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Florala Health ehab Restore Therapy, the provider of rehabilitation therapy for the residents of Florala Health and Rehabilitation, will begin providing outpatient therapy services for the Tri-Cities area, Monday, February 9. Parking and entrance to the Outpatient Ther- apy is on the east side of Florala Health and Re- habilitation. Appointments can be made by'calling 334-858-8585, Wiregrass RC&D Council The National Association of RC&Ds ouncils (NARC&DC) recently announced that Wiregrass Resource Conservation and Development Coun- cil of Ozark, Alabama has been reauthorized as a Premier member of the NARC&DC Circle of Dia- monds program, one of the few RC&D Councils out of 375 to quality for this elite status. The NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program provides a proactive means for RC&D Councils to demonstrate that they are complying with legal re- quirements and best non-profit management prac-. tices. The program has three tiers or levels: Basic, Enhanced, and Premier. By earning Premier level membership, Wiregrass RC&D Council, has clear- ly demonstrated its ability to adhere to the highest standards of governance and administration and its effectiveness in public outreach and partner: ship management. The RC&D Council's policies and practices, as well as its inspiring vision for the future of its community, make it a model for all of us who strive to faithfully serve our communities and be good stewards of the resources entrusted to US. The National Association of RC&D Councils heartily congratulates Wiregrass RC&D, on this well-deserved honor. " Wiregass RC&D Council represents 10 coun- ties in south Alabama. Local resident Mike Birge serves on the board and represents Covington County on the executive board. Steve Dunn rep- resents Geneva County as a board member and is also on the executive board." THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 PAGE 5 On Saturday, February 7, Lake Jackson will again be the site of many exciting Cancer Freeze activities. An annual part of raising funds for fami- lies battling cancer is the chili cook-off. This year's chili event will take place in the Evans Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All chili entries should be placed on tables by 11:15 a.m. (participants are not required to remain with their entry). Chili tasting will begin at 11:30 a.m.. and end at I p.m.. There is no fee for entering a favorite chili, but anyone wishing to enter the contest should contact the committee so that space can be planned for all entries. There is no charge for tasting, and voting is done by placing money ip the container by the chili you like best. Everyone is invited to come out and participate in tasting and selecting the 2015 chili champion recipe. Contact the following for additional informa- tion/registrati m: Cindy Davis at 334-343-6964 or Martha Morgan at 850-758-7232 Florala Senior Center Lunch Menu Wednesday, February 4 - Blended juice, baked ham, field peas/snaps, mustard greens, cornbread, margarine, lemon pudding, milk. Thursday, February 5 Taco salad: taco meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pinto beans, corn chips taco sauce, pineapple tidbits, milk. Friday, February 6 - Orange/pineapple juice, BBQ chicken/bun, northern beans, zucchini and tomatoes, birthday cake, milk. Monday, February 9 " Cranberry juice, chicken and rice casserole, garden vegetables, lima beans, wheat roll, margarine, nutty buddy, milk. /Tuesday, February 10 - Chopped steak/gravy, whipped potatoes, col- lard greens, fresh fruit, cornbread, margarine, raspberry gelatin, milk. * Complimentary meals for seniors age 60 and over. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Morgan Gary and JoAnn Morgan recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married January 16, 1965 in Paxton, FL at the home of the groom's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Morgan. JoAnn is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Barrett. All are former residents of Paxton and Florala. Gary has worked for the past forty-three years as a general contractor and homebuilder in Bay County, FL. An evening dinner celebration hosted by their children was held at the Firefly Restaurant in Panama City Beach, FL. They are the parents of three children, daughter, Holy Fulford and husband, Brian, of Mobile, AL; son, David Morgan and wife, Jodi, of Lynn Haven, FL; and son, John Morgan, of Lynn Haven, FL. They are blessed with five grandchildren, Judson Morgan, Claudia Morgan, Mary Claire Morgan, Amelia Morgan, all of Lynn Haven; and Morgan Fulford of Mobile. Gary and JoAnn enjoy traveling and camping. They are members of First Baptist Church of Panama City and reside at 718 E. Pierson Dr, Lynn Haven. in a show of appre- ciation to its customers, Alabama State Parks is offering free camp- ing during its Custom- er Appreciation Days from February 8-12, 2015.During the event, campers can stay for up to five nights based upon the availability of campsites. The free camping offer applies to both improved and primitive sites, but is not available to extend- ed-stay campers. Prior or day-of reservations are welcome. In addition to free camping, Alabama State Parks is also of; fering 50 percent off lodging at parks with hotels and cabins dur- ing its Customer Ap- preciation Days. The discount applies to regular seasonal rates on all lodge and hotel rooms, cabins, chalets and cottages. Lodging tax is not included in the Customer Apprecia- tion Days offer. "In recent years, our visitors and part- ners have continued to show their support for Alabama State Parks during tough financial times," said Greg Lein, State Parks Director: "These Ctfstomer Ap- preciation Days "are intended as a show of gratitude to everyone who enjoys the state's park system. We appre- ciate their support." To take advantage of the Customer Apprecia- ' tion Days free camping and discounted lodging offers, contact the indi- vidual parks for avail- ability and to make reservations. For indi- Vidual park contact in- formation, visit alapark. corn or call 1-800-ALA- PARK. Alabama State Parks Customer Apprecia- tion Days are the first in a series of upcoming state park specials. In 2015, the park system's theme will be "Bring a Friend," which encour- ages regular visitors to invite a friend who has never explored an Alabama state park. For more details about Bring a Friend, visit in the com- ing months. Alabama State Parks is proud to pro- vide World-class expe- riences at each of its 22 state parks. Park improvements and ac- commodation specials such as Customer Ap- preciation Days are made possible only through the continued support of Alabama's state park partners and the state legislature. At Alabama's state parks, Partners Pay the Way. The Alabama State Parks Division operates and maintains 22 state parks encompassing approximately 48,000 acres of land and wa- ter. These Parks rely on visitor fees and the sup- port of other Partners like local communities to fund the majority of their operations. To learn more about Ala- bama State Parks, visit Ask your ALfaagent if you quaLify for Lower rates under the AffordabLe Care Act. 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