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Fish Fry Fundraiser Saturday Thomas A. McQueen Lodge and Paxton Ru- ritan Club are having a community service fundraiser on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Paxton Ag Center. Fried catfish lunch plates (catfish, hushp- uppies, baked beans and coleslaw) will be sold for $6 (advance) and $7 (at the door). Call Doug White 850-546-0535, Bill McRae 850-834-3031, Melanie Adams 850-865-6595 or Matt Mitchell 850-520-0304 for info. FHS senior programs scheduled The FHS senior class would like to invite their pastors to Baccalau- reate Service at FHS Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Any pastor, who would like to sit on the stage as a special guest, should be in Mr. Powell's office by 1:45. Mrs. Missy Zessin will be the keynote speak- er. Graduation exercises will be held Thursday, May 24,6:30 p.m. at FHS. June 24th Planning Committee Meeting The 24th of June Planning Committee meets every 1 st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the MaStar Building. Anyone interested is invited to attend. FHS Bass Tourney April 28 The Florala High School Peer Helpers will be sponsoring the 7th Annual FHS Bass Tournament on April 28, 2012, at Frank Jackson State Park in Opp. Pick up entry forms at Florala High School or download them from the school's web- site. Contact FHS at 334-858-3765 for more information. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anony- mous (A.A.) meet- ings are held at Ala- bama Power Company Community Building, located at 1293 5th Street, Florala, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sherry every Tues- day at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 PAGE 5 are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine management, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are avail- able for seniors' conve- nience, whether to go to the doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or transportation to center and back home. There is an age require- ment, participants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an application. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for in- formation. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Ladies' Clubhouse, 25594 Wildflower Av- enue. For additional information contact the chamber at 858-6252, email floralatricity@ya- Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hos- pice is facilitating a Cancer Support 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 Me- morial Hospital dining room. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Florala City Middle School cafeteria the first and third Thurs- days at 5:30 p.m. Busi- ness meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about becoming a member call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741. Free Tutoring At Carver Center Free tutoring for grades K-12 will be available every Thurs- day from 5-6 p.m. at the Carver Community Center, Martin Luther King Street, Florala. Students who need help in any subject may attend and volunteers are also welcome. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags and used books in good condition. The flags will be ceremonial- ly burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette practices. Used books in good condition are being col- lected for distribution to senior citizens or inva- lids in the Tri-City area. Individuals or busi- nesses may drop off the flags and books t the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ruritan Club. For more informa- tion call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Mary Perkins at 850-834-2205. Florala City Hall Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regular council meet- ings are the 2rid and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Cham- bers at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala will be al- lowed to have access to the City's dumpsters at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, to discard small amounts of household items and yard debris. No haz- ardous materials or tires will be allowed to be discarded. If further information is required, contact City Hall. Toll-Free County Number Covington 'County residents who.wish to submit a work order to the county now have a toll-free number in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone num- ber for the County En- gineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Narcotics Anonymous Meeting A Narcotics Anony- mous meeting will be held every Monday night at 7 p.m. in Lock- hart, AL at Faith Deliver- ance Apostolic Church. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 334-208-0034 or 334-208-0502. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Greenville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare stu- dents for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based in- structional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Pro- gram. For more infor- mation, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881,2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Lu- verne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Adoptive and Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more foster/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their foster care system. According to. national 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 something positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in foster care. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesperson. Visit or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Human Re- sources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. June 24th Lake Jackson Bass Tournament Seeks Entries The annual Lake Jackson Bass Tourna- ment, held in conjunc- tion with the Masonic Celebration, will be Sat- urday, June 16, 2012 from 6 a.m. until 12 noon. Boat check starts at 5 a.m. Mike Birge, tournament director, will check each boat at the airplane landing be- fore it is launched that morning. Participants in this year's contest are reminded that the lake will be off limits start- ing at noon on Friday, June 15. Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15. Any- one having questions or comments can call Mike at 334-804-3091 or 858-3853. Entry forms can be picked up at The Florala News office. Veteran's Outreach Program A Veteran's Outreach 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 in- vited. For more informa- tion call 334-427-4000. Florala Head Start Taking Applications Florala Head Start is now accepting 2012-2013 enrollment applications. Recruit- ment will be ongoing from now until April 1, 2012. Please get ap- 151ications today, space is LIMITED. Head Start does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, sex, age disability, reli- gion or national origin. The program is FREE. For more information call Lynda Christian, Center Director and Family Service Special- ist at 334-858-3060, or stop by the Head Start Center at 22850 8th Av- enue in Florala. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington Coun- ty District Attorney's Worthless Check Unit is in Florala every second Thursday of the month on FIorala'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 Of- rice. 5K AlligatorTrot The annual Alliga- tor Trot, a 5k that runs in two states around beautiful Lake Jackson will be held Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m. The event begins at Florala State Park. Race day registration 6:30 a.m. To register online go to For additional inco contact Karen 850-951-5385, email al- l or visit www.alligator- trot.corn , . :i i J ?  -:,. Everyone Is Invited ToA City Wide Tent Meeting Florala, AL May 14th- 17th Monday-Thursday Nights 7:00 p.m. 1188 6th Street at The Farmer's Market Pastor Dan Carr from Gulf Port, MS will be preaching For more information contact Bro. James Hansard at 334-858-3501 Your local Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agent has insurance options for you.