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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION The Florala News - Thursday, December 23, 1976 PROHIBITED. / MERRILL NAIl DISTRICT FISHERIES SUPERVISOR, shows the size of the channel catfish being released in Lake Jackson. Tuesday, December 14, a program began which will improve the quantity and quality of fishing in Beautiful Lake Jackson. Merrill Nail, District Fisheries Supervisor, Game and Fish Division informed The Florala News that 10,000 channel catfish, length 8 to 14 inches, would be stocked in Lake Jackson, beginning that Tuesday mor- ning ....... Responsibility of stocking the lake went to the Fisheries Section of the Game and Fish Division, Enterprise, Ala- bama, with the catfish being raised at the hatchery in Marion, Alabama. Nail stated that there was an abundance of Bass, Crappie, Bowfin (blackfish or mudfish), Chain Pickerel (Jack fish), and long nose gar. Also included in the lake fish were Threadfin Shad, a natural food supply for all species listed as abundant. Nail also stated that in the near future, there will be a study to determine the amount of Throad4n Shad that was contained in the Lake waters, and if the level was low there would be an additional stocking of these natural food fish. These fish are the primary source of food for the channel catfish. This 10,000 catfish will be the second time that these fish have been introduced into Lake Jackson with the first 10.000 catfish being placed here in 1972. Already, Merrill Nail has estimated the catfish in the first stocking to be of the 8 to 10 pound size, as some of the fishermen around the area can lend truth to this statement. THE LAKE WATERS WERE TESTED to determine chemistry prior to release of fish. MERRILL NAIL releases first of 10,000'i:hannel catfish in lake waters. ristmas al A labama Christmas Tree A 16-foot ceda, from Limestone County is the official Bicentennial Christmas tree for the State of Alabama. The tree has a commanding vantage point at the top of the Capitol steps, overlooking historic Dexter Avenue in Montgomery. It was selected by the Alabama Forestry Commission on a tree farm in the Wooley Springs Commu- nity of Limestone County. Landowner Buff Boeswetter has donated the tree to Governor George Wallace and the State of Alabama. Limestone County Ranger Howard Swanner, of the Forestry Commission, cut the tree, and Commission offi- cials Tom Bell and Earl Maple transported it to Montgomery in time for the Christmas season. The traditional "Every Light A Prayer For Peace " lighting ceremony was conducted by members of the Garden Club of Alabama on December 6, as Governor Wallace flipped a switch to flood the tree with brilliant Yule lights. Nursery Stock Available The Alabama Forestry Com- mission has announced the availability of several varieties of forest nursery stock for the current plantil~g season. Ed Hyde, Supervisor of the Commission's Nursery Section said Slash Pine, Loblolly Pine, and Virginia Pine are available at both the Miller Nursery near AutaugaviUe and the Jake Stauffer Nursery near Opelika. He also listed Sweetgum as being available at the Stauffer and Hauss Nurseries. Hauss is located near Atmore. The Miller Nursery also has quantities of Catalpa. Flower- ing Dogwood, and improved stock Shortleaf. The Stauffer Nursery, meanwhile, has anample supply of Sycamore. Hyde explained that the forest tree seedlings are packed in bundles of S00 and may be obtained at a minimum of 500 seedlings per order. He said all pine species are priced at $8.50 per thousand. Hardwoods are $16.00 per thousand. For further information, anyone is invited to contact a forest ranger', a district forester of the Alabama Forestry Commission, or the Nurseries Section of the Commission at 513 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, 36130, telephone 832-3719. Garvin Receives Assignment Technical Sergeant Shelby L. Garvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Garvin of Route 1, Florala, Alabama, has arrived for duty at Spangdahlem, AB, Germany. Sergeant Garvin, an electri- cal powerline technician with a unit of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, previously served at Tyndall AFB, Florida. He attended Covington County High School. ry The nostalgic spirit of advertising business in New the Seal sheet included 54 lesser part of the American Christmas celebrations in rural York City, and his associate, different paintings by school scene as .we score greater America since the turn of the Allan Mardon. children representing each gains against these breath- century is captured by the Recalling the first U.S. state andterritory. Because of robbers. Generous contribu. 1976 Christmas Seals. Based Christmas Seal back in 1907, the success of the 1975 tions to the 1976 Christmas on a mural-style painting of Rimmer said it was introduced children's art project, and Seal campaign can help speed "Christmas Seal Memories," by Emily Bissell, a Delaware Seals for 1977 and 1978 again that day, It's a matter of life the unusual design was public health worker and will reproduce children's and breath." created especially for the carried her own design, a impressions of theholidays. Dr. Juanita McDonald is Bicentennial year, according simple holly wreath with the "Christmas Seals have Christmas Seal Chairman for to Tom Rimmer, Executive words. "Merry Christmas." made it possible to raise many Covington County and serving Director of the Alabama Lung Since then. Rimmer explained millions of dollars throughout with her are: Ms. Angelia G. Association. the annual Christmas Seal the country over the years for Kelley, Ziba Anderson, Hu- Ironically, the scenes of design has been determined in the fight against emphysema, bert Sullivan, Ewin Moody, country Christmas observan- a variety of ways, including chronic bronchitis, TB, air Ms. Louise Bell, Steve Shiver, ces. which spread over the the commissioning of profes- pollution and smoking," Kerry Keenan, O. V. /.owe, entire Seal sheet, are the work sional artists and specialRimmer said. "Christmas Ronald Henderson and Mrs. oftwobig city designers. They competitions whichanyone Seals are indeed an old Sara Gooisby. are Robert V. Hungerford. could enter. American tradition, but one who heads his own design and Last year, for the first time, we hope one day soon will be a i / Ole Santa paid a visit to the Brownie and Girl Scouts at Paxton Town Hall, surprising the girls and assisting in giving the gifts at the scout party. All the girls had a fun time as Santa called each scouts name and gave them their gifts. There were a few children who came that weren't scouts, but they also got the opportunity to make their requests known to ole St. Nick. After the party, all the girls enjoyed an enlighting talk with their favorite person, telling him whether they had been a good girl all year. One conversation overheard was one girl scout asking Santa if he had any children. When he answered no that he didn't have any, she said, "But Santa, you have to have children, everybody else does." It was an enjoyable party for the scouts, as well as the sponsors, with everyone enjoying the Christmas spirit. PLEASE SANTA CLAUS," says Sean Lambert, "! Number 1. a car: Number 2, a motorcycle; and Number 3 • • lots of surprises. TRI-CITY RESCUE SQUAD REPORT December 13 - 8:32 a.m.. Mr. James Parrish, Florala, was transported from his home to the Fiorala Memorial Hospital by members Bass and Marsh. December 14 - 1:45 p.m., Mr. Raymond C. Fleming, FIorala, was transported from Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp to West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, by members Fleming and Collingsworth. December 15 - no runs. December 16 - 9:49 a.m., Arnea Lewis, Lockhart. was transported from her home to Dr. Potter' s Office by members Marsh and Colling- sworth; 8:30 p.m., Mr. Charlie Commander, Dar- lington, was transported from an accident near Natural Bridge to Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp by members Marsh and Bishop; 8:30 p.m., Mrs. Jean Henderson, Florala, was transported from the same accident to Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp by members Marsh and Bishop; 8:30 p.m., Mr. Hamilton J. Hender- son, Jr., Florala, was transported from the same accident to Evans Funeral Home by members Bass and Birge. December 17 - 11:45 p.m., Mr. George Mayberry, Laurel Hill, was transported from his home to Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp by members Stewart and Marsh. December 18 - 10:Sl a.m., Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Florala, was transported from her home to Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp by members Barrineau and Hartzog. December 19 - 10:50 a.m., Mr. Dan Mason, Florala, was transported from Florala Memorial Hospital to Ft. Walton General Hospital by members Barrineau and Birge; 6:10 p.m., Mrs. Annie Sightler, Florala. was trans- the Mizell Memorial ported from Florala Memorial in Opp by members Birge Hospital to Mizell Memorial Stewart. Hospital by members Marsh This week the and Barrineau; 7:00 p.m.. Mr. had a total of 11 runs Henry Roberts, Florala, was man hours and 658 miles transported from his home to on the ambulances. In 1907 they scoffed. When the first Christmas Seal was issued, many laughed at the idea of fighting disease with a piece of paper. Today, no one need fear TB, and millions of concerned, generous Americans share in that triumph. Now, the Christmas People work to bring emphysema, frightening infant diseases under You can help. AMERICAN LUNG _.t ASSOCIATIOr' The Christmas Sea~ PeOPle