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PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017 I i I III II Florala Pohce Department ARREST REPORT COVINGTON COUNTY E-911 Report For Florala Area The Florala Police Department reported the fol- lowing arrests for August 23-30, 2017: Wesley Quimby - possession of marijuana II, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying con- cealed weapon William W. Sasser - failure to appear ***Aft subjects listed above are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Florala Utilities Board Superintendent Chris Jackson informed the council that within the next 3 weeks the lift station on 2nd Avenue should be complete and the 3rd Street lift station project will begin. Mayor Holley informed the council that the Flo- rala Health Clinic on 5th Avenue will be closing at the end of September due to financial reasons. In other business the Council: asked department heads to look over the standard operating procedure (SOP) and note any changes, etc. prior to the next meeting announced a volunteer work day at the Flo- rala City Middle School on September 1 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. heard from the Opp Trailmasters regarding their Scarecrow in the Park project approved minutes from the August 14 meet- ing approved accounts payable set the next meeting for September 11 at 6:30 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. workshop Following adjournment of the meeting, City ac- countant Joy Taylor announced that she was ten- dering her resignation effective immediately. Florala Municipal Airport representative Ricky Suggs stated, "On behalf of the airport thank you very much for paying for out audit even though you have no authority over the airport I appreci- ate it very much." AUGUST 22 4:03 am - Third St, FIo- rala - police call 5:23 am - Highway 331, Paxton - police call 5:32 am - Highway 331, Paxton - police call 7:40 am - McPhail Farm Rd, Florala EMS call 11:20 am - Johnsons Quarters Rd & Still Pond Rd, Florala - po- lice call 11:31 am - Johnsons Quarters Rd & Still Pond Rd, Florala - po- lice call 4:41 pm - Lakeshore Blvd, Florala - 911 hangup 7:16 pm - Navaho St, Lockhart - police call 7:32 pm - Ninth St, Florala - police call 8:22 pm - Navaho St, Lockhart - police call 8:27 pm - Navaho St, Lockhart - police call 9:03 pm - Fifth Ave, Florala - EMS call AUGUST 23 7:14 am - Union Rd, Florala - EMS call 11:31 am - Fourth St, Florala - police call 12:11 pm - Seventh Ave, Florala police call 1:17 pm - Begonia St, Florala - police call 5:24 pm - Eighth Ave, Florala -information 8:37 pm - Smyrna Rd, Florala - police call 11:04 pm - Seventh Ave, Florala police call AUGUST 24 1:19 am - Seventh Ave, Florala - police call 8:25 am -AL Hwy 54, Florala - police call 1 ;08 pm - Central Ave, Florala - police call AUGUST 25 9:00 am - Old Farm Rd, Florala - EMS call 9:40 am - Seventh Ave, Florala - police call 9:49 am - Apartment Dr, Florala - police call 10:17 am - Cherokee Ave, Lockhart- EMS call 10:37 am -AL Hwy 55 & North Creek Rd, FIo- rala - police call 12:08 pm - Eighth St, Florala - police call 1:39 - Fifth St, Florala - 911 hangup 2:33 pm - Eighth Ave, Florala - EMS call 2:30 pm - Sixth Ave, Florala - EMS call 3:34 - Smyrna Rd, FIo- rala - police call 5:22 pm Johnsons Quarters Rd, Florala - EMS call AUGUST 28 12:40 am - Fifth Ave, Florala - police call 8:12 am - Cherokee Ave, Lockhart- EMS call 11:17 am - Central Ave, Florala - police call 11:43 am - Sixth St, Florala -police call 1:44 pm Fifth Ave, Florala - police call 3:02 pm - AL Hwy 55, Lockhart - police call 5:20 pm - Cherokee Ave, Florala - EMS call 6:06 pm - Goldenrod Ave, Florala - fire call 6:07 pm - Apartment Dr, Florala - police call 7:12 pm - AL Hwy 54, Florala - police call 7:28 pm - Johnson Quarters Rd, Florala - EMS call 816 pm - Smyrna Rd, Florala -police call 8:38 pm - Peachtree St, Paxton - police call 10:09 pm - Florida Ave, Florala - police call ! lthmark Matters Expanded health care access for veterans by Ron Kelley President Donald Trump just signed a bill to extend a program that lets veterans seek medical care in the private sector. The bill seeks to "Give all veter- ans who are eligible to receive care at the De- partment of Veteran's Affairs (VA) the option of seeking care outside of the VA from a corn- munity care provider that best meets their needs." The $3.9 billion fund- ing deal for the VA will extend the Veterans r Healthmark C|lnlC Healthmark Walk-In Clinic accepts Trl-Care Medicare Medicaid and most major insurance plans Dr. Mark Hash Internal Medicine Dr. Tom Roberts Family Practice :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Healthmark Walk-In Clinic is open Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 8 am - Noon Dr. Ed Tenewitz General Surgery Dr. Scott I-Iaufe Pain Management Veterans We Care serving for Veterans Williams You! Nurse Practitioner .:::+::::::: Affordable, quality health care is available right here at home. We offer CT Scans, UltraSound, MRI and Lab Services, too. Call or stop by today for your next appointment. HEALTHMARK WALK-IN CLINIC 4413 U.S. Hwy. 331 South DeFuniak Springs, Florida (850) 951-4556 Choice Program, al- low the VA to open 28 new clinics, and imple- ment new VA hiring programs. The bill, supported by Demo- crats and Republicans, provides $2.1 billion to the Choice program and invests $1.8 billion into hiring health-care pro- viders and leasing new clinics. Previous restrictions on how far away a vet- eran lives from a VA medical center or the amount of time they have to wait for an ap- pointment have been eliminated by the new legislation. Veterans can now consider any available health care option to ensure they receive the earliest and best care. The new law also calls for changes designed to speed up VA payments and promote greater sharing of med- ical records. VA Secretary David Shulkin first warned Congress about a fund- ing shortage in the Choice program back in June. He attribut- ed the shortfall to the program's increased popularity. Earlier this month, Shulkin said the VA has scheduled 15 million appointments through its Veterans Choice program since January. The $2.1 bil- lion is expected to keep it going for the next six months. During that time, Congress, the VA and many veteran service organizations will be working on new VA health care reform measures, including how veterans will re- ceive health care in the private sector going for- ward. population. "Health- mark Regional in De- Funiak Springs is uniquely situated to be able to provide quality health care services for those who find it dif- ficult to travel to Oka- loosa or Escambia," said Beard. "We have the physicians, staff and latest equipment needed to provide excel- lent care for our veter- an population, without long drives or excessive waiting. In fact, many of our physicians and staff are veterans." Beard nOted that Healthmark :: already treats some local and area veterans and this latest expansion of the program by Pres. Trump and Congress could HealthmarkRegional greatly benefit other Medical Center Chief veterans throughout the Operations Officer Ger- region. "Our veterans ald Beard noted that deserve quality health Walton County and care close to home agd the entire region has that's what we provide," a large, aging veteran said Beard. I The Alabama Historical Association approved W.S. Harlan School's application for an historical marker, which will address the impact Jackson Lumber Company's manager W.S. Harlan had on the commu- nity and the school. The grammar school building at W. S. Harlan School is also the oldest schoolhouse in Covington County still func- tioning as a school. The school's fund-raising efforts to raise the money needed to pur- chase and install this marker have been met thanks to support and encouragement from people who love W.S. Harlan School. The histori- cal marker has been ordered. The unveiling of the marker will be an- nounced at a future date when the installation is complete. Special thanks to the following donors: Representative Mike Jones, Covington County Commission, .Tony HolmeS, Mr. and Mrs. R. Terry Holley, Sharon Dye, Jed Blackwell, odney Rudd, Kathryn Fortenber- ry, Suzi Wagner Smith, Samantha McDaniel, Deloris Manning Duke, Betty Spader, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Edward Helms and Richard Cannon.