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ir. Get Hooked on a Great :Book Grand Event Tuesday, March 10 9:00-11:00 a.m. Grades 3-6 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Grades K-2 Family and Community Night Thursday, March 12 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Contact Alisha Odom, Library Media Specialist, for more information. W.S. Harlan Elementary School Library 334-858-3294 The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to town! Family, teachers, and the community are invited to shop the book fair for a great selection of books and educational products including award-win- ning titles, children's classics, adult books, and current bestsellers! W. S. Harlan Elementary School to host Book Fair Event March 9-13 arten re W.S. Harlan Elementary School will have Kin- dergarten Registration March 27 from 8 a.m. unti 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents will need to bring Immunization Record and Birth Certificate at the time of registration. Social Security card requested but not required. THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 PAGE 5 Smith April 25th Mr, and Mrs. Timothy Michael Nall are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Shelley Elizabeth, to Edward Shelby Smith of Florala, Alabama. The bride-elect, also the daughter of the late Katherine Buck Nall, is a 2003 graduate from Andalusia High School and a 2007 graduate from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She is currently employed in the Andalusia City School system as a Kindergarten teacher. The bride-elect's maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carlton Buck of Andalu- sia, Alabama. Her paternal grandparents are Mrs. Anna Lois Wells Nall and the late Mr. Er- win Douglas Nall from the Heath community, The prospective groom is the son of Ms. Debra Phelps Smith of Opp, Alabama, and Mr. Charles Thomas Smith of Florala, Alabama. He is a 2002 graduate from Opp High School and a 2006 grad- uate from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Buisness Administration and is currently self-employed as an independent in- surance agent. The prospective groom's maternal grandpar- ents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Phelps of Opp, Alabama. His paternal grandpar- ents were the late Mr. and Mrs: Nilliam Edward Smith of Florala, Alabama. A spring wedding is planned at Sprlngdale Es- tate on April 25, 2015. Invitations will be sent. The couple will reside in Andalusia, Ala- bama. Shelley Elizabeth Nall g convi, Troy University is pleased to recognize Founda- tion Scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 aca- demic year. The Troy University Foundation provides stew- ardship for a number of scholarships which are established through the generosity of private do- nors to assist TROY students in their educational pursuits. Local residents who received scholarships in- clude: Jonathan Burleson of Florala, Anna & Seymour Gitenstein Scholarship Dustin Hinson of Florala, Anna & Seymour Gitenstein Scholarship Jace Robbins of Florala, Anna & Seymour Giten- stein Scholarship Joshua Sims of Florala, Anna & Seymour Giten- stein Scholarship Katherine White of Florala, Anna & Seymour Gitenstein Scholarship Tyler Zessin of Florala, Anna & Seymour Giten- stein Scholarship Misty Woodham of Florala, Ed Ackerman Me- morial Scholarship Covington County Schools Breakfast/Lunch Menu Wednesday, March 4 -Sausage Biscuit, Straw- berries, Apple Jtiice, Milk Pepperoni Pizza, Broccoli, Corn on the Cobl Sliced Peaches, Milk Thurday, March 5 - Croissant, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice, Sliced Peaches, Milk Baked Chicken, Roll, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips; Fruit Cocktail, Cookie, Milk Friday, March 6 - Glazed Cinnamon R011, Ce- real, Fruit Cocktail, Grape Juice, Milk Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Tossed Salad, Orange Halves, Milk Monday, March 9 -Sausage Biscuit, Sliced Peaches, Grape Juice, Milk Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Italian Mixed Veg- etables, Corn, Peaches, Milk Tuesday, March 10 - Chicken Biscuit, Apple Juice, Orange Halves, Milk Nachos, Tortilla Chips, Romaine Salad, Broc- coli, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Florala Senior Center. Wednesday, March 4 - Blended juice, baked ham, field peas/snaps, mustard greens, cornbread, margarine, lemon pudding, milk. Thursday, March 5 - Taco salad: taco meat, let- tuce, tomato, cheese, pinto beans, corn chips, pine- apple tidbits, milk. Friday, March 6 - Orange/pineapple juice, BBQ chicken/bun, northern beans, zucchini and toma- toes, birthday cake, milk. Monday,-March 9 - Cranberry juice, chicken and rice casserole, garden vegetables, lima beans, wheat roll, margarine, nutty buddy, milk. Tuesday, March 10 - Chopped steak/gravy, whipped potatoes, collard greens, fresh fruit, corn- bread, margarine, raspberry gelatin, milk. * Complimentary meals for seniors age 60 and over This Week's Recipe CHERRY CREAM CHEESE TARTS 6 oz. cream cheese, softened c. confectioners sugar -1/2 t. vanilla extract c cherry pie filling 4 tart shells (individual) Beat cream cheese, sugar and extract til smooth Spoon in shells and top with pie filling. Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington announced that the De- partment has successfully prosecuted several Ala- bamians for unemployment compensation fraud. The following individuals were charged with vio- lating the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law by making false statements in claims for ben- efits: Wilbert D. Holmes, of Selma, was tried in Dal- las County District Court on December 2, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Control Section determined thatHolmes received a total of $1,939 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Holmes pled guilty and was sentenced to three months in jail, which was suspended for two years pending restitution, and given two years of super- vised probation. He was ordered to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally, Preshonda Ross, of Wetumpka, was tried in Elmore County District Court on December 16, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Control Section determined that Ross received a total of $2,837 in benefits to which she was not en- titled. Ross pled guilty and was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended for 18 months pend- ing restitution, and 18 months of unsupervised probation. She was also fined $500 and ordered to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally. Daisy Marie Simmons, of Mbbile, was tried in Mobile County District Court on September 30, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Control Section determined that Simmons received a total of $1,036 in benefits to which she was not entitled. Simmons was found guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail, which was suspended for one year pending restitution, and given two years of unsupervised probation. She was also ordered to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally. Kelvin Harris, of Uniontown, was tried in Per- ry County District Court on January 26, 2015. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Control Section determined that Harris received a total of $8,950 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Harris pled guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended, and two years of pro- bation. He was also fined $100 and ordered to pay. court costs and restitution in the amount of ben- efits received illegally. Edwin R. Smith, of Wadley, was tried in Ran- dolph County District Court on December 16, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Con- trol Section determined that Smith received a total of $2,837 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Smith pled guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended, and one year of un- supervised probation. He was also ordered to per- form 24 hours of community service, and to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of ben- efits received illegally. F.abin M. White, of Alpine, was tried in Talla- dega County District Court on December 4, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Con- trol Section determined that White received a total of $6,160 in benefits to which he was not entitled. White pled guilty and was ordered to pay resti- tution in the amount of benefits received illegally. The following individuals were charged with Theft of Property 3rd Degree after violating the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law for making false statements on claims for unemploy- ment benefits: Donna Keel, of New Hope, was tried in Madi- son County District Court on October 30, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Control Section determined that Keel received a total of $4,359 in benefits to which/she was not entitled. Keel pled guilty and was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended for two years pending restitution. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally. Albert McMillian, of Mobile, was tried in Mo- bile County District Court on January 6, 2015. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Control Section determined that McMillian received a total of $1,764 in benefits to.which he was not entitled. McMillian was found guilty in court and was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended for two years pending restitution, and given two years of unsupervised probation. He was also fined $100 and ordered to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of hlenefits received illegally. The following individuals were charged with Theft of Property 1st Degree after violating the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law for making false statements on claims for unemploy- ment benefits: Charles E. Woods, of Mobile, was tried in Mo- bile County District Court on November 18, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit. Payment Con- trol Section determined that Woods received a total of $2,969 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Woods was found guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail, which was suspended for one year pending restitution, and was placed on formal supervised probation. He was ordered to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of benefits re- ceived illegally. Dossie Coleman, Jr.: of Athens, was tried in Limestone County District Court on September 15, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Pay- ment Control Section determined that Coleman received a total of $7,345 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Coleman pled guilty and was sentenced to three years in jail, which was split. He will serve six months and the remaining 30 are suspended. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of benefits received illegally. "Unemployment compensation benefits can serve as a lifeline to those who truly need them," said Washington. "However, we want to send a message to those who would knowingly defraud the system in order to obtain benefits they aren't entitled to: This is a crime and you will be pros- ecuted." "Our investigators are continuously working with local District Attorney Offices in order to identify and prosecute those individuals who are committing these crimes. I would also like to re- mind employers that their timely rePorting of new hires is one of the best tools we have to prevent unemployment fraud." Suspected unemployment compensation fraud may be reported to the Alabama Department of Labor by calling 1-800-392-8019. Employers may find more information regard- ing reporting new hires at http://www.labor.ala- bama.gov/nh.