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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011 PAGE 3 Dance Set The Father/Daughter Dance will be held April 9, 6-9 p.m. at the the L&N Depot All proceeds will be dontated to a scholarship fund for students at FIo- rala/Paxton High School. Food and beverages will be served. Tickets can be purchased at indul- gences or LOLA-K's. Ticket prices are $10 a piece or 3 for $25. Con- tact Mandy 334-858-222 or Kelly 334-574-9502. WS Halran W. S. Harlan Elemen- tary School will have Kindergarten Registra- tion Friday, April 8 in the auditorium from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.. Parents should bring a copy of their child's birth certificate, Social Secu- rity card, and their origi- nal blue immunization form. Their child must turn 5 by September 2 to be able to attend kin- dergarten. Florala Hearing Set A public hearing will be held by the FIorala Strategic Planning Com- mittee on March 15 be- ginning at 6 p.m. at FIo- rala City Hall. The purpose of the public hearing is to gath- er thoughts and ideas from the community re- garding the growth and development of the city. All residents are encour- aged to attend to have their goals and aspira- tions for the community considered. The next regularly scheduled meeting for the Strategic Planning Committee will be held March 22, 6 p.m. at the Ladies Clubhouse. set for April Kiwanis Club Tri-Cit- ies Florala planning the 1st Annual "Kiwanis Old Timer's Day" on April 9. Demonstrators of nearly lost arts will be working at the Paxton Agriculture Building from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. for the entertainment, edu- cation, and inspiration of young and old alike. Plans are underway to bring demonstrations such as loom weaving, spinning, quilting, white oak basket making, nee- dle tatting, soap making, broomstick lace, corn shuck dolls, and various other crafts of the past. During the day there will be other exhibits to visit including hands on participation. Vendors or anyone that is involved in preserving an old time craft or art are sought to demonstrate. For more information contact Glen Powell at 334-858-3800 or Pam Thompson at 858-834-2803. W.S. Harlan Book Fair The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to town! Family, teachers, and Reunion Florala or by contacting Darrell Fo- ley at 850-865-0958 or Leigh Anne Chessher at 850-685-3476. the community are in- Support Group vited to shop the book Meeting fair for a great selection of books and educa- tional products includ- ing award-winning titles, children's classics, adult books, and current best- sellers! The book fair will be held in the WSH Library and will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Special events include a Sneak Peek Night on Thursday, March 3 and a Community Night on Tuesday, March 8 when the book fair will be open from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Contact WSH at 334-858-3294 for more information. Junior Miss and Miss divisions. Girls compet- ing in the 'Miss Florala division will have closed interviews at 12:00 the day of the pageant. Por- trait photography for the event will be provided by Precision Image Photog- raphy of FI0rala. Entry forms can be picked up Comfort Care Hos- at FHS or Simply Chic. pice is facilitating a Can- cer Support Group in Free Tutoring Florala. It is open to all At Carver cancer patients, caregiv- ers, family members and friends to help deal with Free tutoring for the emotions of cancer, grades K-12 will be The group will meet available every Thurs- the second Tuesday of day from 5-6 p.m. at the each month from 2-3 Carver Community Cen- ter, Martin Luther King p.m. at the Florala Me- Street, Florala. morial Hospital diningStudents who need room. help in any subject may attend and volunteers FHS Bass are also welcome. Tournament The 6th Annual FIo- rala High School Bass Story Time At Florala Library donate door prizes, non- perishable food items or become a sponsor. Register at www.mis- sheartofamerica.com/ covingtoncounty. For additional infor- mation call Alisia Peter- son 334-343-0456 or e-mail ampeterson87@ gmail.com. Free GED Classes In Florala LBWCC is offering free GED classes at the old Florala Middle School campus Call Diann McCur- ley for information- at 334-858-4100 or 334-343-0900. Florala City Hall News The City of Florala's regular council meet- ings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month be ongoing from now until April 1,2011. Space is limited, apply today. The program does not discriminate on the ba- sis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion or national origin. The pro- gram is free. For informa- tion call Lynda Christian, center director, or the family service special- ist at (334) 858-3060, or visit the Head Start Cen- ter 22850 8th Avenue, Florala. Angel Food Ministries Program 6th Avenue Mission- ary Baptist Church is the Angel Food Ministries host site for residents of Florala and surrounding counties. A new menu is re- leased monthly, regular unit of food is $30 with Tournament will be held Story Time at Floralain the Council Chambers an - estimated value of CCHS Class Of Saturday, April 2 on Public Library invites at S:30p.m. $50-$70. Orders can 1961 Reunion Lake Jackson at Frank children ages 2-4 to join The City of Florala's be dropped off at Dixie The Covington Coun- Jackson State Park in Miss Laura every Tues-schedule for picking up Signs or 6th Avenue ty High School Class Opp, AL. day at 10 a.m. for story residential debris will be Cleaners. The limitation Proceeds from this time. Stories, crafts, fun as follows: has been removed on of 1961 is now making plans for their 50th year reunion. Contact Martha (Cox) Hayes at 321 Hayes Rd, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 850-859-2759 or hayes- cox@embarqmail.com. event go to support FHS track & field and cheer- leading. For more infor- mation, contact FHS at (334) 858-3765. Paxton Ruritan Adoptive and Foster Parents DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more foster/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their foster care system. According to national estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 million confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do something positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in foster care. We need familiesto open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesperson. Visit www.dhr.alabama.gov or call 1-866-4ALKids Collecting Old The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. Theflags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette prac- tices. Individuals or busi- nesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ruritan Club. For more information contact Missy Bolen at 850-834-5606. Used books in good condition are being col- lected for distribution to the residents of the Bob Hope Village in Ft. Wal- ton Beach, FL. A collec- tion box is located at the Paxton City Hall. For more informa- tion call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anony- mous (A.A.) meetings (1-866-425-5437) or are held at Alabama Covington County De- Power Company Corn- partment of Human Re- sources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. FHS '80s munity Building, locat- ed at 1293 5th Street, Florala Dwight Ward of Andalusia is he spokes- person at the meetings which are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Reunion Miss Florala The Florala High School graduating ageant Set classesof 1980-1989 Florala High School will be hosting a joint class reunion on Satur- day evening, June 25, 2011. The reunion com- mittee is currentlyseek- ing contact information for all alumni, staff and teachers. Contact information can be submitted via email fhs80sclassre- union@yahoo.com, via Facebook at Fhsclass will be sponsoring the Miss Florala Pageant on March 12. Girls ages 5-18 who are enrolled in W.S. Har- lan Elementary School or Florala High School and it's all free! PHS Alumni The Paxton High School Alumni Associa- tion meets the second Monday of March and May at 6 p.m. in Mrs. Anderson's fourth grade classroom, room 802, at 6 p.m. For information, call Leah Ann Wilkerson at 834-3994. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Florala City Middle School cafeteria every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about becoming a member call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741. Monday and Tuesday - yard trash and debris Wednesday - House- hold items, such as dis- carded furniture and cardboard boxes. Metal items must be in a sepa- rate pile. FHS Blood Drive The Florala High School Senior Beta Club is joining with the Ameri- can Red Cross to host its annual blood drive. The goal this year is to raise 60 units of blood, but the ARC would love to see FHS smash this goal. Blood supplies are at an all time low due to recent cold weather conditions. Come by the FHS Gym on March 9 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and give the gift of life!! Who knows? The life you save may be your own!! Senior Citizen Tri-Cities Chamber Meeting The Tri-Cites Cham- ber of Commerce meets the first Monday of ev- ery month at the Ladies Clubhouse, 25594 Wild- flower Avenue. For additional informa- tion contact the chamber at 858-6252, email fio- ralatricity@yahoo.com tricitY@panhandlerr. com. Benefit Pageant Set The Miss Heart of America pageant pro- gram is accepting ap- plications for the 2011 Covington County Pre- liminary Pageant to be held in Florala on Sat- urday, April 9 at the for- Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine management, programs of interest 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 doc- tor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or transporta- tion 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 cen- ter is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for in- formation. Florala Head mer Florala City Middle Start Seeks are elgible to compete. School at 1 p.m. There will be a Queen,The pageant will ben-Applicants 1st Alternate, 2nd Alter- efit Southern AlabamaFlorala Head Start is nate, and Photogenic RegionaI CouncilonAg,now accepting 2011- winner in each division, inn, Cancer Freeze and 2012 enrollment appli- There will also be a Devan Reeves. cations. Recruitment will scholastic winner in the Area businesses may food boxes purchased. Purchasing the top line Boxes (Signature, Al- lergen Free and Senior Convenience) is no lon- ger required to qualify for any special boxes. All boxes are available to anyone regardless of income. Cash, money orders, checks and food stamps (EBT) are ac- cepted. Food must be pre-ordered and can be viewed/ordered at an- gelfoodministries.com or orders may be left at Sixth Avenue Cleaners, Dixie Signs and Graph- ics or taken to Ms. Wil- liams. For more information call Miss Pinkie Williams at 334-858-7738. Toll-Free County Number Covington County residents who wish to submit a work order to the county now have a toll-free number in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone number for the County Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Ruritan Club Plans Concert The Paxton Ruritan Club is hosting "Straight Arrow", a Southern Blue- grass Gospel group on March 12 from 12-2 p.m. at the Paxton Ag Center, BBQ plates and Bos- ton butt tickets will be pre-sold for Paxton High School scholarships. Contact a Rudtan member for tickets. Walton High Reunion The Walton High School classes of 1965-1967 are planning a combined reunion for June 10-11. Request the class- es of 1965-1967 iden- tify a point of contact to work with Don White at 210-884-9303 or email afdtwhite@aol.com.