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THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 PAGE 5 ,L: ii!!iii!i!iiii APPROXIMATELY 200 PEOPLE gathered at Lake Jackson in Florala to celebrate the birthday of Lexi Worrell by re- leasing balloons. Eight-year-old Lexi, a third grade honor student at W.S. Harlan Elementary, was accidentally run over and killed last year by a school bus. FH&R resident of the Florala Health and Rehab would like to announce its Resident of the Month for the month of April, Ms. Mary Brey. Ms. Brey was born in Sebring, FL on March 23, 1928, along with a twin sister. She also shared the home with 9 other siblings. She moved and lived in several different places during her childhood and adult life until deciding to be closer to her children. Ms. Brey married in 1944 where she gave birth to4 children during that union, one of whom is a Mission- ary in Africa. She is the grandmother of 8 and great- grandmother of 7. Ms. Brey loves reading the Bible, family, family outings and watching sports on TV. She is a die hard Alabama fan. Ms. Brey also adores shop- ping. She could stay at Walmart all day. Ms. Brey is most humble and very kind-hearted. She has strong Christian beliefs, and know-how to treat people the way she wants to be treated. These days, Ms. Brey continues to spend time with her family, but can often beeja strolling through the alls of FH&R, wher:.he has been part of their fam- ily for nearly two years. FH&R feels it. is an absolute pleasure and delight to hve suchhumility in their presence. month named !ii!! iil i!!!!ii : HUDDLE HOUSE Huddle House of Florala is honored to be named the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month. Their doors opened on May 9, 2000 (almost 11 years ago) and they have been happily serving the wonderful folks of Florala and the surrounding areas ever since. Lo- cated across the street from beautiful Lake Jackson, guests enjoy a wonderful view while {hey are dining there. Since 1964, Huddle House Restaurants have been serving up great tasting, hearty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The name "Huddle House" came from the fact that is was (and still is) a popular place for family and friends to "huddle up" after high school football games and enjoy good food and good times. That tradition certainly continues here in Florala! With the current economic situation, Huddle House knows that value is more critical than ever and they strive to provide their customers with the "best bang for your buck" every chance they get. The menu items are always reasonably priced, yet they still have some special offers that customers may take advantage of. For example, the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL is offered Monday through Friday from 5-8 a.m. and comes with bacon, eggs, grits and toast for $3.29; and the LUNCH SPECIAL is offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and comes with a choice of meat and two sides, Texas toast and soda or tea for $4.99! These are just a few of their current specials. Over the years, Huddle House has tired their best to support the nearby communities, schools and organiza- tions by participating in fundraisers and activities of all sorts. In return, they have gained the support and patron- age of many, many fantastic customers. Huddle House thanks each and every one of them very much and they look forward to carrying on that relationship for years to come! Huddle House thanks the Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce for this wonderful recognition. SEAT FROM FRONT lake that more people would stop and visit. passed a resolution outlining the city's intention to seek a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to extend the existing recreational trail which is located within the Florala State Park and adjacent to Lakeshore Boulevard from the board- walk to the Florida state line. The resolution stated the estimated cost of the project to be $33,350 and that the city would hold in reserve their 20 percent match ($7,070). This Week's Recipe CRACKER BITS 4 pkgs. Saltine crackers 1.5 c. canola oil' :: " - ........... 1 pkg. Dry Hidden Valley Ranch mix 2 T. crushed red pepper flakes Put oil, dressing mix and pepper flakes in a gallon bag. Mix in crack- ers and toss. Continue to toss bag periodically for several hours. Free online service helps tobacco users quit Alabamians tired of be- ing addicted to tobacco have a new free service to help them quit. The service -- www.ala- -- is a web- based program designed to work with the user to make a personalized plan for quit- ting tobacco. This service includes free laster's level counseling and. four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches if the user is actively engaged in counseling and is medically eligible. The site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tobacco users can log in and begin the counseling process. Anyone can visit the site for information or register to become a mem- ber. Members can chat with other users who are quitting at the same time. While anyone can visit the site, free counseling services and NRT are avail- able to Alabama residents only. is funded through the Ala- bama Department of Public Health (ADPH) with a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The free online service is in addition to the Ala- bama Tobacco Quitline, a phone-based service that provides the same free pro- grams to users who prefer to talk to a counselor to make their quit plan. Call- ers may dial 1-800-QuitNow (1-800-784-8669) and sign up for the phone services. Alabama's Quitline has been in operation since 2005 and More than 7,600 Alabam- ians die each year as a re- sult of their smoking, with another 850 nonsmokers in the state dying as a result of secondhand smoke. is funded by ADPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alabama has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation, said Julie Night- engale, cessation services program manager for the Tobacco Prevention Branch of ADPH. More than one of five Alabamians use tobac- co, she said. "By offeringfree internet and telephone services, no one has to leave home or pay for medication to help them quit," she said. "Callers must be enrolled in coun- seling to get the free NRT," Nightengale said. The NRT is mailed direct- ly to the user if there are no concerns about medications the user is taking. If the user is taking certain medi- cations that could interfere with the NRT, the Quitline will asklhe user's doctor for permission to send the NRT, she said. Live counselors are avail- able at both services from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Sat- urday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Messages can be left after those hours and will be returned the next business day. A Spanish-speaking counselor is available, and other languages are avail- able as needed through the translator program for the phone service. Healthcare providers can use the fax referral form found on the ADPH website and on the alabamaquit- now.corn site to refer their patients. Counselors at the Quitline or alabamaquit- now.corn can directly con- tact the patient to help him or her make a plan to quit tobacco use. If the patient agrees, the healthcare pro- vider can have access to the patient's progress in quit- ting tobacco. Tobacco users are twice as likely to quit is recom- mended by their healthcare provider, said Nightengale. ADPH also provides accred- ited training for healthcare provider staff to ask about tobacco use to all their pa- tients. For more information about or the Quitline, call Night- engale at 334-206-6432. r: