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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SU~/:~ ~ LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. The Florala News - Thursday, i Letter To Editor December 3, 1976 • . . Mrs. Charlie Welch, and grandsons, Harold and Harris HAROLD AND HARRIS WELCH, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Welch of Pascagoula, Mississippi, have been visiting with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Welch since they returned home with them Thanksgiving. They returned home Friday of last week. While here, they visited friends at The FIorala News, Mrs. Flonnie Jackson, Mrs. Olene Staggers and auntie and uncle, Jo Ann and Shot Geohagan. The twins are so near identical the only way grandmother can tell who is who is by a tiny little mole on one or the other's face. Caney C The Caney Creek Baptist Church, Highway 53-A, north of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, will hold a gospel sing Friday evening, DeC .¢~bcr 10, begin- ning at 7:00 o'clock. Special stagers will be the 1936 Bryan Brothers of Bascom, Florida and the Caney Creek Choir. Church pastor, Lewis D. Colar, invites everyone to attend. 1976 Mr. and Mrs. Attis Allred Seay ...... request the pleasure ol your company • ,,,¢ ,,,~ at their Fortieth Wedding Anniversary, on Sunday, the twelfth ol December, One .thousand nine hundred and seventy-six from, ~wgiuntil Sire o'clock in the a~ternoon, at their:home, Route Two, Florala, Alabama. Dear Mrs. Woodham: I received my notice of expiration for the Florala News today and am enclosing $6.30 to renew my subscription. I also thought l would take this time to relate to you an incident that occured this week. On Wednesday, my husband, who is in the funeral business in Enterprise, ate lunch at Pasquales Pizza, which is owned by Mr. Jerry Kelley. While Bill was there talking to Jerry, Jerry related to him about an incident 'involving his brother, sister- in-law and their small baby who were passing through FIorala enroute from Florida to Enterprise and had a small minor wreck. They were all taken to Florala Memorial Hospital to be checked out and were given a room to wait in until some of their family from Enterprise came to pick them up. The hospital gave them food for the baby and was very nice to them. Their car had been towed to Harrison Ford Motor Com- pany. When Mr. Kelley arrived to bring them back to Enterprise, they asked the hospital what their bill was for the service that had been given, and the hospital said there was no bill for their service. They went to Harrison's to check on the bill for towing their car and again they were told there was no service charge for that. Well, Mrs. Woodham, those people were so flabbergasted to find out that the people of FIorala were so nice and kind to them that they haven't stopped talking about it. I would a, lso like to point out to you that while Jerry Kelley was telling my husband about all of this, he had no idea that l was originally from Florala and I really think he was impressed to find out that I was. They just couldn't believe that people could be so nice. 1 am sure that the Kelley's will continue to talk about FIorala for a long. long time. I just thought that you would like to hear this little story. When Bill came home and told me about this, it really made me be very proud that my hometown is still the way 1 remember it. Sincerely, /s/Eddie Smith Searcy BLUE BELL GARDEN Phone 858.3274 Florala, ,4 labama CLUB TO MEET DECEMBER 14 The Blue Bell Garden Club will meet Tuesday evening, December 14 at the home of Mrs. Mamie Clary, beginning at seven o'clock. PAXTON FIRE REPORT FOR MONTH I=OR SAlE $4 76 -$5oo - $58o Starts Wed., December 8th 7 Miles From Florala on Hwy. 55 i i ii i _ Dr. Ray Evers and Staff cordially invite you to attend an Open House and Dedication of the new Ra.Mar Clinic, 4450 Richardson Road. Montgomery, A la. 2 to 4 p.m., December 12, 1976 Refreshments will be served i i i i i Polyester Knits $1 4e TO $2 4a Simplicity Patterns 3 FOR $100 Krinkle Botton Weight Reduced ALL OTHER KNITS REDUCED Sales Good Thru December PAXTON FABRICS OF NOVEMBER The month of November was one of the busiest months of the year for the Paxton Fire Department. The department responded to five fires, which are broken down as follows: 3 houses, one grass, and one farm fuel tank. The Paxton Department would once again like to thank the following Department's for their assistance in aiding at fires: the Florala Fire De- partment, Laurel Hill Fire De- partment and the Crestview Fire Department. During the month, Paxton expended 23 man hours, put 47 miles on the truck and 9 hours on equipment. $ * * The average retail price of gasoline has increased by about 50 per cent since the onset of the Arab oil embargo in late 1973. Natural gas supplied about 30 per cent of the nation's en- ergy in 1974 and about 40 per cent of our non-transportation uses. However, marketed nat. ura[ gas production decreased from 22.6 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 1973 to 20.1 Tcf in 1975. $ $ $ banquet ~vere from Crestview, and Mrs. Clarence the New Harmony, nity, The James T. Family of Fiorala, Huckaba of Florala, Cosby of Opp, Roland DeFranco, Florala. President Roland issued an ilavitation new members to join thet The added membership enable the club to birds in club This years officers Roland DeFranco as dent, Mack Cosby dent, James Secretary-Treasurer, fence Davidson as Secretary. - Personal - FLORALA RACING PIGEON CLUB MEMBERS attending banquet include. (left to right), standing: Roland DeFranco, club president; Shawn Davis, Mac Cosby, Clarence Davidson. James Davis, Randy Huckaba, and Emery Locke. Seated, from left, are Mrs. Emery Locke, Mrs. Clarence Davidson, Mrs. James Davis, and Dana Davis. Racing Pigeon Club Holds Awards Banquet ROLAND DeFRANCO WITH TROPHIES for Young Bird of the Year, Young Bird Average Speed, Runner-up for Loft of the Year, and Average Speed for Young Birds. The Florala Racing Pigeon Club held their Annual Awards Presentation Banquet at the Dinner Bell Restaurant, Saturday night, December 4. Trophies awarded, included The Young Bird of the Year, Young Bird Average Speed, Runner-Up for Loft of the Year, Loft of the Year, Average Speed for Young Birds, Runner-Up Average Speed for Young Birds, Runner-Up on Bird of the Year, and a trophy for the 1st place finisher in the Chatta- nooga, Tennessee Race. Roland DeFranco walked away with four of these coveted trophies, capturing honors for Bird of the Year, 1976, Young Bird Average Speed, Runner:Up for Loft of the Year, and Average Sp~ed for Young Bird trophy, which is on display at The Bank of Florala. The Loft of the James Davis Family also did well in the awards department, with three trophies to grace their shelves at home. They took The Loft of the Year trophy along with Runner-Up Average Speed for Young Birds, and Runner-Up for Bird of the Year. Mack Cosby from Opp captured the first place finish in the Chattanooga, Ten- nessee race and was awarded his trophy at the Club Banquet. Race wise this year, the Florala Club participated in 8 races, totaling up points which determined the winners of trophies given at the banquet. These races included 3 from Port St. Joe, Florida, 3 from Atlanta, Georgia, 1 from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a feature race, also from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Plans were discussed at the banquet, with a tentative date of December 30 being set up for an appearance on The Gene Reagan Farm Show, shown each S.aturday at 6:00 p.m., on WTVY, Channel 4 in Dothan. More definite infor- mation on this appearance will be forthcoming. Members attending the Mrs. Irene Smith returned home after the summer with her and family, Mr. and Corkey Gerace in Wa: Connecticut. She also in Hinsdale, New and Wardsboro, says her trip was pleasant and beautiful, wonderful to be back good Old South and Alabama. PAXTON A~ TO HOLD GOSPEL SING DECEMBER Paxton Assembly of Church will hold a Friday night, December 7:00 p.m. Featured singers will Caine and the Everyone is welcome. L.M. West 5 & 10 Store IN FLORALA SHOP ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS NEEDS AND i SAVE % DISCOUNT ON EACH $ 1 .OO SPENT WITH US L.M. West 5 & 10 FLORALA, ALA. THE JAMES DAVID LOFT SHOWN wrrH TROPHIES Include Mr. and Mrs. James Davis and their two sons, Shawn and Dana. Awards are for Loft of the Year, Runner-Up for Average Speed, Young Birds, and Runner-up for Bird of the Year. CAPTURING FIRST PLACE IN CHATrANOOGA RACE was Mac Cosby from Opp, Alabama, shown here with the first place trophy. iii iI "The Great American Farmer" Record Just stop in and ask us about the John Deere 40-hp 2040, 50-hp 2240, 60-hp 2440, or 70-hp 2640 Tractors.* Then we'll give you a free 45-rpm recording of "The Great American Farmer"--a musical salute to those who have given us such a bountiful supply of food and fiber. This record was produced exclusively for John Deere. See us soon, because supplies are limited. Cali/ornia Hit Hard by Natural Gas Shortage The Stanford Research Institute reports that California, which depends on natural gas for 55 per cent of its energy, has lost some 76,000 manufacturing jobs s.ince 1971 because of dwindling gas supplies. SRI estimates that the shortage will cost the state up to 800,000 jobs by 1981. Merrifield - Smith Implement Co. Sales and Service PHONE: 85B-3412 FLORALA, ALABAMA • Maximum horsepower measured at the PT0 at 2500 engine rpm, State of Nebraska Tell NO~. 1191, 1192, 1085, 1157