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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 12 THE IbLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, OCTOBER • • • SENIOR OF THE WEEK son This week our spotlight turns to "All American" Diane Mick- elson. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a very vivacious personality. The foods that hit the spot with her are the every popular hamburger and french fries. She enjoys College Bound English with Mr. Strickland. Diane's honors include Who's Who Among American High School Students and Girls State Representative. Her schoolac- tivities are the Pep Club, Band, FHA, Annual Staff, and assis- tant to Mr. Strickland. After graduation, she plans to attend Jacksonville State Uni- versity and study nursing. We certainly wish Diane good wishes and good luck in every- thing she undertakes. ncas ew Wildcat Growl welcomes a new teacher to Florala High, Coach George Lancaster. Coach Lancaster is originally from Florala and a graduate of Florala High. He attended Troy State University and has been teaching for four years. Coach Lancaster teaches special education and govern- ment-economics. He is the ninth grade football and var- sity basketball coach. Coach Lancaster played football and basketball at Florala High. His football coach was our beloved principal, Charles Stevenson. His wife, Sally Lancaster, is F.H.S.'s accounting, shorthand, and eleventh grade English tea- cher. They have a son, one- yea, r-old Chad Christopher. We all wish Coach Lancaster the best of luck in his first year at Florata High. ( 1 0%Oats) Good Quality Combine Run Per Bushel Bulk Sacked (Slightly Higher) Bros. Elevator Phone 205-588-2261 Hartford, Ala. I • .. LANCASTER NEWS ABOUT F.H.A. AT FLORALA HIGH At Florala High School there are many clubs. F.H.A. (Fu- ture Homemakers of America) is one of these. F.H.A. mem- bers strive toward better fa- mily and community living. Our organization last year consisted of 107 members, all girls. But, boy's are allowed to join, as long as they meet the qualifications. To qualify to be a member you must be enrolled in a home ec class or have had at least one year of home ec., and payclubdues. We hope to have as many members this year as we did last year. All students interested in join- Ing, contact Mrs. Sunday or an F.H.A. officer. F.H.A. car- ries on many activities during the year. Our most thought about activity is the Sweetheart Ball, which is held during Feb- ruary for F.H.A. and F.F.A. members and there guests. To be able to have such enjoyable activities and carry on com- munity projects, F.H.A. must have a money raising project. The first one for this year will be to sell dish cloths to the pub- lic. So soon you'll be seeing a bright and smiling person at your door asking you to sup- port your local F.H.A. chapter. We hope you will. II I Florala, Ala. i ill Illllll IIIII I Ill TilE UPS AND DOWNS OF A FLORALA SOPHOMORE To a sophomore it seems like that elusive senior year will lever come. At least he gets consolation knowing that he doesn't have a freshman's pro- blems --- (which are seniors.) But, freshmen don't have to contend with Mr. Stricklandand his little (heh, heh) mythology tests. It seems like some classes are never going to end. Fridays are the biggest up at FHS. First, there is a pep rally during sixth period. Then ~-:45 comes and school is out. At 7:30 the biggest up in Flo- rata happens - a stomp. Some people call them football ga- mes, but not people from Flo- rain. With such confidence, coaching, and "Big John" how can Florala lose? So now you've seen a sopho- more's life. Not too hard, not too easy, but we'll live! FHS BAND HAVINC, A BUSY YEAR The band has started off ano- ther very busy year under the direction of Mr. Alsup. On September 12, the band had a very successful sock-hop. They would like to offer their sin- cere thanks to Miss White and the Band Booster parents for their attendance. Starting on October the 8-9, the band will be having a light bulb drive to raise money for their trip to Troy's homecom- ing on October 25. There they will march in the parade and later be guests to the home- coming football game. Then on November I, 1975, the band will travel to Troy again to partici- pate in the Southeastern State's Marching Band Festival in ho- pes of bringing home a large trophy again. So please help on their light bulb sale October $-9. Bicentennial Youth Debates The Bicentennial Youth De- hates is a project to give col- leges, civic organizations, and high schools a chance to par- ticipate in our nation's 200th birthday. The themes of the speeches are on the historical values of America. They are: I. Persuasive Speaking 2. Extemporanious Speak- ing 3. Lincoln-Douglas Format All students at Florala High School are encouraged to enter any of these contests. The winners will participate in a district contest. The dis- trict contest will be a Regional and possibly a Sectional and Na- tional Contest. First place is $10,000 nationally. Any civic minded~ citlzen who is willing to act as a judge for the contest should contact Mr. Larry Holmes at Florala High School. Mr.Holmes is District Co-ordinator of Bi- centennial Youth Debates. All offers of help will be ap- preciated. Life As A Drum Major BY: Gary Bradley Band attend-hut! These are the famous words of Gary Brad- ley. Ya'll boys better get still down there on that line or VII pull your ears off. N .... ow don't geeeet nervous, its only another practice with a couple million people watching. Now that we finally got our wits to- gether we'd better try to stum- ble on down the field. Wow! That was a close one. I wish you majorettes would stay out of the way, I'm the boss around here. When we're finally in position, the Lord only knows whats gonna happen. If we're lucky Fll only start the song three times faster than it's suppose to be instead of five. Well we made it, or should I say they made it. The old DM has still got to face the evil minded band students. Oh, why did I holler at Him?? ... KAREN POTTER Student Interview This week we interviewed a new student, Karen Potter. Ks- ten is 16 years old and a junior at Florala High School. Karen last attended Westwood High School in Camella, Geor- gia. She says sheenjoysF.H.S. and all of the students are really nice. Karen says she enjoysall of her teachers anct all of her classes. She is a member of the Wildcat Growl newspaper staff. Of all of the activities at F.H.S. she enjoys the foot- ball games most. Her favorite rmers ominate Farmers are asked to nomi- Rte candidates of their choice to be on the ASC community Oommittee ballot, says R. R. Donaldson, County Executive Director of the Covington Coun- ty ASCS Office. The ASC community commit- tee election will be conducted from November 21 to Decem- ter 1, by mail ballot. The four ASC communities in Covington County are: Community A - ~Beats 1, 6, 11, 12, and 18). ommunity B -.(Beats 4, 5, 14, 15, 16 and 17)." Community C - (Beats 3, 8, 13, 20 and 23). Community D - (Beats 2, 7, 9, 10, 19, 21 and 22). ASC committees are respon- sible for managing government farm programs on the local level. To meet the needs of individual producers, ASC com- mittee members must be con- cerned and responsible indivi- duals, Donaldson said. Coving- ton County farmers have the op- portunity to nominate persons they feel would best serve the farm community. Farmers will soon receive petition forms by mail and may t)egm submitting them to the county ASCS of- flee on October 2. A few basic considerations should be kept in mind when cir- culating petitions, Donaldson said. In order to be valid, petitions must be limited to one nominee each, must in- clude written certification that the nominee is willing to serve if elected, must be signed by at least three eligible farm voters in the ASC community, and must be received in the county ASCS office no later than Octo- ber ~.8. A farmer may sign nominating as many chooses. nominate a committee election the county ASCS details, including quirements for Donaldson that the county welcomes all valid The opportunity to vote, and be is guaranteed to regardless of race sex, color, or The Southeast Alabama Re- gional Planning and Develop- ment Commission has sche- duled three brief public meet- ings concerning a community facilities study the agency has undertaken. The study will identify and rate facilities which affect large segments of the population in the Southeast Ala- bama Regional Planning and Development Commission's se- ven county region. Public facilities may be iden- tified as various public build- ings, public safety and pro- tection agencies, educational and cultural institutions, health and welfare facilities, recrea- tion facilities, service organi- zations, transportation, utility and communication facilities. Regional facilities may be 7:00 p.m. in Newton, Alabama; and the Memorial Room at Lur- leen Wallace Junior College in Andalusia, Alabama at 8:00 a. m. These meetings will be held on the same date at three different locations for the time and tra- vel convenience of the public. Rescue Report The Tri-City Rescue Squad has made a total of 20 ambu- lance runs in the past two weeks for 919 miles and using 61 man hours. Residents of Florala needing ambulance ser- vice were Wayne Hooks to Dr. Johnson's Office in Paxton and back home, Billy Joe Jenkins, Levonia Thompson, Susie Bel- hospital; Pat Pritchett of Montgomery from Florala to Mizell Memorial. The Tri-City Rescue Squad has received several false alarms in recent weeks. Res- ponsible persons should think twice before making such calls. The time you need them most, they may decide that yours is a cher and Arnold Hutcheson, all false call and sit down of the to Florala Memorial Hospital; job - How would you like that? Aubrey Cox, Joanle Jackson, During hectic week caused Roy Garrison, Evelyn Mayer, by the unwelcomed visit of bur- Hangin Offer NEW SCENTED IS YOUR 00•0•00•0•••@1 Our flowered ceramic pomander is romantic fragrance of! singer is Cat Stevens, and her those facilities that affect an all to Mizell Memorial in ricane Eloise, The Tri-City • To scent your closet or favorite song is Miracles. Her extensive area; more than just .pp. Claudie Biggs was taken Squad expended around 100 amonglingerie. Your c favorite hobby is embroidering, a single community. A re- to Crestview Hospital, Joe L. man-hours and a total of 300 mentar~ gift with this O Good luck at F.H.S. gional facility may affect the en- Washington from Florala to miles in helping people of and a ~5 purchase of ! tire seven county region which Niceville hospital. Residents Florala area. Spray Cologne, Body l is Houston, Henry, Barbour, of Lockhart needing ambulance Creme Sachet, Fragn YEAR AGAIN Dale Counties. Others may af- and Pete Sweatt, both to Mi- Merle Norman costa, feet a smaller area. Some re- zell Memorial and Arnea Louis ?' ~ ~z~[ : Only at your Yes, it is again that time of gional facilities that are al- to Florala Memorial; from •mERLE nc year. The Juniors are hard at ready well known are: The Wing, Gene Worrells to an An- * cosmETIC work trying to raise money for Southeast Alabama General dalusia hospital; from Pax- • the Junior-Senior prom. This Hospital, Dothan- Houston ton, Mrs. Shows to Florala Nothingworthwhilecanever • year's project is once again ma- gazine sales. If you have not been contacted and would like to purchase a magazine, please contac[ any member of the Ju- nior class at Florala High School. County Airport, Fort Rucker and the three junior colleges. These meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 30 at the First National Bank(across from Plaza II) in Dothan at 1:00 p.m.; Newton Public Library at • FLORALA Memorial. Other area re- come to the man who sits and • • 408 EAST 2ND sidents needing ambulanceser- dreams. Anything a man really • vice were Annette Wambles of Niceville, Florida, from Wing, wants will come to him if he • Alabama to Andalusia hospit- plans for it and works for it. •• "ofte, goodth,o,~O~to~,: al; Stephen Balwin of FortWal- --Max Good, Webster County • Red~b~t,,~of ton from Wing to Andalusia (Mo.) Citizen. e ee•eeeeeeee*' • • • THANK YOU for your consideration during this time when• your telephone service is due to storm damage• We are restoring service, where possible, just as quickly as we can. Some areas are going to have to be corn- rebuilt. Lockhart is one such area. expect a contractor begin this work this week. It is also necessary that all of our aerial feeder cable rout,swill have robe replaced• These are those routes such as on East Ave., No. 4th Street, Lockhart Blvd., Highway 331, No. 9th St., etc. cables were so Severely damaged that continued use is practical. Construction on these routes is ex- pected to begin immediately. We appreciate warm reception for the crews from Southland Tel. Co., Atmore, and Monroeville Tel. Co., Monroeville, Ala., who have helped us during this time. Our own are working continually to restore service as quickly as possible• They wish to express to you, their neighbors and friends, their thanks for your patience too. Please notify our office if your telephone service =W