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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. CNAA Hometown Reunion Set The Carver National Alum- ni Association Home Town Reunion will be held July 1-3, 2011 in Florala. For ore information con- tact Fontella Thompson at 334-574-0029 or email to fontella.thompson30@ya- Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Sulport Group in Florala. It is open to all cancer patients, care- givers, family members and friends to help deal with the emotions of cancer. The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the Florala Memorial Hospital dining room. Paxton Ruritan Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton RuritanClub 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 thePax- ton City Hall or by .contacting a member of the Paxton Ru- dtan 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. 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. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Community Buildlng, 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. Free GED Classes In Florala LBWCC is offering free GED classes at the old FIo- rala Middle School campus Call Diann McCurley for informationat 334-858-4100 or 334-343-0900. 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 or 6th Avenue Cleaners. The limitation has been remdved on food boxes purchased. Purchasing the top line Box- es (Signature, Allergen Free and senior Convenience) is no longer required to qual- ify for any special boxes. All boxes are available to any- one regardless of income. Cash, money orders, check -and food stamps (EBT) are accepted. Food must be pre- ordered and can be viewed/ ordered at angelfoodminis- tries.corn 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. 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; such as discarded furniture and cardboard boxes must "beseparated from yard limbs ind debris find 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- last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about becoming a member call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741. Toll-Free County Number Covington County resi- dents whowish 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 for 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. Summer Reading Program T, he Florala Public Library invites children kindergarten through fourth grade to the library every Thursday during the month of June from 10-11 a.m. Date is June 30. The theme for this summer is, "One World, Many Sto- ries." 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 ,s welcome. For ' more informa- tion call 334-208-0034 or 334-208-0502 ...... 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- sona hygiene products. The drop-off location in Florala is at Ranch House Kitchen on Fifth Avenue. FHS new student information Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The KiwanisClub of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at FIo- rala City Middle School caf- eteria every Thursday at.5:30 p.m. Business meetings are New students moving into the Florala High School area should go by Florala High School to register for the new school year. It is very impor- tant to register as soon as possible. New students must have an Alabama Health Immuni- THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011 ' PAGE 3 zation Certificate (blue form). These certificates may be obtained from the Covington County Health Department or from a private physician. Im- munization records from oth- er states must be converted to an Alabama certificate and may be done so at the Cov- ington County Health Depart- ment. Parents should be with the student when registering. There are forms that must be completed and signed by the parent. It would be very help- ful when registering to have a last report card or records from the last school attend- ed. Florala High School office hours are: Monday - Thurs- day, 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.; Fri- day - closed. Contact Florala High School at 334-858-3765 or visit their website at http:// Tri-City Wildcats Board Meeting Set The Tri-City Wildcats will hold a board meeting on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. in the Alabama Power meet- ing room. All board members are en- couraged to attend. For more information, contact Doodle Nolan at 850-305-7465. 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 and it's all free! Florala Head Start Seeks Applicants - @ It's A Girl. Ava Suzanne Anderson Garrett and Jill Anderson proudly announce the arrival of their new baby girl, Ava Suzanne. Ava made her appearance on June 1, 2011 at 11:24 a.m. at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Camp- bell, Kentucky. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Ava was happily welcomed home by big sister, Alys- sa Gracie, age 5, and big brother, Noah Kayne, age 3. Proud grandparents are Myron and Sheila Ander- son and John and Sue White, all of Florala. The Andersons are stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where Garrett serves with the U.S. Army. Jacksonville State University announces President's, Deans' Lists for Spring 2011 Jacksonville State University students named to the President's List and Deans' List for the Fall Semester 2010 are listed below. Students earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average (all A's) are named to the President's List; those attaining all A's and B's, to the Deans' Lists. Joseph Cato of Florala. 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. Send COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to The Florala News fax: 858-3786 or e-mail: floralanews@ New Hours: Closed Sunday Monday (beginningJuly 11th) 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday 11a.m. 9 ).m, TRY OUR BARBECUE PORK & BEEF! -'334-858-2 CATERING AVAILABLE CANEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH welcomes New Pastor. 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