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'7 7 "~,,'W -3 (,.'t~ ?.4 .q ]. • =,= =~--i,==i,==.-: ifi|..---i|ij~,i~lli.I|l. | Location Of One Hundred ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH YEAR PRINTED ON 100% RECYCLED PAPER ESTABLISHED ! 900 Forty-Four Consecutive WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4, 20 ! 5 Annual Masonic Celebrations NUMBER 48.8 PAGES 50’ PER ISSUE (SALESTAX INCLUDED) HWY. 54ACCIDENT- Florala residents, Dallas Eastman and Jimmy Kim- • bril, escaped serious injury on Monday evening in a single vehicle accident On Highway 54 at Tedder Road. According to Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole, Eastman, who was driving, ran off the roadway and overcorrected causing the Toyota pickup to overturn. Florala Fire Department and Florala EMS also responded to the scene. by Reid Tucker Faber Engineering and Survey- ing representatives introduced them- selves to the Paxton Town Council at the board's first meeting of 2015, say- ing the city's lift station rehabilita- tion project ought to be completed on schedule and at a reduced cost. Company president Frank Faber and lead project engineer Daniel Cor- lis, who will attend city meetings as the firm's point of contact with the Council, reportedly checked over each lift station site alongside city crews, making changes to improve the proj- ect's efficiency. Savings are a strong likelihood, but an exact figure wasn't available at the time of the Jan. 20 meeting. The Pensacola-based company has 33 years' experience, and has worked on several multi-million-dollar proj- ects over the decades, including Au- burn University's water system, as well as rural water systems for com- munities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. "It's a pleasure to be working with Paxton, and we want to let you all know that we do know what all is go- ing on (with the project)," Faber said. The remainder of the Council's agenda was largely empty, with no outstanding old business or new re- port from the city attorney. Addition- ally, each city department head re- ported all clear for the start of 2015. In fact, the only other item on the agenda came when Mayor Hayward Thomas asked the Council to autho- rize the reduction of Paxton School's December water bill after a water leak was found on campus, leading to much heavier than normal water us- age for the month. The Council mem- bers voted unanimously to reset the school's monthly bill to its average amount. The mayor reported that the school had contracted engineers to fix the leak, so no more overages of this kind are expected to recur. I'M BACK.. Thanks to all of you who made every effort to help me get a typewriter ribbon for this old IBM Wheelwriter 3 Series II that I inherited from Larry's mother, Lucile. At age 80-plus, I didn't feel up to learning how to use the computer. A note from Mildred (Morgan) Cooper read: "My son told me to "Google it". I did and-you can order the ribbon from Some other i places are listed too. Hope you can find the one you need." I don't know where this ribbon came from. Lisa came up with it and Larry put it on. It works perfectly and I'm proud of it and on the back it has a reorder number. So, it looks like I am good to go as far as typing is concerned.• LARRY PICKED UP a horrible cold from somewhere. Dr. Vishwanath gave him shots on four occasions and he is feeling better. Usually, I get whatever he has. But, this time, I have es- caped it. Thank the Lord! I have to get shots at least twice to get rid of a bad cold. I have nearly died on two occasions from pneumonia and I don't want any more of that stuff. He is back on the job this morning. Hopefully, he is recover- ing. That is a plus. i HAD A long letter (12 hand written pages) from former resident, Nellie Ruth McLeod, now residing at 1001 Mar Walt Dr., Apt. 201, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. Hope some of you will find time to write her a note. I'm sure she would love hearing from you. IF US OLD TIMERS can hold out 'til March 20th, Spring will have sprung, and I will be so happy. The heater is on right now and my feet are as cold as ice. I don't think I will ever com- plain again about the heat of summer. Beautiful Lake Jackson is just across the street from the house and I can march right over and jump in when the heat gets overbearing. BEFORE HEADING OUT to DeFuniak Springs to get the paper printed and mailed out, we went by the garden to get Dr. Vishwanath a 'mess' of collards and kale. The receptionist was talking about how pretty they were and I asked if she would like to have some. She said, "I sure would!" One of Doc's assistants in the background said, '2Vie, too!" and another one or two "me too's" were also heard. I told Larry we were going to have to plant another row to fill the orders. Gardening is our way of getting the exercise we need, plus, we love doing it... Until next time, may God bless! The Florala News 1155 Fifth Street Florala, AL 36442 nlt!l!l!uI[!l!!llll. i B Make plans to .parti- ciate in the 9th Annual Cancer Freeze sched- uled for this Saturday, February 7 at Lake Jackson in Florala. This fundraiser helps local families battling the dreaded disease of cancer. Cancer Freeze is held each Year at Lake Jack- son in Florala where participants can either water ski, wakeboard, kneeboard or tube in the cold, freezing wa- ters of Lake Jackson for a minimum $20 dona- tion. This fundraising event will benefit 7 people from South Ala- bama and Northwest Florida who are bat- tling cancer. Since its inception in 2007, this annual event has grown tremendously. This year's recipients of Cancer Freeze pro- ceeds include: • Gordie Cartwright, age 15, of Straughn, AL FREEZIN' FOR THESE REASONS: (top row) Gordie Cartwright, Bryan Leavins; (middle row) Bailey Miller, Kylee Parrish, Randy Morgan; and (bot- tom row) Justin Copeland, and Krystal Newhouse. • Bryan Leavins, age 40, of Freeport, FL shirt guarantee) • Bailey Miller, age 16, of Freeport,• FL • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Inflatables for kids from Space • Kylee. Parrish, age 16, of Westville, FL Walk of Andalusia (no fee but donations accepted) • Randy Morgan, age 43, of Andalusia, AL • 10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies at Amphithe- • Justin Copeland, age 21, of Opp, AL (who ater (meet past and present recipients) (5K awards passed away on January 22) following completion of race) • Krystal Newhouse, age 17, of DeFuniak •" 10 a.m.. - 3 p.m. - Car show located on Springs, FL 4th Street, $20 entry fee, contact Kim Adams To participate in, donate to or sponsor Cancer 850-974-1730 for more info, motorcycles included Freeze, contact Davidson at 850-978-3726; e-marl: • 10:30 a.m. -- Shave Your Lid for a Kid - $10; visit Cancer Freeze per person facebook page or mail to: P.O. Box 92, Florala, AL • 11 a.m. Chili Cook-Off (vote with change, 36442. All donations to this event are tax-deduct- winner is 1)ot with most money) ible and there are many ways to contribute. • 12 noon Water sports begin with Caleb ski- ing, $20 to ski, tube, and wake board 2015 CANCER FREEZE • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Zumba at Amphithe- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ater Saturday, February 7 . • 1 p.m. - LIVE AUCTION BEGINS!!! (raffle Lake Jackson, Florala tickets will be drawn) Other events throughout the day include: Mere- dith's Miracles Characters, Anna and Elsa, Ghost- busters, face painting by Missy White and Mindy Shelton, pony rides, Ranch House food trailer, Pepsi Wagon will have drinks, chips, hotdogs, snow cones, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and fried fish plates • 7 a.m. to Noon Bass Tourney $50 per boat (2 people per boat) must enter by February 1st or late fee of $20 will be applied to entry fee • 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast $5 per person, kids 10 and under eat free with adult (in- side) • 7 a.m. -- Purchase of raffle tickets begin • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Blood/Platelet Drive by Life- South • 8:45 a.m. - ALL 5K PARTICIPANTS meet at Amphitheater for NATIONAL ANTHEM • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Balloon release ($3 each or 2 for $5...release every hour on the hour with church bells) • 9 a.m. - 5K BEGINS AT AIRPLANE - $25 per person - register on active or visit the cancer- freeze5k website-may register day of event but no J it i,