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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ...... USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 ALABAMA" FORESTRY COMMISSIO.~I - ~1~, from lqfft, Frances Chance, Covington County; Robert Knowles, Escambia County; second row, from left, Troy Elllsor, Covington County; Richard Royce, Escambia, Albert Hardage, Covington; Alvin Downing, District Forester of Brewton; Leslie Welliford of Es- The Forestry Commission brought 3 patrol cars, 4 pick- up trucks, 4 two ton trucks, 3 tractors, 3 electric generators, 6 power saws and 17 employees to the Florala area. The State Forester sent 2 additional gen- erators to the scene the follow- ing day. Major York furnished headquarters space in the Ar- mory where Forestry radio communications was set up. The Forestry personnel wor- ked in the Florala and Lock- hart areas and in the rural areas; clearing roads, streets, drive ways and utility rights of way. The generators were moved from house to house and to stores to take care of freezers. As of Monday night some of the generators were still in use in the areas where electric service had not been restored. ' Florala, Lockhart and South- west Covington, The Alabama Forestry Commission Dis- aster Preparedness Plan re- quires the Forestry Commis- sion personnel to make them- selves and Forestry Commis- sion equipment available to the proper authorities in case of a disaster. Mter the Hurricane struck Tuesday morning, Sep- tember 23, three of the Coy* ington County Forestry em- ployees began work clearing drive-ways, roads and entran˘o es to dwellings west of Lock- hart. These were Radio Ope- rator Francis Chance, Rang° ers Albert Hardage and Troy Ellisor. They reported tbe serious situation to the District Forestry Office that night. Dis- trict Forester Alvin Downing contacted Covington Cotmty Sheriff Elie Harrell by radio that night and was told to check with them the next day. Downing and Forester Gllb Burke met Sheriff Harrell aM Major James York at the Flo- rala National Guard Armory Wednesday. Major York, local Civil Defense Director, aml Sheriff Harrell requested all assistance - personnel aml equipment that the Forestry Commission could furnish aml they outlined the work for tlm Forestry Commission to do. The Forestry CommissRm Civil Defense Coordinator hi theStale Foresters Office Im eambta and James McGouLqn of Escambla. Other workers from Butler, Conecuh and Escambta Counties, not pictured, worked equally as hard in ',operation clean.up" in the Florala trade area. SS Montgomery, Jim Hyland, au- ing to render all possible as- tlmrbr~l and lltmcted Don- ibituce. • - . TREES BEING CUT IN LOCKHART \ THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, the refrigerator. LESSON FOR THOUGHT: Have you ever seen a tulip drooped and leaning? They al- ways stand erect with their beautiful heads upright as if to say why flurry, and worry? God will take care. What is the inner ingredients of peace? -- Ish. 26:3 - He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord. Prow. 29:25 - The fear of the Lord bringeth a snare: butwho NEWS! NEWS! All the news we have heard lately is on Eloise, and she will be long remembered for her destruc- tive visit to Florala. Every- where you look where she has been, you can see God's mer- ciful hand. When you see trees laid in every direction around the bemes and no Jives lost. Even m~ our garage and crushed both car and truck and did not fall on our house, where we were mopping up water upstairs about Z0 feet away from the tree. Who,. but God, can do that? He spoke to us through the storm. And showed us his great power, his great love and mercy, and his providential, protecting hand. The realities of God can be seen everywhere in Florala and Florala areas. so putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Phil. 4:7 - If you do this (trust) you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than human mind can understa.nd. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. (Living Bible) Yes, the inner ingredients of peace is trust. Let's us trust God and not be guilty of distrust. Hope to see you next week in the column. FLORALA POLICE NOW A LESSON ON TULIPS -- They are simply too indivi- dualistic and too dominant to fit in with other plants. All tulips are most effectively planted in groups of driRs -- never in rows of one color. Sweet alyssum, pansies, or violas makes wonderful edging for tulip beds. Culture: In their native ha- t/tat, tulips are accustomed to long severe winters, short ~rings and hot dry sum- mers. They perform poorly mad are short lived, usually me year in warm-winter cli- mate. This is why we should buy tQlbs early and store in re- h'lgerator, lower compart- ment, 40 to 45 degrees for a month or two. Tulips require open sky and sun for a good .part of the day. They will grow in a wide range or soil ff drainage is good, but rich Imndy soil is ideal. Plant bulbs 2 1/2. times as 4eep as they are wide and 4 to 8 inches apart. Set them deep- er in warm winter areas, where tlm upper layer of soil gener- lily is too warm for bulbs dur- ~g the fall months. Tulips jtould not be planted before Movember in sections where Mgh temperature prevails ear- Uer in autumn. Many have been successful in planting in December. They are going through a growing process in The Florala Police Depart- ment only lists 6 arrests for the week of September 22 through 29. They are: Highway intoxfcation" - 2, driving while intoxicated- 1, disorderly conduct - 1, aggra- vated reckless driving - 1, and failure to yield to blue light and siren - L, making a total of 6. BENEFIT SING SCHEDULED AT CHILDREN'S HOME ore than 400 Lang Association workers annual meeting of the Alabama Lang Association September 25-26 at the Sheraton Inn. The featured programs for physicians, nurses, and staff members on tuberculosis and other eases. One of the meeting highlights was the the coveted "Orchid Award" to County Christmas men who exceeded campaign goals. Shown at left award is Summer Bartholomew, Miss U.S.A. and mas Seal Ambassador for the American Lung Receiving the honor is: Dr. Juanita McDonald Chairman of Covington County. isas On. August 22, 1975 the Pre- sident declared Walton County eligible for disaster assistance. Any person who has experien- ced a loss due to heavy rain that occured beginning July 28, 1975 may file an application. The termination dates for receiving applications are:. There will be a benefit sing I. Physical losses - Octo- at Childrens Home Assemblyof her 28, 1975. God Church Friday night,Of:to- 2. Production losses - May bet 3, 1975 at 7:30 p.m. ~-7, 1976. The Smaritan's will be sing- Application may be filed at ing along with other local the local Farmers Home Ad- groups, ministration office located at Supper will be served in the the corner of North 9th Street Fellowship Hall of the Church and Burdick Avenue in the Rho- from 5:00 until 7:00 before the des Building inDeFuniak sing. Your choice of chicken SpYings, Florida. and dumplings with vegetables or chicken, dessert, tea or coffee. Plates are $1.50. All PAXTON PTA TO MEET OCTOBER 9 Paxton PTA will hold their regular monthly meeting Octo- ber 9 at 7:30 p.m., in the Pax- ton auditorium. All parents and teachers and other concerned citizens are asked to attend this important meeting. proceeds go to the Parsonage Building Fund. PERSONALS Miss Sandra Smith, Miss Joy McDonald, and Miss Sherry Brooks of the University of Montevallo spent last weekend with Sandra's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Smith of Pax- ton. is oy Two students rala area are students named to mer quarter Dean's State University. The names were rel week by Dr. W. T. President for at TSU. The requirement ing the Dean's list point average to 3.0 on a three- Of the 107 to the Dean's List 5{ fect 3.0 grade The Florala area on that list are: Florala, and Allen W. Lockhart. REFRESI SERVED .ALL. DAY m Caprice Classic 4-Door Sedan V Caprice Classic Landau Coupe '76 KACS-27 C10 Silverado Fleetside Pickup C30 Dual Wheel Fleetside Crew Chevette Coupe Camaro Rally Sport Vega Hatchback Coupe '76 KACS-30 M90 Long Conventional Tandem HORACE KELLEY ANCE IN~RANCE MANAGER JERRY McDANIEL PA RTNER BILL McDANIEL PARTNER JACK McDANIEL PARTNER JIM WALKER GENERAL MANAGER ED YEAMAN 5AL E 5MAN