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April 19, 1979

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MARCH OF DIHE5 PLEDGE NALK ROUTE ,5, 197q ...... . -., START aM FINIS $8e lVlile For TheMay 5 beginning at 8 am., is a plea for City Square. Interested walkers or to support contributors should contact save the Mrs. Yvonne Metcalf or Mrs. the 1979 Mable Tull. Walk- Here are some tips for the been set for 14-mile walk: PARENTS: Before travel- ing the entire walk route, stop at any checkpoint to see if your child has passed through that checkpoint or the last checkpoint he may have passed, then proceed. You may find him enroute to the next check point. and Jimmy and education. American Cancer Society. been named "Our volunteers will urge"People of all kinds, from for the 1979 their friends and neighbors every walk of life, with a Unit's educa- to help win this goal by variety of skills are needed fund raising supporting the Society's life Io make the Society the American saving programs with a function. check-up and a check," has set asMcGhar said. "We know that people Year $6,100 toMaynard Lamon, circula- really want to do something the society's tion manager of the DeCatur about cancer." McGhar of re- Daily, will serve as state continued, "For this reason and ser- crusade chairman this year. as we speak to our friends, cancer The theme of this year's neighbors and others during crusade is "You Do Make athe Crusade, we will bring McGhar Difference." McGhar said,them information about in a "People who are interested cancer's warning signals and effort to in seeing cancer conquered provide information about out cancer in make a difference in the how to protect themselves by research continuing efforts of theagainst cancer." CHILDREN: Beware of strangers. Do not get into any truck or car if it is unmarked The trucks will be marked "Tired Walkers Poop Truck," cars "Super- walk 79 Staff," or your parents may pick you up. But be sure to return to the registration desk for check in finish SENIOR CITIZENS: If you care to walk, forms (pledge sheets and envel- opes) may be picked up at the Gomillion Building and the RSVP Office. Prizes will be awarded to the five oldest walkers, the person or organization with the most registered walkers, the youngest walker, and the first 10 people who turn in filled pledge sheets based on the pledge collections turned in. Deposit sealed pledge envelopes with your pledge sheets and collections at Tuskegee Federal Savings and Loan no later than May 10. 727-1730 THE TUSKEGEE NEWS Thursday, April 19, 1979 PAGE 5 Environmentalist of the Year was awarded to John W. Hicks 'Jr., Macon County's environmentalist, at the 23rd annual meeting of the Alabama Public Health Association, held in Birmingham. Hicks was presented the award at the Environmental Health Association's annual awards banquet. The award is presented annually to an outstanding sanitarian in the state, based on his job performance, job knowledge and accomplish- ments in the field of Environmental Health. In addition, Hicks had several other strong points which included his B.S. in biology (1963) and Masters of Science in Environmental Science (1973), both from Tuskegee Institute, and a recent Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Development, Troy State University in Montgomery. Hicks, 37, was born in Bainbridge, Ga. He grew up and attended Hutto High School in Bainbridge and graduated in May 1959. Hicks enrolled at Tuskegee Institute September 1959. Working on 'various jobs he managed to pay most of his JOHN W. HICKS JR. college educational expen- ses. He graduated in May 1963 with a B.S. in biology, minor in chemistry. Upon graduation, Hicks was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, having successfully .completed the ROTC pro- gram while in college, and entered the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Ga. in September 1963. He had two combat tours in South Vietnam. Among his milita- ry decorations are Bronzeof Science in Counseling Stars for Valor and from Troy State University Meritorious Service, three in Montgomery, by allend Air Medals, Vietnamese ing night classes. Cross of Gallantry with Hicks was nominated as Silver Star, Combat Infan- Environmentalist of the trymen Badge, Expert Year for the Southeasl Infantrymen Badge and Chapter, Alabama Environ- Parachutist Badge. mental Health Association. Hicks was admitted in He serves at the head of 1971 to the Master's two fraternal organizations: program at Tuskegee Insti- President of Tuskegee tute, and received a Masters Chapter, Negro Airman of Science degree in International (since 1972), Environmental Science Au- and exalted ruler of Booker gust 1973. Before complet- T. Washington Elk's Lodge. ing his Masters program He is married to the Hicks began working as former Thomasine Peterson environmentalist with the of Opelika, and they have Macon County Health De- one daughter, Audrey Ma- partment, where he is ria. presently employed. He recently received a Masters AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY i This lovely portrait of your entire family will be taken at our offices by professional photographers... And, like a savings account, this beautiful portrait will grow more valuable to you as the years go by! All you do for your free portrait is call us and make an appointment for your portrait sitting. 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