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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL TOUR MONSANTO - At the invitation of Wayde Wilkerson, newly ap- pointed Industrial Engineer for the City of Florala, members of the Florala City Council were guests of Monsanto at its Pensacola Plant recently. The group was impressed with the layout and plant site of Monsanto as well as pollution con- trols which have been praised by State and Federal Government as leaders in this field. Monsanto with over 5000 employees, many of whom are from this area produces fiber for the clothing industry as well as Auto and other products. Many ideas were received by this group as how industry locates in an area and what needs such industries look for in selecting such area. Pictured, from left, at Monsanto are Jones, Mickler, Wayde Wilkerson and Evans. -- COUNTY HOG PRODUCERS The annual meeting of the Covington County Hog Pro- ducers Association was held Thursday night, December 7, at Point A Lodge. As the aroma of good old southern barbecue gently float- ed through the air, supper was announced. Invocation was giv- MEETING A brief business session was conducted after the meal. The following officers were elected for 1973: Johnny Castleberry, president; Delma Seay, vice- president; and Dean Foshee, se- cretary-treasurer. Association directors elected by commissioners districts en by Don Ingrain. Then, ap- were as follows: Ira Hammett, proximately two-hundred fifty, Opp District; Billy Green, An- including hog producers, their dalusia District; Willie L. God- immediate families and guests, win, Jr., Florala District; and Lloyd Rodgers, Red Level Dis- trict; R. E. Bryant, Director- at-Large. A number of door prizes were awarded at the conclusion of the meeting The winners, prizes and donors of prizes were as follows: G L. Whatley's name was the first one drawn, and he re- ceived a bag of swine pre- mix, compliments of Evans Met- enjoyed lots of "tree" barbe- cue with all the trimmings The association members did not have to kill hogs prior to the barbecue, because Mr Ralph Hawkins, a representative of the Wayne Feed Division of Allied Mills, took care of the pork in short order In face, Allied Mills provided twenty pork shoulders which were barbecued for the supper. FROM Life Insurance Society Woodmen of the World rill, a representative of B and B Livestock Products Com- pany; Ruben Goodson won a bag of Purina Feed from Bud Solomon of Gantt; and Ray Jack- son won 50 pounds of Mormons Pig Grower, compliments of Ray Butler's Feed and Seed and Wayne Caylor, Mormon re- presentative. J. B. Mills won a hammer from Clark Hardware of Red Level; Daniel Smith re- ceived a large oil can, compli- ments of Royce Patterson's Red Level Enco Station; Claude Bracewell won an electric fence box given by Custom Farm Ser- vice of Gantt; and Warren Ellis received a gift certificate, com- pliments of Monsanto Agricul- tural Center, Andalusia. R. W. Feagin, tractor cushion from Covington Tractor Com- pany, Andalusia; R. E. Bryant won a 50-pound bag of hog sup- plement from Red Hat Feed; Johnny Castleberry won a 50- pound bag of hog ration, also compliments of Red Hat Feed Company; Wayne Watkins, 50- pound bag of sow-fitting feed from Andalusia Farmers' Co- operative and Thomas Powell received a sack of supplement, compliments of Cosby-Hodges Milling Company. Billy Green won a $10.00 gift certificate from Covington Grain Company, Inc.; John F. Jones received a side of bacon from Hilltop Meat Company and Wayne Caylor won 100 pounds of Wayne Feed, com- pliments of Green's Feed Mill at Gantt. |rs a Bird--lt's a Plane--h's a Meeting Whirlybirds will wend t hei r way to the Stardust tit)tel for their ltlllltl;.l] meeting lind in- dustry showcase, Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas. "Not enou~rh lmolde are aware of the ever-increasinv role of the helicopter as a benefactor of mankind." said Robert A. Richardson, execu- tive director of the Helicol,ter Assooi~dion of America. I THE MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF ol ill I IN TOWN DIEOUNT (ON EVERYTHING WE SELL.) BUY ,s PAY $4.s BUY ' lOoo PAY $90 BUY ' 1 PAY $.90 Opp .:. Elba .:. Florala THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, DECEMBER a great comeback. The Saints put four men in H ea r t D i s e a se: I t C an S t art A t double figures against the Pat- riots. They included Head 16, Stroud 15, Dennis Tillman 14, Birth . . . Or Before andCurry 12. Jeff Tillman had 6 points while Donaldson and Jones added 2 each and Pickron Think only adults have heart new questions. This means 1. .~,, disease? It can start at birth there's a continued need for Jeff Tillman pulled in 15 .... even before you are born. funds to carry forward thework rebounds while Donaldson Each year, seven out of of the H,~art Association. Your grabbed 12 for the victors. every 1,000 children born in help isneeded. That's why each the U. S. have some form of year we conduct a Heart Fund , congenital heart disease. Rhe- campaign during February. It's umatic fever, leading to rheu- why we urge you to respond COSMETOLOGY CLASS matte heart disease, afflicts generously wbenyourHeartvol- TO BEGIN JANUARY 2 thousands. Although less pre- unteer comes to call." valent, a significant number of AT , .CARTHUR TECH "Blue Babies" are born each Saint's Add year. And hypertension (high Machrthur State Technical T i Institute will begin a new cos- blood pressure ) , which can W O W n s metology class on January 2. cause a heart attack or stroke, is 'detected in some children In last week's cage action Cosmetology is a one year before they reach the age of the Saints of LurleenB. Wallace course which trains students in four. State Junior College added two theory and practical experience "If you chould choose your wins and one loss. of all phases of beauty culture. parents, and especially your LBW took a win by forfeit Upon successful completion of grandparents," says Dr. James when Southeastern Baptist the course, students are pre- ' F. Mracek, President of the Junior College contacted Coach pared to take the State Board Alabama Heart Association, Jim Garner and cancelled a re- Examination for an operator's "your chances of avoiding heart m,tch scheduled for Saturday, license. Those students who do and blood vessel diseases might December 16. The game was not choose to work as opera- be better. But of course you to be played in Laurel Miss- tots may work as color tech- can't. So the next best thing issippi, nicians, permanent wave tech- is to.look up your family tree. The Governors of George nicians, beauty supply salesmen How many people in your C. Wallace State Technical- or in cosmetic departments as family -- parents, brothers or Junior College took an eight cosmeticians. After working sisters; grandparents, uncles, point win over the Saints on under a licensed operator for aunts, and cousins -- diedearly Thursday, December 14, in Do- two years cosmetologists may in life of heart attack, stroke than. manage their own shops. of other cardiovascular Losing '/5-67 LBW's offense MacArthur State starts two diseases? Is there a family never warmed up and ended the cosmetology classes eachyear- history of high blood pressure game with a poor field goal and one in January and one in July. or diabetes? Do your rela- free throw percentage. Accord- Applications for admission to tires have a tendency toward ing to Coach Garner, the Saints these classes may be made at obesity?" played a good defensive game, anytime during the year. Heredity plays an important especially in the first half. LBW The school closed for the role in your life, he addes, outrebounded the Governors53- Christmas holidays on Decem- That's why it's important to 42. ber 15. Classes in all depart- know your family history if Freshman Tim Donaldson, of ments will resume on January you want to improve your Kinston, poured in 24 points for 9.. chances of living longer, the Saints while Dennis Tillman The school is accredited by Like other states, Alabama added 13 and Reginald Head 10. the Alabama State Department COACH DALE ODOM, (center) of Florala, is has its share of young people Lee Bell and John Stroud hitler of Education and Southern As- he receives a live goat from Harry Blocker, with some form of card;eras- 6 each. Billy Jones had 4 sociation of Colleges and HammeR, right, both business instructors at cular disease, either inborn or with Kenny Curry and Jeff Till- Schools, is approved for train- lace State Junior College. Coach Odom won ,,the acquired, or who have inherited man adding 2 a piece, ing of veterans, and accepts dalusia during a recent Saints basketballgame. Phi a tendency toward one or more Jeff Tillman, LBW's leading students without rot, s,-n ,,,,-o,-= LBW business organization, sponsored the drawing This is cause for concern, followed by Jones with 9, coach will do with a baby goat. but not alarm. It points up Donaldson and Head 8 each and ~~/)~ : . .-- . --- the fact that we need programs Curry 7. designed to bring vital medi- In their first conference))~)~/)&'~-~~/)/~:~ cal information to the families game of the season played in ~~j~ ~/,// ~_ Orivinu Christmas Safe N, of children with heart disease. Andalusia on Tuesday, Decem- (f~Xj/~l/,~ _:__//f~'~// The public should know that, ber 12, the Saints edged by ~\/ ~])% ~ff). Citing Thanksgiving weekend Director urged even though scientists don't have Patrick Henry State JuniorCol- ~\~ "x.__ "" ~_,,.~,.~ as one of the bloodiest week- refrain from drir complete knowledge of the lege of Monroeville, 68-66. ends this year, when 17 people only as conditions causes of inborn heart defects Freshman Reginald Head, of .... ::~ " ~ ;/ were killed and 163 injured in there is hope for these child- Enterprise, entered late in the "Money may not buy rural Alabama traffic accidents, ren, advises Dr. Mracek. In game and poured in a fast 14 friends, hut it will help you Colonel E. C. Dothard, State Re s t a some cases, congenital heart points to pull the Saints from be- stay ill 'olltact with your Director of Public Safety, made disease can be controlled by hind in what Coach Garner called children." a special appeal for safe dr;v- proper drug treatment, or by , ,, ' 'ing practices during theChrist- BY LINDA corrective surgery shortly after mas season birth. Researchers believe fac- ln-1971, the month of De- If your wIFE: tors during pregnancy -- still The Truth Shall cember saw 110 people killed, learn to 24 of which occurred during undetermined -- can damage a baby's heart while it's still de- the 10Z-hour Christmas holt- . . . DON'T veloping in the mother's womb. Make You Free day period, way. Protection of the mother "Unless drivers and pedest- against German measles (Ru- . rians exercise more care in bella ) during her first three By: REV. JACK E. ROOPER watchinu out for each other months of pregnancy can p~A., the death toll could go even vent heart defects and other 136 Martin Drive , higher this year", the Director congenital abnormalities. Barboursville, W. Va. 25504 said. Darkness, weather con- "The most common inborn ditions, distracted shoppers, heart defect," saysDr. Mracek, i , and holiday travelers contri- "is a hole between the heart's "Ya Gotta Git Born Agin" bute to the Christmas confusion two main pumping chambers I don't know what many preachers would do ff Jesus had for drivers and pedestrains ( ventricles ), or in the wall never said, 'Ye must be born again," The reason I say this alike. Christmas also means between the upper chambers, is because so many preachers never go beyond the statement, a vacation for school children, This abnormality can some- "ya gotta git born agin." Their sermons are filled with this and they may become so ex- times be detected at birth be- statement; but, for some reason, they never are able to tell cited that they forget the rules cause of an unusual heart tour- someone the why, when, and how of the matter. I honestly of good pedestrian safety tour. In nearly a third of thes6 feel that there are some who do not know how to lead a soul "Seat belts are one of the cases, the child outgrows this to Christ. Let's use an illustration to show you what I mean. best ways to minimize fatal condition by age 15. For those A ship is being beaten by heavy seas during a storm, and crashes during holiday periods who don't, surgery can often someone is swept overboard. You run to the side of the ship, and throughout the year", I Hod To $ h o correct what nature does not." cup your hands to your mouth, and cry, "Swiml Swiml" Now, Colonel Dothard continued. Wouldn't Go To But for "blue babies" -- you have passed the first two steps of the rescue just fine. "They not only reduce the children born with a mixup in You have seen the need of the man overboard, and you have chances of being thrown into LINDA'S the blood vessel connections to given the instruction to swim. There is no question as to when the windshield, but they also the heart -- surgery is the only he should start swimming - right now. You cry to him to keep the driver in proper rid- answer. Once many blue babies swim; but what would your answer be ff this man should call ing posture, keeping him more [:]O~[E were doomed to an early death back to you, 'q don't know how to swim." To just stand there alert." . if their bodies were unable to on the side of the ship and cry, "Swim, swim," would be all in Pointing out that improper REAL UOME withstand the rigors of surgery, v:in if you were unable to explain how. You would stand there speed and drinking Nrivers are 'PI'JONE Today, thanks to modified heart- crying as he disappeared beneath the surface of the water, involved in a high percentage E FIFTH A' lung machines, and to progress There are many preachers and many Christians who can of allholiday accidents, the in diagnosis and surgery, opera- point out to a lost sinner that he needs to be saved but fail tions are possible within a few to go beyond that. I have wondered many times how' many weeks of birth. And most of sinners have attended a preaching service, heard the Word them are successful, preached, and might have even had a desire to be saved; A common sore throat can but they were not told how to be saved. This may seem trigger rheumatic fever, lead- strange to some of you, but I am sure that there are many ing to rheumatic heart disease, people right here in America who don't know how to be saved. I Dr. Mracek points out. This Let's go back to the illustration of the man overboard. disease," he says, "most often It's not necessary to tell this man that he's overboard; he becomes apparent between 5and knows this better than anyone else. He can feel the cold 15. Other causes of rheumatic water about him and see the ship leaving him behind. A lost heart disease are scarlet fever sinner, however, must be told that he is in danger and that or a middle ear infection. What the ark of safety is leaving him behind. You see, a sinner makes rheumatic fever so in- is blind and unable to see the danger that he is in. He is un. sidious is that it can be caused able to feel the cold waters of death about his soul. First, by 'silent' strep, a condition with we must tell him that he is lost whether he can see it or not no outward signs. But proper or whether he feels like it or not, Tell him he's lost; he's medication and medical super- lost because God's Word says he's lost. Romans 3:23 says, " vision cankeepin under "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." control." Secondly, the man who has been swept overboard into the Dr. Mracek points out thatraging sea doesn't need anyone to tell him when he should start infants who are apparentlytrying to s,Aim. I would imagine that he would begin to move healthy can become heart attack his arms and legs as soonashe touched the water; but ~ sinner and stroke prone in later life. who is being tossed about on the storms of life doesn't feel But if parents are awareofthis, that he will be overcome and that there is plenty of time to steps can be taken to reduce make his move if the need should arise. As a man overboard the risk of heart attack and begins to sink beneath the surface as soon as he hits the stroke as their children mature, water, so does a person begin to sink in sin as soon as he A simple test can be per- comes to a knowledge of evil. Wiaether the sinner feels formed which measures the cho- like it or not, the Bible says the time to begin to move is NOW, lesterol level (fatty substances) I Corinthians 6:2 says, "Now is the accepted time; behold, in the blood of small children, now is the day of salvation." "Periodic examinations by your Thirdly, the man overboard must be told to move his hands physician are important, too," and legs a certain way and to keep his head above water. says Dr. Mracek. "Only he A sinner must also be told how to be saved. We don't just with p rcrkase-u---L---o,-* can determine whether you child shout at him, "Ya gotta git born agin," but we must explain has high blood pressure, high how to be saved. People have many different ideas on how blood cholesterol or diabetes, to be saved. One person may say that it is like being struck Only he can determine the need by lightning. Some may say that they heard bells ringing for proper treatment. Only he and saw flashes of fire. Others may say that they bounced can suggest a proper diet re- off the walls like a rubber ball. Then, there is the idea that gimen." a man must come to the altar, get on his knees, pray for Dr. Mracek emphasized that one hour and 17 minutes, shed approximately onepint of tears, although congenital heart dis- jump up and down for 3 minutes, hug everyone in the church ease is a problem, it is not (the opposite sex included); and then after all this, the preacher an insurmountable one. And he walks over and asks, "Do you feel God has saved you?" Of adds: all things, he replies, 'el think so." Now, I am not trying to "Something can be done to be funny about so serious a matter. I am trying to point out control and often correct in- that no idea is right unless it corresponds with the Word of (lirrilecltimeor ) born defects. And the American God. Heart Association has invested Romans 10:9-11, "That if thou shall confess with thy mouth more than $195 million in heart the Lord Jesus, and shaR believe in thine heart that God hath research since 1948, much of it raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the geared to improving diagnostic heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth and corrective techniques for confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, congenital heart disease.W hosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." "Research is anever-ending The next time you witness to a lost person, be sure to give P&XTON him the why, when, and how according to the Word of God. process. Each answer poses