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IllIt lllm! nP ....... - -,: ,! Jll lnllnUllll lllmlllJllllllWll PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 Florala Police Department ARREST REPORT The Florala Police Department made the following arrests for the week of June 7-13 as follows: Merenda Magelitz - Domestic Violence, 3rd De- gree; DUI, 1st Degree; Escape Timothy D. Magelitz - Carrying a Concealed Weapon Jackie Roughton - Public Intoxication Chester Roughton - Domestic Violence Ruben Valdez, Jr. - Possession of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Fugi- tive from Justice open un At a special called meeting last week, the Florala Recre- ational Board voted unanimously to open the Falcon's Nest on Sunday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. and charge partici- pants $3 each for use of the facility. Florala Recreational Board President Jan Allred ex- plained to members that the gym has been open so area teens could gather and play basketball on Sunday after- noons. The gym had recently been closed due to inappro- priate behavior and suggested the board charge a nominal fee to pay for adult supervision for those wanting to use the t 141st Consecutive Annual I Masonic Celebration Florala, Alabama Saturday, June 18th 8:00 a.m. - 5K Alligator Trot" at Lake JacksordFlorala State Park Sunday, June 19th Happy Fathers' Day! Attend the Church of Your Choice Monday, June 20th CARNIVAL by W.J. Attractions thru Saturday Megan Harrison - Violation of Probation gym. A suggestion was made to place locks on the boys and 6:00 p.m. - "Anything Goes" Parade (sign up/line up Wilson Lee Jordan - Open Container; Carrying agirls lockerrooms to limit access to those MASTAR Building at 5:30 p.m.) Children's Water t Concealed Weapon Board members have been alternating Sundays to su- Battle (immediately after parade on the Square) pervise activities when weather permitted, however, de- 7:00 p.m. - "Woman-LESS" Beauty Pageant at Flo- S spite their best efforts inappropriate behavior continued rala Middle School (sponsored by Florala Civic Cluby L warnln s L and the board was forced to make the decision to close the F I gym until the issue could be resolved. The board wanted ,, Tuesday, June 21s,,t orala ice to keep the gym open free of charge but felt they had no 7:00 p.m.- Miss 24th of June 2011 Beauty Pageant alternative, at Florala Middle School (Toddler Miss, Tiny Miss, Golf carts and 4-wheelers will not be allowed on public streets during the 24th of June Masonic Celebration in Flo- rala other than actual participants of the Masonic parade. Upon completion of the parade, ALL golf carts and 4-wheelers must refrain from operating on public streets/ sidewalks. Citations will be issued for violations according to the Florala Police Department. program A program has been set up through the Alabama Associ- ation of Area Agencies on Aging in an effort to help persons, including many senior citizens, left homeless and/or with- out anything following the tornadoes in northern Alabama last month. For more information contact the Florala Senior Citizens Center at 334-858-3310. In other business, the board: voted to sell drinks during the 24th of June celebra- tion. heard from local resident Todd Caraway regarding starting a baseball program in Florala. He feels Florala children should have the same opportunity as others and in order to ensure our high school teams are successful chil- dren have to learn fundamentals. The board asked Caraway about the impact of starting a program in Florala on the Paxton Dixie Youth League and he said only about 20 kids from Florala play baseball/ softball in Paxton so he didn't feel it would have a negative impact. Caraway said he was looking for cty support and for the recreational board to oversee a parent run league. When asked exactly what he wanted from the board, Caraway said he was only wanting to know if the board would be willing to participate if a league could be formed. He made it clear that he was not sure a league could even be formed but felt there is interest and participation to do so. The Recreational Board informed Caraway they were willing to listen to any type of presentation and were open to the idea of starting a league in Florala. FROM FRONT fails and the body is unable to cool down. Body temper- ature may rise to 106 de- grees F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or perma- nent disability if emergency treatment is not provided. Warning signs of heat stroke vary, but include the following: * An extremely high body temperature (above 103 de- grees F) * Red, hot and dry skin (no sweating) * Rapid, strong pulse * Throbbing headache * Dizziness * Nausea * Confusion * Unconsciousness Get the person to a shady area, cool rapidly in a tub of cool water, place in a cool shower, spray with cool wa- ter from a garden hose or splash with cool water and fan vigorously. Monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the person's body temperature drops to 101 to 102 degrees F. If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call a hospital emergency room for further instructions. Dr. Tom Miller, assistant state health officer, said, "Heat stroke is a life-threat- ening emergency. A person with heat stroke is likely to be unconscious or unrespon- sive, so he or she cannot safely consume any liquids. Under no circumstances should you give any alcohol to a person with heat stroke or any heat illness." Follow these preventa- tive measures to avoid heat illnesses: * Drink more fluids, and avoid beverages containing alcohol or caffeine * When temperatures are extreme, stay indoors, ide- ally in an air-conditioned place * Take a cool shower or bath, and reduce or elimi- nate strenuous activities during the hottest time of the day * Protect yourself from the sun wi h;, a wide.brimmed hat, light- olored, loose-fit- ting clothi g and use a sun- screen of SPF 15 or higher * Never leave pets or peo- ple in a parked vehicle For more information, visit In January 2011, Sara Comander, Walton County (FL) Commissioner, asked the Institute for Senior Pro- fessionals (ISP) at North- west Florida State College to review the budget propos- als of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and suggest changes/cuts to keep the budget within projected revenues. This request was later approved by the BOCC and research by the ISP team began. May 23, a com- pleted report was published with numerous recommen- dations for changes and cuts in personnel and services. There are four libraries in Walton County Public Li- brary System including: the June 21st - 25m Michigan main library in DeFuniak Springs and three branches: Coastal Branch, Freeport Branch and Gladys Milton (Flowersview). One sugges- tion made by the ISP team is for the closure of the Gladys Milton Library. It is very small and does not serve thousands of patrons. However, the average cir- culation between Oct. 2009 and Sept. 2010 was 960 per month, average computer use was 234 per month. Part of the j ustification for closure by the ISP team may be based on some erroneous numbers. Whereas the ISP team states there would be a $43,000 savings by closing this branch, library direc- tor, Dan Owens, only finds a savings of $25,354. If the bookmobile is used to serve the area, there would be a savings of approximately $23,500. However, the ISP team also recommended eliminating the bookmobile for all of Walton County. The BOCC has a daunt- ing task before them to de- cide where to cut funds. Of course every department feels it needs every dollar it gets. There will be budget workshops held by the BOCC during the month of July, which are open to the public. Those who have interestin the proposed closuresshould contact Walton County Commis- sioners:Scott Brannon, District1 850-835-4836; Kenneth Pridgen, District 2 850-834-6328; Larry Jones, District 3 850-892-8474; Sara Comander, District 4 ,850-835-0295 and Ce- cilia Jones, District 5 850-231-2978. YOU'RE RETIRED. YOUR MONEY ISN'T. You may have given up your traditional job, but your retirement money still needs to work. To help ensure your retirement stays on track, you need a clear picture of your investments. Moving your accounts to Edward Jones can give you a more focused view, and having a single statement allows you m help make sure all your investments are working together. To learn why consolidating your retirement accounts to Edward ~rones makes sense, call your local financial advisor today. We'll meet with you face to face to help you achieve your financial goals, Yvonne L Shanklin Financial Advisor Member SIPC EdwardJones 101 E 4th Ave Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-2497 and Little Miss 24th of June) Wednesday, June 22nd 5-8 p.m. - FHS Sports Club Spaghetti Supper at Flo- rala High School 7 p.m.- "Gospel Sing" at Flora'la Middle School featur- ing LOCAL TALENT including "Community Choir", "Glorious Disaster", and more. Thursday, June 23rd 5:30 p.m. - Children's Events at Lake JacksordFlorala State Park 7:00 p.m. - "Miss 24th of June 2011" Beauty Pageant at Flordla Middle School Friday, June 24th 5 p.m. - Masonic Meeting Fidelity Lodge #685 - Work in Master Degree 5 p.m. - Children's Chalk Drawing Contest at Simply Chic on Main Street 6:30 p.m. - Crowning of Masonic King and Queen at MASTAR Building; OES presentation of"Sweetheart" & "Mason of the Year"; Dinner served by Order of Eastern Star #441; Masons return to Lodge for second session of Master Degree 7 - 11 p.m. - B-BOP SOCK HOP (sponsored by Tri- Cities Chamber of Commerce) 9 p.m. - Street Dance featuring "River Chase Band" at Farmers Market Saturday, June 25th 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - 19th Annual Lake Jackson Cruisers Car Show at Lake Jackson 8:30 a.m. - Masons Assemble at Lodge 8:40 a.m. - Masonic March 9 a.m. - Mason Open Installation by Grand Master at Lodge for Fidelity.#685 and visiting Lodge Officers 9 - 10:45 a.m. - Music on the Square featuring "River Chase Band" 9"30 a.m. - Parade Line-Up (West 5th Avenue at Lockhart Boulevard) 9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Arts & Crafts at Lake JacksordFlorala State Park (sponsored by Florala High Band Boost- ers) 11 a.m. - Parade Starts Downhill 12 p.m. - Luncheon for visiting Masons, Shriners and their guests 1-2 p.m. - "New Heights Wrestling" on the Square 2-4 p.m. - Children's Events at Lake JacksordFlorala State Park 3 p.m. - Firefighter Skills Competition and Water Bat- tle AND Children's Water Battle on 4th Street 6 p.m. - Mini-Golf Tournament at Stateline Mini Golf (Entry fee $15 / Prize $100) 9 p.m. - FIREWORKS at Lake Jackson]Florala State Park (Special Permission Obtained from State Park Division) 9 p.m. until - Street Dance featuring Back 40 Band. Thursday, June 30th 6 p.m. - OES Open Installation for Covington Chapter #441 at Lodge VISIT US ON FACEBOOK "24th of June Celebration" Can you believe how time flies? 50 years have already gone by. Please join us as we celebrate our parents, Waylon and Carolyn Foley's 5orb Wedding Anniversary Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lockhart Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Lockhart, AL. No gifts please.