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I I I I I I THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 PAGE 3 I II I II I I II Ill II I I Miss Florala Beauty Pageant The Miss Florala Pageant will be held Saturday, February 24 at Florala High School Auditorium, 6 p.m. Entry fee is $25.00 and Photogenic fee is $5.00 (one photo). Applications can be picked up at Florala High School or W.S. Harlan School and be turned into FHS by Feb. 16. For more informa- tion call 334-858-6925 or Gay Burleson 334- 488-0420 This is a fundraiser for FHS Booster & Alumni Sports Club and proceeds benefit all sports programs at FHS. Paxton Senior Trip Fundraiser The senior class at Paxton School will be holding their last fund- raiser before their se- nior trip. Boston butts and hams are available for $28 each and will be cooked Wednes- day and Thursday, February 21 and 22. Delivery is available or pick up at school. Call or text Vicki Jor- dan at 334-804-9124 or Lewis Thorn at 850-419-6105 to pur- chase. Thanks in advance for supporting this once in a lifetime trip. Florala Head Start Enrollment Florala Head Start is accepting 2018- 2019 enrollment appli- cations. Recruitment will be ongoing from now until April 1. Apply today as space is lim- ited. This program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin, the program is free. Call for information: Lynda Christian, Cen- ter Director or Chelsea Martin, Family Ser- vice Specialist, 334- 858-3060, or come by 22850 8th Ave Florala. Must have an Alabama address. 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 al- lowed access to the city's dumpsters lo- cated at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard 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 foreach 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 contractor knows that it is their responsibil- ity to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged be- fore pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be dis- posed of as set by Ala- bama and EPA laws. If further information is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. LBW Offers Free GED Classes The free GED class- es in Florala will meet at the former Florala Middle School, adja- ning August 14. After School orientation will have same schedule as W.S. Harlan sched- ule August 10. This program is designed to help stu- dents who are strug- gling in academic work and need some one- on-one time. A nutri- tious snack and play time are also offered. Children attend Span- ish, Piano, Computer, Fitness, STEM and Art classes daily. The students attend field trips through- out the school year, participate in special projects, and work in a greenhouse learning gardening techniques. The extended day program which in- cludes PreK-8th grade is Monday through Friday from 2:45 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. Cost is $10 per week full time (3 days or more) and $3.00 per day for part- time (2 days or less). There are no scholar- ships available at this time. Call 334-858- 3294 for additional in- formation. cent to the Head Start Story TimeAt classroom on Tues- Florala Library days and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. Story Time at FIo- 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 older and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. In- structional methods are based on individu- al student's needs and may include one-on- one tutoring, group in- struction, and comput- er-based instructional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Pro- gram. For more infor- mation, contact 334- 493-5344. Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hos- pice, 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalu- sia, AL. Any veteran, active military, family member or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call 334-427-4000. rain Public Library in- vites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Lori every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Kiwanis Club Seeking Members Tri-Cities Kiwanis Club of Florala meets the first and third Thursday of each month at Alabama Land & Home Realty office in Florala at 5:30 p.m. Kiwanis is a Global organization of mem- bers dedicated to sew- ing the children of the world. Members of all ages attend meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their community. All interested are asked to join the club and help make the community a better place for children to grow up and live. Activities include sponsoring the annual "Fun in the Park" in the Longleaf Pine tree Park located in Lockhart, AL during October. This gives the children a safe environment .to join other children in a fun filled adventure WSH After School Program W.S. Harlan Ele- mentary 21st Century Extended Day Pro- gram will hold an After School Program begin- of Halloween provided by local businesses, churches, and clubs. Canned goods collect- ed are donated to the local Christian Service Center Food Bank. The group supports Cancer Freeze, the Gator Trot, Paxton Little League team sponsor, Pancake Breakfast, and "Cook- ies with Santa" prior to the Christmas parade in downtown Florala. Pewter Christmas Ornaments are sold lo- cally and through any member to promote the historical buildings of Florala. For more informa- tion call Rhea Golden, membership chairman at 615-456-3775 or Melissa Powell at 757- 812-5261. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District Attor- ney's Worthless Check Unit is in Florala every second Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help lo- cal businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Attorney's Office. Alcoholics Anonymous The Florala Chapter of Alcoholics Anony- mous will hold weekly meetings at the old Florala " City Middle School Cafeteria on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. Call 858-t188 for additional 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 lo- cally for shopping, ap- pointments and to and from the center during operating hours. Must call at least 24 hours in advance. Join in for a nutri- tious hot lunch, activi- ties, and enrichment. Also a valuable re- source for networking with different agen- cies. Daily events in- clude nutritious, hot lunch, crafting/quilt- ing, dominoes, cards, etc socialization, and resources. Monthly events include bingo, movies, and birthday celebrations. Special events include day trips, guest speakers, enrichment activities, potluck days, and din- ner events. For more informa- tion, call 334-858-3310 or stop by and visit at 1338 4th Street, FIo- rain. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to re- cruit more foster/adop- tive families. DHR fi- nalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care sys- tem. According to nation- al 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 ne- glect, most before their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do some- thing positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in fostercare. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these chil- dren 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 Resources (334-427- 7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Toll-Free County # Covington County residents who wish to submit a work order to the county now have a toll-free number in or- der to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone number for the County Engi- neer's office is (877) 895-2620. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of February, October, November, and December at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Florala Public Library, 1214 Fourth Street Contact the Cham- ber Office at 1135 Fourth Street or call 334-858-6252 or e- mail floralatricity@ yahoo.com regarding information on becom- ing a member. Guests are welcomed at the meetings. Send COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: floralanews@gmail.com fax: 858-3786 THANK YOU Thank you Florala Mayor Terry Holley for your act of kindness in helping a person in need. Your thoughtfulness and generosity did not go unnoticed. From a person who witnessed it first hand I Florala Senior Center Lunch Menus Thursday, February 22 - Spaghetti cas- serole, peas and carrots, tossed salad/ranch dressing, fresh fruit, Texas bread, margarine, assorted snack cakes/cookies, milk. Friday, February 23 - Apple cherry juice, frankfurter/bun, baked beans, coleslaw, diced onions, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, hot apple cobbler, milk. Monday, February 26 - Orange juice, bruns- wick stew, buttered rice, butter beans, saltine crackers, margarine, fudge round, milk. Tuesday, February 27- Sliced turkey/gravy, whipped sweet potatoes, okra and tomatoes, mandarin oranges/pineapple, wheat bread, margarine, fig bar, milk. Wednesday, February 28 - Blended juice, vegetable plate: macaroni & cheese, black- eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread, marga- rine, pecan spin, milk. *Complimentary meal for seniors age 60 and over. ~: : :~ -: .