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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT• REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED• Page Glance By Liz Bates Over the weekend, At a Glance traveled with the Florala High School Band to Valdosta, Georgia, to the Southern Open Marching Festival. I must say 1 have never been on a trip with a nicer bunch of people. No one was ever brave enough to take the band off on an overnight trip when 1 was a member of it. "[he weather was terrible and the Wildcat Band had to pcrfbrm in the rain on a mud-covered field, but they brought home three trophies and a Superior-Superior-Sup- erior rating. The trip was not, of course, without incident. One of the band members forgot the pants to his uniform and would have really been in a fix if Vernon Robbins had not had a pair of green pants he could wear. Of course, they did not have a white strip down the sides, but they fit and the band member got to march. From the press box, I could not even pick out the one without the stripes. I must say, I wish everyone from Florala could have seen the Wildcat Band perform. Our pretty majorettes were covered with mud they were forced to march in. yet they performed like the sun was shining and they were on dry ground. 1 am sure that the band had such presence on the field,under the very adverse conditions, weighed heavy on the judge's mind while they made awards. l enjoyed the company of Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Harrison. Mr. and Mrs. Ewin Moody and Mrs. Helen Robbins in the very luxurious motor home of the Harrison's on the trip over and back. Although, the band traveled in a Trailways Bus and some of them in the McDaniel's Versa-Van and others in a truck, l had the most comfortable of all surround- ings and even enjoyed a nap on the way over and a long INSUR-MATION FARM BUREAU INSURANCE FEDERATED GUARANTY LIFE MRS. LYNETTE ZESSIN , Why is an Individual Retirement Account ImmJted with an Insurance company s better way to plan for retirement than with other methods o! Investment? The best reason.., your re tirement income is safe an d growing. Tax- exempt retirement savings invested in an annuity or in a life insunmce endowment or retirement contract guarantee you a retirement income for/fie. A life endowment or retirement contract is sWf- completing. If a $50,000 endowment or retirement policy is pur- chased it wi/l provide life in surance to protect your family and waiver of premium can provide for completion of the policy premiums in the event of disabi/#y. When you retire, your account has a guaranteed cash value to be paid in a lump sum or spread out o Ver the yeer~ As opposed to many other types of investment, retirement sawng$ invested with a life insurance company will not be affected by the state of the economy, stock market, etc. but will be protected by a , contract guaranteein~ you a cornfor~ble retirement. 25 LB. JAZZ OOGFOOD 50 L.B. .JAZZ DOGFOOD PHONE 834-2928 FEED STORE AND GARDEN CENTER Hwy. 85--Located in the Clear Springs Community ) i , i / Way Up High On The Of Things For Which We Are Thankful Is The Friendship Of Good Folks Like You LEGAL HOLIDAY THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25th 8 MEMBER FDIC I I II I • i I I II I sleep on the way back. I must say I don't know how the other ladies managed it, but they looked as pretty as pictures all day long. The rain didn't dampen either their spirits or looks. I was another case however. My hair began to resemble a horse's mane after the first hour or so in the rain, and the cold damp weather drove me to find ' refuge in Deidra Harrison's heavy overcoat over my own jacket. You can imagine what I looked like wrapped in two coats with a little yellow rain hat sitting on top of my head. If you have a picture of that, add this to your picture of me, I had to borrow Mr. Harrison's boots. My own shoes got wet and my feet were freezing. So, I borrowed a pair of socks and boots from Mr. Harrison so I could get out of the motor home to eat dinner and watch the rest of the show. Now, I would never talk about anybody that has big feet. but Mr. Harrison's boots were almost big enough, so that I could get a foot and a half in each shoe, but I did appreciate him letting me wear them. 1 realize that 1 must have been a somewhat comical sight in those oversized shoes, little yellow hat and two coats, but l didn't care. l was warm and my feet were dry. Comfort is Continued To Page 9 @ acln oun The Sixth Young Bird race was held from Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6, 1976. The winner of the race was Roland DeFranco The James T. Davis Family Loft took second and Mack Cosby took third place. C. L. Davidson was fourth, Randy Huckaba was fifth, and Roland DeFranco ,was sixth. Betty Huckaba took seventh place while C. L. Davidson took eighth place, and Randy Huckaba and the James T. Davis Family Loft took ninth and tenth places, respectively. The seventh race wa~ held from Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 13. Mack Cosby of Opp took first place. Winners in order of winning spots were:Randy Huckaba, Roland DeFranco, James T. Davis Family Loft and Clarence Davidson. The eighth race was from Chattanooga, Tennessee. This was a special race. Only the first three birds home were given winningpositions. Winning were:Edward Huckaba, first place; Roland DeFranco, second place and Clarence Davis, third place. Winning awards for the Young Bird Season were: 1976 Young Bird of the Year Trophy -- Roland DeFranco with 77.27 points; Runner-up was the 1976 Young Bird of the Year Trophy -- James T. Davis Family Loft with 74.78 points. 1976 Average Speed Trophy Bird first place went to Roland DeFranco with 998.7329 yards per minute and second place to the James T.Davis Family Loft with 990.41615 yards per Looking for a good place to go deer hunting? Look no further, as some of the best hunting in Alabama is right here imyour Conecuh National Forest. The 84,000 acres of National Forest in Covington and Eseambia counties contains a variety of well managed wildlife habitat including the 22,500 acre Blue Springs Wildlife Management area. The boundary of the Manag- ment area is clearly marked with yellow banded trees and signs. The Alabama Depart- ment of Conservation and Natural Resources holds several manage¢l deer hunts on this area. The managed hunts include both stalk and dog hunting with the stalk hunts to be held on November 19, 20, December 20, 22 and December 31, January 1. The dog hunts will be held on November 30, December 1, December I0, 11, December 28, 29, and January 4,5. All deer hunters on the managed hunts must have a daily permit which is issued at the checking The second monthly meet- ing of the Lockhart Town Council was held at the Lockhart Town Hall, Monday night, November 15, 1976 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Mayor George Lancaster; Councilmembers: John Covington, Bliss Tho- masson, T. J. Maddox, Mrs. Bessie Henderson, and Milton Owens; Town Clerk: Barbara Roberts; Assistant Clerk: Belinda Goolsby; visitors: Mr. D. A. Franklin, Mr. C. G. Reynolds, Mr. John Goolsby, and Mr. Jack Rhoades. The meeting was opened with prayer by Councilwoman Bessie Henderson. The min- utes of the previous council meeting of November 1 were read. Councilwoman Hender- son made a motion to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Councilman Thomasson. A listing of the bills for the month of October was presented for approval of payment. Councilman Owens made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Councilman Thomasson. All approved. Mr. Jack Rhoades of John- son Rhoades Insurance agency presented to the council- members the coverage of insurance that the Town has on the buildings and vehicles. The two legal notices were I Council Meetin presented that Allen Cook be the Town Recorder and that the Town of Lockhart retain its municipal courts. Council- woman Henderson made a motion approving these, seconded by Councilman Owens. All approved. Mrs. Sue Chambers reques- ted a street light be put out- side her Beauty Shop in Lockhart. Councilman Coving- ton made a motion, seconded by Councilman l'homasson approving this. All approved. Councilmen were informed that applications for policeman were being accepted and would be reviewed at the next council meeting. Councilmen were also in- formed that the Town could purchase a 1966 garbage truck for $1,500.00. Councilman Owens approved, seconded by Councilman Thomasson. All 'approved. Mayor Lancaster informed the Council that Holland Manning had requested pay for one weeks vacation and 5 days sick leave. The Council members requested Mr. Holland Manning be at the next council meeting, Decem- ber 6 to discuss this matter. Councilman Maddox made the motion, seconded by Council- man Thomasson. All approved. omp s eason minute. The James T. Davis Family Loft took the 1976 Young Bird Loft of the Year Trophy with 253.92 points and Roland DeFranco was runner-up with 222.35 points. Mack Cosby took the trophy for the Chattanooga Trophy Race. • This has been a very ollecl/, Today District Ranger Bill Gilder of the U.S. Forest service announced a new road closure policy for the Conecuh National forest. This action is being taken in order to better serve the public and properly manage the National forest resources. Under the new policy, 48 wood roads within theBlue Springs ManagementArea will be closed from March 10 to October 15 annually. Under the closure notice of February 11, 1974, which is now canceled, 56 woods roads were closed year long. After consulting with State Wildlife personnel, hunters, fishermen, recreation users and many local residents, it was decided to leave these roads open from October 16 to March 9 annually. This will allow unlimited access to National forest land during the different hunting seasons to station at Open Pond. For more information concerning the managed hunts, contact Alabama Department of Con- servation at Open Pond or pick up one of their brochures at the U.S. Forest Service Office at Andalusia. The remaining 61,500 acres outside the Blue Springs Management area are open to everyone during the regular deer season from November 19 to January 22. You will not see any "No Trespassing" on this land and all roads on National Forest lands are open to the public. The only area open during hunting season is the Open Pond Recreation area. The charge at Open Pond is $2.00 per camp site per night, but you have developed camp sites, flush toilets, showers and running water in the area. District Ranger Bill Gilder of the Conecuh National Forest welcomes all hunters to the forest and asks only that you be careful with fires, not leave any litter and obey the State game laws. competitive race season. Ail the members are to be congratulated. The competi- tion was very tough with no bird winning flying under 903 yards per minute. Congratulations to all the winners. A banquet will be held on December 4 at the Dinner Bell at 8 p.m. for the winners and club members. ores the general public who wants to use National forest land. These roads are closed from March 10 to October 15 in order to protect the young turkey reproduction. This action closes 32.8 miles of primitive woods roads for seven months of the year. In the past, these roads have received very little use during these seven months. This action also opens eight roads year long which were formerly closed. These roads are being opened permanently because they provide access to fishing spots and the new Conecuh Hiking Trail. There are 370 miles of roads on the Conecuh National forest and this action closes 32.8 miles for seven months of the year in order to protect the turkey population within the Blue Springs Management area. No major roads or roads to private property will be closed. The list of roads to be closed will be published in the legal section of this newspaper and posted at the district Rangers office in Andalusia, Open Pond work Center and the bulletin boards at Open Pond and Blue Pond recreation areas. Notices will also be posted at Wing, Dixie, Rock Creek, Carolina and at several places in Andalusia, Opp and Florala. During the seven months these roads are closed, the roads will be posted with standard road closure signs. Ranger Gilder stated this new road policy on the Conecuh National Forest will provide better access for forest users and still protect the forest resources. If you have any questions concerning this action, you can contact Ranger Gilder or one of his .assistants at the U.S. Forestry Service office in Andalusia. AND TRICK~ To cut down on your luggage when traveling with an infant, try to bring things that can do double duty, such as a car bed, which will keep your child ~mfe while you drive and also can be Sized as a crib or reclining seat. If you like meeting people along the way, tell your rela- tives0 friends and colleagues about your travel plans. They will supply you with nama of people to look up. With there being no further business to come before the Council, a motion was made to adjourn by Councilman Cov- ington, seconded by Council- man Thomasson. Council- woman Bessie Henderson led in a closing prayer. The next council meeting will be held Monday, December 6, 1976 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lockhart Town Hall. Childhood Drive.In Andalusia City Schools will host one of eight (8) drive-in conferences on Early Child- hood sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education. One purpose of the one day conference is to share the educational outgrowths of the Pilot Kindergarten pro- grams in Alabama with superintendents, supervisors, principals, and other staff persons in seventeen (17) surrounding school systems in South Alabama. A second purpose of the conference is to discuss issues and concerns in establishing other kindergar- ten programs for five year olds as an integral part of the elementary school program in Alabama. The Andalusia conference will be held at the Andalusia Public Kindergarten on Wed- nesday, December 1, begin- ning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Gordon Hoke of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, will be the conference speaker. Conference activities will include a round table discussion chaired by Mrs. Shirley Northrop, Director of Andalusia Public Kindergar- ten, a tour of the Public Kindergarten, and visits to the pilot kindergarten programs at Church Street School and East Three Notch Street. Dr. James Owens and Dr. Richard Causey of the State Department of Education will he available to answer questions posed by conference participants. The Florala News - Thursday, The oldest letter is "o,'" unchanged in shape adoption in the Phoenician alphabet about 1300 Phone 858.32 74 Florala, A iabama to see us for the finest in: Tires - Batteries Accessories Holmes Gulf Service 300 East 5th Avenue Florala, Alabama 36442 4-Way Stop Use Your Gulf Travel Card Model 20-10" ¢nll lttGfic oiling Factory suggested list value $114.95 Adams Chain Saw Co. 834-28 t 5 Paxton, Fla. 32538 NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE l'he use of motor vehicles on the following roads on the Conecuh National Forest is prohibited during the period March 10 to October 15, annually, pu'rsuant to the authority vested in me under the Regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture, 36 CFR 212.7, and the delegation of authority from the Chief, Forest Service, to the Regional Forester and Forest Superior. 39 F.R. 30369. NAME NUMBER MILES FROM Apple 305-A 0.4 FS30S Ala. 137 Banana 305-B 0.8 FS305 FS.305 Carpet 305-C 0.7 FS305 Ale. 137 Dandy 305-D 0.5 FS305 Dead End Elderberry 305-E 0.8 FH34 Dead End Fir 305-F 0.2 FH34 Dead End Hawthorn 305-H 0.2 FH34 Dead End Titi 327-A 1.1 County Rd. #11 Dead End Ashley 328-A 1.2 FS349 FS328 Hickory 329-A 0.4 FS329 Dead End Beech 329-B 0.3 FS329 Dead End Sandy 330-A 1.3 FS330 County Rd. Cow Run 330-C 0.7 Fs330 Dead End Bull Runn 330-D 0.4 FS330 Dead End Trout Pond 330-F 0.6 FS330 Dead End Camp Creek 332-A 2.2 FS332 FH20 Salt pond 332-B 1.2 FS332 Dead End Ridge 332-C 0.8 FS332 Dead End Grazing 332-E 0.6 FS332 Dead End Robbin Bay 332-F 1. I FS332 Dead End Reservoir 333 0.8 FS334 Dead End Pond Creek 333-A 1.2 FS333 County Rd. #17 Chuffa 334-A 0.4 FS334 FS334 ' Amei 335-A 0.8 FS335 Dead End Bass 335-B 0.6 FS335 Dead End Basswood 336-B 0.8 FS336 Dead End Chinaberry 336-C 0.7 FH34 FS336B Acorn 337-A 0.3 FS337 Dead End Corn Plot 337-C 0.2 FS337 Dead End Alder 338-A 0.3 County Rd. #17 Dead End ! Buckhorn 338-B 0.3 County Rd. #17 Dead End .: Elm 339-B 1.0 FS339A FS339A Cliftonia 339-C 0.4 Fs33q Dead End Devilwood 339-D 0.2 FS339C Dead End i Clint Land 341-A 0.3 FS341 Dead End Turkey 341-C 0.2 FS341B ' Dead End i Red Line 347 1.1 County Rd. FS348A Buckeye 348-B 0.4 FS348 Dead End Chinkapin 348.C 0.3 FS348 Dead End Otter Pond 349 0.6 M.P.I.O. County Rd. Alabama 349-A 0.3 FS349 Dead End Feed Trap 350 1.7 FH20 County gd. i Plantation 350-A 0.5 FH20 FS350 i Flats Crossing 350-B 0.5 FH20 350 Shiloh Branch 351A 0.4 351 Dead Eod Darts Island 355 2.0 F5330 FS305 Ash 355-A 0.7 FS355 FH20 :; Birch 355-B 0.3 FS335 Dead End Violators are subject to prosecution (16 U.S.C. 551). /s/Arthur D. Woody, Forest Supervisor November 15, 1976