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t IMAGEd INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. JECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT, REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED, 1976 NEWS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1976 American Cancer Society Alobama Division Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Aloborno in Birminghom Hodgkin's Disease Hodgkin's disease strikes an estimated 7.000 Americans each year, approximately 75 of these will be Alabamians. Studies show the great majority of patients will live more than five years and a majority can be cured. Hodgkin's disease is a cancer of the lymphatic system.This system is com- posed of organs such as the spleen and lymph nodes which are connected by small vessels. These vessels carry lymph (a clear fluid) and lymphocytes (special infection- aain in / fighting cells) back and forth :r 1978, I. Christmas e-'" Shown betweenthe lymphatic system ily will oplrlt and the blood stream; The tiguous lymph nodes and spleen ~assign- [WELCOME awaited those who attended Open House Mrs. Hugh Hinson and Doris Wise, who assisted with serving contain cells that destroy many Is House of Flowers Sunday afternoon, located on West refreshments of coffee, punch, cake and cookies to those welcoming bacteria and viruses that cause .qte and ~e. the Holder family into the business world of the Florala area. disease. ichelle, Vious Christmas is close at hand with all the lovely Dorothy, formerly Dorothy Truman, of Florala, is married to In patients with Hodgkin's from ts and happy faces. Buddy Holder. They have two chi~lren, Michelle age 11, and t0thy, and daughter, Michelle, chat with the First George, age 3. ve with ~ pastor and family, the Reverend Raymond Taylor, Mrs. J, td Mrs. depart urn to wail. }T YOUR al Security January 1, 1977, security, monthly checks are security earnings higher. maximum amount And third, consider the on which alternative. In order to keep employers, and social security benefits up with people must the cost of living, it is Security tax -- will necessary to change either the from $15,300 tocontribution rate or the the tax rate will earnings base. Increasing the !Same. contribution rate means that that people whoeverybody would be paying or more a year more taxes. Increasing the $965.25 in social earnings base means that only or $70.20 more those with higher earnings will they paid in be paying more. rate of Traditionally the earnings Cent of taxablebase has been raised periodi- employees and cally to keep up with the and 7.9 for increase in wages in the people remains economy and to maintain the level of protection the program is not welcome provides. Since the amount of t those alreadythe social security benefits is ~bout the pressures based on the amount of the their paychecks, average annual earnings, if important that the amount of taxable earnings at in its proper were not raised more and more understanding workers would have insurance advantages and protection related to an increasingly smaller part of all, the increase their total earnings. Event- workers whose ually the program would are less than provide a flat benefit because is about five out almost everyone would be covered by earning at or above the This is becausemaximum taxable amount. Paying at the same Since the 1972 amendments same amount as to the social security law the increase in the earnings base while some work- has been automatic. When- more. they willever social security cash to count on bigger benefits are raised because of when they increases in the cost of living -- for their families if as they were in 1976 -- the law die or become requires a review of wages are based covered by social security. If earnings over aaverage wages have gone up but only the earnings base must be on which socialraised too. paid count inAverage wages for the first average. Whenquarter of 1976 were compared Worker's earnings with average wages for the toward social first quarter of 1975. The comparison showed that wag- es increased by about 71/2 percent. That percentage was applied to the 1976 base to arrive at the 1977 base of $16,500. Lockhart Council Minutes The first monthly meeting of the Lockhart Town Council was held at the Lockhart Town Hall on Monday night, December 6, 1976 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Mayor George Lan- caster; Councilmembers: John Covington, Bliss Thomasson, Mrs. Bessie Henderson and Milton Owens. Absent: T. J. Maddox; Town Clerk: Barbara Roberts; Assistant Clerk: Belinda Goolsby; Visitors: Mrs. Harvey Kimbril, Roy Lawrence, Nick Slaughter, John Goolsby, Chester Hat- taway, Norma Edwards, Mittie Harvey and Rose Wiley; Policeman: Robert Peterson. The meeting was opened with prayer by Councilwoman Bessie Henderson. The minu- tes of the previous council meeting of November 17 were read. Councilman Covington made a motion to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Councilman Owens. All ap- proved. The Council discussed about having a Christmas tree and having Santa Claus at the Town Hall December 22 and that $125.00 could be used to buy, fruit and candies. Councilman Covington made a motion, seconded by Council- man Thomasson. All approv- ed. it was discussed that all stray dogs be killed and all people to keep their dogs locked up for two weeks. Councilman Covington made the motion, seconded by Councilman Owens. All ap- proved. Johnson-Rhoades Insurance gave the councilmembers the coverage and premiums of each building that the Town has insured. The Town of Lockhart received a check for $10,000.00 November 20 on Community Development Grant. They owe Southeastern Alabama Committee $1,500.00 for three months. A motion was made by Councilman Covington to pay this bill, seconded by Councilman Thomasson. All approved. Attorney Allen Cook pre- sented the town of Lockhart a bill for his services of Title Search and preparation of Title Certificate for Sewage Dispo- sal Plant Property of $1,000.00, recording deeds to Sewage Disposal Plant pro- perty $16.50, recording Sew- age Line Easements $18.00 and Rendering Letter Certifi- cates relative to easements for Federal Grant on Sewer Project of $800.00. The Council discussed and decided to pay $800.00. Councilman Thomasson made a motion, seconded by Co.uncilman Covington. All approved. Mayor Lancaster is to see Mayor Evans and " make arrangements about paying the $1,000.00 for Allen Cook. With there being no further business to come before the Council, a motion was made to adjourn by Councilman Cov- ingtmL seconded by Coun- cilman Owens. Councilwoman Bessie Henderson led in a closing prayer. The next council meeting will be held Monday, December 20, 1976 at 6:00 p.m. UNTIL DECEMBER 3 i , CABLE T.V. WILL BE OFFERING disease, cells in these glands become abnormal and multiply without responding to the usual regulatory mechanisms of the body's immune system. The nodes become enlarged and their ability to fight disease is damaged. The most comrr~n first symptom of the disease is a swollen lymph gland, usually in the neck. Other symptoms include unexplained persistent fatigue, fever, loss of weight and itching. Since these symptoms may also occur in other, often minor diseases, only a physician can determine a definite diagnosis. Any lymph gland that remain's significantly enlarged for three weeks or longer should be brought to a physician's attention. Scientists don't know what causes Hodgkin's disease, although they suspect a virus might be involved. This disease occurs in about one of every 30,000 people and most patients are between the ages of 15 and 35. Men seem to be slightly more susceptible than women. Scientific evidence JUST PAY FIRST MONTH IN ADVANCE YOUR SERVICE TECHNICIAN WISHES EVER YONE LET US HELP YOU FILL YOUR STOCKINGS WITH John Deere Action Toys indicates that it is neither an inherited nor a contagious disease. Biopsy -- the microscopic examination of tissue removed by surgery -- is the only method of diagnosis of Hodgkin's, Treatment depends on how much it has spread through- out the body. in general, patients with localized disease receive radiation therapy; those with more widespread disease receive chemotherapy (drug therapy). Several special procedures may be needed. The lymphan- giogram, an x-ray of the lymph nodes in the back of the abdomen, is one procedure t, scd. Dye is injected into a vein through a small incision made in each foot. This dye is absorbed by the lymph nodes. which then show on the x-ray. The physician is interested in whether or not the nodes are enlarged -- enlarged nodes may be diseased. Routine x-rays, like those made of the chest, will not show the status of the nodes. Another procedure used is the laparotomy, an exploratory operation dr, ring which the spleen is removed and samples of the liver and abdominal nodes are exa- mined for disease. These tests determine whether there is disease and the extent of the invoh, emcnt of the disease. Scientists are now attempt- ing to learn whether combined x-ray and chemotherapy (drug therapy) may offer better results than either method alone and whether drug treatment can help patients become more susceptible to curative treatment with x-ray. FROM THE STAFF OF MERRII=IFLD- SMITH IMPLEMENT CO. PAGE 7 DEATH CLAIMS J. W. BROOKS Mr. Jasper W. Brooks, age 90, a resident of Lockhart, Alabama, for the past six years, passed away in Bessemer. Alabama on Wed- nesday, December 8, 1976. He was a member of the Chapel Hill Baptist Church for 78 years and was a native of Geneva County, Alabama. Survivors are, two sons, Frank Brooks of Florala, Will Brooks of Keysville, Florida: two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Heath of Lockhart, Mrs. Sallie Pearl Hart of Besl~emer, Alabama; one brother, Johnny Brooks of Samson; two sisters. Mrs. Elzona Ward of De- Funiak Springs, Florida. Mrs. kiza Johnson of Kinston; thirteen grandchildren, thirty- one great grandchildren and four great great grand- children. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday fi'om the Earlstown Church with Hamp Nelson and James Terpo officiating. Burial was in the Earlyto~n Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home direct- ling. News Of Interest ,Continued From Front o," drop her a card, her address is 1 I 1 Manatte Avent,e. Dade City. Florida 33525. WE APOLOGIZE If any item has been left out of the paper, it could be because of illness in the editor's family which made it necessary for Merle Woodham to be away from the business on Tuesday - the day of days at The News Office. It was necessary for Larry and Merle Woodham, publishers and editors of The Florala News, to be with one of their three daughters. Cindy, who is confined to the General Hospital in Fort Walton Beach. leaving home Tuesday morning. Cindy was confined to the Florala Memorial Hospital from early Saturday morning until she was transferred to the Fort Walton hospital Tuesday morning. She was under the care of Dr. Potter at the Florala Memorial who had her transferred to the Fort Walton hospital because of a stubborn kidney stone, that as laymen we would say was lodged and refused to move. making it necessary for possible surgery. At this time, Tuesday noon, we do not know what the decision will bc of the physicians in Fort Walton Beach, who now have her in charge, INSUR-MATION FARM BUREAU-INSURANCE Federated Guaranty Life Mrs. Lynette Zessin What kind of policy do we need to insure against fire a detached garage and storage room we are going to build in our backyard? Your home is automatically insured against fire for the amount of insurance written on your home under your Homeowner's Policy. This coverage extends to cover other private structures on the premises used in connectio n with the occupancy of the dwelling and not attached. However, this coverage extension is only 10% of the amount of coverage you carry on your dwelling. For example, if your dwelling is covered for $20,000 under your Homeown er's Poficy, 10% of that amount.., coverage for extension.., would be $2,000. If your garage and storage room cost $3,500 your coverage would be $1,500 short. To fully insure the structures, you can purchase an endorsement to your Homeowner's Policy . . . increasing the coverage on the other structures to their full value. i;i Empolyees Barhara Finley, Charles Hall, Lucile Goolsby