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THE FLORALA NEWS , WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009 PAGE 3 i : I 1 Lo('al, gr.adttatefi',gm ! I Tr y l; mver,,dty " i ,r. More than 600 Troy ty, Maxwell Air Force Base t University graduates were 'Two-thirds of them will go Jared Parker, a Ph D ] charged by a U.S. Air Force on to college, and only half candidate in biophysics and | general Friday morning to of those will graduate." biophysical chemistry at | prepare to assume leader- Friday's commencement Johns Hopkins: ship roles in education, law, Was the largest in Troy Uni- School of Medi-l i | am medicine, business and pub- versityhistory, as Chancellor cine, is among | lic service as they enter the JackHawkins, Jr., awarded just 13 graduate iil] next phase of their lives, diplomas to approximately i] students from am Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck, 660 students from 21 states North America to | keynote speaker for the car- and 13 nations outside the receive the 2009 I l emony, said those who re- United States. H r 1 "n ceived diplomas Friday were a o d M. Wel traub Grad- . I n . . uate Student Awards from ............................... I a rare breed of achievers. Florala graduates In- t hA ,e COVINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS L YNN SASSER and Davis Ellis recently "Only two thirds of those clude: the Fre*d Hutch'lnsonCancer attended a training program. who enter eighth grade will Shelia Coone Franklin Research Center in Seattle, graduate from high school," B.S. - Comprehensive Sci- WA He was recounized for o e _ . . said Peck, who serves as ence and Cheryl Dunn the'quality, originality and C'ommlsslo. rs ntt ,d trm,ir4e, Commander, Air Universi-M.S.-Nursing significance of his work. " ....... "" "" "" ""' Parker is a 2000 graduate Covin on Count Corn " ' ..... ........... gt Y - bridge system and road net- whmh is an additional 70 oi rlorala nigh cnool. missioners David Ellis andwork in the county, course hours once their ini- ..... Lynn Sasser travelled to "Continuing education for tial 50 hours is complete. , t]rnd .' TIb Montgomery last week to our county employees has The ALGTI courses help .... .7 participate in two, two-day been and will remain one of to develop and maintain classes as part of the Asso- the Association s priorities high standards of public ser- awar ciation of County ,Commie-for our membership, said vice among county commis- sions of Alabama s on-go- ACCA Executive Director sioners; increase knowledge scholarship lag education and trainingSonny Brasfield. "Just like about the roles and respon- ' " programs for newly electedprivate industry, it is ira- sibilities of county commie- The Florala Study Club county commissioners, portant for county commie- sioners; provide an informa- mt nFW;:ln?dt i'cM bY: The firstclass on Wednes- :l:der:n :rShtF:nn Id :t :lncbas:f?;gm:: linf:;m:d ' ANDALUSIA BALLETANNUAL SPRING SHOWCASE i These adorable httle frogs are part of the Andalusia Bal with Mary Ann Smith sere- day and Thursday - Finan- the county can grow and the overall administration- " . " - ing as hostess. After refresh-cial Administration - pro-prosper. The involvement and delivery of county ser- let's Annual Spring Showcase that will be held at the Dixon ments, President Mary Ann vided an understanding of of county officials in these vices. Center at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College on Fri- Smith welcomed the special the revenue sources and training programs enhancesThe Association of Coun- day, May 22, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 at gu. eats, Michael Smith, and expenditure obligations af- our efforts to improve coun- ty Commissions of Alabama 2:30p.m. his parents, Hinton and Bar- fecting county government ty government and the ser-is a statewide organization Shown, left to right, are Leighton Mitchell of Florala, bara Smith, and his grand: in Alabama. Additionally, it vices provided at the local representing county govern- Sophia Jones ofAndalusia, Anna Dully of Andalusia and mother, Geraldine Ballard. gave an overview of the bud- level." ment in Alabama. The orga-Maryonne Starnef of Andalusia. Fat Strickland presented getary process, discussed The Association's educa- nization promotes improved- Michael w th a framed car- the maintenance of budget,tion and training programscounty government services 1 uncage ann a cnecKier ar'" ex-enditures and ex " .... -, - - . :-. 1 . , , . . ,. . y p , - mr county commissioners in ~-uaDama, oners eauca ._ =: I ne SpoKe orleny on nls plans lained ..... : ........... p the role of the De-are held in partnership with tional programs for county [] mr ........... tUB metre ann nanK , partment of Examiners" of the Alabama Local Govern- officials" and their' staff mere- [] cmo mr scnomrsnip. Public Accounts in ensuring lent Training Institute inbars, administers insurance [] Durra ___._. __________in- . h,4,e h,i .... a sound financial system in accordance with the Code programs for county govern- [] meetingTSmith-ca]led-fo*rthe thecounty, of Alabama 1975: Thispro- ments and employees, offers 1 ,. ...... The second class on gram, sponsored by ACCA le al advice and re resents reaulng oi mlnu es Irom Thursd "" g P 1 the last meeting and a re- ay and Friday - and the Center for Govern-the. interest of county gov-. : [] por -ff-" rom ..... ........ rea ur rZL ....... Roads and. Bridges-. focused mental Services at Auburn ernment before state and 1 given. The program Commit- on the Issue of public works, University, enables corn- federal organizations and .- 1 such as roads and bridges,missioners to corn let tee will work over the sum- " " " p e 50 agencies. The activities of [] mar to get next year's book- and examined current poll-course hours, as mandated the Association are governed let ready. Cordelia Waldrop, cies, practices, and ideasby law, within two years of by a Board of Directors corn- librarian, announced that relevant to public works, election: The commissioners posed of three officers, past the Florala Library would be This course highlighted the may choose to further their presidents and representa- having its summer reading role of the commissioner in education by attending thetives elected from 12 Ala- i program again this year. assuring a safe and effective graduate-level, , courses, bama districts. iiI MEAT SALE ' "i m m i PRmCES GOOD MAY 20-26TH. % ii BONELESS - -- HI STEAK [ CHUCK m BUTTS m m RIBS [ LOIN t QUARTERS / I 19 !; 75 $ 44 l~ COLE s 99 MOORE'S l Garlic Bread & Toast ........ , ............ : Ma~n-"" ._ _ $4 89 (:iU ~i~ ..................... . .......... 1~oz..... m I ! i ICEBERG FRESH EXPRESS ASSORTED -" ' | !1 .ET ruce c )LESLA'N .. -- - $499 ~'~ $~50 l i a riot e'ocKets ........................................ / Steak Sauce.... ..... , ............... . .... , ........ 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