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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 PAGE 3 Alligtor Trot Participants Sought The 16th Annual 5k Alliga- tor Trot is set for Saturday June 18, 8 a.m. at Florala State Park. Visit www.alliga- for race info and applications or email Karen @ Funds Sought For Cemetery Upkeep Donations are being ac- cepted for the upkeep of the Svea Cemetery. Those who have loved ones interred at there and would like to help with the maintenance of the cem- etery can mail donations to Svea Cemetery Fund, 9062 Hwy. 85 North, Laurel Hill, FL 32567. CNAAHometown Reunion Set The Carver National Alum- ni Association Home Town Reunion will be held July 1-3, 2011 in Florala. For more information con- tact F0ntella Thompson at' 334-574-0029 or email to fontella.thompson30@ya- Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Support Group in Florala. It is open to all cancer patients, care- givers, family members and friends to help deal with the emotions of cancer. and it's all free! Free GED Classes In Florala LBWCC is offering free GED classes at the old FIo- rala Middle School campus Call Diann McCurley for in- formationat 334-858-4100 or 334-343-0900. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Senior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine manage- ment, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for se- niors' convenience, whether to go to the doctor, shop- ping downtown, drugstore, or transportation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, participants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an applica- tion. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for informa- tion. Angel Food Ministries Program 6th Avenue Missionary Baptist Church is the Angel Food Ministries host site for residents of Florala and sur- rounding counties. A new menu is released monthly, regular unit of food is $30 with an estimated val- ue of $50-$70. Orders can be dropped off at Dixie Signs The group will meet the or 6th Avenue Cleaners. The second Tuesday of each limitation has been removed month from 2-3 p.m. at the on food boxes purchased. FlOrala Memcld i H0 pit lPurchasing the top line Box- ........ .... ....... , ..... e.s. (Signature, Allergen Free dining room.;:". and Senior Convenience) is Paxton Ruritan Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tat- tered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag dis- posal etiquette practices. In- dividuals or businesses may drop off the flags at the Pax- ton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ru- ritan Club. For more information contact Missy Bolen at 850-834-5606. Used books in good con-. dition are being collected for distribution to the residents of the Bob Hope Village in Ft. Walton Beach; FL.A col- lection box is located at the Paxton City Hall. For more information call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Community Building, located at 1293 5th Street, Florala Dwight Ward of Andalusia is he spokesperson at the meetings which are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Pub- lic Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Laura every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun no longer required to qual- ify for any special boxes. All boxes are available to any- one regardless of income. Cash, money orders, checks and food stamps (EBT) are accepted. Food must be pre- ordered and can be viewed/ ordered at angelfoodminis- or orders may be left at Sixth Avenue Cleaners, Dixie Signs and Graphics or taken to Ms. Williams. For more information call Miss Pinkie Williams at 334-858-7738. Club Ladies Walton High Reunion The Walton High School classes of 1965-1967 are planning a combined reunion for June 10-11. Contact Sara Keith at 850-859-2963 sara720@ or Lynda Melson at 850-974-1651 kookinkay- or Don White at 210-884-9303 or email with any questions. Florala City Hall Changes Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regu- lar council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Cham- bers at 6:30 p.m. Household items and yard debris will be picked up on a per call basis. Contact FIo- rala City Hall at 858-3612 for issuance of a work order for pickup. Household items, Annual Summer Contractors Public Auction Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2011 Begins 9 A.Iq. Each Day! Day I Will Feature: Construction Equipment, Attachments, Trucks One Ton & Larger, Trailers. Day 2 Will Feature: Farm Tractors, Farm Implements, Cars & Trucks, Campers and Hiscellane0us.Items. Hwy 49 South of Hattiesburg, Brooklyn, MS , www,mmaofms,com MARTIN & MARTIN Auctioneers of MS, Inc. , ,Serf ,Ma,r'tinr MSAL#1 1255 601-450-6200 such as discarded furniture and cardboard boxes must be separated from yard limbs and debris and any metal items must also be in a sep- erate pile. Items not seper- ated will not be picked up. Tri-Cities Chamber Meeting The Tri-Cites Chamber of Commerce meets the first Monday at the Ladies Club- house, 25594 Wildflower Av- enue at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Final plans for the June 24th Chamber activities will be made: For additional informa- tion contact the chamber at 858-6252, email floralatric- Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at FIo- rala City Middle School caf- eteria every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about becoming a member call Gerry Kimbdl at 858-2741. Florala Head Start Seeks Applicants Florala Head Start is now accepting 2011- 2012 enroll- ment applications. Space is limited, apply today. The program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disabil- ity, religion or national origin. The program is free. For in- formation call Lynda Chris- tian, center director, or the family service specialist at (334) 858-3060, or visit the Head Start Center 22850 8th Avenue, Florala. CCHS Class of '53 Reunion The CCHS graduating class of 1953 is planning their 58th class reunion and get- together on Friday, June 24 at Country Folks Buffet in Flora- la from 11 a.m. until. This has been an annual event for the last few years and everyone looks forward to it, along with the June 24th Masonic Cel- ebration. Attendees are asked to nc tify Carolyn Nobles at 334-858-3750 or Mamie Clary at 334-858-3592. Toll-Free County Number Covington County resi- dents who wish to submit a work order to the county now have a toll-free number in or- der to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone number for the Coun- ty Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Free Tutoring At Carver Center Free tutoring fbr grades K-12 will be available every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Carver Community Cen- ter, Martin Luther King Street, Florala. Students who need help in any subject may attend and volunteers are also welcome. FHS '80s Reunion Summer Reading Program The Florala Public Library invites children kindergarten through fourth grade to the library every Thursday during the month of June from 10,11 a.m. The dates will be June 16, June 23 and June 30. The theme for this summer is, "One World, Many Stories." The McWane Science Center in Birmingham will present a fun and lively program on the opening day of the Reading Program which will be June 2. Raybon Family Reunion Set All descendants of the Buck Raybon family are invit- ed to attend a family reunion on Saturday, June 25 at Ha- coda Community Center from 10:00 a.m. until. Everyone is asked to bring The Florala High School a covered dish for lunch and graduating classes of any pictures to share with 1980-1989 will be hosting a joint class reunion on Satur- the family. For more informa- day evening, June 25, 2011. The reunion committee is currently seeking contact in- formation for all alumni', staff and teachers. Contact information can be submitted via email at fhs80sclassreunion@yahoo. com, via Facebook at Fh- sclass Reunion Flora!a or by contacting Darrell Foley at 850-865-0958 or Leigh Anne Chessher at 850-685-3476. CCHS Class Of 1961 Reunion Last call 1961 classmates! Anyone who hasn't RSVP'd for the 50th reunion must do so ASAP. The event will be held June 25, 2011, 1-4 p.m. at Tyner Station for $15 each. Contact Martha Cox Hayes at 321 Hayes Rd., De- Funiak Springs, FL 32433 or 850-859-2759 or hayescox@ tion, contact Betty Jackson at 334-858-7218 or Juanita Townsend at 334-858-2137. FH&R June Events Florala Health & Rehabili- tation will hold the following events during the month: Thursday, June 16; Enjoy listening to Double Nickel Band at 1:30 p.m. in dining area. Sunday, June 19: Cele- "brate Father's Day at 3 p.m. in dining area. Rootbeer floats to be served. Also, fans from Florala Health and Rehab will be handed out before the 24th of June parade on Saturday, June 25. Womanless Beauty Pageant The Florala Civic Club will We invite you to join us for =Summer Break" at First Christian Church of DeFuniak TEEN &ADULT CLASSES 4 - 12 YR OLD CLASSES (at the comer of Hwy 90 W and Peacock Road; across from Conrad Yelvington) Sunday, June 26 - Thursday, June 30 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will become "Soul Surfers" by learning how to build our relationship with God, discovering God's purpose for our lives, and how to persevere during tragedies and disappointments. I I I II sponsor the Third Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant, Monday, June 20, 7 p.m., at Florala City School. Applications are avail- able at Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Entry fee for contestants is $25. Proceeds from the pageant go toward the Club's scholarship fund. Come join the fun! Admission is $3. Miss 24th of June Beauty Pageant Miss 24th of June applica- tions are available at Tri-Cit- ies Chamber of Commerce and Simply Chic or can be downloaded by joining Miss 24th of June on Facebook. Applications must be turned in by June 11 to avoid a $20 late fee. Narcotics Anonymous Meeting A Narcotics Anonymous meeting will be held every Monday night at 7 p.m. in Lockhart, AL at Faith Deliver- ance Apostolic Church. Ev- eryone is welcome. For more informa- tion call 334-208-0034 or 334-208-0502. Be-Bop Sock Hop Set The 7th Annual Be-Bop Sock Hop will be held Friday, June 24 from 7-11 p.m. atthe Rodney J. Evans Conference Center at Lake Jackson State Park. Spaghetti Supper June 22 The Florala High School Booster and Alumni Club will be hosting their 2nd Annual Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction Wednesday, June 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Florala High School cafeteria. The si- lent auction will end at 7:45. The Booster and Alum- ni Club hosted the annual Sports Banquet and contrib- uted over $3,000 to the vari- ous sports programs at Flora- la High School this past year. All funds are a direct result of fund raisers, of which the club is very appreciative. Airport Authority Meeting Set The Florala Airport Author- ity will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall. The agenda will include a minimum standards amend- ment, lease approval and executive session to discuss pending litigation. CCHS Class Of '56 Reunion The Covington County High School Class of 1956 class reunion will be held June 24 at Country Folks Buf- fet in Florala. For more information call Rita at 334-858-6195. Common Sense Meeting A Common Sense Tea Party meeting will be held on Monday, June 20, 7 p.m. in the Alabama Power meeting room. Collection Underway For Tornado victims Northwest Florida State College AmeriCorps is col- lecting items to assist the victims of the tornadoes in north Alabama. Items needed are: cleaning supplies, non- perishable foods, toys/school supplies, insect repellent, bug spray, fire ant killer and per- sonal hygiene products. The drop-off location in Florala is at Ranch House Kitchen on Fifth Avenue. Summer Reading Program Extended June 21 and June 28, 2011 will be two extra days for the Summer Reading Program at the Gladys Milton Library. June 21 will be investigat- ing the a'rt of sculpture using various media. The children will be able to create their own clay sculpture during that time. The June 28 meet- ing will be an experience in origami (paper folding) while gaining some insight into the Chinese culture. Both pro- grams start at 9 a.m. and last approximately an hour. For more information call 834-5487. The Gladys Milton Library is located on Flowers- view Blvd. off 147 in Paxton, FL. Adoptive and Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR fi- nalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their foster care system. According to national esti- mates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 mil- lion confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect will be re- ported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birth- days. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do something positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in foster care. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesper- son. Visit www.dhr.alabama. gov or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Cov- ington County Depart- ment of Human Resources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved, ~:!~' ::~ ~ i~ ~