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i THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 PAGE 3 Florala City Clean Up Day The appearance of our city reflects who we are. It reflects our pride and how we val- ue our city. Florala has always been known as that nice, friendly, small city that looks like a good place to start a business or to settle down and raise a fam- ily. In keeping with that image; the Florala City Council is calling upon all citizens to join us in a "Citywide Clean- up Day" on Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants will meet at City Hall Sat- urday morning. Team leaders will meet at 7:30 a.m. Bring own gloves, garbage bags will be provided. Call City Hall at 334-858-3612 with questions. Robbins - Cravey Family Reunion Family and friends of the late James Albert Robbins (9/11/1887 -2/26/1968) and the late Maude Cravey Robbins (6/22/1902 - 7/21/1964), Coving- ton County, Alabama are invited to the "3rd Annual Cousins' Re- union" at Lake Jack- son State Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Bring a covered dish and chairs. A dinner on the grounds will be held Sunday, March 15 at New Hope :Baptist Churchi off Highway 331 between Florala and Opp. For more information contact: Sissy Nogar Kammer at 276-492-5577 or email at snkammer@ gmail.com, Roxana LeMaire Welch at 904-522-1174 or email at cedarstone5724@ yahoo.com or Nancy Robbins Schofield at 251-316-0069 or email at nsgs1234@yahoo/ com. Support Group Offered Addicted to Drugs/ Alcohol? Need/Want Help? Come to the new Support Group on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Paxton Baptist Church, 21757 US 331 North, facilitated by Mike and Heather Senn Call (850) 834-2718 or (850) 419-0879 for additional information. Head Start Accepting Applications Florala Head Start is now accepting 2015-16 enrollment applications. Recruit- ment will be ongoing until April 1. Space is limited. The program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disabil- ity, religion, or national origin. The program is free. Call for information: Lynda Christian, Cen- ter Director or Brandy Reese, Family Ser- vice Worker (334) 858-3060 or come by 22850 8th Ave, Flora- la. (Must have an Ala- bama address). Opp Rattlesnake Beauty Pageant The 2015 Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo Beauty pageant for ages 6-21 will be held Saturday, March 7, 3 p.m. at the Opp High School Auditorium. Applications are available at www. rattlensnakerodeo. com, Opp Chamber of Commerce, local area schools and local mer- chants. D e a d - line to enter is Friday, February 27. Call Emilee Gage 334-493-3070 or Stephanie Rodgers 334-493-7050 for ad- ditional information. 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 local businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the Dis- trict Attorney's Office. 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. Florala City Hall 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 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. Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th Avenue in Florala is a sponsor of the Gospel Food Ministries "Good News For The Hungry" program. The program pro- vides high qual- ity boxes of food with the menu changing monthly. Sixth Avenue Bap- tist is a host site where people can submit/ pick-up orders to/from Gospel Food Minis- tries. Distribution is usually the fourth or last Saturday of each month. Food boxes range in price from $22.00 up to $49.00. Anyone can place an order through this program. Visit www.gospel- foodministries.com for information. Family History Activity In Paxton A Family History Activity will be held Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at 20 Vann Circle. Free instruction in fam- ily search, computers and light refreshments will be provided. Call 850-357-3541 for ad- ditional information. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at FIo- rala Public Library in- vites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sherry ev- ery Tuesday at 10 a.m. city's dumpsters Io- for story time. Stories,, cated at the City Yard, crafts, fun and it's alt 1815 9th Street, from free! 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 for each resi- dent is free, each ad- ditional truck load is $40.00 per truck. Veg- etation and limb debris must be stacked sepa- rately 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 responsibility to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged before pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be disposed of as set by Alabama and EPA laws. If further infor- mation is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.So flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full Veteran,s A Veteran's reach Support Group will be held on 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 Ruritan Club. For more informa- tion,, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at .850-834-2205. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bin- go, medicine manage- ment, programs of in- terest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for seniors' convenience, whether to go to the doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or trans- portation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, participants 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 information. LBW Offers Free GED Classes 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 a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Flora- la (334) 858-4100, Lu- verne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, FIo- rala meets at Alabama Land and Home Re- alty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Business meet- ings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For informa- tion about becoming a member call Deborah Stokes 858-5603. 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 Department of Hu- man Resources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. WS Harlan School After School Program W.S. Harlan El- ementary will hold an After School Program Monday-Friday from 2:45-5:30 p.m. 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 and Art classes. The students attend field trips throughout the school year and work in a greenhouse learning gardening techniques. The extended day program is $10 per week full time (3 days or more) and $3.00 per day for part-time (2 days or less). Call 334-858-3294 for ad- ditional information. Alcoholics Anonymous Meets Locally The Florala Chapter of Alcohlica Anony- mous will hold weekly meetings at the old Florala City Middle School Cafeteria on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Call 858-2209 for additional information. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the La- dies' Clubhouse, Wild- flower Avenue. Send your COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: floralanews@ fairpoint.net or fax: 858-3786 Bryant Wood AL LIC #1137 iJMWOOD (334) 23355 Fifth Avenue Florala t