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Sock Hop Is Saturday Come kick off the 24th of June celebra- tion at the Sock Hop. Live entertainment by "Crossroads on Sat- urday, June 20, 7-11 p.m. at Florala High School Gymnasium, Florala. Concessions will be sold. 20th Annual 5K Alligator Trot The 20th annual 5K Alligator Trot will be held Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. at Florala State Park. This is the only two state race in the area, which begins and ends in Alabama. ' Most of the course is in Florida, running along beautiful Lake Jackson. The course is rolling terrain on asphalt. Preregister online on Active.corn print off an application on and mail it in. Direct questions to Karen at alligatortrot@ya-, call or text, 850-951-5385. $25 entry fee. The first 100 entries are guaranteed t- shirt. Miss 24th of June Pageant The annual Miss 24th of June beauty pageant is quickly approaching. Girls ages 0-21 years may enter. The event will be held as follows: Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m. - Baby, Tod- dler, Tiny & Petite Miss Divisions Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m. - Little, Young, Junior, and Miss Divi- sions (Winner of the, Miss Division will re- ceive a $500 scholar- ship) Pageant will be held at Florala High School (Gym/Audito- rium) Applications can be obtained at Sim- ply Chic in FIo- rala or online at Registration deadline is June 9. For further infor- mation or additional questions, call Card Day 850-546-0504 or e-mail card. day@24thofjune. com. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at FIo- rala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sher- ry every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruri- tan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag" disposal THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015 PAGE 3 etiquette practices. Check Unit is in tion 15rogram. For Individuals or busi- Florala every sec- more information, nesses may drop off ond Thursday of the contact a class near the flags at the Pax- month on Florala's you: Andalusia (334) ton City Hall or by Municipal Court date 881-2267, Opp (334) contacting a member in order to help local 493-5310, Florala of the Paxton Ruritan businesses collect (334) 858-4100, Lu- Club. on worthless checks, verne(334) 335-2187 For more informa- This is a free service or Greenville (334) tion, call Bill McRae provided by the Dis- 382-6009. at 850-834-3031 trict Attorney's Office. or Bill Pe'kins at 850-834-2205. Toll-Free County # Covington County residents who wish to submit a work or- der to the county now have a toll-free num- ber in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone num- ber for the County Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Florala City Hall Debris Pickup Policy The City of FIo- rala's regular Coun- cil Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala are al- lowed access to the city's dumpsters lo- cated at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of house- hold items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Monday, Wednes- day and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident is free, each additional truck load is $40.00 per truck. Vegetation and limb debris must be stacked separate- ly from household items. Residents who hire a contractor to clean up brush and trees need to make sure that contractor knows that it is their responsibility to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged before pick- up. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be disposed of as set by Alabama and EPA laws. If further infor- mation is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- Senior Citizen Center Activities Residents age 60 or older, the Florala Senior Center is wait- ing for your Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trans- portation is available locally for shopping, appointments and to and from the cen- ter during operating hours. Must call at least 24 hours in ad- vance. Join in for a nutri- tious hot lunch, activi- ties, and enrichment. Also a valuable re- source for networking with different agen- cies. Daily events in- clude nutritious, hot lunch, crafting/quilt- ing, dominoes, cards, etc., socialization, and resources. Monthly events include bingo, movies, and birthday celebrations. Special events include day trips, guest speakers, enrichment activites, potluck days, and dinner events. For more in- formation, call 334-858-3310 or stop by and visit at 1338 4th Street, Florala. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- dalusia, Opp, FIo- rala, Luverne, and Greenville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare students for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not enrolled in public school, you are eli- gible for these FREE classes. Instruc- tional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on- one tutoring, grouP instruction, and com- puter-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter future with LBW- CC's Adult Educa- Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Flora- la meets at Alabama Land and Home Re- alty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Busi- ness meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For informa- tion about becoming a member call Deborah Stokes 858-5603. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embark- ing on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care system. According to-na- tional 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 some- thing positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in fostercare. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokes- person. Visit www. or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County Department of Hu- man Resources (334-427=7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Alcoholics Anonymous Meets Locally The Florala Chap- ter of Alcohlica Anon- ymous will hold week- \\; ly meetings at the old Florala City Middle School Cafeteria on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Call 858-2209 for additional informa- tion. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Ladies' Clubhouse, Wildflower Avenue. Support Group Offered Addicted to Drugs/ Alcohol? Need/Want Help? Come to the new Support Group on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Paxton Baptist Church, 21757 US 331 North, facilitated by Mike and Heather Senn Call (850) 834-2718 or (850) 419-0879 for additional informa- tion. Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th This Week Avenue in Florala is a sponsor of the Gos- pel Food Ministries "Good News For The Hungry" program. The program pro- vides high qual- ity boxes of food with the menu changing monthly: Sixth Avenue Bap- tist is a host site where people can submit/pick-up or- ders to/from Gospel Food Ministries. Dis- tribution is usually the fourth or last Satur- day of each month. Food boxes range in price from $22.00 up to $49.00. Anyone can place an order through this program. Visit www.gospel- for information. Send your COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: 1155 5th Street Florala, AL 36442 e-mail: floralanews@ or fax: 858-3786 's Recipe BAKED CHICKEN FAJITAS RECIPE: (Serves 4-6) 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 (l 5 oz) can diced tomatoes 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies 1 rmdium onion, sliced 1 la'ge'bell pepper, seeded and sliced 2 Tvegetable oil 2 t. chili powder 2 t. cumin 1/2 t. garlic powder 1/2 t. dried oregano 1/4 t. salt 12 flour tortillas, warmed to serve Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 13x9 bak- ing dish. Mix together chicken, tomatoes, chilies, peppers, and onions in the dish. In a small bowl combine the oil and spices. Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and toss to coat. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve with warmed tortillas. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Vacation Bible School July 6,10 5:30-8 pm Ages 3 years - 5th grade reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thurs- day of every month at10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hospice, 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalusia, AL. Any veteran, ac- tive military, family member or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call 334-427-4000. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District At- torney's Worthless ,0000d00zztt ]$. :l00gaUate 00:0mmttnit00 Eel/ag e John Doe Has earned a GED THIS COULD BE YOU! FREE Classes in Opp Ms. Diann McCurley, Instructor 1708 North Main Street, Opp 334-493-5310