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PAGE 8 * THE FLORALA NEWS " WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012 Ill i;  / i T!I 'ii 2011 CONTEST WINNER was a pair of ringed-neck ducks painted by Jim Denney of Alexander City, AL. Artists invited to enter the 2012 Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest Alabama artists are invited to enter the 2012 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest, which opens January 1, 2012. The winning artwork will be used as the design of the 2013-2014 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp, which is required to be purchased when hunting migratory waterfowl. Entries will be accepted from Jan. 1 - Feb. 15, 2012. The competi- tion is open to resident Alabama artists only. All eligible entries will be on display February 24, 2012, at the Richard Beard Building, 1445 Federal Dr., Mont- gomery, Ala., 36107. Following the showing, three judges from the fields of art, ornithology and wildlife conservation will select the winning waterfowl art. "Like the federal waterfowl stamp, revenues from the sale of Alabama stamps are used to procure, establish or improve migratory waterfowl habitat," said N. Gunter Guy, Jr., Conservation Commissioner. 'We encourage all Ala- bama artists to participate in this unique contest." Only original horizontal artworks depicting a species of North American migratory duck or goose will be eligible. The pintail, American wigeon, and the ringed-neck duck -- depicted in the winning artwork of three previous year's contests -- are not eligible as the subject for'the 2013-2014 stamp. A pair of ringed-neck ducks painted by Jim Denney of Alexander City, AL, won the 2011 contest. The judging criteria will emphasize uncluttered design suitable for printing as a stamp, anatomical accuracy of the illustrated species, and artistic rendering. Close attention must be given to tone and detail, since those aspects are prerequisites for printing artwork as a stamp. Wing and feather construction must be particularly well defined. En- tries may be drawn or painted in any medium. Entries can- not exceed 9 by 12 inches (15 by 18 inches matted). For contest information and entry forms visit the Ala- bama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website, www.outdooralabama.c0m, or contact contest coor- dinator David Hayden, at 334-242-3469. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through five divi- sions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit i "Ve00- What is it that makes us different here? Maybe it's just knowing when to help. Here in Alabama, some people are having trouble paying their bills. You can help us help them. Just make a small donation to Project SHARE on your next Alabama Power bill. Or give online at Together with the American Red Cross we can show everyone what makes us different here. SFm00E  lm17 eo= ",: Ill=d  ALABAMA POWER . SOUTHERN COMPANY 0 2012 Alabama Power Company Paxton girls defeat PDL to win third place at 17th Annual Beach Basketball Blowout PAXTON'S AL YSSA D UPREE often found herself double- teamed by the Lady Bobcats'opponents. The strategy proved largely ineffective until Paxton came up against White Plains in a game that ended in a 49-46 overtime victory for the Alabama team. (Photo by Reid Tucker) By PATRICK CASEY and REID TUCKER The Paxton Lady Bobcats captured the third place game with a 49-36 victory over Ponce de Leon in the first meeting in a game that counts between the two squads in nearly nine years. Paxton used the three- point shot to hold a 13-12 lead after eight minutes of play as Emily Murray contributed two long range shots in the opening period of play. The Bobcats forced 18 turnovers from the Holmes County squad in the first half and got five points from Bethany Neale off the bench to take a 23-20 lead into the locker room. Rebecca Ferreira scored all nine points for Paxton in th third quarter as her shots from behind the arc accounted for all the Bob- cats points as they pushed the lead to 32-24 after 24 minutes of play. Paxton senior Alyssa Du- pree then put the dagger in the Pirates with eight of her 14 points in the final quarter as the Bobcats celebrated a 49-36 victory in their final game of 2011. Ferreira led the Walton County squad with 15 points and Emily Murray scored 10 as Paxton improved to 12-3 on the year. The Pirates, which suf- fered an uncharacteristic 30 turnovers, got 13 points from Jasmine Flock and Ashley Harper but could not overcome Paxton's defensive play as ball-handling limit- ed PDL's opportunities from the floor. Ponce de Leon hit only 14-or-41 shots from the field compared to Paxton's 16-of-37 shooting. PDL posted a 1-2 mark in the tournament to fall to 13-2 overall this season. The road to the Paxton and Ponce's meeting was a dichotomous' one, with the Lady Cats and Lady Pirates surging forward until they encountered the eventual first-and-second-place fin- ishers, Tennessee's Cookev- ille and the White Plains squad from Alabama. Paxton's girls had a simi- larly easy run through their first opponent, Glencoe, fell- ing the Yellow Jackets 64-42 without much apparent ef- fort. With 4:22 left in the third quarter, for example, the Lady Cats already had a convincing 40-19 lead. A1- yssa Dupree was a force for Paxton, scoring 22 points, 14 more than the highest-scor- ing Glencoe player, Laura Poovey. The Lady Cats and the Yellow Jackets each added 18 points to their scores in the fourth quarter, but the push came too late for Glen- coe, who ,were moved into the losers' bracket with the 22-point loss. Paxton's game against White Plains went into overtime and was, in many ways, the closest game of the entire girls' tournament. Paxton had a tenuous 33-30 lead at the start of the third quarter as White Plains be- gan to rally. The Wildcats cut the lead on Paxton to 33-32 with 2:56 to go and turned that into a two-point lead going into the fourth. The fourth quarter was a flurry of lead changes and tie-scores that culminated in a 42-all score after Pax- ton's Dupree made both shots from the free-throw line with 2:48 to go. Neither team could score in the time remaining, which led to the overtime situation that fa- vored White Plains. The Wildcats' Coleman drained a "3 at the beginning of the short period though so did Paxton's Rebecca Fer- reira. From there out both squads took turns fouling and getting fouled, with White Plains coming out on the better end of the ex- change, as the Wildcats had a 48-46 lead with 20 seconds left in the game. Amber Greenwood, who had not scored in the entire game, was fouled in the final nine seconds and went 1-for-2 at the stripe to seal the deal on the 49-46 win over Paxton. Paxton guard Marcus Bradley(23) tried to work his way inside against a physical St. Paul's defense during the Bob- cats 62-49 loss on the final day of the boys tournament on Friday. Paxton posted a 2-2 mark and earned a fourth place finish. (Photo by Patrick Casey) Paxton's Rebecca Ferreira(30) hit five shots from behind the arc as the Bobcats earned a win over the Pirates in the first regular season meeting in nearly nine years between the two teams. (Photo by Patrick Casey) CHURCH .............................. FROM PAGE 6 THE LIVING WATERS CHURCH Rev. Billy W. Bell, Tammy L. Bell and the congregation of The Living Waters Church, located at 1294 Hwy 85, Laurel Hill, FL, welcome everyone to their services. This white block church is located beside the Clear Springs Baptist Church. Sunday services 10-12 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. For more information call 334-574-0112, 334-208-4722, 334-764-2870. vices on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School. Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. For further information call 652-4766. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, Florala (off Highway 4 approximately ten miles from Florala, south on Co Rd 20 or Gomillion Rd). members invite you to Worship Services on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School. For further information call 652-4474. TRINITY MISSION When life gets you down, there is a God who cares. God has all power, wisdom, and answers. Trinity Mission enjoys serving God, and invites you to attend church services. Sun- day school 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., and Wednesday prayer service 6 p.m. The church is located on Hwy. 331, 2 miles south of Paxton. Call 834-4077. UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Florala First United Methodist Church, 1310 5th Street, Florala. Members cordially invite you to Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Worship Services at 11 a.m. (nursery pro- vided). Weekly Bible Study is .offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tues- day in the church's Fellowship Hall. The church also has a Devotional Time at the Florala Health & Rehab LLC at 9 a.m. each Thursday in their dining hall. For further information" call 858-3456. Christian Home United Methodist, 1479 Parrish Road (for- merly Highway 6), Florala (south of Highway 4 approximately 6 miles from Florala). Members invite you to Worship Ser- VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Victory Baptist Church is a Bible preaching and teaching work based on the fundamentals of the King James Bible. Located halfway between Paxton and DeFuniak Springs, in Liberty, the church welcomes all families and individuals who would hear.the preaching of the Gospel and receive the sav- ing knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Alvin Wade will be preaching Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. with Sunday School for children and young adults, 11 a.m. Worship Ser- vice, Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m., followed by a time of pray WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Bro. Phil McMillian and the congregation at Westside Bap- tist Church would like to invite all to join them for worship. Sunday services include Sunday School 10 a.m. morning worship 11 a.m. and evening worship at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer service for adults, youth and children begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 21967 Lockhart Blvd, Florala. For further information, call 334-858-3763.