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W Tri-City Football a.m. and 1-2;30 p.m. Thursdays at 5:30 applications. Recruit- League Fundraisers For a new student, p.m. Business meet- ment will be ongoing Tri-City Football/ bring the original Ala-ings are last meeting from now until April Cheerleading league bama Blue Immuniza- ofthe month. 1, 2012. Please get is preparing for the tion Card and copy of Everyone is wel- applications today, upcoming season. The organization will hold various activities to raise funds for uni- forms, equipment and to re-condition helmet- sy. This Saturday gei your car washed for a donation and/or pur- chase a "cajun" style BBQ pork steak and chips for $5. birth certificate and so- cial security card. Stu- dent school supply lists are available in the of- rice. The first day of school will be Monday, August 20. For ques- tions call the school at 34-858-3294. AA Meetings Held At APC . Alcoholics Anony- Register children to "mous (A,A.) meetings participate in eitherare held at Alabama football or cheerlead- Power Coml any ing. Any child who isCommunity Building, 6 years of age on or located at 1293 5th come. For informa- tion about becoming a member call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741. 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 Coun- cil Chambers at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala will be al- lowed to have access to the City's dumpsters before August 1 and up to 12 years old may participate. Registra- tion fee is $40. Board meetings are currently being held every Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the Florala Kiwanis Park. Anyone interested in playing, coaching football or being a cheerleading sponsor should ,contact New- ton Peters (858-2623) in order to complete a background form. Completed back- ground checks must be done prior to vot- ing in head eoach for each team. Football camp is schedfiled to begin August 2 and Cheer c'amp will be the fol- lowing week. Visit the facebook page https:// pages/Tri-City-Pee- Wee-Football. Womanless Fashion Show Maurices will be host- ing a Womanless Fash- ion Show on Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. at FIo- rala High School. Admis- sion is $5.00 per person. Children 6 and under are free. This event is a ben- efit for Coach Justin and Joni Jones, and their son, Kaleb, who has been undergoing treat- ment for a cancerous tu- mor. All proceeds will go to the family. Boiled Peanut Sales The Masons and Eastern Star members kick off their Annual Boiled Peanut Sale on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7. Buy them by the bag or by the pound to freeze. Sales will continue through Saturday, July 28. Proceeds go for the upkeep of the MaStar Building on Main Street in Florala. Street, Florala, 7 p.m. at the City Yard, 1815 on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bin- go, medicine manage- ment, programs of in- terest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for seniors' convenience, whether to go to the doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or trans- portation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, participants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an application. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for in- formation. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce next scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 6, 6 p.m. in the Ladies' Clubhouse on Wild- flower Aven ue. Members are ex- pected, but guests are weclomed. For addi- tional information con- tact the chamber at 858-6252, email floral- 9th Street, from the hours of 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, to discard small amounts of household items and yard debris. No hazardous materials or tires will be allowed to be discarded. If fur- ther information is re- quired, contact City Hall. i Toll-Free County Number Covington County residents who wish 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 County Engi- neer's office is (877) 895-2620. Narcotics Anonymous Meeting A Narcotics Anony- mous meeting will be held every Mon- day.night at 7 p.m. in Lockhart, AL at Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church. Everyone is welcome. For more informa- tion call 334-208-0034 or 334-208-0502. Florala Head Start Taking Applications Florala Head Start is now accepting 2012-2013 enrollment Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Ho - pice is facilitating a Cancer Support Group in Florala. It is open to all cancer patients, caregivers, 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. W.S. Harlan Elementary SchoOl Student Orientation W.S. Harlan Elemn- etary Student Orienta- tion will be Thursday, August 16 from 8-11 Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Florala City Middle School cafete- ria the first and third space is LIMITED. Head Start does not discriminate on the ba- sis or race, color, sex, age disability, religion or national origin. The program is FREE. For more information call Lynda Christian, Cen- ter Director and Fam- ily Service Specialist at 334-858-3060, or stop by the Head Start Center at 22850 8th Avenue in Florala. Worthles.s Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District Attor- ney's Worthless Check Unit is in Florala every second Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help lo- cal businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Attorney's Office. Adoptive and Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to re- cruit more foster/adop- tive families. DHR fi- nalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care sys- tem. 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 ne- glect, 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 July 15th- 19th 6-8 PM New Summer Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.. Thursday, Friday & Saturday THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 11,,2012 " PAGE 3 '1 or call 1-866-4ALKids (i -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. 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 old- er 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 in- structional 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. 334-427-4000. Baseball Team . Seeking Players The Enterprise semi-pro baseball team needs players : for Saturday and Sun- day games. Ages 18 and up. Call Joe Jackson 334-806=6929 for in- formation. 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 CityHall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ruritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850 834-3031 or Bill Perkins at 850-834-2205. Cancer Victim Fundraiser A fundraiser honoring Cooper Sasser, with all proceeds going to the Leukemia Society, will be held Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Andalusia Church of Veteran's Outreach Program A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hos- pice, 820 South Three Ndtch Street in Andalu- sia, AL. Any veteran, active military, family member or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call God, and a concert fol- lowing from 6-8 p.m, featuring Slade Wicker and After the Day. Concessions will be available for purchase. There will be a water slide and bounce house for a fee of $5.00 for all day use. Send COMMUNITY NEWS to 1155 Fifth Street Florala, AL 36442 fax: 334-858-3786 or e-mail: The Gospel Ranch Presents I cosvvJ, sr CF, LFSRAT O I SATURDAY, JULY 14 8 a.m. until Iqorala Middle School Auditorium Featuring The Shephards, The Staffards, Benton Brothers and Company, Through The Fire For more information call 334-858-2395 or ' 334-858-7365 or visit