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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 PAGE 5 Gibbs Family Reunion Is Saturday The descendants of Thomas M. and Gladys E. Gibbs will hold their 37th annual reunion at Lake Jackson on June 16. What started as a small gathering of 6 brothers and sisters to honor their parents has grown expo- nentially over the years. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren now all gather for this an- nual event to greet each other, takes lots of pic- tures, and reminisce about times past. CCHS Class Of 1962 Reunion The graduating class of Covington County High School 1962 will hold a 50th class reunion June 30, 6 p.m. at the Florala L&N Depot. All classmates are urged to attend. Visitors are wel- come after 7:30 p.m. Womanless Beauty Pageant Saturday, June 23, the Paxton Dixie Youth League will sponsor "He's a Lady" woman-less beauty pag- eant at Florala.City School at 7 p.m. Three divisions will compete. Applications are available at Huddle House, Lola-K's, Chamber of Commerce and Indul- gences. Proceeds go toward All-Star teams traveling to compete. Spaghetti Supper & Auction Set A spaghetti supper and silent auction, sponsored tures they wish to share. For more information con- tact Cynthia Jackson Hall- ford at 334-858-2125 or 334-333 7091. FPL Summer Reading Program The Florala Public Li- brary invites children kin- dergarten through fourth grade to come to the library every Thursday during the month of June from 10-11 a.m., featui'ing fun-filled adventures with stories, crafts, prizes and refresh- ments. The dates will be June 14, June 21 and June 28. The theme for this sum- mer is, "Dream Big ReadF CCHS Class of 1953 Reunion The Class of 1953 of Covington County High School will hold a re- union on Friday, June 29 at Bean's Diner (located at 1310 Sixth St., behind the Masonic Lodge) and will be a buffet style meal for lunch, which will begin serving at 10:30 a.m. All alumni and guests are urged to attend and en- joy this 59th reunion time of fun and fellowship. Pedal For The Green Bicycle Race Scheduled Regions Bank will be sponsoring a Pedal for the Green Bicycle race on Sat- urday, June 23 at 12noon in conjunction with the 24th of June Masonic Celebra- tion. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., or anyone inter- ested can register ahead of time by contacting Peg- gy, Andrea or Holley at Regions Bank in Paxton at bythe Florala High School 850-834-4883. B oster and Alumni Club .... The event begins at EIo- ii" Wednesday, June 27" rala State Park and will from 5-8 p.m. at the Flora- travel the same route as la High School Cafeteria. Plates include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink for $5.00 each. Miss June 24th Beauty Pageant Miss 24th of June in- formation and entry forms are available for down- load via Miss 24th of June on Facebook, or can be picked up locally at Simply Chic, Upsy Daisy and the Chamber of Commerce of- rice. The deadline to enter without a late fee is Friday, June 15. the 5K Alligator Trot. There is no entry fee and par- ticipants must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter. A Regions green bicycle will be given away to the winner. In event of a tie, a race-off will be held. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Community Building, locat- ed at 1293 5th Street, FIo- rala, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Raybon Family Reunion June 23 The Raybon family will have their annual family reunion on Saturday, June 23 at the Hacoda Commu- nity Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for lunch and any pic- Annual Car Show June 3O The Lake Jackson Cruisers will hold their an- nual car show in conjunc- tion with the 24th of June celebration. The event will be held Saturday, June 30 from 8 a.m - 3 p.m. at Lake Jack- son. THE REBUILDING OF WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH IS IN THE FOURTH STAGE. THE BOLD MISSION BUILDERS WILL ARRIVE 6/10/12 TO PAINT AND DO THE FINISHING WORK SUCH AS THE TRIM, HANGING DOORS AND ETC. THE PASTOR AND MEMBERS AT WESTSIDE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT. WE HAD UNEXPECTED EXPENSES AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION, PLEASE MAIL YOUR DONATION' TO P.O. Box 253, FLORALA, AL 36442. PHIL MCMILLIAN, PASTOR WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Senior 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 available for seniors' con- venience, whether to go to the doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or transportation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, par- ticipants 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 infor- mation. Chambers at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala will be allowed 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 house- hold items and yard debris. No hazardous materials or tires will be allowed to be discarded. If further infor- mation is required, contact City Hall. Toll-Free County Number Covington County resi- dents who wish to submit a work order to the county now have a toll-free num- ber in order to do so. The ,new in-bound toll free phone number for the Chamber Meeting County Engineer's office is Notice (877) 895-2620. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will not hold Narcotics Anonymous a July meeting. The next Meeting scheduled meeting will be A Narcotics Anonymous Monday, August 6, 6 p.m. meeting will be held every in the Ladies' Clubhouse Monday night at 7 p.m. in on Wildflower Avenue. Lockhart, AL at Faith Deliv- Members are expected, erance Apostolic Church. but guests are weclomed. Everyone is welcome. For additional information For more informa- contact the chamber at tion call 334-208-0034 or 858-6252, email floralatric- 334-208-0502. June 24th Lake Jackson Cancer Support Bass Tourney Group Meeting The annual Lake Jack- Comfort Care Hospice isson Bass Tournament held facilitating a Cancer Sup- in conjunction with the Ma- port Group in Florala. It is sonic Celebration will be open to all cancer patients, held on Saturday, June 16, caregivers, family mere- from 6 a.m. until 12 noon. bers and friends to help Boat check starts at 5 a.m. deal with the emotions of Mike Birge, tournament cancer, director, will check each The group will meet theboat at the airplane land- second Tuesday of each ing before it is launched month from 2-3 p.m. at the that morning. Participants Florala Memorial Hospital in this year's contest are dining room. reminded that the lake ; will be off-limits starting at Kiwanis Club :" .... noon on Friday, June 15. Seeking Members Registration will close at The Kiwanis Club of the5 p.m. on Friday, June 15. Tri Cities, Florala meets at There are 6 slots still avail- Florala City Middle School able. Anyone having ques- cafeteria the first and third tions or comments can call Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Mike at 334-804-3091 or Business meetings are last 858-3853. Entry forms can meeting of the month, be picked up at The Florala Everyone is welcome. News office. For information about be- coming a member call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags and used books in good con- dition. The flags will be ceremonially burned in ac- cordance with full flag dis- posal etiquette practices. Used books in good condition are being collect- ed for distribution to senior Citizens or invalids in the Tri-City area. Individuals or businesses may drop off the flags and books at the Paxton City Hall or by con- tacting 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 reg- ular council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council service provided by the Be-Bop Sock Hop District Attorney's Office. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will pres- 5K Alligator Trot ent the 8th Annual Be-Bop The annual Alligator Sock Hop on Friday, June Trot, a 5k that runs in two 29, 7-11 .p.m. at the Rod- states around beautiful ney J. Evans Conference Lake Jackson will be held Center on the shores of Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m. beautiful Lake Jackson The event begins at FIo- State Park in Florala. rala State Park. Race day Concessions will be registration 6:30 a.m. To available. Admission for register online goto active, age 5 and under is free com. and over 5 is $3. For additional inco con- For additional informa- tact Karen 850-951-5385, tion call 858-6252 from email alligatortrot@yahoo. 9 a.m. - 12 noon Monday com or visit www.alligator- through Friday. Merle Kendrick and Joyce Robbins of Florala recently spent four days in Panama City, FL visiting with family. FROM PAGE 6 Church services: Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship, 11 a;m., Sunday night service, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday night service, 5:30 p.m. For more information call 334-858-3555. Rev. Jerry John- son is pastor. PAXTON BAPTIST CHURCH The membership of Paxton Baptist Church invites everyone to hear the Word and worship God each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for Morning Worship services, 5 p.m. for Evening Worship service, 6 p.m. for Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Youth Praise and Worship and Children Bible Time. We are located downtown Paxton. Pastor is Rev. John Lovelady, III. For additional information, contact 850-834-2718 during normal business hours. "Amazing Wonders Aviation" Vacation Bible School for pre,K through 6th grade will be held June 18-22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registra- tion is June 9 from 2-6 p.m. On day of registration, there will be res- cue equipment demonstrations, games, food and a movie. Church is located in downtown Paxton on U.S. 331. SIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Come to the Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church where "Church is not a habit, it is an experience." Bring your bibles and read along as Rev. Ernest L. Powell, with clarity and passion, ex- plains the Word of God. Sing along with the soul-stirring Sixth Av- enue Gospel choirs. Services are as follows: Sunday school: 9:45 a.m.; worship service 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6 p.m Located at 22507 Sixth Avenue right next to the Sixth Avenue Cleaners. Church phone: 334-858-8432. For fur- ther information call 858=5330. SMYRNA BAPTIST HOMECOMING Smyrna Baptist Church will hold Homecoming services Sunday, June 3. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 with Rev. Tucker Aplin bringing the message. Lunch will be served following the morning message. All are invite. The churc is located on Coving- ton County Road 10 (Florala airport), approximately 7 miles off Hwy. 331. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. A.D. Bell Jr. has been pastor for 31 years invite you to worship each Sunday. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. regular order of service. Wednesday Bible class 7 p.m. 2nd Sunday after Sunday School there is a series of bible classes (subject: The Apostle Doctrine). (3rd Sunday regular order of service) (4) Sunday morning after Sundays School a bible class is held (subject: Making the Most of your Chris- Florala Head Start tian Life). Located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. Taking Applications THE LIVING WATERS CHURCH Florala Head Start is Rev. BillyW. Bell, Tammy L. Bell and the congregation ofThe Liv- now accepting 2012-2013 ing Waters Church, located at 1294 Hwy 85, Laurel Hill, FL, welcome enrollment applications, everyone to their services. This white block church is located beside Recruitment will be ongo- the Clear Springs Baptist Church. Sunday services 10-12 a.m. and 6 ing from now until April 1, p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. For more information call 334-574-0112, 2012. Please get applica- 334-208-4722, 334-764-2870. tions today, space is LIM- ITED. Head Start does not UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES discriminate on the basis Florala First United Method!st Church, 1310 5th Street, Florala. Members cordially invite you to Sunday School for all ages at 10 or race, color, sex, age dis- a.m. Worship Services at 11 a.m. (nursery provided). Weekly Bible ability, religion or national Study is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the church's Fellowship origin. The program is Hall. The church also has a Devotional13me at the Florala Health & FREE. For more informa- Rehab LLC at 9 a.m. each Thursday in their dining hall. For further tion call Lynda Christian,information cal1858-3456. Center Director and Fam- Christian Home United Methodist, 1479 Parrish Road (formedy ily Service Specialist at Highway 6), Florala (south of Highway 4 approximately 6 miles from 334-858-3060, or stop by Florala). Members invite you to Worship Services on the second and the Head Start Center at fourth Sundays of the month at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School. Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. For further infor- 22850 8th Avenue in Flo- mation ca11652-4766. rala. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, Florala (off Highway 4 approximately ten miles from Florala, south on Co Rd Worthless Check Unit In 20 or Gomillion Rd). members invite you to Worship Services on the Florala first and third Sundays of the month at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday The Covington County School. For further information call 652-4474. District Attorney's Worth- less Check Unit is in Flora- la every second Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help local busi- nesses collect on worth- less checks. This is a free WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Bro. Phil McMillian and the congregation at Westside Baptist Church would like to invite all to join them for worship. Sunday services include Sunday School 10 a.m. morning worship 11 a.m. and evening worship at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer service for adults, youth and children begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is lo- cated at 21967 Lockhart Blvd, Florala. For further information, call 334-858-3763. B Bright House Networks Customer Notice From time to time our agreements with cable channels and television stations come up for renewal. While we do not anticipate any loss or disruption of service, regulations require us to notify you of the possibility of losing programming. Please be advised, therefore, that our agreements with BBC America, Country Music Television, Current "IV, Encore, Encore Action, Encore Drama, Encore Family, Encore Love, Encore Suspense, Encore Westerns, Game Show Network (GSN), Golf Channel, Great American Country, MC (Music Choice); NHL Center Ice, Ovation, Sprout, Starz, Starz Cinema, Starz Comedy, Starz Edge, Starz in Black, Starz Kids & Family, TruTV and Youtoo TV remain in effect on a month to month basis, but we may have to cease carriage in all formats if our authority to continue is withheld. We are working diligently at this time to come to acceptable and fair terms to all of these channels. 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