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iE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Location Of 105 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations I STABLI IED IN 1900 On Beautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast ,-Sixth Year - Number 36 l=lorala, Alabama Covington County Thursday, November 20, 1975 10 Pages 15c Per Single Copy cats ay me ~ii!!~i~ / The Florala Wildcats will play Thomasville Friday night, November 21, 1975 at 7:30 in Florala. Advanced tickets are on sale at W. S. Harlan, Flo- rala City School, and Florala High School now. Advanced tickets are $1.25 for a stu- dent and $2.50 for an adult. All tickets at the gate are $g.50 each. Advanced ticket sales will close at 2:00 Fri- day afternoon. Everyone must have a ticket • for this game. The pass gate may not be used. An advanced ticket gate will be open at 8:15. There will be one gate set up for this. The other 3 gates for ticket sales will open at 6:30. PEE WEES BRING HOME TROPHY - Voted Most Valuable, Carlton Palmer, left, and Andy Townsend, back, proudly display the team trophy won in the Crestview Little Bowl game played the past Saturday night in Crestview. Pictured with the young men ches Kendal Maraman and Paul Townsend. return match to be held in Florala Saturday night, Pee Wee Football League President will present a trophy to both the winner of first game to be played at 6:00 the younger age group staring and to the winner of the 7:30 game, featuring the senior All-Stars. 8, 9, and 10-year-old All-Stars are being coached by Hubbart Byrd. is urged to come out Saturday night and support the Pee Wee All-Stars as the Pee today are tomorrows Wildcats. NOTICE The City of Florala will pick up garbage, normally picked up on Thursday, Wednesday, Nov- ember 26, as Thursday is Than- ksgivieg Day. Only those whose garbage is picked up on Thurs- day should pay attention to this reminder. Lindsey To ,form Senior Recital Peggy Lindsey, a Se- College will Senior recital Sun- 23, 1975 at 2:30 recital will be held in of Flowers Hall on of Huntingdon Col- t. Also per- :a Senior recital will be of Prattville. is an Elementary-Se- Music Education ma- emphasis on the piano. in several recitals at Hunt- the Hunt- ~llege Concert Choir, and Ann will perform in- Brahms, Chopin, De- and Bach. is open to the pub- are invited to at- recital and also a small immediately follow- Lindsey is presently as music director and at Whitfield Memorial Church in Mont- During the summer she served as music at Abbeville First Miss Peggy Lindsey Miss Lindsey gave a concert recently sponsored by Sigma Nu Fraternity for their Scho- larship Fund, in honor of the late Miss Bonnie Blair, daugh- ter of a Montgomery Methodist minister and his wife. It brought in $480.00. She was given a standing ovation for that performance. . , ~, ) % MISS JAN ZORN AND MASTER JEFF ZORN, children Mrs. Glenn Zorn are pictured with Santa Claus, who the Florala Junior Civic Clubs annual "Christmas In the Saturday, November 22 from 9-2. Pictures will be available to all Florala children for a small NEWS OF INTEREST By Merle Woodham Mrs. Mitchell To Head Operation Santa Ctaus Mrs. Paul Mitchell is assuming the responsibility this year of spearheading the "Operation Santa Claus" movement in the Flo- rala area. Those of you who have ~oys, dolls, bikes or any other items which would make nice Christmas gifts for underprivileged child- ren are asked to drop them off at the Mitchell home at 15ZZ West 10th Avenue in Florala or at the Fi~)rala Police Department, now stationed at the old National Guard Armory. New toys would be greatly appreciated. If you have gift items and do not have transportation, phone the Mitchell home at 8-0888 or the Police Department at 8-11Z5. The Radio Is A Nice Piece Of Equipment, At Times Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to attend the Florala-Rehobeth State Play-Off game in Rehobeth Friday night and as a result, came to really appreciate radio communications once again. Even though Florala businesses were the sole support of the radio broadcast, I got the idea those Dothan boys had a secret yearning for the Rebels to be the victor. When Rehobeth scored first, and were in the process of kicking the extra point, one of the announcers started talking about what a fine extra point kicker he was and how h.e hadkicked 'emall year, seldom ever missing - I thought to myself, ole buddy, I hope that this will be one of the few times his point after misses the up rights.., and the Lord was with us -- it veered to the right. Then in the early stages of the game, when it looked like the Rebels had stopped the running of "Big" John Anthony and the "rambling man", Aaron Shaw. The announcers said that Rebo- beth's coach had said if they could stop Anthony, they stood a good chance of winning. What their coach failed to realize was the fact that we had a DAVID MADDOX, a "SNAKE" ANDERSON, and the OWENS BROTHERS, JEFFERY and HERMAN and further more, when the chips are down and the opponents get within the 10-yard line, we have a defense superior in every way... Stu- pendous sacks of the quarterback and TD saving tackles were made by Eddie Thrash, Matt Bradley, Victor Weeks, the Malthews boys, Craig and John Albert, Craig Hutcheson, John Hunt and Rusty Boles, Steve Sexton, Joey Evans, and Herb Johnson -and when one couldn't handle the job alone, they teamed up todo it. Another thing, someone must have failed to clue them in on the fact that we have a quarterback in Gauls Grantham, who is as sharp as a tack and quick as lightning, when he decides to strike. Occasionally, he is off course, but most of the time, his receiver fails to get the cue. In a pinch, he runs beautifully, too. He may be small, but he is fully packed with talent and we are proud of the fine job he has done this year as field general for the super great Wildcats. Larry is usaally a bit pessimistic about the Wildcats chances of winnin," or losing. Before the season ever started, FHS Prin- cipal Steve~son predicted that this 1975 team would be much im- proved over last year and possibly the best team we had ever fielded. After last weeks game, .'qLKW came dragging in at 1:00 A.M., saying - "You know, I am like Charles now - I believe the Wild- cats are b,at good... " Last, but not least, we have the finest high school coach in the State of Alabama, bar none. Yes sir, as Principal Charles Ste- venson would say - "Coach Paul Terry has forgotten more about football than most folk know." Too, Coach Paul Terry would be the first to tell you that he has had some mighty fine help in his assistants Paul Wallace, James Wallace, George Lancaster and Johnny Taylor. George and Johnny have done an excellent job in scouting our opponents. Paul and James have been a great help with practice sessions. They are all much respected by those Florala Wildcats, too. Just ask them - they will tell you pretty quick who the greatest coaches in this state are and topping the list would be Coach Terry. We have heard that Terry doesn't tell them what to do he just makes friendly suggestions. The coaches and team have put forth a truly great effort this season and regardless of the outcome of the play-offs, our hats are off to all of you. Naturally, we think they are champions and that the final outcome will prove us right. ' In an interview with Coach Paul Terry this week, he had this to say about the upcoming game with Thomasville to be played in Florala this Friday night -- "Thomasville won over J. F. Shields in the 'first round of State Flay-Otis 56-12. Shields had a record of 6o3-1, Thomasville was 7-#. They run the wishbone and the Cont. To Page 4 THE FLORALA WILDCAT DRUM CORP,'playing for the first and Pat Franklin; back row, from left, Eddie Holye, Harold time in competition, came home from the Enterprise Marching Parker and Wendy Brown. Festival with a #I, Superior rating. Director of the Florala Wildcat Band this year has been Mr. Drumers, front row, from left, are Newton Peters, Mary Andy Alsup, who rates #I Superior, with all band members and Orndoffe, Roland Cornelius, Denise Dawson, Sandra Caraway, Florala fans. On Saturday, November 8, the Wildcat Band traveled to En- terprise and participated in the First Annual Enterprise Mar- ching Festival. The contest was organized by the new En- terprise director of hands, Mr. Tom Maddox, originally from Florala. The contest began at 1 p.m. and the Florala Band was there to watch and encourage the other bands as they perform- ed. The Florala band was sche- duled to go on the field at 5:00 p.m., but just before their time to go on field came the sky became overcast and the threat of rain was great enough, that the contest was postponed for approximately one hour. The rain began in a constant driz- , ale and then finally quit, so the contest began. Again the Wildcat Band took to the field and halfway through the open- ing drill, the rain came again, but this did not dampen the quality of the performance in JUANITA McDONALD anyway. The band stayed through the rain and watched the other bands and waited anxiously for the ratings, and finally they came. Drum Major Gary Bradley, received'1 1 - Superior; Ma- jorettes Anne Mills and Sissie Savage received a I - Superior; the drum corp, in its first time to be judged, received a I - Superior; the color guard received a rating of II - Ex- cellent and the band received an overall rating of II - also excellent. The students were a bit dis- appointed with the "II" rating. However, the band received very good comments from all of the judges and one of the judges did rate the" band su- perior. Band Director, Andy Aisup, said he was very plea- sed with the efforts of the band. The entire City of Florala, should be proud of the job that the Wildcat Band did at En- terprise and in the way that this fine group of young people have represented their school and community throughout this year. MAJORETTES Anne Mills, left and Sissy Savage, having been thrilling football fans all year with their splendid perfor- mances at half time with the Florala Wildcat Marching Band. Judges at the Enterprise Band Festival, too, were impressed with the blonde and brunette beauties, as they rated #1, Super- ior, with all three. 1975 CHRISTMAS SEAL CHAIRMAN December 1 Last County Health Officer Dr. Day For Juanita McDonald is serving as this years Christmas Seal Campaign Chairman. Disaster J~: l: .~ Dr. McDonald advises that ,.,,,ng the Lung Association is also trying many other waysofmak- Small Business Administra- ing money in order to expand tion reminds all Hurricane the program to include not only Eloise Disaster victims that tuberculosls, but asthma, chro- Monday, December I, 1975 is nic bronchitis and emphysema, the last day to file applications Dr. McDonald reminds with its Birmingham Disaster everyone that the Junior Civic Office for Disaster Loan As- Club in Florala will be selling sistance involving damage to Christmas Cards to help the real and personal property. Lung Association at their up- Anyone desiring information or coming "Christmas In the assistance should either call Country Bazaar" to be held at Birmingham 254-1400 or write Lake Jackson Club House this to the following: Saturday. Small Business Administra' Fifty per cent of allthechar- tion, Disaster Office, 908 South ges for Christmas cards will 20th Street, Birmingham, Ala- come back to the Covington bama 35205. County Lung Association to aid in the expanded program. ~~'" Your help and cooperation will be greatly appreciated, says Campaign Chairman Mc- Donald.