Florala High School. He is the new teacher of agri- business, taking the place of Mr. W. F. Rasherry. He is a graduate of Florala High School, and Auburn University. His many honors include, pre- sident of F.F.A. and his junior class, 'valedictorian, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Award for outstanding work in agricul- ture, F.F.A. State and Am- erican Farmers Degrees, and Agriculture Mechanics Award. He has taught for five years at Laurel Hill High School. His hobbies include collecting In- dian artifacts, and building custom hunting knives. Mr. Harbuck is married and has two boys . When asked what he thought of Florala High School, he immediately re- plied, "I love it". He later stated, "It has an outstand- ing teaching situation, good students, administration, fa- culty, and a well organized department. His plans for the Ag De- partment at Florala are to initiate horticulture, and later build a greenhouse. He would also like to see more girls take agri-business. Mr. Har- buck plans to specialize in horticulture, Ag. Mechanics, and Livestock. His philosophy of education is to take it se- riously, keep it student ori- ented, and don't fight chango unless necessary. We are truly proud to have Mr. Harbuck at our school. The Pi Sigma Science Club has just begun the 1976-77 year at FHS. This year's sponsors, as usual, are Mr. James D. Wallace and Mr. James L. Holmes. The new officers are: President- Carol Ray (senior); Vice-President- Sammy Poppell (senior); Se- With four seniors and one junior holding offices, what could be so bad? Well, there aren't any freshmen in the Pi Sigma Science Club, only sop- hmores, juniors, and of course the very best, seniors. Well, that's all for now. From one of the Pi Sigma Science Club seniors, Chopper One, Bye? What It Takes To Prepare For cretary - Kay Sightler (senior); * Treasurer-CrystaIBurns(ju- A Half-Tnme Show nior); and Reporter - Ricky C~mbers (senior). The pro- jects for the up coming year are uncertain at the time but they will pertain to science and will benefit the school and the community. What I meant by work is coming to band practice on Monday and Thursday nights on time and working forever (it seems) until you learn your part. Then after your fifteen minute break, you work until eternity to get everybody's parts exactly together.' And believe me, in order to get the whole band together you have to have a lot of time and pa- tience. Just when you think you have your part down, you find out that you are doing it totally wrong. So you cause everybody to have to do it ov- er and over again until it's perfect. It usually takes a long time to get it perfect or even near perfect. About thirty minutes before time to go home everybody starts getting very tired and careless. When you finally get home from practice you practically have to hold your eyes open with toothpicks in order to fi- nish all your homework. But believe me it's worth every minute of your time that you spear at band practice AG News If the Agribusiness classes have seemed too orderly for the first weeks of school, it is be- cause they have been learning pitrliamentary procedure. This is a system used to carry on as orderly meeting. The Fu- ture Farmers of America use parliamentary procedure at their meetings. At first, it seems complicated, but when it is used properly it is very interesting and fun, especially when you come off the field after half-time and your baud director among other people say, "Band you did a t, reat ~". "THE MAYOR"and Bu~rd YA MIGHT SAY - A ROSE BETWEENTWO THORNS. The lovely Chamber Secretary Gwen Martin is pictured with the Mayor and Buford, after they shed their duds. Right decent looking fellers, ain't they?? a ~[~ . Come ToSee Us For The Finest in i~ Tirol° Ballerlel ~-/~ AcooaIoriaI Holmes Gull Service 300 Easl 6th Avenue Florala, Alabama 36442 4 - Way Stop USE YOUR GULF TRAVEL CARD The $1orala ews SECOND CLA POSTAGE PAID AT SOUTH FIFTH STREET FLORALA, ALABAMA 36442 MR. AND MRS. LARRY K. WOODHAM, EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTION RATES Covington County, Alabama ................... $5.25 Einewbere in Alabama ....................... $6.30 Other States .............................. $6.00 ESTABLISHED IN llm0 PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON THUNSDAY I I I Ill Seniors Of The Week John Anthony Kay Sightler This week's senior is Mr. John Anthony. He is a 1% year-old Aries, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs 216 pounds. His hobbies are: shooting pool, playing football, partying, riding around, etc. John is our pride and joy as the running back of our mighty football team. His philosophy of life is, "Get everything out of life now so that things will fall inplace later." His plans for the future are to go to some college hopefully on a scholarship. Florala High wishes him success and happi- ness. Our senior spotlight this week falls on Kay Sightler, Kay has many interests; one is mu- sic. She is known to be an ac- complished vocalist and pia- nist. Since Kay loves music, her favorite teacher could only be Mr. Alsup. Kay enjoys Italian food and her favorite is pizza. She has a very strong motto, "Always be happy". Her plans after graduation are to attend some college. We all wish her the very best. Bare feet and busted knees ................. A Freshman's Opinion Of A Senior A freshman's opinion of a senior ranges from dislike to love. As for the senior's opinion of a freshman; i'm afraid the dislike part far outweighs the love part. Carrying coke bottles and plates has become a normal part of many freshmen's day. I must say that the worst part about our favorite upper- classmen are their big bad rings. We really haven't had such a bad time with the seniors, but we have had enough. Most freshmen are really enjoying high school. But alot of times we get mad at the seniors. One thing we shoold think about when we get mad is "one day we will be seniors, too." il Concrete Works Highway 54, East of Save time and money With Ready-Mix Concrete Driveways, sidewalks, patios, septic tanks, blocks, sand, gravel and concrete finishing. ~~ Open 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Monday -- Friday ~~j 7 a.m.. noon on Saturday 858-3313 lVe Of Interest Need Entertainers For A Or Money Making Consider The Mayor & Bu IF THE 24TH OF JUNE COMMITTEE or Rotary terested in engaging one of the best comedy acts I have ~oufu ought to consider a comedy team called "The ord" of Morrow, Georgia. To give you an idea of what they are like, here is a~ written following their successful appearanc Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet. Florala, other than Larry and myself, were Ud his wife, Dr. Jessie Mae McNeill. So, if you verified, just ask them. I have never laughed so life. I am sure glad entertainment chairman Luther Ates able to engage President Ford or Jimmy Carter -- them have made any good jokes lately, I failed to hear told some of the guests after the banquet I felt like ter must feel when he goes to bed at nighL I had la~ my face was tired and I didn't know if I would be smile off or not. DFS photographer Elmer Williams said that he sure sitting back and taking in the show without being taking pictures, l can tell you right now, things got a few times I was tempted to hand that camera over join the crowd in the back room. Those of us who seat, naturally took the blunt end of the Mayor's salty If you noticed Ellen Murry, before the comedy she was fanning for all she was worth. She and were on the receiving end of some of the Mayor's marks. For instance the Mayor said to her husband - come with her? You did? Well, you done a whole I figgered you could do." He kept teasing me about my picture taking. I d( was convinced that I knew what I was doing. So, I wanted him to be sure and send the gentleman copies tares and the paper. He must have thought I didn't have in my camera. That is one of the few mistakes I Is it any wonder that Buford, Jimmy Atkins of Stone Georgia, did such a beautiful job on guitar. famed guitar player, Chet Atkins, he wouldj You name it and Chet plays it - country, western and Jimmy imitated the styles of Mother Maybelle Cartei', then did his own interpretation of the same tune and he did, if I must say so. To be so ugly, that Mayor, Wendell L. Watterson of Morrow, Georgia, could really sing and pick the I have seen a lot of country style comedians, Clower and old Jerry would just have to take a back Mayor and Buford. He is a born natural. How he could aH those cracks and insults, is beyond me. When he came in from the back door, he told everybody -"~ move back now, we're bad about spittin'. But we Imthin' by it." He dedicated a number of songs, me entitled -- "I Love You Forever, All 55,000 Miles Merle". It went something like this - "In she walked, sot, laid her egg and up she got. She was only a daughter, but all the horsemen knew her." Now if'that your hair curl, I don't know what would. Other cracks at me were - "l used to go with a girl like you and her out everything I asked her, she said uh huh." The Mayor said Buford never made it to the top 40 b made the mistake of recording on an Oral Roberts hole healed up." He said to a very distinguished gentleman who was ripe at the table joining ours - "You're a damn Yankee, can spot 'em as far as I can see one~" Since he took well, the Mayor kept peking fun at him and finally be said" alright, boy. Yer alright." The Mayor, barefooted as a yard dog, in ragged patches on top of patches, an old shapeless felt hat toothed dentures, is famous for his saying - "This is when people don't git out and vote." A good time to appear to inspire the voters to gitout and vote is just election. Let's remember that. We all thought we were going to be entertained without stant" interruption of commercials. But, the Mayor a few commercials fer his sponsors - one was for the turer of "Vanish", an underarm~deodorant . .. it in a four-pound plastic bucket -- it's a reusable clips right on the bed there. Well, you take a dab of it looks like lard but it ruins eggs -- and you put it on just disappear. Then everybody wonders where the comin' from." If newly installed President John McCaskill thought he to slide by without an insult from the Mayor, he was in : prise -- We all thought he had gone but he "I'm gonna git the last word in, if 1 have to write ya that said, he looked at McCaskill and said- "Yer the: sident, ain't ya? Know how I kin tell? Yer britches your coat?" As a token by which to remember the the Mayor presented McCaskill with the "1976-77 Cob which he said was "a brand new one, never been used don't thank." 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