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PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS I !li'll II I Covington County - WEDNESDAY t Breakfast/Lunch Monday, August 13 - Ham Croissant, Ce- real, Fruit Cocktail, pies, Baked Sweet Po- Fruit Juice, Milk tato, Turnips, Sliced Crispito or Ham Peaches, Milk Sandwich, Corn, Re- fried Beans w/Cheese, Wednesday, Au- Pineapple Tidbits, gust 15 - Scrambled Chocolate Grahams, Eggs, Biscuit w/Jelly, Milk Grits, Sliced Peaches, : Tueday, August Fruit Juice, Milk 14 - Maple Mini Pan- Hamburger Steak cakes, Yogurt, Apple w/Gravy or Turkey Quarters, Fruit Juice, Sandwich, Roll, Rice, Milk Broccoli & Cheese, Baked Chicken Sliced Carrots, Apple Tenders or Ham Quarters, Chocolate Sandwich, Hushpup- Cake, Milk ue re Paxton Little League will have a Fall Ball sea- son from late September- mid November. Practice will start the first week in September. Registration will be held at Paxton Town Hall Friday, August 17 from 4:30 -7 p.m. and Saturday, August 18 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration fee is $30. ($15 late fee after scheduled registration dates). Pending participation, all age groups will have teams. Donations of equipment at will be accepted at registration. Helmets, cleats, bats, pants, bags, etc. All items donated will be redistributed players who need them. AUGUST 8, 2018 W.S. Harlan Elementary School will have student orientation for the 2018-19 school year on Thurs- day, August 9 at 6 p.m. Homerooms will be posted in the auditorium. Ifa child has never attended W.S. Harlan they will need to bring an Alabama immunization form, birth certificate and Social Security card to orientation, Supply lists are posted on W.S. Harlan's Facebook page. For any questions, call 334-858-3294. Florala Head Start is accepting 2018-2019 enrollment applications. Apply today as space is limited. This program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin, the program is free. Call for information: Lynda Christian, Center Director or Chelsea Martin, Family Service Specialist, 334-858-3060, or come by 22850 8th Ave Florala. Must have an Alabama address. Florala High School 2018-2019 school year will begin on Monday, August 13. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. daily and the tardy bell will ring at 7:46 a.m. Orientation for 12th grade will be held August 10 from 9-10 a.m Grades 8-11 orientation will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Students will be able to pick up schedules, paperwork, textbooks, pay for lockers ($7.00) and parking permits ($10.00). Senior portraits will be taken by Bill Miller Photography on July 23. Seniors will receive a packet with information and appointment times included. Fall school pictures will be taken on August 22. Faculty for this school year include: Max Whittaker, principal; John Bell, band director; Susan Bon- durant, history, Sharon Bulger, special services; Daniel Green, agriscience/coach; Hope Hinson, lan- guage arts; Brianna Leitschuck, math/coach; Scott Mason, history, head football, softball coach and athletic director; Joea McNeil, counselor; Leigh Newby, language arts; Kaleb Powell, speciaI services/ coach; Julia Sexton, family and consumer science; John Stone, science; Troy Turman, PE/basketball coach; Jennie Ward, science/fishery; Melissa Windham, math; Melissa Zessin, library. Staff include: David Bass, special education aide/coach; Jeff Burleson, custodian; Vickie Carter, lunch- room worker; Cheybrel Coleman, nursei Jamie Jackson, secretary; Jimmy Jordan, maintenance; Paula Stewart, lunchroom manager; Charlette Suggs, ISS teacher/coach; and Kendall Williford, bookkeeper. New faces include: John Bell, Sharon Bulger, Jeff Burleson, Troy Turman, Paula Stewart and Kendall Williford. Earn a salary while learning a skilled trade JOBLINK.ALABAMA.GOV Ahhama : ,~ ,r ~rat, m Funding provided by the USDOL, ETA, Federal WIOA. An Equal Opportunity Employer~Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabiFaies. preteens Parents, a new school year is beginning. The Alabama Department of Public Health re- minds you it is time for parents to make sure that their children have everything they need to protect them as they return to school. In ad- dition to pencils, paper and other classroom essentials, vaccination should be included on every checklist. Children are suscep- tible to certain vaccine- preventable diseases as they move into adoles- cence, making it all the more important to keep their immunizations teens recommeni current and up to date.are recommended for health insurance. Par- There are four recom- most persons starting ents should check with mended vaccinations the series before their their insurance provid- for preteens and teens: 15th birthday, er to see if the HPV vac- Tdap, HPV, meningo- "There is no question cine is covered by their coccal and influenza, that the vaccine works," program. If it is not, the By nature, parents said primary author Dr. Vaccines for Children want to protect and Warner Huh, professor (VFC) Program is avail- shield their children and director of the Uni- able to help families from any hurt, harm versity of Alabama at of eligible children get or danger as much as Birmingham Division recommended vaccines. humanly possible; the of Gynecologic Oncology Contact the VFC toll- HPV vaccine is one and a senior scientistfree line at 1-866-674- sure way to protect at the UAB Compre- 4807 for more informa- them from preventable hensive Cancer Cen- tion. cancers. The HPV vac- ter. When given at the cine (Gardasil) protects recommended age and Visit http://www.ala- against over half a doz- dose, the HPV vaccine en types of cancers in- is highly effective, cancerfhpv.html orwww. cluding cervical, penile Dependents aged 9 and oropharyngeal. Two through 26 may be cov-more information. doses of HPV vaccine ered by their parents' With a baekFo.nd as a s. cesdul bt|stness leader, Bill Fletcher is committed to making County government more efficient and c.tting w tdul ApeMJng, Bill li]rmly 5elt e g ernment sho.kl t our tax dollars t nd or f tled pro)nets, As a rue on rw tve, Bill l l tcher recognizes that it's the priva Aecivr -- not government = that creates)obs and increases oppon.ntty, As a member of the NWl SC lnstttme of Senior Profession#s study team, Bill was instrumental in persuading l ovd Travel SIVp t:o consider locating a facility tn Mossy' Head lnd.strial Park, Ulttmatdy, Love's butR one of their largeg and mo t . ce hl operations t. Mos y Head, Bill and his wlfe Mary have lived in Walton County for 20 years and are committed Iv enhancing tmpr ng the community oil love, Bill's service as W IVn Coun ' State Commt.eeman for the Republican Party of l:lorlda reflec, his and Mary's bdid that working Ivsether, North and South Walton can rea e a powerhl force to better t.he lives of all County residents, A lot of misinformation has been circulated about my views on Customary Use. In spite Of my many posts and countless conversations over several years, there is still confusion about where I stand on this extremely critical issue. I hope I can adequately clarify how I view this confusing and volatile subject. First, I want to make it clear that I favor the right of the public to access and enjoy our beautiful beaches. I am adamantly against barriers and hostile signs;,I believe they detract from the natural beauty for which the beaches are enjoyed. I also believe the confrontational actions from both sides is not constructive. Enjoyment of the beaches by local residents did not create this crisis; the fairly recent phenomenon of millions of tourists converging on them and the behavior of some has gotten us in the predicament we are in. Inappropriate behavior and the trashing of not only the beaches in front of private homes, but on the public beaches as well, has been out of control for years. Twenty years ago my wife I were volunteers with South Walton Turtle Watch. I always carried a large trash bag and it did not take very long to fill it up. We did this for several years and never saw any reduction in the amount of trash, quite the opposite. Had we properly staffed Code Enforcement and dealt swiftly and firmly with that inappropriate abuse, we might not be spending the huge amount of money we are now spending to collect tons of trash yearly. And, we may not have gotten the beachfront owners so exasperated that they took their current position. Although we have increased our Code Enforcement staff, I don't think it is near enough to adequately cover the beaches and stringently deal with abuse. Only in recent years did the County start buying beach front property and that needs to continue. Another area of concern I have is the proliferation of Beach Vendors and the thousands of umbrellas and chairs on our public beaches. While I have a soft spot for these hardworking entrepreneurs and I believe they perform a valued service to our tourists, (and possibly to some locals) I think we have to look at ways to prevent so many being set up and never occupied. This keeps a large number of beach goers with no place to go. Lastly, I believe HB 631 should be repealed or radically amended because it created a lot of confusion and obviously targeted Walton County. I have sent that request to Governor Scott. I have also asked the Board of County Commissioners to offer a six month hold on litigation if the beachfront owners will agree and make a final effort to avoid years of enormously expensive legal fees. We have radical activist on both sides of this issue, but I believe they are a small number. Most truly want to be civil, tolerant and friendly as we locals enjoy our beaches and continue to attract the tourists that are so vital to our economy. Sadly, without reasonable compromise from both sides, we are presently headed to court for years of expensive litigation and I don't see any way to stop that. on August 28, 2018 Please visit review Candidates experience and Community involvement and make your decision t 4