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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017" PAGE 5 Sign-ups are under- invite you to join them Join in this uplift- provide research fund- way for the 6th Annual to help raise awareness ing event to raise A1-ing to discover effective Lower Alabama Walk to and donate to help endzheimer's awareness, treatments, preventa- End Alzheimer's event theAlzheimer's epidem-Check out the "Lower tive strategies and gold- scheduled for Saturday, ic sweeping our Nation. Alabama Walk to End standard care for all September 23, 2017 at Alzheimer's" Page on people affected by this Frank Jackson State Alzheimer's disease Facebook to donate anddisease. Park in Opp, AL! is the 6th-leading cause sign-up for the Walk Participants walk The 2017Walkto End of death in the Unitedon September 23. Visitfor a future without Al- Alzheimer's is being States and the only for all zheimer's. Join them on meticulously planned cause of death among the details and links September 23 at Frank by community members the top 10 in the Unit- to each and every way Jackson State Park in who know firsthand the ed States that cannot that each and every in- Opp, as they join to- devastation of this in- be prevented, cured, or dividual can help thisgether in the common curable disease - and even slowed, cause - to donate to goal to help ENDALZ[ bor Day The beginning of this holiday goes back before 1800, being signed into law June 23, 1894. Com- paring working conditions in those years with today puts a different light on what labor is, or was. In that period ninety-three percent of labor was done by mule-power, or man-power by hand, as compared with today's mechanisms. The peo- ple that came up during that period, particularly including the Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's know what it was like. It is fitting on this Labor Day of 2017 to honor the memories of the family who probably did the most for this poverty stricken area during this pe- riod. The Seymour Gitenstein family. Many, many poor families were fed and clothed by wages earned in the sewing factory. Daddy scratched a living out of a poor dirt farm while Mama and Sisters toiled in the shirt factory to bring in a few dollars for food and clothing. (Salt pork, corn meal, overalls, and flour sack dresses). This is a poem in honor and recognition of those hundreds of sewing factory girls who worked at Franklin-Ferguson Shirt Factory. Recognize your- self in this. The Life of a Shirt Factory girl (author unknown) "You're a shirt factory girl," said an old friend ~f mine, "Why, I thought you'd do more with your life." "I did," I replied, "tho the factory's my job, I'm a mother, grandmother and wife." But don't you downgrade all us shirt factory girls, Florala is a shirt factory town. That shirt factory kept this place going at times when the sawmills were all closing down. Sure, the work's hard and the factory gets hot, We get covered with dust and grime, but there's hardly a family around here for miles hasn't needed that factory sometimes. Some girls just work there till they find something else, some till they're a mother or wife, some work till they pay off the house or the car, and others are in there for life. It's good honest work and if you're real fast, you can earn fifty dollars a day. Why, I know some girls keeping families right now on nothing but shirt factory pay! Our work is just as important to life as anyone's job anywhere. How would all those high class professionals look without any clothing to wear? We buy things and sells things and donate for gifts; For sickness, death, marriage, or birth. Just search the world over, you won't find a group of more generous women on earth! We laugh and tell jokes, we fight and complain, and sometimes we may even cuss, but we are all proud to be sewing factory girls, so don't bother to look down on us. Now they're phasing us out after fifty-nine years, it feels like the end of the world. We'll never forget all the good friends we made while we were all shirt factory girls. In my heart I am sure when the Lord judges us we won't be condemned to the fire. Oh no! He will need all us shirt factory girls to make robes for the heavenly choir!! Thank you Seymour and Anna. Florala remembers attd appreciates you! "t'. FROM PAGE 4 were women and people outposts. In addition, are treated equally. We there are at least 300 may kill more and have Afghan National Army more control in the na- and Afghan National tion of Afghanistan but Army and Afghan Na- tional Police bases, there seems to be a root most of them built, of evil that will never be maintained or support- eliminated, ed by the United States. Sadly people in Iraq, So do the math and you Afghanistan and other can see why somebody Middle Eastern nations in America has to work have fought among just to keep these mega themselves for centu- money drainers operat- ries. While we don't ing. Now you know why want Afghanistan to you can't have your full be wide open for terror Social Security retire- cells to once again top- ment check at 65. Your money is going else- ple and control towns, where and will be for a just how long will we long time-probably for- stay to fight this enemy? ever. While I like President Will our war in Af- Trump's vision to elimi- ghanistan ever end? The end is not in sight. - Glenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist and author. He is read in all fifty states. Con- tact him at GMollette@ nate all the bad guys and then we will get out of the country. I person- ally don't see it happen- ing. Because as soon as we leave the terrorists who have been hiding out somewhere else will return and we will back in Afghanistan again. This means for the rest of our hves we will work in America to pay taxes to maintain military bases in Afghanistan so we can keep several thousand troops pres- ent and ship more sol- diers there quickly as the tide of violence re- turns. By the way, just a medium size military base costs about $1.553 billion to operate a year. A small base costs about $828 million more or less to operate each year. One spokesman for the U.S.-led Inter- national Security Assis- tance Force says there are nearly 400 U.S. and coalition bases in Afghanistan including camps, forward operat- ing bases, and combat HEY, LOOK WHO'S TURNING SIXTY! Happy Birthday Randy on August 30th! And congratulations for being pastor at Smyrna Baptist Church for 20 years! We Love You/ Cathy, Haylee, C.J Robert, Amy, Michael & Mama ::::::::::::::::::::: :: : .:.:.:.:+:.:~:,:+~:~::+: :.:.::. : iii!~iiii~ii i [ i 71/i O new Ith Clinic! Healthcare right here close to home! We are proud to offer the new Florala Health Clinic, a department of Andalusia Health. Many sicknesses and injuries require immediate attention, but not every case is serious enough for a visit to the ER. Whether it's the flu, infections, minor illnesses, sprains, cuts or burns, the new Florala Health Clinic will get you the care you need to feel better quickly: Our staffcan provide you quick, comfortable, convenient medical attention without an appointment. Our staff can provide you quick, comfortable, convenient medical attention. We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Gregory Turne will be joining the Florala Health Clinic and accepting appointments. Choose the Florala Health Clinic for" Minor cuts, burns and flu symptoms wounds Persistent fevers Minor eye injuries and Upset stomach infections Other non-life threatening Severe cold and but urgent needs Call 334-574-0027 I Walk-ins welcome! A department of Andalusia Health 24245 5th Ave. I Florala, AL 36442 7[: . ~, This fadl'.rty and its alfiliates corn ply with applicable Federal civil rig hts l;*ws and does not dis~iminate on the basis d race, color, national origi n, age, disability, or sex. ATENClON: si habla espafiol, tiene a su disposici6n senticios gratuitos de asistencia lingfiistica. Llame a1334-222-8466. (]YY: 1-334-222-6908). II ~ ~ a. i- :? $ ,-~:~~ ~ ,'~,~P (~-III',~,~I]E~o ~ 1-334-222-8466o