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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ESTABLISHED IN 1900) Location Of 106 Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations On Beautiful Lake Jackson And Gateway To The Gulf Coast ,-Seventh Year Florala, Alabama 36442 Covington County Number 37 November 25, 1976 15c Per Single Copy S Florala High School the competition, rated number in their class over three other Wildcat Band won eight outof 30 bands bands from the Southeast. in their class, and performing. They were graded on their ratings for their "This is a special honor for marching and maneuvering at the Southernus," said Band Director Andy ability which counted 35 Band Competition held AIsup. "The judges were most points, their music which Georgia, on impressed with our band and counted 40 points, and their November 20, 1976. their performance and rated general effect which counted [g awarded our band higher than bands 25 points. Ratings, the band from much larger schools." It was a great honor for t'ated number eight in the The Band, as a whole, the Drum Major Willie Sasser to They received a ColorGuard and Drum Major receive his Superior, since this !of74.25 out of a possible Willie Sasser, received supe- is his first year to lead the The highest score any rior ratings which are the best Wildcats on the field. [received was an 87. This possible ratings in such a The Color Guard is also to that the FIorala Band, contest, be congratulated on their vas the smallest band in The Wildcat Band won first superior rating since they I1~ SUPERIOR WILDCAT MARCHING BAND, under the field direction of Drum Major Willie ~r. performs their superior show at the Valdosta Southern Open Band Contest on Saturday. Leigh trumpet solo on the song, "Spirit of the Bull." She is surrounded by the Color who was also rated superior at the contest along with the Drum Major, e Escapes Cunderiff, Florala. .an charged with aiding a prisioner to after he allegedly gave to a prisioner he was the FIorala City Jail, to Police Chief Paul said that Cunderiff caught the radio back turned and the keys to Lavell a prisioner in the Jail, on Saturday afternoon. Harrelson was in the City Jail on a charge of driving while intoxicated and was awaiting extradition to Florida on a grand theft auto charge, Mitchell said. He escaped from the jail sometimes between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday when it was discovered that he was missing. He allelzedlv went to Cunderiff's home on Saturday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m., Mitchell reported. Cunderiff is" now in the County Jail charged with a felony. Police have issued an all points bulletin on Harrel- son, but no word has been learned to press time about his Continued To Page 9 HOLIDAY NOTICE [ Alabama State Employ- ( will 'be closed on 5 and Friday, Novem- g 1976. for Thanks- I Holidays. I office hours are 8:30 :30., Monday through Awards Presentation The Quarterback Club of Florala High School, invites its members to attend an awards presenta- tion in honor of the Varsity and Junior Varsity Foot- ball Players and Cheerleaders. This event will be held at-Florala High school on Saturday evening, December 4, 1976 at 7:00 p.m. O ~r'C0VINGT,,i ON CO UNTY SHRINE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. OF DIRECTORS; ~ ~' ctur'cd.,~ ....... frnm left, Herman Lurie, Board of Directors' ; E. S. Garrason, vice" president' : H. E. ~Y. Past Potentate; J. L. Graves, Board of Directors; Oscar Andress, President: O. D. Worlcv, rd of Directors, and Reese Firestone. Board of Directors. lora Covington County Club met at Linda's in Florala Thursday tlg for the November ag. ters were the order of and eleven gallons Served, either raw or fried, to Nobles and their wives. Brother Herman Lurie acted as host. Reports were given by the various committees and Bro- ther Lurie announced that he was running for the Divan this year and needed 95 votes out of Covington County to get elected and there weren't but 90 members. He asked seriously for their full support in his bid for election to the Divan. saying South Alabama Shriners needed representa- tion in Montgomery. began the season as novice members of the color guard with the majority of the members never having mar- ched with a band, let alone carry a flag and march. The Band performed on Saturday morning under the worse possible conditions for a field show. It was raining and the field was almost a sea of mud. The Band was judged by ten judges representing judging specialization in all forms of music and band performances. For their contest show, the band entered the field to "El Spirit Del Toros" or the "Spirit of the Bull". This song featured a trumpet solo by Leigh Peters. The Band then performed a song with a drum feature and followed that by a concert tune, "Latina." Their finale was "If" featuring Leigh Peters and Robe Spicer. Band Director Andy AIsup had the following comments about the band's performance: "The band did their very best performance despite the rain," he said. "The judges comments on the tape were fantastic," One judge said we were the very best band to perform up to the time we performed, he added. The judges said they were MEMBERS OF THE TRI-CITY RESCUE SQUAD accept gift of digital pulse monitor, presented by Auxiliary President, Mrs. Mildred Burrcss on behalf of Post #77 and Ladies Auxiliary, Squad member James Smith, seated, demonstrates the machine on Mrs. re The American Legion Auxi- liary and the Legionaires of Andrew Jackson Post #77 most impressed with the fact " purchased a pulse monitor, a that we marched well an-d~ raqch ~needed item by playedwith anice full sound." members of the Tri-City AIsup said. Rescue Squad. at a cost of "They complimented us on $396.55. Continued to Page 9 The digital pulse monitor uses a photo-receptor type of sensor which can be placed on the finger, toe, nose or forehead to sense the pulsations in blood capillaries. The signal is converted within the instrument to a digital display which shows the heart rate in beats per minute. The device has a battery which can provide up to 16 hours of emen by Liz Bites The Florala City Council heard a request from the Florala Fire Department for a total of $1.925.00 in new hoses and equipment at their regular meeting on November 22, 1976. Fire Chief Willard Cawthon explained to the council that no new hose had been bought since 1973 and that the fire department needed 400 feet of D.J. 100 percent polyester municipal fire hose in 50 feet sections at a cost of $1.55 per foot and 300 feet of one and a half inch 100 percent polyester municipal fire hose sections at a cost of $1.15 per Burress. Standing from left are members of the Tri-City Rescue Suuad, Ray Fleming; Lt, Foy Peterson:. Cpt. Clayton Smith: Secretary-Treasurer H. O. Bass; Myra Nell Mickelson, treasurer of the Auxiliary, and Mike Stewart, Rescue Squad member. ul service betore a recharge is necessary. A 'battery low' indicator lights up when two hours of battery life remain. The accuracy is within one percent. The money was raised at a two day flea market sale recently and was made possible by donations of sale _. --- Freedom is a tradition in our great" nation. From the earliest beginnings, the courage of our Pilgrim forefathers made it possible. The will and faith of our people have kept it alive. It will remain ours with vigilance dedication. So - the past, the present and the future are inextricably woven J together. Through freedom. Today we give thanks for this precious legacy. We remember and eherish our tradition. -"~ We pray that freedom will be come the inalienable right of all nations. 's Ne foot. Cawthon told the council that the old hose was beginning to burst when put under pressure and that the fire department really needed the new hose. The rest -of the fire department's requests were for equipment for the 4~ 4~ 4~ volunteer workers. Cawthon requestgd six firemen's coats 40 inches in length at a cost of $35.00 each for a total of $210.00 and six firemen's helmets with shield at a cost of $25.00 per helmet, for a [otal cost of $150.00. The last request was for 15 pairs of firemen's boots with Continued To Page 9 Harrison Named Top Salesman Mr. Daniel L. Harrison of P.O. Box 265, FIorala, was recently honore/:! by. his associates and the manage- ment of his district when they selected him as the excep- tional life insurance repre- sentative of the quarter. They presented him with a personalized plaque acknow- ledging the merits of his achievement. The selection was based not only on the sale of life insurance for the quarter but also on general attitude towards the life insurance business. Mr. Harrison represents Liberty National Life Insu- rance Company's Andalusia office. items by concerned citizens of the Tri-cities area. A number of the civic clubs have plans to make similar donations of equipment which is what has been requested by the squad, rather than making monetary donations. The Florala-Lockhart Rotary is planning to donate a scoop stretcher at a cost of $190.55, which scoops up patients with possible broken neck or back injuries, without moving or turning them which could cause further injury. This is the latest advancement tn emergency patient handling, Attendants can readily un- couple an endof the stretcher. and gently "scoop" the victim onto the stretcher by means of a scissors leverage action. This piece of equipment is ideal for difficult body pick-ups. The length can be quickly adjusted to accomodate any size patient. Other suggestions for clubs or persons who wish to make a donation of a piece of equipment include a couple of :portable resuscitators at a cost of $232.01, This piece of equipment is ideal for use when extended oxygen supply is neede~d. This cost is less the cylinder of oxygen which Florala Memorial Hospital Administrator James York has said the hospital would supply; Another useful item would be a couple of dyna.med trauma kits which holds all kinds of emergency equip- ment. The kit cost $69,89 without the equipment, which squad members feel could be picked up throughthe hospital, also. i~,zl Flu Make Up Clinic There will be a make-up" clinic in Florala on December 2, 1976, from 1 p.m. until 4~ p.m. for those people who did not take their Swine Flo Vaccination last week. The clinic will be at the old National Guard Armory. Clinics will be held in Opp on Tuesday, November 30 from t p.m. until 4 p.m. and in, Andalusia on Wednesdayt,~ December 1, from 8 a.m. untit: noon, and from 1 p.m. until $ p.m.