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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015 PAGE 3 Gaskin School Reunion Scheduled Gaskin School re- union (1907-1969) will be held Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the DeFuniak Springs Civic Center (18th year). Bring a covered dish, photos albums, and visit old friends. Contact Glen- da (Sims) Arrant 850-834-2452 dar- or Cheryl (Sims) Alber- son 850-834-3206 for additional information. 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 Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette practices. Individuals or businesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a mem- ber of the Paxton Ru- ritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at items and yard de- bris. The city truck will pickup debris on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident is free, each additional truck load is $100.00 per truck. Vegetation and limb debris must be stacked separately 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 responsibil- ity to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged be- fore pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be dis- posed of as set by Al- abama and EPA laws. If further information is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thurs- day of every month at 10 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. 850-834-2205. Worthless Check Unit In Florala Toll-Free County # The Covington Covington County County District At- residents who wish to torney'sWorthless submit a work order to Check Unit is in FIo- the county now have rala every second a toll-free number in Thursday ofthemonth order to do so. on Florala's Municipal The new in-bound Court date in order to toll free phone num- help local businesses berforthe County En- collect on worthless gineer's office is (877) checks. This is a free 895-2620. service provided by the District Attorney's Florala City Hall Office. Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regular Council Meet- ings 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 household Senior Citizen Center Activities Residents age 60 or older, the Florala Senior Center is wait- ing for you! 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 din- ner events. For more informa- tion, call 334-858-3310 or stop by and visit at 1338 4th Street, FIo- rala. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- dalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Green- ville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare students for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not en- rolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based on individ- ual student's needs and may include one- ( n-one tutoring, group instruction, and com- puter-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Pro- gram. For more infor- mation, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Flora- la (334) 858-4100, Lu- verne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, FIo- rala meets at Ala- bama Land and Home Realty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Business 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 nation- al estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 mil- lion confirmed cases of child abuse and ne- glect 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 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 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 Alct)hlica Anony- mous will hold weekly meetings at the old Florala City Middle School Cafeteria on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Call 858-2209 for additional information. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the La- dies' Clubhouse, Wild- flower 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 information. Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th 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 orders to/from Gospel Food Ministries. Distribution is usually the fourth or last Saturday 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 q he marriage celebratio, of Zi!~ii~iiiiiiii~iiii~iii~i~i~i!~i!i!i~i!i~iii!i!i!i~!~i~i~iii~i~!~i~i~i~i~i~i~i~!~i Segerlee &ear 5atur aV the qZourth of at Fen-'Fbir v in the mornind tZirst .%lniteb 5 vietho ist Church q=[oraIa. 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