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IF THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 PAGE 3 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 informa- tion. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at FIo- rala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sher- ry every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! 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, dis- ability, religion, or na- tional origin. The pro- gram 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, FIo- rala. (Must have an Alabama address). Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal eti- quette practices. Indi- viduals or businesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Pax- ton Ruritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at 850-834-2205. Toll-Free County # 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 num- ber for the County Engineer'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 city's dumpsters lo- cated at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of house- hold items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident is free, each additional truck load is $40.00 per truck. Vegetation and limb debris must be stacked separately from household items. Residents who hire a contractor to clean up 'bt(Jsh and trees need to make sure that contractor knows that it is their responsibil- ity to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged be- fore pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be dis- hosed of as set by AI- abama and EPA laws. If further information is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. LARGE AUCTION SATURDAY April 18t" 9:00 A.M. 14433 Highway 69 S0uth-Tuscal00sa Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday ofevery month at 10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hospice, 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalusia, AL. Any veteran, active military, family mem- ber or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call 334-427-4000. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District At- torney'sWorthless Check Unit is in FIo- rala 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 ,Office. Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th Avenue in Florala is a sponsor of the Gos- pel 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 Ministries. 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- for information. Family History Activity In Paxton A Family His- tory Activity will be held Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at 20 Vann Circle. Free instruc- tion in family search, computers and light refreshments will be provided. Call 850-357-3541 for ad- ditional information. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine man- agement, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for seniors' conve- nience, whether to go to the doctor, shop- ping downtown, drug- store, 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 center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for informa- tion. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- dalusia, Opp, FIo- rala, Luverne, and Greenville. 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 eli- gible for these FREE classes. Instruc- tional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on- one tutoring, group instruction, and com- puter-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter future with LBW- CC's Adult Educa- tion Program. For more information, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (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 Ala- bama Land and Home Realty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For information about becoming a member call Deborah Stokes 858-5603. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embark- ing on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care systeml According to na- tional 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 some- thing positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in fostercare. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokes- person. Visit www. or call 1-866-4ALKids (1- '66-425-5437) 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 nutritious snack and play time are also of- fered. Children attend Spanish, Piano, Com- puter 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 Chap- ter of Alcohlica Anon- ymous will hold week- ly meetings at the old FIorala City Middle School Cafeteria on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Call 858-2209 for additional informa- tion. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Ladies' Clubhouse, Wildflower Avenue. Send your COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: floralanews@ or fax: 858-3786 Boats, Motor Homes. ATVs. Cars, Trucks, SUV's Golf Carts. Tractors, Equipment & Surplus items from Tuscaloosa City & County For more photos and details visit our website? SOUTHEAST AUCTION COMPANY www.SEAUCTION,c0m . AL# 528 205-758-3068 and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, required hospitalization or a loved one died while taking Xarelto between 2011 and the present time, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1,800,535,5727 23355 Fifth Avenue Florala I I II "1 I t !