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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011 PAGE 3 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. Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Support 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 Ruri(an 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, checks and food stamps (EBT) are accepted: Food must be pre- ordered and can be viewed/ ordered at angelfoodminis- tales.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. 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. For additional informa- tion contact the chamber at 858-6252, email fioralatdc- ity@yahoo .com. Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton Ruritan Club 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 the Pax- ton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ru- ritan Club. For more information contact Missy Bolen at 850-834-5606. Used books in good con- dition are being collected for distribution to thd residents of the' Bob Hope Villag 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. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Community Building, 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. Florala City Hall Changes Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regu- lar council meetings are the Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at rio- rala City Middle School caf- eteria every 5:30 p.m. Business meetings are 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 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 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, Florela. Students who need help in any subject may attend and volunteers are also wel- come. Collection 2nd and 4th Monday of each Underway For month in the Council Chain- bets at 6:30 p.m. Household items and yard debris will be picked up on a per call basis. Contact rio- rala City Hall at 858-3612 for issuance of a work order for pickup. Household items, such as discarded furniture and cardboard boxes must be separated from yard limbs and debris and any metal items must also be in a sep- erate pile. Items not seper- ated will not be picked up. Tornado Victims Northwest Florida State College AmeriCorps is col- lecting items to assist the vic- tims of the tornadoes in north Alabama. Items needed are: cleaning supplies, non-per- ishable foods, toys/school supplies, insect repellent, bug spray, fire ant killer and personal hygiene products. The drop-off location in Flora- la is at Ranch House Kitchen on Fifth Avenue. Angel Food Ministries Program 6th Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. is the Angel Food Ministries host site for residents of Florala and sur- mudding 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 removed FHS New Student Information 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- zation ertificate (blue form). These certificates rhay 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:// Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Pub- lic Library invites children ages 2-4 .to joinMiss Laura every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Florala Head Start Seeks Applicants 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. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Lu- veme, and Greenville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare students 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 meth- ods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutor- ing, group instruction, and computer-based instructional programs. Build a brighter future with LBWCC's Adult Education Program. For more informa- tion, contact a class near you: Andalusia (33.4) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Luverne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Jackson Family Reunion The Jackson Family will hold a reunion on Saturday, July 23 at Tyner Station (the positive that will change a immunization card. old L&N Depot) in Florala from lifetime for a young person in For further information call 10 a.m. until. All friends and foster care. We need families the school at 334-858-3294. family are invited to attend, to open their hearts and open Bring a covered dish and lots their homes for these children of memories to share. All pa- in need," said a spokesper- Paxton School per products, meats and tea son. Visit www.dhr.alabama. will be provided, nov or call 1-866-4ALKids schedules For information or any (1-866-425-5437) or Coy-orientation questions call Vickie Gilley at ington County Depart- 334-858-2225 or Jackie Jack- ment of Human Resources Aug. 5 son at 334-858-6994. (334-427-7900) to find out Paxton School has sched- about the many different ways uled orientation for grades Master Gardener to jet involved. 1-12 for August 5 from 9 - 11 a.m. Program ' Students may meet their The Covington County Ex-Annual teachers, get schedules, get tension office will be hosting class supply lists and accli- a Master Gardener Volunteer MasonlOES mate themselves to the cam- Training Course on Tues-Peanut Sale pus. They are looking forward days from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m to a wonderful school year. from August 16 - November Underway Elementary students can go 1. The training course will The Mason and Eastern directly tothe building of their provide 50 hours of instruc- Star members of Florala will class level and middle/high tion in plant science and hold their annual Boiled Pea- student schedules will be horticulture subjects. After nut Sale through August 6. posted in the main hallway. completing the course, Mas- ter Gardener interns will be required to give 50 hours of volunteer service to Exten- Tri-City Football Narcotics sion and their communities Meeting And Anonymous through beautification proj- ects, horticulture workshops Registration Meeting and demonstrations, helping Tri-CitiesFootball registra- A Narcotics Anonymous neighborhood schools and tion is still ongoing at Ranch meeting will be held every "churches, and much more,House and Alabama Power Monday night at 7 p.m. in The cost of the program is Company. Cost is $40 for first Lockhart, AL at Faith Deliver- $90, For more information, child and for each $35 subse- ance Apostolic Church. Ev- or an application, call the quent child. Must be age 6 by eryone is welcome. Covington County Extension August 1st and no older than For more informa- office at 334-222-1125 or Re- 12 by August 1st. tion call 334-208-0034 or chel Dykes at 334-774-2329. 334-208-0502. The deadline for application is July 15. W.S, Harlan Elementary Senior Citizen Student Send Center Orientation Your Activities Student orientation forW.S. 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 ava!lable 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. Harlan Elementary School will be Tuesday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Parents are encouraged to come and complete their child's student information for the coming school year. Returning students can go to their assigned classroom to complete their paperwork. New students should go to the auditorium. New students must have a copy of their So- cial Security Card, Birth Cer- tificate and their original blue COMMUNITY, HAPPENINGS to The Florala News: fax: 858-3786 or: e-mail: floralanews@ Honor Flight accepting applicants for Oct. 1st flight Adoptive and Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR fi- nalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their foster care system. According to national esti- mates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 mil- lion confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect will be re- ported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birth- days. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do something The Covington Region Honor Flight is still accepting ap- plications for the third flight to Washington, D.C. on Sat- urday, October 1st. The flight will leave from South Ala- bama Regional Airport in Sanford, Alabama and fly direct to Washingtoa Dulles International Airport. From the airport, veterans and guardians will take a short 30-min- ute bus ride to Washington, D.C. where they will visit the World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. They will also visit Arlington National Cemetery where they will have the opportunity 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 to honor 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 other 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-de- ductible contribution, contact Tonitta Sauls at 334-488-5065 or Daily Lunch & Dinner SPECIALS HOURS: Mon. 5-9 pm Tues. & Wed. 11 am - 9 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5 am - 10 pm 1310 6th Street Florala AL 334-858-2525 for . ChildrenPe=ohool - 12'hGrade ** chool Supplle= will be given awayH For i.formati0, call the church at $