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A Mother's Day Memory I watched you all grow, as the days flew by. I love you all so, and wish you were nigh. God gave me you four, then life took a turn. Now that you're all grown you've had lessons to learn. Our life used to be chocolate pie and ice cream a clubhouse in the tree and dreams you would scheme. Then came school and band but that soon was all gone. My love for you'will stand, from night to early dawn. Though we're far apart, these memories won't die. Hugs and kisses for you on wind will always fly! Mary Ann Whiddon Florala Senior Center News Fourteen early risers met at the Florala Senior Center to travel on the center bus to attend the 2012 Older American Day sponsored by the City of Dothan, AL on May 3. A festive fun-filled day was enjoyed by all! No one won a big prize, Maybe next year will be our time! The lunch menu served was hot dogs, beans, slaw, sodas, juice or water. The highlight stop of the day was the donut shop! Thanks to Mary Diggs ex- pert driving record and Sue Brooks' people . skills, all re- turned home safely around 4 p.m. Plans to attend 2012 are on schedule for upcoming events! Recipe Of The Week SOUTHERN STYLE BAKED BEANS 6-8 slices of bacon, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 3 large (1 pound 12 ounce) cans of Bush's original baked beans 1/2 cup of chili sauce 2 teaspoons yellow mustard 3 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar Pinch of kosher salt 5 turns of the pepper grinder Couple dashes of hot sauce Pinch of Slap Ya Mama, or your favorite Cajun/Creole seasoning, optional Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon in a large skil- let over medium heat until bacon is softened and bacon fat is rendered. Add the onion and bell pepper to the bacon, cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is browned. Stir in all of the remaining in- gredients and bring to a boil. Pour into an ungreased 9 x 13 oblong baking dish and bake uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Note: Can useHeinz Chili Sauce which is a tomato based product, containing tomato puree, onion, garlic and other seasonings. Can substitute an equal amount of your favorite canned beans, or plain pork and beans, if desired. Can also top beans with several extra slices of bacon before baking. FH&R FEBR UAR Y EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Florala Health and Rehab would like to congratulate Da- vid Holland for being chosen as Employee of the Month for February 2012. David has been a valued employee since the building opened in 2003. He is the Maintenance Supervisor and works diligently to ensure that FH&R's residents re- side in a safe environment. His dedication keeps'their home, yards and equipment well maintained. Florala Health and Rehab thanks David for his hard work and dedication. FH&R FEBR UAR Y APRIL RESIDENT OF THE MONTH Florala Health and Rehab would like to announce Ms. Lillian :Bill" Evans as Resident of the Month for the month of April. Ms. Evans was born in Ozark, AL and is the third of five children. She attended school in Blakely, GA, but graduat- ed fro Florala High School. Ms. Evans' father worked with Central Georgia Railways, which caused the family to move often. After graduation, Ms. Evans met and married Mr. Tru- man Evans in 193 She is the proud mother of 2 boys and 3 girls. Ms. Evans was a homemaker, so she spent all of her time doing what she loves - cooking, crocheting, plat- ing dominoes and spending time with her family. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Florala. Today, Ms. Evans enjoys playing bingo, reading, looking through pic- ture books, conversing with staff and peers, telling stories of yesteryears, but her favorite continues to be spending time with her family. Ms. Evans is a blessing to the Florala Health and Rehab family. MOTORCYCLE SAFETY A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY MOTORCYCI: CHECKLIST Ge properly trained & licensed Wear protective@ear Ride unirnpared " Approach intemecticms with caution Ride within your skill limits Stay out of blinds'pots Obey all traffi, laws Drive defensively J MOTORIST CHECKLIST .g Watch f0r motorgyc!es Follow aa Safe distance j Pay attention, especially at intersections Dnve unimpaired Obey al:l traffic laws J Avoid distractions A SaV W m em Alabama nt of Transportan L[500 Register NOW THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 PAGE 3 LBW offering free weather radio programming Just in time for hurri- cane season, LBW Commu- nity College in Andalusia is hosting a free weather radio programming event on May 17, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. "We consider this an im- portant and potentially life- saving community service," said Rende LeMaire, LBW- CC public information offi- cer and marketing director. Meteorologists from Montgomery's WSFA-TV will program weather ra- dios at LBWCC's Andalusia campus for residents in and around Covington County, she said. "As the hurricane season approaches, we urge every- one to bring their weather radios to the Jeff Bishop Student Center to make sure they are programmed to receive important weath- er bulletins." According to the National Weather Center, hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. "Although predictions are for a less-active hurricane season this year, we must remember that our area is prone to severe weather throughout the summer and fall months. This event provides residents an op- portunity to make sure they receive alerts in time to take cover before a storm system reaches them." Weather radios will be available onsite for pur- chase if one is not currently owned, she said. LBWCC is located at 1000 Dannel- ley Blvd., in Andalusia. For more information, call (334) 881-2320. Kiwanis to hold fundraiser Maternal Neonatal Teta- nus (MNT) is threatening the lives of babies born in the world. Every nine minutes, a newborn baby dies, and a mother can only watch. Death by tetanus is EASILY preventable with only $1.80 worth of shots to the expect- ant mother. Kiwanis Inter- national and UNICEF have combined efforts to ensure that babies receive a fight- ing chance to live, instead of writhing in excruciating pain within three days of their birth. Tetanus spores' enter and are contracted from the use of unsterile instruments to cut the um- bilical cord after birth. If the mother has been inoculated, the immunity will pass to all of her newborn babies, sparing them the agony of possibly dying from this dreadful and treatable dis- ease. Those facing this dis- ease experience increasingly violent and painful muscle spasms, some capable of rip- ping muscles and fracturing the spine. The babies are unable to be touched, so the precious mother can only stand by and watch. Today, MNT is on the brink of elimination, but there are third world coun- tries that need assistance NOW to provide the medicine needed to stop the deaths and suffering. Kiwanis and UNICEF are making great strides to gather support and offer education and im- proved birthing practices to create a program that is proven effective. There will be a fund- raising effort in Florala on June 1 to raise money to send to Kiwanis Interna- tional to help ELIMINATE tetanus. Anyone wishing to help with the event, be invited to the fundraising event, or contribute to this tax-deductable project, con- tact Ann Shields, The Lake House, 334-858-2070 or any Tri-Cities Kiwanis member. Any help would be greatly appreciated. i!iiii Brought to you, in part. by ALabama Power.