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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010 • PAGE 5 Annual Alligator Trot Info The 15th Annual Alliga- tor Trot 5K Road Race & Walk is the only 5,000 me- ter run in two states. It will be held in conjunction with the 140th Masonic Cele- bration Saturday, June 19, 8 a.m. at beautiful Lake Jackson The first 100 entries are guaranteed a famous t- shirt. There will be no race day registration. There will be a computerized finish line this year and regis- tration info needs to be entered before race day. Walkers are welcome. Applications are avail- able at www.alligator- trot.com or call Karen at 850-951-5385 or Email at alligatortrot@yahoo.com. Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Sup- port Group in Florala. It is open to all cancer patients, caregivers, family mem- bers and friends to help deal with the emotions of cancer. The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the Florala Memorial Hospital dining room. FCMS Seeking Items For Closing Celebration Florala City Middle School Retirement Cel- ebration is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 from 1:30-3 p.m.The school will be open for a last walk through of memories as well as a program per- formed by FCMS students in the auditorium. Anyone who has past history information, pic- tures, or memorabilia for this event is asked to contact FCMS office at 334-858-3642. (Cop- ies of all pictures will be made and the originals re- turned). Annual Bass Tournament Information The Florala Masonic Celebration Committee will sponsor its annual bass tournament on June 12 at Lake Jackson City Park (airplane landing). Check in time starts at 5 a.m. Fishing time will be from 6 a.m. until 12 noon. Due to the size of the lake, there will be a 20-boat limit. Entry fee will be $40.00 per boat, which does not include Big Bass Pot. Big Bass will be $5.00 per boat. Last year's boaters have priority to register from April 1-May 1. After May 1, registration will be open to anyone. Entry forms are available at The Florala News. Prizes are trophy and $200 for 1st place; trophy and $120 for 2nd place; trophy and $80 for 3rd place; $60 for 4th place; $40 for 5th place. Big Bass Pot will pay back 100%. FCMS Extended Day Program Offered Florala City Middle School is offering a 21st Century Extended Day Program offered from 3:00-5:30 p.m. for elemen- tary and middle school stu- dents. Snacks are provided dai- ly and elementary students at W.S. Harlan are bused to FCMS after school. En- richment classes and field trips are included in the weekly charge of $10.00. The goal of the program is to encourage learning and success. Anyone in- terested may contact Diann McCurley at 334-858-4100 for more information. Florala City Hall News The City of Florala's reg- ular council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. The City of FIorala's schedule for picking up residential debris will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday - yard trash and debris Wednesday House- hold items, such as dis- carded furniture and card- board boxes. Metal items must be in a seperate pile. Tri-Cities Chamber Meeting The Tri-Cites Cham- ber of Commerce meets the first Monday of every month at the Ladies Club- house on Wildflower Av- enue. day, taking the stage at 2 enjoy dinner at Country available for seniors' con- For additional informa- p.m. with other confirmed Folkson Friday, June25at venience, whether to go tion contact the chamber acts including National 7 p.m. The class will have to the doctor, shopping at 858-6252, email trici- Recording Artist Glorious a spot on beautiful Lake downtown, drugstore, or ties@gtcom.net. Disaster, Williams', and Jackson, Saturday, June transportation to center many local artists. 26. and back home. There is PHS Alumni Meets Food will be available for All class members, an age requirement, par- purchase fromhamburgers family, and friends are ticipants must be sixty The Paxton High School and hot dogs- plus interna- invited to stop by, visit years of age to attend, and Alumni Association meets tionally famous chefs from and re-connect. For fill out an application. The the second Monday of the "the Bubbas" in Lafayette, more information contact center is located at 1338 month in Mrs. Anderson's LAwill be on hand prepar- Debra (Mitchell) Bennett at 4th Street. fourth grade classroom, ing Boiled Crawfish, Cajun 858-7114 or Mary (Law- Call 858-3310 for infor- room 802, at 6 p.m. For style gumbo, and jamba- rence) Hall at 858-6982. mation. information on the alumni laya. association, visit the web- For further information Adoptive/Foster Youth Car Wash site at paxtonalumniasso- or to volunteer, contact Parents Needed The CHBC Youth will be ciation.com or call Phil An- Angelia McCoy or Newton Peters at contact@pro- DHR is embarking on a holding a carwash on Sat- derson at850-419-1951, gram23.com, campaign to recruit more urday, May 1, 2010, from foster/adoptive families. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. DHR finalized more than The carwash will be at the 600 adoptions for children former Kendrick's Florist in their foster care system, location (beside the Big According to national es- R). For more info call the timates, if nothing changes church at 858-6074. Area Angel Food Ministries Program Available 6th Avenue Missionary Baptist Church is the An- gel Food Ministries host site for residents of Florala and surrounding counties. A new menu is released monthly, regular unit of food is $30 with an esti- mated value of $50-$70. Meat only specials are also available with restric- tions. This is available to anyone regardless of in- come, cash, money orders or EBT food stamps are accepted. Food must be pre-or- dered and can be viewed at angelfoodministries.com. Orders can be dropped off at Dixie Signs or 6th Ave- nue Cleaners. For more in- formation call Miss Pinkie Williams at 334-858-7738. Drug & Alcohol Meetings At PBC Paxton Baptist Church is starting a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Support Group on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. It wilt be Bible based and for addicts and their families. For more info call the church at 834-2718. by the year 2020, nearly 14 million confirmed cas- es of child abuse and ne- glect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most be- fore their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do something positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in fos- ter care. We need fami- lies to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesperson. Visit www.dhr.alabama. gov or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Cov- ington County Depart- ment of Human Resources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. "Celebrating Life" A Benefit Concert A benefit concert is planned for Saturday, May 8 in support of local youth who are battling health is- sues. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. with the first act per- forming at 11 a.m. and the last group scheduled at 9 p.m. There is a $5 entry and 100% of proceeds will go to benefit local youth. Country artist Shane Owens will headline the Storytime At Florala Library Storytime at Florala Public Library invites chil- dren ages 2-4 to join Miss Laura every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Com- pany Community Building, located at 1293 5th Street, Florala Dwight Ward of An- dalusia is he spokesper- son at the meetings which are held at 7 p.m. on Tues- days. FH&R Health Fair Florala Health & Reha- bilition will hold a health fair May 1 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be enter- tainment and exhibits all day. For more informa- tion call Lisa Franklin- Jackson or Sara Cools- by at 850-546-0953 or 858-8585. CCHS Class Of 1949 Reunion Set The CCHS Class of 1949 will hold their 61st re- union on May 14-16. Participants will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Country Folks on the 14th, for an "Open House - Richard Vaughn" at 1 p.m. on the 15th and at First Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on the 16th. For more information contact Jack Goolsby at 858-6483 or Christine Giv- ens at 858-6681. Football Meeting The Tri-City Wildcats will hold a meeting Mon- day, May 3, 6 p.m. at the Kiwanis Park. The meeting is to elect officers. Parent participation is needed for the league to Toll-Free Number continue. To County Announced MASTAR Covington County' resi' DumplingSupper dents who wish to submit MASTAR will have a Community Choir a work order to the county dumpling supper on Sat- Practice now have a toll-free num- urday, May 1, beginning at Practice for the National ber in order to do so. 5 p.m. Price will be $5.00, Day of Prayer Community The new in-bound toll all you can eat. There will Choir will be Sunday, May free phone number for the also be carry-out plates. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at First Bap- County Engineer's office is tist Church Florala. (877) 895-2620. Kiwanis Club All who enjoy singing Seeking Members are invited to attend. Senior Citizen The new Kiwanis Club Center Activities of the Tri Cities, Florala FHS Class of 1975 Area senior citizens needs you as a member. Reunion Set are invited to the Senior Meetings are at FIorala Citizens Center for meals, City Middle School every The Florala High School dominoes, bingo, medicine Thursday at 6 p.m. Class of 1975 will celebrate management, programs of Visitors are welcome. their 35 year reunion on interest and much more. For additional information June 25-26. Classmates Doors are open from 8 call Blair Henson by Email and family members will a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are fioralahospital@aol.comor call (334) 858-3287. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GTC, INC. D/B/A FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE SERVICE GTC, Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications Telephone Company provides a wide variety of products and services including the following basic service offerings in the Florala (858) and Wing (572) exchanges: Monthly One-Time Rates Charges Single Party Residential Service $16.97 $18.30 $32.60 $17.25 Single Party Business Service $33.94 $36.60 $65.20 $19.75 Single Party Universal LifeLine Service (ULTS)* $9.97 $11.30 $25.60 $8.62 In addition to the above monthly rates, a $6.50 Federal Subscriber Line Charge applies to busi- ness and residential single party lines and $9.20 for a business with more than one line. This $6.50 charge is paid entirely by the federal lifeline program for qualifying customers. The above rates include the following: • Local calling and the ability to receive unlimited incoming calls; • Touch tone capability; • Access to operator services, directory assistance, and long distance service providers; • Voice grade access to the public switched network; • Free access to emergency 9-1-1- and 800 or 800-like toll free services; • One free directory listing; • One free white page telephone directory; • Free toll blocking for qualifying low-income customers; • Free access to the telephone relay service; and • Free access to the business office. *This is a state and federally funded program, which provides discounted service to low-income residential customers who meet the eligibility rules that have been established. Includes discounted basic service rates, discounted one-time installation charges or change charges, and free toll blocking. All this is made available to those who qualify for Universal LifeLine Telephone Service. For additional details on any of the services, please contact our business office at 1.800.400.5568. communications IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GTC, INC. D/BIA FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE SERVICE GTC, Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications Telephone Company provides a wide variety of products and services including the following basic service offerings in the Laurel Hill (652) and Paxton (834) exchanges: Monthly One-Time Rates Charges Single Party Residential Service $8.38 $17.25 Single Party Business Service $17.38 $19.75 Single Party Universal LifeLine Service (ULTS)* $1.38 $8.62 In addition to the above monthly rates, a $6.50 Federal Subscriber Line Charge applies to busi- ness and residential single party lines and $9.20 for a business with more than one line. This $6.50 charge is paid entirely by the federal lifeline program for qualifying customers. The above rates include the following: • Local calling and the ability to receive unlimited incoming calls; • Touch tone capability; • Access to operator services, directory assistance, and long distance service providers; • Voice grade access to the public switched network; • Free access to emergency 9-1-1- and 800 or 800-like toll free services; • One free directory listing; • One free white page telephone directory; • Free toll blocking for qualifying low-income customers; • Free access to the telephone relay service; and • Free access to the business office. • This is a state and federally funded program, which provides discounted service to low-income residential customers who meet the eligibility rules that have been established. Includes discounted basic service rates, discounted one-time installation charges or change charges, and free toll blocking. All this is made available to those who qualify for Universal LifeLine Telephone Service. For additional details on any of the services, please contact our business office at 1.800.400.5568. r'al00nlt " communications