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PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 LBW Community College is participating in Alabama College Goal Sunday, a free program to help college-bound students and their fam- ilies in opening the door for financial aid money for college. The event is dosigned to help any student interested in attend- ing college to complete the ,Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and will be held at LBWCC in Andalusia, Opp, and Greenville on Feb. 22, 2015, 2 p.m. "Completing the FAFSA is the first step for students to be con- sidered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships," said Heather Owen, LBWCC director of recruitment. "We invite all indi- viduals interested in attending any college, and their parents, to at- tend this event to learn more about the types of financial aid available and get help in the ap- plication process." The event is open to all students, regardless of age, who are seek- ing financial aid to pay for college expenses for the upcoming academic year. Whether a stu- dent will graduate from high school in May, is a current college stu- dent, or an adult who is returning to pursue higher education, this event will provide as- sistance in completing the FAFSA accurately and on time. Those planning to attend should plan to bring completed 2014 IRS income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2014 income and ben- efits information, said Owen. Dependent students, usually those under the age of 24, should bring tax information for their parents as well as their own information if they worked last year. Stu- dents age 24 or older may attend alone and bring their own 2014 tax, income and ben- efits information. "Students can still attend even if the 2014 income information is incomplete or if they forget something," said Owen. ',The FAFSA may be completed at the event with estimated income from the 2014 W-2 forms." Students and par- ents will also receive valuable instructions and helpful hints dur- ing the event and sub- mit the FAFSA once ANYONE INTERESTED in attending college anywhere should take advan- tage of the Alabama College Goal Sunday event at LBW Community College in Andalusia, Opp, and Greenville, Feb. 22, at 2p.m., to learn abo~tt financial aid. Ready to assist in the event are Randi Bozeman and Donna Bass, seated, LBWCC financial aid staff, and Heather Owen, standing, LBWCC director of recruitment. No reservation is they do have the 2014 efit from the knowledge required. For more IRS income tax returnsof LBWCC's financial information, call and other benefits, aid staff and complete334-881-2282 in An- "This is an opportu- the application onlinedalusia,334-493-5338in nity for families to ben- during the event." Opp, or 334-382-2133. by Reid Tucker and Patrick Casey A third match-up this year between Ponce de Leon and Paxton's girls almost had to happen. Given that both teams were longtime frontrunners in what- ever district they found themselves in and the fact that both squads wpn a state champion- ship within the last four years, the Lady Pirates and the Lady Cats were practically guaranteed to face off in this year's District 1-A final. The above scenario played out exactly as expected in that the Lady Pirates (21-6) and the Lady Cats (19-7) got their third game of the season and they did meet in the champion- ship game on the night of Jan. 31. However, a startlingly low final score was unexpected by everyone from the coaches to the fans that packed out the gym to capacity. PDL got the 40-28 win and the right to host Graceville in the first round of regional play, whereas Paxton will have to take the show on the road to Sneads come Feb. 10. Neither team shot out the lights - Ponce turned in a 30-percent showing, but Paxton was worse at 10-of-42 - but the Lady Pirates utilized their advan- tage in quickness to make the most of What became a defensive battle. Indeed, PDL's zone defense limited the options of Paxton's best shooters, hold- ing Bethany Neale to 12 points on the night, and the Lady Cats only shot 7-of-13 at the foul line too. Additionally, home court advantage is a huge factor, and the Lady Pirates' fans are about as fervent as it gets, said head coach Tim Alford. "We hoped our speed could take away the size and length of reach Open Enrollment Ends February 15 Contact your local ALFA Alfa Agent or call 1-800-392-5705 PAXTON SENIOR Bethany Neale(24) showed nice extension on a free throw during the second half of the Bobcats 73-39 thrashing of Central on Thursday night in PDL. Neale scored 31 points as Paxton moved on to the title game. (Photo by Pat- rick Casey) [Paxton] had, and it turned out to work that way," he(said. "Nobody thought the score would be this low. I know I sure didn't expect it. Paxton is a quality team, and we were real- ly fortunate to get this win in front of the home crowd." PDL went up 8-6 in the first quarter, but a truly disastrous second period for the Lady Cats turned the home team's advantage to 15-7 by the half. Paxton made six attempts at a field goal in the quarter and nothing got close. The Lady Cats did a better job on defense, hold- ing Ponce's high scorer, Micala Fisanick (13 points), to a pair of free throws, though Delilah Bass and Devyn Buto- rac pushed their team ahead with a 2 and a 3, respectively. Paxton did better in the third quarter, out- pointing PDL 10-9 even though both teams made an equal 10 shots. Neale made half of her points in the third, those com- ing via an and-1 around the halfway mark and a tight 3-pointer with 44 seconds remaining. Ponce's Chambleigh Webster and Taylor West added a 3 apiece to maintain the Pirates' seven-point lead going into the final frame. The Lady Cats tried took shots from seem- ingly every conceivable angle in Q4, but they were successful in just five of their 18 attempts compared to PDL's Insuronoe Marketplace Need affordable health Insurance? Get answers No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health coverage helps pay for those unexpected costs and protects the insured person or family from very high expenses. More than nine million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Open Enrollment begins November Get free one-on-one personal enrollment assistance and have you questions answered by Certified Application Counselors, . Call today for additional locations in the community where we will be providing assistance near you! 362 State Highway 83 DeFunlakSpdngs, FL. 32433 Contact: (850) 892-8015 ext 1144 & 1174 Visit for more information 15 and ends February 15th ) 6-of-12 run. Even so, it was a 27-22 game with 5:22 to go in the game, and only Fisanick com- ing out hard with a trio of mid-range shots and a pair of FTs got Ponce more comt~ortably in control. The Lady Pi- rates kicked the ball out to the perimeter in the final minutes be- fore passing inside for a few wide-open lay-ups from West and Brittany Chapman. However, the final nail in Paxton's coffin was the surfeit Of turn- overs - six to PDL's one. Neale got the ball on a nice pass over the Pi- rates' heads and made a breakaway run on the basket in the clos- ing moments, but she dropped the ball and it was scooped by Buto- rac, who held it to run out the clock. The two squads got to the title game by post- ing wins in Thursday night's semi-finals. Paxton got off to a bit of a slow start in the first quarter against Central before pulling ahead for a 23-16 lead after the first eight minutes of play. Neale was a force as she scored 26 of her 31 points in the first half while grabbing 13 rebounds. The Bobcats led 44-25 at intermis- sion as Cortni McKee and Katie Sebastian pumped in baskets to break open the contest. Sebastian finished with 15 points and McKee 14 as the Walton County squad defeated the Jag- uars for the third time on the year with a 73-39 decision. Team Notes: Steve Williams is in his sixth season at Paxton and holds a mark of 131-35 in that time. Paxton is making their 23rd playoff appearance in school history and holds a mark of 37-17 in that time with five state championships. Senior Bethany Neale has 1,309 career points scored on the Paxton varsity. Paxton and Sneads have not met previously in the play- offs and have not played against each other the last 22 seasons. QUICKNESS WAS THE PIRATES" FORTE ON THE NIGHT, with a zone defense Paxton couldn't crack and a fast-break offense the Lady Cats had trou- ble stopping, especially late in the game. (Photo by Reid Tucker) Breakfast/Lunch Menus Wednesday, February 4 - Pancake & Sausage Stick, Fruit Cocktail, Or- ange, Pineapple Juice, Milk Chicken Tetrazzini, Blackeye Peas, Turnip Greens, Breadstick, Grapes, Milk Thursday, February 5 Waffle Stick, Yogurt, Pineapple Tidbits, Ap- ple Juice, Milk Meat Loaf, Rice, Sliced Carrots, Green Lima Beans, Roll, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk Friday, February 6 - Glazed Cin- namon Roll, Cereal, Bananas, Or- ange Juice, Milk Corndog, Doritos Chips, Sweet Po: tato Fries, Green Beans, Bananas, Milk Monday, February '9 - Breakfast Pizza, Strawberry Pop Tart, Sliced Peaches, Apple Juice, Milk Hot Wings, Breadsticks, Lima Beans, California Mixed Vegetables, Apples, Milk Tuesday, February 10 Maple Mini Pancakes, Sausage Patty, Or- ange Halve, Grape Juice, Milk Fish Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans, Mandarin Or- anges, Milk 1 h..J~._ h._ ........