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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 orala e ne In South Alabama Conference games through October 8, Flo- rala was ranked #1 in 2-A Di- vision with players listed in the top ten in all player categories. Flornla had a 4-2-0 record going into Friday night's game with Pike County High School. The Wildcat Conference game record remains 1-0-0 for con- ference games, since Pike County High School is a 3-A Division school. Florala is followed in con- ference standings by Daleville, Samson, Luverne, Straughn, and Red Level, respectively. Andalusia leads the schools listed in the top seven 3-A schools in the South Alabama Conference. In the Rushing Category, John Anthony was listed as number two with 94 carries for a total of 647 yards and I0 touchdowns in six games. Jeffrey Thrash was also listed in this category as number seven with 62 car- ries for 470 yards and three touchdowns in six games. Florala's At McNeill was listed as number nine in the Passing Category with 15 of 28 passes completed for a to- tal of 203 yards. Rusty Boles took the number nine spot also in the list of Linehackers with 42 individual tackles and 28 assists. John Rodwell was listed as the number nine back with 27 individual tackles and four as- sists. Rodwell was also sited as number 6 in the Receiving Division with 12 completions for 174 yards and three touch- downs. Al McNeill took second place in Punting with 14 punts for 520 yards with an average of 37.0 yards per punt. Craig Matthe@s took seventh place among the Linemen with 41 individual tackles and 11 as- sists. Finally, Florala's Big John Anthony was listed as number two in scoring with I0 touch- downs for a total of 63 points. COMMERCIAL FEED (RYE 9~o) (WHEAT 10%) GOOD QUALITY COMBINE RUN *4.00 Per Bushel Bulk Per 100 *8.00 Pound Bag HOLMAN BROTHERS ELEVATOR Phone:~ 205.588-2261 Hartford, ALabama Bobby Johnson of Andalusia with.a total of 66 points. (Editors note: These stand- ings were released following the Opp-Florala game and do not indicate the performance of the Wildcats on Friday, Oc- tober 15.) Grants Ava'lable a ace The Law Enforcement As- sistance Administration (LEAA) Regional Office re- cently notified Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College in An- dalusia of a supplemental LEEP award for the 1976-77 school year. This gives LBW a total of $6500 to be used for the payment of tuition for eligible full-time law enforcementper- sonnel who enroll in the Law Enforcement program offered at the college. The Law Enforcement Edu- cation Program (LEEP)pro- vides financial assistance through grants to personnel employed in criminal justice agencies. This assistance en- ables them to enroll in college courses that will enhance their criminal justice capabilities. The grant recipient is not re- quired to repay the grant if he or she continues to work, full time, in a criminal justice agency for two years follow- ing completion of a LEEP- financial course. LBW offers a two year as- sociate degree in law enforce- merit. Credit earned at the junior college will transfer to senior institutions that offer upper level degrees in law en- forcement or criminal justice. In addition, LBW awards a 30 hour and 50 hour certification for the completion of the re- quired number of courses in law enforcement. Winter quarter will begin at LBW with registration in No- vember. Law Enforcement personnel in the area should contact Jim Garner now to make applications for LEEP grants for the upcoming quarter. To discuss the matter, why not telephone LBW at 222-6591. Quarterback Club Reports The Florala Quarterback Club met on October 18 and beard a report on the Brun- didge football game and on the upcoming Samson game Friday night from Coach Paul Terry. Terry stated that this was Samson's homecoming andthey had a real good looking team. Game time is 7:30p.m. inSam- son. The club al~o heard a ires- surer's report. There aisc, $1,100.86 in the regular - count; .73˘ in the special ac- count and $605.16 in the say- ing account. One bill for gas of $q.50 was approved. Coach George Lgncsfster re- ported that,the Junior Football team would play Samson on Tuesday night. 4-H Officers A report from the October 15, Brundidge game was given: Total gate $1,606.00; paid at- tendance 1,119, estimated at- tendance- 1,394. The oyster supper for No- vember 1, 1976 to be held at Florala High School at 6:30, was discussed and final ar- rangements worked on. The next meeting will be held on October 25 at 7 p.m. at Flo- rain High School. Personals Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wallis had as their guests for a few days Mr. Chuck F. Wallis and son, Patrick, from Metaire, Louisiana; and Captain and Mrs. William L. (Bill) Wallis and sons, Bill, Jr., andRobert. At W.S.Harlan mli has just completed three years of Law at University of Alabama, and ten weeks of At the first meeting of the Army Law at University of W. S. Harlan Elementary "M" Virginia. He is returning to 4-H Club, we elected 1976-77 the Army and will be station- officers. They are: Lisa Hut- ed at Ft, Lewis, Washington cheson, president; ReyonaHut- for an indefinite period. Wal- cheson, vice-president; Brenda lis was on the commendant's Goolsby, secretary; Tammy list, the upper 10% of his Norris, reporter; Vickie Le- wis, song leader; Kathy Nor- ris, game leader, and Regina Tedder. Mrs. Martin, 4-H leader, gave out pamphlets. Then the meeting was closed. Reporter: Tammy Norris class, while at University of Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wallis entertained for their children Saturday night at a delightful dinner. Other guests included Col. and Mrs. Faine, Mrs. Matt 4-H Club Holmes, Mrs. Julia Jernagen, W.S. Harlan Elementary "M" and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Price. it Entertainment At Its Best l[ BARNES ST. I/ Oct. 21- Oct.27 k . J ..... .~ Show time this picture - Mon. - Thur. one show each nite at 7:15 - Fri., Sat., Sun., shows at 7:00 & 8:40 .. the miracle mule who kicks lO0-yard field goals ! i:~ WALT DISNEY PIRODtK'TION$ i!i!! lhe Ownel The Heavy The Coach EDWARD ABNER, DON KNOTTS, GARY GRIMES ~,,~ TIM CONWAYcP~,~ ' ,~,~ LIBESTY WILL}AbIS I)W~Y, VAN ~T~EN HABOt D GOULD TOM BOSLEY DICK BUTKU~ The Holder Matinee Saturday & Sunday This Picture Only At 2.-~ The Heavier The Villain i i ii i + DIXIELAND DRIVE-IN HWY. 84 E. OPP, ALA. m i~lllllm~l~lllllll ~I Fri.-Sat.-Sun. Oct. 22,23,24, BURT REYNOLDS m SPECIAL... U BURT REYNOLDS, "THE LON6EST YARd" blIIEMMI jRl geSTRICTEO ~] - PLUS - P,++s,+~,*m P,Cl,,,es P,e++,,t~ f,A~l'~ Open 6:15 Start 6:45 Each picture shown one time each nite C axton The Town Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Those present were Mayor Tommy Malhis; Councilmem- hers Dr. G. S. Johnson, Bob- by Kemp, Leonard Smith, Olene Staggers, Edward Thomas and Attorney Allan Ramey. Guests present included Ar- thur Turner, Jack Barge, Sam Thomas, Elizabeth Webster and Mr. and Mrs. Terrill. Meeting was called to order by Dr. G. S. Johnson. Correc- tion of minutes of September 13, 1976. Mrs. Webster made a motion to match the Ruritan Club on the air conditioner for the Town Hall 50-50. Mini- mum $500.00. October 4, 1976 guest Mrs. Leonard Smith. Edward Thomas made a motion to approve minutes as cor- rected. Olene Staggers se- conded. Motion carried. Fire report was given by Jack Barge. Mr. Barge pre- senied the Town with a check for $200.00 from theL&N Hail- road Company as a token of appreciation for what the Town of Paxton did at the derailment of the train in Mossy Head. Mr. Barge asked the Council to con- sider buying an electronic si- ren with this money and save the rest until Christmas for a Christmas party for Town Of- facials and employees. Police report was given by the Clerk. Sam Thomas from the Sani- tation Department requested that the Council get a small bulldozier for the landfill. Someone reported that all landfills will be closed by the year 1977. Mayor Mathis is to check with the County Commis- sioner on this. Mr. Terrill from CETAask- ed the Council for a donation from the Town to help pay for the repair work on the homes of the aged. This was de- ferred until new business. There was a brief discus- sion on CETA Program. Attorney Ramey reported that the Florida League of Ci- ties Convention will be Octo- ber 21-23, 1976. Department heads: Dr, G. $. Johnson - Fire and Water LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Route 1, Box 18 Florala, Alabama 36442 October 18, 1976 Larry K. Woodlmm, Editor The Florala News South Fifth Street Florala, Alabama 36442 Dear Mr. Woodimm: On behalf of the members of the American Legion Auxi- liary Post #77, I would like to thank the people that helped to make our rummage sale a suc- cess. The many people that do- nated items or money, Mrs. Inez Henderson, who gave us advertisement in your paper, Mr. and Mrs. Ewin Moody for the use of their building, mem- bers of the Rescue Squad for bringing the heavy articles for sale, and to you for the fine support of the Tri-City Rescue Squad. The fine article by Liz Bates on the front page of The Florala News, October 7th edi- tion, brought their needs to the community. Through the combined efforts our goal was achieved to make enough to purchase a piece of equipment for the Rescue Squad. Sincerely yours, /s/Mrs. Myra Nell Mickelson Secretary-Treasurer American Legion Auxiliary Post #77 October 15, 1976 Dear Merle, We thank you for giving our article on our sale of Blind Made Goods such front page prominence. We had a good sale and your assistance help- ed make it so. Sincerely, Helen Williams Recycling Down In September Aluminum recycling was down here in September. A recycling mobile unit paid area residents $148.20 for 986 pounds of aluminum, the equi- valent of some Y-2,000 all-alu- minum cans which might other- wise have been litter or oc- cupying costly landfill space. August collections here were 1,226 pounds. The mobile unit manager pays area residents 15 cents per pound for aluminum cans and other clean household alu- minum. Through October the unit will continue to stop across the railroad tracks from the Old Armory from 12:30 to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday. The next visit will be October 20. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, Counci eting 1 Department; Edward Thomas- Recreation; Olene Staggers- Cemetary and Buildings'; Bob- by Kemp - Sanitation and Uti- lities; Leonard Smith - Streets; Mayor Police Department, Clerks Office and Employees. Dr. Johnson explained to new members of the council that in past minutes the council has stated that they would like to see the budget of any organi- zation before making any al- location. Olene Staggers made a motion that any organization requesting a donation from the Town of Paxton, present the Council with a budget before taking any action. Edward Tho- mas seconded. Motion carried. A brief discussion was held on the cemetary. Mayor Mathis went over the revised budget for year 76-77 with Council. Edward Thomas made a motion to raise the Rescue Squad Report October lh 1:33 a.m., Wal- ter Inabinett, Florala, was transported from his home to the Opp Mizell Memorial Hos- pital by members H. Bass and M. Mars'h; 6:00 p.m., an am- bulance was standing by at the Pee Wee football game. Mem- ber was M. Stewart; 8:34 p.m., Sara Morris, Florala, was transported from the Florala Memorial Hospital to Evans Funeral Home by members W. Barrineau, J. Norris and B. Matlack. October 12: 7:00 p.m., an ambulance was standing by at the junior ball game. Members were W. Barrineau and B. Golloher. October 13: 5:45 a.m., Ora Jack was transported from the kaloosa County Memorial Hospital in Crestview to Evans Funeral Home by member M. Stewart; 8:25 a.m., Irene Fore- hand, Florala, was transported from the Florala Police De- partment to Ft. Walton by mem- bers H. Bass and M. Stewart. October 14: no runs. October 15:7:37 a.m., Lau- ra N. Powers, Laurel Hill, was transported from an accident in Florala to the Florala Me .- mortal Hospital by members H. Bass and W. Al/ord; 7:37 a.m., Charles Wibbing, Florala, was transported from the same ac- cident in Florala to the Florala Memorial Hospital by mem- bers H. Bass and W. Afford; 1:30 p.m., an ambulance was in the homecoming parade dri- ven by member M. Stewart; 5:35 p.m., Hazel Bell, Lock- hart, was transported from Lockhart to Opp Mizell Me- morial by members W. Bar- rineau and J. Smith; 6:45 p.m., two ambulances were standing by at the Florala-Brundidge ball game. Members were R. Fleming and J. Hartzog; 7:15 p.m., Richard Smith, Florala, was transported from the Flo- rala Memorial Hospital to the Opp Mizell Memorial Hospital by members R. Fleming and M. Marsh; 9:00 p.m.; Walter Inabinett, Florala, was trans- ported from the'Opp Mizell Memorial Hospital to the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola by members R. FlemingandM. Marsh; 9:25 p.m., John Hunt, Florala, was transported from the ballgame at Florala High School to the Florala Memo- rial Hospital by members J. Hartzog and L. Hartzog. October 16 and 17: no runs. This week the Tri-City Res- cue Squad had a total of 14 runs with 477 miles and 32 man hours put in. Attorney's fee to $50.00 per meeting. Olene Staggers se- conded. Motion carried. Togo in effect 10-1-76. Leonard Smith made a motion to raise the policeman's salary to $6300.00 a year and laundry to $240.00 per year. Bobby Kemp seconded. Motion car- ried. To go into effect 10-0- 76. Bobby Kemp made a motion to adopt the budget for the year 76-77. Olene Staggerssecond- ed. Motion carried. Olene Staggers made a mo- tion to send the Attorney to the Florida League of Cities Con- vention. Edward Thomas se- conded. Motion carried. Olene Staggers made a mo- tion to buy au electronic siren for the Fire Department and have a dinner party for town officials and employees with the $200.00 from L&N Rail- road Company. Leonard Smith seconded. Motion carried. After a brief discussion on bids on repairs for the truck, council deferred action until later. A bried discussion was held on house numbering, the appli- cation for the CETA Program. Bobby Kemp made a motion to hire Roy Harrison to fill the slot from CETA. Motion died from lack of seconding. Edward Thomas made a mo- tion to increase the new water connections from $75.00 to $125.00 effective 60 days from October 15, 1976. Olene Stag- gers seconded. Motion carried. Bobby Kemp made a mo- tion to hire Roy Harrison for the CETA Program. Leonard Smith seconded. Motion car- ried with Edward Thomas ab- staining because of conflict of interest. Bobby Kemp made a motion to pay monthly bills. Leonard Smith seconded. Motion car- ried. Olene Staggers will be in charge of publications. Edward Thomas made a mo- tion to adjourn. Leonard Smith seconded. Motion The next ,November 8, 1976 Hall, 7:30 ).m. S L.M. West 5 & 10 In Florala. During This Close Out Sa We Will Give A Discount 20% On Each Dollar Spent With Us. Spend *4.00 Spend *6.00 Spend *8.00 $ Pay 3.+ Pay *4; Pay *6. Spend '1.2.00 Pay Spend *16.00 Pay * pend *20.00 Pay * Spend *30.00 Pay This Is Your Opportunity To Save. L.M. West 5 & 10 Florala, Alabama riving *Limit 2 cases 30W 10W20W40 20W50 Sneer H.D. All Climate Racing Oil $12.96/case $13.96/case $14.96/case Buy it by the case and save at your local Taylor Parts Store Oct. 22 and 23. Bill will be meeting the people to discuss the issues in the campaign and learn your views on the things you're concerned about. BILL DICKINSON II • • Authorized & Pd. by Dickinson for Congress Committee W.H. "Bill" McDaniel, Florala Chairman