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PAGE 8" THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15,2015 P i The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Amanda Hattaway of Laurel Hill, FL, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Hattaway was initiated at The University of Alabama. Hattaway is among approximately 32,000 stu- dents, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Member- ship is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered it/ Baton Rouge, La Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all- discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the ( . . , commumty of scholars m servme to others. Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated. Some of the orga- nization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellow- ships, undergraduate study abroad grants, mem- ber and chapter awards andgrants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org." Covington County Schools Breakfast/Lunch Menu Wednesday, April 15 - Sausage Biscuit, Straw" berries, Apple Juice, Milk Pepperoni Pizza, Broccoli, Corn on the Cob, Sliced Peaches, Milk Thursday, April 16- Croissant, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice, Sliced Peaches, Milk Baked Chicken, Roll, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Fruit Cocktail, Cookie, Milk Friday, April 17 - Glazed Cinnamon Roll, Cereal ,Fruit Cocktail, Grape Juice, Milk Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Tossed Salad, Orange Halves, Milk Monday, April 20 - Sausage Biscuit, Sliced Peaches, Grape Juice, Milk Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Italian Mixed Veg- etables, Corn, Sliced Peaches, Milk Tuesday, April 21 - Chicken Biscuit, Apple Juice, Orange Halves, Milk Nachos, Tortilla Chips, Romaine Salad, Broc- coli, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Scholarship available from l The Covington County Republican Party is spon- soring scholarships this year for two high school graduating seniors who are interested in politics, economics, history or other related field of study. The $750 non-renewable scholarships are for Cov- ington County seniors who will be enrolled in col- lege this faN. All such students are encouraged to apply by contacting the guidance office at their high school to request an application. Applications are also available by emailing a request to cov.co.GOPscholarship@gm il.com. The deadline for all applications is April 20. Winners will be announced in May. by Nikki Windham Playoffs - the word was on the minds of every Wildcat baseball player Thursday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The seniors, celebrating their last home game, had just seven innings deciding their fate for post season play. Without a win against area foe, the Brantley Bulldogs, the Wildcats would end their season Tuesday after facing Pleas- ant Home. Coming off an 8-3 loss against Brantley just two days prior, the Wildcats were not going to take the game lightly. Brantley took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and stretched it to 3-0 by the end of the 3rd. The bats finally woke up for the Wildcats during the bottom of the 4th, when Seniors Austin West and Levi Thames both crossed the plate following a double by fellow Senior Stephen Ratliff. Brantley retained their 3-2 lead until the top of the 6th when one more run made it a two run defi- cit. However, the Wildcats were not going down without a fight, and Levi Thames was able to pull the Cats within one run when he circled the bases after a throwing error, followed by hits from Se- nior Jordan Hartline and Jayce Caraway. With Brantley's top batting order up, the Wild- cats were able to get 3 quick outs and take their last bat of the game trailing 4-3. With one out on the board, Senior Chandler Holmes reached first on a single to center field. Ju- nior Avery McNeill then stepped up to the plate, knocked one over the left field fence, and earned the game winning homerun and a 5-4 victory! The Wildcats will travel west to Milry Friday to begin round one of playoffs. Come show your sup- port and cheer them on to state! GAME NOTES: Pitcher Levi Thames had three strikeouts in seven innings. Avery McNeill's homerun was his first in a game AUSTIN WEST STEPHEN RATLIFF FROM FRONT ing her senior year. "I can honestl'y say that it is players like Bailea that have in- spired me to pursue coaching. I only hope that Bailea's accom plishments through hard work, dedication, and determination can be an inspiration to young athletes. That as long as they follow their hearts, work hard and be willing to take a lit- tle correction/direction along the way, anything is possible. The sky is the limit and Bailea is a true example. I couldn't be more proud of the athlete and young lady that she has become," stated Assistant Coach Amanda Varnum. J "The past few years has been a wonderful experience for myself in coaching Bailea Rickett in the game of softball. "Several years ago I had the opportunity to coach Bailea as I worked and coached at Florala High School. At the time, I saw a young girl with the love and passion of the game and was willing to learn and work each day at prac- tice and in games. It was unfortunate that I was only there for a year and not able to continue on to be her high school coach. "Through the year I followed Bailea and stayed connected as the relationship grew as she had become another daughter for me and my family. "Last year I started a travel ball organiza- tion called Diamond Elite and it was with- out much thought as I knew who my first re- cruitment for my travel ball team would be. It was then we recon- nected the coach/player relationship and played throughout the summer and fall last year. "It was with great pleasure to be able to be a part of Bailea's success in her love of the game of softball. I know that Bailea will do great and become a big contributor to the Weevil softball team," concluded Coach Roger Hammonds. at7 p.m. The church is located 1.24 miles from Alabama Highway 55 at 7046 Glen Chambers Road. FROM PAGE,6 LIVING WATER CHURCH Living Water Church invites the community to at- tend Sunday School 10:15 a.m Worship 11:15 a.m.; Sunday 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Church is located at 1853 State Highway 85. Pas- tor is Rev. Billy W. Bell. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH New Hope Baptist Church Pastor LaDon Morgan and congregation invites everyone to attend Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at11 a.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. The church is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala approximately 10 miles, turn lefton New Hope Rd. Call 334-493-7489 for information Robbins Memorial Sacred Harp Sing Sunday, March 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. PAXTON BAPTIST CHURCH The membership of Paxton Baptist Church invites everyone to hear the Word and worship God each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for Morning Worship services, 5 p.m. for Evening Wor- ship service, 6 p.m. for Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Youth Praise and Worship and Children Bible Time. Church is located downtown Paxton, pastor is Rev. John Lovelady, III. For additional information, contact 850-834-2718 during normal business hours PINE LEVEL BAPTIST CHURCH Pine Level Baptist Church invites all to join them for their services Sunday School 10 a.m. worship 11 a.m Pastor is Dewey Elmore. Church is located on County Road 89. SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Randy Holtz and the congregation of Smyr- na Baptist Church extend an invitation to worship. Sunday School 9:45 a.m Worship 10:45 a.m.; eve- ning 5 p.m Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Co. Rd. 10 (Florala air- port) approximately 7 miles off Hwy. 331. ST MATTHEWS AME St. Matthews A.M.E. in Lockhart, AL hold Sunday School 10 a.m.; and Morning Worship Services at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday. You are cordially invited to come and worship. SVEAASSEMBLY Svea Assembly of God, Hwy. 85 South, invites ev- eryone to their services. Sunday school 9:45 a.m morning worship 10:45 a.m evening worship 6 p.m Wednesday service 7 p.m. Pastor is Margie- Sexton Chambers. Everyone is welcome. Phone 850-834-2784. The church is located at Hwy. 85 south of Florala/Paxton. WESTSIDE BAPTIST Bro. Phil McMUlian and the congregation at West- side Baptist Church would like to invite all to join them for worship. Sunday services include Sunday School 10 a.m. morning worship 11 a.m. and evening worship at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer service for adults, youth and children begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 21967 Lockhart Blvd, Florala. For further information, call 334-858-3763. 467+ Acres Excellent Sod Farm Black Warrior . Pecan Orchard EasyAccess to 1-20 Divided ~'==~ Forgetails RoweliAuctions,com i 800.323.8388 LAUETIONS A MarkNet Alliance Member, ~ 743.10% 8P E-mail: Send your CHURCH NEWS to The Florala News 1155 Fifth Street Florala, AL 36442 floralanews@fairpoint.net or fax: 858-3786 j