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October 21, 1976

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ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEI~IENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. r ) '\ On Beautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast Location Of 10(5 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations Seventy-Seventh Year Number 32 I Florala, Alabama 36442 Covington County ESTABLISHED IN 1900 October 21, 1976 : 12 Pages - 15c Per Single Copy I I I III II I I I I I Without Any Additional Taxes S Spirit ' WILDCAT SI~IRIT CAME BUSTING OUT at the Florala High School Homecoming on Friday night as the Florala Wildcats de- feated the Pike County High School team to cap a busy homecom- ing week for FHS. Friday featured a parade and Friday night at the game, the lovely ladies of FHS.werepresented and the crown- ing of the Homecoming Queen in pre-game activities. allace Senate S .. Miller by Liz Bates Wallace Miller, Democra- tic candidate for District Z5 Senate seat left vacant when Crum Foshee was forcedto re- sign because of mail fraud conviction, said on Tuesday while campaigning in Florala that if elected Lake Jackson, especially the boat ramp and the playground, would be one project he would work on toget "streamlined. ' Miller said the lake project would be of immediate concern when he took office. Miller also promised Flo- rata News Editor, Mrs. Merle Woodham, that he would work to get a controlled water level project going to keep the state park from flooding. Other projects Millerpled- ged to support in Florala was a resurfacing project for the area farm to market roads and city streets. Miller also pro- mised to work on repairing Highway 55, which he said was in "critical condition and in great need of repair" Miller, who was appointed as the Democratic candidate for the District 25 Senate seat by the State Democratic Commit- tee, has been a veterinarian in Enterprise for 19 years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and received a B.S. de- gree in Agriculture and a doc- tor of veterinary medicine, from Auburn University. Miller said that he is a Chris- tian and a member and ordained deacon in the First Baptist Church in Enterprise where he has been a Sunday School tea- cher for the last 15 years. Miller has also served two terms as president of the En- terprise Chamber of Com- merce and as president of the Enterprise Lion's Club. He was appointed to serve as .chairman of the Alabama Dairy Commission by Governor George Wallace from 1963 to 1974. "I would like to say this to Continued to page 8 e rne epe ca director of kers, educators, clerks, mer- hearing services in chants, medical and other County Schools andprofessional people. is an lade- "Purnell said that he pro- candidate for District raised to answer to every sin- seat gle citizen of this district when- ;tri, 25 spot was ever they have needs to be re- when Senator Crum presented or meet and answer ~Vas ousted after his on mail fraud char- said in a press re- "immediatel' upon l to for- dedication to the not Cause i believe in its but also Y rats and my success pendent working relation- Other members of the said that his primary senator would be to of the people him -- those people farmers, factory wor- them' wi~h prompt, straight- forward and able leadership. The key components of Pur- nell's platform are: highway construction and maintenance which will coincide witha more rigorous enforcement of cur- rent highway weight regula- tions. Purnell said that he felt an improved system of high- ways all across the district would improve tourism and commercial trade. Purnell also voiced support for educational funding reform to improve the elementary and secondary foundations of our system. He said he favored a non-compulsory kindergarten Continued to page 1 ! lC Purnell Time Change: Hopefully Your Clock Will Be A Bit Easier To Turn Back Than this one on Six Flags over Georgia's famous Clock Tower. Remember to set your clock back one hour on October 31 at Z'00a.m., as we return to Central Standard Time. by Liz Bates The County Commission con- firmed a budget $1,691,723 us- ing county revenue sharing funds at their meeting on Thursday afternoon. The bud- get, based on figures submitted by County Treasurer Keltys Powell, included only two in- creases in allocations over THE FHS HOMECOMING COURT FOR 1976 was presented in pre-game activities on Friday night. The Court and Queen are (from left) Sandra Cook, escorted by Chris Hutcheson; Thersa Matthews, escorted by Herbert Wallace; Lisa Mitchell, escorted last year's budget and a 15cent per hour raise for county em- ployees. The two departments getting an increase were the county's mental health program and the county health department. The new budget will give the County Health Department $35,320 and the County Mental \ by Scott McAdams; Homecoming Queen Madonna Hutcheson. es- corted by Charles Taylor; Pat Harrison. escorted by Jo Jo Brown; Deneice Warren, escorted by John Henderson. and Sara Powell, escorted by Mike Splcer. Health Program $9.500. This means a $3,000 increase for each department The commission alloted $107,704 for the county she- riff's department Other' spe- cific allotments will be re- ported later when the budget is officially released. In the past, revenue sharing funds have been used by the county for road construction and maintenance and equip- meat. This year, due to a tight financial situation for the county, the revenue sharing funds had to be incorporated into the regular budget. Projected incomes for the county include: $719.784inga- soline taxes. $211.000 in pub- lic safety and highway fund monies an(l $405 500 in re- venue sharing funds. Because of a lack of re- quests by the co,roD's rescue squads they were not included in this year's budget Hiram Pitts. commission board pre- sident, said that he did not be- live the rescue squads were m as bad a shape financially as the county, but if they did get in a tight later, the county would try to aid them. The budget also includes a $59,000 surplus, according to Powell. Last year the actual expenditures over ran the bud- get by $130,000 accordin~ to Pitts. Ttirs ,,year's t)u(~el .was pus= "Sed without any new county ta- zes, according to Powell. Tickets On Sale Student tickets fur the Flo- rala-Samson Football game will be on sale at Florala High School. Florala City School and W S. HarlanSchooIThurs- day and Friday All tickets will be $2.00" at the gate on Friday night. The game will be played in Samson. ldcat nd R Superior At Festival The Florala Wildcat Band averaged a superior rating at the Southeast States Marching Ban0 Festival held on Satur- day, October 9 at Troy State University, The band received marks of I-II-I from the three jud- Swine Flu Shots Available October 25 Swine Flu Shots will be gi- ven to those people over 65 or in chronic bad health for those living in Paxton and the sur- rounding area on Monday, Oc- tober 25, from 10 a.m. until ~. p.m. at the Welcome Station. Shots will be given by the Walton County Health Depart- ment. ges who graded them on their standard halftime show. The Florala Wildcat Band was one of nine bands to receive an NOTICE Stray dogs will be destroyed October 25th and will continue for two weeks until November 7th. During this period, all dogs should be kept inside the house, inside a fence or on a chain. This action is being taken to rid the unwanted dogs in Lock- hart, according to Police John Mum average superior rating Forty bands competed in the festival. The Wildcat Maiorettes also received a suverior ratln~ from their judge, who according to Band Director Andy Alsup, pra- ised the Florala majorettes on their performance. Drum Major Willie Sasser received a II rating, which means excellent and is very good since this is his first year as drum major and the Troy contest was his first competi- tion. The Color Guard received a III rating which means good "We are very proud of our color guard and their rating since most of the members ne- ver marched in a band before this year let alone march and carry a flag," Alsup said, Alsup also reported that one of the judges said that Florala really had a good group of musicians and some fine in- dividual music] arts. The Florala Wildcat March- lng Band is very proud of its performance and the people of Florala should be proud of them too The Marching Wildcats Will be performing at the Enterprise Marching Festival on Novem- ber 6 and at the Southern Open Marching Festival in Valdosta, Georgia on November 20. Congratulations and good luck Florala Wildcat March- mg aaad~ FHS Wildcat Marching Band j