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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 8 Laurel Hill Fire Department New by Jack Davis Laurel Hill Volunteer Fire Department breezed through a very short business session Thursday night, and upon ad- journing, met as individuals and approved the organizing of a Ra- dio Emergency Essociated Citi- zens Team (REACT). Among the items of business included were a favorable re- port on proceeds donated dur- ing the units annual turkey shoot and on an electric trolling motor held the past Saturday. Also, the unit expressed thanks to those who cont ributed, to the an- nual fund raising l)roject. In other action, the unit vot- ed to change the monthly meet- ing time Irom 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., effective December II, and approved the application 6f Richard Coleman, as a new member of the volunteer unit. They also discussed plans for the annual family Christmas party. The date and time for this event will be on the agenda meets the second Monday, at 7:30 p.m., at theTastee-Freeze on Highway 85 North, fn Crest- view. Photographers Listed In Photo Directory Thigpen Photography, Vir- ginia's Studio of Opp, Van Blan- kenship Photography, John Da- kin Photographyt Joe Sarcone Photography, McKewens Studio, Gil Ford Photography and Terry Wood Photography have been honored by being listed in the Professional Photographers of America's 1975 Directory of Qualified Photographic Studios. The Qualified program of the PPA was begun in 1957to main- tain and advance higher stand- for the December 11 meeting, ards of commercial photo- Acting on forming aLaurel graphy to assurecustomersa- Paul Petrey, J , G Hill REACT team followed a tisfaction, r, uest lenghty discussion of the me- This honor has resulted from rits of, and the need for a team in the northern section of Oka- loosa County by Joe Yon, State React Council President and representatives from the Oka- loosa and Yellow River React teams, Joe Fisher, Tony Hen- derson, William Hile and Jim Bagget. Yon stressed National-State status, and others said they would welcome Laurel Hill into their team if they so wish- ed, but whatever was decided by the group, they offered full cooperation. The naming of the team, meeting day anddates, and elec- tion of officers will be decided at a later date. The Crestview team meets at 7:00 p.m., the first Monday of each month at Al's Restaurant and the Yellow River teams CORRECTION by Jack Davis Ooop's, we hit the wrong key, causing an error in last week's Laurel Hill City Council re- port. Near the bottom next to the last paragraph in the news item, we had "Gross payable by the 29tb", when it should have been "Gross payable by the 20th". Sorry about that. careful screening by select boards of review at the PPA, Speaker At Banquet headquartered in Des Plalnes, Illinois. About 500 studios have met these rigid qualifi- cations, which must be main- tained to keep Qualified Studio Status. There is one general clas- sification of Qualified Studios and 24 specialty classifications. Qualification in each classifi- cation is earned separately. For example, a studio quali- fied in aerial photography is not automatically certified in fine arts photography. In the 1975 directory each Qualified photographic studio is listed with its Qualified clas- sifications. Studios interested in obtain- ing information on the Qualified program may obtain this from: Ed Korczak, Cml Din Admn., 1090 Executive Way, DesPlai- nes, III 60018. It's turkey time... Paul A. Petrey, Jr. DMD, a member of the Okaloosa Coun- ty School Board, was the spe- cial guest speaker at the an- nual banquet of the Okaloosa County Guidance Clinic on Sa- turday, November 15. Dr. Petrey discussed the re- lationship of the Guidance Cli- NOTE OF APPRECIATION An expression of public thanks is due to Ingram Me- mortal in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Mr. Herbert Shows, and Mrs. Elizabeth Webster of Paxton for the nice new en- trance to the Paxton Cemetery. Ingram furnished the marble brick and Mr. Shows donated the labor and helped Mrs. Web- ster supervise the work. It is very beautiful and I am sure all of us who have loved ones buried there appreciate their effort. It is certainly an im- provement and a beautiful structure for the Town of Paxton. Tha.nks to all who had a part in this. Sincerely, /s/Polly Durell me and the School Board, and the work that is being done to help disturbed and troubled stu- dents through the cooperation of the two agencies. The banquet, which was held at the Sher~ton-Miramar Hotel, was served at 7 p.m., preceded by a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., according to Ben Gor- don, president of the Guidance Clinic. Dr. Frank Jacobson, execu- tive director of the Clinic, was master of ceremonies for the occasion, and there were awards presented to a number 'of individuals and organizations for outstanding service to the clinic during the year. Musical entertainment pro- vided a pleasant background for the social hour and dinner, at which representatives of city and county government were present. PERSONALS Friends regret to learn that Mrs. S. M. Geohagan is con- fined to the Baptist Hospital in Montgomery following sur- gery. She is reported as im- proving after being quite ill. She is in Room 336 and would enjoy hearing from her friends. DR. McDONALD CHRISTMAS SEAL CHAIRMAN FOR 1975 Dr. Jnanite McDonald, Cov- in,on County Christmas Seal Chairman said recently, that because of the interest shown in the campaign tO fight lung dis- ease, an intensified program is planned for Covington County. A Pulmonary Function testing program will be available to de- tect early lung abnormalities when they are easier to treat. The program will be conduct- ed in each of the nine counties composing the Setwire District of the Alabama Lung Associa- tion. The chairman added, "Be- cause lung disease . . . espe- cially emphysema increase each year. More people in Alabama and in the United Sta- tes have emphysema than ever before. An estimated 13,000,- 000 Americans suffer in some degree from emphysema, chro- nic bronchitis, and other chronic lung conditions. These patients' days can gradually be- come one endless struggle to breathe. ~ung disease is the third ranking cmppler and dis- abler. Emphysema ranks se- cond among diseases as a dis- abler of working men over 40. It is third in the total amount of disability causes, exceeded only by heart disease and schi- zophrenia." Dr. McDonald added, "We can not fall the people who depend on us . . . and on you. Your contribution . . . and contri- butions of business firms, of clubs, and organizations... and of friends and neighbors will help us to keep our inten- sified program going." In conclusion, the chairman said, "Once Christmas Seals could do it all. Now the na- tion and the state face a lung disease problem so big and growing so fast that today's Christmas Seal dollar does not go far enough. Additional mo- ney must be raised to help those with emphysema and other lung diseases. Activities plan- ned for Covington County are "Breath of Life Day at Schools and Civic Clubs", "Breath of Lite Booths" at shopping areas. These are some of the projects planned by dedicated Lung As- sociation volunteers to help in promoting an intensified pro- gram to combat lung disease." Serving with the chairman are Dr. J. W. Johnson, Miss Lu- cille Mancill, Dr. Sara Jo Da- niels and Mr. Ziba Ander- son of Andalusia; Mrs. Sara Goolsby of Florala; and Mr. Hubert Sullivan of Opp. THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, Florala Garden Club Holds Meeting The Florala Garden Club met in regular session on Thurs- day afternoon, November thir- teenth, at three o'clock in the beautiful dining room of the Dinner Bell Restaurant. The members were greeted at the door by two Pilgrims, John and Precilla Alden. The room and tables were beauti- fully decorated in the theme of Thanksgiving. Delicious re- freshments were served to fourteen members, who ans- wered the roll call with some- thing about Thanksgiving. The minutes of the previous meet- ing were read and approved. The club voted to once again Alpha Omicron Holds November Meeting Alpha Omicron Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority held its November meeting at the George Washington Carver Club House. Sorors of the Florala and Lockhart areas served as hos- tesses. Each Soro was greeted by the president and introduced to the guest contributors, Mrs. Beatrice Rowe, and Mrs. Caro- lyn Barrett. Mrs. Carrie Darby, Sorority president, called the meeting to order. The opening ritual was then repeated in unison after which the secretary read the minutes by the last meeting. A short business session follow- el. Mrs. Bass, program leader of the afternoon, made com- ments about the topic of dis- cussion "Quick and Easy Meals." Mrs. Beatrice Rowe, guest contributor, then gave a short informal talk on cake decorat- ing. She included interesting pointers on how to make icing in any kind of weather. Mrs. Carolyn Barrett, pro- gram assistant for the Cov- ington County Extention Ser- vice, presented the four basic food groups. She also gave Sorors menus of quick and easy meals from the basic four. Mrs. Ethel Dubose and Mrs. Mary Brundige were guests for the afternoon meeting. Immediately following the closing prayer, Sorors and other guests were served a mouth-watering meal of Itali- tlon Style Spaghetti, green sa- lad, French bread and punch. A delicious dessert of banana cream pie was served. Soror Darley thanked Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Rowe. and all others who made this meet- ing such an enjoyable afternoon. PERSONALS Friends are glad to learn that Betty Hooten (Mrs. Ralph Hooten) is improving in a Boni- fay, Florida hospital, where she has been undergoing tests. She entered the hospital Sunday af- ternoon end will probably return home this weekend. meet in the homes. and means committee a plan to raise money club by selling potted I the spring. The club make this annual March. The club calendars from the Mrs. Cbarlie Welch pointed as social ch~ December. Six peopl( scribed to the National Club Magazine. is club ten points on distinction. The program was on lias, the care of, how and fertilize. The entrance prize by Mrs. Nettle Hayes. The Early Shopper Shops A t Home First .,, Charles Wilkins GENERAL CONTRACTOR In the City Of Florala, wishes to thank the people of Florala for accepting him so graciously and permitting him to work for you. If I have promised to do work for you and haven't gotten to the job, Please be patient. I have not forgotten you. CHARLES WlLKINS General Contractor % REG. $69.95 PINE R OCKING CHAIRS ;3 REG. $149.95 BICENTENNIAL REG. x12 100% NYLON (FLOOR SAMPLES LARGE ROCKERS PHONE 858- 1565 FLORALA, ALABAMA