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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016 PAGE 3 II Head Start Enrollment Florala Head Start is now accepting 2016-2017 enrollment applications. Recruit- ment will be ongoing from now until April 1, 2016. Get an applica- tion in soon, space is limited. This program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age disability, reli- gion, or national origin. Program is free. Call Lynda Christian, Center Director, 334-858-3060, or come by the Head Start Center; 22850 8th Ave. (must have an Ala- bama address). Cancer Freeze Chili Cook-Off Saturday, February 6, beautiful Lake Jack- son in Florala will be the site of the 10th an- nual Cancer Freeze. A fun and delicious part of raising funds for this event is the chili cook- Off. The chili cook-off will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Rodney J. Evans Building. All chili entries should be placed on tables by 11:15 a.m. (participants are not required to re- main with their entry). Chili tasting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. There is no fee for entering, may register the day of the event. However, How- ever, in order to plan space for all entries, participants can call to reserve a space. There is no charge for tasting, and the winning chili will be the pot that col- lects the most $$$. For additional in- formation/registration, contact Martha Morgan at 850-758-7232. Florala Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regular Council Meet- ings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala are allowed access to the city's dumpsters located at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, to dis: card small amounts of household items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident is free, each additional truck load is $100.00 per truck. Vegetation and limb debris must be stacked separately from household items. Residents who hire a contractor to clean up brush and trees need to make sure that contrac- tor knows that it is their responsibility to have thedebris removed. All leaves must be bagged before pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be disposed of as set by Alabama and EPAlaws. If further information is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. WSH After School Program W.S. Harlan El- ementary will hold an After School Program Monday-Friday from 2:45-5:30 p.m. This program is deL signed to help students who are struggling in academic work and need some one-on-one time. A nutritious snack and play time are also offered. Children attend Spanish, Piano, Com- puter and Art classes. The students attend field trips throughout the school year and work in a greenhouse learning gardening techniques. The extended day program is $10 per week full time (3 days or more) and $3.00 per day for part-time (2 days or less). Call 334-858-3294 for addi- tional information. Senior Citizen Center Activities Residents age 60 or older, the Florala Se- nior Center is waiting for you! Hours: Mon- day-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transporta- tion is available locally for shopping, appoint- ments and to and from the center during oper- ating hours. Must call at least 24 hours in ad- vance. Join in for a nutritious hot lunch, activities, and" enrichment. Also a valuable resource for networking with differ- ent agencies. Daily events include nutritious, hot lunch,' crafting/quilting, domi- noes, cards, etc., social- ization, and resources. Monthly events include bingo, movies, and birthday celebrations. Special events include day trips, guest speak- ers, enrichment activ- ites, potluck days, and dinner events. For more informa- tion, call 334-858-3310 or stop by and visit at Bright House Networks Customer Notice This notice is to inform our Bright House Networks customers of upcoming changes to their cable programming lineup. Occasionally our agreements with cable channels and television stations come up for renewal. While we do not anticipate any loss or disruption of service, regulations require us to notify you of the possibility of losing programming. Therefore, please be advised that our agreements with ActionMAx East, Cinemax East/West, HBO Comedy East, HBO East, HBO Family East/West, HBO Go, HBO Signature East/West, HBO West, HBO Zone East, HBO2 East/West, MAX Go, Music Choice channels 901-950, MoreMAX East/West, NHL Network HD, Pop, RFDff~, ThrillerMAX East, WJHG NBC, WTVY CBS, WTVY CW and WTVY MyTV remain in effect on a month-to-month basis, but we may have to cease carriage in all formats if our authority to continue is withheld. We are working diligently at this time to come to acceptable and fair terms with all these channels. For more Information, please call 866-876-1872 or visit our webslte at bdghthouse.com. bright house NETWORKS Rorala - RoraPa News II I 1338 4th Street, Flora- la. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Alabama Land and Home Realty office the first and third Thurs days at 5:30 p.m. Busi- ness meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For informa- tion about becoming a member call Glen Pow- ell, 858-3800. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Cham- berofCommerce meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Ladies' Clubhouse, Wildflower Avenue. Contact the of- fice at 1135 Fourth Street, Florala or call 334-858-6252 regard- ing becoming a mem- ber or e-mail floralatric- ity@yahoo.com. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- dalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Green- ville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare students for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or old- er and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based in- structional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Pro- gram. For more infor- mation, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Lu- verne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Adoptive/ 1 Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more foster/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their foster care system. According to national estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 mil- lion confirmed cases of child abuse and ne- glect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do something positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in-fostercare. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesperson. Visit www.dhr.alabama.gov or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Human Re- sources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Support Group Offered Addicted to Drugs/ Alcohol? Need/Want Help? Come to the new Support Group on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Paxton Baptist Church, 21757 US 331 North, facilitated by Mike and Heather Senn Call (850) 834-2718 or (850) 419-0379 for additional infc, mation, Alcoholics Anonymous Meets Locally The Florala Chapter of AIcohlics Anonymous will hold weekly meet- ings at the old Florala City Middle School Caf- eteria on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. Call 850-2209 or 850-419-0582 for ad- ditional information. Worthless Check Unit In Florala Emmanuel Apostolic Church 1815 South 9th Street Florala Guest Speaker: ~i~!~?~!i!;i~!?i~i!i~!~i~i~i~;ili~iiii~iii~i~iiiiii~iii~i~i~i~ii:i i i i iI ty Worthless Check Unit is in Florala every second Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help local businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Attorney's Of- rice. The Covington Coun- in Florala. Awards will District Attorney's be presented 1 p.m. The event will be presented by the Shoal River Mustang Club. There is a $20 pre-,reg- istration fee or $25 day of event (8-10 a.m.) To pre-reigster visit cancerfreeze.org or contact carshow@can- cerfreeze.org. Cancer Freeze Car & Bike Show The 2016 Cancer Freeze Car & Bike Show will be held on Saturday, February 6 at beautiful Lake Jackson Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sherry every Tues- day at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! by Jan Allred Covington County residents who are not al- ready registered to vote in the upcoming primary elections on March 1st are running out of time. If you are not registered to vote and want to vote in the upcoming primary election must complete the registration process by Friday, February 12, at the Covington County Board of Registrar's office. The Board of Registrar's office is located in the county administrative building. Virginia Merrett, Regis- trar, said those wanting to register to vote by mail must have their forms postmarked by February 13, forms postmarked after February 13th will be :. denied. You can pick up voter registration cards at the : probate judge's office, public library, the depart- ment of human resources and health department. In order to register to vote you will need an Ala- bama driver's license number or the last four dig- its of your Social Security Number, as well as per- sonal information such as address, phone number and date of birth. To register to vote: You must be a citizen of the United Statesi You must live in the State of Alabama; You must be a least 18 years of age on or be- fore election day; You cannot be barred from voting by reason of disqualifying felony conviction; and, You cannot have been judged "mentally in- competent" in a court law. You will .be required to present valid photo iden- tification when you vote at your polling place or by absentee ballot, unless exempted by law. Florala Senior Center Lunch Menu Wednesday, January 27 - Blended juice, chili with beans, buttered rice, sliced peaches, saltine crackers, yellow cake, milk. Thursday, January 28 - Grape juice, smoth- ered chicken breast, rutabagas, mixed greens, cornbread, margarine, strawberry fruited gela- tin, milk. Friday, January 2,9 - Smoked sausage, O'Brien potatoes, green beans, marinated slaw, diced onions, hot dog bun, mustard, ketchup, oatmeal creme pie, milk. *Complimentary meal for seniors age 60 and over ,, ] Our thoughts and prayers are with the Turner family and all the Marines... God bless! iiiiiiii! iiiiiiii!i iiiiiiiiiii!: iiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii@~ii~iiiiiiiiiiii~ii FLORALA PHARMACY 23355 Fifth Ave. Florala 334-858-3291