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"It THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 PAGE 3 I FHS Senior Programs Announced Seniors at Florala High School will hold Baccalaureate Ser- vices, 2 p.m. on Sun- day, May 21 at Florala High School. Graduation ex- ercises will be held Thursday, May 25, 6 p.m. at Florala High School Lawrence Family Reunion The descendants of Robert Stephen and Mariah Redman Lawrence will hold a reunion on Saturday, June 3 from 10:30 a.m. until at Chapel Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3863 AL Hwy 54, Florala. Bring a covered dish to share at noon, pa- per products and rolls will be provided. Anyone with photos to share are asked to bring them. Questions call Mary Aplin 334-355-0835. Carver Center Activity Day Get your teams to- gether to play some kickball, softball, vol- leyball, and basket- ball Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Award for the winning teams After School Program Monday-Friday from 2:45-5:30 p.m. This program is designed to help stu, dents who are strug- gling in academic work and need some one-on-one time. A nutritious snack and play time are also offered. Children at- tend Spanish, Piano, Computer and Art classes. The students attend .field trips throughout the school year and work in a greenhouse learning gardening techniques. The extended day program is $10 per week full time (3 days or more) and $3.00 per day for part-time (2 days or less). Call 334-858-3294 for ad: ditional information. Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings The Florala Chap- ter of Alcohlics Anon- ymous will hold week- ly meetings at the old Florala City Middle School Cafeteria on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. Call 858-2209 for additional infor- mation., Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club , ...... Cawer Community Of the Tri Cities, Flora- Center will be selling hot dogs, hamburg- ers, chips, candy, so- das, juice, and bottled water This event will take place at the Carver Community Center in Florala at 2455 Martin Luther King Street. Contact Fontella Thompson at 334- 488-6712 for more information This is a fundrais- ing event sponsored by the Carver Com- munity Center of FIo- rala. la meets at Alabama Land and Home Re- alty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p,m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For informa- tion about becoming a member call Glen Powell, 858-3800. Support Group Offered Addicted to Drugs/ Alcohol? Need/Want Help? Come to the new Support Group on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Paxton Baptist Church, 21757 US 331 North, facilitated by Mike and Heather Senn. Call (850) 834- 2718 or (850) 419- 0879 for additional information. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at FIoL rala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Lori every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! WSH After students for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not enrolled in public school, you are eli- gible for these FREE classes. Instruc- tional methods ai'e based on individual student's needs and may include one-on- one tutoring, group instruction, and com- puter-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Pro- gram. For more in- formation, contact 334-493-5344. Toll-Free County # Covington County residents who wish to submit a work or- der to the county now have a toll-free num- ber in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone num- ber for the County Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hospice, 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalusia, AL. Any veteran, active mili- tary, family member or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call 334- 427-4000. Senior Citizen Center Activities LBW Offers Free GED Classes The free GED Residents age 60 or older, the Florala Senior Center is wait- ing for you! Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trans- portation is available locally for shopping, appointments and to and from the cen- classes in Florala ter during operating wilPmeet at the for- hours. Must call at mer Florala Middle School, adjacent to the Head Start class- room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- dalusia, Opp, FIo- rala, Luverne, and Greenville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare least 24 hours in ad- vance. Join in for a nutri- tious hot lunch, activi- ties, and enrichment. Also a valuable re- source for networking with different agen- cies. Daily events in- clude nutritious, hot lunch, crafting/quilt- ing, dominoes, cards, ASBESTOS LITIGATION i If you began working in a TEXTILE MILL COTTON MILL TIRE PLANT PAPER MILL I STEEL MILL or any other industrial setting before 1980: You may have a claim against the asbestos manufacturers. Call now for your free evaluation. 1-888-432-6020 School Program : .... I : : : W.S. Harlan El- I ementary will hold an L. _ _ _ I I I I I J etc., socialization, and resources. Monthly events include bingo, movies, and birthday celebrations. Special events include day trips, guest speakers, enrichment activites, potluck days, and din- ner events. For more infor- mation, call 334- 858-3310 or stop by and visit at 1338 4th Street, Florala. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District At- torney'sWorthless Check Unit is in FIo- rala, every second Thursdayofthe month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help local businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Attorney's Office. Debris Pickup Policy The City of FIorala's regular Council Meet- ings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala are al- lowed access to the city's dumpsters lo- cated at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of house- hold items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident is free, each additional truck load is $100.00 per truck. Vegetation and limb debris must be stacked separately from household items. Residents who hire a contractor to clean up brush and trees need to make sure that contractor knows that it is their responsibil- ity to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged be- fore pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be dis- posed of as set by Al- abama and EPA laws. If further information is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of February, October, November, and December at 5:30 p.m. in the Com- DHR is ing on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care system. According to na- tional estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 million confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do some- thing positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in fostercare. We need- families to open their hearts and open their homes for these chil- dren in need," said a spokesperson. Visit www.dhr.alabama. gov or call 1-866- 4ALKids (1-866-425- 5437) or Covington County Department of Human Resourc- es (334-427-7900) embark- munity Room of the Florala Public Library, 1214 Fourth Street. Contact the Cham- ber Office at 1135 Fourth Street or call 334-858-6252 or e- mail floralatricity@ regard- ing information on becoming a member. Guests are welcomed at the meetings. Head Start Enrollment Florala Head Start is now accepting 2017-18 enrollment applications. Get an application in soon. We accept applica- tions throughout the year. Transportation not provided. Documents needed for enrollment: proof of birth date, proof of , income, immuniza- tion record. No fee requirements. Call 334-858-3060, or come by the Head Start Center; 22850 8th Ave. Send COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: e-mail:floralanews@ Wednesday, May 3 - Apple juice, ham & potato casserole, rutabagas, mustard greens, cornbread, margarine, oatmeal cookies, milk. Thursday, May 4 - Smothered chicken breast, buttered rice, broccoli w/cheese, fresh fruit, wheat breadstick, margarine, orange gelatin, milk. Friday, May 5 - Blended juice, smoked sau- sage/bun, mixed beans, coleslaw, diced'onions, mustard, ketchup, butterscotch pudding, milk. Monday, May 8 - Orange juice, sausage pat- ty, cheese grits, hot sliced apples, biscuit, mar- garine, jelly, whole grain bran flakes, milk. Tuesday, May 9 - Blended juice, BBQ chick- en]bun, butter beans, okra and tomatoes, marble cake, milk. *Complimentary meal for seniors age 60 and over. Lurleen B. Wallace Commumty College CLASSES BEGIN MAY 31, 2017 LURLEEN B. WALLACE COM IUNITY COLLEGE www.lbwcc.cdu J 334.222.6591 It is the porb-,y of I_udeen B. Wallace Community College that no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of any impermissible orlterion or characteristic including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion,maritai status, disability, sex, age or any other protected class as deft ned by federal and state law. ............. ~ ," % ...... , ..... ~ .......... i: ......... ,,' ~ " 'i""