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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013 PAGE 3 Free Movie Thursdays will be held on the 2nd tional friends from other At Library and 4th Thursday of ev- classes will join in after 8 The Florala Public ery month at 10 a.m. at p.m. Library will offer a free Comfort Care Hospice, Call Glen Powell movie showing for chil- 820 South Three Notch 334-222-7702, Jan- dren in Kindergarten Street in Andalusia, AL. ice Stewart Ansley through 4th grade. This Any veteran, active mill- 850-652-44676 or Mary will be held on Thurs- tary, family member or J0 Strickland Davis days, July 11, 18, 25 concerned citizen is in- 251-23@0908 for infor- and August 1, 8 and 15 vited. For more informa- mation. from 10-11 a.m. tion call 334-427-4000. Book Sale To Benefit Library A book sale to benefit the Glady Milton Library in Paxton will be held July 6 from 8 a.m. un- til. Location is Highway 0605, 2 miles south of Paxton, one block off 331. Gaskin School Reunion Planned It's time once again for .the Gaskin School Reunion. It will be held on Saturday, July 6 at the DeFuniak Springs Civic Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring memories and a covered dish and enjoy visiting with for- mer classmates. For questions call Cheryl Ann Alberson at (850) 834-3206 or Glenda Ar- rant at (850) 834-2452. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine management, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are avail- able for seniors' conve- nience, whether to go to the doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or transportation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, participants must be sixty years of age to at- tend, and fill out an ap- plication. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for information. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Alabama Land and Home Realty office the first and third Thurs- days at 5:30 p.m. Busi- ness meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For information about becoming a mem- ber call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741 or Deborah Stokes 858-5603. 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 prac- tices. Individuals or busi- nesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ruritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Per- kins at 850-834-2205. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sherry every Tues- day at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Veteran's Outreach Program A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anony- mous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Com- munity Building, located at 1293 5th Street, Flora- la, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington Coun- ty District Attorney's Worthless Check Unit is in Florala every second Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help local businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Attorney's Of- rice. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce meets the first Monday Good News For The of the month at 6 p.m. at Hungry the Ladies' Clubhouse, Program Wildflower Avenue. Available The Sixth Avenue Mis- Narcotics sionary Baptist Church, Anonymous 22507 6th Avenue in Meeting Florala is a sponsor of A Narcotics Anony- the Gospel Food Minis- mous meeting will be tries "Good News For held every Monday night The-Hungry" program. at 7 p.m. in Lockhart, AL The program pro- at Faith Deliverance Ap- vides high quality boxes ostolic Church. Every- of food with the menu one is welcome, changing monthly. For more information Sixth Avenue Baptist call 334-208-0034 or is a host site where peo- 334-208-0502. pie can submit/pick-up orders to/from Gospel Toll-Free County Food Ministries. Dis- Number tribution is usually the Covington County fourth or last Saturday of residents who wish to each month. Food box- submit a work order to es range in price from the county now have a $22.00 up to $49.00. toll-free number in,order Anyone can place an to do so. order through this pro- The new in-bound gram. toll free phone number Contact Pinkie Wil- for the County Engi- liams at 334-858-7738 needs office is (877) for additional informa- 895-2620. tion or visit www.gospel- Florala City Hall Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regular council meet- ings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Cham- bers at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala will be al- lowed to have access to the City's dumpsters at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, to discard small amounts of house- hold items and yard debris. No hazardous materials or tires will be allowed to be discarded. If further information is required, contact City Hall. Florala Head Start Accepting Applications Florala Head Start is now accepting 2013-2014 enrollment appliations. Recruitment will be ongoing from now untilApril 1,2013. Space is limited. Program does not discriminate on the bsis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. Our program is free. Call to get information: Lynda Christian, Cen- ter Director or Anny Beagles, Family Ser- vice Specialist: (334) 858-3060, or come by Head Start Center, 22850 8th Ave., Floral& AL. Must have an Ala- bama address. FHS Class of 1963 Reunion Friday, June 28, the Florala High School Class of 1963 will meet at the Florala Depot from 6-9 p.m. Addi- Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hos- pice is facilitating a Can- cer Support Group in Floral& It is open to all cancer patients, caregiv- ers, 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 Me- morial Hospital dining room. Cemetery Clean Up Donations The Svea Cemetery Committee is request- ing donations for the up- keep of the Svea Cem- etery located in North Okaloosa County. Those with loved ones interred there who would like to contribute, send donations to the following address: Svea Cemetery Fund, 9062 Highway 85-North, Lau- rel Hill, Florida 32567. I.:BW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community Col- lege offers free GED Classes in Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Greenville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare stu- dents for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Program. For more information, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Luverne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more foster/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their foster care system. According to national 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 something positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in foster care. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need;" said a spokesperson. Visit or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Human Re- sources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. ...Reese Reese graduates with EMS-Paramedic degree Reba Savannah Reese of Florala graduated from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) on May 10 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services-Paramed- ic. She is a 2011 graduate of Florala High School having completed the EMT program at LBWCC the summer before her senior year of high school. She remained enrolled at LBWCC's Andalusia campus as a dual enrollment student throughout her senior year, pursuing her paramedic degree. Following high school graduation, Reba wasted no time becoming a full time student at LBWCC. Shortly before obtaining her paramedic degree, she had a desire to obtain her Advanced EMT license. In January, 2013, after satisfying National Regis- try, she obtained her Advanced EMT license. And after satisfying the prescribed National Standards on May 18, she became a licensed paramedic. Her plans are to continue her education at LBWCC, Greenville, AL to obtain an RN degree. Reba is currently employed with Advanced EMS of Andalusia and also works part-time with Cone- cuh County EMS in Evergreen. Joining the graduation celebration were par- ents, Michael and Abigail Reese, love of her life, Brandon Lisabelle and his family, all of Ever- green, AL, grandparents Alice Allen and Terry Clary of Florala, John and Tracy Worley of Lake Stevens, WA, and the late William (Bunk) Reese and the late Christine Reese, along with numerous friends and family members. Recipe of the Week FIESTA SALAD 1 lb. hamburger meat 1 lb. Velveeta cheese 1 can Rotel tomatoes 1 small jarof taco sauce 1 small pkg. taco seasoning 1 pkg. (10 oz) yellow rice 1 bag taco chips Melt cheese and taco sauce together. Brown ham- burger meat and add taco seasoning. Cook yellow rice according to directions on pkg. Mix all ingre- dients in a casserole dish and top with crumbled chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 rains. liiiii iiii0000i :i iiii FLORALA PHAR.00!A.CY1 FLORALA PHARMACY WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE DIABETIC TESTING SUPPLIES AVAILABLE FOR OUR PATIENTS. IF YOU HAVE COPAYS, THEY WILL BE MUCH LOWER NOW! NO NEED FOR MAIL-ORDER STRIPS!i! CALL 858-3291 Choose our pharmacy for your diabetes testing supplies, Ask  st fer mere  ard hw you  receive a FRL:E Leat Meter Wday!