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PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 20]:1 Covington Region Honor Flight accepting applicants for October 1st flight Florala Police Department ARREST REPORT I The Florala Police Department made the following ar- rests for the week of June 21-27 as follows: Sherry ]Noodham - disorderly conduct; harassment Patricia Smith-disorderly conduct; harassment Tonya Appkins - harassment; harassing communica- tion Kimberly Blocker - DUI; possession of a controlled sub- stance; possession of drug paraphernalia Levi Dustin Talbot - theft of property, 3rd degree oEdurado Caerranza - reckless endangerment, 3 counts; boating under the influence (BUI) Cassandra Noland - reckless endangerment, 3 counts Billy Joe Cordle II - disorderly conduct Christopher Boles - possession of a controlled sub- stance; possession of drug paraphernalia; disorderly con- duct The Covington Region Honor Flight is still accepting ap- plications for the third flight to Washington, D.C. on Satur- day, October 1st. The flight will leave from South Alabama Regional Airport in Sanford, Alabama and fly direct to Washington Dulles International Airport. From the airport, veterans and guardians will take a short 30-minute bus ride to Washington, D.C. where they will visit the World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. They will also visit Ar- lington- National Cemetery where they will have the oppor- tunity to see the "Changing of the Guard." Iwo Jima and the Air Force memorials are visited as time allows. Covington Region Honor Flight is an affiliate of Honor Flight Network' which is a non-profit organization created solely tohonor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes, free of charge, to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - World War II survivors, along with those o.ther veterans who may be terminally ill. .While veterans fly free Of charge; the fee for guardians is $550.00, which pays for' the round-trip flight and all food for the day. For additional information or to make a tax- deductible contribution, please contact Tonitta Sauls at 334-488-5065 or The safe way to have fun with fireworks this 4th of July holiday counties in Alabama remain under this declaration, often referred a '":No Burn Order," as of this writing. As we celebrate the Fourth of July, 2011, State Fire Marshal, Ed Paulk re- minds you that fireworks can still be fun and safe as long as we all remember to obey This year, the combina- tion of extreme drought conditions in Alabama, un- seasonably high tempera- tures, low relative h.umidity and reduced availability of fire suppression resources, compounded by the large amount of timber and de- bris on the ground from the April tornadoes, has created the law, and use common sense safety rules. First of all, Marshal Paulk empha- sizes that "the 'No Burn  or- der does not outlaw the legal use of fireworks, but anyone found to be responsible for injury or destruction caused by the reckless or illegal use of fireworks will be subject an atmosphere where the probability of catastrophic fire is unusually high. As a result, Alabama Governor Robert Benttey has issued a formal Declaration of Emer- gency Drought Condition, at the request of State For- ester Linda Casey. All 67 1 PIZZA ..........   " Mon. & Tues. Wed. Hours 11 am-9 pm Chili Dog, Chips & Drink $4.59 + tax Thurs. Hours 11 am-10 pm Spaghetti, Garlic Bread Salad & Drink $6.49 + tax Fri. & Sat. Hours pm Large One Topping Pizza $8.99 + tax Hours 5-9 pm Tues. 11-9 PM Special Pizza By The Slice + Drink $3.59 + tax to prosecution." With these unusual cir- cumstances in mind, the Al- abama State Fire Marshal's Office offers the following rules for the safe enjoyment of fireworks this Indepen- dence Day: * Use common sense and obey the law: Do not discharge fire- works within 600 feet of any enclosed building. Do not shoot fireworks into or from a motor vehi- cle. Do not shoot fireworks toward people. Alabama fireworks laws make each of the above ac- tivities illegal. * Children below the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult when purchasing or using fireworks.' Chil- dren below the age of 14 should not handle fireworks. Fireworks can be a source of great family entertainment, AIRPORT meeting Tuesday he pre'- sented them with a copy of the proposed lease. Florala Airport Authority Chairman Ricky Suggs and John Garner approved the third draft of the lease at their meeting, board mem- ber Ben Robbins was not present. Laird said he feels the lease approved by the board is one everyone can agree on and said Florala Municipal 2011 Alabama Power Company Dine In, Delivery or Take Out 1310 6th Street - Florala AL Phone: 858-2525 I I i (::i : #i;i;:: : ........ /ow dO you know if jur - safe. You may have heard a few of these before. DUt ,( can't nun to .... just the power tne that may be electrified, but the gr0und surr0unding the' he, as wet. tmttonontheuutlet. 5. tf something that s plugged m falls rote a sink full of wate DON'T reach in to get it. Don t even unplug it until after you've cut the power off at the circuit breaker. 6. Watch where you're placing that ladder. Do not let it touch any electrical wires. before. That doesn't mean an outlet can handlethem a I Overloaded circuits cause nothing happens, you've. 8. Don't touch a damaged electrical cord or one showing barewire. In an emergency caLL: 1-800-88S-APCO (2726) For more electrical safety tips, visit, r but they burn very hot. Fireworks are not intend- ed to be handled by chil- dren. * Use fireworks in a clear, open area with an ample water supply and fire ex- tinguisher on hand. Use fireworks only outdoors in a clear area away from flam- mables and combustibles. Here in the South, combus- tibles may include dry grass and leaves as well as paper, other fireworks or anything that will easily catch fire and burn. In dry times, have a water source handy .and wet down the area where you intend to shoot your fireworks. * Use fireworks on a hard, flat surface. Always light fireworks on a hard flat and level surface to insure sta- bility. Grass will not sup- port items nor provide the stability needed to shoot fireworks in a safe manner. * Use care in lighting fireworks and keep clear of the fireworks. Always light fireworks with a punk (a slow burning lighting device available from fireworks dealers), a flare or an ex- tended butane lighting de- vice, enabling you to keep as safe a distance from the firework as possible during the lighting process. Never hold lighted firework items in your hand and never look into a tube to check on a firework item. When light- ing fireworks at night, uge a flashlight to illuminate the fuse and. make the proper ignition possible. Light the firework item. and get away quickly. Respect the fire- works because if improperly used, they are dangerous. * Do not use malfunction- ing or "dud" items. Neverat- tempt to re-light, alter or fix any firework item that does not ignite the first time. Let the item stand at least five minutes and then immerse theitem in water. * Use care in handling and storing fireworks. Nev- er carry fireworks in your pocket or on your person. Keep fireworks away from open flames, heat or spark producing appliances. Fire- works should be stored in a cool dry place. Never store fireworks in your bedroom or near exits. * Wear safe ctothing and safety glasses. Wear only clothing that is flame re- sistant and will not melt. Safety glasses are especially recommended for those in- dividuals who light the fire- works. * Do not use alcohol while enjoying fireworks. Please do not consume alcohol while handling fireworks. If you are impaired in any way see FIREWORKS page 4 Airport will be able to keep the annual FAA allocations ($100,000-$250,000 pear year) which in years past have been graciously given to the South Alabama Re- gional Airport in Andalusia. The new lease eliminates the exclusive fuel sales and allows the airport authority to enter into a combo lease that allows for rent based on fuel flowage per gallon and for rent on the land and building. Though the spe- cific rent amounts have not been negot.iated, Laird said the figure will be compara- ble to the state average for a facility of Florala's size. Sunshine Aero currently operates on 10.15 acres of the 100-plus acre airport and employs about 15 peo- ple. Florala Airport Author- ity members, Williamson and Laird have all said they don't want Sunshine Aero to leave and hope a new lease agreement will be in place soon. Florala Airport Authority members have said the first improvements to be made at the airport will be runway expansion. Currently, the airport is at 3,300 feet but the board wants to extend the runwa to 6,000 feet. Suggs sai they are also hoping to explore the option of a building a spec building to draw businesses to the airport. FROM FRONT ROSE FROM FRONT The Florala Airport Au- thority is now looking for an engineer to help create a master plan for the airport, as well as an airport consul- tant. Engineer proposals are due by July 1. The Florala Airport Au, thority will meet again on July 5, where they hope to sign a new lease with Sun- shine Aero and hire an en- gineer. those years ago. 'She" and her husband, Dr. Emmette Brunson, reside in Enter- prise, AL. Jack, at age 104, drove himself to the June 24th celebration this year which he has been attend-, ing for 73 years. A couple of year ago, he stopped by after having visited his girl- friend in Andalusia, over 100 years old herself. All I've got to say is the old boy must be made out of pretty good stuff. I think it is great that Jack continues to live life at the fullest! Look for- ward to seeing you again'st next year Jack. FELLOW METHOD- IST Rick and Amy Wilson, Punch Bowl Road, Paxton. are noted for their pulled pork and ribs barbeque. They set up their operation on Gary and Lynn Jones' lot,just across the street from their house. I'm tell- ing you that pulled pork is to die for. Rick tossed me a sandwich as Larry and I were heading for the house. It was fine. They didn't do as well as hoped for but when folks realize what a champion he is at barbeque- ing, that story will change. I hope they weren't discour- aged and will try their luck again next year. You can't beat Rick's Barbeque. He has won honors for his bar- beque. Bright House Networks Customer Notice From time to time our agreements with Cable channels and television stations come up for renegotiation. While we do not anticipate any loss or disruption of service, regulations require us to notify JOU of the possibility of losing programming. 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I. can't re- member.a hotter .24th of June Masonic Celebration the numerous years I've at- tended. Needless to say, I'm in hibernation. It's tough when you have to hibernate winter and summer. Beauti- ful Lake Jackson State Park has truly been a blessing for the thousands of visitors and home folks alike in this sweltering weather. I don't guess this was a record year attendance for the celebration but there were a whole lot of folks here. Larry and I saw a number of friends we rarely ever see, among them were brothers of Ronald Rudd. Wayne and Rodney, whom Larry served with during the Korean Conflict in Ja- pan and Korea.