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Adam Crabb Crossover Ministries will hold its 11th Annual Appreciation Banquet on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Opp First Baptist Church Fellow- ship Center. The banquet will feature special music' and a message from Christian artist Adam Crabb, who is the newest member of the Gaither Vocal Band. Adam and his siblings, known as the Crabb Family have recorded twenty #1 songs in Gospel music the past ten years - such as "Through The Fire" and "Please Forgive Me." "I have a longing to share and sing these great songs that I grew up singing. I want to share this music with the next generation," Adam says. There will also be an update on Crossover Ministry. Seating is limited. Tickets will be $20 per per- son. For ticket information, call Crossover Minis- tries at 493-1030. Individuals and businesses who would like to be a banquet sponsor can contact the Crossover Min- istry or a board member. Sponsor names will be listed in the banquet program. The mission of Crossover Ministry is to provide a Christian recovery solution for substance abuse and addiction through the use of education, work, counseling, partnering with churches and the knowledge of Jesus Christ; that will help people rebuild their lives and their communities. Crossover Ministry opened its doors in January 2005. It is located on Highway 52 East, in Opp. J wonderful. Different birds each singing their own song, but it all blending into the sweetest melody. I saw two cranes today, one lifting off as I walked by and the other, calm and composed, surveying the expanse across the water. The sounds of cars simply slipped ,away as I actually looked and lis- tened to the serene beauty we are privileged to live near. I met a few people, other walkers and some walking their dogs. It was a camaraderie of sorts, a smile, a nod and then each continuing on, friendly people in a friendly place. I go as far as the camp area and about face, walking back over the beautifully weathered bridge, my footfalls muffled by the pollen and a few leaves, Cypress trees, tall and majestic, overhead,draped in a lacy-mantle of Spanish moss, the new leaves gleaming in the sunlight. Small orange trumpet flov ers drifted onto the bridge, but for the life of me, I couldn't find where they were coming from. I would love to know what they are and have some planted in my back garden. It was the warmer by the time I came back around but I always save the best for last. I crossed past where I park by the airplane and go the the wetlands, circling through the walkways there. Some days, it is hot and steamy but today it was so perfect, the silky breeze still gently com- ing through the trees and marsh plants, different scents of fresh, green things welcoming the spring and renewal. I walked out onto the small gazebo, the one right out over the water. There was only one boat on the lake, so the water was still and glittered like diamonds as the sun started peeking out from the clouds. The only moment to dim the day was seeing beer cans in the shallow water.It is a sad, sorry state of affairs, when some uncivi- lized cretins would throw trash in the water at the Wetlands area. This area was built to show how delicate the balance is within nature. Yet, there are those so selfish, so self-centered, that spoil- ing this magical place means nothing to them. My advice to them, stay at home, foul your own nest, leave the beauty pristine for the rest of us to enjoy. My mood was rather spoiled until I walked back toward my car and then, just at the right moment, as if on cue,the birds began to sing, the sun came out and the Lake sparkled. This area is a gift and like all good gifts should be treasured and taken care of. Study Club The Florala Study Club met Wednesday, April 8, at the commu- nity room in the Florala Public Library. Nine members and one guest were present to enjoy delicious refreshments provided by hostess Betty Hargrove. President Diane Stevenson called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Minutes from the" last meeting were read and the treasurer report was given. Names for prospective club mere- bership were voted on. The May meeting was cancelled. Pat Strickland pre- sented her program on "How to be a bet- ter Southerner". She shared with the mere- bers some of the various aspects of our Southern heritage. Southerners are taught to be re- spectful toward others, to have good manners, to be strong, to be pa- triotic, to be soft-spoken and yes, to be proud of our southern accent. The next meeting will be held in October. Lunch Menu Wednesday, April 15 - Apple juice, hot dog/ bun, baked beans, mac- aroni salad, carrots, diced onions, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, hot apple cobbler, milk. Thursday, April 16 Blended juice, ham and white beans, okra and tomatoes, collard greens, cornbread, mar- garine, sugar cookies, milk. Friday, April 17 BBQ chicken/bun, pur- ple hull peas, creole cab- bage, peaches, pears, nutty buddy, milk. Monday, April 20 - Grape juice, meatloaf/ brown gravy, Delmon- ico potatoes, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, margarine, oat- meal creme pie, milk. Tuesday, April 21 - Chicken cacciatore, but- tered rice, mixed greens, fresh fruit, cornbread, margarine, chocolate pudding, milk. * Complimentary meals for seniors age 60 and over. ThisWeek's CROCK POT LONDON BROIL 1 london broil 1 pkg. ranch salad dressing mix 1 pkg. Italian salad dressing mix 1 pkg. brown gravy mix 1-1/2 cups water Mix all the dry ingredi- ents with the 1-1/2 cups water. Place roast in crock-pot. Pour the mix- ture over roast and cook on low overnight. /s/Marsha Phillips Lockhart, AL I Tuesday April 21, 10 AM 3987 Moreland Ave, Conley, GA - Complete Liquidation Auction for Pro Maintenance Services - NEW and Used tools, welders, shop equipment, trucks, trailers and forklifts. ! Ao 678-673-9194 Lic #2627 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 PAGE 5 LEGAL NOTICE Economic and Property Damages Settlement The Deadline to file a Claim is June 8, 2015 June 8, 2015 has been established as the deadline to submit a claim in the Economic and Property Damages ("E&PD") Settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company ("BP") related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. So if you are eligible to file a claim, you must act soon. The E&PD Settlement Class includes people, businesses, other entities, and properties in the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain counties in Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. The website has detailed descriptions and maps of :the included geographic locations to help you determine whether you are a part of the E&PD Settlement Class. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail questions@ to find out if a geographic location is included. THE The settlement provides payments if you had economic loss or property damage because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. By submitting a claim, you carl're uest a payment in one or more of the following seven categories: Economic Damage Loss of Subsistence Vessel Physical Damage Real Property Sales Damage Vessels of Opportunity Charter Payment Coastal Real Property Damage Wetlands Real Property Damage Economic Damage payments are available for Individuals and Entities that lost profits or earnings as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Incident. Coastal Real Property payments are available for property that was physically damaged in connection with the Deepwater Horizon Incident. Detailed descriptions of all seven categories are available at the website. There is no limit on the total dollar amount of the E&PD Settlement. All qualified and timely claims will be paid in full once they are approved. The Settlement also allowed for Seafood Compensation claims, but the deadline for those claims has passed. I REQUEST A PAYMENT. You must submit a Claim Form to request a payment. You can get a copy of the various Claim Forms by visiting the website or by calling 1'866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted online or by mail. If you have questions about how to file your claim, you should call the toll- free number for assistance. The claims process can be complex, so if you are eligible to file a claim, you should act now soyou may complete your claim before the June 8, 2015 deadline.