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 ..... THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 * PAGE 5 Paxton Home/Farm Equipment Auction March 31 The Paxton Home and Farm EquipmentAuction will be held Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. until, sponsored by Pax- ton Ruritan Club, at the Walton ,County Sheriff Substation on Highway 331 in Paxton. The auc- tioneers will be Rockin's Auction, Dale Anderson and Henry Alford. Check in times will be 2-6 p.m. on March 29-30 and 7-9 a.m. on the day of the auction. Help for loading purchase will be avail- able the day of the auc- tion only. Fees will be 10% commission/$10 minimum; maximum "No Sale Fee"; 1-4 items, $10; 5-10 items, $15; 11 + items, $20. For more in- formation call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or 850-221-6802; Bill Per- kins at 850-834-2205. June 24th Planning Committee Meeting The 24th of June Planning Committee meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the MaStar Building. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Youth Car Wash/Yard Sale A Youth Car Wash/ Yard Sale will be held at Florala First Assembly of God, March 24th from 8 a.m. til 12 noon. Pro- ceeds go towards mis- sion and youth camp. While you shop inside at the yard sale, get your car washed. FHS Honors ' Program March 29 Florala High School faculty and students would like to invite ev- eryone to their Honors Program scheduled for Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Seventh through eleventh grad- ers will be recognized. Seniors will be recog- nized on May 3. Everyone is encour- aged to attend and sup- port the students. For more information con- tact Florala High School at 334-858-3765. FHS Bass Tourney April 28 The Florala High School Peer Helpers will be sponsoring the 7th Annual FHS Bass Tournament on April 28, 2012, at Frank Jackson State Park in Opp,. Pick up entry forms at Florala High School or download them from the school's web- site. Contact FHS at 334-858-3765 for more information. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anony- mous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Com- munity Building, located at 1293 5th Street, FIo- rala, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sherry every Tues- day at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Senior Citizen Center 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 goto 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. Chamber Meeting Notice , The Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce will meet Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the La- dies' Clubhouse, 25594 Wildflower Avenue. For additional information contact the chamber at 858-6252, email florala- Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hos- pice is facilitating a Can- cer Support Group in Florala. It is open to all cancer patients, caregiv- ers, family members and friends to help deal with the emotions of cancer. The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the Florala Me- morial Hospital dining room. 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. Free Tutoring At Carver Center Free tutoring for grades K-12 will be available every Thurs- day from 5-6 p.m. at the Carver Community Cen- ter, Martin Luther King Street, Florala. Students who need help in any subject may attend and volunteers are also welcome. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags and used books in good condition. The flags will be ceremonial- ly burned in accordance with full flag disposal eti- quette practices. Used books in good condition are being col- lected for distribution to senior citizens or inva- lids in the Tri-City area. Individuals or business- es may drop off the flags and books 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 Mary Perkins at 850-834-2205. 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 at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala will be allowed to have access to the City's dumpsters at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of household items and yard debris. No hazardous materials or tires will be allowed to be discarded. If further information is required, contact City Hall. 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. Narcotics Anonymous Meeting A Narcotics Anony- mous meeting will be held every Monday night at 7 p.m. in Lockhart, AL at Faith Deliverance Ap- ostolic Church. Every- one is welcome. For more information call 334-208-0034 or 334-208-0502. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community Col- lege offers free GED Classes in Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Greenville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare stu- dents 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. Instructional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education ProgCam. For more information, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Luverne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Adoptive and Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more foster/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions 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 families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesperson. Visit or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Human Re- sources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Worthless Check Unit in Florala The Covington Coun- ty District Attorney'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 District Attorney's Of_ rice. Blood Drive At FHS The Florala High School Beta Club will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, March 28. The annual American Red Cross event will be held in the FHS Gym from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The goal is to raise 60 units of blood. Florala Head Start Taking Applications Florala Head Start is now. accepting 2012-2013 enrollment applications. Recruit- ment will be ongoing from now until April 1, 2012. Please get ap- plications today, space is LIMITED. Head Start does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, sex, age disability, reli- gion or national origin. The program is FREE. For more information call Lynda Christian, Cen- ter Director and Fam- ily Service Specialist at 334-858-3060, or stop by the Head Start Cen- ter at 22850 8th Avenue in Florala. PATTERSON HONORED FOR SERVICE - On Thurs- day, March 22, James "Pat" Patterson was honored for his tireless dedication and loyalty of 50+ years of unselfish ser- vice to Florala EMS. Among those present were Pat's closest friends and co-workers. James York took Pat down memory lane with stories of past experiences he and Pat shared, as well as shared memo- ries from lifelong friend, Jack Rhoades. Bob Littleton expressed his gratitude for Pat's dedication for his service including his high moral character. Florala EMS Captain Lorene Thompson "roasted" Mr. Patterson with light hearted humor of their working experience together. Guests enjoyed refreshments generously provided by close friend, Sara Tucker of Sara's Big R. Patterson was presented with a plaque, in appreciation for his service. EASTERN STAR MEMBER RECOGNIZED - On March 15, 2012, Velma F. Rhodes was honored by Covington Chapter #441 for being a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A dinner for members, family and friends, was held in her honor at the MaStar Building. Rhodes joined the Eastern Star in March of 1962 in Key West, FL. On June 2, 1983, she affiliated with the Florida Chapter and has been an active member since that time. Rhodes has held many offices in the chapter and has been Worthy Matron three times. In October of 1998, she was elected Worthy Grand Matron of the Alabama Grand Chapter, a jb that required her to traveland visit almost every chapter in the State of Alabama. She has worked on numerous committees, served as a Grand Trustee and continues to be an active member of her chapter. Shown are (front, l-r) Velma F. Rhodes and son, Duane Rho- des; (middle row) Martha Wright, niece; Grant Rhodes, has- band; and Sybil Mason, sister-in-law; (back row) Dewayne and Ann Eason, friends. First Baptist Church invites you... , , a ' I QUIT,.. I QUIT... IQUIT!