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THEFLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 PAGE 3 Ruritan Club Collecting Used Books The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting used books n good condition for distribu- tion to the residents of the Bob Hope Village in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. A col- lection box is located at the Paxton City Hall. For more informa- tion call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031. CCHS Class Of 1961 Reunion The Covington County High School Class of 1961 is now making plans for their 50th year reunion. Contact Martha (Cox) Hayes at 321 Hayes Rd, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 850-859-2759 or hayes- Miss Florala Pageant Set Florala High School will be sponsoring the Miss Florala Pageant on March 12. Girls ages 5-18 who are enrolled in W.S. Harlan El- ementary School or Flora- la High School are elgible to compete. There will be a Queen, 1st Alternate, 2nd Alternate, and Photogenic winner in each division. There will also be a scholastic winner in the Junior Miss and Miss divi- sions. Girls competing in the Miss Florala division will have closed interviews at 12:00 the day of the pag- eant. Portrait photography for the event will be pro- vided by Precision Image Photography of Florala. Entry forms can be picked up at FHS or Simply Chic. Cancer Freeze 2011 February 5 Cancer Freeze 2011 will be held Saturday February 5, 2011 at 12 p.m. at Lake Jackson in Florala. Joy Burgans of Luverne, AL will be sponsored this year. She is a beautiful mother of three who is bat- tling breast cancer. Cancer Freeze is an an- nual event held in FIorala where participants donate a minimum of $20 to wa- terski, wakeboard, knee- board, or tube in the frigid waters of Lake Jackson. This year an exhibition called "Skifetch" will be added. This is a new sport that has basically been de- scribed as "relay frisbee on jetskis". There will also be a chili contest. Sponsorships are avail- able for $50 to have name, business, or personal mes- sage placed on the back of this year's shirt. Con- tact Caleb Davidson on Facebook on the Cancer Freeze page or personal page, call 850-978-3726 or visit www.cancerfreeze. net. FHS '80s Reunion Scheduled The Florala High School graduating classes of 1980-1989 will be hosting a joint class reunion on Saturday evening, June 25, 2011. The reunion com- mittee is currently seeking contact information for all alumni, staff and teachers. Contact information can be submitted via email at fhs80sclassreunion@ya-, via Facebook at Fhsclass Reunion Florala or by contacting Darrell Foley at 850-865-0958 or Leigh Anne Chessher at 850-685-3476. Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Sup- port Group in Florala. It is open to all cancer patients, caregivers, family mem- bers and friends to help deal with the emotions of cancer. The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the Florala Memorial Hospital dining room. Area Angel Food Ministries Program 6th Avenue Missionary Baptist Church is the An- gel Food Ministries host site for residents of Florala and surrounding counties. A new menu is released monthly, regular unit of food is $30 with an esti- mated value of $50-$70. Orders can be dropped off at Dixie Signs or 6th Avenue Cleaners. The limitation has been re- moved on food boxes pur- chased. Purchasing the top line Boxes (Signature, Allergen Free and Senior Convenience) is no longer required to qualify for any special boxes. All boxes are available to anyone re- gardless of income. Cash, money orders, checks and food stamps (EBT) are accepted. Food must be pre-ordered and can be viewed/ordered at angel- or or- ders may be left at Sixth Avenue Cleaners, Dixie Signs and Graphics or tak- en to Ms. Williams. For more information call Miss Pinkie Williams at 334-858-7738. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Senior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine management, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for seniors' con- venience, whether to go to the doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or transportation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, par- ticipants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an application. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for infor- mation. Florala City Hall News The City of Florala's reg- ular council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. The City of Florala's schedule for picking up residential debris will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday - yard trash and debris Wednesday House- hold items, such as dis- carded furniture and card- board boxes. Metal items must be in a separate pile. Tri-Cities Chamber Meeting The Tri-Cites Cham- ber of Commerce meets the first Monday of every month at the Ladies Club- house on Wildflower Av- enue. For additional informa- tion contact the chamber at 858-6252, email floralatric- tricities@ Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Florala City Middle School cafeteria every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Business meet- ings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about be- coming a member call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741. Paxton Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette practices. Individuals or businesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ru- ritan Club. For more information contact Missy Bolen at 850-834-5606. Benefit Pageant to Be Held The Miss Heart of America pageant program is accept- ing applications for the 2011 Covington County Prelimi- nary Pageant to be held in Florala on Saturday, April 9 at the former Florala City Middle School at I p.m. The pageant will benefit Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging, Cancer Freeze and Devan Reeves. Area businesses may do- nate door prizes, non-perish- able food items or become a sponsor. Register at www.miss- heartofamerica, com/coving- toncounty. Bright House Networks Customer Notice From time to time our agreements with cable channels and television stations come up for renegotiation. While we do not anticipate any loss or disruption of service, regulations require us to noti you of the possibilit of losing programming. Our agreements with Encore, Encore Action, Encore Drama, Encore Love, Encore Mystery, Encore WAM, Lifetime, Encore Westerns, El, Style, Star-z, Starz Cinema, Starz Comedy, Starz Edge, Starz in Black, Starz Kids & Family, TruTV, Weather Chanrlel, BBC America, EWTN, and American Life 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. Our agreements with Current TV, FUSE, GOLF Channel, and Sprout have expired. We are workingdiligently at this time to try to come to acceptable and fair terms with all of these channels, Effective February l, 2011, Fit "IV will be renamed Discovery Fit and Health. For more Information on Bdght House Networks programming, please ca11,866.876-1872 or visit our webslte at bright house " NETWORKS e I I II Flemla - Flora=,, News For additional informa- tion call Alisia Peterson 334-343-0456 or e-mail am- AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Com- pany Community Building, located at 1293 5th Street, Florala Dwight Ward of An- dalusia is he spokesper- son at the meetings which are held at 7 p.m. on Tues- days. Free Tutoring At Carver Center Free tutoring for grades K-12 will be available ev- ery Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Carver Community Center, Martin Luther King Street, Florala. Students who need help in any subject may attend and volunteers are also welcome. Benefit Dinner For Devan Reeves Devan Reeves is an 18-year-old Paxton High senior who was in a car accident on November 29. The family will be providing ongoing care and needs help. Dinner will be held Sat- urday Feb. 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Walton County Fairgrounds. There will be steak, green beans, baked potato and desserts for only $10. Call 830-2418 for more informatibn and advance tickets. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites chil- dren ages 2-4 to join Miss Laura every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! WRC&D Public Meeting TheWiregrass Resource and Conservation Devel-" opment Council (WRC&D) will hold a public meeting for the purpose of gather- ing information to draft a five-year working plan that will include the concerns of Covington County. The WRC&D Council requests public input on Conservation, Commu- nity Development, Land Management, and Water Management. Other con- cerns by the citizenry and officials may also be ad- dressed. Meeting will be- gin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m. February 8 and will be held in the audito- rium of the USDA Building located at 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia, AL. Toll-Free Number To County Announced Covington County resi- dents who wish to submit a work order to the County now have a toll-free num- ber in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone number for the County Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more fostedadoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care system. According to national es- timates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 million confirmed cas- es of child abuse and ne- glect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most be- fore their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give,. you have the power to do something positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in fos- ter care. We need fami- liesto 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 Cov- ington County Depart- ment of Human Resources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Florala Head Start Seeks Applicants Florala Head Start is now accepting 2011- 2012' enrollment applications. Recruitment will be ongo- ing from now until April 1, 2011. Space is limited, ap-' ply today. The program does not' discriminate on the basis' of race, color, sex, age,' disability, religion or na-' tional origin. The program is free. For information' call Lynda Christian, cen- ter director, or the family' service specialist at (334) 858-3060, or visit the Head ' Start-Center 22850 8th Av- enue, Florala. PHS Alumni Meets The Paxton High School : Alumni Association meets the second Monday of March and May at 6 p.m. in Mrs. Anderson's fourth grade classroom, room. 802, at 6 p.m. For informa- tion, call Leah Ann Wilker- son at 834-3994. To CELEBRATE our coming together as ONE! ! Date: 02/06/2011 Time: 10:30 A_M Special Guest Speaker Dr. Rick Lance Executive Director of Alabama Baptist Arociatlon FBC Birthday Party Celebrating Our First Birthday As A NEW CHURCH FAMILY!!