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Nearly 18,500 Alabamians reserve appliance rebates In less than three days, Alabamians have reserved near- ly 18,500 rebates from the Alabama Energy Efficient Appli- ance Rebate Program, claiming half of the $4.1 million in rebate funds. As of noon last Wednesday, state residents had reserved 18,496 rebates, reports the Alabama Department of Eco- nomic and Community Affairs. That represents 50 percent of the rebate program's funds with a little more than $2 million still available for rebates. Rebates for purchases of Energy Star-labeled refrigera- tors are the most popular with 7,010 rebate reservations. Clothes washers are next with 5,302 rebate reservations followed by 4,460 rebate reservations for dishwashers, 994 for freezers and 730 for room air conditioners. "Alabam- ians know a good deal when they see one, and thousands are taking advantage of the opportunity to save money, re- place energy-hogging appliances and boost our economy," ADECA Director Doni Ingram said. The funds are going fast, but there is still time to reserve a rebate by visiting www.alrebates.com or calling toll-free (877) 856-6645. Alabamians replacing old models with new Energy Star-labeled models are eligible for rebates of $25 for room air conditioners, $50 for freezers, $75 for dish- washers, $100 for clothes washers and $150 for standard- size refrigerators. Appliance retailers in Alabama are reporting an increase in sales this week as a result of the rebate program with more customers expected this weekend, according to the Alabama Retail Association. Consumers who reserve their rebates will have 15 days to purchase a qualified appliance from a retailer in Alabama and mail the rebate application form and purchase valida- tion. Rebates apply only to appliances purchased from a re- tail store on or after April 19. The program is open to Alabamians age 18 and older and will be limited to one rebate per appliance type and no more than two rebates per household. Funding for the rebate program was made available to the state as part of the American Reinvestment and Recov- ery Act. Real-time updates are available at www.alrebates. com. Ode to My Wife Joy I love you as hard as I can grunt, just before the vessels burst in my eyes. I love you more than I can stick out my tongue, cause the skin on the bottom gets caught in my ooth and hurts., My feelings for you run deeper than the hole you drove our car into on that wide rode, a cloudless day last May. My feelings for you are stronger than the smell of diaper urine, three days old, in a hot car, mid-July. My heart is drawn to you like those dogs were drawn to your birthday steak, (God rest their souls), when I turned away from the grill for a split second. My heart over flows with you like the gas tank in my truck when you put twenty-five gallons in a twelve-gallon tank. Though you float the air on gossiper wings, and burn the water in my nine minute eggs, I know you tried. What I'm trying to say is; I love you. This Week's Recipe QUICK MONKEY BREAD 1/2 c. chopped pecans 1/2 c. sugar 1 t. cinnamon 3 cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 c. margarine, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly in the bottom of a well greased 10 inch bundt pan and set aside. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut biscuits into quarters. Roll each piece in the sugar mixture and layer in pan. Combine brown sugar and margarine and pour over biscuits. Bake for 30 minutes. Invert onto serving dish. THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010 PAGE 3 CLASSMEMBERS attending were (kneeling, l-r) Myra McAdams Evans, James Cobb, Ann Henley Merrill, Frankie Redmon Walden, Royce Creech, Marvin Robbins; (seated) Jackie Moore Jackson, Marceline Hughes Brooks, Judy Har- rington Sevec, Sara Morgan Miller, Hilda Kimbril Joiner, Sandra Ganey McLeod, Melinda Martin Mansour, Mary Sue Mills Zeron; (third row) Joel Holland, Sidney Price Bailey, Thurman Hamm Vance, Ramona Jones Ennis, Rosemary Greene, Beverly Shepherd Byrd, Diane Radford Burke, Linetta Cox McCune, Sue Stinson Goolsby, Franklin Skinner; (fourth row) Wayne Campbell, Nolan Laird, Tommy Fowler, Jimmy Wells, Jim Yeaman, Kenneth Petrey; (back row) Quit- man Norris, Bobby Brooks, Pat Palmer, Jimmy Hollingsworth, Ladue Prescott, James Barnes, and Larry Presley. CCHS Class of ! 960 holds reunion The Covington County High School Class of 1960 held their 50th class re- union Saturday, April 17, in the Florala Club House with 31 class members pres- ent. Upon arrival they found tables laden with memora- bilia from high school days. Adding to those displays was beautiful organ mu- sic reminding them of days gone by. Sue Stinson Gools- by played with ease as she was familiar with the organ which she had donated to the club house. Everyone registered and received a name tag, provided by Me- linda Martin Mansour, just in case 50 years had brought about changes in appear- ance. There were cards of thanks to former teachers to sign as well as a get well card to Charles Aplin, who had suffered an accident causing his absence. Then as they browsed around visit- ing with class members and spouses, they discovered a table holding fresh fruits, nuts, fudge, cookies, cheese balls and crackers. Those goods were graciously pre- pared and served by Ramo- na Jones Ennis and Frankie Redmon Walden, with help from Myra McAdams Evans. Iced sodas were provided by Wayne Campbell. A nostalgic video presen- tation played for members to view as they chose. Time was given in memory of the five deceased class mem- bers, Larry Willette, Barba- ra Rawls Thames, McArthur Gray, Evelyn Jones Dungan and Richard McCurley. Dr. James Barnes assisted Jim Yeaman in the video setup. Many memories flooded their minds as they viewed teachers and class groups from grades one through twelve. After a brief business meeting conducted by Class President Wayne Campbell, they were honored to have Florala Mayor, Robert Wil- liamson speak briefly con- cerning Florala's future. He stated one major need in Florala is unity of citizens working together toward the same goals and bet- terment of the city. Mayor Williamson was introduced by classmate, Nolan Laird. Precision Image took a class picture which included five of past class members, James Cobb, Beverly Shep- herd Byrd, Sidney Price Bailey, Tommy Fowler and Ken Petrey. Instruction were given from their caterer for the food line. Following a bless- ing given by classmate, Larry Presley, they enjoyed barbecued park with all the trimmings. Time was then given for some heart to heart visita- tion on the patio by many, clean-up time for some, vis- iting with special guests, Joann Geohagan, Murray and Nann Johnson and Da- vid Martin, a friend of sev- eral classmates and brother to classmate, Melinda Mar- tin Mansour. Classmate Hilda Kimbril Joiner and her gracious hus- band, Edward Leon, invited everyone to their beautiful lakeside home. The home was decorated with opulent appointments which com- plemented the open, airy feeling as they looked out over the water. Good com- ments and thanks were also due Hilda's sister, Shelia Anderson, who helped host the party, but more impor- tantly, gave Hilda a kidney a few years back. Thanks for both acts of giving! None of them lacked for food as they found a palatable array of sandwich fixings, cakes, pies, key lime ball, relishes and delectable sweets wor- thy of recipe exchanges. Great food and fellowship was enjoyed by all. The class decided to meet again next year. Special thanks to Wayne Campbell, Jim Yeaman, No- lan Laird and Larry Presley for planning and keeping everyone updated as to hap- penings about classmates through the year. Classmates in attendance were: Sidney Price Bailey, James Ray Barnes, Bob- by Brooks, Diane Radford Burke, Beverly Shepherd Byrd, Wayne Campbell, James Cobb, Royce Creech, Ramona Jones Ennis, Tom- my Fowler, Sue Stinson Goolsby, Rosemary Greene, Joel Holland, Jimmy Hol- lingsworth, Jackie Moore Jackson, Hilda Kimbril Joiner, Nolan Laird, Melin- da Martin Mansour, Linetta Cox McCune, Sandra 13aney McLeod, Ann Henley Mer- rill, Sarah Virginia Morgan Miller, Quitman Norris, Pat Palmer, Kenneth Petrey, Ladue Prescott, Larry Pres- ley, Marvin Robbins, Judy Harrington Sevec, Franklin Skinner, Thurman Hamm Vance, Frankie Redman Walden, Jimmy Wells, Jim Yeaman and Mary Sue Mills Zeron. Florala native honored with Celebration of Life award by FHF Sunday night, April 18, the Florida Hospital Foun- dation presented the Cel- ebration of Life award to Pamela Cook Oldham. This award is given annually to a female who has shown strength, courage and faith to fight cancer. Pare main- tains the vision to live each day to the fullest. The Waldorf-Astoria Ho- tel ballroom was the setting for the prestigious occasion. During the program, a video was viewed of Pam and her husband, Mark's, journey through the diagnosis of Stage 4 metastasic breast cancer with lymph node and liver involvement and the treatments and surgery that followed. Pam partici- pated in a clinical trial of- fered to her by Florida Hos- pital with the experimental drug, Herceptin. The Dis- covery Health Channel re- cently aired her story plus methods of treatment, and proclaimed Herceptin suc- cessful for her. Pam, Mark and children, Morgan Leigh, age 9, and Trey, age 6, live in Orlando, FL. She was born and grew up in Florala and is a gradu- ate of Auburn University. Her parents are John and Jean Cook of Orlando, FL and her brother, Phil, lives in West Palm Beach, FL. Mary Ann W. Go Painlessly- Tom W. ... Oldham Ounce for Ounce - Compare and Save! 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