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ESTABLISHED ! 900 Location Of One Hundred Forty-Four Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH YEAR WEDNESDAY NUMBER 2" 8 PAGES PRINTED ON ! 00% RECYCLED PAPER MARCH 18, 20 ! 5 50 PER ISSUE (SALES TAX NCLUDED} OUR DAUGHTER, Sherry Strickland, Larry and I, joined by daughter, Sonya Woodham of Cartersville, GA, enjoyed the weekend with daughter, Cindy Pinkston andhusband, Randall, at their Lake Mar- tin home. There is an extended river that flows along the back side of their home be- fore entering Lake Martin. Some time back I saw a group of fishermen dump a lot of trash Christmas trees in the waters below their home. They still return there to fish. I keep thinking I will take a reel and rod and toss it out in their fishing hole, but, I can't remember to do it. I don't want to use One of those mornings, it was so foggy you could barely see the river, much less fish. Makes me wonder why in the world I don't walk down the hill here at home and fish in Beautiful Lake Jackson. One of these days, I am going to do it. Larry would be astounded if I came back to the house with a big bream. I HAVEN'T HAD A SOUL call me ask- ing for collard greens. They will go to waste. We don't freeze collards. Let me hear from you and I will meet you at the collard patch. Take the whole collard! It's time to plant peas and corn, etc. These greens have got to go! I HATE IT, but it is Tuesday night again and these newspapers have got to be put to bed. It is getting more and more difficult for us old timers to keep up with the younger Woodhams - son, Gary, and grandsons, Ben- jamin, Quinton and Austin, and of course, Lisa Windham. We sure are proud we've got 'era though, 'Till next time, have a wonderful rest of the week! The Flarala News 1155 Fifth Street Florala, AL 36442 by Lisa Windham K9 Officer Bella has been a member of the Flo- rala Police Department since September 2013. She was trained by Ronnie Hearst, a retired Walton County K9 Deputy Sheriff, who donated her to the City of Florala. Since that time, Bella has proven her worth many times over and has been instru- mental in taking a lot of drugs out of the hands of drug users and dealers. Florala Police Department officers, along with Bella, recently stepped up their traffic patrol ef- forts, thanks in part to an overtime grant from the Children's Policy Council. Chief Sonny Bedsole said it is their objective to take impaired drivers off of our roadways. Underage drinkers and illegal narcotics users have been the majority of arrests made since the beginning of spring break. A lot of the traffic stops have been initiated due to calls and complaints of reckless driving through Florala. MORGAN STOKES was crowned Miss Florala during the February 28 beauty pageant held at Flo- rala High School. See additional photos page 8. by Lisa Windham The fruits ofhis labor are coming to fruition. Ferrin Seay, owner of Seay Organics, a USDA certified organic vegeta- ble producer, located on Seay Road in Florala is harvesting his first pro- duce. The farming op- eration began in late December under the umbrella of Southern Fresh Produce (SFP). It is the goal of SFP to provide each grower the highest quality sys- tem available to meet the rapidly increasing demands for certified organically grown veg- etables: The SFP coali- tion offers farmers a turn-key approach to :developing their prop- erty into an organic farming business. Op- portunities to sell the BELLA is shown with her handler Officer Mitch Scofield The appearance of our city reflects who we are. It reflects our pride and how we value our city. Florala has al- ways 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 family. In keeping with that image, the Florala City Council is call- ing upon all citizens to join us in a "City Wide Cleanup Day" on Saturday, March 21 from 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 334-858-3612 with questions. produce to aligned sup- cally grown vegetables pliers wanting organi-see SEAYpage 5 \ \ Chasing Fresh Pro- duce of Fairhope, AL was Seay Organic's first official buyer. Shown are Chase and Wyn- ter Corte, owners, who only purchases produce grown in the state of Alabama. k